MBA (Extension)

Boost your practical experience and extend your MBA (full-time) with an internship or research project.

Joining the AGSM MBA (Extension) program

Undertaking an internship or research project provides you with the opportunity to apply the management concepts developed throughout your AGSM MBA program and gain valuable practical experience.

The AGSM MBA (Extension) is designed for students seeking to extend their MBA experience to include an internship (or similar work-integrated learning activities) or in-depth research project.

The MBA (Extension) (8357) is identical to the full-time MBA (8350) with the addition of an extra term (Term 5), totalling 120 Units of Credit (UOC), and undertaken over approximately 130 weeks.

To apply for the MBA (Extension) students must first complete the core units of the MBA (please note that direct applications to this program are not accepted.)

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The internship or research project

The Work Integrated Learning or Extension Research project must:

  • Be in an area relevant to management
  • Relate to your career aspirations
  • Have an appropriate academic staff member available to supervise the project

The activities undertaken in Term 5 are subject to the prior written approval of the AGSM Academic Director and must involve appropriate supervision and assessment.

Students must source their own internships and ensure they provide conditions for a successful completion of the Work Integrated Learning project (WIL). Students may undertake paid or unpaid internships – it is up to the individual agreement with the organisation with which they have their internship. Individual students are responsible for investigating potential visa implications of paid/unpaid internships.

Term 5 of the MBA (Extension) fee will be at a reduced fee equating to about 50% of the normal fee.

Depending on a student’s individual circumstances, the following extension structures (and associated timeframes) are available:

There are 3 options

MNGT5588 Extension Research project (24 UOC) 6 months
MNGT5592 Work Integrated Learning (24 UOC) 6 months

Or combination of the two below

MNGT5587 Extension Research project (12UOC) 3 months
MNGT5590 Work Integrated Learning (12 UOC) 3 months


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