About us

About us

Welcome from the Associate Dean (Research), Elizabeth Carson.

Elizabeth Carson
Welcome to the UNSW Business School, a place where our community of researchers work together to deliver high quality, high impact research that is both rigorous and relevant to our stakeholders in industry, government and academia.

Together our research is rated externally at the highest level of quality (5: "Well above world standard") in both Field of Research 14 (Economics) and 15 (Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services - which includes Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Finance and Management) as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia conducted in 2015 by the Australian Research Council and we host the only Centre of Excellence in the Business area, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) which was awarded $27.25m to support its endeavours over the period 2017-2024.

As part of our Strategy 2020 focus on high impact research, we have identified four world-leading strengths and four emerging strengths for our research in business and economics:

Beyond these specific areas of strength, our academic researchers also have considerable expertise in many other fields, including behavioural management accounting, corporate finance, organisational behaviour, human resource management processes, marketing science, taxation administration, and macroeconomics.

We are closely engaged with government and industry and have been awarded the largest number of ARC Linkage grants within Business disciplines in Australia over the past five years. Our partners on these grants include CorVal Partners Limited, Netspar, AMP, Booz and Company, APG, GE Capital Finance Australasia Pty Ltd, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

Last but not least, our research students receive world-class training from our academics and have gone on to work in academia, government, and industry. Some notable recent placements of PhD students to academic positions include the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Australian National University, Otago University, Durham University, Maastricht University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Sun Yat-sen University. Placements of PhD students in industry and government positions include Commerzbank AG, Kaggle, HSBC, Ernst & Young, Commonwealth Bank, AMP, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree in the Business School, please contact business.researchdegree@unsw.edu.au.

If you are interested in research collaboration with our academics, please contact business.research@unsw.edu.au.

For media enquiries related to our research, please contact Julian Lorkin at j.lorkin@unsw.edu.au.

Please take a look at more information about our research strengths, research grants and performance, and research partnerships on this website. We also have information for current and prospective research students and on the resources available to support researchers at the UNSW Business School.

Professor Elizabeth Carson
Associate Dean (Research), UNSW Business School

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