MBA World Summit 2019

March 13th – 15th | Sydney, Australia

In 2019 the MBA World Summit will be held for the 6th time in its history. For this time, it will travel to Australia and be hosted by the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in its exciting hometown of Sydney. It will not only offer the possibility to immerse into Australia – the beautiful continent downunder – and become acquainted with its challenges and great potentials, but also the opportunity for participants to leave lasting footprints and with expanded networks. Not least also for partner companies a great occasion to further expand their attention to this exciting nation and continent, and its exceptional talents.

Be excited for three days of high-impact exchange, best-practice-sharing and creative strategizing! – Find below detailed information on the agenda of the Summit and stay tuned for updates on our Facebook page.

Our Host: AGSM @ UNSW Business School

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to thrive in an accelerated world.

Based in Sydney, Australia, the AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s globally ranked MBA programs are taught by internationally recognised academics and Executives-in-Residence from leading corporate and government organisations. Students are immersed in active learning experiences and are exposed to practical skills and tools they can immediately apply to real world business problems.

AGSM recruits a diverse cohort of highly-motivated MBA candidates who are looking to enhance their career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business. Peer-to-peer learning is a pillar of the program’s success and graduates join the AGSM’s global Alumni network of over 17,000 successful business leaders and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School Alumni network with over 65,000 influential and international members.

Every year AGSM awards over $AUS1.8 million in Scholarships to students in their Fulltime MBA program. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence, Women in Leadership, Military Leaders, Global Impact, and Community Leadership.

The AGSM campus is set in the middle of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, with world-famous beaches and parks on our doorstep, and the CBD campus is a short commute away. AGSM is your launchpad for all Sydney has to offer: the iconic Bondi and Coogee beaches are minutes away and you’ll find world famous restaurants and entertainment just 15 minutes away in the heart of our harbourside city.

AGSM partners with some of the world’s leading graduate schools and offers both short term, intensive exchange programs and traditional full semester exchanges for students looking to gain an international perspective and create a well-rounded MBA experience. While studying, you will also develop your professional network by gaining access to other businesses, government organisations and not for profit leaders.

AGSM offers students a dedicated Career Development Centre that gives students access to an extensive industry partner network, an online personal career management platform, dedicated on-campus recruitment, career resources, internships, and case competitions.

Studying your MBA with AGSM is a significant career decision and personal commitment. We offer information sessions, personal consultations and the opportunity to meet with current students and alumni to help you determine if an AGSM MBA is right for you.

Contact AGSM Recruitment and Admissions today:

+61 2 9931 9490

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Day 1 – Wed, 13th Mar 2019

Cultural Expeditions

Exciting adventures to the city‘s cultural hotspots and heritage sites. The expeditions are perfect „ice-breakers“ and a special opportunity to build first meaningful relationships in a comfortable, informal and inspirational setting.

Opening Panel & Welcome Reception

All the participants – selected MBA students,  Summit Alumni and company representatives – come together for the first time to get to know each other and engage in first conversations.

Day 2 – Thu, 14th Mar 2019

Welcoming & Keynotes

Using the facilities of UCT Business School, all participants get together to kick-off the 3 day event.

Summit Laboratory Sessions (SLS)

MBA students conduct experimental ‘lab sessions’ – lectures, workshops, ‘talk-shops’ or ‘think-tanks’ designed to inspire and incite intense discussion and best-practice-sharing. These student speakers have complete control over the creative direction of their proposed topics, which are screened, selected and then refined by the organizing committee prior to the Summit.

Company Presentations

A dedicated time slot allotted to partner companies to present their career opportunities and business model. Partner companies benefit by building positive employer brand value through word-of-mouth propagation within the personal networks of these top MBA students.

The Big Idea Lounge

Entrepreneurial MBA-students meet with like-minded peers as well as VC-managers, Investors and the who-is-who of the host city’s top-entrepreneurs in an exclusive setting to engage into in-depth discussions about on-going business topics, share best-practices, seek mutual inspiration and discuss future-business opportunities.

Face-to-face Interviews

Company representatives conduct in-depth interviews with pre-selected candidates in order to recruit students for suitable positions – in parallel throughout the day.

Tim-Eisenmann-Award Ceremony

A relaxed time to unwind after the day’s events, engage in informal discussions and present the “Tim-Eisenmann-Award” to the most popular student-led workshop. This award is named after 2014’s inaugural winner.

Networking Dinner

A comfortable setting for candidates and company representatives to engage in private and in-depth discussion on business and career related issues over an enjoyable networking dinner.

Day 3 – Fri, 15th Mar 2019

Social Impact Day

More than ever, responsibility for our planet and society is an important theme for us all. That’s why the MBA World Summit enables students to take a deeper look at social impact issues, gain first-hand experience in the field and become actively involved in meaningful local and international projects contributing their expertise and experience to a meaningful purpose.

Corporate Expeditions

Company representatives may invite a pre-selected group of up to 10 MBA students on a tour of their local office. This presents a powerful opportunity to orientate candidates to the company culture and leave a positive and indelible impression of the employer brand in candidates’ minds.

Networking Lunch & Resolution

A truly unique networking experience reflecting the host city‘s lifestyle: Be surprised for a truly local experience. Personal bonds are strengthened between participants in a relaxed setting that allows them to let their hair down and resolve to remain in contact even after the Summit ends.

“The Melting Pot of Inspiration”

“(…) It took me a while to understand the identity of the participants of the MBA World Summit. There is something in common between the Portuguese innovator studying at CEIBS in Shanghai, the Pakistani engineer studying at NUS in Singapore, the Tanzanian TV personality studying at Stanford in California and the Egyptian-Canadian entrepreneur studying at IE in Madrid. That something is shared by everyone I met at the last two Summits in Miami and Berlin. That something is ‘Inspiration’ (…)”

– Roman Fernandez, MBA World Summit Alumni and GLC Member | click here to read more