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AGSM MBA (Extension)

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

  • Overview
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  • Entry requirements
  • How to apply
  • Student experience
  • FAQs

Why choose this MBA?

  • The MBA (Extension) is intended for students in our MBA (full-time) who are seeking to extend their study plan to include an additional term to undertake an internship or research project.
  • The MBA (Extension), totalling 120 Units of Credit, is identical to the MBA (full-time) with the addition of an extra term (Extension Term) and is undertaken over 130 weeks.

Who is this program for?

  • Students seeking to extend their MBA (full-time) experience to include an internship or research project in a specific area of interest and relevance to future career plans.
  • Successful managers, executives and professionals who want to take their career to a new level
  • Ambitious people who want to fast track their chosen career or start a new enterprise

Job and career prospects

  • Business leader
  • Senior government leader
  • Not-for-profit manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Venture capitalist
  • Executive roles in accounting, finance, marketing, sales and communications, amongst others

Please refer to the MBA (full-time) course structure page for details of the MBA program structure. The MBA (Extension) adds an extra term during which students will undertake an internship or research project.

Applications for the MBA (Extension) are only open to students currently enrolled in the MBA (full-time). The application process occurs after the completion of the core courses, enabling student’s maximum flexibility in the decision to extend their MBA studies.

If you are interested in the MBA (Extension) you will first need to gain entry to the MBA (full-time) and complete all core courses. Application to the MBA (Extension) will be managed at this point according to the following protocol;

To apply to undertake an Extension Term a student must:

  1. Apply for the MBA (Extension) well before being confirmed for Graduation. Student Experience confirms students for graduation soon after final results are received and processed
  2. Find a suitable Work Integrated Learning project (WIL) and/or choose a topic for their Extension Research Project (ERP)
  3. Complete the Session 5 MBA (Extension) application form and provide all relevant information including PART A and/or B, an outline of your current situation together with your plan outlining how you will achieve your goals
  4. Obtain authorisation for the project from the ERP supervising academic including support of the weighting of the ERP
  5. Submit the application for approval to the Student Experience Office and allow at least 4 weeks for processing
  6. Once approved you will be notified by the Student Experience Office. A new eCOE will be provided to eligible students by UNSW

We know you're busy balancing postgraduate study with your personal and other work commitments. So UNSW Business School's dynamic learning spaces, facilities and student support helps you make the most of every day on campus.

Expand your professional network

Your postgraduate cohort is more than a valuable future business network – you'll make lifelong friends in class and at a range of social events. Join a student club – there are more than 180 social, cultural, sports and professional clubs to choose from. The Graduate Student Association is a great place to start.  Find out more

All the support you need to achieve

If it has been a while since you last studied, you may need to brush up on your skills. We'll help with study skills workshops and Career Mentoring programs. Our Meet the Executive series offers unique behind the scenes business insights and the Business School's LEAD Business Leadership program, as well as many other orientation, leadership and mentor programs, can open the door to new opportunities. Find out more

Stay active on campus

Exercise boosts your mental wellbeing and can help you deal with exam or assignment pressures. It's easy to stay fit with state of the art sporting facilities on campus, including a 50m indoor pool, fitness centre, squash courts and a range of competitive sports teams. Find out more

Everything you need in one place

The UNSW Kensington campus is like a village hub, with cafes, bars, banks, a post office, medical and dental centres as well as retail outlets. It's a short bus trip to Sydney's CBD, many beautiful beaches, the SCG and Centennial Park, and movie theatres at Fox Studios. Find out more

Make the most of every opportunity

Your postgraduate degree is a unique chance to get a new perspective on life. So get involved – as well as student clubs and social activities there are internships, volunteer projects, competitions and international exchanges on offer. It's a great way to further develop your leadership, project management or specialist skills.

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130 weeks
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