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Teaching and research integration

UTS Business School

We aim to advance knowledge with impact through integrative thinking for the next generation leaders of a globalising world.

Our environment is constantly changing; we recognise emerging themes such as a greater emphasis on ethical decision making, corporate social responsibility and the need for environmental sustainability in the strategic management and operations of business.

At UTS Business School, we combine teaching and learning in our key discipline areas with broader, cross-cutting research skills to ensure our graduates have a soundly based understanding of the changing world in which business and organisations operate, and of the challenges this brings.

The UTS Framework for Doctoral Education is a UTS-wide initiative directed towards improving the research education experience and capabilities of students, as well as positioning UTS as a leader in researcher development.



As part of the UTS research strategy, we have chosen to build research capacity and performance in five Focus Areas aligned with the UTS vision, to be a world-leading university of technology: health, data science, sustainability, future work and industry, and social futures. Disciplines within UTS Business School cut across each of these areas, delivering research of national and international importance, drawing together areas of expertise within and across UTS to promote interdisciplinary research.

By focusing on research and teaching integration, we expose our students to current issues impacting Australia and beyond, instil inquisitiveness and inspire an interest in lifelong learning. Alongside this, our research engages with industry and community to deliver real impact and benefit.

PHD Program

The UTS Business School’s PhD Program challenges candidates to identify critical issues and important research questions and to execute their research to deliver robust results. Read more about the UTS Business School PhD Program

Research Centres and Strengths

Centre for Business and Social Innovation

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation

Centre for Policy and Market Design


UTS Business School researchers are also members of:

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre

Financial Integrity Research Network


Learning Futures

We believe that discovery, problem-solving and critical thinking are central to successful research and underpin successful learning.

In the video below, Dr Melissa Edwards, a lecturer in management and a member of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies research centre, explains why students should take an active approach to their learning.


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UTS is pioneering Design thinking in Australia, this rapidly emerging creative and human-centred approach to problem-solving is changing the face of teaching and research at UTS. Our academics are ensuring that UTS students, across a range of faculties, are embracing this new approach and can utilise these skills to help launch their career.