3 Reasons Why AIB Offers The MBA For Modern Business Leaders

3 Reasons Why AIB Offers The MBA For Modern Business Leaders


Occasionally we are asked whether the MBA is still of relevance in today’s dynamic business environment. Being an investment of both time and money, we don’t blame you for wanting to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date qualification possible. In a 2008 study, three Harvard Professors challenged the value of the traditional MBA in their book ‘Rethinking the MBA’. They argued that “although much of conventional business education is still germane, much of it needs to be rethought”. They proposed teaching a holistic understanding of the business landscape with a practical approach – a suggestion that would create long-term viability. If you’re curious how the AIB MBA fits in to all of this, see below to learn why it is considered the MBA for modern business leaders.  

1. Unique learning method

Offering a unique means of teaching and learning, AIB’s work-applied learning methodology sees students apply theories directly into their role. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to draw on their everyday professional experiences. Content is delivered by academics with significant industry experience, ensuring that a practical understanding is gained. The programme continues to meet the needs of today’s businesspeople, providing a holistic understanding of all key business areas. This includes subjects such as finance and leadership, as well as entrepreneurship and strategic marketing. It truly is an MBA for modern business leaders, blending theory and practice to achieve real-world results.

2. Flexible study arrangements

With the vast majority of students being working adults, the AIB MBA programme is designed to be a flexible study option. Whether you require on-campus workshops over the weekend, or prefer to study via distance learning – there is an option for you. The programme is considered an MBA for modern business leaders as the monthly learning model allows students to study at a time that is convenient to them. It can be completed around commitments such as business trips, family duties and big days at the office. It can also be stopped or paused when required, if an extended period of time is needed away from study. As the business environment continues to change, this flexible arrangement is able to adapt with your personal needs.

3. Accessible entry criteria

Unlike traditional universities, the possession of a higher education qualification is not a prerequisite for entry into the MBA. AIB recognises that many business leaders of today built their career through practical experience, rather than a qualification. Many AIB students have not completed a Bachelor’s degree, but have years of management or business experience under their belt. On the other hand, others have formal qualifications but not much managerial experience. We understand that each individual pathway to the MBA will differ; therefore offering flexible entry criteria ensures AIB remains relevant in the modern business world.

What do you think?

Do you consider the AIB programme as an MBA for modern business leaders? I’d love to hear what else you look for in an up-to-date practical MBA, in addition to the three points above. Comment your views below and join the conversation.

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. 

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