The University of Western Australia’s Business School has been placed in Australia’s top five in the AFR BOSS Best Business Schools ranking for 2023.
“Earning a top spot in the AFR BOSS ranking is more than just an accolade; it’s a reflection of our school’s enduring impact on the business community.”UWA Business School Dean and Head of School, Professor Peter Robertson
UWA’s Business School was ranked fourth in Australia out of 37 institutions, including third for quality and eighth for reputation.
The rankings assess Australia’s leading business schools across three key dimensions: reputation, education quality, and career advancement.
UWA Business School Dean and Head of School, Professor Peter Robertson said the recognition, two years in a row, highlighted UWA’s consistency in delivering exceptional business education.
“These rankings underscore our ongoing efforts to provide a learning environment that fosters innovation and prepares students for success in a rapidly evolving business landscape,” Professor Robertson said.
“Earning a top spot in the AFR BOSS ranking is more than just an accolade; it’s a reflection of our school’s enduring impact on the business community.
“We take pride in our ability to produce graduates who drive positive change in the world.”
Diane Smith-Gander AO leads the advisory board of the UWA Business School, which features a diverse lineup of Perth’s top-tier executives, including Dr Mark Barnaba AM, a board member of the Reserve Bank, Meg O’Neill, CEO of Woodside Energy, Rob Scott, CEO of Wesfarmers and Simon Trott, the head of Rio’s Iron Ore division.
“As both an alumnus of the UWA Business School and the Chair of the Board, I take pride in my association with this world-class institution,” Ms Smith-Gander said.
“I can personally attest to the exceptional quality of the students and teaching staff in the UWA MBA program through my annual masterclass in corporate governance.
“Advisory Board members actively engage in teaching and mentoring Business School students and contribute to the Dean’s strategic initiatives.
“We are once again thrilled to learn that our UWA Business School remains one of Australia’s leading business institutions and the best of the best in WA.”
UWA’s Vice Chancellor Professor Amit Chakma said the ranking was a reflection of the hard work and talent of the University’s outstanding Business School staff and students.
“I would like to congratulate our teachers, students and the wider Business School community for their efforts,” Professor Chakma said.
“We are immensely proud of this accomplishment and remain committed to raising the bar even higher in our pursuit of academic and professional excellence in business.”