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Australian business schools perfoming well among the world's best

Wed, 23 Mar 2016

Australia's business schools have once again demonstrated the quality of their academic endeavours, retaining their position among the world's best in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Based on the expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers, along with the analysis of 28.5 million research papers, the rankings highlight the world's top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Australian universities continue to maintain their position in the top 50 spots.

  • Seven universities in the top 50 for Accounting and Finance.
  • Four universities in the top 50 for Economics and Econometrics.
  • Five universities in the top 50 for Business and Management Studies.

The University of Melbourne and UNSW Australia rank 12 and 13 in the world respectively in Accounting and Finance, only just tailing traditional heavyweights University of Oxford, London Business School and Stanford University.

Australian business schools are also outperforming their STEM counterparts with business, management, accounting and finance appearing more in the top 200 QS rankings than all major science and engineering subjects including medicine, mathematics, computer and information sciences. 

Compared to other major English-speaking study destinations such as the US, the UK, New Zealand and Canada, on a per-capita basis, Australia has significantly more business schools in the top 50 worldwide.


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