AIB Graduates Patryk and Kristy Tackle The MBA Together

Last modified 06 March 2024
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AIB Graduates Patryk and Kristy Tackle The MBA Together

It’s not every day that you meet a couple quite like this! AIB graduates Patryk Kelly and Kristy Bloomfield studied their MBAs together, leaning on each other for support, motivating each other and, finally, graduating together in 2018.

Patryk and Kristy didn’t initially plan on studying the MBA at the same time. Kristy began hers in 2015 and Patryk followed 6 months later. Patryk shared that, after their two kids had gone to bed, he would sit down with Kristy when she was studying, and he’d find himself intrigued by what she was learning. So, he enrolled in the degree and the pair, both now marketing professionals in management roles, supported each other through the ups and downs. 

Patryk and Kristy shared their story with us right before they graduated on June 15, 2018. You can watch it below. 


By studying the online MBA with someone you know or someone you get to know through the study journey, you really do get the best of both worlds. You’ll have the flexibility that online learning allows to fit study in when and where it suits you, as well as the support and shared knowledge that study collaboration enables.

Explore our tips for partnering up or joining a study group in your MBA!

*The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is Australia’s largest provider of MBAs. Source Ready, B. (2023) Domestic Enrolments Surged During COVID After International Students Locked Out, MBA News. Available at: MBA News.

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