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Facts & figures

Students & staff

  • Course level Undergraduate: 40% Postgraduate: 59% Research: 1%
  • Student cohort Female: 61% Male: 39%
  • Student diversity Domestic: 32% International: 68%
  • Academics 302, including 52 professors
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About

Business not as usual
Inspiring students to challenge the norm and create innovative approaches to the way business is accomplished in Australia and globally.

In today's rapidly changing world no two opportunities are the same.  

To generate the best economic and social outcomes for our community we are committed to inspiring and enabling future generations of leaders through a ‘business not as usual’ approach. This means thoughtfully questioning anything we take for granted: in business, in government, in the community and in ourselves.

This approach has placed the University of Sydney Business School at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on the business environment, we offer our students, partners and the community a clear vision of work practices today and tomorrow.

Become a leader for good.

At a glance 

Founded in 1920, the oldest of its kind in Australia, the University of Sydney Business School offers teaching and research across Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Work and Organisational Studies. It is also home to the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies.

Education innovation in business 

Our emphasis is on ensuring that students discover by doing because we believe that experiential learning is the key to develop the skills of industry ready graduates. Within the classroom this means:

  • studying and working on real projects provided by industry partners

  • collaborating in cross discipline teams to solve multifaceted problems

  • a blended approach of face-to-face, studio learning and using digital technologies to learn by doing: our students create videos, podcasts, live streams and interactive simulations.

Outside the classroom students have opportunities to engage in industry placement programs in Sydney, regional NSW and internationally. The internships are examples of the strength of our close connections with Australian and international businesses.

Gender equity

We are invigorated by mutual respect and diverse perspectives and approaches. Our commitment to gender equality and advancing women’s education is key to realising our mission. We achieve this by:

  • UN Women National Committee Australia partnership – in a joint effort to promote greater equity at the most senior levels of the public, corporate and the not for profit sectors.

  • Advancing women’s education – via scholarships and other initiatives our MBA program became the first in the nation to admit more women than men, a considerable achievement, considering women typically make up approxiamtely 35 per cent of MBA participants in Australia. 

  • Women, Work and Leadership Research Group – provides a key academic hub for students, practitioners and established academics from around the globe.