Australian School of Business

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Australian School of Business
ASB, UNSW Logo.gif
Established2006
TypePublic
Academic staff350+
Students12,000+
AffiliationsUniversity of New South Wales and Australian Graduate School of Management
Websiteasb.unsw.edu.au
 
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Australian School of Business
ASB, UNSW Logo.gif
Established2006
TypePublic
Academic staff350+
Students12,000+
AffiliationsUniversity of New South Wales and Australian Graduate School of Management
Websiteasb.unsw.edu.au
Quadrangle Building housing the Faculty of Business
Faculty building

The Australian School of Business at University of NSW is one of Australia’s leading business schools. In 2007, UNSW’s faculty of Commerce and Economics merged with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) to form the Australian School of Business (ASB).[1]

The Faculty of Commerce had been enrolling students since 1957 [2] and the AGSM since 1977.[3] Their merger has brought many decades of business and economics thought leadership together, which effectively allows ASB to command a very impressive academic reputation globally.

There are 42 programs offered at the Australian School of Business, including 26 undergraduate and 18 specialist masters degrees, as well as 6 AGSM MBA and executive programs.

Rankings[edit]

The Australian School of Business ranks highly in Australia for excellence in teaching and learning.The Business School has an outstanding academic reputation and is currently placed the 12th in the world for Accounting and Finance by the QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2013. It offers the top-ranking full-time MBA program in Australia (FT 2007-13), which also ranked 48th globally in 2013 according to the Financial Times (UK).  

(1) The ASB’s School of Economics has been ranked in the top three economics research institutions in Australia by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).  

(2) It has also achieved the highest possible Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scores in the research fields of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Banking, Econometrics, Finance and Investment, Business and Management and Marketing.  

(3) The Good Universities Guide 2013 awarded the ASB five stars for graduate starting salary and outcomes, research grants and intensity, cultural diversity, student demand and student to staff ratios.

Enrolments[edit]

In 2013, the Australian School of Business had 12,238 students enrolled, of whom 6,374 are undergraduates and 5,467 are postgraduate students (44.67%).

(4) 35% of all ASB students are international students, with the largest proportion of international students coming from China and Hong Kong.

Organisation[edit]

The Australian School of Business is currently led by Dean Geoffrey Garrett, who became Dean of the ASB in February 2013. Professor Mark Uncles is the Deputy Dean, Faculty, and Professor Chris Styles is the Deputy Dean and Director AGSM.

It is advised by its Business Advisory Council, comprising 51 industry leaders and chaired by Nicholas Moore, CEO and Managing Director of Macquarie Group Ltd.

There are eight disciplinary schools within the Australian School of Business, in addition to the Australian Graduate School of Management: ·      

The ASB also hosts nine research centres: ·      

Professional accreditation[edit]

The Australian School of Business was awarded EQUIS accreditation in June 2010, placing it amongst the world’s leading business schools. It has also been awarded accreditation from AACSB International. 

Its programs are also accredited by professional bodies in most disciplines, including:

It is also a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education(PRME).

Alumni and Industry Links[edit]

There are more than 70,000 Australian School of Business graduates working around the world. The School is known for its strong industry links and business network,and it runs regular events, such as Meet the CEO, for alumni and business leaders (5). 

Knowledge@ASB is an online business publication produced by the ASB in partnership with Wharton. It has 80,712 subscribers, and isAustralia’s first research-based online business publication. It won the prestigious IABC Gold Quill Award in 2012 for strategic communication.

In 2012, the ASB provided 204 students with scholarships, adding up to a total value of $2,003,508. Additionally, 72 students received prizes valued at a total of $33,600.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

(1) FinancialTimes MBA rankings http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013

(2) http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.australia.html

(3) Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) http://www.arc.gov.au/era/

(4) ASB Pocket statistics http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/about/Documents/ASB_Pocket_Statistics.pdf

(5) http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/business_leaders/australias-top-business-schools-2013

(6) http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/newsevents/mediaroom/media/2012/april/Pages/knowledgeinternationalaward.aspx