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AGSM @ UNSW Business School

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About AGSM @ UNSW Business School

Worldwide reputation

AGSM MBA Programs are delivered through the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW Australia. The AGSM MBA was introduced in 1977 and for over 37 years our students have been accelerating their career and personal goals with an AGSM MBA. Students undertaking an AGSM MBA each year form an exceptionally talented group from different backgrounds, but with the common aims to learn, grow and succeed.

The AGSM MBA is a world-class program, ranked in the top 100 in the world - Financial Times (UK), Global MBA Rankings, 2015. Its strong reputation amongst employers of MBA graduates is founded on the excellence of the learning experience and strong industry networks that prepare students for the rigors of senior management.

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Highlights of the program

  • You’ll be studying in Sydney - financial capital of Australia and gateway to Asia, the world’s fastest growing economic region
  • You’ll study alongside the best and the brightest. The average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) result in an AGSM @ UNSW Business School classroom is 655, which means our classrooms are filled with the highest calibre students
  • You’ll be taught by a globally renowned faculty that combines industry experience and active research agendas, with impressive teaching abilities
  • You’ll make powerful connections with international recruiters and corporations
  • You can draw on the powerful global and business network of 10,000 alumni across 68 countries. One in five of our alumni are in VP positions or higher in their organisations
  • You have access to our international exchange program with other leading business schools across the world
  • Benefit from courses offered at our Hong Kong campus and through other UNSW postgraduate programs
  • You’ll live in one of the best cities in the world – Sydney. The Kensington campus is five minutes from Coogee Beach and offers a vibrant lifestyle

Future career prospects

Specialisation by function:
Change management, E-commerce, business entrepreneurship, general management innovation, knowledge management, leadership, marketing, operations management, organisational behaviour, personal development, sttrategic management, statistics

Specialisation by industry:
Banking, financial services, consulting, environment, government, hospitality, IT, telecommunications, media and entertainment, non-profit organisation, mining, oil and gas pharmaceutical, bio medical, public sector, retail, consumer goods

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Entry requirements and fees

Entry requirements
Min. GMAT score–550
Min. TOEFL computer based score–90
Min. TOEFL paper based score–577
Min. years of work experience–2
Application fee–AUS ($) 100

Tuition fee
$77,760 AUD / total program cost (approx.)

Fees breakdown
For 2016 the fee per 6 Units of Credit (UOC) course in the AGSM MBA program will be AUD$4,860*. Approximate tuition fees for students commencing their AGSM MBA in 2016 will be AUD$77,760 AUD*.

Tuition fees are charged per UOC according to the subject classification (course identifier). Tuition fees are charged on a semester basis irrespective of when studies have commenced.

*Please note: The above fees are indicative only for 2016.

Living expenses in Sydney
MBA students can expect living expenses to be approximately $20,000 AUD per year. Further information regarding living expenses and housing costs can be found on the UNSW International website.

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Facilities and support arrangements (including library and study resources, IT and family support)

AGSM Career Development Centre
The AGSM Career Development Centre is a team dedicated to assisting AGSM students from the MBA and MBT programs to fulfil their career goals through the provision of support, guidance and useful resources.

These include access to a personal career management platform, a jobs board, identifying career direction and strategy, resume development, interview development and so forth. The team also organises regular events for AGSM students, including company information sessions and Careers Week.

The AGSM Career Development Centre team also provides recruitment and career planning services and support to AGSM alumni, as well as working with companies from various industries to help attract AGSM graduates to their organisation. Click here to find out more about the AGSM Career Development Centre.

Supporting your study
The following resources will help you prepare for your studies and guide your research:

MBA preparation courses
For students wishing to get a head start prior to commencing their AGSM MBA.

Maths primer
Bring your maths skills up to speed for study in Finance, Economics, Statistics and Accounting.

Supporting you
We can advise on financial assistance, changes to your course load, or changes to your personal circumstances.

Library outreach
Connect with a research consultant to develop effective search strategies.

IT support
UNSW IT offers a range of support services to AGSM students.

Living and studying in Sydney

Sydney Australia is one of the truly great cities in the world to undertake your MBA. Sydney’s combination of lifestyle, climate, culture, natural beauty, geographic location and friendly people will really enhance your MBA experience.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a moment to have a look at the to learn more about the harbour city’s many attractions, entertainment options, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. And it’s not just the city that will attract you - there’s also a wide variety of things to see and do all within a day or so of Sydney outskirts, offering a range of activities and interests to suit all lifestyles and passions.

On a more practical level, there is a Sydney accommodation guide available if you’d like to get a head-start on sorting out your arrangements for next year.

For more information visit the Living in Sydney page on the UNSW International website.

For international students, there is a comprehensive range of support and reference information about studying here at UNSW. A good start is to check out the UNSW International website. You can also go on a virtual tour of the University of NSW campus which will help you familiarise yourself once you arrive.

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How to apply

Applications to the full-time AGSM MBA program for commencement in January 2016 are now open.

Before applying, interested candidates should satisfy the entry requirements, and note that meeting these requirements does not guarantee an offer.

The AGSM MBA program takes approximately 65 students, which means competition is fierce. To be successful, candidates must demonstrate excellence across their entire application.

Application dates

Round 1: application deadline: 1 June 2016; offer sent out: 30 June 2016; offer acceptance deadline: 30 July 2016
Round 2: application deadline: 1 August 2016; offer sent out: 30 August 2016; offer acceptance deadline: 30 September 2016
Round 3: application deadline: offer sent out: 30 October 2016; offer acceptance deadline: 30 November 2016

Apply online
Apply online through UNSW using the program code. You will need to mail your academic transcripts to the address below. All other supporting documentation can be emailed to

Standard post
AGSM MBA Admissions
AGSM Building

By courier
University of New South Wales
Gate 11, Botany Street
Randwick NSW 2031 Australia

For your reference the program code for the AGSM MBA program is 8350. The starting term for January 2017 intake is Summer Semester 2017.

Contact details

+61 2 9931 9490
+61 2 9931 9205
AGSM @ UNSW Business School
AGSM Building
Gate 11, Botany St
UNSW Australia
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