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AGSMLocated at the University Of New South Wales (UNSW) in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, the AGSM MBA has been one of Australia’s premier MBA programs for the past three decades. Established in 1977 by the University at the behest of the Australian Government, the AGSM MBA has produced many global leaders and 33 years since its foundation it is ranked amongst the top 40 MBA programs in the world.

History in Brief

AGSM MBA Program
In 2007, UNSW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fred Hilmer, focused on pooling the complementary strengths of AGSM and UNSW’s Faculty of Commerce and Economics into an integrated comprehensive business school, which would leverage its capabilities across undergraduate programs, MBA programs, specialist masters degrees, executive education and research. AGSM MBA Programs are now delivered by the Australian School of Business. The recognised rigour and distinctiveness of these programs is a feature of the new Australian School of Business.

Courses Offered

Full Time MBA

Program Description: The AGSM MBA program is currently ranked 36 in the world (Financial Times UK Global MBA Rankings 2010). The program lays great stress and importance to its class makeup and diversity. Over 70% of participants come from outside Australia, representing more than 25 nationalities. With an average age of 29, participants draw on around 6 years of professional experience in fields ranging from consulting to military contract support and government. Their academic backgrounds include engineering, business, law, design and military study.

The program is a generalist MBA preparing graduates for leadership roles in business and government. Recent developments and emphasis in program content has centred around sustainability management learning, cross –functional decision-making capability and adaptive leadership. The program integrates scenario modelling and simulations into traditional classroom teaching, using the case study method and a strong emphasis on teamwork and cohesion to develop management skills, encourage critical thinking and sharpen decision-making abilities

AGSM MBA (Executive)

Program Description: The AGSM MBA (Executive) program is a two stage program designed for professionals looking to further develop their leadership career and accelerate in their professional career advancement in their chosen business field. It is very focussed on application of business studies into the workplace. Students are experienced, highly ambitious and excellent time managers.

AGSM MBA Graduate Certificate in Change Management

Program description: The GCCM is a unique online graduate certificate program comprising 4 innovative modules aiming to develop effective agents of change. The program provides the theoretical foundation for understanding organisational change and the practical skills to facilitate the development and implementation of change statistics successfully.

AGSM MBA (Hong Kong)

Program description: The AGSM Hong Kong MBA is apart-time MBA program delivered by an innovative 9 day intensive module format. It is designed for practising managers keen to develop and apply new skills to the business world in which they operate and provides a rich intellectual classroom exchange environment with flexible course delivery options to enable you to balance study and work commitments.

Quick Facts

  • AGSM MBA Programs have consistently been recognised as being among the top 40 full time MBA programs in the World and amongst the top five MBA programs in Australia both for the full time and Executive MBA programs
  • AGSM MBA programs at the Australian School of Business are AACSB and EQUIS accredited. AGSM is also a founding member of International Partners in Management.
  • AGSM MBA program offerings are recognised internationally for the quality of their teaching. Faculty are internationally renowned thought-leaders and research experts in the field of business management
  • The full time MBA program sources faculty and visiting professors from the leading Business Schools in the world such as Harvard and Stanford amongst other full time faculty
  • The School has a very active International Exchange program that is open to both full time and Executive MBA students. Students have opportunities to pursue one quarter on Exchange at the leading schools in US, Europe and Asia. These include Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Kellogg School Of Management, London Business School, IE, HEC and many more
  • The AGSM MBA program has a record of producing highly successful alumni - of the 11,000 alumni in 68 countries, one in five are in at Vice-President position level or higher in their organisation

AGSM MBA Program, Australian School of Business


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