Information about courses and subjects

Courses/subjects: Click here to view information about the course design, pre-requisites and assumed knowledge, if any, of all AIB degrees.

RPL and credit transfer: The Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and the Credit Transfer Policy on the AIB Policies webpage provides details of AIB’s policies for recognition of prior learning and 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 (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. Please click here to view the Programme Exemptions document.

Subject offering/timetables: Subjects offered as part of the MBA course are shown here.

Subjects offered as part of the 2020 MBA course are shown here.

Concurrent study (two subjects at once) during the MBA

There are flexible study options and you can choose to accelerate your career by studying up to two subjects at once when life allows, subject to meeting our eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for concurrent study (two subjects at once) during the MBA: Students entering the MBA through the Graduate Certificate of Management (GCM):

  • must have successfully completed GCM and transitioned to MBA before concurrent study is permitted;
  • the first possible opportunity to undertake concurrent study is with subjects five and six.

Students with direct entry to the MBA:

  • must have successfully completed at least 2 AIB subjects before concurrent study permitted;
  • the first possible opportunity to undertake concurrent study is with subjects three and four.

How concurrent study works:

  • Students have the flexibility to add a concurrent subject as their workload and the timetable allows.
  • Students are only permitted to undertake up to two concurrent subjects in any one term.
  • Students are advised to only consider concurrent enrolment (studying ‘two subjects at once’) if they have sufficient time to do so. (For example, this may be suitable if students find themselves between jobs, on sabbatical or similar).
  • AIB reserves the right to revoke concurrent study requests and select the subject for de-enrolment, if a student has not met the eligibility criteria.
  • In accordance with the AIB Academic Progress Policy, the option to study concurrent subjects will not be available when a student is formally ‘at risk’.
  • Students may withdraw from a concurrent subject at any time before census date without incurring a fee for that subject.
  • Students are not permitted to undertake the final project concurrently.
  • Additional enrolment rules may apply.

Information about educational and other activities

Contact: Online students can contact AIB at or +61 (8) 8212 8111.

Orientation/Induction: AIB has an online Orientation module that students must complete in order to be allowed to undertake subjects in their course. The online Orientation Module covers such topics as: How to get organised for study, Time management tips and How to prepare for your assessments.

Delivery: AIB delivers the MBA directly to students online, and its DBAPhDMMgt and MMgt (Research) courses directly to students in small Adelaide based face to face workshops.

IT requirements/learning resources: All students require a computer that meets specific computer requirements with reasonable internet connection in order to take full advantage of features and content of AIB’s online courses. This includes the ability to utilise AIB’s learning management system to access learning content, PDFs and multimedia such as videos, audioguides and podcasts (mp3).

Participate in decision making: AIB has a student or recent graduate on its Teaching and Learning Committee to provide valuable input in decision making by providing the student perspective. Further, written student feedback as collected at various stages contributes to organisational decision-making on such matters as integrity of course delivery, student experience and development of learning materials.

Information about obligations of students

Expected standards of behaviour: Students should check AIB policies for relevant policies, including the Student Misconduct and Discipline policy, the Admissions Policy, and the Academic Integrity Policy to ensure they meet AIB’s expected standards of behaviour.

Critical dates and fees: Please refer to the subject offering and timetables section above. The fees payable for Australian AIB courses are provided here and the fees payable for international AIB courses are provided here. Information about refund policies are provided in AIB Student Handbooks provided to students prior to their acceptance of an offer into their course. In terms of tuition assurance, refer to the Tuition Assurance Statement on the AIB policies webpage.

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

Misconduct, suspension or exclusion: Students should check AIB policies for relevant policies, including the Student Misconduct and Discipline policy, Academic Progress and the Academic Integrity Policy.

Information about academic governance policies and requirements

Students should check AIB policies for relevant policies, including the Admissions policy, Credit Transfer Policy, Student Support Policy, Assessment Policies and Procedures, Awards and Graduation Policy, Academic and Non-Academic Grievance Policy, Academic Integrity Policy, Diversity and Equity Policy, Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Policy and the Withdrawal and Deferral Policy.

Information to facilitate access to services and support

Students are provided information on how to access the confidential counselling service, available via the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP offers counselling, coaching and ancillary services on personal and study related challenges. Further information is available through the AIB Learning Portal for current students.

AIB may offer further resources to students as identified in the Student Support policy, located in the AIB policies webpage and as available via the AIB Learning Portal.

Mentor and Advisor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students:

Dr Mamun Ala

Support includes the following:

  • Help and advice in academic issues including subject selection.
  • Mentoring of study skills including effective reading, good academic writing, correct referencing, time management, planning and preparing assignments and presentations.
  • Advice on career planning, goal setting and employability skill development.
  • Assistance with resume writing and interview preparation.
  • Tips and strategies to ease tension and anxiety and create a good work-life-study balance.

Stephen Gordon – Indigenous Student Mentor: To help you succeed, we are committed to supporting you throughout your studies. Along with our Student Central team I can help and support you with any non-academic or subject-related matter. This can range from helping you to navigate the learning portal and to getting the most out of Orientation. I can also provide support, direction and options for completing your studies when life gets busy. The main thing to remember is that we are here to help, so please feel free to contact either myself or a member of the Student Central team!

Hours of availability: Students can contact AIB during normal business hours (9am to 5.30pm Adelaide time) on +61 (8) 8212 8111.

Information to assist in resolution of grievances

The Academic and Non-Academic Grievances Policy on the AIB Policies webpage provides details of how grievances are handled at AIB.

In essence the policy states that if a person has a grievance with AIB they are encouraged to resolve it informally with Student Support. If it cannot be resolved informally then the person may submit a formal grievance using the appropriate form which the Academic Director (or nominee) will respond to. If the person is unsatisfied with the response they may make an internal appeal with new details and documentary evidence and the Appeals Committee will respond. If the person is unsatisfied with the response they may make an external appeal. Students can at any time bring along a support person and naturally they always have the right to seek legal advice. Note, grievance processes in relation to assessment or subject grades are managed as part of the re-marking process in the Assessment Policy and Procedures.

FEE HELP Information – Course Fees and Key Dates

Course Fees; Key dates and EFTSL values of units of study offered for New and Existing Students.

English Language Support

Online English Language providers

To get the best out of your studies, you’ll need a solid grasp of the English language. If you find that you need additional support, feel free to contact one of our recommended independent Online English Language providers below.

Not in Australia? No problem! Our English Language providers work online and are available to help, regardless of where you are in the world.

Online English Language Provider Role Contact Details
Adrienne Harris ESL Teacher
English Language Assistance TESOL Qualified Tutor

*Please note fees charged by the English Language providers are in addition to the course cost and must be paid by the student.

Academic writing support

AIB students have access to a free, 24/7, Academic writing support service through Studiosity. This specialist tutoring service can help with:

  1. keeping your writing style on-track and organised and ensuring your spelling and grammar is spot-on.
  2. ensuring your referencing is consistent across your document, and
  3. they can provide constructive feedback on assessment items.

Interested? Head over to the link within the Assessment section of your learning material.

Student wellbeing: EAP for students

As part of our commitment to supporting students through their journey with us, all AIB students have access to a confidential wellbeing support service (EAP – Employee Assistance Program). Through this service, students receive counselling support, strategies and resources to help you better manage your life at home, study and work.

Australian students can access counselling via telephone, face-to-face or Zoom.
International students can access counselling via telephone or Zoom.

Interested? Head over to the ‘Help & Support’ section of the Student Learning Portal.