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One benefit of studying at an internationally renowned university is that your degree is respected and valued across the globe. Another is the networks that you will establish with leading academics and researchers, global alumni and the brightest peers who you will call your classmates.

UNSW is a member of Universitas 21, an active network of internationally competitive, research-intensive universities. The University is also proud to be a member of the Group of Eight, which represents the top eight universities in Australia.

The UNSW Business School programs are EQUIS and AACSB accredited which puts us in an elite group of the world’s leading business school. These accreditations represent the highest standard of achievement for any business school worldwide.

We’ve designed our programs with you in mind: your strengths, interest and career aspirations. Our rigorous curriculum focuses on the latest developments and trends in global business. As future leaders need to challenge the status quo, we’ll expose you to ideas beyond the traditional curriculum. Find out how we’re rethinking the classroom at the Business School.

The Business School and UNSW rankings

  • Ranked 11th in the world for Accounting and Finance. In Business and Management, UNSW Business School (which includes the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)) was ranked 23rd in the world, and 32 in Economics and Econometrics in the world under the 2017 QS World University Rankings.
  • No.1 for excellence in teaching and learning* - Australian Federal Government
  • In the Australian Federal Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012, UNSW ranked well above world standard by receiving the highest possible scores in the major fields of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment, Business and Management, and Marketing in 2012. We also scored equal 2nd (ERA) in Economics with highest possible score in the fields of research of Econometrics.
  • Ranked equal 1st internationally in Auditing research, 9th in Management Accounting and 12th overall with no other Australian institution being represented in the Top 20 institutions overall. (World of Accounting research, Brigham Young University) 2013
  • UNSW was ranked 46 worldwide in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings
  • UNSW is the first university in the world to be awarded a five star plus rating by QS Intelligence Unit in 2012 and again in 2013.
  • UNSW scored the maximum five-star rating in all categories—research, employability, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation and specialisation
  • UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry, reflecting its focus on real-world research and innovative research partnerships. In 2013 UNSW received $13.2 million in Linkage Project grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the highest level of funding in the state and the second highest in the state and the second highest in the country.
  • UNSW Business School received 5 Palmes of Excellence – Universal Business School with Strong Global Influence in the Eduniversal Business School Ranking 2017.
  • UNSW Business School was ranked 9 in Australia for graduate employability by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016

*DEST Learning and Teaching Performance

AGSM MBA program rankings

  • Number 1 online MBA program in Australia and number 4 globally, The Financial Times (UK) Online MBA Ranking 2017
  • Top 100 full-time MBA program in the world, Financial Times (UK) 2007-2017
  • Number 1 full-time MBA program in Australia, Forbes Magazine 2015
  • Number 11 Non-US full-time MBA program worldwide, Forbes Magazine 2015

Global partnerships

  • Partnership between UNSW and SJTU to provide reciprocal exchange places for a combined total of 40 students every year from each institution over a period of five years to capture new opportunities for students interested in pursuing studies in China

Graduate employability

  • The latest Australian Graduate Survey (2012) shows that UNSW has educated more CEOs of Australia’s top 50 companies than any other university, and our graduates also enjoy the highest employment rates amongst Australia’s top universities
  • UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university - research by CrunchBase (2013)
  • UNSW boasts the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia according to research by Spear's WealthInsight (2014)

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