Business School at a glance 2012
The mission of the University of Sydney Business School is to build and sustain a leading learning community in business and management education in Australia and its region.
- 1920: Founded as the Faculty of Economics, the University of Sydney Business School is one of the oldest of its kind in Australia.
- 1914: The first degree offered was the Bachelor of Economics.
- 1925: The first postgraduate coursework degree offered was the Masters of Economics.
- 1999: With the appointment of Professor Peter Wolnizer as Dean, the Business School embarked on a major strategic transformation.
- 2011: The Faculty of Economics and Business is renamed the University of Sydney Business School.
- Since 2004: Awarded dual AACSB accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for our business and accounting programs. We are one of only two business schools in Australia and one of only nine in the Asia-Pacific region with this dual accreditation.
- Since 2004: Awarded EQUIS accreditation through the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
- Since 2005: Awarded Joint CPA Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) accreditation for our accounting programs.
- Since 2005: Awarded Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) accreditation for our industrial relations and human resource management award programs.
- Since 2004: Awarded Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation for our Business Information Systems majors.
- In 2004 we co-founded the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS).
- In 2006 we became the only Australian business school to be admitted to CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education (formerly the Community of European Management Schools), achieving full academic membership in 2009.
- With over 50 distinguished exchange partner institutions from around the world, the Business School offers an extensive range of exchange opportunities to its students and staff members.
Centres and institutes
The Business School offers an extensive range of undergraduate (Bachelor), postgraduate coursework (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters), and postgraduate research (Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy) award programs. We are among the few Business Schools in Australia offering specialist postgraduate programs in Transport and Logistics, International Business, and Innovation and Enterprise.
In 2009 the innovative and progressive Master of Management and Master of Management (CEMS) commenced. 2009 also saw the launch of the First Global Executive MBA, which commenced in 2010. And in 2012 the Business School launched the MBA with the first intake commencing in 2013.
The School's flagship programs Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce have both been recently revitalised (for 2011 and 2012 commencements) to provide our graduates the best possible start in business careers, as well as develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for high-level positions in industry, commerce and government.
In 2010 the School successfully piloted a new Industry Placement Program which offers students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce the opportunity to work for a leading firm as part of their degree.
Student enrolments: 6,436
Student teaching load: 5,088 EFTSL
Student completions: 2,770 (14,351 from 2007-2011)
Total staff (incl. casual staff): 428 FTE
- Academic staff: 284 (66%) incl. 33 full Professors
- Support staff: 144 (34%)
Permanent academic staff (excl. casual staff) with PhD:
- Over 90% of our permanent Academic staff either hold or are currently undertaking a PhD (80% hold a PhD and 12% are currently undertaking a PhD)
The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines and is one of the most successful business schools in Australia and the region in attracting competitive research funding.
Over the past ten years (2001-2010), our success has resulted in:
- Almost AU$33 million in research grants.
- Over 3,200+ research publications (audited by DEEWR, not author-weighted).
- 12 in-house produced journals.
- Several of our distinguished scholars are elected Fellows of ASSA (the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia).
- Many Business School academics are editors and members of editorial boards of leading international journals.
The postgraduate research programs offered by the University of Sydney Business School attract a large number of quality local and international students each year. With almost 200 research students currently enrolled, the Business School has one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.