Rankings & reputation

After a long day walking around Manhattan, I decided that my last stop from this trip would be the World Trade Center Observatory. The view was amazing and THAT light, gosh, that light was a like a fresh breeze of inspiration. I sat in a corner, with my camera, and just observed the light interacting with people walking by for a few minutes. Pretty good spot to get by.

Successful leaders start here 

UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific and has a reputation for innovation, research excellence and teaching. At the heart of our excellent reputation is our outstanding academics, researchers and bright students. As a result, UNSW Business School has prestigious accreditations, elite memberships, significant funding from government and industry and consistently high rankings for research within Australia and worldwide. 

Our rankings

UNSW is consistently placed within the top 50 world rankings and rank 44th in the 2021 QS Global University Rankings. UNSW Business School has the #1 online MBA program in the country, while the Australian Research Council's latest assessment found that our business research "well above world standard" in fields of Economics and Commerce. 

2021 rankings

  • 1st in Australia for Finance (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • 1st in Australia for Management (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • 2nd in Australia and 19th worldwide for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • 2nd in Australia and 40th worldwide for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics, and in the Top 100 worldwide for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject)

2020 rankings

  • 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies (UNL Global Research Rankings of Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance) 
  • 1st in Australia and 15th worldwide for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject) 
  • 2nd in Australia and 34th worldwide for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject) 
  • 4th worldwide for MBAX, AGSM's online MBA (QS Online MBA Rankings) 
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for MBA Executive Program from AGSM (Financial Times Executive Education Global Rankings) 
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics, and in the Top 100 worldwide for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject) 
  • Ranked within the Top 50 worldwide for MBA from AGSM (QS Global MBA Rankings, QS Global Executive MBA Rankings) 

Our graduate employability

The 2021 AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Award named UNSW as having the Most Employable Students, with 30 UNSW Business School students making the list.

The 2020 QS World University Rankings placed UNSW third in Australia and 27th worldwide for graduate employability. The 2020 QILT survey showed that our graduates are more likely to gain full-time employment and earn a higher wage than students from most Australian universities.

Our memberships 

Memberships provide our academics and students access to the benefits of sharing information with the world’s top universities. UNSW is a member of Universitas 21, a 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 is the only Australian university representative in the Global Network for Advanced Management, alongside higher education institutions like Yale in the United States, Fudan in China and INSEAD from France. 

Our accreditations 

Accreditations come from strict quality audits and establish the standard of education we provide. UNSW Business School programs are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, which puts us in an elite group of the world's leading business schools. These accreditations represent the highest standard of achievement for any business school worldwide. International students should also know that TEQSA trusts and authorises us to self-accredit our programs and courses.