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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 1st in Australia and 10th 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 22nd in the world, and 31st in Economics and Econometrics worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings
  • AGSM @ UNSW Business School online MBA program ranks 1st in Australia and 8th worldwide, with its full-time MBA program consistently appearing in the Top 100 worldwide in The Financial Times (UK) Rankings 2018
  • No.1 for excellence in teaching and learning* - Australian Federal Government
  • In the Australian Federal Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015, UNSW received the highest possible scores in the major fields of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment, Economics, and Business and Management.
  • Ranked 1st internationally in Auditing research, 6th in Management Accounting and 4th overall. (World of Accounting research, Brigham Young University 2017)
  • UNSW was ranked 45th worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings
  • In 2012, UNSW was the first to be awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating and in 2018 we received it for teaching, research, employability, facilities and innovation.
  • 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 2017 UNSW received $56.2 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
  • 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 5th in Australia for graduate employability by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017.

*DEST Learning and Teaching Performance

Global partnerships

  • A 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

  • UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian startup founders.
  • UNSW ranked 3rd in Australia and 28th in the world for employability in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
  • 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 – beating the national average of 75%
  • UNSW has educated five of the top 25 young rich listers in Australia, 2 of whom graduated from the Business School – BRW Young Rich List 2017.
  • In 2016, Spear's WealthInsight research showed that UNSW boasted more millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia.


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