The University of Adelaide has a proud history of delivering world-class courses in business as the first institution in Australia to offer business education in 1902.

With an enviable network of teaching staff and alumni, the Adelaide Business School provides a range of cutting-edge coursework and research options for those who want to make a real impact in the world of business.

Our programs provide flexible study options and produce business leaders across a range of disciplines, including Accounting, Finance and Banking, Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship.

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Accreditation and memberships

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation

AACSB accreditation is the largest and most recognised specialised accreditation worldwide, for undergraduate and postgraduate business programs. AACSB-accredited schools must pass and maintain rigorous quality standards, and they have been proven to provide the best in business education worldwide. We are in a group of less than 5% of business schools globally to be AACSB accredited. We are proud to be part of this group as this type of prestigious accreditation assures our school is committed to offering the highest standard of quality education to our students.  

Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) accreditation

We are the only university in the world to receive ACEEU dual accreditation for being Entrepreneurial and Engaged University. This year, out of 40 Australian universities, the University of Adelaide was ranked the No. 1 Australian University for entrepreneurship education and engagement (Maritz, 2019). We have the longest operating Australian business incubator- ThincLab, and the longest running and most successful entrepreneurship pre-accelerator program – the Australian eChallenge.

Adelaide MBA

The University of Adelaide's highly regarded MBA program has been rated second of all business school MBAs in the nation, according to the 2019 AFR (Australian Financial Review) BOSS MBA Rankings. The GMAA (Graduate Management Association of Australia), Australia's Peak Body for MBAs, awarded Adelaide Business School’s MBA a 5 star ranking in 2017.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) advanced membership

Adelaide Business School is a proud Advanced Signatory to the PRME. PRME is a United Nations initiative, founded in 2007, aimed to serve as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.