Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) - UNSW Business School

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AGSM MBA Programs Facts

AGSM MBA Programs has been ranked in the top 100 globally by Financial Times (UK)

AGSM is in Sydney, located 10 minutes from the white sand of Coogee Beach

Of AGSM's 16,000 alumni from 68 different countries, 1/5 are at VP level and above

AGSM has a student magazine/newsletter called The AGSM Star

AGSM MBA Programs student body consists of >20 nationalities

The AGSM MBA Program has a small class size of up to 75 students providing individual attention

AGSM offers Exchange Programs with 27 top partner schools around the world

AGSM has a Diversity Club that celebrates diversity and the highlight is Diversity week

The AGSM Full-Time MBA has been running for 30 years and was the first MBA course in Australia to be internationally accredited by AACSB.

Curriculum - The AGSM MBA course runs over 16 months, split into 2 stages.

  • Stage 1 involves nine core courses to give all students a solid grounding in the basics of business and strategy. These nine courses are: Accounting; Data Analysis & decision making under uncertainty; Economics; Finance; Marketing Management; Operations Management; Organizational behavior and Strategy.
  • Stage 2 is where you choose to specialize, through 7 elective courses which you can select from a list of over 35. This stage also includes the option for you to go and study abroad on exchange at one of the 27 elite institutions that AGSM is partnered with.


Using the selective electives to gain detailed experience and knowledge in specific areas, AGSM students typically then go into these types of career following their graduation: Finance, Accounting, VC, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, Strategy. AGSM graduates usually pay back the cost of their MBA within 3 years of graduation.

International Exchange Program

AGSM MBA Programs' relationship with many of the world’s leading business schools is testimony to our standing in the international community. This is reflected in the depth of our incoming and outgoing exchange programs with leading schools from Asia, Canada, Europe, UK and the USA. We currently have exchange partnerships with 27 elite international business schools.

As an AGSM MBA Program student you have the opportunity to go on exchange during the elective phase of your program. Students who go on exchange have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a different cultural context, research overseas work environments and build a global network of friends and contacts. Exchange also provides increased learning opportunities by enabling students to target business schools with a reputation for excellence in a particular area.

International Business Experience (IBE) is an exciting new management elective subject and a great opportunity for AGSM MBA students to travel and bond with their cohort plus have a strong strategic management study experience. Click here to read more about what students thought of their IBE experience!

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More than 25 different nationalities and a range of academic backgrounds including engineering, business, law, design and military, are thrown into the mix of the international MBA class. It's a close-knit community who celebrate the mix of cultures during a student-run Diversity week.

AGSM has consistently been considered Australia’s premier business school, both within formal rankings and within the buzz of MBA forums. Maybe it’s the well-designed tried and tested curriculum or the regular social and learning activities or the highly acclaimed professors or the partnerships with 27 other top institutions worldwide (e.g. Wharton, Kellogg, Stern, NYU, LBS, ESADE) or just that a world famous beach is ten minutes down the road – whatever it is, AGSM have a winning formula for a packed 16-months of learning and networking.


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AGSM MBA Programs Student Clubs

Tom hennry Sumit Khanna

Marketing Club

Media & Marketing

Sumit Khanna

Social Impact Club


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AKA: AGSM, UNSW, Australian School of Business


Those offered a place in the program are welcome to apply for external UNSW scholarships as well as the three above internal ones. To view all other AGSM internal and external scholarships see here.

Other programs

AGSM are visiting Europe, meet admissions staff for a personal consultation interview to discuss your career and study plans! 

Click here for info on the dates and to register!

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