Why we’re different

We believe if you are keeping up with change, you’re already too late.

Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs find openings where others only see obstructions. Innovators see opportunity where others see only chaos. These instincts can be taught. We teach them. And that’s what makes us different. 

Learn from those who’ve made it

When you join the AGSE, you’ll become part of Swinburne’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. That means regular cross-disciplinary events and networking opportunities where you can build your professional black book and learn from those who’ve made it.

You’ll also have guest lectures delivered by industry leaders, such as the founding partner of Flight Centre and philanthropic sponsor of STREAT social enterprise, Geoff Harris, the founder of pongolabs and full-stack software developer, Shorouv Bhattacharya, and the founder of MiVote and serial innovator, Adam Jacoby.

And, to top it off, in your course, you’ll receive real briefs from our industry partners. You could be helping global agency, Isobar’s finance clients capitalise on the emergence of cryptocurrencies or solving real-world challenges posed by massive infrastructure projects, such as the West Gate Tunnel Project being carried out by CPBJH JV.

Master students offer solutions to real industry challenges

International master students, Pamela and Diana test their ideas with leading construction joint venture, CPB and John Holland.

Co-created with industry

We work closely with our industry partners to ensure our courses reflect market trends and technological innovations. We pick their brains on the skills they hire for now, and the knowledge gaps they want to see filled in the future.

You’ll be learning from pracademics and academics

Whether professionals with academic experience, or academics with a wealth of professional experience, your lecturers will get granular with real business problems and practical methods to discover solutions.

Alexander Kaiser – Director, AGSE

More than 15 years in the banking sector. Including director, executive and non-executive roles at Credit Suisse, Vicenda Asset Management, Veraison Capital AG, and Ad Optimum AG.

Professor Peter Holland – MBA (Executive)

Former HR manager in the finance sector. Executive member of the ANZAM board. Expert legal witness on workplace issues.

Professor Milé Terziovski – Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Consultant and researcher for companies including Motorola, Ford, IBM, Xerox, and Merck. Plus 17 years as an engineer at Rio Tinto.

Helen Bird – Corporate Governance

Former commercial solicitor specialising in corporate law and litigation.

Dr Dimitrios Salampasis – Financial Technologies

15 years of international experience in private, public and NGO sectors.

Dr John Hopkins - Supply Chain Innovation

20 years industry experience in the automotive and food industries including roles at General Motors and Cadbury.

Drs Mark Dale – Digital Business Management

25 years in senior and executive management in the financial services, education and health services industries.

Professor Anne Bardoel – Human Resource Management

President of the Work/Life Association for 12 years, current Member of Workplace Gender Equality Agency Advisory Group.

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Dr Graham Dwyer – Social Impact

Senior policy roles within various Victorian government departments. Writes opinion pieces for mainstream media outlets.

Dr Nives Zubcevic-Basic – Marketing

Global network including huge advertising agencies and companies, such as L’Oreal, Arsenal Football Club, Zara, and Google.

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AACSB- Why different page
Swinburne Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

Online foundation

To prepare you for study once you are enrolled, we have developed four self-assessment modules you can complete online.

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Quantitative skills for decision-making
  • Business management principles
  • Study skills

These interactive short courses are designed to assess and improve your knowledge of these key areas. Completing them also gives our academic staff insight that enables them to guide you in selecting the best elective units for you. Delivered through online learning management system, Canvas, we strongly encourage all new students to complete these modules prior to their first class.