We are a friendly and diverse higher education institution providing students with quality education and an unparaleled student lifestyle.
Russo Business School is positioning to be a leader in applied higher education, developing graduates with the fundamental knowledge, commercial acumen, and entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success in their industry of choice. Through our educational programs we enable students to develop the capability to contribute to success within an organisation, drive change through an intrapreneurial initiative, or have the capacity to start their own business.
Russo Business School (RBS) also provides an alternative to traditional university study for those looking for more applied learning, additional academic support and smaller class sizes.
RBS is co-located with the James Cook University (JCU) Brisbane Campus offering students an ideal opportunity to experience a true university setting while accessing a more supportive learning environment to enable success.
Students can access facilities such as;
The campus is located at 349 Queen Street in the Brisbane Central Business District.
RBS is accredited to deliver the following courses:
RBS was established in 2015 and is registered with the Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) – PRV14013 and the Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under Provider Code 03441F.
RBS was established in 2015 to provide access to higher education qualifications for international students, through the Diploma of Business.
Between 2017-2019, 161 international students commenced studying the Diploma of Business at RBS originating from 17 countries. Students predominantly using the course as a pathway to the Bachelor of Business at JCU as well as other universities.
In 2019 the strategic direction was refined to include a clearer focus on entrepreneurial endeavours and RBS gained accreditation to deliver its own Bachelor degrees in Business and Entrepreneurship to both domestic and international students.
RBS entered a period of hibernation in 2020 following the closure of international borders due to COVID-19.
RBS is relaunching a revitalised Diploma of Business in September 2022 in both on campus and online formats for international and domestic students.
Our programs have been informed by one of the most celebrated business leaders in Australia.
We have a curriculum focused on applying the business acumen required to succeed in a globalised world.
Our articulation agreements with some of Australia's best universities allows you to pathway directly into the second year of your associated Bachelor's Degree
Our faculty embodies a business acumen mindset with members well-rehearsed, both practically and academically in their specialist fields.
The Sarina Russo Group is unparalleled in its education network in Australia, operating a Registered Training Organisation (Sarina Russo Institute), English Language School (SRI English) and an Institute of Higher Education (Russo Business School) while also managing James Cook University Brisbane Campus under a licencing agreement. The Sarina Russo Education group is enhanced by JobLinx, a dedicated employment service assisting students to gain work experience through paid part time work, internships, and providing career guidance services.
To be a leader in applied higher education, developing graduates with the fundamental knowledge, commercial acumen, and entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success in their chosen industry.
To deliver innovative and relevant courses to emerging and existing leaders, fostering a commitment to lifelong learning while enabling the development of the skills and attributes necessary to contribute to success within an organisation, drive change through an intrapreneurial initiative, or have the capacity to start their own business.
The vision and mission of Russo Business School is expressed in our DNA Diagram.
RBS programs and services are underpinned by the following values which have been derived from the Sarina Russo Group of Companies.
We act with personal integrity and honesty, ensuring our operations and decision making is transparent and responsible.
We provide high quality and intuitive services to students and stakeholders.
Our relationships with students and stakeholders are based on trust, respect, and open communication.
We work in partnership with others and support each other to achieve success.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our learning community and provide an environment where our students, staff and visitors feel welcome, safe and supported.
We strive for continuous improvement through innovation and creativity in our teaching and business operations.
We take ownership and accountability for our actions within a framework of support and encouragement.
We develop our students to achieve their potential and join them in celebrating their success.
Russo Business School Pty Ltd (ABN 34 601 105 319), trading as Russo Business School, is an Institute of Higher Education fully owned and operated by The Sarina Russo Group.
Russo Business School is governed by a Board of Directors and relies upon its Academic Board and Learning and Teaching Committee to oversee academic governance and quality. The Board of Directors includes representation from the greater Sarina Russo Group and independent members from public universities and industry. Current Board of Director members are:
The Academic Board is chaired by the Executive Dean, Professor Paul Greenfield AO (form Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland) and is made up of representatives from Russo Business School, James Cook University and external representatives.
Russo Business School Management team is headed by a Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kathleen Newcombe and is supported by:
Russo Business School draws on staffing and operational resources provided through Russo Higher Education and Sarina Russo Job Access via Service Level Agreements.
My end goal was always to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce but I felt like I needed stepping stones and extra support to get there. The highly trained teachers and supportive student service team at Russo Business School gave me the perfect platform to launch off and I recently completed my Bachelor of Commerce with Torrens University and have commenced full-time work."
The fees were affordable and the staff were so helpful – I often found myself asking the librarians for assistance with referencing and proofreading. After leaving Russo Business School, I started my Bachelor of Commerce at Griffith University. I started work as a graduate tax accountant at a local tax firm shortly after graduating but recently relocated to the Northern Territory to work as an Employment Consultant for an Indigenous organisation."
We believe that to be commercially savvy and ultimately successful, a solid foundation in business acumen is key - that is the focus of this Diploma - that is what sets us apart."
Our campus is located in the heart of Brisbane City. Brisbane has a large international airport with flights daily to and from countries all over the world and within Australia. It is easy to travel to other Australian states and territories via plane and other modes of transportation.
Address: Sarina Russo Plaza, 349 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Phone: 1300 727 310