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Strategy 2023-27

Innovative. Responsible. Sustainable.
Through our global community we develop responsible leaders by creating and mobilising impactful management knowledge to build prosperous, sustainable organisations for a healthy, inclusive society.

The University of Sydney Business School Strategy 2023-2027 is in the service of our students and staff, our graduate employers, our alumni, business, social enterprise, government, our burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem, our scholarly community, and society more broadly.

The Business School Strategy sets three strategic priorities that are foundational to achieving the aspirations of the University of Sydney. Our three priorities are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Most importantly, by fostering a trusting, accountable, high-performance culture, our people will be empowered to do great work.

Strategic priorities


We design and deliver holistic transformational educational experiences of excellent quality to develop responsible leaders and support their lifelong learning.


We engage with industry government civil society and academia to produce excellent research with clear significant local and global impact.


We are a diverse, courageous, and thriving community whose management practices are excellent and sustainable.

Catalysing principles

Our four catalysing principles will accelerate the development of strategic possibilities, identify barriers, guide responsible decision making and create generative pathways for success.

They anchor us in place and alongside our shared future with First Nations peoples, they energise and inspire us. They bring to the forefront the importance of trusted relational networks, especially with our alumni, industry, government, and social enterprises. Together, they create a multiplier effect, stimulating demand and accelerating positive outcomes.

Our principles guide us to:


Nurture the power of our unique place.


Fulfil our social contract with First Nations peoples of Australia by learning from and partnering with them for a better social and economic future.


Foster an entrepreneurial mindset and drive innovation.


Build enduring partnerships with industry, government, our alumni, civil society and academia by delivering positive impact.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The University of Sydney Business School became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), in February 2016.

The vision is to systemically transform business and management education beyond the single-minded pursuit of profit maximisation towards more responsible management education, research and thought leadership, and partnerships.

Our third progress report 'From Narrative to Action' (pdf, 5.7MB), was submitted on 24 January 2022.

Our second progress report, 'Transforming management education beyond shareholder primacy' (pdf, 11MB), was submitted on 28 January 2020.

Our first progress report, 'Becoming an advocate for responsible management education' (pdf, 4.5MB), was submitted on 12 February 2018.

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We will continue to use this platform to champion much-needed change and to transform the narrative of traditional business and management education in order to develop tomorrow's responsible business leaders.

Contact us (PRME)

Associate Professor Chris F Wright

Academic Lead, PRME

Fiona O'Sullivan

Professional Staff Lead, PRME