Entry Requirements

Applications must be completed online. Please visit How to apply for further information regarding the application process and to download the required templates. If you have any further questions, please contact the AGSM MBA Admissions Office by phone +61 2 9931 9490 or by email at admissions@agsm.edu.au.

MBA Full-Time

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent), at least 2 years’ work experience and a GMAT is required for entry into MBA Full-Time.

The GMAT and GRE provides information about your ability to meet the program's academic requirements. All applicants must take the GMAT or GRE - there are NO exemptions regardless of experience or educational background. The scores are valid for five years.

Incoming students typically have a GMAT score greater than 650, with the average GMAT for the incoming students in 2020 at 686.

Register for the test at http://www.mba.com/ (Applicants should select AGSM code:H7Q-CJ-17).

Details on GMAT are also available from the GMAT website. Software can be downloaded to engage in practice tests before sitting the GMAT.

GRE scores can be accepted provided you meet the minimum Verbal 148; Quantitative 156 and Overall: 307 score.

A minimum of two years full-time professional or managerial work experience is required after completion of an undergraduate degree.

The selection committee assesses the applicant's ability to benefit from and contribute to classroom debates based on the applicant’s previous work experience.

A successful work history is an important criterion in the selection process.

A detailed CV is a requirement of the application process and should demonstrate a candidate's diverse and professional experience and leadership qualities.

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements regardless of nationality or residency.

Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

Please note: An English waiver based on work experience and residency only applies to the following countries:

American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

MBA (Executive), MBAX & Graduate Certificates

There are two pathways into the MBA (Executive), MBAX and AGSM Graduate Certificate Programs:

  • A strong undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) and a minimum of 2 years professional or managerial work experience
  • Or at least 6 years professional work experience if you don’t have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

Please note that 2 years post-graduate experience is an absolute minimum requirement for entry. Most of our MBA (Executive) students have on average around 11 years work experience. You will need to demonstrate an outstanding work and study progression to gain admittance into our MBA (Executive) program with less than 3-4 years post graduate work experience.

Entry requirements should be viewed in the context of the AGSM MBA (Executive), MBAX and Graduate Certificate Admissions Policy.

A minimum of two years full-time professional or managerial work experience is required after completion of an undergraduate degree.

The selection committee assesses the applicant's ability to benefit from and contribute to classroom debates based on the applicant’s previous work experience.

A successful work history is an important criterion in the selection process.

A detailed CV is a requirement of the application process and should demonstrate a candidate's diverse and professional experience and leadership qualities.

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements regardless of nationality or residency. Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

Please note: An English waiver based on work experience and residency only applies to the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

LLM MBA (Law)

In addition to meeting the MBAX entry requirements as shown above, applicants must also meet the UNSW LLM entry requirements:

    A candidate for the Master of Laws by Coursework shall have been previously awarded any of the following: 

    1. A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;
    2. A Bachelor of Laws degree with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;
    3. A Juris Doctor degree, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;
    4. A Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;
    5. A Juris Doctor degree or a Bachelor degree in Laws, Social Sciences or Humanities from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution with a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience; 
    6. A Bachelor degree from UNSW Sydney, with a credit average, or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience.

    For the purposes of (5) and (6), relevant professional experience could include professional experience in legal and policy issues gained as an officer in local government; consulting on legal and policy issues; an officer/manager or similar for state or federal government agency with responsibility for legal and policy issues; corporate auditing, monitoring or managing legal and policy issues; project management with a legal or policy focus; NGO or international organisation responsible for law or policy reform.

    All applicants must meet the University's English requirements regardless of nationality or residency. Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

    Please note: An English waiver based on work experience and residency only applies to the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.