The AGSM MBA program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has
once again ranked as the leading full-time MBA program in Australia and
35th in the world in the Financial Times (UK) 2011 ranking.
The MBA program is
designed for those looking to take their career to the next level. It
is ideal for those who would like a fast promotion in their chosen
career, as well as those who would like to thrive as an entrepreneur or
move into a different industry. Those accepted onto the course are
intellectually very capable, experienced and highly ambitious.
The AGSM MBA program is
a 16-month general management program that prepares graduates for
leadership roles in business and government. The program incorporates
scenario modelling and simulations into traditional classroom teaching,
using the case study method and a strong emphasis on teamwork to develop
management skills, encourage critical thinking and sharpen
As part of the MBA
program, students have access to the AGSM MBA Careers Team which
provides students with the opportunity to develop their career
management skills during the course of their MBA program. The range of
career services on offer is specifically designed to provide students
with the tools for successful job searching and career management, as
well as the guidance and support needed to map out a long-term career
The Career Services
team have had some impressive results. The Financial Times surveyed MBA
alumni who graduated from the AGSM MBA in 2007 and who participated in
the current survey. In 2010, these alumni earned an average salary of
US$123,520 representing a 99% increase on their average salary over the
three years since graduation, compared with their pre-MBA salary.
Another benefit of
studying at AGSM in Sydney is that students are granted opportunities
from living in the financial capital of Australia and gateway to Asia,
the world’s fastest growing economic region. The AGSM MBA is aware of
the importance of this region and as such, offers elective courses such
as International Business Strategy in Asia (IBSA), courses from the AGSM
Hong Kong program, as well as the opportunity to spend a session abroad
on international exchange.
As the interaction
between Australian businesses and Asian-based businesses is consistently
increasing, it has become critical for the managers of Australian
corporations to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to
effectively conduct business activities in the complex, dynamic and
highly diverse Asian markets.
Elective MBA courses
are designed to provide Australia’s future business leaders with the
opportunity to not only get a taste for the intricacies of such a
culture, which is a vital pre-requisite for the success of any business
relationship, but also to forge strong business networks. These courses
also give students a substantial competitive edge in future employment
opportunities with corporations that do business in Asia.
This is the 12th
consecutive year the AGSM MBA program, which is delivered by the
Australian School of Business at UNSW, located in Sydney, has ranked in
the top 100 MBA programs worldwide. It is also the fifth year running it
has ranked in the world’s top 50 MBA programs.