Business School

Inspiring students to become the innovative world leaders of tomorrow

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Indo-Pacific region. The School uses world-class teaching, thought-leading research and corporate associations to provide real-world experience, hands-on learning and industry networking, giving students a career edge in their field.


Our vision is:

To be one of the most influential Business Schools in Australia and Asia.


Our mission is:

To “advance the welfare and the prosperity of the people through excellence in business education”.
Through the achievement of its mission the School will: 
(a) inspire and propel some of the most talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow; 
(b) provide an energising culture of international excellence in research, teaching and learning; 
(c) promote an ethical and entrepreneurial spirit; and 
(d) be a strong positive influence for alumni, business, industry, government and the professions.
Assurance of learning

Assurance of learning

The UWA Business School is strongly committed to enhancing the student learning experience through comprehensive assurance of learning procedures embedded within the curriculum. Each program has broad goals and specific objectives that align with the Australian Qualifications Framework, Discipline based learning standards and the UWA Educational Principles.

The program learning goals include:

5000+ students from 62 countries

Top 100 worldwide for Accounting and Finance (QS 2020)

30+ corporate supporters

Welcome from the Dean and Head of School Peter Robertson


Fellowship of AFAANZ

Congratulations to Professor Jac Birt, Head of Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School, awarded a Fellowship of AFAANZ at the annual Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference dinner. Professor Birt joins a group of 32 distinguished Fellows, three from The University of Western Australia. 

Business School staff nominated for national teaching awards

We are pleased to advise the following UWA Business School staff have been awarded / nominated for a / an: 

  • UWA Excellence in Teaching Early Career Award - Dr Benita Hube
  • UWA Excellence in Teaching Award - Dr Liudmila Tarabashkina
  • Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Dr Andrzej Gwizdalski

UWA Business School retains AACSB international recognition 

The UWA Business School has retained a prestigious accreditation for a further five years through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International following a rigorous peer review process. Only five per cent of business schools in the world have achieved. 

Chancellors Medal awarded 

The Deputy Chair of the UWA Business School Board will be awarded the Chancellors Medal on Tuesday 26 July at the UWA Business School Graduation Ceremony. 

Corporate supporters

The UWA Business School has a network of over 30 industry and corporate partnerships including Bankwest, EY, Woodside, KPMG, BHP Billiton, Chevron and many more. Strong industry contacts give students the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate. Our supporters include: 


Contemporary Issues in PRME Annual Lecture 2022

Australians use around 70 billion pieces of soft plastics including food wrappers each year. One million tonnes of Australia’s annual plastic consumption is single-use plastic. Our use of plastic is increasing and will double across the world by 2040. By 2050, it is estimated that plastic in our oceans will outweigh fish.

In the 2022 Contemporary Issues in PRME Annual Lecture, Co-Founder Julia Kay will tell the story behind the invention of Great Wrap. Great Wrap performs the same as conventional plastic but will break down in 180 days.  As a product that is 100% compostable, Great Wrap will add organic matter to compost and leave no microplastics behind. Julia will talk about the motivation and innovation that has led to Great Wrap being recognised as a product that is needed now to safeguard our future. 

For more information and to register visit Contemporary Issues in PRME Annual Lecture 2022

Shann Memorial Lecture

The annual Shann Memorial Lecture was introduced to honour the memory of the Foundation Professor of Economics at UWA, Edward Owen Giblin Shann. Edward Shann has been regarded as the pioneer of the academic development of economics and traditional Australian economic history and he was a strong advocate of individual intellectual freedom and developing a sense of social responsibilities. He penned several books and essays on the economic history of Australia and was a major influence in formulating financial and fiscal policies in Australia.

About Edward Shann

Edward Shann was born in 1884 and graduated with first-class honours in history and political economics from Queens’ College, University of Melbourne. He won several scholarships and went on for higher studies at the London School of Economics. He returned to Australia from England in 1910 and was lecturer-in-charge of history and economics at the University of Queensland from June 1911 to December 1912. He joined the University of Western Australia in its inaugural year of 1913 as the Foundation Professor of history and economics. He then went on to work at the University for a total of 22 years and was Vice-Chancellor from 1921 to 1923. Edward Shann’s life was cut tragically short when he died at the age of 51, in 1935.

Congratulations to our student award winners

We recognise the hard work and dedication you give to your studies and wish to celebrate your achievement with you. We also thank our generous donors for their continued support. 
2021 UWA Business School Prizes

Dr Andrew M Houston Memorial Prize in Economics
Bianca van der Walt

Adjunct Professor, Dr Brett Davies Legal Consolidated Prize in MGMT3342 Entrepreneurship
Josephine Santoso

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Prize in ACCT2112 Management Accounting
Megan Lam Thuon Mine

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Prize in ACCT2331 Taxation
Shana Soares

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Prize in ACCT3322 Auditing
Ashley Yao

D. W. Oxnam Prize in Work and Employment Relations
Mike Anderson

Emeritus Professor Izan Prize in FINA4590 Research Methods in Accounting and Finance
Thomas Higgins

Gerard Daniels Prize in HRMT5502 Human Resource Analytics
Bethany O'Regan

Gerard Daniels Prize in HRMT5518 Strategic Human Resource Management
James Parker

Jack and Norma Krasnostein Prize in MGMT5608 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sander Bangma

Julie Michael Memorial Prize in MGMT5517 Leadership for Social Impact
Michelle Emmett

Ky Cao Prize in ECON3395 Economic Policy
Ben Perks

Metrix Consulting Prize in Marketing Research
Stephanie Harrington

Office of the Auditor General for Western Australia Prize
Rowarne Leith

Perron Prize in MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management
Kate McGee

Perron Prize in MGMT5506 Ethics and Sustainability Management
Careena Nolan

Productivity Commission Prize for ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
Seamus Twomey

Professor Edward Shann Memorial Prize in ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
Bianca van der Walt

Rosalind Fok Prize in ACCT2201 Corporate Accounting
Josie Cooper

Smith-Gander Prize in FINA5603 Mergers and Acquisitions
Rui Zhang

UBS Prize in FINA3324 Investment Analysis
Charmaine Yeo

UBS Prize in FINA5530 Managerial Finance
William Pender

UBS Prize in FINA5533 Finance Essentials
Vinita Rohra

Viburnum Funds Prize in FINA1221 Introduction to Finance
Kartikeya Kaushal

W.E.G. Salter Memorial Prize in Economics
Michael Jenkins

Wesfarmers Limited Business Development Prize in FINA2207 Business Analysis and Valuation
Bryan Ng

Wesfarmers Limited Business Development Prize in FINA2205 Quantitative Methods for Finance
Gabriella Wang

Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce
Matthew Poli

Phil Dolan Prize for Best Performance in the Master of Applied Finance
Prashan Abeywardana

Professor David Plowman Memorial Prize
Johan Hawinkel

Diane Smith-Gander MBA Prize - MGMT5530 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Governance
Lara Diepeveen

Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch) Honours Prize for best B.Com Student in Economics 
Jia Wei Loh

Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch) Honours Prize for best B.Phil Student in Economics 
Jack Mulqueeney

Heneman Honours or Postgraduate Research Prize in Industrial Relations
Sandra Martain

Tracey Horton Scholar
Anderson Agusputranto

Tracey Horton Scholar
Ibrahim Ayoub

Tracey Horton Scholar
Sander  Bangma

Tracey Horton Scholar
James  Birkmanis

Tracey Horton Scholar
Tara May Broadhurst

Tracey Horton Scholar
Steven Chau

Tracey Horton Scholar
Simon  Cloete

Tracey Horton Scholar
Jamie  Cole

Tracey Horton Scholar
Patrick  Fagan

Tracey Horton Scholar
Nathan  Fielder

Tracey Horton Scholar
Dean  Finlayson

Tracey Horton Scholar
Ruslan Garapov

Tracey Horton Scholar
Lisa  Gillespie

Tracey Horton Scholar
Zarelda Goh

Tracey Horton Scholar
Scott  Harding

Tracey Horton Scholar
Johan Hawinkel

Tracey Horton Scholar
Suanlee Heng

Tracey Horton Scholar
Jack  Hodge

Tracey Horton Scholar
Victoria  Hough

Tracey Horton Scholar
Marisa Ioppolo-Armanios

Tracey Horton Scholar
Miodrag Kovacevic

Tracey Horton Scholar
Kenneth  McCormack

Tracey Horton Scholar
Gregory  Morris

Tracey Horton Scholar
Courtney  O'Connor

Tracey Horton Scholar
Jin  Ou

Tracey Horton Scholar
Morgan Peart

Tracey Horton Scholar
Lorraine Ponti

Tracey Horton Scholar
Benjamin S/O Rajasigamany

Tracey Horton Scholar
Craig  Rodgers

Tracey Horton Scholar
David Spurge

Tracey Horton Scholar
Helen Studham

Tracey Horton Scholar
Rahul Suhane

Tracey Horton Scholar
Christopher Webb

Tracey Horton Scholar
Lifang Zhang

Philip Brown Scholar 
Christian  Harding

Jin-Boon Lew Tutor Award
Louise Roberts

Jin-Boon Lew Tutor Award

Mare Stevanovski 
2022 Business School Scholarships
David Mack Indigenous Commencing Scholarship
Isabelle Turner 

David Mack Indigenous Continuing Scholarship
Ari Spring

Brian T. Dolan Scholarship in the UWA Business School
Lawson O'Brien

J. Willinge Scholarship in the UWA Business School
Lachlan Harrington

C. A Vargovic Memorial Honours Scholarship
Louis Richardson

C. A Vargovic Memorial Honours Scholarship
Ethan Slaven

C. A Vargovic Memorial Honours Scholarship
Vince Gingoyon

C. A Vargovic Memorial Honours Scholarship
Hongye Lan

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Alexa van der Merwe

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Hukambir Kohli

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Fletcher McLachlan

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Tran Nguyen

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Lilly Brown

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Stefan Chrisostomou

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Soonya Batool

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Hayley  Cooper

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Jett Nelson

Perron Foundation Scholarship in Business Leadership
Shannon Griffin

Hui Yen Siaw

Bruce Goulds Memorial Commerce Scholarship

Ben Grey

Joshua Taylor

Odna Borlaug Scholarship
Meg Lucas

Dr Merab Tauman Memorial Scholarship
EJ Bitangcol

Canning College  Student  Achievement Scholarship
Mya Khin

UWA Business School MBA Full Time International Achievement Scholarship
Priya Verma

Mining Leaders Scholarship
Pauline Ring

Mark and Paige Barnaba MBA Full Time Scholarship
Sean Huggins

UWA Business School MBA Intensive Scholarship
Nanette Trask

Paul Wilson Memorial Award
Nicholas Trask

A world-class pathway to global industry

Our graduates are represented in top positions across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors around the world. Additionally, many of our graduates choose to establish their own businesses, working in fields ranging from healthcare and technology, through to consulting and the performing arts. A degree from the UWA Business School gives you endless possibilities to excel across the globe.

Find out more about our alumni


Grace Zhou

Hayley Hamp

Louise Bosserman

Mia Herriman

Mikey Kailis

Nicholas Anile

Alistair Mackenzie

Our courses

Do you want to make your mark in the business world? Studying business at UWA equips you with invaluable knowledge and skills, along with exposure to industry and analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.

Gain a world-class MBA at UWA

Every leader’s journey is unique. At the UWA Business School, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is all about you. 

Our MBA program has been ranked number one in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, 6th in Oceania overall and 101-110 globally (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings). The rankings place UWA MBA graduates as the highest earners in Australia, earning almost $200,000 at the average age of 34.

Tailor the UWA MBA to your goals – from completing a personalised leadership development program, to attending high-level networking events and undertaking applied industry projects. You will be able to choose from a range of option units that suit your interests.

Pathways to MBA

Award-winning teachers and researchers in the UWA Business School

We are committed to maintaining an educational experience for students that combines the best features of new technologies, with those of an interactive learning environment. As a world-class university, we are also committed to producing and integrating state-of-the-art research that can give our students an edge in employability. 

If you wish to nominate a teacher for a Teaching & Learning Award, complete this nomination form

If you wish to nominate a researcher or research mentor for a Research Award, complete this nomination form



  • Researchers awarded $2m in early research grants

    Tue, 27 Sep 2022

    A study looking at the impact of diet on a person’s development, including their reproductive health and appearance, is among five projects at The University of Western Australia to share in $2 million through the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Research Awards.

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  • Future students invited to Explore UWA

    Wed, 17 Aug 2022

    Filling a tooth using a virtual dentistry simulator, attending a mock court trial, learning how to suture a wound and sitting down to a Chinese tea ceremony are some of the activities available to prospective students at The University of Western Australia's Explore UWA Day on Sunday 28 August.

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  • Violence, heart disease, frostbite: study finds more demand for homeless help

    Tue, 2 Aug 2022

    Research by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Social Impact has found 85 per cent of women experiencing homelessness have been attacked in the past two years in a study that also highlighted a big rise in people looking for help from homelessness services.

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Business School spotlight

Maryam Shariatmadari

Master of Commerce (Finance)

WILG 5001, Investment Consulting at Mercer

"Mercer's internship program is absolute gold – the ideal internship for any business graduate. It is very well-structured and highly challenging. My key responsibilities lay with researching and preparing investment return reports for Mercer’s clients, which also include The University of Western Australia. I was exposed to a dynamic working environment, where I was often involved in face-to-face and online meetings with high-profile clients globally. This experience has been highly rewarding and I strongly recommend it to all students." 

Australian Awards for University Teaching recipient

Congratulations to UWA Business School's Associate Lecturer, Antony Gray, who received an Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning award in December 2019. 

Antony was the first in his family to finish high school and, after studying music at WAAPA, spent 25 years as a professional musician playing, recording and touring with groups that included everything from jazz ensembles to indie-rock bands.

After leaving the professional music world (much to his parents’ disappointment!), he began his UWA degree in English and Cultural Studies, and French. As a consequence, he understands the struggles students can face when they first enter the university classroom.

Ant is a passionate and dedicated teacher who strives to help students succeed in their studies.


Current research projects

The UWA Business School is committed to a research culture that focuses on international excellence. Research performance is viewed as a critical determinant of both the School’s reputation and its ability to attract top students and world class academics to the School. Our research objectives align with the University’s aim of attracting the very best researchers and building on our competitive strengths.

Our accreditations

A degree from the UWA Business School is your passport to the world. We are one of a few institutions in Australia to be accredited by both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). These are leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America, meaning employers around the world recognise the quality of a UWA degree in business. The UWA Business School is also a signatory of the UN PRME. 


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