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.

Launch of South Asia Scholarships

The Faculty of Business and Law is offering eligible students a AU$10,000 South Asia Business Scholarship. Students from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh who are looking to commence a full time undergraduate or postgraduate Business program in 2020, with a minimum duration of two years, are encouraged to take up this opportunity.

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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a practice-oriented graduate business degree, designed for experienced employees wishing to learn alongside like-minded people to advance leadership, business and management skills. You will typically be a team leader or a mid to high-level manager seeking to broaden your knowledge base and skill sets and take your career to the next level.

Entrepreneurial in theory and practice, the Executive MBA provides genuine global business insights that empower you to make a difference in your employer’s organisation and the wider world.

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Australian and Thai universities launch new two-degree program to develop talent in age of global disruption

The University of Newcastle, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Nurture Higher Education (UK) today announced the launch of a two-degree program in Bangkok, enabling students to earn a degree from each university without studying abroad and attend graduation ceremonies in two countries.

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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?


Our MBA programs

We understand that each individual has different needs. Our MBA programs have been designed to challenge you to think strategically, and to develop your capacity for professional career advancements and leadership. Compare our suite of MBA programs to find a program that suits you.

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University rankings for 2019 show Business and Law with The University of Newcastle (UON) is now placed in the top 200 in the world. UON is also in the top 10 of Australian universities by QS World University Rankings 2019.

The rankings highlight the universities that are leading in research and academic reputation.

Ranking highlights:

  • 89% of our graduates find employment within four months of graduating – above the Australian university average Overall Undergraduate Employment. *Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2017 (qilt.edu.au)
  • Ranked eighth in Australia for overall satisfaction. *Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2017 (qilt.edu.au)
  • 5-STAR maximum rating for overall experience, and social equity. *2019 Good Universities Guide
  • 84% + outstanding teaching quality – above National average of 80.1% *Overall Employment - postgraduate coursework Graduate Destination Survey 2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-17 (qilt.edu.au)
  • #1 in NSW for social equity *2019 Good Universities Guide

Check out the full list of Rankings here.

Partnering with Business and Community

The Faculty of Business and Law offers placements to students enrolled in programs in the Faculty of Business and Law. Our focus is to create a dynamic learning that creates work ready graduates. READ MORE


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).

The University of Newcastle has been welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.  The Master of Applied Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.