Find your edge  

An eye for innovation and the ability to lead others boldly into new territories: These instincts can be taught. We teach them. And that’s what makes us different. 

Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) offers much more than the practical and experiential business management and leadership courses for which we are renowned.

We provide a holistic and academically rigorous learning experience, valuable networking opportunities, and projects co-designed and co-delivered with industry partners. 

As a busy professional, you need flexibility, so we offer tailorable postgraduate degrees, professional development and short courses.

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Connected to 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. 

Our research strength

One of the core challenges in entrepreneurship and innovation is supporting your brand-new ideas and concepts with evidence. Our AGSE courses are based in research that’s constantly updated by our world-class researchers, who are exploring impactful business and societal issues.

Entrepreneurial ecosystem

Since starting the first school of entrepreneurship, Swinburne has built an ecosystem that supports new thinking, ideas and opportunities. AGSE courses connect you to our Innovation Precinct experts from the Digital Innovation Lab, Innovation Hub, Business Incubator and Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Recognition for Prior Learning and Academic Credit

We value all that you’ve already accomplished through study or your working life so far. Academic credits are available for relevant professional experience and qualifications. Credits can shorten the time to graduation and get you qualified sooner.

An introduction to the AGSE

Accredited by AACSB

Swinburne is one of the top business schools. We're in the five percent of institutions globally with the prestigious international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

A member of PRME

Swinburne is committed to shaping responsible and ethical business leaders and advancing United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Swinburne is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education, a global framework linking the UN goals and business schools.

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    "I had an idea, quit my job, and enrolled in the AGSE. I loved the practicality of the course. And it helped me take my own idea, RefLIVE, from start-up to the number one technology of choice for referees in over 80 countries."

    Simon Murphy , Founder & CEO, RefLIVE

AGSE news

Events

  • Thought Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business

    Learning from Entrepreneurs with John Pollaers OAM

    Learning from Entrepreneurs: Hear from Swinburne University's Chancellor, Founder and Chair of Leef Independent Living Solutions, Non-Executive director of GUD Holdings and Independent Chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, Professor John Pollaers OAM.

    Thu 25 August
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Level 2, AGSE Building 50 Wakefield Street Hawthorn, VIC 3122
    Free
  • Thought Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Business

    Learning from Entrepreneurs with Jen Sharpe, Founder of Think HQ

    Learning from Entrepreneurs: Hear from Managing Director and Founder at Think HQ Jen Sharpe

    Thu 9 June
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Level 2, AGSE Building 50 Wakefield Street Hawthorn, VIC 3122
    Free
    Register now (Learning from Entrepreneurs with Jen Sharpe, Founder of Think HQ)
  • Thought Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business
    • Law

    Leading Innovation with The Institute of Managers and Leaders

    Join the AGSE and our Industry Partner, The Institute of Managers and Leaders for an exclusive event exploring Leading innovation. 

    Wed 4 May
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Moot Court, TD Building, Swinburne University, Corner of John Street and Park Street, Hawthorn
    Free
    Register now (Leading Innovation with The Institute of Managers and Leaders )
  • Thought Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business

    Learning from Entrepreneurs with Adir Shiffman

    Join us for our first in-person event for the year. We will be chatting with entrepreneur, Adir Shiffman. 

    Thu 24 March
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Level 2, AGSE Building 50 Wakefield Street Hawthorn, VIC 3122
    Free
    Register now (Learning from Entrepreneurs with Adir Shiffman)
  • Thought Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business

    The AGSE Oration presents Carolyn Creswell

    Are you ready to take your next step as an entrepreneur? Maybe you want to launch, scale up or pivot your business? If so, you’ll want to join us as we serve up an unmissable conversation with Carolyn Creswell, entrepreneur and founder of Carman’s Kitchen.

    Thu 7 October
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Online
    Free
    Find out more (The AGSE Oration presents Carolyn Creswell)

Ready to study with the uni that knows tech?

Are you ready to realise your postgraduate course plans? Apply now and make your dreams a reality in 2021. Not sure what to study, contact us to discuss your options.

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