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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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The Fast-Track MBA

(Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Course Overview

Amidst global disruption, the role of supply chain, logistics and operations executives has never been more critical. Throughout the Fast-Track MBA program, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead businesses through digital and transformative change, expand your strategic view to understand the big-picture of your organization, and identify opportunities to drive greater business growth.

As well as mastering strategic supply chains, international business practices and integrated logistics management, you’ll deepen your understanding of the practice’s relationship with other business areas. This includes learning across finance, human resources management, corporate governance, marketing and project management. In doing so, you will develop an essential toolkit for building your influence as a leader, executive and business owner.

Graduate with one of the most well-respected qualifications globally – the MBA – and the specialist expertise to excel your career in this in-demand field. The Fast-Track MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) will prepare you to transform your organization and improve your community through more sustainable, end-to-end strategies.

Career Outcomes

Study our MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management to open new career pathways into advanced positions in areas including procurement, transportation, manufacturing and distribution. Your career opportunities will grow with this MBA course.

Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue senior roles such as:

  • General Manager
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Technology and Supply Chain executive roles

Learn more about the Fast-Track MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain Management):

Why do an MBA?

No matter what sector you’re in, innovation and technology have created a world that is rapidly changing. It has become increasingly challenging to have the most up-to-date knowledge and experience to stay ahead of the competition.

A Master of Business Administration degree is a highly-regarded postgraduate qualification that teaches foundational business and leadership skills, as well as specialist knowledge, providing you with a pathway to career success.

Learning outcomes

The AIB Fast-Track MBA is the most practical MBA in Australia for working adults. There are no exams, instead you’ll learn from the practical application of theory to real life business problems, for immediate career impact.

Our programs foster your ability to understand and apply leading business theories, critically analyze and solve problems, lead and communicate effectively, and make decisions to support the growth of your team and organization.

Our MBA opens many doors with both current and prospective employers giving you more opportunities for career progression, higher salaries, starting your own business and more.

There’s no limit to what you can do with an MBA from AIB.

DeliveryOnline
Number of Courses9 core courses
and 3 elective courses
Duration12 months* and up to 3 years part time
Start Dates12 intakes a year
Stages3 stages with 2 exit points
Entry RequirementsPrior degree
or prior experience

MBA COURSE STRUCTURE 

Our online Master of Business Administration is comprised of 2 nested postgraduate qualifications, so should you need to exit the MBA early, you can still achieve a postgraduate qualification.

4 Courses

Graduate Diploma in Management

4-8 months
4 Courses

Master of Business Administration

4-8 months

The courses you’ll study

There are 8 core courses you’ll undertake prior to moving on to your electives, allowing you to tailor your experience to suit your personal, career and business goals. You’ll conclude your MBA with Project, the capstone course.

Core Courses
Specialization Courses
Project*

Complete the 8 core courses listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select 3 electives from the electives tab and complete the capstone Project.

Leadership (First Course)

The course provides a scholarly and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership and how it applies to contemporary leadership practice.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of leadership theories, concepts, and practice, including both traditional and contemporary forms of leadership.
  • Critically evaluate various modes of leadership with consideration of ethical and socially responsible practice.
  • Effectively communicate and apply relevant leadership principles to address diverse needs of various stakeholders.
  • Develop a critically reflective leadership model for your own development.

Strategic Management (Second Course)

This course provides comprehensive knowledge of the strategic management process and gives exposure to the concepts and frameworks that are used in understanding a company’s competitive position in domestic and international markets, and the development of new strategies.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary strategic management theory, concepts and principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how strategy formulation and strategy implementation processes work in contemporary organizations
  • Conduct an analysis of the internal and external environment of the selected organizational context, using appropriate strategic management theories and frameworks to inform future direction.
  • Critically evaluate different strategic alternatives and suggest an appropriate and ethical pathway for a business to build and sustain competitive advantage.

Marketing Management

This course discusses the importance and strategic role of marketing in today’s globalized and digital business environment. Students learn practical skills that impact on business growth, like how to analyze the market context in which a business or enterprise is operating, segment the market, select an appropriate target market, and recommend strategic and tactical plans that co-create value for the selected target market

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary marketing theory and practice.
  • Evaluate marketing concepts and organizational issues to make evidence-based decisions on creating value for customers.
  • Apply innovative marketing approaches, techniques, and ethical perspectives to recommend an evidence-based solution to the problem of capturing value from customers.
  • Communicate marketing knowledge, skills, and ideas to others in writing clearly, persuasively, and credibly.

Operations Management

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of issues critical for the efficient and effective management of operations in service, public, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and other sectors.  The course covers operations management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of operations management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate operations management issues.
  • Clearly, concisely, and credibly communicate operations management knowledge to others.
  • Apply relevant principles and frameworks to develop innovative and evidence-based solutions for complex operations management issues.

Financial Management

This course prepares students for effective financial management in organizations. At a foundational level, the subject introduces how a manager can interpret financial statements, identify trends and utilise financial tools and techniques to improve decision making, alongside non-financial considerations including ethics.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of core contemporary financial management theory, techniques and practice.
  • Critically evaluate and effectively communicate recommendations to address financial management issues.
  • Apply financial management theory and techniques to professional practice in an ethical manner.

Strategic Human Resource Management

This course will prepare students for the continuously evolving nature of work in uncertain times and the challenges and opportunities that this presents for organisations in meeting the strategic needs of a diverse workforce.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of strategic human resource management theory and its application in practice.
  • Critically evaluate and recommend improvements to existing human resource management strategies.
  • Identify and evaluate different perspectives and contemporary trends, and their impact on strategic HRM.
  • Design and effectively communicate an evidence based human resource management initiative with consideration to ethical concerns.

Corporate Governance*

This course examines the development, concepts, and significance of the concepts and practice of Corporate Governance, and organisational governance within the context of organisational capacity building.

Pre-requisites: Three AQF Level 8 courses must be completed before attempting Corporate Governance

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary corporate governance theories, principles and regulatory frameworks.
  • Use corporate governance theories and frameworks to interpret the key corporate governance responsibility, structure and function in practice.
  • Critically evaluate corporate governance structure and practices with consideration of needs of various stakeholders, corporate ethics and social responsibility.
  • Effectively apply and communicate relevant theories and frameworks to ensure sound and ethical corporate governance decisions in practice.

Project Management*

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage projects in service, public, not-for-profit, private and other sectors. The subject covers various practical frameworks and emerging topics.

Pre-requisites: A minimum of three AQF level 8 courses which must include Operations Management must be completed before attempting Project Management.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of project management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.
  • Critically analyze, reflect on, and synthesize complex information, problems, principles and frameworks related to project management.
  • Research and apply relevant principles and frameworks to develop innovative, ethical, and evidence-based solutions for complex project management issues.
  • Clearly, concisely and credibly communicate project management knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences to inform practice.

International Business

This course provides a contemporary understanding of international business and its complexities including the role of multinational firms. Students will gain insights into the roles played by formal and informal institutions on the performance of their firm. Students will examine how countries trade with each other and how organizations implement various international strategies to compete globally and obtain competitive advantage.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary International Business theories, concepts and principles, and their application in practice.
  • Critically evaluate the role and impact of country-level macro environment and institutions to make appropriate recommendations for a business operating internationally.
  • Critically evaluate various international strategies and entry modes and make appropriate recommendations for a business operating internationally.
  • Plan and effectively communicate a relevant and evidence-based international business activity for an organization with ethical considerations.

Procurement and Global Logistics Management*

This course focuses on the design of effective procurement and global logistics systems and how such systems can be improved during periods of uncertainty. It covers areas such as customer relationship management, warehousing and packaging, and transportation. It explains how these elements combine to form a logistics network. Students will analyze the impacts and opportunities of uncertainty on procurement and logistics management.

Pre-requisites: Operations Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Critically analyse procurement and global logistics systems in the times of uncertainty using relevant theories and frameworks
  • Develop evidence-based recommendations to improve procurement and logistics systems.
  • Synthesize and communicate procurement and global logistics management knowledge to inform practice.

Global Supply Chain Management*

Today’s business and economy happens in a global and circular supply chain. Successful organizations in various sectors (e.g. service, public, NFP, manufacturing) strategically collaborate with their local and/or global supply chain partners to gain competitive advantage and create more value for the end customers. Well-managed adaptive supply chains help them win and retain customers, unravel opportunities, and leverage digital trends to achieve and sustain long term value creation. This course takes a strategic and global approach to Supply Chain Management and covers key principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.

Pre-requisites: Operations Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of global supply chain management principles, frameworks, and contemporary trends.
  • Critically analyze, reflect on, and synthesize complex information, problems, principles and frameworks related to supply chain management at the strategic and global level.
  • Research and apply relevant principles and frameworks to develop innovative, evidence-based and sustainable solutions to navigate the supply chain landscape.
  • Clearly, concisely and credibly communicate strategic and global supply chain management knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences to inform practice and showcase competencies as future ready SC leaders.

The objective of this capstone course is to undertake a project related to the chosen area of professional focus. Students will identify an appropriate workplace or industry related research problem or opportunity, conduct a concise review of theories and frameworks, engage in identifying secondary data, analyse the data and present findings in a formal business research report.

Pre-requisite: A minimum of 10 MBA courses (all AQF level 8 courses and at least 4 AQF level 9 courses ) must be completed before attempting the Project.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Critically examine contemporary business theory and practices related to an identified enterprise (or industry) problem or opportunity.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply innovative approaches, techniques, ethical perspectives, and the use of secondary data, to an identified enterprise (or industry) problem or opportunity.
  • Critically evaluate business (or industry) concepts and synthesize existing research, theory, and secondary data to advise business stakeholders on business solutions.
  • Communicate evidenced-based recommendations to stakeholders clearly, persuasively, and credibly.

*When scheduling your timetable, please note that some courses have pre-requisites that must be successfully completed prior to commencing the course.

For further information on specializations or available elective units, view the MBA Course Guide.

If you have completed any postgraduate level courses (AQF Level 8 and above) or Project Management Professional (PMP) and CPA certifications in the past, you may be able to apply for credit transfer. For further details, please refer to Articulation, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Articulation, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure.

MULTIPLE START DATES

With the flexibility and convenience of 12 start dates every year you can start your MBA when it suits you.

Upcoming start dates

Study at your own pace

At AIB, students have the flexibility to study at the pace that suits them. Unlike other institutions, we offer many intakes throughout the year, plus the ability to speed up your studies with concurrent courses, course to meeting our eligibility criteria or slow it down to make it achievable for you, and schedule breaks in as well when you need them. The Fast-Track MBA is truly flexible to your schedule.

There are 11 MBA terms per year at AIB, with each term running for 7 weeks followed by a 1-week break. Students typically spend around 150 hours per course (or about 20 hours per week) to complete their MBA, but this varies, depending on your personal level of experience and education.

Learn more: MBA Hours Per Week Study Calculator

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Assessment

The assessments in our MBA include written assignments and reports, recorded presentations, case study analyses and online quizzes. As a practically-focused business school, all of AIB’s assessments are practical in nature, and we have a strong focus on authentic assessment methods.

This means that you can base your MBA assessments on your workplace, industry or a professional scenario you’ve been in, so that your MBA learning has real world context and application. In many cases, students are able to use their assessment research and reports to start enacting change in their workplace while studying.

MBA Entry Requirements

You don’t need a degree to qualify for an MBA- your experience counts!
Applicants must have ONE of the following:

Minimum 5 years experience

A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, which includes at least three of years management experience, or significant technical experience.

An Advanced Diploma

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years of relevant work experience.

A Bachelor’s degree

A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) and at least two years of relevant work experience.

Minimum GMAT score of 550

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and at least three years of relevant work experience.
The MBA, for me, wasn’t so much about the piece of paper, it was more about the courses I was able to study and what I could take from them and apply them directly into my business. What’s great about the Fast-Track MBA is that each course was relevant to something at my workplace and I could apply it directly, rather than something that was esoterical, off to the side. 
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