Dean's List for Academic Excellence

UNSW Business School Dean’s List for Academic Excellence was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of its students.





Undergraduate

Undergraduate students who achieve outstanding Academic Excellence and are in the top 3% of their single or double degrees are eligible to receive the Dean’s List Award. This award is based on Academic performance from the previous calendar year. 

Recipients of the Dean’s List Award are presented with a certificate, an entry is recorded on their academic transcript and their names published on the UNSW Business School website.

Eligibility

The Award is only available to students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 units of credit (UOC) of Business School courses in the previous calendar year (industrial training/experience and exchange courses are not counted as completed units of credit). The Award is not available to students for their honours year.

Selection

Selection is based on a student’s WAM across Business School courses completed in the previous calendar year. Awards will be granted for the following stages (stages are based on UOC for all courses, not just Business School courses):

  • Stage 1: 0-48 UOC completed 
  • Stage 2: 49-96 UOC completed 
  • Stage 3: >96 UOC completed 

As the top 3% of students are selected, the cut-off WAM may vary from year to year and from stage to stage. Students may only receive a Dean's List Award once for each Stage.

Note

The recipient list for the 2019 Dean’s List Awards will not be accessible before 1 March 2020. Students are strongly encouraged to arrange for credit transfer applications as soon as possible. Students are advised to apply for transfer of grades from cross-institutional study and/or exchange by 31 December 2019. Late grades may affect your eligibility for inclusion on the Dean’s List.

Please email us if you have any undergraduate Dean’s List criteria or qualification enquiries, or for questions regarding the Dean’s List ceremony, please email the event department.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate students who achieve outstanding Academic Excellence in their Master’s programs are eligible to receive the Dean’s List Award. This Award recognises the top student in each individually coded Master’s program or specialisation, who is eligible to graduate, based upon overall performance (WAM).

Recipients of the Dean’s List Award are presented with a certificate, an entry is recorded on their academic transcript and their names published on the UNSW Business School website.

Please see here for previous years' recipients.

Eligibility

The Award is available only to students enrolled in Masters Programs, who have successfully completed all program requirements and are eligible for graduation. Students must also qualify to graduate ‘with Excellence’.

The award is not available to students enrolled in Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas.

Selection

The top student from each program or specialisation who satisfies the eligible criteria will receive the Dean’s List Award. This list is determined by specific criteria, as outlined above.

Note

Students are only eligible to receive a postgraduate Dean’s List Award once during their UNSW Business School postgraduate program. AGSM hosts it’s own awards therefore AGSM students are not eligible to be considered for the UNSW Business School awards. You can find out more about AGSM awards here.

Please email us if you have any postgraduate Dean’s List criteria or qualification enquiries, or for questions regarding the Dean’s List ceremony, please email the event department.