International exchange opportunities

Choose between an Alternative (Intensive) exchange or a traditional full-time exchange.

The traditional exchange program allows students in the full-time MBA to undertake a component of their requirements with an International Exchange partner by joining a partner school for a full term of electives. Students in Stage 1 of the MBA (Executive), and the MBAX program are also able to do so, however, differing conditions and requirements apply.

Alternative Exchange is offered through the MBA (Executive) program. You may apply to take these international intensive courses and receive 6-12 UOC from AGSM in lieu of taking elective courses at AGSM.

We offer short term exchange opportunities for students looking to gain an international perspective and develop a well-rounded educational experience without taking a whole term off to do so. Typically classes are conducted in an intensive mode over a two-week period which is ideal for students with a busy work schedule.


  • Traditional exchange
  • Alternative exchange

AGSM offer the opportunity to apply for an exchange place as a full semester at one of our internationally reputed partner schools These exchanges are for students looking to gain an international perspective and develop a well-rounded educational experience as part of a full-time MBA experience. 

Application timeline

Applications for the full-time international exchange program in Term 3 2020 and Term 1 2021 will open in March 2020 (date TBC).

How to apply

Step 1: Review the Outgoing International Exchange Process
Step 2: Review the 2019/2020 Term Dates and Study Load document in order to best select your preferences (2020/2021 document TBC)
Step 3: Read the Outgoing International Exchange Application Guidelines on how to apply and what to include
Step 4: Apply at a link available here when applications open in March 2020

Please note: Each applicant can make only one submission

How it works

Students on exchange receive full credit for overseas study and their AGSM MBA program tuition fees cover tuition at the exchange school. Places are allocated according to a fixed, pre-negotiated quota of positions that are made available by partner schools (to be reciprocal over a 3 year period).

Selection is based on academic results with non-academic activities taken into consideration

  • Academic: Grades are taken from results in the students' courses (up to and including Term 1)
  • Non-academic: Students applications are assessed by the selection committee


Exchange partner fact sheets

Asia

Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China

Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan

NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Student testimonials - Asia

Europe and the United Kingdom
North America
South America

School of Business, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Student testimonials - South America




On an ongoing basis we offer short term exchange opportunities for students looking to gain an international perspective and develop a well-rounded educational experience.

Alternative Exchange is offered through the MBA (Executive) program. You may apply to take these international intensive courses and receive 6-12 UOC from AGSM in lieu of taking elective courses at AGSM.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, students must have successfully completed a minimum of two AGSM courses with a WAM of 65% or above at time of application.

How to apply

If you would like further details about any of the school’s offerings, specific courses or timetables, please contact Student Experience on studentexperience@agsm.edu.au

  • Please note that there are limited spaces available for AGSM students and places are allocated primarily on first in, first served basis with priority given to those further through their studies. Quality of application and academic results are also taken into consideration
  • Given that the offer turnaround time is typically only 2 weeks, earlier applicants have a higher chance of obtaining a place. Once places are filled, you can still apply and be placed on a waitlist
  • Deadlines vary for each intensive option and a summary of all courses and timings is below. This information is updated as we receive it from our partners.  Reminders leading up to upcoming application deadlines will also be posted in the weekly student newsletters
  • If you wish to apply for more than one AE course, please indicate your preferences as the option to take more than one AE course is subject to both availability and student demand. In the instance of high demand, successful applicants will be offered their first preference
  • Once you have decided on a course, complete the application form below

APPLY HERE


Exchange partners

Short-term international exchange opportunities are available through our PIM network and exchange partners and also through the ‘Global Network Weeks’ as part of GNAM – Global Network for Advanced Management. For more information on the Global Network Weeks, please visit their website here.

For more information regarding all other alternative exchange, please review below.

Asia

Singapore | NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Website

Course details
Course Name: Asian Business Landscape
Duration: 5 Days
Format: 30-contact hour intensive
Location: Singapore
Dates of Study: 6 January, 2020 – 10 January, 2020
Application Deadline:14 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: SGD$400

If you would be interested in an intensive course in India with other AGSM students, please contact Student Experience on studentexperience@agsm.edu.au.

Europe and the United Kingdom

Germany | WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar

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Topic: International Business in Europe
Course Name: The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe
Duration: 2 weeks
Format & Assessment: Three credit-hour class program comprises 48 academic hours (equivalent to three credits of a 14-week term) plus around 22 contact hours of a cultural program. Includes a final exam.
Location: Germany
Dates of Study: 5-19 May 2020 or 10-22 May 2020
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020
Census Date: 3 May 2020
Fee: €479 (€320-€385 housing)

“Great content and cultural experience at WHU highly recommend the exchange program” – Sonya Rosendorff, MBAX

“The camaraderie of the cohort was exceptional as well as the curiosity and drive of each participant. The academic material was informative. The cultural experience was perhaps the most valuable part of the experience with the free exchange of ideas and experiences from people attending universities from across the world’ – Paul Brick, MBA Exec

Germany | University of Cologne

Course Details Dbi Germany

Topic/Focus: Energy Economics
Course Name: Doing Business in Germany
Duration: 12 Days, 50 contact hours
Format: Expert talks & tours at various companies, start-ups and research centres in Cologne – Bonn – Aachen – Berlin – Frankfurt.*
Location: Germany
Dates of Study:8-20 March 2020
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019
Census Date: TBC
Fee: €2450

Topic/Focus:Automotive Mobility
Course Name: Doing Business in Germany
Duration: 12 Days, 50 contact hours
Format: Expert talks & tours at various companies, start-ups and research centres in Cologne – Bonn – Aachen – Berlin – Frankfurt.*
Location: Germany
Dates of Study: 10-21 May 2020
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020
Census Date: TBC
Fee: €2450

'Doing Business in Germany' was a fantastic experience delivering very valuable insights into the Automotive Industry, particularly around the disruptive forces impacting on the industry and effects of the current emissions scandal engulfing some car manufacturers. These challenges were illuminated by an excellent choice of presenters which provided views from a diverse range of stakeholders of the automotive industry including Manufacturers, Industry Lobby Groups, Regulatory Bodies, Media and Political Representatives. Overall, a very well executed programme with many valuable lessons that are applicable beyond the industry studied.” – Oliver Hinz, MBA Exec

Course Details Leadership & Diversity

Course Name: Leadership & Diversity
Duration: 8 days
Format: Intensive, Face to Face
Location: Cologne,Germany
Dates of Study: 5-15 August 2019
Application Deadline: 5 April 2019
Census Date: 21 July 2019
Fee: €271.40


France | ESSEC Business School

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Course Name: The Global Manager in Europe
Duration: 3 weeks
Format: Intensive residential. Classes Mon- Fri 9.30-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Location: ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise Paris
Dates of Study: 22 June - 10 July 2020
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020
Census Date: 7 June 2020
Fee: €600 (2018)

“The people. The other students on the course were what made it great. The social aspect of the course and ability to interact with other like-minded people from around the world was amazing. I have made lasting friendships with some great people from all over the world.” – Adam Swadling, MBA Exec

The highlights of the Summer Module included meeting like-minded individuals with whom I have an ongoing friendship, learning in depth about luxury brands and what makes them successful, and further, living and breathing the Parisienne lifestyle.” – Ingrid Debsia, MBA Exec

Student testimonials - Europe


Manchester Business School, Manchester

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Course Name: Varied electives* 2 electives required
Duration: Online from September plus 3 days face to face workshops in Oct/Nov
Location: University of Manchester
Dates of Study: Oct-Nov 2019
Application Deadline: 7 June 2019
Census Date: 13 October (MG3)
Fee: n/a

Available courses are:

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Practical Investment
  • Crisis of Leadership in Politics and Business
  • Digital Economy
  • Engaging Human Talent

 

Contact Student Experience for dates and course offerings

Warwick Business School, London

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Course Name: Varied 1 week electives (list available on request)
Duration: Varying timeframes
Format: Face to face classes
Location: Warwick University campus or The Shard, London campus, UK
Dates of Study: January – December. Exact dates vary depending on courses *very limited spaces.
Application Deadline: 3 months prior to course commencement
Census Date: Dependent on study dates
Fee: n/a

NB: VERY limited spaces and allocated primarily on first in, first served basis with priority given to those further through their studies and quality of application.

If you're planning on spending some time in London before/after your exchange, definitely stay tuned to the events listed on the student portal. WBS often hosts industry events at their campus in The Shard (London Bridge) and international exchange students are welcome to attend. Worth visiting just for the incredible view of London.” - Ishwarya Swaminathan, MBA Exec

[Met] students from diverse country and vocational backgrounds. Excellent learning environment of lectures, discussions and group work.” - Mark Rugless, MBT

Student Testimonials - United Kingdom

Middle East

Israel | Coller School of Management, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

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Course details
Course Name: Doing Business in Israel
Duration: 10 Days
Format: 36-contact hour intensive
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Dates of Study: December 15, 2019 – December 23, 2019 (at capacity)
Application Deadline:
Census Date: 13 October 2019

Dates of Study: May 18, 2020 – May 26, 2020               
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020                
Census Date: 3 May 2020

Fee: US$2300

*2 electives required from below options

Course details
Course Name: Development and Use of Patents As a Strategic Business Tool
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location: Israel
Dates of Study: 14 July – 18 July 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Course details
Course Name: Building Entertainment and Media Industry Digital Strategy
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location: Israel
Dates of Study: 24,28,31 July and 4,8 August 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Course details
Course Name: The Macroenvironment of Technology
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location: Israel
Dates of Study: 21 July – 25 July 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Course details
Course Name: Entrepreneurial Finance
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location: Israel
Dates of Study: 28 July – 1 August 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Course details
Course Name: Non-Product Branding: Nations and Places
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location : Israel
Dates of Study: 4 – 8 August 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Course details
Course Name: Cyber for Managers
Duration: 17.5 hours over 5 days.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, evenings & classroom based
Location : Israel
Dates of Study: 12 August – 15 August 2019
Application Deadline: 27 May
Census Date: 30 June
Fee: n/a

Whether you are an entrepreneur or not, the Doing Business in Israel with a technology / innovation focus is a superbly put together and highly valuable program. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.” – Joshua Maingard, MBA Exec

Student Testimonials - Middle East

North America

Schulich School of Business, Toronto

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Course Name: Sustainability
Duration: 10 days
Format: Intensive residential. Classes Mon - Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
Dates of Study: 10 - 21 June 2019
Application Deadline: 10 February 2019
Census Date: 30 June 2019
Fee: CA$700

South America

Chile | Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago 

Website

Course Name: Organisational Behaviour
Dates of Study: 2-4 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

Course Name: Business Models and Corporate Strategy
Dates of Study: 2-4 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

Course Name: Strategies for Advancing to the “C Suite”
Dates of Study: 8-11 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

Course Name: Managing and Growing Brands
Dates of Study: 15-18 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020 
Fee: n/a

Argentina | Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires

Course Details

January 2020

Topic: Finance
Course Name: Advanced Finance for Strategist
*Prior background in Finance is required
Duration: 5 Days
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Classroom based 0900-1830
Location: Argentina
Dates of Study: 6 - 9 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

Topic: International Business Strategy
Course Name: International Business Strategies : Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Duration: 5 Days
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Classroom based 09:00-18:30
Location: Argentina
Dates of Study: 13 - 16 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

Topic: Operations Strategy
Course Name: Operations Strategy & Emerging Markets
Duration: 5 Days
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Classroom based 09:00-18:30
Location: Argentina
Dates of Study: 20 - 24 January 2020
Application Deadline: 10 October 2019
Census Date: 19 January 2020
Fee: n/a

June 2019

Course Details

Topic: International Business Strategy
Course Name: International Business Strategies Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Duration: 23 contact hours over 4 weeks.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Evenings & classroom based
Location :Argentina
Dates of Study: 3 June – 1 July 2019
Application Deadline: 10 April 2019
Census Date: 30 June 2019
Fee: n/a

Topic: Strategic Knowledge Management
Course Name: Strategic knowledge management: Innovation Challenges
Duration: 23 contact hours over 4 weeks.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Classroom based, evening sessions
Location :Argentina
Dates of Study: 4 June – 2 July 2019
Application Deadline: 10 April 2019
Census Date: 30 June 2019
Fee: n/a

Topic: Modern Econometric For Business
Course Name: Strategic knowledge management: Innovation Challenges
Duration: 23 contact hours over 4 weeks.
Format: Intensive Face to Face, Classroom based
Location :Argentina
Dates of Study: 8 June – 29 July 2019
Application Deadline: 10 April 2019
Census Date: 30 June 2019
Fee: n/a

Great lecturer, was very passionate, high energy, likeable. The course was very insightful (and challenging), with a good range of case studies and was Good to have a mix of both international and local students.” – Matthew Topp, MBA Tech

Student Testimonials - South America