The AGSM Master of Business Administration (Executive), is a part-time program designed for managers and executives to build leadership skills.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
2 - 6 years

Overview

The AGSM Master of Business Administration (Executive), is a part-time national program designed for ambitious and experienced managers, executives, and professionals eager to take their career to the next level. It is designed to build strategy and leadership skills while providing a thorough grounding in core business disciplines. The MBAE is a flexible program that lets you pursue a professional interest area in dynamic study modes including weekly, intensive, and online classes.

This program is unique in its focus on intensive and residential cohort experiences that provide extensive opportunities for group learning and developing peer professional networks. AGSM MBAE  courses are designed by academics and delivered and facilitated by industry experts. The national program runs classes in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth, allowing students to stay on top of their study when they are travelling interstate for work. There are options to take online courses that let you plan your study around your other commitments.

Who should choose this degree?

Designed for busy executives, this program offers the chance to gain a world-leading MBA when it suits you, and enhance your analytical, strategic and leadership skills.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

This degree is designed for working professionals looking to accelerate their career or transition from a specialist career path to a broader management or executive role. As an experienced professional, you will choose this degree if you're interested in strategy and leadership development and if your career goals include responsibility for overseeing teams of people, a business unit, or an entire organisation.

Our dedicated Career Accelerator supports you in achieving your career aspirations through tailored support and resources. You will also have access to the global network of more than 17,000 AGSM alumni.

Program Code
8356
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72
Indicative Enrolments
761

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Entry requirements

To gain entrance into the Master of Business Administration (Executive) prior degree from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum five years professional or management experience. Applicants typically have five to 25 years experience in middle management and senior management positions, e.g. Senior Engineer, General Manager, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Finance Manager.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to provide evidence that your English language ability meets our requirements. Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

Please note: You can apply for an English waiver based on directly relevant work experience, in the relevant industry or equivalent discipline practice, in an English-speaking country or workplace where the sole language of business was English.

To gain entrance into the Master of Business Administration (Executive) prior degree from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum five years professional or management experience. Applicants typically have five to 25 years experience in middle management and senior management positions, e.g. Senior Engineer, General Manager, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Finance Manager.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to provide evidence that your English language ability meets our requirements. Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

Please note: You can apply for an English waiver based on directly relevant work experience, in the relevant industry or equivalent discipline practice, in an English-speaking country or workplace where the sole language of business was English.

Program structure

Challenge yourself to reach your full career potential and fast track your success. AGSM offers a practical focus to learning, where you apply new skills in your current role as well as class projects.

Tailor your MBA to pursue a personal interest area with a wide range of elective choices, including overseas intensive study. There's the option to study some courses at one of 30 elite partner schools through our international exchange program.

You'll have online access to program materials, timetables, results and academic and business journals. You can also take advantage of three intensive, residential cohort experiences, where students live-in for the duration of the course - valuable opportunities that allow you to harness the power of collective intelligence unique to AGSM.

Study areas

    • Leadership (compulsory)
    • Strategy (compulsory)
    • Accounting and Financial Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Managing People and Organisations
    • Corporate Finance
    • Data Analytics and Decision-Making
    • Social Impact
    • Project Management
    • Business Analytics
    • Advanced Finance
    • Digital Innovation
    • Law, Regulation & Ethics
    • Managerial Decision-Making
    • Executive Accelerator
    • Executive Strategy: Growth and Innovation
    • Executive Strategy: Disruption and Transformation
    • Executive Leadership Immersion

For current and detailed course information, visit our MBA (Executive) program page.

Future careers

This program supports ambitious and experienced managers, executives and professionals who want to take their career to a new level. You'll be able to earn a globally recognised MBA from Australia’s leading business school, without having to put a successful career on hold.

You'll gain new skills and concepts that are immediately transferrable to the workplace, in a flexible program that lets you study in multiple locations, work at your own pace and is delivered through a blend of face-to-face, online and intensive residential study periods.

Potential careers

  • Senior management roles (GM, CEO and board level)
  • Senior government leader
  • Not-for-profit manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Venture capitalist
  • Executive roles in accounting, finance, marketing, sales and communications, amongst others

How to apply

Before applying for admission, candidates must satisfy the entry requirements. Information on how to apply including application dates and checklist can be found on the AGSM How to apply page.

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Before applying for admission, candidates must satisfy the entry requirements. Information on how to apply including application dates and checklist can be found on the AGSM How to apply page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$45,445*
2022 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$72,525*

Tuition fees are charged on a term basis irrespective of when studies are commenced. Information on fees can be found on the AGSM Program fees page.

Financing your study

FEE-HELP is an interest-free loan facility provided by the Australian Government for eligible students enrolled in postgraduate studies. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen. You can borrow up to the maximum of the tuition fee charged for each course in which you enrol.

Please visit Study Assist for more information. For information and advice about financial affairs please review UNSW's information on fees.

 

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$51,835*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$82,160*

Tuition fees are charged on a term basis irrespective of when studies are commenced. Information on fees can be found on the AGSM Program fees page.

 

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) awards more than $2 million in scholarships every year to enable a diverse range of students, across a wide range of industries, sectors, and nationalities, to achieve a world-class business education.

Candidates are eligible to apply for scholarships once an application for the MBA program has been submitted.

Featured scholarship

The Luminis AGSM Wharton Business Innovation Scholarship 

Co-funded by AGSM @ UNSW Business School and Luminis Foundation, The Luminis AGSM Wharton Business Innovation Scholarship provides an exceptional pathway for outstanding leaders to forge a remarkable career in business.

The scholarship will cover the cost of completing the AGSM Full-Time MBA program, international exchange at Wharton and an internship/ work placement in the US. 

 

AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship 

The AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship will enable outstanding female leaders to complete a world-class Full-Time MBA.

 

AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarship

The AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarship is designed to provide support to an Australian Indigenous student who receive an offer of admission to one of the AGSM @ UNSW Business School programs:

  • AGSM Full-Time MBA

  • AGSM MBA (Executive)

  • AGSM MBAX 

 

AGSM Excellence Scholarship

The AGSM Excellence Scholarship will give MBA candidates who have a proven track record of academic and professional excellence an opportunity to participate in AGSM’s Full-Time MBA program.

 

AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship 

The AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship will give outstanding leaders access to a world-class Full-Time MBA.

  • LGBTI Leadership Award

  • Sport Leadership Award

  • Military Leadership Award

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

  • Community Leadership Award

 

AGSM Alumni Community Leader Scholarship

The AGSM Alumni Community Leader Scholarship is open to talented emerging leaders and managers currently working in the not-for-profit sector applying for either the AGSM MBA (Executive) or the AGSM MBAX program and will cover the full tuition fees for the program, including EY residential costs.

Featured scholarship

AGSM Global Reach Scholarship 

The AGSM Global Reach Scholarship gives exceptional students from diverse international backgrounds access to AGSM’s Full-Time MBA program located in Sydney.

 

AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship 

The AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship will enable outstanding female leaders to complete a world-class Full-Time MBA.

 

AGSM Excellence Scholarship

The AGSM Excellence Scholarship will give MBA candidates who have a proven track record of academic and professional excellence an opportunity to participate in AGSM’s Full-Time MBA program.

 

AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship 

The AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship will give outstanding leaders access to a world-class Full-Time MBA.

  • LGBTI Leadership Award

  • Sport Leadership Award

  • Military Leadership Award

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

  • Community Leadership Award


  • #1
    Full-Time MBA in Australia

    AGSM’s Full-Time MBA ranked 1st in Australia and 79th among the best global.

  • #4
    Online MBA in the world

    AGSM's MBAX ranked 1st in Australia and 4th among the best global online MBA programs, according to The QS 2022 Online MBA Rankings.

  • 17,000+
    Global Alumni

    AGSM students have access to a rich global network of over 17,000 AGSM alumni who are recognised international business leaders in their industries.

I expanded my business knowledge, built my skills, and made meaningful connections with my cohort.
AGSM student Trisha Shastri

Trisha Shastri

AGSM MBA

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