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Designed for busy working professionals, this fully online MBA course is highly flexible and delivered with interactive, bite-sized content and personalised student support.

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Course Summary

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodologies is designed to provide graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in applied research, research methodologies and methods such as literature review skills, critical thinking, action research and action learning, quantitative methods, mixed method research, and case study research.

AIB’s online GCRM is accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and is an AQF Level 8 qualification.

Qualification TypeCoursework degree
DurationFull time 6 months
Part time 16 months
AQF LevelLevel 8
Delivery100% Online

Course Structure

The online course consists of the Research Orientation and four Coursework subjects. See below for an example course structure. Throughout the candidature journey you will be presenting your research and research progress to AIB’s research community.

Graduate Certificate in Research Methodologies course structure

Course duration

The course will normally be completed in 6 months (full-time) to 16 months (part-time). In extenuating circumstances, AIB may consider grounds for extension beyond 16 months. See Higher Degrees by Research Policy and Higher Degrees by Research Procedure for details.

What qualifications do I need to be accepted?

  • A Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7); OR
  • A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and at least 3 years relevant work experience.

AIB MBA graduates are automatically eligible for the GCRM.

English language requirements must be met. For all admission requirements, please review the GCRM Course Brief.

How much will it cost?

Please note, AIB is an approved FEE-HELP provider. Please see the Study Assist website to check eligibility for Commonwealth Fee-HELP Assistance. For current course fees for the GCRM, please click here. AIB is a member of a Tuition Assurance Scheme for the protection of student fees.

Student Visa Holders

AIB is not a CRICOS-registered provider and is unable to enrol Student Visa holders.

For more information, please visit the Information for Research Candidates page.

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The first step in the application process is to conduct a self-check on the minimum entry requirements for your selected research degree.

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