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.

  • Vision

    By 2025, the Adelaide Business School will be recognised as the Entrepreneurial Business School of Australasia that has (social) purpose, making a difference in the communities it touches through having social, economic, and scholarly impact.

  • Mission

    Through its research, teaching, and engagement activities, the Adelaide Business School assists current and future leaders create, transform, and lead sustainable, innovative enterprises that contribute to the development of a better society.

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.

The Adelaide Business School hosts ThincLab, home to creative thinkers, the rule-breakers and the challengers.

Our people

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.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 Certification shows that a company or organisation is certified to the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. ISO 9001 is designed to accelerate business performance, instill a sense of continual improvement and strategic decision-making that improves on the quality of your products and/or services, and helps to guarantee improved customer satisfaction.

ISO 44001 

ISO 44001 started life as PAS 11000 Collaborative business relationships. The PAS was published in November 2006. It became a British Standard, BS 11000, in 2010 and now, it has evolved into an international standard to help organizations, develop effective competitive business relationships based upon a collaborative approach.

The standard is applicable to private and public organizations of all sizes, from large multinational corporations and government organizations, to non-profit organizations and micro/small businesses. It can be used to manage relationships on several different levels whether your needs focus on a single application between operating divisions or more complex relationships like consortia and joint ventures

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.