For the second consecutive year, UNSW Business School has been ranked the best business school in Australia in the AFR BOSS 2023 Best Business Schools Rankings released today. The Rankings assess nearly 40 Australian Business Schools across three categories: quality, reputation, and career impact.

UNSW ranked first in the overall combined ranking; first for quality; second for reputation; and second for career impact.

“Our mission is to equip our graduates and stakeholders to make a difference,” said Professor Chris Styles, Dean, UNSW Business School. 

“These ranking results again reflect the quality of our students, the commitment of our staff, the reach and impact of an actively involved and energised network of more than 100,000 worldwide alumni, and the collaborative relationships we maintain with industry partners in research and graduate employment,” he said.

“Guided by our Business Advisory Council made up of senior industry and government leaders, the Business School’s transformative education and high-impact research helps our community find ways to create value for society,” he said. 

See also: UNSW Business School: rankings and reputation

“The quality of the research produced at UNSW – and its application to real-world business challenges and opportunities – is reflected in the ranking outcomes,” said Professor Karin Sanders, Senior Deputy Dean (Research & Enterprise).

“We recently established the UNSW Business Insights Institute to help industry and government harness the power of research to create brighter futures, translating the latest academic research from around the globe, conducting research that brings clarity on how organisations fare on key issues, and designing interventions,” she said. “Our world-leading research in a range of disciplines in business and economics, is helping industry and government make more informed decisions.”

The Business School’s Career Accelerator program was created to ensure students have access to a range of services to support their career transitions and can apply these skills immediately to their work.

“The UNSW Business School Work Integrated (WIL) program is made up of 20 different courses. These courses encompass internships with Business School alumni, collaborative consulting projects with both local and international partners, as well as business practicums offered across various global locations,” said Mark Uncles, Senior Deputy Dean, Education and Student Experience.

“We regularly engage with industry - seeking feedback to support our program redesigns and integrating guest speakers, live case studies, and practical experiences in our courses, hosting students through WIL courses, presenting at student career development workshops, judging case competitions, collaborating with student clubs and societies, mentoring our students, and more,” he said.  “This ensures our students not only build their knowledge, skills and experience, but also gain insights into career paths they may wish to pursue, and build their professional network to help them attain those goals.”

The Best Business School rankings published today can be found on the AFR site here

The AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list covers institutions with at least 40 domestic graduates in postgraduate business and management degrees in the previous year. The list utilises a methodology that draws exclusively from credible, verified and publicly available sources.


About UNSW Sydney:

UNSW Sydney is one of the world’s leading research and teaching-intensive universities, known for innovative, pioneering research and high-quality education with a global impact.  

Since our foundation in 1949, our aim has been to improve and transform lives through excellence in research, outstanding education, and a commitment to advancing a just society.  

Our cutting-edge research impacts a wide range of areas including housing affordability, water technology, waste management, hydrogen energy storage and cancer research. Solar photovoltaic cells developed from UNSW research are embedded in almost 90 per cent of all solar panels in the world, playing a critical role in the global transition to renewable energy. 

International and regional partnerships, first-class academics and state-of-the-art facilities mean UNSW students graduate with relevant, sought-after skills. We offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs that attract students from across Australia and around the world.