AGSM unveils new suite of online MBAs

141120 agsm mbax 610x250The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) will offer a suite of three new specialist online MBAs from July 2015.

New students will be able to enrol in MBA (Change), MBA (Technology) and MBA (Social Impact) from March 2015 and commence their studies from July 2015.

The 12-course degree will cost about $51,000.

Known collectively as “MBAx”, the new programs are the first completely online MBA offerings from an Australian Group of Eight university

Head of AGSM Online Professor Nick Wailes said the AGSM has drawn on 38 years of strength in management education when developing these programs.

“This is really the MBA of the future. The new programs are in response to feedback from students, alumni and industry who want specialist programs that can be studied remotely. These new programs complement our excellent globally ranked Full-Time and Part-time MBA programs and provide an online MBA that meets the same high standards that we are known for across our programs.

To be awarded an MBAx, students complete an MBA core and six subjects in an area of specialisation.

“MBAx provides us with a platform to introduce a range of exciting specialist online MBA programs,” says Wailes. “Two of the initial specialisations, Technology and Change Management, build on existing strengths in the AGSM online portfolio and we are very excited to be partnering with the Centre for Social Impact (UNSW) to introduce a program that will meet the need for leaders in the rapidly growing third sector. We are working very closely with a number of partners from across UNSW and expect to make additional specialisations available in 2016.

AGSM Director Prof Julie Cogin said the new MBAx programs are considered a flagship product of the Business School.

“This is a natural evolution for AGSM and is a further example to the business school community of the high standard of our programs. This is also the first step in a number of digital initiatives we’ll be unveiling for 2015 so it is a very exciting time for AGSM.”

The MBAx also offers new opportunities for those who have completed other shorter AGSM programs such as the Graduate Certificate in Change Management and the Certificate in Executive Management Development to continue their study with AGSM.

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