Browse our FAQs to find out more about applications and admissions, enrolment, Career Accelerator, credit transfers, program transfers and much more. 

Application and Admissions

If you’re 20 years of age or older on 1 March of each calendar year, you are considered a mature aged student. To be considered for entry into our business degree, you will be assessed on the basis of your academic qualifications:

  • Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. ATAR, OP rank)
  • A recognised TAFE or Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) diploma or advanced diploma

OR

  • An incomplete university degree
  • A recognised university preparation program
  • Other recognised qualifications

If you don’t have the required academic qualifications for admission, visit the UNSW Future Students website to find out what other options are available to you.

Professionals with more than 5 years of work experience but no bachelor degree may be eligible for our Graduate Certificate in Commerce.​​

​​​Entry into our undergraduate business degrees is competitive. If you haven’t met the entry cut-off, you might want to consider studying a different undergraduate degree (either at UNSW or another university), achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer.

If you did not have the required academic qualifications for admission, visit the UNSW Future Students website to find out what other options are available to you.
 

As our undergraduate business degrees have high entry ATAR cut-offs, a TAFE Certificate IV/Diploma is not competitive for entry in our business degrees.

Yes. As long as your overall grades are sufficiently high (usually a distinction grade) to meet the entry ATAR cut-offs, you may be eligible for entry into our undergraduate business degrees. Unfortunately, we do not recognise the units of study completed for transfer credits. So, even if you gain entry into our business degree, you would have to start from Year 1.

Yes, but we only recognise approved university foundation programs that serve as pathways into relevant university programs at a Group of Eight (Go8) university. Download a list of Go8 approved foundation programs recognised by UNSW, and indicative grades required of international applicants.

Yes. As long as your TAFE Advanced Diploma is graded, and is sufficiently high (usually a distinction grade) to meet the entry ATAR cut-offs, you may be eligible for entry into our undergraduate business degrees. Unfortunately, we do not recognise the units of study completed at TAFE for transfer credits. So, even if you gain entry into our business degree, you would have to start from Year 1.

If you’ve received an offer for one business degree and wish to change to a different business degree, please check that you meet the entry requirements of the new degree before lodging a request (including your UNSW student ID number) to our Admissions Office. Note that a change of offer from one degree to another is considered a re-assessment or a new application, and may require an approximate time of 1-2 weeks for processing. If successful, you will be emailed a new offer.

Program Deferral: You can defer your offer through the myUNSW Accept Online process. Follow the instructions for accepting your offer – Deferment is one of the options in “Accept Online”.

When you request deferment online, you can save or print the screen for your records. Once your deferment has been processed by Admissions Office you will be emailed a Deferment Confirmation letter with information on how to take up your deferred place in a future term. 

If you haven't received your Deferment Confirmation letter within two weeks of deferring your offer, call the UNSW Admissions Office on +61 (2) 9385 3656 or make an online enquiry.

ATAR requirements change from year to year. The current entry ATAR cut-off should give you an idea of what sort of ATAR you will need in order to gain entry to our business degrees.

If you’ve submitted your online application and wish to upload supporting documentation, you can do so via myUNSW (and not via Apply Online). You will need your UNSW ID and UniPass to log into my UNSW. If you have not created a UniPass, visit theUNSW Identity Manager (IDM) and follow the setup instructions.

Career Accelerator

​Yes, we have partnered with Industry to offer students the unique opportunity to put their skills and knowledge into practice and gain real business experience. 

If you do not currently meet minimum requirements for these courses, you should consider completing a virtual placement (or two) with InsideSherpa.

​The people you meet during your time at university can play a profound role in positively shaping your career.

Here are some ways to connect with like-minded and influential people throughout your time at the UNSW Business School:

  • Business Connect – allows you to start practicing your networking skills and building your professional network onsite at an industry partner’s office. 
  • Industry Insights – are lunchtime workshops sessions delivered by employers and industry professionals right here on campus
  • Business Case Competitions – an opportunity to compete in highly regarding local and international case competitions 

The COMM3020 Global Business Practicum is an experiential and intensive for-credit course for UG students. It provides students the unique opportunity to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills through studying and working in a specified location overseas, usually in Asia.

Business Immersion China - The UNSW Business School is offering Business School students the chance to undertake intensive study at the Antai Global Summer School at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the most reputable universities in Asia.

Career Accelerator also offers a range of Social Entrepreneurship Practicums in various international  locations for both UG and PG students. Please check our website and newsletters for most up to date information.

​Learn how to analyse, manipulate and present data in Excel. Once you have developed your skills, prove it by gaining a globally recognised Microsoft Office Specialist digital badge for free on campus. 

​Career Accelerator provides a range of fantastic extracurricular and not-for-credit opportunities to help students develop their career skills.  

Career Accelerators also offers a range of Networking and Mentoring opportunities.

​The UNSW Business School in collaboration with the Social Impact Hub and Centre for Social Impact offers a range of courses for both UG and PG students. 

The Social Entrepreneurship practicums are designed to integrate theory with experiential practice and involve authentic engagement with partner organisations. It enables students to develop professional skills while working in a team on a real social entrepreneurship project.

Students may work with industry, social enterprises, not-for-profits and foundations to develop and conduct a variety of applied projects in different areas of social entrepreneurship both locally and overseas. 

Students can also participate in not-for-credit programs such as the Global Consulting Group (GCG), a pro bono consulting firm that brings together not-for profits, consulting professionals and students to create a real impact on social issues around the world. GCG provides students an opportunity to use their academic knowledge and skills on extracurricular real-life projects with industry professionals helping build leadership, problem solving and communication skills.

​Career Accelerator offers a range of mentoring opportunities to students including online and structured programs.

These mentoring programs are designed to help prepare you for a successful career. You can be mentored by UNSW Alumni or AGSM MBA student – they have been in your position and know what it takes to succeed. Participating in a mentoring program will boost your confidence, help grow your professional network, develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as build upon your business acumen.

​Each July, UNSW Business School students have the chance to undertake intensive study at the Antai Global Summer School at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the most reputable universities in Asia. 

The Business Immersion China course combines a blend of business, culture and Chinese language classes. It includes company visits and excursions to sights of cultural importance around Shanghai. Students participating will receive 6 Units of Credit towards their degree. The will be considered a Level 1 Business elective.

Students can also undertake COMM3020 Global Business Practicum in Shanghai or Hong Kong. COMM3020 offers students the opportunity to work in a small cross-disciplinary consulting team on a genuine business issue of a client organisation. Students will also attend masterclasses by local industry leaders, government officials and academic experts and learn about the local culture through fieldtrips to important cultural landmarks.

​Students have the opportunity to undertake a range of for-credit and not-for-credit consulting projects. 

In small teams, students will have an opportunity to address real-world business projects, meet with the project client, be mentored by industry professionals, enhance their business capabilities, build career skills and expand their professional network.
 
COMM2233 Industry Consulting Project is a for-credit course offered to UG students. You will work in a small student team to address a real-life business problem for an industry partner culminating in a pitch day. You will undertake a combination of company visits, lectures at UNSW and mentoring which will allow you to put theory into practice and help solve a real issue.

Global Consulting Group (GCG) is a pro bono consulting firm that brings together not-for profits, consulting professionals and students to create a real impact on social issues around the world. 
GCG provides students an opportunity to use their academic knowledge and skills on extracurricular real-life projects with industry professionals helping build leadership, problem solving and communication skills.

Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) is a two-week extracurricular program open to all UNSW Business School students run in conjunction with Study NSW and Practera. Students will work on a market research or analysis project for an NSW exporter or trade professional. Student teams can meet in person to work on their project or are able to collaborate entirely online via the digital gamified project learning app.

Global Scope is a three-week extracurricular program open to all UNSW Business School students run in conjunction with Study NSW and Practera. Students are offered the opportunity to consult on a real-world business problem or project for an NSW Government agency, NGO or private enterprise. 

Career Accelerator is a suite of opportunities available to all UNSW Business School students to help build career skills. 

Sharpen your career skills with UNSW Business School’s for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities such as Internships, Consultancy Projects, Social Entrepreneurship Practicums, Global Practicums, Mentoring, Networking, Virtual Internships and extra-curricular real business experience.

Students must first complete CA: Essentials modules to access these fantastic opportunities.

If you are not eligible for a for-credit placement or do not have space in your degree, students have the opportunity to undertake a virtual internship. 

InsideSherpa is a platform open to all students, regardless of degree, experience or location. It provides students the opportunity to undertake a virtual internship and experience working at some of the world’s top firms including KPMG and Grant Thornton.

Career Accelerator is a suite of opportunities that equips students with skills, experience, and connection to industry and the UNSW alumni community to accelerate their career.

To unlock access to mentoring programs, networking events and placement opportunities, students must first complete online CA: Essentials modules.

Credit Transfer

Undergraduate students who have transferred from another university are eligible to apply for a credit transfer based on their prior completed courses. To apply for a credit transfer please first review the credit transfer guide to see what courses have already been approved from your prior university. Once reviewed submit your application via the Business School Online Forms page using the “Apply for undergraduate Credit Transfer (Advanced Standing)”. Please ensure you upload an official copy of your Academic Transcript (an unofficial statement will not be accepted) as well as the course outlines for the courses that have not previously been assessed so an assessment can be made.

Once an assessment has been made you will be notified by email with the results of your assessment and the credits that have been awarded. The credits will appear on your academic statement on your myUNSW profile.

Note: UNSW Business School will only assess credit that have been completed in an Australian equivalent Bachelor degree program. Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are not deemed as being Bachelor equivalent level.

Undergraduate students can apply to remove a transferred credit at at any stage during your degree as long as the course has not been used as prerequisite for any other enrolled courses. You will need to provide reasons for your request and if your request is approved, you cannot have the courses reinstated under any circumstances. 

Remove my exemptions

Applies To: Undergraduate

Enrolment

Typically, students are not permitted to enrol into a course without first completing its prerequisite. However, if you feel there are special circumstances, such as having completed the prerequisite on exchange, relevant knowledge gained through work experience and/or professional accreditation, then you may submit a “No prerequisite request” online form via the Business School Online forms page. If permission is granted a waiver will be added to your account for the term in which you are seeking approval for and you will be able to enrol yourself into your desired course.

Please note: permission is granted on a case-by-case basis and the Business School Student Centre reserves the right to veto all approvals. 

No special consideration will be granted due to poor performance.

Request to Enrol Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

If you are unable to click the "Update Your Enrolment" link on your myUNSW, it may be because you haven't completed your offer acceptance. 
Please click the “My Application” tab and proceed to accept your offer again by filling out Part 1 and Part 2 of your offer acceptance. 
Once you have finalised this, please click the “Update Your Enrolment” link again and commence your enrolment.

You are not permitted to remain in a course for which you have failed the prerequisite unless you have written permission from the appropriate course authority. UNSW has a duty of care to ensure its students have the required knowledge requirements of earlier courses before they proceed to more advanced level courses. Students who have failed a prerequisite will be notified to modify their upcoming enrolment and if not done so by a particular date will be dropped by UNSW staff and notified accordingly.

The Class Timetable website is only updated twice a day so the data is not real-time reflective. If the class that you wish to enrol in is not showing on your MyUNSW enrolment page, then it means the class time is no longer available.

Business School or Commerce electives are courses that come from within the Faculty of Business (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Information Systems, Taxation and Business Law). Depending on your degree program requirements (please refer to the Handbook and progression plan diagrams to learn of your program structure) you may be required to complete one of these courses in order to meet your program requirements.
Business School/Commerce electives can be additional courses from your desired major or can be of course of interest to you from another school ie Accounting but must come from the Faculty of Business.

Courses with the code GENXXXX are NOT PERMITTED to be used as Business School/Commerce electives.

Please check the level one courses rule for your program when selecting the Business School / Commerce electives.

Corequisites are a course or topic that must be completed prior to or concurrently with another. Students are not able to enrol in any course without having satisfied the prescribed co-requisite requirement, except under exceptional circumstances.

UNSW requires that undergraduate students undertake a structured program in General Education as an integral part of studies for their degree. General Education courses intend to broaden and deepen student's understanding of the environment in which they work and live as well as enhancing their critical analysis skills. Above all, the program presents students with interesting, challenging and enjoyable opportunities to pursue their own intellectual curiosity. 

To learn if your program has General Education requirements please refer to the Handbook.

Enrolment deadlines will vary depending on the different teaching periods. Please refer to the UNSW Key Dates Calendar for more information regarding enrolment deadlines.

Please refer to your MyUNSW Class Timetable to learn when you should start attending yout classess. Typically lectures will commence in week 1 and tutorials will commence in week 2.

The UNSW Business School Student Centre can assist with course selection. Our advisors can assist you Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 5:00pm at the UNSW Business School Student Centre in Room 1028, Level 1, Quadrangle (UNSW map location E15). Our advisors are also available Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm at The Nucleus Student Hub, located inside the UNSW Library.

You can submit a full class request via the Business School Online Forms page using the "Full Class Request" form. 

Full Class requests are assessed on a case by case basis.

Request to Enrol - Full Class

Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

Under the current teaching enrolment, the normal study load will remain as eight courses (48UOC) spread over the three standard terms (Term 1, 2 and 3), with the option to complete nine courses (three per term).

For Domestic Students: To be considered full time you will need to maintain an enrolment of six courses (36UOC) spread over the three standard teaching terms. Six courses (36 UoC), spread over the three standard terms (Term 1, 2 and 3), is considered full-time for the year. In meeting that requirement you must also ensure you have at least one course enrolment in each term. Full time status is considered for Youth Support and Austudy allowance and Opal Concession.

For International Students: You must enrol into eight courses (48UOC) over the three terms. This means in one of your terms you can take a lighter teaching load. You also are eligible to enrol into nine courses (54UOC) per year.
 

As a general rule, the UNSW Business School has a strict no clash policy. If you feel that there are extenuating circumstances (such as delay in graduation term, core courses not being available for extended time) that would permit the override of this rule then you may submit a “Timetable clash request” via the Business School Online Forms page. If permission is granted you will be enrolled into the course that was clashing.

Please note permission is given on a case-by-case basis and the Business School Student Centre reserves the right to veto all requests.

No special consideration will be granted due to poor performance.

Request to Enrol - Full Class 

Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

New Student to UNSW: If you are experiencing difficulty enrolling into your first term at UNSW the first step is to make sure you have successfully accepted your offer by clicking on the “My Application” tab on your MyUNSW and completing Part 1 and Part 2 of your offer acceptance.

Requirements Not Met: If you are seeing an error message saying Requirements not met, enrolment not processed please refer to the most current handbook to review the course in question and to learn of its prerequisites. You may apply to override this ruling by submitting a “no prerequisite request” via the Business School Online Forms page. You will need to give reason as to why this request should be approved. If permission is granted a waiver will be added to your account so you may proceed with your enrolment. Requisite waiver requests are assessed on a case by case basis.

Full Class: If you are attempting to enrol into a class but it is not appearing on your enrolment options, it most likely means the class is full. You may apply for enrolment into a full class by submitting a “Full class request” via the Business School Online forms page. You will need to give reason as to why you feel this request should be approved. If permission is granted the enrolment will be processed by the Business School Student Centre. Full class requests are assessed on a case by case basis.

Timetable Clash: If you are seeing an enrolment error message saying “time scheduling conflict” it means two or more of your classes clashing and the enrolment cannot be finalised. It is recommended you enrol into one of the courses first (preferably the most desired) and submit a “timetable clash request” via the Business School Online Forms page. You will need to give reason as to why you feel this request should be approved. If permission is granted the Business School Student Centre will process the enrolment for the second course. Timetable clash requests are assessed on a case by case basis.

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It is strongly recommended that commencing UG students complete their core and flexible core course first. These courses will give you foundation learnings and better prepare you for all upper level courses. Many upper level courses require prerequisites that  you cannot enrol into without first having completed their core courses.

Please refer to the UNSW Enrolment guide for more information.

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Prerequisites are courses or conditions that must be successfully fulfilled before attempting an enrolment into a higher-level course. Students will not be able to enrol into any course without first satisfying the prescribed conditions or course/s.

Only under exceptional circumstances will students be permitted enrolment into a course without first satisfying the prerequisite. 

To apply for a prerequisite waiver, please refer to the Business School Online Forms page and use the “No prerequisite enrolment” form.

Free electives are courses which do not contribute towards your core courses or major courses. Depending on your degree requirements (refer to your Handbook page for the year you started to review your program structure) free electives can be courses from within the Business School or outside, i.e. ARTS.

GENXXXX courses are Not Permitted to be used as “Free Electives”.
 

A major is an approved sequence of 8 courses (48UOC) in a particular area within the program. Majors requires students to take an approved set of courses at different levels and units of credit. Depending on what program the student is undertaking more than one major may be completed.

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A minor is a sequence of 30 UOC (5 courses) sometimes specified in a particular area, which students can do in conjunction with their major to increase their level of knowledge and skills.

Students undertaking a single major in their undergraduate degree can also complete a minor (30 UOC) from another area of study within the UNSW Business School. Students should check the UNSW Online Handbook for minor requirements.

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All UNSW Undergraduate programs have a level 1 limit (COMM1XXXX). To learn of your programs level 1 limit please refer to the Handbook page for your program for the year you commenced your program. General Education courses are excluded from your level 1 course limit.

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Both postgraduate and undergraduate students can take a maximum of 12UOC (2 courses) over Summer Term. This limit is also inclusive of any potential Cross Institutional enrolment that may be undertaken as well.\

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Full Class Enrolment request 

Your request to enrol in a full class may be considered if the course is compulsory for your program and must be taken in this term due to graduation or prerequisite requirements. 

Please note employment commitments will not be taken into consideration 

Please note factors such as room capacity, teaching mode, quality of student experience and group work will affect the decision to allow full class enrolment. 

No Prerequisite Enrolment Request 

Your request may be considered but not guaranteed approval if you fall into one of the following categories: 

  • You are currently completing the prerequisite on Exchange or Cross-institutional studies; 
  • The prerequisite has changed since the year you started your degree; 
  • You are a Postgraduate student and have completed the prerequisite in your prior studies; 
  • You have completed a course that is excluded by a required prerequisite 

When submitting the request please attach a PDF copy of your UNSW official online academic statement for all categories. 

You will also be required to submit additional documents for: 

  • Exchange students- TOC form and Exchange University transcript 
  • Cross-institutional students- approval letter provided by the UNSW Business School Student Centre 
  • Postgraduate students- previous Undergraduate official transcript 

Note: Please also make yourself aware of the census date for a termr to drop a course without academic or financial penalties as enrolling without a prerequisite cannot be used as grounds for any Special Consideration in the event of poor performance in the course. 

Course Substitutions requests 

Your request to substitute a course in your program may be considered under the following circumstances: 

  • A course required for your program is not running in this term 
  • You would like the opportunity to complete a course outside of your program/discipline due to career aspirations and/or for breadth of knowledge 
Overloading Request 

Your request may be considered if you meet the following criteria: 

You have 60 UOC or less remaining in your degree 

And 

Your WAM is 65 or above 

And 

You are on Good Academic Standing 
 

Note: Overloading is permitted once per academic year.  
 

Timetable Clash Request 

The Business School Student Centre does not permit students to enrol into two classes that have a timetable clash. Your request may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Please note the Business School will not consider clashes between elective or general education courses. 

General Information

UNSW offers scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate course work students. Visit our UNSW Scholarships webpage for more information and to see what scholarships we have to offer.

Did you know that the Australian Government also offers scholarships? To find out more about these scholarships please refer to the website.

High performing students in their final year of an undergraduate degree may be invited to or apply to undertake honours in one discipline offered by the UNSW Business School. Honours is undertaken by enrolling in a separate 1 year Honours program: 

Students intending to undertake a 1 year Honours program must first contact the Honours Co-ordinator in the relevant School prior to completing an honours application form. The 1 year Honours program consists of 48 UOC including a 24 UOC thesis and may be taken in one discipline only.

Entry to an Honours disciplinary stream normally requires prior completion of a major in that disciplinary stream, possibly including specific courses (or equivalents). Honours in Economics or Econometrics may only be taken within the BEc (Hons) (4502) program; Honours in Actuarial Studies within the BActSt (Hons) (4520) program; Honours studies in all other disciplines must be taken within the BCom (Hons) (4501) program.

Honours is awarded in three classes based upon the weighted average mark from the various components: Class 1, Class 2 (in two divisions) and Class 3.

Non-UNSW students can apply to undertake individual courses as a Non-Award enrolment. Non-Award enrolments can be for courses of personal interest, professional accreditation or as cross institutional study if you study at another institution. To learn more about Non-Award enrolments visit the Non-Award and Short Course webpage.

The Business School Student Centre no longer issues Indemnity/Insurance Letters for unpaid work experience. Students seeking these letters are required to contact UNSW Finance.

Online request form

Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

If you have missed an assessment (including final exam) due to extenuating circumstances and the assessment weight is greater than 20%, you may apply for Special Consideration as soon as possible after the problem has occurred and within 3 working days of the assessment to which it refers.

UNSW Fit to Sit/Submit rule: UNSW has introduced a Fit to Sit/Submit rule which means that if a student sits an exam or submits a piece of assessment, you are declaring yourself fit to do so and cannot later apply for Special Consideration.

Special Consideration applications must be made through your Online Services in myUNSW: My Student Profile tab > My Student Services > Online Services > Special Consideration.

You must obtain and attach third party documentation (i.e. Medical certificate) before submitting your application and where possible,  a medical professional certifying your illness or misadventure should complete the Professional Authority Form.
 
For further information regarding Special Consider, including prospected outcomes, please refer to Special Consideration.

Knowing the average living costs is an important part of your financial preparation. Click to find out what the estimated living costs are while studying at UNSW.

If you have forgotten your zPass, you should call the IT Service Centre on +61 2 9385 1333 and ask them to reset your zPass.

Alternatively, if you have previously logged into UNSW Identity Manager (IDM) and provided the secret questions with answers you can reset your zPass there. Simply enter your UNSW login ID (z student number) and click the 'Forgot Password?' link.
 

The student will be notified by the Special Consideration Case Review Team once a thorough assessment has been made. On the basis of the information provided in your application, the Student Case Reviews Team will make an assessment and determine the outcome if it is clear your application is eligible. If necessary, the Student Case Reviews Team will contact the Course Convenor to determine the appropriate response in your particular case. If your application is successful you will be notified of the new time, date and location of your exam with a minimum of 5 working days notice.

To learn what your UNSW grade means please refer to UNSW Grade Definition.

If you created a UniPass previously but have forgotten it, you can call  IT Service Centre on +61 2 9385 1333 to and request them to reset it.

Alternatively, if you have previously logged into UNSW Identity Manager (IDM) and provided the secret questions with answers you can reset your UniPass there. Simply enter your UNSW login ID (z student number) and click the 'Forgot Password?' link.
 

UNSW offers a wide range of accommodation both on-campus and off-campus. To learm more about our available housing options please visit UNSW Housing for more information.

Our UNSW Future Student Advisors are ready to answer your questions online or by phone on +61 2 9385 1844. You can also chat to an advisor in person in the Red Centre (East Wing) at the UNSW Kensington campus (H13 on this map). Our opening hours are 9am-5pm Sydney time, Monday-Friday, except Wednesdays when we open at 10am.

The UNSW Business School has a built-in industry placement program available. Students have the option of applying for various practicums and placements available from Career Accelerator and have them count as either major electives, alternative capstones or business electives under their program. 


To check what is available visit Career Accelerator for more information.
 

PASS: Peer Assisted Study Sessions

PASS classes are free, weekly out-of-class study sessions available to all students enrolled into the targeted courses. They are facilitated by a leader/s who are students who have previouly completed the course and performed exceptionally well in it. PASS are availale for both UG and PG students and covers topics in Actuarial Studies, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Banking and Finance and Information Systems. Attending PASS regulaly can help you to deepen your understanding of the course content, develop skills for university study, prepare you for your mid term and final exams, make friends and feel more confident in the course. Visit PASS for more information. 

Tuition fees are determined by the Units of Credit (UOC) and are dependent on whether the student is a Domestic or International student. 

For Undergraduate & Postgraduate Tuition fees:

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase each year. Students are charged tuition at the rate corresponding to the year of the Census date applicable to their enrolment in a course.
 

If you are a domestic postgraduate student enrolled in your second or later term of a program, you may apply for program leave if you want to:

  • Take a leave of absence from your program of up to 1 year
  • Come back to your studies after taking leave

If you are a new student enrolled in your first term and want to pause your studies, you would need to apply for a deferment, no later than the relevant census date.

Any student in a UNSW program can seek permission to undertake studies at another institution and request to have that course/s counted towards their current degree. UNSW Business School Undergraduate and Postgraduate students must first submit their cross institutional studies application via the Business School Online forms page for assessment before commencing the course. Only once the application has been approve will the student be permitted to apply.

Cross institutional Study applications are assessed on a strict assessment criteria. To see the criteria please refer to the policies and procedures page.

All UNSW Business School Students are eligible to take advantage of our free one-on-one consultation services. Students can meet with a learning assistant who has expertise in business studies, numeracy and statistics as well as writing and researching at a university level.

They offer guidance and support in all areas of business and can help with understanding of assignment requirements, review our work and offer advice on how to meet course requirements to the best of your ability. 

For further information as well as how to book please visit Learning Support consultations.
 

Course outlines are typically posted a week before the commencement of the term. Students can refer to their Moodle pages or the Lecture-in-charge regarding course content and other course related questions. You can access course outlines by referring to the UNSW Business School webpage > Degrees and Courses > Course Outlines to view both current and past course outlines.

The census date is the last day you can drop a course without any academic or financial penalty each teaching term. If you drop a course beyond the census date, the cost of the course will be charged and a NF grade will be awarded.

If you know which business area(s) you want to specialise in, you may start choosing courses toward that major in Year 1. If you’re undecided or unsure of which business area(s) to choose, our range of courses offered in the first year should give you an idea what the various business areas entail. Hopefully, this would help you decide on a major. If you require further assistance, you may watch our ‘Studying at Business’ YouTube videos about each major, or speak with our Business School Student Advisors to help you in the overall process of choosing a major.

Your tuition fees are determined by the Units of Credit (UOC) for each course, and depend on whether you are a domestic or international student. As tuition fees do increase annually, we can’t give you a fixed fee for the entire degree.

The payment deadline for tuition fees depends on the teaching period of the course you have enrolled it. The payment due dates are advertised on UNSW Key Dates website.

For our undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Fees.

For our postgraduate coursework programs, visit Postgraduate Coursework Fees.

Please contact the school that is running your course to obtain an assignment cover sheet or check within course details on Blackboard.

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A printed copy of the course material may be available for purchase at UNSW Book Shop at your own cost.

You can pay to use the self-help printing service in Law Library, Main Library or Computer Labs. You can also enquire for printing service at UNSW Green Print Centre at your own cost.

 

The Business School Student Centre can be reached any of the following ways:

Face to Face: The UNSW Business School Student Centre is located at Room 1028, Level 1 in the Quadrangle Building. Open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Phone: Call us during our open times, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm on +61 2 9385 3189

Online: Submit an online enquiry to us using our “Contact Us/ Ask us” online form on Business School Online Forms

Contact us about another matter Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

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All Business School Students are assigned access to the Computer Labs when they apply for their ID cards along with 24/7 access. For all Non-Business Students, access is assigned upon enrolment into one of the Business School courses and is available for the duration of the term of the enrolled business course.

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The UNSW Business School Student Centre is here to ensure you meet the requirements of your program only. All matters regarding visa and immigration should be directed to a qualified immigration agent or to the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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UNSW, in partnership with Randwick TAFE, offers Mathematics Bridging courses that aim to teach relevant topics from HSC Mathematics Extension 1. 

For students who have no Maths or General Maths in High School, TAFE Randwick is suitable for students who have no background in the HSC ‘2-Unit’ Mathematics and it will also be suitable for students who are having difficulty with Mathematics in their first year of their chosen University course.

To apply, visit TAFE NSW or phone 1300 360 601.

UNSW Business School building
  • Accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students 6AM to 10PM, 7 days a week

Please note: Building access hours are subject to change and students must vacate the Business School building at closing time.

Computer labs

There are two Labs in the Quadrangle building and one is available in the Mathews Building, with all three spaces remaining fully accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students during non-class times, 6AM-10PM/7, so that you can utilise the necessary specialist software applications.

  • Computer Lab G21 – Room G021 Quad Bldg G floor
  • Computer Lab G22 – Room G022 Quad Bldg G Floor
  • Computer Lab MAT211 – Room 211 in Mathews Bldg, including Mathews Level 2 building access

Please note: After hours access is automatically programmed onto your student ID card. If you are having access issues please contact Estate Management.

If you have a course-related complaint, the first option is usually to discuss your problem with your tutor, your lecturer, or the course coordinator. Alternatively, you could seek advice from your School Grievance Officer. If you intend to approach the School Grievance Officer, begin by sending an email.

The contact details for the Business School Grievance Officers are listed below. 
 

Schools 
Contact 
Email 

Accounting 

Maria Balatbat 

m.balatbat@unsw.edu.au 

Banking and Finance 

Thuy Duong To 

td.to@unsw.edu.au 

Economics 

Benoit Julien 
 

benoit.julien@unsw.edu.au 

Information Systems 

Jason Nguyen 
 

j.nguyen@unsw.edu.au 

Management 

George Shinkle 
 

g.shinkle@unsw.edu.au 
 

Marketing 

Jenny Jiyeon Lee 

jylee@unsw.edu.au 

Risk and Actuarial 

Associate Professor Anthony Asher 

a.asher@unsw.edu.au 

Taxation and Business Law 

Kalmen Datt 
 

k.datt@unsw.edu.au 

Student IT services are provided by UNSW IT

Information and support requests can be made by calling the service centre on (02) 9385 1333, or by visiting the UNSW IT webpage

The UNSW Business School lab printers are hosted on centrally managed print queues and operated by a system called Monitor (same as the UNSW Library system). Your UNSW ID card is your copy and print card. 

You can print from a lab computer or wirelessly from your own laptop or device. 

Find out more about printing at UNSW  

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Z pass is the password you use with your UNSW User ID to access primary online services. Follow this link to find out how to Change your ZPass 

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Access to the computers in the labs is controlled by your student number (zID) and your zPass. If you are currently enrolled in an UNSW Business School subject and are unable to log in to the machines in the labs, please check your zPass in the UNSW Identity Manager (IDM) website. If this still does not work please visit UNSW IT Assistance Counters (Upper and Middle Campus).  

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There are two Labs in the Quadrangle building and one is available in the Mathews Building, with all three spaces remaining fully accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students during non-class times, 24/7, so that you can utilise the necessary specialist software applications. 
 

  • Computer Lab 1 – Room 1043 Quad Bldg L1 
  • Computer Lab G21 – Room G021 Quad Bldg G floor 
  • Computer Lab MAT210 – Room 210 in Mathews Bldg, including Mathews Level 2 building access 
  • Computer Lab MAT211 – Room 211 in Mathews Bldg, including Mathews Level 2 building access 
     

Please note: Afterhours access is automatically programmed onto your student ID card. If you are having access issues, please contact ID Cards at Estate Management

UNSW students can also access UNSW Library which has a fleet of over 200 standard operating environment PCs which are configured with access to the standard software stack and the added benefit of 'follow me printing' enabled.     

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Graduation

Yes. Students who have performed to a to a high level of standard within the bachelor’s program and have achieved a WAM of 75 or above in all their courses relevant to their degree will be eligible for Distinction awarding. Students will be identified during their graduation check by the Business School Student Centre.

Students in dual degrees outside of the same faculty (i.e. Commerce/Law) may only be eligible for Distinction in one of their degrees and not the other.

An undergraduate student who has met the requirements for a Business School award except for a fail result in one of their business courses in the current term that will be their graduating term will be granted the opportunity to sit an alternative exam in order to obtain a pass mark. 

Any student who is eligible for this will be notified in writing by email to their student email. Only students who are eligible will be granted the alternative exam. Students cannot apply for this exam. 

The overall mark a student can receive for this exam is a 50 PS.

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Please contact the Business School Student Centre directly on +61 2 9385 3189 as soon as your exchange courses are posted and request a graduation check.

All UNSW students can apply for a program progression check to assist with enrolment options for the coming terms. To submit a request please refer to the Business School Online Forms page > General >"Request a program Progression check".

Please note that students should not normally request a progression check until they have completed at least 50% of their program.

Progression check Applies To: Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate

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Undergraduate students in a business school dual degree program can apply to early exit the Commerce, Economics, Actuarial Studies or Information Systems degree if they meet the following requirements: 

  • Completed 144 UOC Satisfied all the program and/or major requirements for the particular Business School single degree. Please refer to requirements of single degree in Handbook
  • Have not exceeded the level 1 limit of the Business School single degree (10 courses).

Students are still expected to continue with the other component of their degree by choosing this early exit option. Students should submit a written request regarding early exit via the Contact Us/Ask Us form.

Online request form Applies To: Undergraduate

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Program Transfer

Any undergraduate student enrolled in a program at UNSW is eligible to apply to another UNSW program via the Internal Program Transfer application. To review the program entry requirements for IPT please refer to the Internal Program Transfer webpage.

Students may also choose to apply through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student). To learn more about applying through UAC or Apply Online, please speak to our Future Students team.

To obtain a new CoE, students are now able to apply directly online via the online application portal

The student's request will automatically be transferred to the appropriate course authority who will process the request before assigning it back to SDI for finalisation.

Any undergraduate student enrolled in a program at UNSW is eligible to apply to another UNSW program via the Internal Program Transfer application. To review the program entry requirements for IPT please refer to the Internal Program Transfer webpage.

Students may also choose to apply through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student). To learn more about applying through UAC or Apply Online, please speak to our Future Students team.

You can apply for transfer through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student). If you gain entry into UNSW, you will need to apply for transfer credits for courses already completed. Find out more about credit transfer at UNSW.

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Yes, you can apply to transfer to a UNSW business degree as long as the entry requirements are met. You will be assessed according to your high school qualification (ATAR or equivalent) and/or university grades. In most cases, you need to have completed a minimum of 6 courses (36 UOC).

You can apply for transfer through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student). If you gain entry into UNSW, you will need to apply for transfer credits for courses already completed. Find out more about credit transfer at UNSW.

Visit transfer credit guide to view pre-assessed credits for UNSW Business School

Due to the competitive nature of the UNSW Business degrees, students are advised to have achieved a minimum of a high credit to distinction average depending on what program they intent to undertake (additional requirements may also be needed to gain entry). To review program entry requirements please refer to the Undergraduate Internal Program Transfer page.

Students also have the option of reapplying through UAC. To enquire about applying though UAC, please speak to our Future Students Team or visit their website for more details.

Undergraduate students have two main options when they wish to transfer from one degree to another.

  1. Internal Program Transfer via their MyUNSW.
  2. Application directly via UAC

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