The School delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research courses to over 5,000 students. Our academic staff conduct rigorous and relevant research across the four disciplines of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Organisations and Marketing.
We are the only business school in Western Australia – and one of eight institutions in Australia – to be internationally accredited through EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These accreditations recognise the high standards of the School’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, courses, research, community outreach and other critical areas.
The UWA Business School is recognised for its high quality of research. In the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia results, UWA received a rating of ‘well above world standard’ – the highest possible score – for its research in Business and Management.
The School is guided by a Business School Board that includes some of the School’s most successful alumni, along with prominent members of the business community. The Board provides advice on the Business School’s strategic direction, promotes the Business School, and assists in attracting resources and high profile staff to the School.
The School’s Ambassadorial Council, with chapters in Western Australia, the United Kingdom, North America and Singapore, helps the School forge stronger global links and acts as a focal point for alumni.
We house the following research centres within the School:
Our 5,000+ students come from more than 62 countries around the world.
Our enrolments comprise:
Our talented and resourceful students regularly demonstrate their ability to compete with the world’s best. We were winners of the Schulich International Case Competition in 2016, and national winners of Enactus competition in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
In recent years UWA Business School students were local, national and international recipients of:
Other achievements include:
The UWA Business School’s 160 academic staff attract significant grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and other funding bodies
Among our staff:
In addition, the UWA Business School is home to Professor Cristina Gibson, listed on the Thomson Reuters high citation list for 2015 in the Economics & Business category, and Professor Sharon Parker, winner of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship and one of only 16 Laureate Fellowship awardees in the most recent round.
UWA Business School graduates have successful careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Some of our most notable graduates include:
Our graduates are highly regarded in the workplace and are employed by leading organisations in Australia and globally. These include:
More information about our graduate outcomes can be found here.
The Graduate Management Association, formed in 1976, provides postgraduate alumni of the UWA Business School with networking and professional development opportunities.
The UWA Business School has strong links with leading corporate partners spanning across major industries including mining and resources, infrastructure, professional services, banking and financial institutions.
These partners have supports significant scholarships and prizes, professorial chairs and visiting professor programs.
The UWA Business School’s research partners include Alcoa of Australia, Bankwest, Department of Health, WA, BHP Billiton, Infosys Leadership Institute, Hollywood Private Hospital, Mission Australia, World Bank, London School of Economics, Oxford University, Stern School of Business NYU, Wharton School of Business, Royal Holloway University, University of California, Colonial First State and Woodside.
The UWA Business School has major exchange agreements with leading universities from around the world.
Our Tomorrow Starts Here fundraising campaign successfully raised over $25 million to create a Futures Fund for investment in new physical and intellectual infrastructure to benefit current and future generations of business leaders.
Our courses are delivered in a state-of-the-art building that provides a collaborative learning environment bringing together our students, staff, alumni and industry.
The UWA Business School is situated in Perth – an economic powerhouse and the seventh most liveable city in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2016).
The UWA Business School is located in a state-of-the-art building located at the southern end of the UWA campus. The campus is just ten minutes from the Perth CBD, and was named one of the 50 most beautiful business school campuses in the world by MBAPrograms.org, making it the most beautiful business school in the southern hemisphere.
Perth’s time zone is GMT +8 hours, making it the same as parts of East and South-East Asia including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.