Key Features of The AIB MBA Programme
When searching for a business school that offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, there are of course a number of factors to consider. Most importantly, the selected school must align with your motivations for completing the MBA, such as the desire to apply for a job overseas. You must then ensure that it will deliver what you are looking for to fulfill those goals – in this case, international recognition. The programme must also be suited to your schedule – for example, someone who needs the flexibility of studying via distance, versus someone who does not work full time and can complete their study on-campus. If you’re interested in some of the key features of the AIB MBA, see the below four points.
A global education network
From the moment you enrol in the AIB MBA, you will join a network of professionals located in more than 80 countries around the world. This comprises of those AIB alumni, as well as a range of current students, academics and business practitioners. As the MBA degree can be completed via distance learning and on-campus through established international Teaching Centres, there is a diverse and dynamic network. The AIB MBA truly is a global business education that can be applied both in Australia, as well as in overseas business markets.
Fast-tracked benefits for you and your employer
Thanks to AIB’s unique practical learning methodology, students can professionally benefit from the MBA as soon as they begin to study. The methodology, known as ‘Work Applied Learning’ (WAL), sees students blend theory with practice, making the courses highly relevant and immediately applicable to the student and their workplace. WAL assessments require the student to apply the theory into their roles to understand how this would play out in a real-world context. As this is an accelerated course, it also means that the student can achieve the same high quality education of a traditional MBA programme, but in a shorter amount of time. This is beneficial for both an employer and an employee as return on investment is seen sooner, and learning can be applied into the workplace while studying.
Fully accredited and internationally recognised
When considering your business school options, accreditation should be high on your priority list. This ensures that your qualification will be recognised locally and internationally, by both government and industry. The AIB MBA is accredited by TEQSA within the Australian Qualifications Framework, meaning that all AIB qualifications are of the same standard as qualifications issued by other Australian higher education providers. AIB also boasts a range of additional local and international accreditations and memberships, which further strengthen the reputation of the degree.
An affordable investment
Regardless of which business school you choose, the MBA is no small investment – both in a personal and financial sense. Students must also ensure that they are in a position to pursue the MBA, in terms of the time and money that can be allocated to it. Fortunately, AIB’s qualifications are among the most affordable on the market. The AIB MBA is also designed to be completed while you work, providing students with the opportunity to continue working full time and maintain their current income while studying.
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This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.