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Global leaders in business education

  • No. 1 in Australia

    We are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.

  • Top 25 globally

    Our Accounting and Finance subjects are ranked #24 in the world in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022.


Students who wish to undertake one or more units of study for their own interest but not towards a degree may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Many units listed in the University of Sydney Business School (Undergraduate) Handbook are open to applicants, pending departmental approval.

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Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

Your fee

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 15 July of the same year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)

Overseas applicants may apply: (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 15 July of the same year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

"Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)"

Admission criteria

Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Permission is required from the department through which each unit is administered and is necessary for the application to be processed.

Your admission to a unit or units of study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience and availability.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is actively involved in quality assurance and accreditation activities aimed at further enhancing the quality of our teaching, research and community-related programs. We strive for excellence, and this has earned us the top international accreditations available to business schools, and enabled us to forge strategic alliances.

These include: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), of which the Business School was the first Australian business school to achieve accreditations in both business and accounting; EQUIS, the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and CEMS the Global Alliance in Management Education. The Business School is the only Australian business school to be admitted to CEMS, which is a prestigious alliance of 17 renowned European business schools, nine non-European academic institutions, and 60 of the world's leading multinational corporations.

Professional accreditations

For certain career options, external accreditation is a requirement for entering the workforce. Further accreditations are available to students who complete the requirements and meet eligibility criteria for the following:

Refer to the Business School (Undergraduate) Handbook or Business School website for further details.

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“I chose the University of Sydney because I was confident my degree would provide me with the skills I need to enter a successful career when I graduate. My classes have been truly engaging and intellectually stimulating.'

Xavier Eales, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of Laws


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