Australian Graduate School of Management

November 27th, 2018

Last Updated on November 4, 2020

About the School

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business is based in Sydney Australia with more than 40 years of experience in leadership across the country. They offer world-class MBA programs that are innovative, experiential, and are designed to help the next generation of leaders make an impact in the world. Students at AGSM get access to over 17,000 AGSM alumni, a global network of renowned international business leaders.

An Overview

Rank

Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age31
International Participants50%
Gender50% (Women)
Average Work Experience8 Years
Average pre-MBA SalaryUS$59,000

The core specializations are:

  • MBA Full-Time Program
  • MBA Executive Program
  • MBAX (Online) Program
  • Graduate Certificate Programs
  • AGSM MBA Scholarships
  • AGSM Master of Management (MMGT)

There are six types of scholarships at AGSM and they are:

Full-time MBA Scholarships: AGSM Full-Time MBA Scholarships provide support to brilliant students across various backgrounds to gain a world-class MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School, in Sydney Australia.

Part-time MBA Scholarships: AGSM Part-Time MBA Scholarships provide support to those eligible students who are from diverse backgrounds, to gain a world-class education at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in Sydney.

Non-Profit Scholarships: These scholarships are designed to support community leaders in their pursuit of a better society at large.

Women in Leadership Scholarships: Promoting women in leadership roles is just another step towards gender equality. At AGSM, there are multiple scholarships to support future female leaders.

AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarships: AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarships support the Australian Indigenous students who have been accepted into an AGSM postgraduate program.

AGSM Community and Alumni Prizes: To promote academic excellence, leadership qualities, and an undying commitment towards the community, AGSM awards the outstanding MBA students and Alumni who have left a mark in academic excellence, leadership capability, and service towards the community.

For more info about Scholarship & Prizes, visit – https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/agsm/scholarships-prizes

The AGSM Career Development Centre offers apt guidance to help students with their career development skills and industry networks to achieve their career goals.

Career Coaching services:
These sessions may take place in-person or through telephone or Skype for any current AGSM MBA student, EMBA/MBA, or MMGT student who has completed eight courses or an AGSM graduate within one-year post-completion.

Industry Insights:
Case interviews are designed to test students’ ability for strategic thinking, analytical skills, and complex problem-solving capabilities under pressure.

Resources:

  • Career Development Centre Library
    The books can be borrowed from the AGSM Career Development Centre office. Documents and resources on interviewing, networking, and job offer negotiation skills are also available.
  • UNSW Library
    UNSW Library has a comprehensive list of subject guides directing students to the best databases within the sub-disciplines of Business.

AGSM Contacts:
Students will get in touch with AGSM Alumni, who have knowledge and experience across various industries.

Alumni Services:
The AGSM Career Development Centre acknowledges the Career Industry Council of Australia’s definition of career development and encourages students and alumni to access all the university’s resources to support their career development.

Notable Alumni

Satyajit Das

Australian banker

Fiona Scott

Member of the Australian House of Representatives

Lucy Hughes Turnbull

Former Lord Mayor of Sydney

AGSM MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the AGSM MBA admission office are described below.

Video Interviews are conducted when the online application has been submitted. Once the online application is completed and received, candidates will need to complete the short video interview. This is required as part of the application. AGSM will email the link once the complete application has been received.

Candidates will have a limited time to complete the video interview and those who do not receive the video link after 3 days of applying, please reach out at [email protected]

It is highly recommended that students submit their applications a few days before the intended deadline to complete this portion of the application.

RoundsApplication Deadlines
Round 1May 1, 2020
Round 2Jun 1, 2020
Round 3Jul 1, 2020
Round 4Aug 1, 2020
Round 5Sep 1, 2020
Round 6Oct 1, 2020

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

AGSM requires two letters of recommendation from two separate referees. Both of them should be people who have known the candidate well and are capable of commenting on them professionally. Relatives or personal friends are not permitted to act as referees.
If the candidate is applying based on work experience, he or she must ensure that the referee’s reports cover at least 5 out of the last 7 years.
For the candidate’s reference, referees will have to provide commentary on the candidate’s intellectual capacity, relatability with others, written expression, oral expression, leadership qualities, self-confidence, motivation to succeed, adaptability, commitment towards learning, curiosity, maturity, and overall management potential. The referees should also answer the following questions:

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

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.

Tips for recommendation letters

Here are some pointers to follow before submitting the letter of recommendation.

Who can give a recommendation: Candidates will have to provide details of one recommender who was either a reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.

What to write: The letter should not be just filled with adjectives. The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work.

Who can write: Academic recommendations ( from professors/teachers etc) are not valid

Where to send: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

Lastly, it is advisable to go by the quality of the evaluation rather than the seniority of the designation.

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