Our research

Innovative research for a changing world.


Businesses play an integral role in our changing and uncertain world. They not only develop as a result of the context they work in but also shape their environment through the way they conduct themselves. Their success often comes down to finding or creating ‘unicorn’ employees and teams who add value through unique sets of qualities that make them extremely rare and valuable, but hard to find. Once found ‘unicorns’ help organisations develop new strategic visions, find new ways of working and drive innovation through their passion.

Our research areas

We're an internationally accredited business school with a strong research focus in the areas of governance, strategic decision-making, policy implementation and management, logistics, diversity, and business systems modelling. Our interdisciplinary research approach is essential for the study of business issues in a changing and uncertain world. It draws together the diverse backgrounds of our academics, many of whom have achieved international recognition for their research in economics, logistics, leadership, public policy, public service management, biodiversity, accounting, finance, data analysis, human resources, work health and safety, and project management.  

Their expertise informs our affiliated Research Groups: the Public Service Research Group (PSRG), with the sub-group the Industrial Relations Research Group (IRRG), the Supply Chain Sustainment Research Group (SCSRG), the Academy of Adaptive Leadership (AAL) and the Korea Research Initiatives (KRI).

Our research aims to address the novel facets of diversity, including intersectionality, and how it can be embraced by organisations and businesses to enhance their effectiveness.

Public Service Research Group (PSRG)

We specialise in Public Service Management research. Working alongside public service organisations, including private sector, public sector and not for profit, we produce new insights in areas spanning Capability, Ethics, Inclusion and Complex Systems.

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Supply Chain Sustainment Research Group (SCSRG)

Supply chain and sustainment research addresses the acquisition, development and sustainment of strategic capabilities that typically involve large-scale physical assets.

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Academy of Adaptive Leadership (AAL)

The Academy of Adaptive Leadership at UNSW provides research, teaching, curriculum development and bespoke training options to equip leaders to tackle the challenges of leading in today's dynamic world.

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Korea Research Initiatives (KRI)

The Korea Research Initiatives (KRI) is a leading international research hub for Korean Studies in Australasia and Southeast Asia.

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Study with us

UNSW Canberra School of Business students benefit from the world-class academic expertise of our researchers. You’ll develop a sophisticated knowledge of strategy, leadership and other managerial concepts.  

We develop exceptional managers across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Our graduates excel in business areas such as acquisition and procurement, project management, logistics and people management.  

The UNSW Canberra School of Business, together with the UNSW Business School at UNSW Sydney, is an accredited member of  The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Explore our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education programs and discover how you can take the next step in your business career.

The Bachelor of Business degree is the mainstay of our undergraduate program. It also contributes major sequences of study in economics and management to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs.

Build on your existing knowledge with one of our masters degrees. We offer a flexible approach to postgraduate coursework study and our programs are available online. 

Our research degrees allow you to apply your knowledge to an original project. You’ll work alongside world-class academics and make a significant contribution to your chosen field.   

We conduct research and education to help organisations such as the Australian Defence Force, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, and the private sector.

From short courses to fully customised learning programs, we combine our research findings with academic teaching skills to deliver exceptional executive and professional education. These courses are suitable for public, private, and not-for-profit organisations.

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