Course delivery options

AGSM @ UNSW Business School programs offer flexible course delivery options that let you fit your study around your schedule.

Stay on top of your classes even while travelling for work by attending a class in another capital city or online, or defer a session if a major work project or parental duties take priority.

Weekly face-to-face classes are available at AGSM, Sydney CBD and capital cities around Australia and some courses are available as intensive weekend workshops or online.

Weekly

Weekly face-to-face courses are comprised of 12 weekly evening classes of 90 minutes in duration. In addition to weekly classes, there are typically two half-day Saturday workshops. Attendance is expected at all classes and workshops. Course resources and some learning activities may be accessible through Moodle (which replaces Blackboard, the University's previous online learning management system). Courses may have a final exam.

Intensive

Intensive (INT) courses consist of two intensive weekend workshops during the session. These weekend workshops are normally held on a Friday evening (6pm-9pm), Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (9am-4pm) at various locations. Attendance at all dates of the intensive workshops for the duration of the workshop is compulsory. Course resources and some learning activities may be accessible through Moodle. Some courses may include teleconferences. Courses may have a final exam. Preparation work, assignments & reading activities are scheduled around the workshops.

Residential

Executive Blueprint is a mandatory residential (stay-in) course intended for students entering the MBA (Executive) program. Executive Blueprint is intended to provide a cohort experience and to help students acquire a range of useful strategies and skills for enhancing their executive effectiveness, as well as for engaging productively with the MBA(Executive) course concepts and their colleagues throughout their program. The Executive Blueprint residential component is held over three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) where you stay overnight at the venue on the Friday and Saturday nights. The Residentials are currently being offered predominantly in Sydney, but also in Melbourne and Perth at staggered times throughout the year.

The Executive Agenda Year* is a mandatory immersive eleven month program, which adapts an integrated learning framework of ‘knowing, doing, being’ and provides a transformational learning experience that will support your professional development goals.

Students participate in four residential learning experiences, bringing together Australia's best and brightest for an experience that has an extraordinary impact on leadership careers. AGSM organises catering and accommodation and it is mandatory that students attend all sessions and stay on-site for the duration.

*Please note that your residential fee covers accommodation and catering.

Please contact the Student Experience Team (studentexperience@agsm.edu.au) for further details.

Online

Online (web) courses are delivered in a flexible format and do not have scheduled face-to-face meetings. Readings, learning activities and assessments are accessible online. Students are expected to log on to the course site on a regular basis, i.e. several times each week.

Online courses require regular online participation, e.g. posts to discussion threads. Many online courses include prescheduled teleconferences. (Dates and details of the teleconferences will be made available by the instructor prior to the commencement of class).

Some online courses may have one or two face-to-face workshops, at which attendance is optional. Students who do not attend may be assigned an alternative activity to complete online. These optional face-to-face workshops are 3-3.5 hours in length and held on a Saturday. Workshops will be located at either the AGSM Building on the Kensington campus or the AGSM's CBD campus. Online courses may have a final exam.

Workload and participation

Students should expect to spend at least 10 hours per week studying, as for other course formats. The level of participation and contribution to (online) discussions is expected to be similar to that in other course formats.