November 17, 2014

AGSM & CSI Partner to Launch New MBA (Social Impact)

The Centre for Social Impact is proud to be partnering with AGSM @ UNSW Business School on the launch of a new MBA (Social Impact). The MBA (Social Impact) is part of a new suite of online MBA programs launched by AGSM, including and MBA (Change) and MBA (Technology). New students will be able to enrol from March 2015 and commence their studies from July 2015.

Known collectively as “MBAx”, the new programs are the first completely online MBA offerings from an Australian GO8 University and extend AGSM’s flexible online offerings, building on a tradition of quality online learning.

Head of AGSM Online, Professor Nick Wailes said the AGSM has drawn on 38 years of strength in management education when developing these programs.

"This is really the MBA of the future. The new programs are in response to feedback from students, alumni and industry who want specialist programs that can be studied remotely. These new programs complement our excellent globally ranked Full-Time and Part-time MBA programs and provide an online MBA that meets the same high standards that we are known for across our programs.

To be awarded an MBAx, students complete an MBA core and six subjects in an area of specialisation.

“The Centre for Social Impact is excited to be collaborating with the AGSM on the MBAx” said Dr Andrew Young, Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Social Impact. “This Australian first will provide a strong platform for emerging leaders within the not for profit, government and corporate sectors seeking to develop key management skills and a deep understanding of social impact.”

“MBAx provides us with a platform to introduce a range of exciting specialist online MBA programs,” says Professor Nick Wailes. “Two of the initial specialisations, Technology and Change Management, build on existing strengths in the AGSM online portfolio and we are very excited to be partnering with the Centre for Social Impact (UNSW) to introduce a program that l meets the needs of leaders from all sectors wanting to contribute to stronger social outcomes. We are working very closely with a number of partners from across UNSW and expect to make additional specialisations available in 2016."

AGSM Director, Professor Julie Cogin, said the new MBAx programs are considered a flagship product of the Business School.

"This is a natural evolution for AGSM and is a further example to the business school community of the high standard of our programs. This is also the first step in a number of digital initiatives we'll be unveiling for 2015 so it is a very exciting time for AGSM.”

The MBAx also offers new opportunities for those who have completed other shorter AGSM programs such as the Graduate Certificate in Change Management and the Certificate in Executive Management Development to continue their study with AGSM.

Want to know more?

Visit the AGSM @ UNSW Business School FAQ website to find all the information you need.

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