Australian Graduate School of Management

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Australian Graduate School of Management
Parent institution
UNSW Sydney
33°55′7″S 151°14′8″E / 33.91861°S 151.23556°E / -33.91861; 151.23556Coordinates: 33°55′7″S 151°14′8″E / 33.91861°S 151.23556°E / -33.91861; 151.23556

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is a postgraduate management and business school that is part of the UNSW Business School at University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The School offers general management, executive and leadership development programs.

AGSM offers MBA, MBA (Executive), MBT degrees and executive education programs in Australia, in Hong Kong, and online. For many years the school's MBA program has been ranked by the Financial Times as the best in Australia.[1]


In 1977, UNSW established the AGSM as New South Wales' second school of postgraduate management studies.[2] 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.[3]

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).[4]

In mid-2007, the faculties physically combined, and moved into UNSW's newly renovated Heffron Building, which UNSW renamed the Australian School of Business Building.[5]

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. In June 2014, Professor Julie Cogin was appointed Director of AGSM, following the elevation of Professor Styles to Dean of the UNSW Business School.[6]


The AGSM offers a full-time MBA program in Sydney which generally takes 16 months to complete.[7] Additionally, students can complete a part-time AGSM Executive MBA program throughout Australia,[8] an AGSM Graduate Certificate in Change Management,[9] and a range of executive education programs. In 2015 a new "MBAX" suite of online programs were launched.[10]


Rankings of the AGSM's MBA program include the following: [11][12][13]

  • #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)[14]
  • #8 in Asia Pacific in the 2013/14 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report[15]

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 Business School on the same campus including additional teaching and study spaces. The University Library houses a wide selection of books, journals and other 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.

Notable alumni[edit]

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


  1. ^ Australian Graduate School of Management#Rankings
  2. ^ "University Timeline Exhibition: 1973". Records and Archives Office. UNSW Sydney. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ AGSM (2005). AGSM to return to sole ownership by UNSW Archived July 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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  5. ^ "Robert James Heffron - A Founding Father of UNSW" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Julie Cogin". UNSW Australia Business School. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  7. ^ "AGSM MBA (full-time)". UNSW Australia Business School. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  8. ^ "MBA Executive". UNSW Australia Business School. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Graduate Certificate in Change Management". UNSW Australia Business School. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  10. ^ "MBAX". UNSW Australia Business School. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  11. ^ AGSM (2005). AGSM ranked top business school in Australia and Asia by Forbes magazine Archived February 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ AGSM (2006). AGSM ranked leading business school in Australia for Executive Programs Archived December 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ AGSM (2006). AGSM MBA (Executive) #1 in Australia for 6th consecutive year Archived November 24, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Body, Annabelle (29 October 2015). "Forbes Ranks AGSM's MBA Best In Australia". Retrieved 19 August 2016.
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  16. ^ "AGSM Alumni networks". Australian Graduate School of Management. Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009.

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