AGSM Short Courses for organisations

Small business, working at the office.

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.


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.


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.

Our purpose aligns with your objective to develop the skills of your people and we’ve been helping organisations do this for over 45 years across Australia.

AGSM @ UNSW Business School was established more than 45 years ago to elevate the quality of leadership in Australia. While our mission remains the same, the world in which live is rapidly accelerating and is increasingly complex. 

Enhancing people's capability has never been more important and is our primary purpose. The organisations we serve- businesses, government, for-purpose organisations and the community- need people who can help them make a positive impact in an accelerating world. 

Contextualised learning pathways for your teams

At AGSM we want to be known for producing leaders who through their actions contribute to making the world a better place, 'by doing well and going good'.

At AGSM, we partner with businesses, government and for-purpose organisations to co-design learning solutions that meet their needs and address business challenges. By enhancing these capabilities across all industries and sectors, AGSM can help to make a positive impact in Australia and the world.

Applying our experience and expertise in designing, developing, and delivering learning solutions, we are able to co-design innovative solutions that are contemporary and impactful. 

Our learning approach

AGSM’s learning methodology has been built over many years and is based on the success we have had in behavioural change and capability building.  We create memorable and impactful learning experiences by: 

Our programs utilise the following elements:

Blended learning - allows for maximum use of learners’ time and means that classroom sessions can focus on experiential learning and embedding skills, not covering foundations or concepts

Reflective practice - embedded in the learning design is a reflective practice which will allow leaders to focus on reflection for learning.  In its simplest form, it is linked to the concept of learning from experience, in that you think about what you did, and what happened and decide from that what you would do differently next time.

Experiential learning - facilitated practice enables leaders to build applications to a greater variety of challenges and increase cognitive functioning in complex scenarios so that thinking can be stretched, and capability deepened. Intertwined with reflective practice, AGSM achieves learning through reflection on doing various embedding activities in a classroom or a virtual workshop. 

Modular design - each topic in the program is designed as a module by our subject matter experts at AGSM to incorporate leading research and practice. This provides rigorous academic thought leadership contextualised to your organisation and your learners. 

Social component - the combination of both critical thinking and reflection fosters higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving in a social learning environment. This sees the embedding of critical thinking, reflection and learning as a shared and new way of working. 

Measurable outcomes – AGSM’s methodology includes a combination of action learning, evaluation and impact assessment and learning success evaluation, which provide insight into participant learning experiences and ensures successful learning transfer and measurable business outcomes.

How we partner with you and your organisation

AGSM Short Courses offers proven experience of learning co-design to ensure that your objectives are refined and met by a blended learning experience. These experiences achieve desired upskilling and behavioural change with credit from programs into future learning. The multi-level blended learning experiences we create will transform your organisation and elevate the capabilities of your people while keeping them engaged and motivated in their learning.

Our learning experiences are delivered at scale and nationally to over 4,000 participants each year, drawing upon the #1 Business School in Australia and the #4 online MBA in the world. We have over 400 eLearning modules to draw upon, which can be rapidly and cost-effectively contextualised for your organisation’s needs. Our comprehensive library of content includes topics on leadership and management training, change and strategy, leading teams, negotiation and other themes in all key areas of the business leadership training. 

Based on our experience and expertise in designing, developing and delivering learning solutions, AGSM provides you with a solution that is innovative and embedded, contextualised to the needs of your workplace. We work with you to refine the program and personalise it to include on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching as per your needs. 

We are also able to offer micro-credentials to evidence the successful completion of the program and provide credit and pathways into other AGSM and UNSW programs and the MBA, enabling participants to continue their life-long learning.

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, AGSM MBA, Graduate Certificates and UNSW degree programs.

The AGSM Certificate in Executive Management and Development (CEMD) is attained by achieving 12 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.

Example CEMD Pathway

Our suggested learning pathways are comprised of core modules and electives across a range of leadership and management topics, helping your learning objectives towards attaining the CEMD

our team can help you design a pathway to address your specific challenges and needs or you can complete courses as a particular need arises. 

Innovative digital learning experiences

More than traditional online platforms that attempt to mirror in-person learning in a digital mode, the AGSM Navigator enables and supports peer-to-peer learning and interaction and puts the latest management tools at your fingertips.

Designed to work seamlessly with the tools you already use like Zoom and your personal calendar, the Navigator is a hub for all your learning experiences. It tracks your journey and stores and submits your coursework. It creates a community where you can ask questions, communicate with the facilitator and other participants, and build your network.

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

Scalable solutions for your business

Applying our experience and expertise in designing, developing and delivering learning solutions, we partner with you to provide innovative solutions to your business needs.

Read these case studies to learn more:

  • Woodside Energy - co-designed and delivered a whole-of-enterprise leadership development program. 
  • Rabobank - one of the world's largest global rural lenders, partnered with AGSM to develop the Rabobank Leadership Pathways program.