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Strategic vision

Leading through innovation and collaboration
Our Business Not As Usual strategic plan positions us to transform the educational experience, influence the world through our research and collaborate with diverse global connections.

Business Not As Usual

To achieve our mission, together with being a truly distinctive business school with a clear sense of purpose, in 2016 we implemented our Business Not As Usual strategic plan (pdf, 448KB). As this plan has progressed, we are now focusing on five distinct pillars:

  • Being an influential voice – on public policy debate as well as questioning the role and responsibilities of business and business schools.
  • Having a respectful and supportive culture – that is characterised by mutually beneficial relationships while being constantly invigorated by a diversity of perspectives and approaches.
  • Providing a transformative educational experience - that equips students to succeed in an uncertain future.
  • Ensuring our research is relevant and impactful – being known for its quality, reach and positive effect on the broader community.
  • Creating meaningful engagement opportunities – to work collaboratively with our university colleagues together with the government, not for profit and private sectors to create knowledge.

Principles for Responsible Management Education

The University of Sydney Business School became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), in February 2016.

The vision is to systemically transform business and management education beyond the model maximising value for shareholders towards responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

The first progress report, 'Becoming an advocate for responsible management education' (pdf, 4.5MB), was submitted on 12 February 2018.

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We will continue to use this platform to champion much-needed change and to transform the narrative of traditional business and management education in order to develop tomorrow's responsible business leaders.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our research, educational and extra-curricular activities have been linked to the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to demonstrate the Business School's commitment to the initiatives mission.