The Australian Institute of Business’ Master of Business Administration program (the AIB 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 AIB 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 AIB 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 AIB 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.

AIB MBA course structure

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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 two years, 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 at least 6 start dates every year, you can start your MBA when it suits you.

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Enrolment cutoff date: 13 December 2021

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

AIB MBA Subjects

Leadership (First Subject)

The subject provides a scholarly and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership and how it applies to contemporary leadership practice. Modules covered include: nature and importance of leadership, leadership traits, behaviours and attitudes, leadership styles, leadership culture, ethical issues, leadership when creating change in organisations.

 

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of leadership theories, concepts and practice, including both traditional and contemporary forms of leadership.
  • Critically evaluate 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.
Marketing Management (Second Subject)

This subject discusses the importance and strategic role of marketing in today’s globalised 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 subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary marketing theory and practice.
  • Identify a variety of relevant sources of data to undertake a context analysis of the market.
  • Create an evidence based, ethical and innovative marketing solution that aligns with customer value.
  • Communicate marketing knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
Corporate Governance

This subject examines the development, concepts, and significance of the concepts and practice of Corporate Governance, and organisational governance within the context of organisational capacity building. Modules covered include: the governance partnership (investors, companies and directors); regulatory frameworks to ensure good governance; theory and principles of corporate governance; director capabilities and responsibilities; corporate risk management; compliance; ethics; ethical behaviour in organisations, and corporate social responsibility.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary corporate governance theory, frameworks and practice.
  • Critically evaluate and effectively communicate complex concepts to recommend improvements relating to corporate governance and organisational issues.
  • Apply corporate governance laws, theory and techniques to professional practice in an ethical manner.
Operations Management

This subject 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 subject covers operations management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics including: process perspective; operations for strategic impact; designing process and operations; delivering services and goods through the supply chain; simplifying and improving operations; risk, resilience, and sustainability in operations and, operations digitalisation.

On completion of this subject 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 subject prepares students for effective and efficient planning and management of financial resources in organisations. The subject considers how a manager can utilise understanding of accounting and finance concepts in decision making. Modules covered include: understanding and evaluating financial statements, cost management concepts and break-even analysis, working capital management, time value of money, risk and return, basic capital investment decisions, capital structure and the cost of capital.

On completion of this subject 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

The subject is designed to provide understanding of the formal relationship between the employer and the employee and of the techniques and methods aimed at making that relationship more effective so that organisational goals and objectives are achieved. Modules covered include: introduction to strategic HRM, global labour markets, the changing nature of work, work design and diversity management, workforce planning, Talent management and selection, Talent retention and development, performance management, Remuneration and rewards, Evaluating HRM and return on investment.

On completion of this subject 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.
  • Design and effectively communicate an evidence based human resource management initiative with consideration to ethical concerns.
  • Identify and evaluate different perspectives, value systems and contemporary trends and their impact on strategic HRM.
Strategic Management*

This subject provides an in-depth knowledge of the strategic management process and gives an exposure to the concepts and theories of competing in domestic as well as international markets.  Modules covered include: strategy formulation; internal and external environment; an organisation’s competitiveness; generic competitive strategies; competing in international markets; groups of businesses, diversification and strategy execution.

Pre-requisites: Three AQF Level 8 core subjects must be completed before attempting Strategic Management

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary strategic management theory, concepts and principles.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of how strategy formulation & strategy implementation processes work in contemporary organisations.
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the internal and external environment using appropriate strategic management concepts and tools.
  • Evaluate different strategic alternatives and suggest an appropriate and ethical pathway for a business to build and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability to synthesise a range of business and management concepts when undertaking strategic analysis.
Project Management*

This subject 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 including: contemporary approaches to project success; defining the project; project estimation, scheduling and strategies for reducing project duration; project risk management; managing project teams; project progress and performance evaluation; project closure and benefits realisation; project governance and ethics in project management; introduction to non-traditional project management methodologies and approaches such as agile project management and critical chain; and, overview of project management software tools.

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

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of project management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics.
  • Critically analyse, reflect on, and synthesise 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.
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Artificial Intelligence for Business

This subject 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 organisational leadership in the age of digital disruption, this subject explores the challenges and opportunities of AI as well as the capabilities, limitations and ethical considerations.

On completion of this subject 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, organisational, 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 subject 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 subject on the detailed workings of attacks but rather a management approach to cyber resilience, cyber disaster planning and recovery methods.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of cyber security and the likely cyber-attack vectors on a business or organisation.
  • Explain the need for a cyber security strategic plan and what it should contain. Design cyber security policies to mitigate the common weaknesses in ICT systems – such as human factors, out of date protection, currency of controls, weak security protocols, and be able to institute organisational data governance protocols.
  • Design cyber security policies to mitigate the common weaknesses in ICT systems, such as human factors, out of date protection, currency of controls, weak security protocols and be able to institute organisational data governance protocols.
  • Analyse weaknesses in information protection of a business and be able to determine risks, threats and controls.
  • Critically discuss a cyber disaster plan and evaluate a recovery model.
  • Explain the responsibilities of a cyber security manager and the implications of non-compliance by workers.
Business Analytics for Managers

This subject provides an overview of business analytics concepts and their applications in the business environment. Modules covered include: Definitions and the importance of business analytics; business analytics in practice; designing data-oriented decision problems and working effectively with data experts; overview of different business analytics methods and understanding what they can do for a business; communication of data-driven decisions; pitfalls of data-driven decisions; and the ethical implications of business analytics.

On completion of this subject 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 organisations and organisational readiness for implementing business analytics.
  • Research and apply relevant business analytics methods and frameworks to address strategic, operational, and tactical decision problems in organisations.
  • Effectively communicate business analytics requirements and the relevant findings with various stakeholders including their data expert.
Managing in the Not for Profit Sector*

Managers in the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector are required to have a mix of broad-base managerial skills and specialist skills in understanding current issues, emerging trends, and best practices within the sector to navigate, lead, and manage effectively. Managing in the NFP sector is also further confounded by the need to effectively engage and manage stakeholders under more of a resource-constrained context compared to the for-profit sector. This subject is designed to provide students with an understanding of management and operations within the NPF sector. It covers contemporary models of management in the NFP sector, including advocacy, governance, management of revenue streams, volunteer management, grant writing, social marketing, and measuring social impact.

Pre-requisites: Completion of all core subjects excluding Project.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the regulatory environment, contemporary issues and contexts, and managerial competencies required within the NFP sector.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the effective management and governance structure for organisations operating within the NFP sector.
  • Research and apply relevant methods and frameworks to address strategic, operational, and tactical decision problems in organisations operating within the NFP sector.
  • Create and communicate an evidence-based business case for various stakeholders within the NFP sector.
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 academic staff member(s), based on topics that are aligned with electives 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 subject provides scaffolding for the design and development of an individual research project and for the application of theory in a practical workplace context.

Pre-requisites: All AQF Level 8 subjects.

On completion of this subject 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.
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Any participant wishing to study the Entrepreneurship specialisation, must complete the compulsory subject Entrepreneurship, along with any two of the following three subjects in this category: Digital Business Startup, New Product Design or Business Consulting. 

The subject 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 subject 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. Modules covered include: the development of 21st Century entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial mindset, cognition and career; designing entrepreneurship from opportunity identification to business modelling; and, strategic entrepreneurial growth planning. Therefore the subject provides a foundation for lifetime learning on the key life cycle stages of an entrepreneurial venture as well as how leaders can foster an entrepreneurial culture.

On completion of this subject 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.
Digital Business Startup

Any participant wishing to study the Entrepreneurship specialisation, must complete the compulsory subject Entrepreneurship, along with any two of the following three subjects in this category: Digital Business Startup, New Product Design or Business Consulting.

This subject will assist students in understanding how to build a digital enterprise by recognising and validating an entrepreneurial idea and converting this into a viable digital enterprise. Students will be introduced to theories and practices for validating the idea, developing value propositions, discovering market desirability and feasibility, business model development and digital brand management.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate appropriate contemporary business frameworks and strategies for launching, growing a new digital business venture.
  • Apply enterprise theory to test and validate optimal digital business models for your proposed entrepreneurial activity.
  • Communicate and validate digital business strategies with identified relevant stakeholders in a clear, persuasive and credible manner.
  • Synthesise sector scholarship, audience needs, environment and opportunity to promote your proposed digital business startup.
New Product Design*

Any participant wishing to study the Entrepreneurship specialisation, must complete the compulsory subject Entrepreneurship, along with any two of the following three subjects in this category: Digital Business Startup, New Product Design or Business Consulting.

This subject takes the student through new product design from conception through to the launch of a new product or service. The objective of this subject is to provide in-depth knowledge of new product design from conception through development to the launch of a new product or service. The subject uses a combination of traditional and innovative approaches in new product development and design. Modules covered include: the new products process; planning for new products; generating product ideas; concept evaluation; financial analysis for new products and use of design thinking in new product design.

Pre-requisites: Marketing Management

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Communicate new product design knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
  • Evaluate complex business concepts and issues to deliver an evidence-based rationale for new product design.
Business Consulting

Any participant wishing to study the Entrepreneurship specialisation, must complete the compulsory subject Entrepreneurship, along with any two of the following three subjects in this category: Digital Business Startup, New Product Design or Business Consulting.

The subject provides scholarly and practical in-depth knowledge of the business practices, processes and management for consultants, managers and owners of consulting firms and those with expertise considering consulting as a profession. Modules covered include: Starting a consulting business including financial and legal considerations; tips on surviving the first year, which include networking, database building and digital marketing initiatives; the actual process, which includes agreements, strategies, interviewing techniques and tips, agreements and strategies; creating a consulting relationship with clients; developing effective systems including negotiating fees, billing, contracts and insurance and finally, growing the business and productivity considerations.

This subject is also highly suitable for managers using consulting services and Internal Consultants, i.e. employees who perform consulting for their organisation as a part of their role.

On completion of this subject 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 subject is to provide an integrated framework and analytical tools that are used by the firm managers to make financial decisions that improve firm value. The modules covered include valuations of bonds and shares, advanced capital budgeting techniques, estimation of cost of capital, optimal capital structure, and firm payout policy.

Pre-requisites: Financial Management

On completion of this subject 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 subject 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. The subject covers banking, payment systems, financial regulators and institutions, fundamentals of fund management as well as money, capital and foreign exchange markets.

Pre-requisites: Financial Management

On completion of this subject 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 prepare a substantial evidence-based financial markets and institutions report in an ethical manner.
Investment Management*

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

Pre-requisite: Financial Management

On completion of this subject 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
Organisational Learning and Development

This subject aims to develop the knowledge and skills to support and critically evaluate contemporary organisational learning and development practices. Modules covered include e-learning, workforce planning and HR metrics, talent management, coaching and mentoring, and its application in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of how organisations:

– Proactively respond to contemporary challenges such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and platform work within the learning ecosystem, and

– Foster capabilities for the development of human capital for a sustained competitive advantage.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of organisational learning and development and its application in practice.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of human resource metrics and its application to organisational learning and development.
  • Critically analyse coaching and mentoring theory and its application to the organisational learning environment.
  • Create and communicate an evidence-based OL&D initiative to address a future organisation based need.
Managing People in a Global Context*

This subject explores how globalisation has influenced and impacted human resource management practices in multinational enterprises (MNEs). Modules include: the cultural context of international HRM (IHRM), cross-border alliances, human resource planning, international performance management, training and development, career management, compensation, industrial relations in the global institutional context and future trends in IHRM.

Pre-requisites: Strategic Human Resource Management

On completion of this subject 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 organisation.
Managing Change*

Managing Change focuses on organisational 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. Modules include change capability, organisational change strategies, leaders and followers as change agents, organisational culture, as well as technological disruption and sustainability.

Pre-requisites: Strategic Human Resource Management

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

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

The subject highlights the importance of consumer behaviour and customer experience concepts and theories in understanding the consumer decision making process as well as the customer journey. The subject 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 subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced conceptual understanding of consumer behaviour and customer experience management theories and practices.
  • Critically analyse the influence of various factors on consumer decision-making and purchasing behaviour.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesise and apply innovative approaches, techniques and perspectives to consumer behaviour and customer experience management.
  • Recommend appropriate marketing strategies in a variety of marketing scenarios based on in-depth analysis of consumer behaviour 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 subject 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 subject 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 subject takes the student through new product design from conception through to the launch of a new product or service. The objective of this subject is to provide in-depth knowledge of new product design from conception through development to the launch of a new product or service. The subject uses a combination of traditional and innovative approaches in new product development and design. Modules covered include: the new products process; planning for new products; generating product ideas; concept evaluation; financial analysis for new products and use of design thinking in new product design.

Pre-requisites: May be undertaken only after completing Marketing Management

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Communicate new product design knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
  • Evaluate complex business concepts and issues to deliver an evidence-based rationale for new product design.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
International Business

This subject explores how and why countries trade with and invest in each other, and the global monetary system. It examines the strategies and structures of international businesses and assesses the special roles of an international business’s various functions. It also provides a critical approach that presents the arguments for and against economic theories, government policies, business strategies, organisational structures, and their managerial implications.

On completion of this subject 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 organisation 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 subject mainly focuses on functional areas within Logistics and Supply Chain Management and explores how the functions could be integrated better. Modules covered include: logistics for the 21st century, integrating procurement, customer relationship management and operations with logistics, transportation, warehousing and emerging technologies, logistics performance objectives and measurement and, supply chain and logistics network design.

Pre-requisites: Operations Management

On completion of this subject 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 organisations 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 subject takes a strategic approach to Logistics and Supply Chain Management and covers key principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics including: supply chain strategy; responsive and agile supply chain; supply chain integration and collaboration; supply chain risk and resilience; managing global supply chain; simplifying supply chain complexity; creating a sustainable supply chain; and, emerging mega-trends and the supply chain of the future.

Pre-requisites: Operations Management

On completion of this subject 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.

This subject focuses on designing, conducting and reporting of findings from a business research project. The objective of this subject 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 small literature review, engage in identifying secondary data, analyse the data and present findings in a formal business research report.

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

On completion of this subject 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 and ethical perspectives using secondary data to the solution of an identified enterprise (or industry) problem or exploration of an identified opportunity.
  • Critically evaluate business (or industry) concepts and synthesise 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 2021 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 ale to apply for credit transfer. For further details, please refer to Credit Transfer Policy and Credit Transfer Procedure.

Study Mode

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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:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • 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 Lecturers

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 Lecturers 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 Lecturers 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 Lecturers 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.

 

Watch this short video to see what it’s really like to study online with the Australian Institute of Business.

NEXT INTAKE CLOSES:

10 September 2021

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.

Download Programme Exemptions PDF

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