The Fast-Track MBA

Australia’s #1 Online MBA*

Australia’s #1 Online MBA.

The Australian Institute of Business’ Master of Business Administration, 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 professionals, this fully online MBA course is highly flexible and delivered with interactive, bite-sized content and personalised 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.

Learn more: What is the MBA?

* As Australia’s No.1 online MBA for working professionals, we’re leaders in the Australian online MBA space. Join over 16,000 students, alumni, academics, and industry experts from 95 countries. [Source: 2021 Higher Education Statistics, Australian Department of Education, provided March 2022]

ALUMNI INSIGHTS REPORT 2021

The results of the 2021 AIB Alumni Insights Survey demonstrate the outstanding achievements of our former students and is a testament to their professional growth.

AIB
Ranked

Australia’s #1
Online MBA provider*

74%

had a salary increase since graduating

70%

moved into a more
senior role

96%

said that the AIB MBA increased their confidence

$33k

average increase in pay since starting the MBA

70%

have already been
promoted

68%

launched or acquired a
new business

96%

would recommend
the AIB MBA to a
friend or colleague

Why do an MBA?

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

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

Learning outcomes

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

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

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

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

*To complete the MBA in 12 months, eligibility criteria applies

DeliveryOnline
Number of Subjects9 core subjects
and 3 elective subjects
Duration12 months*
or 24 months part time
Start Dates12 intakes a year
Stages3 stages with 2 exit points
Entry RequirementsPrior degree
or prior experience

THE FAST-TRACK MBA WITH FLEXIBLE ENTRY AND EXIT OPTIONS

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

4 Subjects

Graduate Diploma of Management

4-8 months
4 Subjects

Master of Business Administration

4-8 months

How you will learn

In today’s fast-moving business environment, our study schedule lets you study 6 subjects in a year and complete your MBA online in 2 years, even while you work. With the option to accelerate, you can study up to 2 subjects 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.

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

Each term runs for 8 weeks and during this period you’ll complete 1 subject. An 8-week period contains a mix of interactive assessments including, but not limited to, assignments, quizzes and evaluated forum participation along the way, plus one week to reflect and recharge.

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

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

Course overview diagram

MULTIPLE START DATES

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

Upcoming start dates

The Fast-Track MBA Subjects

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

Core Subjects
Elective Subjects
Project*

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

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.

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 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 subject 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 subject 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 organisations
  • Conduct an analysis of the internal and external environment of the selected organisational 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 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.
  • Evaluate marketing concepts and organisational 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 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.

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

On completion of this 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

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

On completion of this 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.
  • 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 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.

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

On completion of this subject 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 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.

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.

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:

  • Describe the need for cyber security in context of the risks, threats, and attack vectors on an organisation’s digital information systems.
  • Analyse weaknesses and vulnerabilities in an organisation’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 organisational 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 subject provides an overview of business analytics concepts and their applications in the business environment.

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.

Entrepreneurship

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.

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.

New Product Design*

This subject takes the student through new product design from conception to launch of a new product or service. The subject 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 subject 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 subject 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 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.

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.

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.

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 present 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.

Organisational Learning and Development

This subject provides scholarly, practical, and in-depth knowledge to support and critically evaluate contemporary approaches to organisational learning and development (OLAD). Drawing on adult learning theory, students will be involved in diagnosing an organisation’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 organisation’s strategic direction. Implications for fostering capabilities for the development of human capital for sustained competitive advantage will be examined.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate organisational learning and development and its strategic application in practice.
  • Diagnose learning and development needs that align with the organisation’s strategic focus.
  • Design an evidence-based organisational learning and development initiative to address current and future organisational needs whilst maintaining professional integrity.

Managing People in a Global Context*

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

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

International Business

This subject 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 organisations leverage their resources capabilities to engage in cross-border business, create competitive advantage and compete globally.

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.

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.

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.

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 subject 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 subject.

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.

The objective of this capstone 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 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 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, ethical perspectives, and the use of secondary data, to an identified enterprise (or industry) problem or opportunity.
  • Critically evaluate business (or industry) concepts and synthesise existing research, theory, and secondary data to advise business stakeholders on business solutions.
  • Communicate evidence-based recommendations to stakeholders clearly, persuasively, and credibly.

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

For further information on specialisations or available elective units, view the MBA Subject Guide.

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

Access your learning materials on the go

100% Online Learning

Rather than expecting you to fit around us, we’ve found innovative ways to make our subjects fit around you.

Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete your online MBA course with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.

In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app 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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Your MBA structured for success

An MBA is a journey. Sometimes you take the fast-track; sometimes you need to slow down. Our flexible study options help you achieve your dreams at your own pace. You’ll study each subject over eight weeks, with assessments along the way and a week to reflect and recharge. You can choose to accelerate your career by studying up to two subjects at once when life allows, subject to meeting our eligibility criteria. And if life’s commitments get in the way of your study or you simply need to hit the pause button, you can stop and start again when it suits you.

Duration

You can complete your MBA in as little as 12 months subject to meeting our eligibility criteria.

Time Commitments

We anticipate that you will spend about 150 hours per subject (or 15-20 hours per week) to complete your MBA.

Fitting an MBA Into Your Life

Can you fit the required study time into your busy schedule? Try our online study time calculator.

There For You

You’ll be supported by over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.

Calculate the Return of your Investment

AIB MBA graduates see strong salary increases each year within the first five years after completing their MBA, contributing to much stronger future earnings than if they had not completed their MBA. On average, graduates see an increase of $33,712 since they started the MBA at AIB and 74% of our graduates saw a salary increase since they graduated*.

We have created a ROI calculator based on self-reported salary data of Australian MBA graduates from our 2021 Alumni Insights Survey, so you can crunch the numbers and determine what your ROI could look like.

What is the MBA worth to you? Calculate your ROI today.

*Source: 2021 AIB Alumni Insights Report

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“I got a lot of experience from this MBA from this program, I would recommend that to each and every one who wants to upgrade their knowledge who or who wants to upgrade their management skills. To me, it’s a really beautiful program, and I’m happy I did it”

MBA Entry Requirements

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

Minimum 5 years experience

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

An Advanced Diploma

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

A Bachelor’s degree

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

Minimum GMAT score of 550

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

Accredited and Recognised

Our programs are fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meeting the highest education standards in Australia.

AIB’s Fast-Track MBA is highly regarded both nationally and globally, and recently achieved a ranking of Tier One (#8) nationally and Tier One (#28) globally (CEO Magazine, February 2022).

Graduates of the Fast-Track MBA are seen by employers as valuable leaders that drive business growth.

Here’s a snapshot of our memberships, listings and registrations:
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA)
  • Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
  • International Council for Open and distance Education.

Professional Memberships

AIB is recognised by various professional, academic and industry bodies.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) Member
Australian HR Institute (AHRI)
AACSB Business Education Alliance Member
The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

AIB’s Global Community

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is a truly global community with over 16,000 students, alumni, academics and industry experts from 95 countries. It’s Australia’s largest online MBA community

20,060

Business school qualifications awarded globally

12,457

Business school graduates globally

11,810

MBA graduates around the world

8,198

GCM graduates around the world

3,626

Business school students studying in 2021

183

Academic, support and professional staff

Note: All graduate, student and academic head-count numbers were true as at 3rd February, 2022.

AIB’s toolkit for success

Get study-ready from the very beginning of your Fast-Track MBA journey with access to the best study resources, scholarly libraries and dedicated academic support. We’ll arm you with all the tools you need to not only successfully complete your degree, but to excel in your career.

Office 365
Office 365 for students with access to the core suite of applications
LinkedIn Learning
Access over 17,000 instructional courses and learning paths with LinkedIn Learning
Dedicated Academic Skills Advisors providing students with academic support
The myAIB App allows you to study on the go with the most important things you
need in one place
Access to online academic libraries with personalised support from the AIB Library Team
Smarthinking
Access to a Smarthinking, a specialist tutoring service providing academic writing feedback
Endnote
Collect and organise your references with Endnote, saving you time to focus on study
Online Orientation Program includes key process, study tools, and practical tips to prepare you for study success

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if I am eligible to study an MBA at AIB?

There are multiple entry pathways to be eligible to study your MBA at AIB, you just need to meet meet one of the following:

  • A minimum of five years relevant work experience – which included at least 3 years management experience or significant technical experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) and at least two years relevant work experience.
  • An Advanced Diploma Associate Degree (AQF Level 6 or learning equivalent) and at least 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550 and at least 3 years relevant work experience.

For applicants from non-English speaking regions and/or who have studied in a foreign language, AIB has an English language proficiency requirement that needs to be met in order to be accepted into the MBA. Speak to your Course Advisor about the variety of ways your English language proficiency can be demonstrated.

For further details regarding eligibility criteria, follow this link.

How do I apply to study at AIB?

Applying to study with AIB is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Check eligibility, reserve your spot and complete your application form
  2. Upload your supporting documentation
  3. Accept your letter of offer

Once you’ve accepted your letter of offer, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an AIB student! The process from here is just as easy; our enrolment tracker will lead the way…More information on entry requirements including English language requirements can be found on our website.

How much time do I need to commit to studying each week?

On average, most students will need to study for around 150 hours to complete each MBA subject. That means you will need to be able to schedule 15 – 20 hours per week in your calendar. Keep in mind that some weeks you may need a little more time and some weeks you may need a little less and everybody is different.

If you’re not sure, why not use our MBA Time to Study Calculator. It’s a quick way to look at your study opportunities each week and whether you have enough hours per week to do an MBA. Even with work, family and social commitments, you might be surprised how much study time you can fit in if you put your mind to it.

I have previous higher education experience, can I apply for credit towards my studies?

If you have completed study at an Australian equivalent postgraduate level, then you may be able to apply for credit towards specific subjects. Before you apply, please refer to the Programme Exemptions document which 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.

You should also refer to the Articulation, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure on the AIB Policies webpage for more information.

The online enrolment form contains a link to the specific subject exemption application form which you will need to complete and submit to your course advisor as soon as possible. If you’re interested in applying for credit transfer, you must apply before you start your Course. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible in the enrolment process so that any credit can be applied before you start (this will also avoid situations where you’ve studied something for which you could’ve gained credit). To kick off the process, tick “yes, I intend to apply for credit transfer” when completing your online application form.

If you are successful in being granted credit towards AIB subjects, you should note:

  • Exempted subjects will be referred to as ‘Exempted’, ‘Special Topic in Management’ or similar on your Academic Transcript and show as an (E) grade.
  • Exempted subjects will not count towards your overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • The total course fee payable will be reduced in respect of the exempted subjects.

Can I gain recognition for my industry experience?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the formal recognition of learning demonstrated through existing knowledge and skills. To apply for RPL, you’ll need to compile a portfolio which clearly demonstrates and provides evidence that your existing learning matches the learning outcomes of an AIB subject. It is important to note that RPL is only available for complete higher education subjects and is not offered for parts of subjects.

You should refer to the RPL Guide for Applicants and the Articulation, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure on the AIB Policies webpage for more information.

If you’re interested in applying for recognition of prior learning, you must apply before you start your Course. We recommend that you submit your portfolio as early as possible in the enrolment process so that any credit can be applied before you start (this will also avoid situations where you’ve studied something for which you could’ve gained credit). To kick off the process, tick “yes, I intend to make RPL claim” when completing your online application form.

If you are successful in being granted credit towards AIB subjects, you should note:

  • Exempted subjects will be referred to as ‘Exempted’, ‘Special Topic in Management’ or similar on your Academic Transcript.
  • Exempted subjects will not count towards your overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • The total Course fee payable will be reduced in respect of the exempted subjects.

What forms of payment are accepted by AIB?

AIB is one of the most affordable premium higher education providers. We accept an array of different payment options for your convenience including:

For Australia, if you’d like to access FEE-HELP, you can learn more here. Or, if you are residing in Canada, you can learn more about financing specific to Canadian students.

I’d like to chat to a person, how can I get in contact?

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about studying with us. Feel free to fill out a form and one on our Course Advisors will be in touch either by phone or email to answer your questions.

Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 304 820.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Kaurna people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which AIB is located, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Our students are across many lands, and we recognise and respect all cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land. We acknowledge Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and on all the lands on which our students study.

Photographed – Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien, at AIB Graduation Day October 2022.

Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien
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