Sponsored by AGSM @ UNSW Business School, Sydney Australia   

Studying an MBA abroad can give you valuable global perspective and an insight into global business practices.  

There is no better place to study an MBA than Australia – and Sydney is Australia’s top financial and economic hub, making it the perfect place to study a business master’s.  

Some of Australia’s best business schools are located in Sydney including the globally-ranked Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales Business School.  

AGSM offers a one-year full-time MBA programme for highly motivated professionals. The MBA is taught at its Randwick campus, just minutes away from Australia’s top beaches, parks, and the Sydney CBD. 

Sydney’s natural beauty and urban lifestyle, along with a wealth of education and career prospects make it the perfect place to study an MBA. Australia is also the gateway to Asia providing exposure to international markets, culture and natural attractions between the Asian and Australian continents. 

Read on to discover four more excellent reasons why Sydney should be your MBA study location.  

Choose from world-class study options

Australia is an exciting place to study an MBA, home to some of the best institutions in the world.

The most recent QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 sees 13 Australian business schools featured, with AGSM @ UNSW Business School, ranking in the top 12 percent of the world’s top schools of management. for its Full-Time MBA. 

AGSM is the first business school in Australia to offer a fully-integrated global Responsible Management curriculum across all its MBA courses. 

There are several MBA programmes to choose from at AGSM, including the Full-Time MBA, MBA (Executive) and MBAX (Online). Their Part-Time MBAs can be also be designed to fit around your external commitments through a series of face-to-face, virtual and blended learning experiences. 

Through the newly updated curriculum, AGSM’s MBA programmes will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a responsible, ethical and sustainable business leader. You’ll learn from internationally recognised faculty with industry experience, get insights from business leaders and benefit from the experience of other students. 

Gain an international perspective and learn to embrace other cultures

UNSW Sydney

The city is incredibly diverse, and its vibrant atmosphere makes it an ideal place to gain an international perspective on business while experiencing different cultures and practices. 

For candidates looking to extend their international perspective further, there is an opportunity to go on an international exchange programme at one of AGSM’s partner schools in Europe, North America or Asia.  

AGSM partners with other elite business schools around the world to open the door for you to study part of your degree while on exchange, including NYU Stern, London Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Chicago Booth, IE Business School and The National University of Singapore. 

UNSW Business School belongs to the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) and AGSM MBA students have access to this network, which spans over 30 business schools in more than 30 countries and focuses on preparing leaders for accelerating globalisation. 

The school is also a member of Partnership in International Management (PIM) – a global network of business schools focused on graduate level international cooperation.  

Enhance your career  

UNSW Sydney

While studying your MBA in Australia, your student visa automatically allows you to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during the academic year, or full-time during the holidays. During 2022, these restricted hours have been relaxed and students can work unlimited hours in any sector.  

At AGSM, there is also strong focus on employability throughout your MBA.  

The Career Accelerator @ AGSM is designed and delivered by a team of career experts to complement your MBA learning experience. It’s dedicated to helping you build employability skills and professional networks that ensure your life-long career success through one-on-one coaching, strong industry relationships, networking opportunities, an annual calendar of events and tailored career development workshops. 

There is also a dedicated careers service, offering individual coaching with MBA specialists throughout your studies. 

AGSM’s career development experts work directly with you on

  • Career planning and job search strategy 
  • Developing your personal brand 
  • Identifying your personal networking style and practical tools to maintain and leverage your professional network 
  • Resume and cover letter reviews 
  • Mock interview sessions 
  • Advanced behavioural interview techniques 
  • Sourcing an MBA internship 
  • Job offer and salary negotiation support 

AGSM has extensive domestic and international industry connections; leading management consulting firms, corporate organisations and public sector companies frequently compete to recruit AGSM talent directly.  

Aspiring entrepreneurs can also take advantage of AGSM’s strong ties to the Australian start-up community, which will give you the contacts to help you launch your own business. 

Immerse yourself in an exciting, diverse culture 

Studying in Sydney means enjoying year-round sunshine, access to more than 100 golden beaches, and the opportunity to attend world-class museums, art galleries, events and festivals.  

AGSM is your launchpad for all Sydney has to offer. Iconic locations like Bondi and Coogee Beach are minutes away. You’ll find some of the world’s famous restaurants and entertainment just 15 minutes away in the heart of the harbourside city. 

Sydney is unsurprisingly one of the world’s top student cities, placing ninth globally according to the most recent QS Best Student Cities ranking. It has also frequently been ranked one of the 10 most liveable cities on the planet by both Mercer and The Economist. 

While studying in Sydney you can enjoy the stunning panorama of Sydney’s harbour and admire its iconic landmarks, such as Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The culture is vibrant and exciting and students can spend hours enjoying the thriving bars, restaurants and cafés. 

However, when you want to avoid the busy areas, you can spend time relaxing and studying in one of the city’s many green spaces, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Lavender Bay Parklands or Hyde Park.