The International Exchange program is an important dimension of AGSM@UNSW Business School. The programallows students in the full-time MBA and Graduate Diploma in Management (EMBA) as well as MBAX and MBTstudents to undertake a component of their requirements with an International Exchange partner.AGSM@UNSW Business School is a member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) network,which is an international consortium of business schools from around the world. Our relationship with many of theworld’s leading business schools is testimony to the AGSM@UNSW Business School’s standing in theinternational community. This is reflected in the depth of the incoming and outgoing Exchange programs withleading schools from Asia, Canada, Europe, the UK and the USA.The International Exchange program is competitive with a stringent application process, which takes place overapproximately 12 weeks. Students interested in International Exchange should familiarise themselves with theInternational Exchange Policy and deadlines associated with the application process. This document outlines thepolicies applicable to an outgoing exchange application.MBA Students (full time) Only those students holding a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or higher will be eligible to go oninternational exchange. Students must have completed the core component of the MBA program and, at least, two consecutivesessions of study as an MBA student in the AGSM MBA Program, by the time their exchange periodcommences. Only students enrolled in the elective phase of the MBA program (at the time of exchange) are eligible to goon exchange. Students must have passed all subjects within the core component of the AGSM MBA Program prior to anyexchange. Only those students with good academic and financial standing at the time of application submission areeligible to apply for exchange. Students are required to pay for the AGSM MBA Program units of credit (uoc) they will earn during their periodof exchange prior to departing for their exchange sessions overseas. An MBA student will be awarded a maximum of 18 uoc on international exchange.EMBA/MBAX/MBT/ Students Only those students holding a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or above in the year of application forInternational Exchange are eligible to apply for International Exchange. Students who wish to go on international exchange should keep in mind that they must have completed aminimum of 4 foundation courses to be eligible to apply for exchange. At least half of these must be AGSMcourses. Only those students with good academic and financial standing at the time of application submission areeligible to apply for exchange. Students are required to pay for the AGSM units of credit (uoc) they will earn during their period of Exchangeprior to departing for their exchange sessions overseas. An EMBA/MBAX*/MBT student will be awarded a maximum of 18 uoc on International Exchange (*pendingapproval from the Academic Director where relevant). The exchange program is part of the full time MBA and all students will be charged the full time MBA rate.Last updated: 23/03/18CRICOS Code: 00098G
International Exchange School offeringsAsiaHKUST Business School, Hong Kong University ofScience & Technology, ChinaAntai College of Economics and Management,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ChinaRotterdam School of Management, ErasmusUniversity, The NetherlandsSDA Bocconi School of Management, ItalyUSABooth School of Business, University of ChicagoGuanghua School of Management, PekingUniversity, ChinaJohnson School of Management, Cornell University,New YorkIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, IndiaGraduate School of Business, Keio University,JapanNUS Business School, National University ofSingapore, SingaporeKellogg School of Management, NorthwesternUniversity, IllinoisUNC Kenan-Flagler Business School,University of North CarolinaLeonard N. Stern School of Business, New YorkUniversityCanadaRotman School of Management,University of TorontoStephen M. Ross School of Business,University of MichiganSchulich School of Business, York UniversityEuropeMcCombs Graduate School of Business,University of TexasTuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, NewHampshireLondon Business School, UKWarwick Business School, UKThe Wharton School of the University ofPennsylvania, PhiladelphiaAlliance Manchester Business School, UKCopenhagen Business School, DenmarkSimon Graduate School of Business, University ofRochester, New YorkUniversity of St. Gallen, SwitzerlandSouth AmericaHEC, School of Management, FrancePUC School of Business, MBA, PontificiaUniversidad Catolica de Chile Santiago, ChileESADE Business School, SpainInstituto de Empresa Business School, SpainStudents must research the schools in which they have an interest. Significant information can be obtained byresearching each school’s website or by contacting the Exchange Coordinator at the exchange school. Furtherinformation is available from the the Success Team.Students should refer to the exchange ‘Session date and course load’ document on the AGSM website forinformation on session dates at partner schools. It is important to note that some schools do not have sessiondates closely corresponding to session dates at AGSM. Some schools we have partnerships with do not offer atraditional full term exchange. In addition, some schools will require that students study over the course of one ortwo sessions.Visa StipulationsIt is the responsibility of each student to research and assess the visa requirements that are applicable to his/herown individual circumstances. Students should contact the relevant embassies/consulates to determinetimeframes and administrative requirements they should follow in order to ensure they obtain the relevant visa ina timely manner.Page 2 of 5Last updated: 23/03/18CRICOS Code: 00098G
International students must consider their options carefully with regards to their Australian student visa expirydate. There is no guarantee that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will approve a visaextension to re-enter Australia based on Exchange participation. MBA students must therefore be careful to plantheir program pathway so that all necessary AGSM units of credit are completed prior to going on Exchange inSession 4.Please note that very few of our partner schools accept nationals of that particular country as exchange students,so please ensure you are aware of the policy of the school(s) to which you apply. Wherever possible it isadvisable that students contact the relevant Exchange Coordinator for clarification.Health Care CoverStudents are advised to ensure appropriate health care coverage for the period on Exchange. Please note thatthis may incur significant additonal costs depending on the partner school requirements.Application FormOnce students have completed their research of exchange schools and have assessed their options, they arerequired to complete an application form on which they will rank their selected schools in order of preference. Students should not select schools they are not willing to attend. There is no appeal mechanism for not receiving first preference as the place has already been allocated toanother student.Placements are allocated according to a fixed pre-negotiated quota of positions that are made available bypartner schools.Selection ProcessThere will be one round of exchange selection each year where exchange for Sessions 3 & 4 (MBA FT) andSessions 3 & 1 (EMBA/MBAX/MBT) will be available. Selection will be based on academic and non-academiccriteria.1.Academic Criteria – 50%Academic performance will constitute 50% of the overall assessment for placements, as per the following criteria:MBA Students Grades will be taken from results in Session 1 core courses. For MBA students who have recognition of prior learning for one or more courses, grades will be taken fromcore and elective course(s) completed in Session 1.EMBA/MBAX/MBT StudentsFor part-time students, grades will be taken from results in the foundation courses completed up to and includingSession 12.Non-Academic Criteria – 50%Non-Academic criteria involves a 2.5 minute recorded presentation, paragraph of 250 words addressing particularcriteria around what you hope to gain from your exchange and a written reference (personal or professional).These will constitute 50% of the overall assessment. Students who are selected for exchange are therepresentatives of AGSM@UNSW Business School and are expected to actively promote AGSM at the exchangeschool. The selection committee will be looking for the following: Demonstrated ambassadorial qualities. Contribution by the student to the AGSM@UNSW Business School community or wider community eg.through involvement with local or national charities and volunteer contributions etc. Sound reasons for selection of exchange school and course choicePage 3 of 50180 Outgoing International Exchange Application Policy 2018/19Last updated: 23/03/18CRICOS Code: 00098G
Decision & NotificationExchange placements are at the discretion of the selection committee. The committee reserves the right not tooffer a placement at a partner school to any student. Students with concerns should first discuss them with theExchange Coordinator. Once final offers are made, students will receive no further feedback regarding theselection process or outcome of the application. The final outcome is made at the sole discretion ofAGSM@UNSW Business School Students will be notified of the outcome of their placement by email.AcceptanceStudents will have three days (from the day of receipt of offer) to accept the offer of a position at an exchangeschool. Students should complete and submit an acceptance form by the due date to the Student ExperienceTeam ([email protected]). No extension of the acceptance date will be given unless studentscan demonstrate exceptional circumstances.Delaying acceptance may potentially affect many other students and their respective offers of placement onexchange. A request for extension must be submitted before the acceptance due date. Rejecting an offer of aposition at an exchange school seriously disadvantages other students who may have preferred to go onexchange to that school. Those students are likely to lose that opportunity as the offer of exchange to that schoolmay not be made available.DeferralRequests for deferral are not accepted, as every deferral has the potential to deny another student an opportunityto go to that school. Deferral requests can impact the ratio of outgoing-to-incoming students for that school. Inexceptional circumstances, however, requests for deferral will be considered by the Academic Director of AGSMMBA Programs or the Director’s designate.Application TimelineThis timeline is applicable to the exchange selection process that will determine students participating inexchange sessions during Sessions 3 & 4 (MBA) and Sessions 3 & 1 (EMBA/MBAX/MBT).Conditions of ExchangeThe AGSM@UNSW Business School community embraces the values of Respect, Collaboration, Innovation,Integrity and Impact. Each member of our community can significantly affect the lives of others; thereforeeveryone is expected to act responsibly, interact honestly and respectfully with others and be accountable fortheir actions.Students should foster these values and undertake these responsibilities whilst on Exchange. Students must alsorespect the codes of conduct and follow the policies and procedures of their Exchange Schools.Tuition LiabilityFull time MBA students pay AGSM MBA tuition fees for three elective courses (18 uoc). EMBA/MBAX/MBTstudents pay the EMBA/MBAX tuition fees for up to three elective courses (6, 12 or 18 uoc). Students do not paytuition fees at the exchange school they are attending. Students will be invoiced and must pay for their tuition feesprior to departing for their exchange sessions overseas, unless deferring their tuition fees to FEE-HELP. Fee-Helpstudents should contact [email protected] prior to going on exchange if they have any questions.Study LoadFull time MBA StudentsMBA students must complete a course load that constitutes a full-time load for that session at a postgraduatelevel at that Exchange School. Students who successfully complete all courses during international exchange willbe awarded 18 uoc at AGSM For conversion purposes, 36 hours of lectures and a comparable assignmentworkload is equivalent to 6 uoc at AGSM.EMBA/MBAX/MBT StudentsStudents must comply with the exchange partner’s study load requirements (please see ‘Exchange date andcourse load’). For conversion purposes, 36 hours of lectures and a comparable assignment workload isequivalent to 6 uoc at AGSM.Page 4 of 5Last updated: 23/03/18CRICOS Code: 00098G
Please consult AGSM should you require clarification, as weightings at partner schools are often different to ourown. Students are responsible for consulting Exchange Coordinators at their exchange schools to ensure theircourse selections constitute a full-time load and fit with any policies that govern exchange students. Someexchange schools permit students to audit classes; however these courses will not be recognised by AGSM asfull elective courses and the units of credit will not transfer to AGSM MBA Programs units of credit.Course SelectionStudents must supply the Student Experience team with their course selection information before their departure(through a survey). Any changes made thereafter to your course selections must be supplied to StudentExperience immediately. EMBA students must ensure that there is no crossover with Stage 2.Course ResultsStudents are responsible for ensuring the Student Experience team receives an official transcript at the end oftheir Exchange period. Any delay in receiving results may delay clearance for graduation (MBA or EMBA) orentry into Stage 2.Contact InformationThe official form of communication between students and the AGSM@UNSW Business School is by email.Therefore, in order for students to remain informed whilst on exchange, it is their responsibility to check theiremail regularly. Students must ensure they have linked their personal email accounts with their zMail accounts.Students should update their details on myUNSW to ensure the AGSM has their contact details whilst onexchange.Marketing RoleAs a condition of the acceptance of their exchange position, students are expected to promote the AGSM MBAPrograms whenever and wherever possible. AGSM MBA Programs may also request that students attend MBAtrade and recruitment fairs in the vicinity of their exchange schools. Students will be informed in advance and anyrelevant information will be forwarded to them accordingly.Contribution to ExchangeUpon completion of exchange, students are required to submit a testimonial outlining their exchange experiencesat their respective schools. This information will be added to the exchange information packs as furtherinformation for future students applying to go on exchange. Exchange transcripts are sent on receipt oftestimonials.For further information regarding International Exchange, please contact:Student Experience TeamEmail: [email protected]: 61 2 9931 9400Page 5 of 5Last updated: 23/03/18CRICOS Code: 00098G
The International Exchange program is an important dimension of AGSM@UNSW Business School. The program allows students in the full-time MBA and Graduate Diploma in Management (EMBA) as well as MBAX and MBT students to undertake a component of their requirements with an International Exchange partner. .