The Australian Institute of Business’ Master of Business Administration program, the Fast-Track MBA, is a 100% online program that will provide you with the business and leadership skills you will need to thrive in an increasingly uncertain world.

Designed for busy working adults, this MBA program is highly flexible and delivered fully online with interactive, bite-sized content and personalized student support.

With a strong industry focus, the Fast-Track MBA equips you with contemporary leadership and management knowledge that can be immediately applied in business and the workplace as you progress in your studies.

Our highly social Student Learning Portal is not only the gateway to current, industry-informed content, but it also connects you with academics and students across Canada, Australia and around the world. Through online discussion forums, social media and interactive webinars you will have the opportunity to access vibrant, professional community that learns and collaborates freely.

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is a fully accredited Business School in Australia with its qualifications equivalent to those issued by Australian universities. Thousands of AIB students have completed the Fast-Track MBA and successfully graduated, while working full time. In fact, flexible study options have made AIB the largest online MBA provider in Australia.* It’s also one of the reasons why our MBA has been so well received in Canada.

Canadians form the second largest cohort of AIB students and graduates (after Australians, of course!). Currently there are over 600 students from Canada and with every term more Canadians joining our programs, you’ll always find your fellow compatriots studying with you. We have a global network of more than 10,000 students and alumni in over 90 countries.

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* With three times more students than our closest competitor, we’re leaders in the Australian online MBA space. Join over 3,200 students currently studying with the experts in online education. [Source: 2019 Higher Education Statistics, Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE); provided December 2020]

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MBA COURSE STRUCTURE

The Fast-Track MBA encompasses 12 courses (or subjects) that make up three nested postgraduate qualifications: a Graduate Certificate in Management, a Graduate Diploma in Management and an MBA.

Each qualification (a ‘milestone’ towards your Master of Business Administration) is achieved upon a successful completion of 4 courses that can be completed in as little as 8 months. We know that life happens, therefore if you need to exit the program early, you can still achieve a postgraduate qualification.

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CURRICULUM

In today’s fast-moving business environment, our study schedule lets you study six courses in a year and complete your MBA in one year, even while you work. Also, with the option to accelerate you can study up to two courses at once when life allows, subject to meeting concurrent study criteria. If life gets in the way of your studies, there is no need to worry – you can adjust your study timetable. This means you’ll lose less time than you would if you were doing a semester-based MBA with other Canadian universities.

At AIB we run multiple intakes throughout a year – so you can start the program when it suits you.

Each term run for 8 weeks and during this period you’ll complete one course. A 8-week period contains a mix of interactive assessments including, including but not limited to, assignments, quizzes, evaluated forum participation and time-bound tests along the way and one week to reflect and recharge.

Learning materials made available 14 days prior to start date so you can pre-plan your studies around your family life and work commitments.

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*The above timeline is an example only – assessment mix may change from subject to subject.

Multiple start dates

With the flexibility and convenience of 11 start dates every year, you can start your MBA when it suits you.

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Enrolment cutoff date: 06 June 2022

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Your core courses are: Leadership (First Subject), Strategic Management (Second Subject), Marketing Management, Operations Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance, Financial Management and Project Management.

After completing those courses you’ll move to your electives so that you can tailor your experience to suit your personal, career and business goals. Having full flexibility to build your curriculum, you can choose to specialize in one of our five key fields: entrepreneurial management, marketing management, human resource management, finance, or logistics and supply chain management. Don’t want to specialize in any particular area? That’s ok – our general MBA option allows you to mix & match courses and tailor your program.

The Fast-Track MBA Courses

There are 8 core courses you’ll undertake. After completing those courses, you’ll move to your electives so that you can tailor your experience to suit your personal, career and business goals.
If you don’t want to specialize in any particular area, that’s ok. Our general MBA option allows you to mix and match courses to tailor your study program.

Leadership (First Subject)

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 Subject)

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 analyse 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 analyse 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 course introduces how a manager can interpret financial statements, identify trends and utilize 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 organizations 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 organizational governance within the context of organizational 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 course 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 analyse, reflect on, and synthesis 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.
General
Artificial Intelligence for Business

This course provides an essential overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) types and their strategic application and integration in industry that is transforming business practice. In the context of organizational leadership in the age of digital disruption, this course explores the challenges and opportunities of AI as well as the capabilities, limitations and ethical considerations.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principal concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a business context.
  • Critically evaluate the capabilities and limitations of AI types and their ethical challenges.
  • Analyse the strategic functional, organizational, and industry needs that can be addressed by AI solutions.
  • Develop, justify and effectively communicate appropriate approaches for the deployment of AI.
Cyber Security for Managers

The aim of this course is to provide in-depth insight into the increasing dangers and frequency of cyber-attacks on businesses and government and how best to prevent or mitigate the damaging outcomes. The likely sources of attacks will be outlined along with the methods more commonly used, inherent weaknesses in systems, examine the risk factors and outline manager’s responsibilities. How to create policies designed to mitigate attacks and how to manage them are included along with disaster planning and recovery. This is not a technical course on the detailed workings of attacks but rather a management approach to cyber resilience, cyber disaster planning and recovery methods.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the need for cyber security in context of the risks, threats, and attack vectors on an organization’s digital information systems.
  • Analyse weaknesses and vulnerabilities in an organization’s digital information systems to determine threats and controls for risk management.
  • Design cyber security policies that help mitigate the weaknesses in digital information systems, define organizational data governance protocols and comply with legal obligations.
  • Critically analyse a cyber disaster recovery and contingency plan using contemporary cyber security threats, best practice models and/or frameworks.
Business Analytics for Managers

This course provides an overview of business analytics concepts and their applications in the business environment.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of fundamental concepts and methods in business analytics and what business analytics can do for a business.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the business analytics maturity of organizations and organizational readiness for implementing business analytics.
  • Research and apply relevant business analytics methods and frameworks to address strategic, operational, and tactical decision problems in organizations.
  • Effectively communicate business analytics requirements and the relevant findings with various stakeholders including their data expert.
Directed Study*

Directed Study requires students to undertake a specific project to further their disciplinary study and theory application in addition to the final MBA Project. The Directed Study is an individual project which is supervised by one or more academic staff member(s), based on topics that are aligned with the discipline expertise offered at AIB. The topic and assessment pieces are developed in consultation with the academic supervisor(s).  Meetings between the student and the staff member(s) are periodic and at the request of the student or the staff member(s). The staff member(s) may set milestones and timelines for the student to meet. The course provides scaffolding for the design and development of an individual research project and for the application of theory in a practical workplace context. Please note, Directed Study is not intended to be a replacement for an existing course.

Pre-requisites: All AQF Level 8 courses.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the design and implementation of an individual project.
  • Evaluate and synthesise existing research to enable the creative planning and execution of scholarship in a practical, real-world context.
  • Design and implement an individual project for the application of theory in a practical workplace context.
Entrepreneurial Management
Entrepreneurship

The course provides scholarly, practical and in-depth knowledge of contemporary entrepreneurial professional practice, the entrepreneurial mindset and how these applies to a dynamic and complex global environment. The course uses experiential and collaborative learning to build and strengthen entrepreneurial capabilities that support an individual in identifying an entrepreneurial opportunity and developing the resource base needed to pursue it.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Examine contemporary entrepreneurship theory and practice to create insight into enterprise growth opportunities.
  • Reflect upon, and apply contemporary entrepreneurship approaches, techniques and ethical perspectives, that develop an entrepreneur’s: leadership, mindset, capabilities and pathways to an entrepreneurial career.
  • Evaluate the entrepreneurial venture’s external environment and internal environment factors and contexts to create, formulate, hypothesise, test, and validate evidenced based decisions at key life cycle stages of the entrepreneurial venture.
  • Communicate entrepreneurship knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
New Product Design*

This course takes the student through new product design from conception to launch of a new product or service. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and application of traditional and innovative tools and frameworks used in a successful new product design process.

Pre-requisites: Marketing Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary new product design theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply innovative approaches and techniques as well as ethical perspectives throughout the development of new product design.
  • Evaluate complex business concepts and issues to deliver an evidence-based rationale for new product design.
  • Communicate new product design knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
Business Consulting

The course provides scholarly and practical in-depth knowledge of the business practices, processes and management for external consultants, owners of consulting firms and those with expertise considering consulting as a profession who are wanting to start, run or scale a business consulting enterprise.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary business consulting theory, process and practice.
  • Apply innovative approaches and techniques as well as ethical perspectives throughout the development of a consulting service.
  • Evaluate complex business and enterprise concepts and issues to make evidence-based recommendations.
  • Communicate business consulting knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
Finance
Corporate Finance*

The objective of the course is to provide an integrated framework and analytical tools that are used by the firm managers to make financial decisions that improve firm value.

Pre-requisites: Financial Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary corporate finance theory, analytical frameworks and practice.
  • Critically analyse and effectively communicate complex corporate finance issues and recommend improvements to inform professional practice.
  • Plan and prepare a substantial evidence based corporate finance report in an ethical manner.
Financial Markets and Institutions*

This course presents a detailed overview of the features of modern financial and monetary systems, and enables an in-depth understanding of complex institutions, markets, and securities that are part of them.

Pre-requisites: Financial Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary financial markets and institutions theory, analytical frameworks and practice.
  • Critically analyse and effectively communicate improvements relating to financial markets and institutions issues.
  • Plan and present a substantial evidence-based financial markets and institutions report in an ethical manner.
Investment Management*

The objective of the course is to provide comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge on investment management. The course covers major theoretical concepts, namely, modern portfolio theory, diversification, and equilibrium models of security prices. The course also includes macroeconomic and industry analysis, pricing of main financial derivatives, and evaluation of portfolio performance.

Pre-requisite: Financial Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary investment management theory, analytical frameworks and practice.
  • Critically analyse and effectively communicate complex concepts, investment management issues and recommend improvements to inform professional practice.
  • Plan and undertake a substantial evidence-based report in an ethical manner.
Human Resource Management
Organizational Learning and Development

This course provides scholarly, practical, and in-depth knowledge to support and critically evaluate contemporary approaches to organisztional learning and development (OLAD). Drawing on adult learning theory, students will be involved in diagnosing an organization’s learning and development needs. Subsequently, they will gain an insight into the process of design, implementation, and evaluation of learning and development initiatives in line with the organization’s strategic direction. Implications for fostering capabilities for the development of human capital for sustained competitive advantage will be examined.

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate organizational learning and development and its strategic application in practice.
  • Diagnose learning and development needs that align with the organization’s strategic focus.
  • Design an evidence-based organizational learning and development initiative to address current and future organizational needs whilst maintaining professional integrity.
Managing People in a Global Context*

This course explores how globalization has influenced and impacted human resource management practices in multinational enterprises (MNEs).

Pre-requisites: Strategic Human Resource Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary international HRM theories, principles and concepts.
  • Critically analyse international HRM practices and their application in a global context.
  • Identify and evaluate different contemporary perspectives, value systems and trends and their impact on international HRM policy and practice.
  • Design and effectively communicate an appropriate evidence-based international HRM strategy which takes into account socially responsible and ethical practice for an organization.
Managing Change*

Managing Change focuses on organizational change: why it occurs, how it occurs, how it can be managed, and what forms it can take. The complexities of change present real challenges for managers and leaders and, hence, challenges for managers and leadership in times of change are also addressed.

Pre-requisites: Strategic Human Resource Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of theories of planned change, a range of established change management approaches and their applicability in organizational settings.
  • Assume a leading role in critically evaluating organizational and behavioral issues that may affect the change process and recommend strategies to combat these issues.
  • Analyse complex organizational issues including any ethical considerations in relation to a planned change initiative.
  • Formulate, effectively communicate and implement change initiatives and strategies for organizations.
Marketing Management
Consumer Behaviour*

The course highlights the importance of consumer behavior and customer experience concepts and theories in understanding the consumer decision making process as well as the customer journey. The course addresses knowledge and analytical skills to assess the influence of various factors in consumer decision making and understand the importance of integration and measurement of customer experience.

Pre-requisites: Marketing Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced conceptual understanding of consumer behavior and customer experience management theories and practices.
  • Critically analyse the influence of various factors on consumer decision-making and purchasing behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize and apply innovative approaches, techniques and perspectives to consumer behavior and customer experience management.
  • Recommend appropriate marketing strategies in a variety of marketing scenarios based on in-depth analysis of consumer behavior within target markets.
  • Communicate customer experience knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly through customer journey mapping, deriving recommendations to enhance customer experience.
Digital Marketing*

There is an expectation that modern enterprises engage in digital marketing providing positive brand experiences for their customers and other stakeholders. Digital marketing is increasingly important to understand, because customers engage online and offline with brands. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of digital marketing. Students will learn about the various types of digital marketing as well as to how to plan, deploy, manage and evaluate a digital marketing strategy.

Pre-requisites: Marketing Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary new digital marketing theory and practice.
  • Examine digital marketing theory, measures and practice to create a comprehensive digital marketing audit.
  • Critically analyse various metrics, innovative approaches, techniques and ethical perspective to design a digital marketing strategy.
  • Communicate digital marketing strategies, tactics and measures to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
New Product Design*

This course takes the student through new product design from conception to launch of a new product or service. The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and application of traditional and innovative tools and frameworks used in a successful new product design process.

Pre-requisites: Marketing Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary new product design theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply innovative approaches and techniques as well as ethical perspectives throughout the development of new product designs.
  • Evaluate complex business concepts and issues to deliver an evidence-based rationale for new product designs.
  • Communicate new product design knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
International Business

This course provides a contemporary understanding of the mechanisms and dynamics of international business trade, including the role of multinational firms. Students will gain insights into the roles played by country-specific factors and cultural differences on the performance of their firm. Students will examine how countries and organizations leverage their resources capabilities to engage in cross-border business, create competitive advantage and compete globally.

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 various international strategies and entry modes and make appropriate recommendations for the businesses operating internationally.
  • Plan and effectively communicate a relevant and evidence-based international business activity for an organization with consideration to ethics and social responsibility.
Integrated Logistics Management*

Logistics significantly contributes to the economy given its sizable share in GDP in many countries. A well-integrated logistics creates value for small-sized businesses such as a local grocery store and café as well as large-sized providers of services and goods such as a global e-commerce platform. This course mainly focuses on functional areas within Logistics and Supply Chain Management and explores how the functions could be integrated better.

Pre-requisites: Operations Management

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of logistics management principles, frameworks and contemporary topics.
  • Critically analyse, reflect on, and synthesise complex information, problems, principles and frameworks related to integrated logistics management.
  • Research and apply relevant principles and frameworks to develop innovative and evidence-based solutions for complex logistics operations and design issues.
  • Clearly, concisely and credibly communicate logistics management knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences to inform practice.
Strategic Supply Chain Management*

Today’s business and economy happens in the supply chain. Successful organizations in various sectors (e.g. service, public, manufacturing) strategically collaborate with their local and/or global supply chain partners to gain competitive advantage and create more value for the end customers. Supply chain management helps them achieve and sustain business growth. This course takes a strategic approach to Logistics and 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 strategic supply chain management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.
  • Critically analyse, reflect on, and synthesise complex information, problems, principles and frameworks related to supply chain management at the strategic level.
  • Research and apply relevant principles and frameworks to develop innovative, evidence-based and sustainable solutions for complex strategic supply chain management issues.
  • Clearly, concisely and credibly communicate strategic supply chain management knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences to inform practice.

The objective of this 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 synthesis existing research, theory, and secondary data to advise business stakeholders on business solutions.
  • Communicate evidenced-based recommendations to stakeholders clearly, persuasively, and credibly.

Our timetable: Our 2022 timetable

For further information on specializations or available elective units, please enquire to receive our brochure.

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.

Study Mode

All our courses are designed for online, meaning unlike many of the traditional establishments, there is a greater focus and expertise in online delivery. Courses are rich in interactive content with blend of video, audio, text and infographics used. All learning is delivered in modules meaning you can absorb the content at your own pace. Our interactive and innovative Student Learning Portal is your “go-to” online resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete your MBA studies. You can fit in your studies whilst you are working, you can pick up and put down when you need to, you can study on your commute to and from work, you can access it on your cell phone.

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In addition to the Student Learning Portal, we have the myAIB app which allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.

The myAIB learning portal app is available on Google play and on the Apple app store.

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Our commitment to personalized student support means you’ll be placed into small (<50) classes and supported by expert Online Learning Facilitators. AIB also provides you with access to academics, Student Support Services and class forums should you need any additional support. Leveraging webinars, forums and online communities our students form a dynamic community of learners who support each other and build lifelong professional relationships.

ACCREDITATION & RECOGNITION

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is one of the most established private education institutions in Australia delivering quality business education for over 35 years.

In Canada, AIB is included in the CanLearn International Master List of Designated Educational Institutions and nationally accredited by the National Centre for Management Accreditation (NCMA) of the Canadian Institute of Management.

In Australia, AIB is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and its programs are accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). TEQSA is an Australian Government regulatory body that has International Partnership with several overseas quality assurance agencies; please see TEQSA’s website for a list of these international partnerships.

In addition to our formal accreditations, AIB is a member of and active participant in the following Australian and International bodies:

  • Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • International Association of Universities
  • Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC)
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

To see the full list of our current memberships, please visit our Accreditation, Designation and Memberships page.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

As the practical business school, we believe bringing theory to life through real world experiences is critical to your education and career development.

Industry Guest Speakers

AIB is partnering with a series of Industry Partners that are prominent organizations, to strengthen our practical linkage for our valued student community. Our Industry Guest Speakers are a group of influential business experts from leading companies, who share their experiences through a series of guest lecture videos. You’ll gain a unique and practical understanding of how MBA theories and principles are applied directly to the workplace and hear firsthand about the challenges and achievements you can expect. Our Industry Guest Speakers are coming from organisations like CIM Chartered Managers Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada Post Corporation, BDO Canada, Governance Professionals of Canada, Telstra, ANZ, PWC, Audi Australia to name but a few.

Our academics have taught at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

The AIB MBA is:

  • relevant to real world business scenarios
  • highly flexible and affordable to fit study in your life
  • highly supported making education achievable
  • delivered by Online Facilitators or Industry Guest Speakers who are experts in their fields having either years of teaching experience or practical experience from high performing businesses
  • fully accredited in Australia and nationally accredited by the NCMA of the Canadian Institute of Management
  • progressive with new features, enhancements, and student benefits.

Our Team

When you enrol with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 200 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey. The time difference between Canada and Australia is favorable too – when our Canadian students get home in the evening and study, AIB’s day in Australia is just beginning, this means you can get your questions answered faster than if you were waiting for Canadian office hours to resume.

Linkedin Learning and Office 365

Our students also benefit from free and unlimited access to one of the world’s best online learning platforms, LinkedIn Learning. In addition to LinkedIn Learning, all AIB students receive a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365. This includes the core suite of applications such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 

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ADMISSION INFORMATION

There’s more than one way to get into our MBA program. Please use our Eligibility Check tool to determine which admission pathway is right for you.

There is no application fee when applying for AIB courses.

Admission requirements

Applicants who wish to undertake the AIB MBA must meet the minimum criteria for the first stage of the MBA, namely the Graduate Certificate in Management.

The applicant must have ONE of the following:

A Bachelor’s Degree

A Bachelor’s Degree (equivalent to an AQF* Level 7 qualification) and at least two years relevant work experience.

OR

An Advanced Diploma** or Associate Degree

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

OR

Graduate Management Admission Test

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and at least three years relevant work experience.

OR

Minimum 5 years experience

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

*AQF = Australian Qualifications Framework
**for example the Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Alternatively, applicants may receive direct entry into the MBA, if they have ONE of the following:

  • A bachelor honours degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) or equivalent in any discipline and at least three years relevant work experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent and at least three years relevant work experience.

If you started an MBA or similar qualification elsewhere, you can transfer to us and may even be eligible for fee reductions.

All applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements. For more information, visit the English Language Proficiency page.

To read our admissions policies, please refer to Admissions Policy and Admissions Procedure.

Other Conditions

Applicants are required to complete the study readiness survey as part of their application process.

Exemptions (Credit Transfer)

The Programme Exemptions document lists all qualifications for which AIB has a standing articulation agreement with another institution or which we have pre assessed for our precedents another institution’s qualifications. The maximum amount of Credit which can be granted for these qualifications against AIB courses (MBA) is shown in the table. The table is by no means exhaustive, as AIB can also assess qualifications from institutions which are not represented here via our standard exemption application process.

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