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The Fast-Track MBA

Designed for busy working professionals, this fully online MBA course is highly flexible and delivered with interactive, bite-sized content and personalised student support.

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Professor Darius Pfitzner

Academic Dean

BBus (Economics and Management), BCompSci, MIT (Data Visualisation), PhD (Information Search and Cognition)

Research and teaching specialties

Micro Business Assessment Alignment Workload Modelling Telehealth in the Bush AI as a Productive Tool

Joining AIB from his most recent role as Associate Dean of Innovations at Charles Darwin University, Professor Darius Pfitzner brings an invaluable blend of academic leadership, real-world business experience, and robust teaching and research in Business and IT. His distinguished career includes roles such as Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching, Associate Dean of Innovations, Discipline Leader of Economics, and Discipline Leader of Information Technology. Additionally, he has served as an Academic and Project Lead for campus deployments in New South Wales and Victoria.

Professor Pfitzner’s has contributed to numerous governance and executive bodies such as the Australian Business Deans Council Teaching & Learning Executive, the NT Trades and Labour Council Executive, the National Tertiary Education Union Territory and National Councils, and the Small Business Association of Australia, as well as various learning and teaching committees and policy development bodies, underscore his broad expertise and commitment to educational excellence. Aligning perfectly with the AIB ethos of the practical business school, Darius brings practical business experience, having owned and managed several successful businesses over the past 30 years.

Professor Pfitzner’s research is equally impressive. Holding a PhD in Information Search, Cognition and Visualisation, Darius has made significant contributions across multiple disciplines. His research on academic integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic, published in the International Journal of Education Integrity, has been widely cited. Professor Pfitzner’s interdisciplinary research spans human cognition, statistical analysis, impacts affecting microbusinesses, and vocational and higher education in Australia, with his research published in reputable journals such as the International Journal for Education Integrity, the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management and the Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal.

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