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Australian Graduate School of Management

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: November 1, 2022.

Contact Information

Gate 11, Botany Street,
NSW, Australia 2031
Admissions Office:
+61-2-9931-9490 ​​

School Data

Annual Tuition: $78,480 AUD

Acceptance Rate: 25%

Full-Time Enrollment: 46 (as of 2022)

International: 50 (as of 2022)%

Average Age: 32

Female: 39.13%

Male: 60.87%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - August 1, 2022 | Round 2 - September 1, 2022 | Round 3 - October 1, 2022 | Round 4 - November 1, 2022 | Round 5 - December 1, 2022 | Round 6 - February 1, 2023 | Domestic - March 1, 2023

The AGSM MBA: What You Need To Know

Based in Sydney, Australia, the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales offers a globally ranked full-time MBA program taught by internationally recognized academics, where students are immersed in active learning experiences and learn practical skills and tools, they can immediately apply to real-world business problems.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometers from the center of Sydney. Not far away from campus, MBA students enjoy strolling through the beachside suburb of Coogee, taking in the vibrant atmosphere of the cafe scene and restaurants, learning to surf, and catch the Bondi & Bay Explorer bus and discovering the history of the eastern suburbs.

AGSM proudly hosts the Tyree Building, a hub where research, education and industry comes together, which received a 6-Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia – making it the fourth 6-Star education facility in Australia and a first for UNSW. This year, ​​In September 2022, UNSW Business School was named the best business school in Australia in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Rankings for Postgraduate programs.

The school is committed to reducing systematic barriers to opportunities available in the faculty, the university and society and to supporting their students. Within the curriculum and teachings at the AGSM, there’s a heavy emphasis on sustainability.

“Push for responsible management from students and industry alike has certainly led to different career outcomes than we may have seen five years ago,” explains Associate Professor and Academic Director Michele Roberts.

“Based on this, AGSM has been deepening our commitment to principles of sustainability, ethics, and inclusion in our portfolio of MBA Programs. We have recently embedded these principles of responsible management across the entire full-time MBA curriculum and are in the process of doing so for our executive (MBAE) and online MBA program (MBAX) and our PhD students.”

The full-time 12-month program welcomed 46 students this May, and they are a diverse bunch – originating from 17 different countries, with an average GMAT score of 681. The class’s professional experience is diverse as well – including military, law, politics, finance, resources, ecotourism and luxury hotel management, technology, and consulting.

“Companies know that those that can’t meet the pace of transformation with an ethical and sustainable mindset are likely to be left behind. Solving and facing these issues are becoming more of a component, not only in MBAs, but in the executive education sphere. It is becoming impossible to run a successful business without being strong in ESG, so there is a huge push for talent who can lead sustainably,”

AGSM partners with some of the world’s leading graduate schools and offers short term, intensive exchange programs and traditional full semester exchanges for students looking to gain an international perspective, and can do so with schools from the network of 30 of the world’s elite business schools through their Global Networking of Advanced Management (GNAM) membership.

Another staple of the B-School is a dedicated Career Accelerator team, which guides students through workshops and mentorships programs to explore their personal strengths and skills.

“A new generation of leaders will need to address the rising concerns of consumers, while calculating risks, and making ethical, rapid decisions that are needed for their organizations to survive,” says Associate Professor Roberts. “It’s a lot to consider, and both MBA students and the executive education providers of today need to be preparing the best they can.”

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