Student Prizes

Adelaide Business School hosts an annual student awards event that recognises high achieving students who have achieved outstanding results in our business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Partnering with our industry sponsors helps us recognise and reward our student talent. 

Associations & company prize sponsors 

  • The CPA Australia Prize for Strategic Management Accounting

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by CPA Australia who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize CPA Australia shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $500. CPA Australia commits to providing this support for 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the undergraduate course, Strategic Management Accounting.
    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $500.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Strategic Management Accounting.
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year, then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.
    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The CPA Australia Prize for Accounting Theory

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by CPA Australia who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize CPA Australia shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $500. CPA Australia commits to providing this support for 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the undergraduate course, Accounting Theory.
    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $500.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Accounting Theory. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years. The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The CPA Australia Prize for Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by CPA Australia who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize CPA Australia shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $500. CPA Australia commits to providing this support for 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate course, Accounting Concepts and Methods(M).

    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $500.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the postgraduate course Accounting Concepts and Methods(M).
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.
    The prize shall be shared equally, if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The Hender Consulting Prize for Managing Contemporary Organisations

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by Hender Consulting who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Hender Consulting shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600.Hender Consulting commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate course, Managing Contemporary Organisations.
    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s)in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s)with the highest mark in the postgraduate course Managing Contemporary Organisations.
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The McGregor Tan Research Prize for Delivering Customer Insights

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by McGregor Tan Research who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize McGregor Tan Research shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $300. McGregor Tan Research commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 and concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the undergraduate course, Delivering Customer Insights. The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s)in an annual amount of $300.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Delivering Customer Insights. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years. 

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • Leadenhall

    Leadenhall has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Business Valuation II.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

  • The Nova Systems Prize for Master of International Management

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by Nova Systems who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Nova Systems shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $1000. Nova Systems commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate program, Master of International Management. The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $1000.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the postgraduate program, Master of International Management. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The Nova Systems Prize for Systems Thinking for Management

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by Nova Systems who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Nova Systems shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600. Nova Systems commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate course, Systems Thinking for Management.
    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the postgraduate course, Systems Thinking for Management.
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The PKF Adelaide Prize for Accounting Foundations

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by PKF Adelaide who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize PKF Adelaide shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $500. PKF Adelaide commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2022 (awarded in 2023) concluding in 2024 (awarded in 2025).

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student with the highest grade in Accounting Foundations. The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $500.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Accounting Foundations.
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize at the direction of PKF Adelaide.

     

  • Scholle IPN Packaging

    Scholle IPN Packaging have kindly agreed to sponsor 3 prizes to the Adelaide Business School.

    The first prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Business Communications.

    The second prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Knowledge Management and Measurement.

    The third prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Organisational Dynamics.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

Endowed

  • The Joseph Fisher Medal and Prize for Commerce (Accounting)

    In 1903, Joseph Fisher, Esquire paid the sum of £1,000 to the University for the purpose of promoting with the income thereof, the study of commerce in the University. The grant provided for a medal awarded annually to a student of Advanced Commerce (The Joseph Fisher Medal for Commerce) and a lecture on a subject relating to commerce to be delivered every alternate year (or as income permits).

    The following rules now apply:

    1. There shall be a medal and prize to be called “The Joseph Fisher Medal and Prize for Commerce”.
    2. The value of the prize shall be the Joseph Fisher medal plus $500.
    3. The medal and prize shall be awarded by the University of Adelaide Business School on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions to the most distinguished graduand in B.Com (Accounting), provided that, in the opinion of the examiners, the candidate is of sufficient merit.
    4. Where two or more candidates are of equal merit, the award shall be shared equally.
  • The Ann Wills Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) Prize

    Background
    In 2016 by a Deed of Gift, William J A Wills AM, paid $35,000 to the University to establish a prize in memory of his late wife, Ann Wills, who was a former academic staff member, being Deputy Head of the Commerce Department.

    The gift is invested in accordance with the University’s strategy relating to endowment, as may be updated or varied from time to time, to ensure ongoing support for the purpose from the investment earnings.

    The University accepted the donation upon the trusts specified by the donors and the donation therefore became the capital subject to those trusts (‘capital sum’).

    Name of the fund
    The capital sum, all income arising from the capital sum and any accumulations and additions thereto together form a fund called ‘The Ann Wills Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) Prize’ (‘fund’).

    Investment of the fund
    The fund is to be amalgamated for the purposes of investment, and held in a common fund, and the net income earned by the common fund shall be credited, rateably, to the funds so amalgamated and thereafter distributed according to the terms of the Prize.

    Obligations
    In administering the fund, the University must adhere to the terms specified and is obliged:-

    1. to invest the capital sum according to the directions of the donor; and
    2. to establish a prize in the manner described in the following Rules.

    Rules

    1. The Prize shall be called "The Ann Wills Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) Prize.

    2. The value of the prize is $1,500 per year, or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment fund.

    3. The prize is awarded by the University annually and on the following eligibility criteria: students in the Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) program who have successfully completed the third year of the program.

    4. The Head of School or his/her nominee will award the prize to the best performing third year student in the Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) who achieves the highest overall GPA (or equivalent) for the program.

    5. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in any given year then the prize will not be awarded in that year and the available distribution of interest may be used in subsequent years.

    6. If there is more than one candidate of equal merit, then the prize may be shared equally.

    7. The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University's legal obligations and policies.

  • The George Thompson Prize

    Background
    In 1923, the Adelaide Cooperative Society Limited (‘donor’) gave to the University of Adelaide the sum of £150 (‘donation’) for the purpose of founding a prize in Commerce in memory of George Thompson, the first Secretary and Manager of the Society. This is a prize awarded to a student for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce. The University accepted the donation upon the trusts specified by the donor and the donation therefore became the capital subject to those trusts (‘capital sum’).

     

    Name of the fund
    The capital sum, all income arising from the capital sum and any accumulations and additions thereto together form a fund called ‘The George Thompson Prize’ (‘fund’).

     

    Investment of the fund
    The fund is to be amalgamated for the purposes of investment, and held in a common fund, and the net income earned by the common fund shall be credited, rateably, to the funds so amalgamated and thereafter distributed according to the trusts specified by the donor.

     

    Obligations
    In administering the fund, the University must adhere to the terms specified and is obliged:-

    1. to invest the capital sum according to the directions of the donor; and

    1. to establish a prize in the manner described in the following Rules.

    Rules
    The George Thompson Prize is administered according to the following Rules:-

     

    Establishment
    In 1923, The Adelaide Cooperative Society Limited gave to the University of Adelaide the sum of £150 for the purpose of establishing a prize in Commerce in memory of George Thompson, the first Secretary and Manager of the Society.

     

    Value
    The value of the Prize is $700 per year, or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment Fund1.

     

    Eligibility
    The prize is awarded by the University annually to the student who has achieved the highest overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for the Bachelor of Commerce.

    Bachelor of Commerce means Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (International Business), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) or Bachelor of Commerce (Management).

     

    Selection of Candidate
    The Dean of the Business School or his/her nominee will award the prize to the student who has achieved the highest overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for the Bachelor of Commerce. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in any given year then the prize shall not be awarded that year and the available distribution of interest may be used in subsequent years.

    If there is more than one candidate of equal merit, the prize may be shared equally.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.

  • The AW Bampton Prize

    Background
    By Deed of Gift dated 30 September 2020, Andrew Davies AM donated $10,000 to the University for a prize in business with a preference for accounting or finance, named in memory of A W Bampton (“Purpose”). The University will invest the Gift in perpetuity and use the income from the Gift for the Purpose. Any unexpended income arising from the Gift in any year may be retained as income and be available in a subsequent year for the Purpose. Alternatively, unexpended income may be added to the capital of the Gift.  This is an endowed prize with the capital held in the University’s Endowment Fund1 and the income distribution each year used to fund the Prize. The University accepted the donation upon the trusts specified by the donor and the donation therefore became the capital subject to those trusts (‘capital sum’).

    Name of the fund
    The capital sum, all income arising from the capital sum and any accumulations and additions together form a fund called the ‘A W Bampton Prize’ (‘fund’).

    Investment of the fund
    The fund is to be amalgamated for the purposes of investment, and held in a common fund, and the net income earned by the common fund shall be credited, rateably, to the funds so amalgamated and thereafter distributed according to the trusts specified by the donor.

     

    Obligations

    In administering the fund, the University must adhere to the terms specified and is obliged:-

    1. to invest the capital sum according to the directions of the donor; and
    2. to establish and administer a prize in the manner described in the following Rules.

    Rules

    Title
    The Prize shall be called “The AW Bampton Prize”.

    Value
    The Prize shall be awarded annually and the value of the Prize will be $500.00.

    Eligibility
    To be eligible for the Prize, candidates must have successfully completed the Master of Accounting and Finance at the University of Adelaide in the year for which the Prize is awarded.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Prize will be awarded by the Adelaide Business School Board of Examiners or executively by the Dean of Business to the most meritorious student qualifying for the Master of Accounting and Finance.

    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in any given year then the Prize will not be awarded in that year.

    If there is more than one candidate of equal merit, then the Prize may be shared equally.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.

  • GKB Chowdary Prize for Entrepreneurial Leadership

    Prize Rules

    Establishment
    This Prize was established by a donation to the University by Dr Rajeev Kamineni in honour of his uncle Mr GKB Chowdary. Rajeev is a lecturer of Management at the Adelaide Business School.

    In support of the prize, the donor has agreed to donate the prize amount annually to the University for five years from 2023-2027 until otherwise determined by the University after discussions with the donor.

    Title
    The Prize shall be called the "GKB Chowdary Prize for Entrepreneurial Leadership".

    Value
    The Prize shall be awarded annually and the value of the Prize will be $500.00.

    Eligibility
    To be eligible for the prize, candidates must have successfully completed the course ENTREP3015 Entrepreneurial Leadership in the year for which the Prize is awarded.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the student(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course ENTREP 3015 Entrepreneurial Leadership, with a minimum Distinction average GPA. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years. Where there is more than one student of equal merit, the prize shall be awarded equally.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University's legal obligations and policies.

  • The Lanyon Asset Management Pty Limited Prize for Equity Valuation Analysis (M)

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by Lanyon Asset Management Pty Limited who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Lanyon Asset Management Pty Limited shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600.Lanyon Asset Management Pty Limited commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate course, Equity Valuation Analysis(M).

    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s)in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s)with the highest mark in the postgraduate course Equity Valuation Analysis (M).
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.

    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The South Australian Government Financing Authority Prize for Options, Futures & Risk Management

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by South Australian Government Financing Authority who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize South Australian Government Financing Authority shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600. South Australian Government Financing Authority commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2020 concluding in 2022.

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the undergraduate course, Options, Futures & Risk Management.
    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Options, Futures & Risk Management.
    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.
    The prize shall be shared equally, if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The UniSuper Prize for Portfolio Theory and Management

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by UniSuper who are establishing the prize to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize UniSuper shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600. UniSuper commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing 2022 (awarded in 2023) concluding in 2024 (awarded in 2025).

    Eligibility and Payment
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the undergraduate course, Portfolio, Theory and Management.

    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the undergraduate course Portfolio Theory and Management.
    If there Is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.
    The prize shall be shared equally, if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The Redarc Electronics Prize for Enterprise Project

    Establishment
    This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by Redarc Electronics who are establishing the prize to recognise and support postgraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Redarc Electronics shall provide to the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $600. Redarc Electronics commits to providing this annual support for a period of 3 years, commencing in 2023 for the 2022 award and concluding in 2025 for the 2024 award.

    Eligibility and Payment  
    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student who obtain the highest marks in the postgraduate course, Enterprise Project (6 units) or Enterprise Project Part B (3 units).

    The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $600.

    Selection of Candidate  
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the graduate(s) with the highest mark in the postgraduate course Enterprise Project (6 units) or Enterprise Project Part B (3 units). If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years.


    The prize shall be shared equally if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

  • The Taylor Collison Prize for Business Finance

    Establishment
    This proposal would establish a prize for Business Finance as a result of a contribution by Taylor Collison who are considering options to recognise and support undergraduate students.

    Value
    In support of the prize Taylor Collison will provide the University within 30 days of request by invoice from the University, an annual amount equivalent to $1500 and commits to providing this annual support for a period of three years, commencing 2022 (awarded in 2023) and concluding in 2024 (awarded in 2025).

    Eligibility and Payment

    The prize will be awarded by the University to the student with the highest grade in Business Finance (with a minimum GPA of a distinction). The prize shall comprise a payment by the University to the successful prize candidate(s) in an annual amount of $1500.

    Selection of Candidate
    The Adelaide Business School shall award the prize to the Student with the highest grade in Business Finance. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded and the money will be used in subsequent years. The prize shall be shared equally, if there is more than one candidate of equal merit.

    Variations
    The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize at the direction of the Dean of Business, Adelaide Business School.

    Benefits to Taylor Collison
    Sponsoring a prize comes with several benefits to Taylor Collison. As a sponsor, Taylor Collison will be invited to attend the annual Prize Ceremony with up to 150 guests from local industry. This is also an opportunity to meet the prize winner(s) and to network with other businesses, the guest speaker, and senior staff from both the Adelaide Business School and Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.

    Taylor Collison will also receive:

    • The opportunity to network with up to 50 top performing students within the Adelaide Business School and further establish suitability for future employment
    • Two guests passes to the Annual Prizes Ceremony
    • Promotion of the event and their sponsorship on Faculty and School social media and websites.
    • Promotion of their brand on presentation slides, the event brochure and invitation; and 
    • Access to promotional photography from the event.