Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Program By Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School |TopMBA

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)

  • Program Type Executive MBA
  • Specializations Consulting
  • Duration 40 months
  • International students' % 21
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Avg. salary 121514(USD)
  • Start date Feb, Sep, Jun

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The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School is ranked 9th in Asia-Pacific and 40th globally in the 2019 QS Global EMBA Rankings.

Our programs offer a rich, collegiate style of learning, where cohorts of like-minded people are pushed to their limits to succeed.

The AGSM MBA (Executive)is a part-time, flexible program where students can balance their study around work and personal commitments by choosing the mode of study that suits you; weekly, intensive or online courses.

You will discover new insights that are valuable to both course projects, as well as your existing workplace environment. Readings and class discussions provide the opportunity to reflect on your experiences in a structured manner as you exchange ideas with others and enable yourself to apply new skills and concepts in your career starting from day one.

Our MBA (Executive) program harnesses the power of collective intelligence through cohort-based learning. Having a like-minded but diverse group of peers to exchange ideas with, to inspire and be inspired by is critical to career growth. Immersive interactive learning with your fellow leaders of tomorrow will contribute to your personal and professional networks that will keep growing as your career progresses. 

MBA (Executive) students will also complete an intensive 1-year Executive Agenda Year (EAY).

Comprising a series of 4-day residential learning experiences over 11 months. The EAY engages groups of around 30 students in a program that is focused on developing students to

perform at executive level positions in their chosen field.

Our faculty is made up of distinguished academics who are industry leaders within their field of expertise. They’ve contributed to developing management best practices around the globe, and they’ll encourage you to apply what you learn through simulations and case studies. Many of our academics have received international research and teaching awards, and several have been identified in international surveys as the leading figures within their fields. With our focus on active research and adaptive leadership skills, you’ll gain a real-world perspective on business: learn today and implement tomorrow.


Program Structure:

STAGE 1: Up to 5 years to complete

The Executive Blueprint (Core) plus four core courses:

• Accounting & Financial Management

• Corporate Finance

• Managing People & Organisations

• Marketing Management


Three elective courses

Complete three elective courses from AGSM’s portfolio of MBA programs. An extensive selection to choose from across multiple disciplines.

Or, you can choose to accelerate your growth with an International Exchange semester to one of our partner institutions in place of your electives. Our exchange partnerships cover more than 30 elite international business schools across Asia, Europe, UK, Canada, South America and the USA.


STAGE 2: Complete in 11 months

Students complete four intensive residential modules as a cohort (EAY). This collegiate style of learning helps students form important connections that will expand their networks during and after the program.

• Strategic Leadership

• Innovation

• Growth

• Transformation

About University

COVID-19 Information: Please check the end of this sectionThe Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to thrive in an accelerated world.Based in Sydney, Australia, the AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s globally ranked MBA programs are taught by internationally recognised academics and Executives-in-Residence from leading corporate and government organisations. Students are immersed in active learning experiences and are exposed to practical skills and tools they can immediately apply to real-world business problems.We recruit a diverse cohort of highly-motivated MBA candidates who are looking to enhance their career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business. Peer-to-peer learning is a pillar of the program’s success and graduates join the AGSM’s global Alumni network of over 17,000 successful business leaders and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School Alumni network with over 65,000 influential and international members.Every year we award over $AUS1.8 million in Scholarships to students in our Fulltime MBA program. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence, Women in Leadership, Military Leaders, Global Impact and Community Leadership. The AGSM campus is set in the middle of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, with world-famous beaches and parks on our doorstep, and our CBD campus is a short commute away. AGSM is your launchpad for all Sydney has to offer: the iconic Bondi and Coogee beaches are minutes away and you’ll find world-famous restaurants and entertainment just 15 minutes away in the heart of our harbourside city.We partner with some of the world’s leading graduate schools and offer both short term, intensive exchange programs and traditional full semester exchanges for students looking to gain an international perspective and create a well-rounded MBA experience. While studying, you will also develop your professional network by gaining access to other businesses, government organisations and not for profit leaders.We offer students a dedicated Career Development Centre that gives students access to an extensive industry partner network, online personal career management platform, dedicated on-campus recruitment, career resources, internships, and case competitions.Studying your MBA with AGSM is a significant career decision and personal commitment. We offer information sessions, personal consultations and the opportunity to meet with current students and alumni to help you determine if an AGSM MBA is right for you.Contact AGSM Recruitment and Admissions today: T: +61 2 9931 9490 | E: [email protected]COVID-19 InformationWhile demand for Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) MBA programs remains strong – we experienced a 25% increase in applications for 2020 Term 2 enrolments than at the same time last year – the school activated a number of initiatives to help current and prospective students navigate the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, recognising both the professional and personal lives of students, faculty, and staff have been significantly impacted by the global pandemic. While face-to-face recruitment events and participation in international recruitment fairs has been postponed, we run regular online info sessions for all our MBA programs and we launched a new suite of Graduate Certificate programs in mid-May. Our Recruitment and Admissions team work remotely and are fully operational and available to support prospective students.    Some of the actions undertaken include: Student services engaged with current students immediately to open a dialogue and ensure students had the opportunity to contribute feedback to the design and delivery of the program in T2.  AGSM EMBA students could enrol in the online MBAX courses in T2 – designed to be delivered fully online with virtual workshops, facilitated and self-directed course work and assignments designed to be applied immediately to the workplace. Having a strong suite on online offerings has meant that for students enrolled in our blended or face-to-face programs there is no disruption to their ability to progress in degrees. We are as flexible as possible to make it easier for our students to manage through this difficult time. For many the challenges of moving to working from home and having to home school their children impacted their study schedule, so we are more flexible with due dates for assignments etc.  We have developed a fully online orientation and onboarding program to set up new students for success and connect them with the AGSM community. It includes a series of virtual activities throughout their first term to connect them to AGSM support teams and fellow students, make sure they know what resources are available. We are also developing a flexible return-to-campus plan that will allow us manage an orderly and staged return when and as this becomes possible within social distancing guidelines, prioritising those courses that would benefit most from a face-to-face format. Careers Services continue to provide career coaching to support students looking for new a role or for a career change. Because we have a large online MBA program, much of our career support and career development services were available online already. As we had to move away from in-person activities during COVID-19 restrictions, we have ramped up our online support. We increased the amount of career coaching and support that we provide to our students because the employment market is likely to shift quite dramatically in the coming months. One initiative that has been quite successful is connecting current Full-Time MBA students with the cohort that graduated during the Global Financial Crisis so they can learn from their experience of entering the job market in challenging times. We are also really conscious of our duty to keep our community informed during these uncertain times. For this reason we have been running webinars for students and alumni community with experts from AGSM and across the University of New South Wales around key topics including leadership in crisis, the economic, technological and mental health impact of COVID-19. This series also helped MBA students connect with industry leaders and business people currently leading teams and organisations through crisis, offering first hand examples of the immediate challenges and opportunities they are facing.

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