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With close links to industry and the professions, UniSA’s 5-star Business School is ranked among the top 10 nationally for Business, Economics and Law 1, Australia's Customer Service Organisation of the Year2 and ranked in the top 1% Worldwide3

We offer Australia’s No.1 online MBA4 and have been awarded 5-stars for excellence by the Graduate Management Association of Australia for ten consecutive years.

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Delivering excellent customer service ICCSO Logo

In 2018, the UniSA Business School was awarded the Customer Service Organisation of the Year – Government/Not for profit category at the CSIA Australian Service Excellence Awards. UniSA is proud of its continual innovation in this space, and its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to our students, industry connections and the South Australian community as a whole.

Milan Mili, Business School Concierge, was also the recipient of the 'Extraordinary Customer Service' award, a special award created specifically for Milan due to the judging panel's exceptional experience when visiting the UniSA Business School.

After winning at the CSIA Australian Service Excellence Awards we were shortlisted and won the Customer Service Organization of the Year – Not-for-Profit category at the 2018 International Service Excellence Awards in Chicago. We start with good students and great teachers, but we go beyond that with great career services and professional development opportunities, and exceptional advisors and mentors.

UniSA is a leader in Business, Economics and Law

With our close links to industry, and commitment to delivering excellence in business education and research, we remain Australia’s University of Enterprise. The 2019 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings places UniSA as No.1 in South Australia, and among the top 10 nationally in Business, Economics and Law.

UniSA remains focused on developing our reputation to deliver top graduates, and make significant positive impacts on business, national and international rankings. 

EQUIS accreditedEQUIS accreditation

EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 

For more than ten years, the UniSA Business School has been accredited by EQUIS – one of the longest held in Australia. We are one of just ten institutions in the country and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS3.

EQUIS assesses all activities of an institution, including research, executive education and community outreach. Its scope covers all programs from bachelor degree to the Ph.D. It looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world. 

Choosing to study a degree at the UniSA Business School means that your business education will be taught to the professional standards set by EQUIS. As a graduate, you can rest assured that yours will be a globally competitive degree that is recognised and respected internationally for its quality and relevance to industry. You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in your future career—no matter where in the world you choose to work, your future employers will know that the high quality of your education, together with your global outlook, means that you are ready to meet their needs.

QS 5 Stars

QS Five Star rating

The UniSA Business School has been awarded a five-star rating in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Stars for Business Schools.

The prestigious international rating places UniSA Business School among the top Business Schools in the world. In addition to the overall five-star rating, UniSA also received five stars in five sub-categories: teaching and student quality, internationalisation and diversity, facilities, engagement, and program strength in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The QS rankings made special mention of the UniSA Business School for showing excellent performance in establishing academic partnerships with other Business Schools around the world and in having a good proportion of international faculty staff.

Times Higher Education ranking

At the institutional level, the 2019 Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s young universities aged under 50 years has placed UniSA at number 26 in a global field of 200 and number 3 in Australia. The results put UniSA at number four in Australia, the youngest, highest ranked in the nation, and the biggest mover. 

No.1 online MBA in Australia and No.6 in the World4

Our MBA transforms and inspires business leaders, and has been recognised by CEO Magazine's 2019 Global MBA Rankings as a worldwide Tier 1 MBA. They’ve also ranked our online MBA as the highest in Australia and 6th in the world. It continues to grow from strength to strength.

Ranked No. 4 MBA in Australia and in the Top 10 MBAs for 12 Years5

The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine has ranked our MBA No. 4 in the nation, placing our program in the top ten in Australia for the past 12 years and reaffirming excellence in student satisfaction, graduate satisfaction and value for money. 

For 10 years, we have also been one of only two Australian institutions to be consistently ranked with five stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia, one of the nation’s most highly-regarded MBA ranking schemes.

QS World Subject rankings

As a university in 2019 we are ranked 25th in the World’s Top 50 Under 50. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject we are ranked in the top 150 in the world for Accounting & Finance.

World-class research

The quality of Australian university research is assessed and benchmarked by internationally recognised experts in a process called Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Our research has been recognised as above world-class by ERA in the leading areas of Marketing, Business and Management, and Tourism, and at world-class in Finance and Accounting, Applied Economics, and Law.

Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine has ranked our Brand Management Research as a global leader. This achievement is a testament to the world-class research conducted by the world's largest centre for marketing research, the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science.  

Connections to industry

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. With over 500 industry partnerships, we are in the top two for professional partnerships in the country. Our connections to industry allow us to create opportunities across all of our programs. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give our graduates a competitive edge.

Global outlook

In 2018, we had 2,347 international students studying with the UniSA Business School. We are also part of the highest ranked Australian university for international diversity of faculty. Not only do we pride ourselves on our global network of students, staff, alumni and partners, we also actively support our students to have international experiences—in 2018 our students travelled more than two million kilometres worldwide!

Earning respect from peak industry bodies creates global value

Global careers require professional programs that meet the highest international standards. Our programs are accredited and recognised by professional bodies here and overseas in the areas of accounting, finance, human resource management, law, marketing and property. Recognised for excellence in education and training, our tourism and events program has been admitted to the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame.

Quality indicators

Further evidence of our performance is available through the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website. This covers key stages of the student journey such as educational experience, overall satisfaction and graduate outcomes. The website allows transparent benchmarking across institutions and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.




12020 THE Subject Rankings  22018 Australian Service Excellence Awards  3UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019 4CEO Magazine 2019 Global MBA Rankings  52019 Australian Financial Review, BOSS Survey