The Sydney School of Business is an independent social, business, and policy research think tank. The SSB’s mission is to explore, discuss, and publish in areas of public policy, practice, and business behaviour.

The School is self – funded through a diverse base of supporters, sponsors, grants, commissions, subscriptions and ticket sales from SSB lecture series’, and funds raised through the School’s Learning program “Challenge, Explore, Learn and Lead”.


The SSB was founded on the belief that challenging existing perceptions, ideas, policies, and processes is an essential part of public discourse.


The SSB’s research program, “Explore”, encompasses an analysis of social and business policy. It features a firm focus on the impact of research upon reforms, policy-making, and public discourse.


The SSB’s learning programs range from designer courses for the public and private sector to formal qualifications which provide pathways to further study in Australia and overseas. The SSB offers an alternative to traditional large class teaching models or text book-driven teaching.

The SSB has developed a unique approach to learning which is tailored to meet the needs of the student through the use of academics, researchers, and practitioners in the form of Learning Mentors. The School’s facilities are designed to encourage lecturer-researcher interaction with students by using a blend of technologies and current research. This creates a learning culture driven by creative critical thinking and analysis.


The School’s learning program is focused on facilitating the development of leaders in both the public and private sector in a global setting. The courses are accessible and tailored to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. The method of learning, the facilities, and the interaction with the SSB’s industry experts enables the SSB to turn students into leaders.

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