MBA Full-Time

Applications to the AGSM Full-Time MBA program for commencement in May 2022 are now open.

Before applying, interested candidates should satisfy the entry requirements, please note that meeting these requirements does not guarantee an offer. The AGSM Full-Time MBA program takes approximately 60 students, which means competition is fierce. To be successful, candidates must demonstrate excellence across their entire application.

International applicants are encouraged to apply by round 4 to ensure they can arrange a student visa. * International applicants applying after this date should get in touch with the admissions team.

Rounds

May 2022 intake 

Application Deadline

Offer sent out

 

Offer acceptance deadline
1 1 August 30 August 30 September
2 1 September 30 September 30 October
3 1 October 30 October 30 November
4 1 November 30 November 30 December
5 1 December 30 December 30 January 2022
6 1 February 2022 28 February 2022 30 March 2022
7
(Domestic only)
1 March 2022 30 March  2022 15 April 2022

Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the AGSM Recruitment & Admissions Team on admissions@agsm.edu.au or call (02) 9931 9490 for further information.

The GMAT and GRE provides information about your ability to meet the program's academic requirements. The scores are valid for five years.

Please visit the entry requirements page for further information regarding GMAT and GRE requirements.

As part of the application process please submit a current Curriculum Vitae/ Resume which provides us with information on the following:

  • Full and legally recognised name
  • Educational qualifications (degree, name of institution, city, dates)
  • Employment history, for each position please include: length of employment - month/year for start and finish, position title and department, location, city, country, organisation details (i.e. products, size, annual turnover, number of staff, a detailed description of your role, responsibilities and achievements) and provide any details on professional memberships (e.g. CPA/CAANZ)
  • Personal details, including awards, prizes, personal achievements, club memberships, interests, languages, citizenship and residency

Assessment Criteria

It is important to note that when preparing your CV/Resume, that the information you provide will be assessed based on the following competencies:

  1. Written communication - clearly and logically expressing ideas in writing using appropriate terminology and good grammatical form.
  2. Business management - establishing a course of action to perform complicated tasks successfully.
  3. Leadership - demonstrating individual leadership by taking a principal role in identifying goals, determining strategies and initiating actions and/or demonstrating team leadership by guiding groups of people to work effectively together.
  4. Adaptability to change - maintaining effectiveness in changing organisational situations and in different cultures.
  5. Influence and decision making - using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to persuade others internal or external to the organisation of an idea, product or service and exercising appropriate judgement in reaching conclusions based on information and logic.
  6. Leadership potential - assessment is based on leadership history at school, university, in the workplace and referees' reports. The criteria include: Strong interpersonal and communication skills; a willingness to show leadership in a team environment; a high degree of self-confidence and independence of mind; a strong sense of commitment and drive to succeed, combined with a preparedness to be flexible when required; a willingness, based on natural curiosity, to learn continually, interview.

Copies of recognised undergraduate degree, showing all grades and proof of completion/degree awarded. Your degree must be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Transcripts and a conferred degree in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Fails in prior university study are considered carefully by the Selection Committee. Reasons for failure should be attached for the Selection Committee to review. Exceptional career attainments acceptable to the School, may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Please note: Any applicant who holds a degree from India should submit the semester breakdown mark sheets. A comprehensive transcript is not accepted if you wish to transfer to another program within UNSW in the future.

You need to arrange two referees to complete the AGSM referee report forms to support your application. Both referees should be people who know you well and be able to comment on your skills and abilities in a professional setting. Relatives or personal friends are not permitted to act as referees.

If you are applying based on work experience, please ensure your referee reports clearly cover at least 5 out of the last 7 years (sometimes multiple referee reports are necessary to cover 5 years).

All applicants should forward the referee report form to the two referees and upload the signed reports to their application. AGSM reserves the right to contact referees.

For your reference, referees need to provide commentary on your intellectual capacity, ability to relate to others, written expression, oral expression, leadership in a team environment, self-confidence, motivation to succeed, adaptability to change, commitment to learning, natural curiosity, maturity and overall management potential. Referees will also need to answer the following questions:

  • How long, how well and in what connection have you known the applicant?
  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s outstanding management talents or strengths?
  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s weaknesses or areas of development?
  • How would you describe the applicant’s creativity and problem-solving ability?
  • Please indicate to what level was English used in the applicant’s position of employment (covering spoken, written, reading and listening skills)
  • Please make any other comments you feel would be useful to AGSM MBA Programs in considering this application
  • Referee details: Name, Title, Organisation, Work phone, Email, Address

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.

All applicants must provide proof of identity with their applications. Proof of identity is defined as photo identification showing your legally recognised full name, date of birth and photo. Appropriate documentation is one of the following:

  • Australian/New Zealand Citizens must provide the photo page of passport;
  • Australian Permanent Residents and other Visa holders must provide the photo page of passport and copy of Visa.

Once your online application is completed and ONLY if you have been shortlisted you will need to complete a short video Interview. We will email the link once we have reviewed the application. It is highly recommended that students submit the application a few days prior to their intended deadline to complete this portion of the application if selected.

You will have a limited time to complete this so if you haven’t received the video link after 3 days of submitting the application, please reach out to us at admissions@agsm.edu.auIt is highly recommended that students submit the application a few days prior to their intended deadline in order to complete this portion of the application. The questions are designed to help the Admissions Committee learn more about you and your fit within our program.

After reviewing applications for the AGSM MBA program, the selection committee may request that an applicant participates in one or two interviews. These interviews will enable the committee to obtain further information to assist in the selection process.

Depending on the level of detail required from the applicant, the interview will either be a 'formal interview', conducted by a member of the selection committee which will be approximately 30-45 minutes in length, or a 'brief interview' conducted by an AGSM MBA representative overseas which is approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

Applicants should note that the interview is a formal and assessable component of the application process.

All international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete applications well before the 4th round deadlines to avoid any possible delays pertaining to a visa application, and to allow for relocation arrangements to be made in the case of an offer being made.

Student Visas

It is essential that international applicants apply for a student visa at an Australian Consulate as soon as the decision to accept the place on the AGSM MBA program is made, as visa applications can take up to three months to be resolved; six months in the case of DIAC Assessment Level 4 countries.*

The application process for a student visa can be complex and unexpected delays can occur. It is the student’s responsibility to allow enough time to organise their visa.

The student visa regulations may require you to have sat an IELTS test prior to lodging your application for a student visa. You should refer to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or your local Australian Consulate for more information. UNSW International is also a useful resource.

*A list of these countries is available at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

You can apply online through the UNSW portal using the program code 8351. The starting term for May 2022 intake is Term 1, 2022. Please disregard the term commencement date.

Required supporting documentation can be submitted together with your online application or uploaded to your application later, once you have been given a UNSW student ID number.

A “Test Taker” copy of your GMAT scores may be uploaded however, to satisfy our documentation requirements you will need to provide the AGSM MBA Admissions team with access to view the official “School Copy” generated by GMAC.

There is a non-refundable online application fee of $125 for International applicants.

The AGSM MBA Admissions Selection Committee will review your application. Short-listed applicants will be contacted to arrange an admissions interview. This can be conducted via video conference. We will advise you of the outcome by email.

Please see the AGSM MBA Admissions Policy for more details on the application process.

MBA (Executive), MBAX, LLM MBA (Law) & Graduate Certificates

Before applying for admission, candidates must satisfy the entry requirements.

Please note that meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer will be made. To be successful, candidates need to meet the entry requirements and be able to demonstrate excellence across the entire application process.

Applications are accepted on a session by session basis. The Admissions Selection Committee will make the final decision based on a complete application within four weeks of submission. Program and application timeframes for 2022 are listed below. 

Important dates for AGSM Term 1, 2022

  • Applications open: 13 September 2021
  • Deadline for applications: 1 December 2021
  • Classes commence: 14 February 2022
  • Classes conclude: 8 May 2022

Important dates for AGSM Term 2, 2022

  • Applications open: 14 February 2022
  • Deadline for applications: 11 April 2022
  • Classes commence: 30 May 2022
  • Classes conclude: 21 August 2022

Important dates for AGSM Term 3, 2022

  • Applications open: 30 May 2022
  • Deadline for applications: 25 July 2022
  • Classes commence: 12 September 2022
  • Classes conclude: 4 December 2022

As part of the application process please submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV)/ Resume which provides us with information on the following:

  • Full, legally recognised name
  • Educational qualifications (degree, name of institution, city, dates)
  • Employment history, for each position please include: length of employment - month/year for start and finish, position title and department, location, city, country, organisation details (i.e. products, size, annual turnover, number of staff, a detailed description of your role, responsibilities and achievements) and provide any details on professional memberships (e.g. CPA/CAANZ)
  • Personal details, including awards, prizes, personal achievements, club memberships, interests, languages, citizenship and residency.

Assessment Criteria

It is important to note that when preparing your CV/Resume, that the information you provide will be assessed based on the following competencies:

  1. Written communication - clearly and logically expressing ideas in writing using appropriate terminology and good grammatical form.
  2. Business management - establishing a course of action to perform complicated tasks successfully.
  3. Leadership - demonstrating individual leadership by taking a principal role in identifying goals, determining strategies and initiating actions and/or demonstrating team leadership by guiding groups of people to work effectively together.
  4. Adaptability to change - maintaining effectiveness in changing organisational situations and in different cultures.
  5. Influence and decision making - using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to persuade others internal or external to the organisation of an idea, product or service and exercising appropriate judgement in reaching conclusions based on information and logic.
  6. Leadership potential - assessment is based on leadership history at school, university, in the workplace, the personal statement essays and referees' reports. The criteria include: strong interpersonal and communication skills; a willingness to show leadership in a team environment; a high degree of self-confidence and independence of mind; a strong sense of commitment and drive to succeed, combined with a preparedness to be flexible when required; a willingness, based on natural curiosity, to learn continually, interview.

Copies of recognised undergraduate degree, showing all grades and proof of completion/degree awarded. Your degree must be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Transcripts and a conferred degree in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Fails in prior university study are considered carefully by the Selection Committee.

Reasons for failure should be attached for the Selection Committee to review. Exceptional career attainments acceptable to the School, may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Please note: Any applicant who holds a degree from India should submit the semester breakdown mark sheets. A comprehensive transcript is not accepted if you wish to transfer to another program within UNSW in the future.

You need to arrange two referees to complete the AGSM referee report form to support your application. Both referees should be people who know you well and be able to comment on your skills and abilities in a professional setting. Relatives or personal friends are not permitted to act as referees.

If you are applying based on work experience, please ensure your referee reports clearly cover at least 5 out of the last 7 years (sometimes multiple referee reports are necessary to cover 5 years). AGSM reserves the right to contact referees.

All applicants should forward the referee report form to the two referees and upload the signed reports to their application.

For your reference, referees need to provide commentary on your intellectual capacity, ability to relate to others, written expression, oral expression, leadership in a team environment, self-confidence, motivation to succeed, adaptability to change, commitment to learning, natural curiosity, maturity and overall management potential. Referees will also need to answer the following questions:

  • How long, how well and in what connection have you known the applicant?
  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s outstanding management talents or strengths?
  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s weaknesses or areas of development?
  • How would you describe the applicant’s creativity and problem-solving ability?
  • Please indicate to what level was English used in the applicant’s position of employment (covering spoken, written, reading and listening skills)
  • Please make any other comments you feel would be useful to AGSM MBA Programs in considering this application
  • Referee details: Name, Title, Organisation, Work phone, Email, Address

Four personal statement essays are required as part of your application. The essay questions are designed to help the Admissions Committee learn more about you. Each essay should meet the word length requirement.

Essay topics:

  • What are you made for and how will an AGSM degree help you achieve it? (approx. 250 words)
  • What are you most proud of personally and/or professionally and why? (approx. 250 words)
  • How will you contribute to your classes and to the AGSM community? (approx. 250 words)
  • (Optional Question) Is there anything else we need to know about you? (approx. 250 words)

Previous study can lead to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). When a student demonstrates their knowledge in a specific course, AGSM Programs may award transfer credit for that subject.

Please refer to the AGSM Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Procedure for further details. Students wishing to apply for RPL must submit a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application and provide all required documentation as listed on the application form.

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.

All applicants must provide proof of identity with their applications. Proof of identity is defined as photo identification showing your legally recognised full name, date of birth and photo. Appropriate documentation is one of the following:

  • Australian/New Zealand Citizens must provide the photo page of passport
  • Australian Permanent Residents and other Visa holders must provide the photo page of passport and copy of Visa.

The application process may differ slightly for each applicant, however, please follow the steps below: 

1. Apply Online 

Complete and submit the online application via UNSW Online Application. Please refer to Application Dates above for the starting term.

Program Codes

  • MBA (Executive) 8356
  • MBAX 8625
  • LLM MBA (Law) 9225
  • Graduate Certificate in Change Management 7315
  • Graduate Certificate in Management 7316
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Innovation 7415
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership 7416
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management 7417
  • Graduate Certificate in Technology Management 7418

2. Provide Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation can be submitted together with your online application or uploaded to your application later, once you have been given a UNSW student ID number.

3. Selection Process

Your completed application once received, is sent to the AGSM MBA Admissions Selection Committee for review.

4. Follow Up if Required

An applicant may be contacted to organise an admissions interview (ideally, this will be in person, but may be over the phone).

5. Outcome

An applicant is advised of the outcome of their application by email.

6. Response

In the case of a successful application and course placement offer, the applicant needs to notify their decision regarding acceptance of the offer or otherwise by the specified deadline.

Program Deferral: Successful applicants can defer their offer for up to one year.

Please note there is a non-refundable online application fee of $125 for International applicants.

Non-Award/Cross-Institutional Study

AGSM offers non-award/cross-institutional study across all our programs. 

  • Non-award enrolment: enrolling in a course, or a sequence of courses, which do not lead to or count towards a formal award (eg, degree or diploma) of UNSW.
  • Cross-institutional enrolment: students enrols in a course at UNSW for credit towards an award at another Australian tertiary institution in which the student is concurrently enrolled.