The Australian Business Learning Institute (ABLI) is the latest education provider looking to capitalise on demand for MBAs, with plans to offer an online degree sourced from the UK’s Bradford University.
ABLI, which is owned by the NSW Chamber of Business, said the MBA will cost around $27,000, which is up to $19,000 less than comparable MBA’s in Australia.
ABLI are in the final stages of negotiating arrangements for exclusive Australian access to Bradford University’s MBA content.
The Bradford Distance Learning MBA is ranked by the Financial Times (March 2014) as 11th best in the World, and World No.1 for alumni career progression. This makes it the highest ranking online MBA in Australia.
The Bradford School of Management is accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB which puts them in an elite group of business schools with the ‘triple crown’ – only 59 business schools in the world (less than 1%) and two of these are in Australia.
ABLI General ManagerJohn Miles told News Limited he believed this was the first time a business chamber had offered tertiary courses.
“Our research shows there is a serious need for affordable, quality business degrees that won’t leave students saddled with HECS debt as they enter the workforce or progress their career,” Mr Miles said.