Australian Graduate School of Management

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Australian Graduate School of Management
Australian Graduate School of Management Logo.jpg
Established 1977
Location Sydney, Australia
Affiliations University of New South Wales
Website [1]

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is part of the UNSW Business School (formerly known as Australian School of Business) at the University of NSW (UNSW) based in Sydney. The School offers general management, executive and leadership development programs.

AGSM's long standing MBA, MBA (Executive), MBT degrees and executive education programs are delivered across Australia, in Hong Kong and online. AGSM's MBA and EMBA programs are consistently ranked in the top 100 globally.

In June 2014, Professor Julie Cogin was appointed as the first female Director of AGSM following Professor Chris Styles who was elevated to Dean of the UNSW Business School.


The AGSM MBA is recognised as one of the best MBA programs in Australia and consistently places in the top 100 international business schools in independent national and international ranking surveys, including: [1][2][3]

  • #1 MBA Program in Australia, Financial Times (UK) 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.
  • #1 MBA Program in Australia and Asia, Forbes bi-annual survey 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007.
  • #1 MBA (Executive) Program in Australia, Financial Times (UK) 2001-2007.
  • #1 MBA in Australia, Forbes Magazine (2015).[4]
  • #8 in Asia Pacific in the 2013/14 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.[5]


The AGSM offers a full-time MBA program in Sydney which generally takes 16 months to complete. Additionally, students can complete a part-time AGSM EMBA program throughout Australia, an AGSM Graduate Certificate in Change Management and a range of executive education programs. In 2015 a new MBAX suite of programs – MBA (Change), MBA (Social Impact) and MBA (Technology) – were launched and are an evolution of the Master of Business & Technology (MBT).

Campus and Facilities[edit]

The main campus is located at the University of New South Wales in Randwick, a suburb of Sydney. The AGSM building houses teaching facilities, administrative services, a common room, computer labs and syndicate rooms. It also has accommodation facilities for students in the part-time program and for visitors. Students have access to the facilities of the UNSW Business School on the same campus including additional teaching and study spaces. The University Library houses a wide selection of books, journals and other useful academic resources. AGSM also has a central Sydney city campus where executive education programs and training are delivered and satellite facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Hong Kong.

Student body[edit]

The full-time MBA program has one intake per year, usually with over 50 students. The student body organises a number of clubs focusing on disciplines such as marketing, finance, corporate social responsibility and entrepreneurship. The part-time program has approximately 1,000 students at any point in time.


In 1977, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), with federal government resources, established the AGSM as New South Wales' second school of postgraduate management studies.[6] In January 1999, the AGSM and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Sydney merged under the AGSM brand. In November 2005, the universities demerged their business schools and the AGSM reverted to wholly UNSW ownership.[7]

One year later, UNSW merged the AGSM with the UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics, creating the Faculty of Business (later the Australian School of Business).[8]

In mid-2007, the faculties physically combined, and moved into UNSW's newly renovated Heffron Building, which UNSW renamed the UNSW Business School Building.

In 2011 Professor Chris Styles was appointed as Deputy Dean and Director AGSM and the Master of Business & Technology program was added to AGSM offering.

2014 saw the appointment of AGSM's first female director, Professor Julie Cogin.

Notable alumni[edit]

There are over 16,500 alumni of the AGSM MBA and MBT programs.[9] Notable alumni include:

  • Paul Hyde, Senior Partner and Global Financial Services Practice Head, Booz & Company
  • Myles Baron-Hay, CEO, Sydney Swans
  • Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, Managing Director, Transfield Services
  • Gavin Bell, CEO, Freehills
  • Bruce Buchanan, CEO, Jetstar Airways
  • Dale Cottrell, Managing Partner of Bain & Company Australia
  • Peeyush Gupta, CEO, IPAC Securities Ltd; Head of Advice, AXA
  • Andrew Roberts, CEO, Multiplex (company)
  • Lucy Turnbull, Director of Turnbull & Partners Pty. Ltd, former Lord Mayor of Sydney
  • Padam Chirmuley, Former Director of Human Resources, Dun & Bradstreet Australia & New Zealand
  • Fiona Scott MP, Member for Lindsay
  • John O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia

External links[edit]


  1. ^ AGSM (2005). AGSM ranked top business school in Australia and Asia by Forbes magazine.
  2. ^ AGSM (2006). AGSM ranked leading business school in Australia for Executive Programs.
  3. ^ AGSM (2006). AGSM MBA (Executive) #1 in Australia for 6th consecutive year.
  4. ^ Body, Annabelle (2015-10-29). "Forbes Ranks AGSM's MBA Best In Australia". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
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  7. ^ AGSM (2005). AGSM to return to sole ownership by UNSW.
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  9. ^ "AGSM Alumni networks". Australian Graduate School of Management. Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 

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