Innovative Business Research for a Changing World

Businesses play an integral role in our changing and uncertain world not only developing as a result of the context they work in, but also shaping  their environment through the way they conduct themselves. Their success often comes down to finding or creating ‘unicorn’ employees and teams who add value through unique sets of qualities that make them extremely rare and valuable, but hard to find.  Once found ‘unicorns’ help organisations develop new strategic visions, find new ways of working and drive innovation through their passion.

Drawing on areas of expertise including: economics, logistics, project management, leadership, human resources and data analytics we research across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  From the value of diversity, to effective public service management or the procurement of large assets, our research explores practical solutions to the challenges faced by businesses and organizations around the globe. In essence we seek to help find and support the organisational unicorns.  

Business Research

We deliver high-quality business research, relevant to a range of audiences including defence, government, public services and industry.  

Our work spans the areas of governance, strategic decision making, public sector management and diversity—focusing on the needs of today’s modern businesses.

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Start your career journey at the undergraduate level with one of our world-class degrees. You’ll gain the theoretical understanding and practical experience needed to launch your career in a wide range of industries.  

We provide the best teacher-to-student ratio in Australia and access to unique partnerships with Defence and defence industries.

Explore our study options and discover the degree that’s right for you.

Expand your knowledge and expertise with one of our postgraduate coursework degrees. 

We offer a range of flexible, online programs that can be completed in as little as one year. 

We’re at the forefront of many new developments and offer superior programs and research opportunities.  

Earn a highly respected and internationally recognised qualification and work with leading academics and researchers in your chosen field. 

Our flexible short courses are the perfect way to upskill or revamp your knowledge. 

We know you’re juggling other commitments, so we offer flexible study options to help you take the next step in your career. 

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Public Service Research Group

The Public Service Research Group (PSRG) performs timely and reliable research into public policy implementation and uses this to provide world-class executive education and professional development. The group partners with organisational clients to produce new insights into effective public service implementation and evaluation.

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An Integrated Defence Focus

UNSW Canberra proudly educates Australia’s future military leaders—but we also strengthen national defence and security through our relationships with the Australian Defence Force and defence industries.

Our Defence Research Institute (DRI) aims to sustain Defence’s competitive operational advantage in support of Australia’s sovereign interests.

Explore how our wide-ranging research generates disruptive capabilities and delivers multidisciplinary solutions to complex defence and security problems. 

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