Committed to quality, equity and engagement

The Faculty of Business and Law provides an innovative and dynamic learning community that offers leading-edge degrees.

The Faculty of Business and Law has been integrated into the new College of Human and Social Futures.

With strong connections to industry, the Faculty of Business and Law delivers education and research grounded in contemporary issues affecting the world today.

As a student you’ll gain a professional edge through real-world, practical experience and teachings designed to make you work-ready. You’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge and professional networks needed to excel in your chosen field – law, marketing, finance, human resources, management, accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, tourism and sports management.

Our academics are leaders in their fields who continue to advance our disciplines through research with global impact. This ensures our degrees remain relevant in an ever-evolving professional landscape

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96.1% ? of undergraduate Business and Management graduates found employment within four months
No. 1 ? in Australia for overall satisfaction for undergraduate Law and Paralegal Studies students
$115000 ? median starting salary for postgraduate Business and Management graduates – above the national average

Our Schools

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.

The Faculty is based in Newcastle’s CBD campus, NUspace, a state-of-the-art building designed to facilitate the blended learning which has become a defining feature of our approach to teaching.

Faculty research

With internationally renowned researchers and University Centres, the Faculty of Business and Law produces world-class research in all our areas of activity.

The Faculty strives to assist business and society to create sustainable enterprises and communities. We welcome the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research with commercial and public sector organisations.

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Faculty highlights

A passion for people and Australian culture

A passion for people and Australian culture

With a passion for people and employee satisfaction and engagement, Maribel knew after studying a Bachelor of International Business that she would go on to learn more about Human Resource Management.

Entering the Legal Industry with Connections

Entering the Legal Industry with Connections

In the words of practicing solicitor Callum, when you graduate from the University of Newcastle’s Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice “you won’t be just entering the legal industry, you’ll already be a part of it.”

Advocating for society’s most vulnerable

Advocating for society’s most vulnerable

After studying Open Foundation Daniel now hopes to speak up for society’s most vulnerable people through his Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Studying the Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Studying the Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Practical experience, real-world projects and summer internships – just a few of Nena’s highlights from her time studying the Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Nena credits these reasons for her being industry-ready and has forged a bright career since graduating in 2017.

Kanishk Kumar

Kanishk Kumar

Kanishk Kumar (MBA, 2011; Master of Marketing, 2011) is a business development and market entry consulting professional, with a reputation for helping businesses grow.

The thirst for a new challenge sparks career growth

The thirst for a new challenge sparks career growth

Rebecca (Bec) has been flexing her creative flair for more than a decade. With a passion for the creative arts and an undergraduate degree in communication, Bec kickstarted her career in marketing where she went on to promote some of the biggest concerts and theatre tours.

Bridging international markets

Bridging international markets

Taking part in a Work Integrated Learning placement during her study at the University of Newcastle helped Emma build the skills needed in her career today.

From international student to international marketing intern

From international student to international marketing intern

International student Katrina has been studying at The University of Newcastle for the past two years and undertook a placement with the University’s Marketing and Communications department.

Latest news

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Law on the Beach 2019 session

News • 15 Jan 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

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Upcoming events and conferences


Event • 11 May 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Using SCOPUS & SciVal

Join this session to use and understand all things SCOPUS & SciVal.


Event • 18 May 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

ARC Linkage Project Grants

This session will provide practical advice to researchers interested in submitting an ARC Linkage Projects application. Please join us to for this opportunity to learn more and ask questions.


Event • 26 May 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Maximise Your Research Profile

This session will provide you with an opportunity to refresh and optimise your Research Profile.

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Accreditation and affiliation

AACSB Accredited
AHRI Accredited Course
AMI Accredited Course
Chartered Accounts Australia and New Zealand
CPA Australia Accredited Program
CFA Institutue University Affiliation Program

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.