AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST ONLINE MBA
The Agile MBA™
In today’s world, business innovations and technology create rapid and constant change. Working adults have increasingly busier lives and are expected to continuously evolve and adapt to sustain success.
At AIB, we reinvent, adapt and evolve education. Our aim is to empower people to succeed and equip them with the knowledge and skills required for today’s business landscape — and tomorrow’s business future. Our unique approach makes learning accessible, effective and achievable, to have a positive impact on students’ lives. In turn, this ensures individuals’ success.
Over time, our commitment to continual improvement has seen us move from on-campus learning, to distance learning, then online learning… but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed — we keep getting better.
To ensure we always meet student needs, AIB is ever evolving to make education always relevant, complementing the rhythm of life for today’s busy working adults.
We call it The Agile MBA™.
Why Choose The Agile MBA™
The AIB Agile MBA is a progressive MBA, specifically designed for working adults who are serious about achieving their career goals.
- Fully accredited qualification in Australia—recognised around the world by academics and industry.
- Greater flexibility to fit study in your life.
- Superior student support services and expertise.
- Practical learning experiences that you can implement into your business or workplace.
- Real career opportunities through a global alumni community.
- Affordable education that’s highly accessible.
GREATER FLEXIBILITY – STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
Several Start Dates Every Year
With the flexibility and convenience of multiple start dates every year, it has never been easier to fit study into your life! Now you can start your MBA when it suits you—in your time, so you can fully commit.
Student Learning Portal
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your “go-to” digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete your MBA studies.
From learning materials, journal articles, videos and quizzes; to our extensive online library, student support, and a one-stop repository for all your documents and forms—the AIB Student Learning Portal has the lot.
There’s even planners, schedules, assessment tips and audio books to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. And to ensure you have the best possible online study experience, we continuously update the portal with our latest innovations.
The AIB Student Learning Portal provides:
- freedom and flexibility to study where and when you like
- easier access to resources—fit study around your commitments
- one point of access for all student requirements
- free membership to Lynda.com and Microsoft Office 365
- one repository point for assessments and assignments
- easy access to study, academic and well-being support.
Single Subject Blocks, With Time Off
You’ll complete each subject over seven-week periods, with assessments along the way. Between each subject you’ll have a one-week or two-week break, which is a perfect time to reflect and recharge, in preparation for your next subject.
You will also benefit from knowing due dates two weeks before commencing each subject, so you can pre-plan your studies more effectively around your family life, commitments or obligations.
Benefits of single-subject blocks include:
- Focusing on one subject at a time
- A one-week or two-week break every seven weeks
- Greater flexibility to fit study into your busy life
- Easier study planning by knowing subject commencement dates
- Online classroom environment supported by a study facilitator with academic and industry experience.
The Agile MBA is divided into three equal stages: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and MBA. So, if life’s commitments get in the way of your study, you can stop and start again when it suits you.
SUPERIOR STUDENT SUPPORT
AIB Are At Your Service
As an AIB student, you will be provided with academic, administrative and student services that are second-to-none.
The AIB Orientation Module will guide you through all the requirements to successfully study an MBA. This includes support to find your way around the Student Learning Portal and practical advice for assignments, studying and exams.
You will also be supported through each subject by an expert study facilitator, with academic and industry experience.
And with exclusive access to AIB ASSIST™, you benefit from well-being advice, counselling support, personal strategy management and resources for managing your life at home, at work and with study.
AIB student support and services include:
PRACTICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Put Your MBA Knowledge Into Practice
To provide you with the most relevant learning experience, we have a highly practical approach to MBA study. You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life business scenarios, which can include your present workplace or business.
Industry Partnerships and Guest Lecturers
As the practical business school, we believe that bringing theory to life through real-world experiences is critical to our students’ education and their personal career development.
Our Corporate Partners and Industry Guest Lecturers are unique individuals from prominent companies who have outstanding business acumen and leadership qualities.
The scope and depth of our Industry Partnerships is extensive too. Ranging from successful, high-performing organisations and brands; through to innovative business minds, and influential industry leaders—all AIB students benefit greatly from the valuable knowledge and experience they share.
As a student, you will gain exclusive access to our series of industry guest lecture videos, giving you the opportunity to further your learning through real-life business experiences.
The breadth of topics is extensive, including specialised areas such as leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing and human resource management—and we’re just touching the surface.
You’ll gain a unique understanding of how MBA theories and principles are applied directly to the workplace and hear firsthand about the challenges and achievements you can expect.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND SUBJECTS
Structured For Your Success
The start of your MBA will lay the foundation of your knowledge. You will begin with seven core subjects that cover the key areas of business before selecting four elective subjects that align with your preferred area of focus.
Your final subject is a research project that requires you to utilise the knowledge and skills you have acquired through your studies and apply them to a workplace-based problem within your focus area.
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Corporate Governance
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Financial Management
- Strategic Management
MARKETING MANAGEMENT (Elective Subjects)
- International Business
- Business to Business Marketing
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- New Product Management
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Elective Subjects)
- Strategic Human Resource Development
- Performance and Compensation Management
- Managing Change
- Managing People in a Global Context
LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (Elective Subjects)
- Integrated Logistics Management
- Strategic Supply Chain Management
- International Business
- Project Management
FINANCE (Elective Subjects)
- International Business Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- Investment Management
ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT (Elective Subjects)
- New Venture Creation
- International Business
Agile MBA Entry Criteria
Applicants who wish to undertake The Agile MBA must meet the minimum criteria for a graduate certificate in management. Applicants must have one of the following:
- A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
A Bachelor’s Degree (AQF Level 7) and at least 2 years relevant work experience, or
- AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA
An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least 3 years relevant work experience; or
- MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, which includes at least 3 years middle to senior management experience or significant technical experience.
Alternative, applicants may get direct entry into the MBA if they have ONE of the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in business/commerce or related discipline plus at least 3 years relevant work experience, or
- A Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) or equivalent in any discipline plus at least 3 years relevant work experience.
If you have started an MBA, a Graduate Certificate in Management or Graduate Diploma in Management at another institution or university and would like to transfer to The Agile MBA, you may be able to apply for exemptions and a course fee reduction.
Please contact an AIB Course Advisor, who will take you through the exemption and application process.
Applicants who have not completed tertiary study in English and it is not their first language are required to providing one of the following:
- a score of 6.5 or better Academic IELTS (with no individual band lower than 6.0), or
- a score of 575 or better TOEFL, or
- a score of 91 or better TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test), or
- a score of 234 or better TOEFL CBT (computer Based Test), or
- a score of 58 or better Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English), or
- a score of 176 or better Cambridge English scale, CAE and CPE (from 2015), or
- an A levels qualification with C or better in English in the CTC General Certificate of Education (GCE), or
English Language Test results listed above are valid for two years up to the date of commencement at AIB.
Online Readiness Test:
Online applicants are required to undertake and successfully complete an online readiness test to assess generic competencies and technical skills necessary to succeed in an online learning environment.
Online applicants are required to successfully complete the final quiz in the Orientation module prior to commencing the first subject.
We are committed to keeping education affordable so you see a return on investment faster. AIB’s Agile MBA programme is amongst the most affordable in Australia because all our tuition is online. We don’t incur many of the infrastructure costs commonly associated with traditional institutions.
This enables us to invest where it matters most – in quality TEQSA accredited education, high-calibre academic teams; student support services and AIB’s innovative Online Learning Portal.
Course fees depend on a number of factors including: your location, whether you are undertaking the course in stages, whether you are entitled to exemptions and when you are planning to commence studies. Your AIB Course Advisor can provide you with the current fees and determine your specific course costs.
AIB is FEE-HELP approved. No loan fee applies to FEE-HELP loans for the MBA, and the Commonwealth Government pays the loan directly to AIB on the student’s behalf.
FEE-HELP is not affected by your income and assets and interest is not applied. However, an index amount is applied each year and this indexation amount is in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
For more information, please visit www.studyassist.gov.au.
Up-Front Payment Option
If you are not FEE-HELP eligible and you are not studying in Australia, you may enjoy considerable savings by paying for your course fees up-front. Paying up-front also protects you from future course fee increases.
A vast majority of AIB students use personal funds for their studies, while others prefer to spread their payments over a period with a low rate credit card, personal loan, or incorporating fees into a home loan.
Payments can be made by Visa or MasterCard online, which includes a small surcharge. Other acceptable payment methods include cheque, direct debit and bank transfer.
You may also be eligible for a self-education expense tax deduction. Please visit www.ato.gov.au for more information, or consult your accountant.
To find out more about the right payment option for you contact an AIB Course Advisor. Please see contact details below.
P: +61 (8) 8212 8111
For more information, please visit the Information for Students page.