Fast Facts

We believe that while asking 'why' may lead to knowledge, asking 'why not' leads to innovation and future focused thinking.

We are committed to creating the next generation of business thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs, who will set the agenda on the global business stage.

We create inspirational learning opportunities to prepare and build brilliant careers and are a regionally engaged, high impact and academically rigorous business school that enhances practice through innovative research.

Through active engagement with industry, we influence and impact people, organisations and communities. Our engagement, research and programs in the Asia Pacific, provides opportunities across the world’s fastest growing economic market.

We empower our business school community to leverage the extensive and influential global alumni network and encourage our students, staff, alumni and partners to ask 'why not', because this is the question successful leaders ask to propel them to greatness.

UNSW Business School - Where great minds do business.

At a glance

We have 16,013 current students

As of May 2018

Top 10 countries as per citizenship

  1. Australia
  2. China
  3. Malaysia
  4. India
  5. Indonesia
  1. Hong Kong
  2. Vietnam
  3. Singapore
  4. New Zealand
  5. Pakistan

We have 430 staff members

As of July 2018

Our rankings speak for themselves


  • 1st in Australia and 10th worldwide for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • 1st in Australia and 16th worldwide for Finance (ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • 1st in Australia for Management (ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • 2nd in Australia and 22nd worldwide for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management (ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics and Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject)


  • Ranked 1st worldwide in Auditing Research and 4th overall in Accounting Research, with no other Australian institution being represented in the Top 20 institutions overall. (World of Accounting research, Brigham Young University)
  • Number 1 online MBA program in Australia and number 8 worldwide Financial Times (UK) Online MBA Ranking 2017
  • One of Top 45 institutions named in the Global Elite Quadrant of the QS Global 250 Business Schools 2017 (for Full-Time AGSM MBA).


  • No.1 for excellence in teaching and learning* Australian Federal Government
  • Our Bachelor of Commerce has the highest Australian high school entry score for a business undergraduate program in Australia.
  • UNSW rated above world standards in all our major business disciplines in the Australian Federal Government's 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, and received the highest possible ratings in Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment Business and Management, Economic theory, Applied Economics, Econometrics, and Information Systems.
  • Number 1 full-time MBA program in Australia Financial Times (UK) 2007- 2014
  • Number 1 part-time MBA Executive program in Australia AFR Boss MBA Rankings 2011-12

* According to information recorded in database.

Top 50 ranking

Top 50 ranking

UNSW Sydney is ranked #45 in the world, with UNSW Sydney Business School subject Finance and Accounting ranked #1 in Australia and #10 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2017/2018)



Ranked 1st in Australia and 10th worldwide for Accounting and Finance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Ranked 1st internationally in Auditing research, 6th in Management Accounting, and 4th overall in 2017 World of Accounting Research by Brigham Young University 2017.



According to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016/17, 84% of our students found full-time employment within 4 months of graduating – the national average is 75%.

We ranked 3rd in Australia and 28th in the world for employability in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Leading Innovation

Leading Innovation

UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry, and in 2017 we received $56.2 million in Australia Research Council (ARC) funding.

More Entrepreneurs in Australia

More Entrepreneurs in Australia

UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian start-up founders.

More Millionaires

More Millionaires

UNSW has educated five of the top 25 young rich listers in Australia (BRW Young Rich List 2017) and research conducted in 2016 by Spear’s WealthInsight showed we produce more millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia.

Our programs

Undergraduate programs

  • 5 Single degrees
  • 20 Dual degrees
  • 11 Honours Programs
  • 4 Co-op Programs

Postgraduate programs

  • 22 Degrees
  • 11 Pathway Programs

Research programs

  • 8 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 1 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

AGSM programs

  • MBA
  • MBA (Executive)
  • MBAX (Technology, Change, and Social Impact)
  • Graduate Certificate of Change Management (GCCM)
  • A full suite of AGSM Short Courses

Disciplinary Schools and AGSM @ UNSW Business School

Our Business School hosts 8 disciplinary schools and AGSM @ UNSW Business School. They are:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economics
  • Information Systems & Technology Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk & Actuarial Studies
  • Taxation and Business Law

AGSM @ UNSW Business School

As Australia’s leading graduate school of management, AGSM @ UNSW Business School attracts visioneers who aren’t afraid to dream big, think imaginatively and put ideas into action. At AGSM @ UNSW Business School, we believe in helping great people achieve great things.

Accreditation and Memberships

The UNSW Business School is involved in international accreditation initiatives that enhance the quality of our educational activities, provide an assurance of quality for our stakeholders, and grow our global brand and reputation. Read more

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BusinessThink is the school's online business journal. It is a platform for research findings, analysis and opinion, delivering engaging articles by professional writers, video interviews and podcasts to bring you the latest from the UNSW Business School

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Insights from a leading Business School

BusinessThink is our free online business publication.

It translates ground breaking research from top UNSW business thinkers into accessible business insights.

BusinessThink speaks to people who believe business research is important for keeping ahead of the game.

Its subscriber base of more than 56,000 include CEO’s and other business leaders, UNSW and Business School alumni, MBA students, aspiring executives, professional associations and senior government officials.

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Industry Links

Strong industry links and supporters

We have awarded 241 scholarships valued at $6,849,465 in 2018

66 Students have received prizes in 2018 value at $58,698

Business Advisory Council

45 members comprising of Chief Executives, Chairpersons and Company Directors

As of July 2018



As of May 2018

* According to information recorded in database.

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