Our Purpose

University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.

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UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.

We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world's universities.

UOW History

In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.

UOW is proud of the rich history that has developed since those first classes were held in 1951. The University has certainly come a long way: we still train engineers and metallurgists, but we now also train artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators.

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Research & Innovation Division

At UOW we’re dedicated to research that makes a difference. We emphasise partnerships and collaborations to deliver real-world impact. We demonstrate our commitment to innovation by giving great ideas a genuine business incubator pathway. We welcome opportunities to share our research and partner with our community. We support each other to enhance UOW’s reputation for research excellence and innovation.

Our place, purpose and values

Universities have never been more important to our future. In a world facing very large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges our universities will play a central role in keeping Australia economically competitive and socially cohesive. The higher education sector will be at the forefront of shaping contemporary policies and a modern society.

At the University of Wollongong (UOW) we will continue to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments. We will develop highly sought after graduates who have experienced a research-intensive university, and an intellectually challenging curriculum.

We are committed to generating outstanding research and world-class results. Our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities creates an opportunity to renew and refresh.

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The coming period offers major opportunities to:

  • Continue the drive to build an outstanding research environment, a strong graduate school and clear incentives to drive research focus and productivity;
  • Complete the transformation of our curriculum linked to student demand, graduate outcomes and use of new technology;
  • Invest in our people to collaborate internally and externally to achieve great things;
  • Enhance our campuses, and align our facilities to the changes in centres of population, the demand driven system and emerging research priorities;
  • Leverage our reputation as a global multi-campus university by growing our off-shore international program and portfolio;
  • Work with our partners to create greater levels of innovation and impact, and contribute to the creation of new enterprises;
  • Engage with our alumni to build a network for life;
  • Maintain an efficient and productive university focussed on adaptability and financial sustainability;
  • Aspire to make UOW a destination university and Wollongong a university city.

Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Bachelor

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Bachelor of Business provides you with the knowledge and experience to move into many types of business careers such as international business, finance, public relati ... [+]

The business sector is one of the world's largest employers offering varying roles and careers. Business plays an important role in assisting to evolve a complex global economy by providing solutions to problems in a sustainable and ethical way.

The Bachelor of Business provides you with the knowledge and experience to move into many types of business careers such as international business, finance, public relations, management, and marketing. You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of business and organizations, and the skills to analyze business issues in local, national and international contexts. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.... [-]

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Finance is about money and investments. People on their own and in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments), have a common obj ... [+]

Finance is about money and investments. People on their own and in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments), have a common objective of profitable investment. What is a government-secured bond? What is a share? What are the reasons for investing in either'and when is the right time? These are some of the questions answered in the domain of finance.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you will specialize in finance from your second year. The course is both rigorous and practical, with an emphasis on applications and real-world financial management.

Careers include finance manager, management reporting manager, equity trade analyst, investment operations analyst: and venture capitalist. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.What you will studyYou will learn the theoretical knowledge and tools demanded by employers in all sections of the world economy: investment, financial markets, financial modeling and portfolio analysis. You will learn advanced statistical techniques for analysis, including the classical linear regression model, model diagnostics, univariate time series modeling, and forecasting. You will explore corporate finance, including financial strategies, security analysis, and portfolio management.Additional Information:First and second-year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:... [-]

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Financial planners must have an understanding not only of finance but of accounting, management, and marketing. ... [+]

Financial planners must have an understanding not only of finance but of accounting, management, and marketing. Financial planning is the design of specific financial outcomes that meet a client's unique needs and objectives, given their financial resources and risk profile. Its broad approach is to fulfill clients' total needs, incorporating investment planning, taxation and social services planning, retirement planning, risk planning and estate planning.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you will study a broad range of disciplines to give you the knowledge a financial planner needs. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning. Career opportunities include fund manager, financial planner, wealth advisor and insurance broker.What you will studyYou will investigate securities and the market they operate in as well as theories of the market and the equilibrium prices of securities. You will learn how to assess investments, and the method for identifying the best financial product for a client, with particular attention to their risk profile. You will learn the codes of conduct governing the financial planning industry and relevant regulatory frameworks, advising techniques, and how to build and maintain clients' investment portfolios.Additional InformationFirst and second year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:... [-]

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The Bachelor of Commerce Honours year provides a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. ... [+]

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours year provides a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. With an Honours degree, you can move into academic and/or public sector positions requiring advanced research and analytical skills that will aid policy formulation and analysis. This degreeThe program provides training in research skills using a variety of information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks); an opportunity to practice articulating complex ideas orally and in writing; practice in working closely with a supervisor on a project and in preparing a major project within a deadline; experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis. Some examples of government institutions that employ students who complete an Honours degree are the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Treasury, and the Australian Productivity Commission.Honors students can also apply to continue to a research degree.What you will studyThe program includes training in research skills using a variety of information systems (archives, the library, databases); an opportunity to practise articulating complex ideas; practise in working closely with a supervisor on a project and delivering within a timeline: and experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis. If you are considering an Honours degree, we encourage you to talk to the Honours Coordinator in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss your program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors. Course Learning Outcomes ... [-]
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People are an organization's most valuable resource. Human resource management (HRM) is concerned with finding the right staff for an organization and having employed the ... [+]

People are an organization's most valuable resource. Human resource management (HRM) is concerned with finding the right staff for an organization and having employed them, nurturing them so that they want to stay and perform to the best of their abilities. Rather than solely focusing on the bottom line, HRM also focuses on motivational factors, employee health and well-being, human rights, ethics, and the impact of responsible management on society.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you can major in HRM from the second year. This major will teach you about the people side of business operations by gaining an understanding of human resource management theories and practices. Careers in HRM include HR manager, HR consultant, industrial officer, recruitment manager, training management, safety manager and career development manager.You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning. What you will studySpecific focus is placed on the acquisition and development of employees, positively influencing their employment performance, and monitoring and managing the processes of staff selection, retention and turnover. HRM examines specific people management practices such as recruitment and selection, organizational behavior, employee relations, management of change, learning and development and workplace health and safety management.Additional Information:First and second-year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:... [-]

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International business is about understanding business in other cultures and regions, and learning how to think globally about the business world. ... [+]

International business is about understanding business in other cultures and regions, and learning how to think globally about the business world. The international business focuses on the impact of differing cultures and languages; the issues posed by differing markets; and the different government regulations within this rapidly growing environment. It is also concerned with foreign exchange markets and the effects of exchange rate policies. This degreeWith a major in International Business, you will understand international marketing strategies that consider the socio-economic, legal, political, financial and cultural factors affecting regional markets. This includes strategic options for entry and expansion, and contemporary issues in multinational business contexts.Careers in International Business include importer, exporter, international business analyst, international banker, foreign exchange trader, and trade specialist. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.What you will studyYou will learn how to manage across cultural boundaries in an international business context, having gained knowledge on international human resource management and trade environments. You will improve your understanding of leadership, strategy, cultural diversity, communications and decision making as they relate to contemporary international business issues. Major topics include financial management, employment relations, industry and trade in South East Asia, international marketing and management, and business in Europe.Additional Information:First and second-year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:... [-]

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Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts. It is the mobilizing of human and material resources to achieve organizational goal ... [+]

Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts. It is the mobilizing of human and material resources to achieve organizational goals. Effective managers make socially responsible decisions both in the short and long term whilst providing inspiring and motivating leadership that can affect all levels of the organization.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you will major in Management to gain a sound understanding of the framework of organizational structures, be able to analyze quality and risk management, and analyze business strategies. Careers in management include company manager, operations manager, workforce planner, general manager: and strategic development executive.You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning. What you will studyYou will learn how to manage – strategically and ethically – both physical and intangible assets for organizational success and employee wellbeing. You will do this by gaining a sound understanding of the framework of organizational structures, including the local and international environments in which they operate. Final year subjects enable you to identify and analyze quality management systems, strategically manage risk and develop international business strategies.... [-]

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Marketing is the activities, institutions, and processes for creating, communicating and delivering products and services. This includes facilitating relationships to del ... [+]

Marketing is the activities, institutions, and processes for creating, communicating and delivering products and services. This includes facilitating relationships to deliver value to consumers, clients, and society. It's about everything from establishing who the customer is to develop a competitive advantage by effectively positioning products/services in the market. Marketing is essential for all organizations, even small business operators, and not-for-profit institutions.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you can specialize in Marketing from your second year. Graduates take many different directions including advertising, digital marketing, social marketing and creating and marketing new products. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning. What you will studyYou will study how consumers behave, how organizations find out about their markets and the customers in those markets, how to create effective marketing communications campaigns, and how organizations manage marketing successfully. You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of key areas of marketing, for example, how to create change for the better in society or learn about marketing's applications internationally.... [-]

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Public relations (PR) is about managing information between private and public spaces between organizations and stakeholders, individuals and the public, or a combination ... [+]

Public relations (PR) is about managing information between private and public spaces between organizations and stakeholders, individuals and the public, or a combination of these. The key is effective communication and the way this information is planned and executed. Public relations can create goodwill and a favorable public image that helps shape and maintain the reputation of an organization, event or person.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you can major in PR from your second year. If you enjoy writing and communication then the PR major may be right for you with roles such as media relations assistant, digital communication consultant, public relations manager, communications manager or corporate communications specialist.You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.What you will studyThe degree covers a variety of subjects, including business communication, PR concepts, PR writing, advertising and creative strategies, digital marketing, corporate identity and branding, marketing communications, and PR campaigns. You will learn how to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders using a range of media. You will also learn how to evaluate the cultural and organizational contexts, key trends and ethical issues influencing contemporary PR, and be able to critically evaluate the role of PR in society and organizations. Working with some of Australia's largest public relations companies, you will be able to see firsthand... [-]

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Supply chain management is concerned with the entire lifecycle of a product or service, from before it is made, to how it is disposed of, and how it moves between each st ... [+]

Supply chain management is concerned with the entire lifecycle of a product or service, from before it is made, to how it is disposed of, and how it moves between each stage. As well as goods and services, supply chain managers analyze and manage information from the suppliers, through intermediaries, to the customer'and their customers, if your client is a business.

It includes managing technical processes: both within the firm between functions such as procurement, manufacturing and marketing; and between organizations such as manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers.

This degreeAfter a common first year in business, you can major in Supply Chain Management from your second year. You will gain an overall understanding of supply chain structures and develop an understanding of procurement and inventory management models, the role of enabling technologies within the supply chain, and performance measurements techniques.Career opportunities include planning and inventory manager, purchasing manager, supply planner, transport manager, logistics manager, and purchasing officer. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.What you will studyYou will learn the principles and tools associated with operations management and continuous quality improvement. You will also gain an understanding of total supply chain management, systems thinking and simulation and strategic management.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Accountancy is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly gl ... [+]

The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Accountancy is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global study experience and real-world professional skills.

Accountancy is about providing reliable, timely and accurate information for decision makers, especially for economic decisions. Whether working for a multinational company, a government agency or in public practice, accountants play a pivotal role in advising senior management on the financial performance and direction of the organization.This degreeAfter completion of a foundation year at the Wollongong campus covering the core disciplines of business, you will study advanced accountancy topics. You will then undertake your second year of study at three of the University of Wollongong’s global locations – PSB Academy in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai. The third year and fourth, and final year of honors study will be completed at the Wollongong campus. Industry engagement is an integral component of this degree with the opportunity to undertake an internship each year for the first three years of the degree.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Finance is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global ... [+]

The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Finance is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global study experience and real-world professional skills.

Finance is about money and investments. People on their own and in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments), have a common objective of profitable investment. What is a government-secured bond? What is a share? What are the reasons for investing in either' and when is the right time? These are some of the questions answered in the domain of finance.

This degreeAfter completion of a foundation year at the Wollongong campus covering the core disciplines of business, you will study advanced finance topics. You will then undertake your second year of study at three of the University of Wollongong’s global locations – PSB Academy in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai. The third year and fourth, and final year of honors study will be completed at the Wollongong campus. Industry engagement is an integral component of this degree with the opportunity to undertake an internship each year for the first three years of the degree.... [-]

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Economics is concerned with the big picture'how a country, region or particular market is operating; while finance is a more microscopic look at industry risk and returns ... [+]

Economics is concerned with the big picture'how a country, region or particular market is operating; while finance is a more microscopic look at industry risk and returns on investment. The two disciplines complement each other giving you a more complete picture of the business world and open many doors to sought-after careers.

This degreeThe Bachelor of Economics and Finance is for high achievers and as a graduate of the degree you will be able to identify and apply the tools of analysis to a wide range of economic issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. The program involves compulsory core subjects in the first year, with options to major in either/or both Economics and/or Finance.Students will develop the skills necessary to make responsible professional judgments in their economic and financial decision-making. Your final year culminates with an exciting applied research project capstone subject. This is an experiential learning opportunity that offers an international workplace-based project, or more traditional research-based project.What you will studyYou will study the theory, policies, practices, and institutions of both the domestic and global economies. You will also develop expertise in the ways individuals, businesses and other organizations raise, allocate and use the money.Additional Information:... [-]

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