Study Business
& Management

Business graduates are future leaders

Business managers are strategic decision makers. By understanding and influencing how people, organisations and markets operate, managers can build wealth and drive innovation.

With a business degree, your options are endless. Combining comprehensive knowledge with real-world application, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to your own interests - from marketing, to HR to international business. You'll emerge ready to make your mark in business anywhere across the globe.

Belong to one of the best

Our business degrees rank among the best in the world:

  • Top 10 in NSW: In 2020, the federal government’s Quality Indicator for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW sixth in NSW/ACT for Business and Management.
  • Top 250 in the World: UOW was rated among the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.
    A world-class MBA: The Executive Master of Business Administration placed 28th globally in the QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2021. The EMBA program was also ranked the best in the state and in the world top tier by the London-based CEO Magazine in its annual EMBA and MBA Rankings for 2021. 

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The QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (2017-2019) found that over 90% of our graduates are employed within four months of completing their degree.

 

Earn a recognised qualification:

  • Accredited: Our business degrees are recognised by professional associations in Australia and overseas including Chartered Accountants, the Australian HR Institute, and the Graduate Management Association of Australia. See individual course descriptions for more detail.
  • Take it to the next level: Stay at the top of your game with a postgraduate short-course, or earn a master's degree in as little as one year offered by the Sydney Business School, UOW.

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Develop the specialist skills that employers want:

  • Common undergraduate first year: Bachelor of Commerce students have the chance to try study areas before selecting a major in second year.
  • A choice of 11 majors: Undergraduates can choose to major in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Public Relations, Supply Chain Management, Business Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance or Financial Planning.
  • Choose more than one: The undergraduate program allows you to take a second minor, or combine complementary specialisations in a double degree.
  • Two master's in two years: Combine two master's degrees and graduate with two specialist qualifications in as little as two years offered by the Sydney Business School, UOW.

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A degree from UOW opens doors:

  • Get noticed: Gain valuable real-world experience, and make professional connections that will help launch your career, with a business internship. You'll work with industry leaders such as KPMG, Mercer, NAB and Accor Hotels..
  • Industry collaboration: UOW has a strong business research reputation in collaboration with industry.
  • Access to experts: Learn from industry guest lecturers.
  • Be rewarded: Earn an industry sponsored scholarship or cadetship.
  • Travel: Study a short course at our partner institutes in China and Dubai, or a semester exchange through our Study Abroad network.

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Study close to home:

No matter which UOW campus you choose, you become part of one big community of learning. UOW Business degrees are offered at UOW metro and regional campuses located in:

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Globally recognised:

UOW is accredited by AACSB, a globally recognised accreditation that has been awarded to only the top 5% of the world's business schools. This is a public recognition that UOW’s business curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the skills, knowledge and experience that today's global employers are looking for.

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Launch your entrepreneurial career:

  • Prepare: Take subjects in entrepreneurship, innovation and start-up management to develop your entrepreneurial skills while you study.
  • Connect: Become part of iAccelerate, UOW's unique business accelerator program where startups, scaleups, social enterprises and intrapreneurs thrive.
  • Partner: Benefit from strong connections with start-up incubators which can help fund business ideas into action.

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Developing responsible future leaders:

UOW are signatories to the UN Principles of Responsible Management - a global movement providing future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals.

Working through the Six PRME Principles, we ensure that our students take a holistic view of the impact of their decisions, consider the impact on all stakeholders, understand requirements for corporate governance and develop their skills as responsible leaders. Making our graduates ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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5 stars

UOW Business and Management received a 5-star rating for graduate outcomes, with 82% in full-time employment within four months of graduating.

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Become one of the world's most employable graduates

At UOW, you'll develop the skills employers want. Over 90 percent of UOW business students obtained employment post-graduation. You'll gain a qualification that will earn you up to 50 percent more than a typical Year 12 graduate in the same role.

Here is just a sample of the careers you can pursue:

  • Business adviser
  • Product / category manager
  • WHS officer
  • HR manager
  • Digital / social media specialist
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher

 

  • Marketing manager
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand manager
  • Event manager
  • Project manager 
  • International analyst 
  • Demand planner 

Learn more: What can I do with my degree?

Meet Rehana

One of my most useful experiences at UOW was an internship with Novotel. It gave me hands-on experience and really valuable insight. Today I’m a HR Business Partner with Macquarie Group. The most rewarding part of my job is the freedom to constantly challenge the status quo, and the feeling that I’m positively contributing to something meaningful.RehanaBachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) Human Resource Management

Make your mark

Joseph is studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Public Relations. Inspired by the ever-changing world of marketing, Joseph wants to use business to make his mark on the fashion industry.

More alumni stories

My name is Joseph Plumb. I'm studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Public Relations. Marketing is a field that is so broad and ever-changing. That's what inspires me. The fact that it's always growing and with that I can grow also. The big dream for me is to establish a successful clothing label. I want to use business to make my mark on the fashion industry.

Study in the home of innovation

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iAccelerate

iAccelerate is UOW's unique business accelerator and incubator program. The centre has the most innovative minds, creative ideas and entrepreneurial vibe that make it a unique place to start your business and scale it.

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Global Challenges

The Global Challenges program brings together diverse groups of world-class researchers to address real-world problems - from the future of work to sustainable marine zone economies.

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Sydney Business School, UOW

Enhance your career opportunities with a postgraduate degree offered by the Sydney Business School. With flexible delivery, and campuses in Sydney CBD and Wollongong, you could earn your master's degree in as little as one year.

At UOW, you'll be on the forefront of future industries. Discover how business can create change that matters.

Real-world experience

Jorge Perez shares how a UOW business internship assists students in gaining invaluable exposure to successful businesses, and the opportunity to apply their learning with real-world practice.

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Internships is an add-on to what they learn at the University. We learn theory concepts but we don't necessarily get taste off of the workforce. Once they go into an internship, they're able to put that theory into practice.

The idea is that the internship program that we run on is actually supported by a team at the Faculty of Business. We actually source the opportunities. We know our industry partners. We put students through our recruitment process which is very similar to what they'll face when they go into industry and you know university degree is great but you need that experience.

A lot of recruiters will ask for that two to five year experience. How do you get that as a university student when you are studying? Internships give you that. It's the combination of workplace experience and university degree, combining it and then be able to go to a job interview and say: “yes, I've got the experience you require”.

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