Enrolment information

Enrolment process (current students)

You should review how to enrol before the opening of enrolments each session. Enrolment happens within a specified timeframe each session – please review Timetables and key dates page for further information. Enrolment for any given session generally opens on the Wednesday of Week 10 of the session prior.

When you enrol, you will need to use the UNSW Semester that corresponds with the AGSM Session or Teaching Period of your course(s):

AGSM Session Teaching Period UNSW Semester
Session 1MG1Summer Semester
Session 2MG2Semester 2
Session 3MG3Semester 2

Refer to the AGSM timetables and key dates when checking over your enrolment, ensuring you can attend to all requirements of attendance and participation.

You are responsible for:

  • familiarising yourself with enrolment periods and key dates
  • managing your course enrolments*
  • considering the impacts of any clashes and
  • ensuring you can meet attendance and participation requirements.

Courses and classes have a limited number of places and enrolment is on a 'first come-first served' basis. Student Experience operates enrolment Waiting Lists as required, each session, so if you are unable to enrol in your preferred class, put a request in writing to Student Experience. Being on a waitlist is no guarantee that you will be able to study in your preferred class in your preferred session.

For all forms related to your enrolment please see Forms.

* Enrolment in MBA (Executive)

Commencing students must begin their MBA (Executive) with The Executive Blueprint and no other course at that time. View the MBA (Executive) program for more information and the Timetables and Key Dates for sessional offerings and keydates.

* Enrolment in MBAX

Continuing students: Advice on choosing your learning pathway is available in the Program structure section within the relevant specialisation listed on this site.

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Enrolment variations and withdrawal

You may change or swap classes while the online enrolment system is active if places are available.

You are able to withdraw yourself from your enrolment prior to the census date. If you have trouble withdrawing yourself and wish to withdraw prior to census date please advise Student Experience via email in a reasonable timeframe to allow for the withdrawal to be actioned.

International students in Australia on student visas should note that DIBP requires that they maintain a full-time enrolment load (minimum 18 UOC).

If you wish to vary your enrolment after the census date, and believe you have a case, you should apply for to Withdraw From a Course Without Penalty (Fee Remission – special circumstances).

You may repeat a failed course once but you cannot re-enrol in a course you have already passed. For more information read about Academic Standing.

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Time limits

  • MBA (Executive) students are expected to complete their program within 7 years' of initial enrolment
  • Full-time MBA students are expected to complete their program within 18 months of initial enrolment
  • MBAX and MBT students are expected to complete their program within 6 years of initial enrolment
  • Graduate Certificate in Change Management (GCCM) students are required to complete the 24 UOC of their program within 2 years of initial enrolment.

If you have any questions regarding your time limit, please contact Student Experience.

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Attendance and participation

As well as the UNSW Policy on Class Attendance and Absence, the AGSM Programs Attendance and Participation Policy applies to all AGSM students.

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Course cancellations

AGSM MBA Programs reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course, where necessary (e.g. low enrolments). If a course is cancelled, students will be informed as soon as possible and given the opportunity to select another course where available.

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Teaching arrangements

AGSM MBA Programs reserves the right to provide an alternative lecturer or instructor for a course, where necessary. A change of lecturer is not grounds for an enrolment variation or refund.

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Correction or change of contact and personal details

Students must maintain their current contact details on myUNSW. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires international students in Australia on a student visa to also update their contact details immediately in the event of a change. This is a condition of their student visa.

To change your name, gender or other personal details, see UNSW Correction or change of personal details.

UNSW's Name Change Policy

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This occurs if you withdraw from a course after the census date. There are two types of withdrawal: withdrawal without failure and withdrawal with failure. The financial penalty and dates on which these outcomes apply in each program are shown in the 'Key Dates' document on Timetables and key dates.

Please note: withdrawal with failure appears on official transcripts and students who withdraw with or without failure forfeit the tuition fee for that course.

If you wish to withdraw from a course after census, you should contact Student Experience.

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Program leave

AGSM students seeking leave of absence for one or more sessions need to apply in writing to Student Experience.

Students enrolled in part-time programs have a number of years in which they must complete their program and this timeframe will allow for some program leave if required.

In the Full-Time MBA program, any application for special consideration must be supported with certified official documentation that is specific about the duration and severity of the illness or misadventure, and the extent to which it is likely to have affected performance.

Wherever possible, this medical certificate or official document should be written on or before the relevant date.

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Change of visa status (Australia-based programs)

If international students are granted Australian permanent residency during their studies they must submit a Change of Residency form to UNSW Student Central, along with a copy of their passport and permanent residency visa.

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Social Impact course enrolment

Social Impact courses are delivered by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a collaboration between UNSW, Swinburne University of Technology, and The University of Western Australia. The objective of CSI is to take a systemic approach to Australia’s social change challenges. These courses are available to students undertaking the MBAX (Social Impact) and MBA (Executive) through the standard enrolment procedure.

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View the official UNSW Handbook.

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