MBA Entry Requirements

Applicants who wish to undertake the Fast-Track MBA must meet the minimum entry requirements for the first stage of the MBA, namely the Graduate Certificate in Management.

Can you study an MBA without a degree?

Yes. As long as you are able to meet other applicable criteria, you are eligible to undertake an MBA course without a degree. Your experience counts, and there are multiple pathways to a Master of Business Administration, not all of which require a degree.

Related information: How long does it take to get an MBA?

What are the entry requirements for the Fast-Track MBA?

Applicants to our MBA program must meet one of the following MBA entry requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) and at least two years’ relevant work experience; or
  2. An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience; or
  3. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and at least three years’ relevant work experience; or
  4. A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ of management experience, or significant technical experience.

Alternatively, applicants may receive direct entry into the MBA, if they meet one of the following MBA requirements:

  1. 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; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent and at least three years relevant work experience.

If you have started an MBA or similar qualification elsewhere, you can transfer to  AIB and may even be eligible for fee reductions. Learn more: How much does our MBA cost?

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English Requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements in one of the following categories:

Category 1

Applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English with a score* of:

  • 6.5 or better on the Academic IELTS (with no individual band lower than 6.0), or
  • 575 or better on the TOEFL, or
  • 85 or better on the TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test), or
  • 235 or better TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test), or
  • 58 or better Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English), or
  • 176 or better Cambridge English scale, CAE and CPE (from 2015), or
  • A Levels with a C or better in English in the CTC General Certificate of Education (GCE).

AIB will accept an English Language Test above the following scores taken any time in the two years up to the date of commencement at AIB.

Category 2

Evidence of successful completion of secondary education in English

Applicants who have successfully completed secondary education (equivalent to Australian Senior Certificate of Education) that was taught and assessed in English in one of the countries listed below where English is the first language:

Australia

Canada (except Quebec)

New Zealand

Republic of Ireland

South Africa

UK – England

UK – Northern Ireland

UK – Scotland

UK – Wales

United States of America

Category 3

Evidence of successful completion of tertiary education in English

Applicants who have successfully completed tertiary education (equivalent to AQF Level 5 or above) that was taught and assessed in English in one of the countries listed below where the medium of instruction was in English**:

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

New Zealand

United States of America

Canada

South Africa

Republic of Ireland

American Samoa

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

Botswana

Cameroon

Cook Islands

Dominica

Falkland Islands

Fiji

Gambia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Grenada

Guyana

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Liberia

Malawi

Maldives

Mauritius

Namibia

Nauru

Nigeria

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Samoa

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

Tanzania

Trinidad & Tobago

UK – England

UK – Northern Ireland

UK – Scotland

UK – Wales

Uganda

Vanuatu

Zambia

Zimbabwe

**Medium of Instruction in English is assessed against the Country Education Profiles on Australian Education International (AEI) or the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC UK). English Instruction will only be accepted if AEI or NARIC UK states that English is the language of instruction relevant to the country, education level or Institution.

Other Eligibility Conditions

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

Exemptions

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 in another institution’s qualifications. The maximum amount of credit that can be granted for these qualifications against AIB courses (both BBA and 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

Learn more about the MBA

If you’re ready to step up in your career, the AIB Fast-Track MBA is the ideal way to improve your business and leadership skills. An internationally recognised and accredited program, the AIB MBA is known for the quality of its graduate outcomes.

Learn more about our fully-online MBA program: