UNSW Business School has been ranked highest in Australia and 12th in the world for accounting and finance in the latest QS* subject rankings.

The Business School was ranked among the world's top 50 in three of the QS subject rankings, putting it on track to become one of the world's leading business schools.

In Business and Management, UNSW  Business School (which includes the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)) was ranked equal 19th in the world, and second among Australian universities. In the field of economics and econometrics, UNSW ranked 45.

"This result reflects the outstanding calibre of our academic staff and the high regard from industry for graduates of this School," said UNSW Business School Dean, Professor Chris Styles.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject  are based on the opinion of more than 86,000 academics worldwide, who identify leading institutions within their field and region of expertise, and nearly 42,000 employers who identify outstanding graduates from universities; as well as analysis of research papers and citations.

"Strong industry connections and impact on industry and policy are crucial for business schools. This result shows we are getting it right and are respected by business as well as the academic community," said Professor Styles.

The ranking comes just months after the university's auditing research was ranked number one in the world according to a leading research indicator.

Professor Styles said: "We are in the process of rolling out our 2020 strategic plan – which reflects our ambition to be counted among the world's top 50 business schools. The QS rankings show we are close to that goal."

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