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
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification
  • ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationship Management System Certification
  • EFMD Global Network
  • Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU)
  • Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation

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

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 Certification demonstrates that an organisation embraces quality and continual improvement at the highest international level, through meeting the international standard for its Quality Management System (QMS), as assessed independently by an external quality assurance auditor. Having an ISO 9001 Certified QMS enhances business performance, and instils a culture of continual improvement and strategic decision-making that improves the quality of products / services offered, and contributes toward improved customer satisfaction. The Adelaide Business School is one of only a few business schools in the world to have ISO 9001 certification.

ISO 44001

ISO 44001 is the international standard designed to help organisations develop effective competitive business relationships based upon collaboration and partnering. For the Adelaide Business School. it provides a world-class internationally recognised framework for engaging with industry, government, and the wider community, and contributes toward a culture of collaboration and engagement within the School. The Adelaide Business School is only one of a very few Schools globally to have ISO 44001 Certification.

Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) accreditation

The University of Adelaide is one of only a handful of universities in the world to receive ACEEU dual accreditation for being both an Entrepreneurial and Engaged University, and are consistently ranked as one of the leading Australian Universities for entrepreneurship education and engagement. We have the longest operating Australian business incubator- ThincLab, and the longest running and most successful entrepreneurship pre-accelerator program – the Australian eChallenge, with strong capability to help our students, staff, alumni, and members of the community to develop their ideas, identify opportunities, and launch, grow, and scale up their ventures.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) advanced membership

The 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 business schools globally and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.