Australian School of Business AGSM MBA

Founded in 1977 as the Australian Graduate School of Management, the AGSM MBA is the oldest program in Australia and it is consistently placed among the very best in the world by major ranking publications.

The AGSM MBA and AGSM Executive Programs are offered by the Australian School of Business (a constituent body of the University of New South Wales). It is the largest business school in the country, and the first Australian business school to receive international accreditation from AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for the AGSM MBA programs in business administration.

The Australian School of Business is composed of the following schools:
- School of Accounting
- School of Actuarial Studies
- School of Business Law and Taxation
- School of Banking and Finance
- School of Economics
- School of Information Systems, Technology and Management
- School of Marketing
- School of Organisation & Management
- School of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The faculty hosts a number of research centres, including the Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC), Centre for Accounting and Assurance Research (CAAR), Korea-Australasia Research Centre (KAREC), Centre for Pensions and Superannuation (CPS), to name a few.


- The full time MBA degree is ranked 1st in Australia and among the top 40 globally (#32) in the Financial Times 2009 rankings of global full time MBA courses.

- No. 1 in Highest median starting salaries for first degree business graduates in the country (Good Universities Guide 2009).

- The M.B.A. has been placed 1st in the nation, according to the Australian Financial Review's (AFR) BOSS magazine.

- The MBA Program is ranked Number One in Australia and in Asia, by Forbes in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007.

- Rated 1st out of 1087 institutions worldwide for accounting research in the June 2007 edition of the international journal Accounting and Finance.

- The MBA is placed 1st in the nation and 6th Best of Non-US MBAs (Forbes 2007).

- The Executive Programs is placed 1st in the nation by The Financial Times (2002-2006).

- The AGSM Open Programs is placed 1st in Australia (FT 2007).

- UNSW is a top research university, rated 5 stars for Research grants and Research intensivity (Good Universities Guide 2009).

- The MBA (Executive) Program is placed 1st in the country (FT 2001-2007).

* Suggested Reading:

Top MBA Schools in Australia

AFR Boss MBA Rankings 2011

CPA Australia & Top Universities