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Best 10 Australian Universities in Business and Economics 2019

Want to study business or economics in Australia? You need to choose your university wisely! Here’s the list of the top 10 Australian universities in these subject as per the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 by Subject Business and Economics.

What’s the THE Rankings by Subject?

The table of the THE World University Rankings by Subject: Business and Economics highlights the universities that are leading across business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics subjects. It uses the same 13 performance indicators in the overall World University Rankings, grouped into 5 areas: Teaching, Research, Citations, International outlook and Industry income.

Top 10 Australian Universities for Business and Economics:

1- University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is Australia’s No.1 university, and No. 32 in the world. Established in 1853, the university is located in the heart of Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics is a leading center of teaching and research in many subjects like Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.

2- Australian National University

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The Australian National University (ANU) is ranked 49th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. ANU counts 6 Nobel Laureates among their staff and alumni.

ANU College of Business and Economics offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in many subjects, such as Accounting, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, Business and Management, Economics and Finance.

3- UNSW Sydney


The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) is one of the top 100 universities in the world. Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, the University was established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines.

UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities. UNSW is the first university in the world to be awarded a five star plus rating by QS Intelligence Unit.

The UNSW Business School offers a wide range of programs through its 8 schools: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Information Systems and Technology Management, Management, Marketing, Risk and Actuarial and Taxation and Business Law.

4- University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ), is the largest and oldest university in Queensland state and a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight. UQ is ranked 69th in the THE World University Rankings 2019. The University’s outstanding 250,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

UQ Business School is one of the top business schools in Australia and the world. The School offers a range of degree programs, including undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and its renowned MBA program. It also offers Executive Education programs from its campus in the heart of the Brisbane central business district.

5- Monash University

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Established in 1958, Monash university is named after Sir John Monash, one of Australia’s greatest military and civilian leaders. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight universities, Monash University consistently ranks among the top universities in the world.

Monash Business School offers a wide range of programs in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Management, Marketing, Leadership, and Global Business.

6- Queensland University of Technology

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is ranked 24th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 and its Business School is in the top 100 in the business and economics subjects category in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

QUT Business School offers globally-recognised, triple accredited business degrees that will prepare you for diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. They provide a wide range of programs in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, International Business, MBA, Management and Human Resources.

7- University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney, located in Sydney, Australia, is a world-renowned institution that is currently ranked 59th in the THE World University Rankings 2019. It is also first in Australia and fifth in the world for graduate employability (2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

Founded in 1920, the first of its kind in Australia, the University of Sydney Business School offers teaching and research across Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Work and Organisational Studies. It is also home to the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies.

8- University of South Australia


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The University of South Australia (UniSA) is ranked in the top 3 Young Universities in Australia for Teaching, International Outlook, Research and Industry Income (2019 THE Young University Rankings).

UniSA Business School is ranked in the world’s top 1% and it is one of just 9 institutions in Australia and 180 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). They offer a wide range of programs in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Property, Management, Logistics and Business Speculations, Marketing, Tourism, Sports and Events, and Financial Planning.

9- University of Technology Sydney

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The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is one of the world’s top 200 universities (Times Higher Education Rankings 2019) and based in the vibrant Australian city of Sydney.

Its main campus has been transformed in recent years by over AUD 1 billion investment, creating state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. This location gives outstanding industry access and a creative hub but is also a convenient location for students to enjoy one of the most famous cities in the world.

UTS Business School delivers a broad range of degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels through its 5 academic disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.

10- Griffith University

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Griffith University is a public research university spread across five campuses in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan.

Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School offers a wide range of programs in many areas of studies, such as Accounting and business law, Asian studies, Business, Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial planning, International business, Marketing, MBA and Management.

Did you know? IDP can help you apply to ALL these top Australian universities and more! Speak to your IDP counsellor today to find the best business program for you at the leading Australian universities and schools.

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