Australian Institute of Business MBA

AIB GRAD 2013196Based in Adelaide, South Australia, the Australian Institute of Business MBA is a fully accredited, flexible educator with many global ties. Apart from offering their programs through face-to-face education, they also provide distance education and have 17 teaching centres in 10 other countries across four continents. They teach through a work-applied approach, allowing students to experience and solve real problems in workplace environment.

The institute is accredited under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF), the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students as well as a number of other international accreditations.

AIB is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU). AIB was formerly known as the Gibaran Learning Institute.

“AIB … is dedicated to offering courses which focus on a work-based approach to business and management learning. AIB’s learning methods are soundly based on action learning and action research and have proven to enhance individual, organisational and business growth.” Australian Institute of Business Founding Chairman Professor Selva Abraham

The AIB’s MBA is taught by industry professionals who draw on their experience to deliver students a program that combines academic theory with current business practices. Students have access to modern technology, including a quality online library – allowing students to study at times it is convenient for them.

Assessment is administered through take-home assignments, open-book examinations and a final project that addresses a real problem in a real workplace. One of the biggest reasons AIB’s MBA program is so popular, is because of its flexibility. It can be completed on-campus or online and can finished at a pace that suits the students.

Australian Institute of Business MBA Program Structure

The program can be delivered on-campus at the Adelaide campus in Australia, via online studies, or at any of the 17 AIB-affiliated institutions around the world. It can be completed in as little as one year – studying one subject per month – or take as long as 3 years. For those studying on-campus, subjects are condensed into three intensive workshops on the weekends each month, allowing students to continue working while they study. Online students follow the same content over the internet.

The courses begin monthly, starting from January 31, then February 28.

There are 12 subjects students are required to complete. Eight of these are core subjects, covering areas of leadership, management, marketing, corporate governance, practices, operational issues, finance and human resource management. Students then choose a specialisation – involving four subjects – followed by a final project. AIB generally recommends allowing 10 to 20 hours per week to study each subject.

They also offer the course to be completed in-company while students continue working. Subjects will be completed online.

There is also the option to achieve a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration if students wish to exit the program earlier.

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Entry Requirements

The applicant must have a qualification or equivalent to an Australian bachelors degree, preferably with some professional practice.

Applicants can still apply if they have a qualification or equivalent to an Australian advanced diploma with at least three years of relevant work experience.

If applicants do not possess the educational requirements, they can still apply if they have a minimum of three years of managerial experience.

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2013 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize.

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