Australian Institute of Business MBA

The Australian Institute of Business AIB MBA was relaunched in 2017 with greater flexibility, full online delivery, access to an innovative new student portal and a range of new industry partners. AIB believes it is Australia’s most progressive MBA for working adults who are serious about achieving their career goals.

Key Features

  • Fully accredited qualification in Australia—recognised around the world by academics and industry.
  • Greater flexibility to fit study in your life.
  • Superior student support services and expertise.
  • Practical learning experiences that you can implement into your business or workplace.
  • Real career opportunities through a global alumni community.
  • Affordable education that’s highly accessible.

The AIB MBA was developed with high levels of flexibility to ensure that the programme is achievable.

There are several programme features that make this all possible—the first being regular intakes and start dates. Unlike traditional universities that follow a semester structure, AIB offers a number of intakes throughout the year so that you can begin your MBA when it suits you.

Secondly, the MBA is delivered in single subject blocks, allowing students to delve deep into each subject and apply the learnings to real-life scenarios—rather than juggle multiple subjects at once. Each study period is seven weeks, with a week off between each subject to reflect and recharge, without losing that study momentum.

Finally, the AIB MBA consists of three stages; each a postgraduate qualification, which is earned every four subjects. These are the Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and the Master of Business Administration.

AIB MBA Accreditation

AIB is registered as a higher education provider in Australia by TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency), the sole government body in Australia authorised to register institutions of higher education, including universities.

AIB delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, that are accredited by TEQSA as being compliant with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This accreditation ensures all AIB MBA qualifications are equivalent in standing to qualifications issued by Australian universities. As the AQF is internationally recognised, all compliant qualifications are internationally recognised.

AIB Student Learning Portal

The AIB  MBA includes access to AIB’s student learning portal which is home to all subject guides, learning materials, lectures, discussion forums, support documents and more. The innovative learning portal has been developed with the online student user experience in mind.

Students can follow a clear learning path for each subject and access the portal on any device at any time, from anywhere in the world. This high level of flexibility means that no student is at a disadvantage when studying via online learning. This ensures that the programme remains highly achievable, no matter what your commitments are.

Our global business network

AIB MBA students will join a global community of over 13,500 students, alumni, academics and industry experts from over 90 countries. AIB reputation spans across the globe, which ensures that students can succeed in their career goals and pursue career
opportunities worldwide.

This diverse student and alumni community also provides extensive opportunities for networking in-person at AIB events held across Australia and Canada… and of course, via online platforms.

AIB Industry partners

AIB has always been considered ‘the practical business school’ because the programme content and assessments blend theory with practice, to deliver a real-world understanding of business.  Now, AIB students can learn directly from some of Australia’s most successful CEOs, executives and brands, thanks to the AIB Industry Partnership Initiative.

LinkedIn, Haigh’s Chocolates, Edible Blooms and the Australian Marketing Institute are amongst the first industry partners collaborating with AIB to deliver a truly practical and relevant learning experience. This important initiative sees renowned leaders contribute to the MBA curriculum as guest lecturers, sharing case studies, business lessons, and practical advice gained from their years of experience.

Course Structure

The AIB MBA begins with seven core subjects that cover the key areas of business before four elective subjects that align with your preferred area of focus. Your final subject is a research project that requires you to utilise the knowledge and skills you have acquired through your studies and apply them to a workplace-based problem within your focus area.


  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Project


  • International Business
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • New Product Management


  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • Performance and Compensation Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing People in a Global Context


  • Integrated Logistics Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • International Business
  • Project Management

FINANCE (Elective Subjects)

  • International Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Investment Management


  • Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation
  • International Business
  • Franchising

Entry Requirements

Agile MBA Entry Criteria
Applicants who wish to undertake The Agile MBA must meet the minimum criteria for a graduate certificate in management. Applicants must have one of the following:

    A Bachelor’s Degree (AQF Level 7) and at least 2 years relevant work experience, or
    An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least 3 years relevant work experience; or
    A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, which includes at least 3 years middle to senior management experience or significant technical experience.

Alternative, applicants may get direct entry into the MBA if they have ONE of the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in business/commerce or related discipline plus at least 3 years relevant work experience, or
  2. A Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) or equivalent in any discipline plus at least 3 years relevant work experience.

If you have started an MBA, a Graduate Certificate in Management or Graduate Diploma in Management at another institution or university and would like to transfer to The Agile MBA, you may be able to apply for exemptions and a course fee reduction.

English Requirements
Applicants who have not completed tertiary study in English and it is not their first language are required to providing one of the following:

  • a score of 6.5 or better Academic IELTS (with no individual band lower than 6.0), or
  • a score of 575 or better TOEFL, or
  • a score of 91 or better TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test), or
  • a score of 234 or better TOEFL CBT (computer Based Test), or
  • a score of 58 or better Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English), or
  • a score of 176 or better Cambridge English scale, CAE and CPE (from 2015), or
  • an A levels qualification with C or better in English in the CTC General Certificate of Education (GCE), or

Evidence of English Language proficiency or any of the above is valid for two years up to the date of commencement at AIB.


AIB’s  MBA programme is amongst the most affordable in Australia because all our tuition is online. We don’t incur many of the infrastructure costs commonly associated with traditional institutions.

This enables us to invest where it matters most – in quality TEQSA accredited education, high-calibre academic teams; student support services and AIB’s innovative Online Learning Portal.

Course fees depend on a number of factors including: your location, whether you are undertaking the course in stages, whether you are entitled to exemptions and when you are planning to commence studies. Your AIB Course Advisor can provide you with the current fees and determine your specific course costs.

For more information, please visit the Information for Students page.

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.