AGSM Short Courses

Rise to the challenges of an accelerated world

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    AGSM's Executive Education programs are ranked 29th in the world, with our Open and Custom programs being ranked the highest in the Australasian region, according to Financial Times 2022 Rankings.

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    AGSM is the only Australian school to feature in the world's Top 35 Executive Education Open Programs, according to Financial Times 2022 Executive Education Rankings.

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    AGSM is the only Australian school to feature in the world's Top 40 Executive Education Custom Programs, according to Financial Times 2022 Executive Education Rankings.

AGSM @ UNSW Business School has been developing Australia’s leaders for over 45 years.

Although much has changed since then, one thing has remained the same – our commitment to delivering learning experiences that have a measurable and enduring positive impact.

During this time, we have supported tens of thousands of leaders to rise to the challenge of changing times. As the world around us accelerates, our focus remains steadfastly on elevating leadership capability across Australia, helping organisations and leaders to rebuild, transform and thrive.

Building on this long history of delivering effective, quality and contemporary learning, we are looking to the future – offering more flexible, blended and virtual learning experiences so you can learn when, where and how it suits you.

Our learning solutions now combine the best of digital and virtual learning with in-person activation experiences to drive results. To support this, we have invested significantly in our own platform, AGSM Navigator, which offers seamless transition between in-person and virtual experiences, supporting lifelong and flexible learning.

As we move towards more digital experiences, we are focused on maintaining our commitment to quality. Our courses align with the impeccable standards of and build pathways into our globally ranked AGSM MBAs and Graduate Certificate programs.

From our in-person and virtual short courses that run throughout the year for individuals and small teams, to our bespoke learning solutions designed for large public and private organisations, our purpose is to support you to face the challenges and realise the opportunities of 2022 and into the future.

Flexible learning options to elevate your career

Our flexible learning solutions enable you to access professional development opportunities when, where and how it suits you.

Innovative digital learning experiences

Whether you choose a bespoke learning solution, an in-person short course, or a virtual learning course, you are supported by our innovative online learning platform, The AGSM Navigator. Designed specifically to deliver interactive, best-practice online learning, the Navigator ensures you can learn anytime, anywhere.

Learning pathways to support your goals

In an accelerating world, learning must be continuous. We support lifelong learning, recognising your incremental achievements and offering the opportunity to build towards formal certification.

The AGSM Certificate in Executive Management and Development is attained by achieving 12 CEMD points. Your CEMD can be used for credits towards subjects on select AGSM MBA and Graduate Certificate qualifications.

As an individual participant, you can choose from the range of in-person and virtual learning courses on offer to build the pathway that supports your career objectives.

For larger teams and organisations that opt for bespoke learning solutions, CEMD points can be built into your solution.

Digital Badging

Micro-credentials allow you to gain formal recognition for today’s shorter, sharper learning experiences.

Every time you complete an AGSM Short Course, you are awarded a digital badge, which you can use on your LinkedIn profile, email signature, and digital resume or biography to highlight the capabilities and skills you have developed through the course.

Each badge contains verified metadata that describes the qualification and the process undertaken to earn it. Representing skills as a badge gives AGSM participants a simple, trusted and instantly verifiable way to share their capabilities online with prospective employers, business partners, customers and prospects.

Ready to transform your business?

Contact our Client Engagement team to discuss the right option to support your career goals.

T: +61 2 9385 0330

Equipping a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerated world

Our Short Courses are designed and facilitated by industry thought leaders and faculty to build individual and organisational capability.

Combining the latest thinking and best practice within an outcome-focused problem-solving environment. AGSM students also have access to a rich global network of over 17,000 AGSM alumni who are recognised international business leaders in their industries.


“It doesn’t matter if you lead a country, a political party or an organisation – you must genuinely engage with others and tap into innovation and creativity to be an effective leader. AGSM's Executive Education programs have helped me redefine my professional pathway forward."

Arabella Douglas, Director, Douglas & Associates

"Alongside the chance to learn at a leading business school, we see the opportunity to network with other participants and learn from their experiences as being instrumental in the player's off-field careers."

Erin Lorenzini, Head of Cricket Operations at Cricket NSW

“The AGSM General Manager Program (GMP) provided me with an excellent grounding to deliver additional benefit to my organisation now, while having an expanded knowledge base for future roles and opportunities.
In my first week back at work, I gave a presentation to a room of 20-25 people and spoke with much greater clarity and impact and received feedback in this regard afterwards. The variety of the course content provided a great knowledge base of what is required when moving up into GM or similar roles.”

Phil Wooding, Chief Financial Officer, Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging

“It was amazing to meet people from all different industries to understand the similarities and differences between our lives in and outside of work.
It was such a privilege to share the AGSM EIELP experience with other Indigenous leaders from the mining industry, banking industry, community sector and other organisations – I loved it. And so many of them have gone on to do such great things.”

Karyn Ervin, Director Inclusion, Leadership and Culture, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

“After completing AGSM’s Leading for High-Performance course, I have been able to use the tools I took away in a multitude of scenarios straight away. The confidence to be able to impart my message and manage high performers using practical frameworks has been priceless.”

Ian McKeown, Head of High Performance, Port Adelaide Football Club

“AGSM's Angel Investors Program (AIP) was well targeted to its audience and offered a carefully curated introduction to the angel investing space, especially for people interested in tech. Speakers were uniformly of a high calibre, the program was extremely engaging and I clearly felt we were learning and networking with the right people.”

David Court, Founder, Compton School, Director, Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation