Faculty of Business and LawFaculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Business and Law

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law, where new knowledge is created and our students benefit from a curriculum which is international in focus and challenges them to understand and question the global economy and society of which they are part.

Since 2017, the Faculty has been based in Newcastle’s CBD campus - NeW Space, a $95m state-of-the-art building designed to facilitate the blended learning which has become a defining feature of our approach to teaching. This move has seen the Faculty become a key contributor to the city’s social and economic success. The Faculty in its first year has brought three international conferences to Newcastle and continues to use its new location to establish and nurture mutually-beneficial relationships with community, alumni and industry.

The Faculty of Business and Law produces high-quality, nationally and internationally relevant research which was rated ‘at world standard’ in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessment. Academics within the Faculty are research leaders and contribute knowledge within a wide range of fields, including business and management, law, tourism management, economics and politics. Teams of researchers within the Faculty have received ARC Linkage grants and state Government funding for projects. They publish consistently in the top national and international journals and are energetic in growing both the quality and volume of their research, and developing and furthering research collaborations both in Australia and globally.

We have a mandate to build research strength and impact, complementing our strength in offering cutting-edge and innovative degree programs that give our students the opportunity to collaborate with business, government and the professions in work integrated learning. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) offers students the chance to apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Through participating in the Faculty's (domestic and International) WIL courses and programs students complete professional work placement, internship or project-based learning and earn credit towards their degree.

External engagement at global, national and regional level is highly valued by the Faculty and essential to achieving our strategic goals. We value our collaborative teaching agreements with all of our international partners and have established several articulation agreements and student pathway agreements with Universities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Our aim is to be known within Australia and internationally for the quality of the learning experience received by our students, our commitment to equity, the quality and impact of our research, and our strong engagement with the local community and international partners.

What’s new with the Faculty of Business and Law?

UoN Placed Top 150 in the World for Business and Economics

Times Higher Education (THE) recently released its 2018 subject rankings for Business and Economics with The University of Newcastle (UON) now placed in the top 150 in the world. UON is equal eighth in Australia for Business and Economics.

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The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation from USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Our first SIP report, demonstrates our achievements with respect to all six PRME principles through initiatives in research and teaching, as well as through increasing community and industry

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The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major) and Master of Human Resource Management programs are accredited with the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Business (Marketing major) and Master of Marketing programs are accredited with the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).