|University/Provider||Australian Institute of Management|
|Course Name||Master of Business Administration Plus (MBA+)|
|Deliver Mode||Online, on-campus weekday evenings or a blend of both|
|Assessment||Assessment with practical application – no exams|
|Duration||Up to 3 years part-time|
|Commencements||Monthly or at each term|
Australian Institute of Management (AIM) MBA Plus
The AIM MBA+ is an accredited MBA designed for the working professional that goes the extra mile to help you achieve your goals.
AIM’s game-changing MBA+ will equip you to excel in today’s evolving landscape. The program combines AIM’s accredited MBA with the MBA+ Gold Card, which gives you five years of complimentary access to AIM short courses, as well as several other exclusive benefits.
From the day students start studying, they will receive a personalised MBA+ Gold Card which will give them five years of benefits such as:
- AIM Coaches – Our coaches map your study plan, review resumes and recommend short courses and goals to make the most of your masters and maximise your success beyond your degree.
- Short Courses – Build on your master’s degree with specialised skills development on-campus or online designed to enhance your professional growth. Choose from over 70 complimentary short courses.
- AIM Lounges – Australia-wide access opens you up to workspaces where 20,000 professionals come together to work, network and collaborate each year.
Why study with AIM?
Study on your own terms
With monthly or quarterly intakes, AIM Business School’s MBA+ is offered online, on-campus or through blended learning, allowing you to mix both on-campus and online study modes depending on your unit selection. Plus, you can progress towards the MBA by completing it in three stages, ensuring you can take a break while gaining a postgraduate qualification along the way. When we say study on your own terms – we mean it.
AIM Business School has easily accessible, centrally located Lounges with state-of-the-art facilities in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as well as our online MBA, readily accessible via its virtual campus, myABS.
Our Facilitators are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with senior level business and industry experience and benefit from their extensive business knowledge and practical leadership and management skills.
Flexible live learning
Many MBA providers have pre-recorded videos, we don’t. The MBA+ is a collaborative live environment face to face, or online. Our online approach uses live interactive webinars where you study in real-time, much like a classroom. While on-campus ensures you study in a classroom with likeminded professionals in a rich collaborative learning environment.
Apply what you learn directly in the workplace
At AIM Business School, we believe students gain the ultimate return-on-investment through assessment based learning by applying what they learn immediately in their role. We’ve removed the added stress of exams to ensure the MBA+ is based on the practical application of learning. Students become business consultants and can align their unit selection based on key projects in their organisation while studying with a diverse cohort of experienced managers and leaders from a range of sectors.
“AIM Business School’s MBA+ puts real value into businesses by assessing the practical application of students learning in their workplace, rather than assessing learning via exams. While effectively consolidating our students’ learning, this also helps to improve their own work practice while also providing an immediate benefit to their business or organisation. At AIM Business School, we’re able to inject practicality into our MBA+ teaching by using experienced business people with strong academic credentials as facilitators, which further adds to the real world value our programs offer.” Dean of AIM Business School, Professor Elizabeth More.
mySupport – supporting you throughout your study journey
At AIM Business School, students are provided with complimentary access a variety of support functions ranging from online study support, academic support, personal assistance program, essay writing help and more. We know balancing study, work, social and life commitments can be a handful at times and by providing a range of support options, you’ll never be studying alone.
MBA+ Gold Card
From the day students start studying, they will receive a personalised Gold Card with five years of access to complimentary short courses on-campus and online to enhance their professional growth, coaches to make the most of their studies and their professional development opportunities and lounges across the country.
First Australian MBA program to invest in Mindfulness
AIM Business School has developed a pioneering Mindfulness elective as part of the MBA+. Mindfulness implemented by senior leaders and set in an organisational context can be highly beneficial to improve leadership and management throughout the organisation and improve an individual’s health and wellness.
AIM MBA+ Course Structure
AIM’s MBA+ lets you build at your own pace towards a postgraduate qualification – Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or MBA – with flexibility built in at every stage. Able to blend into even the busiest of schedules, the MBA+ means postgraduate study no longer needs to be a barrier when aiming for a work-life balance.
Whether you’re studying on-campus, online or a blend of both, you determine the way you want to study at AIM Business School.
|Graduate Certificate in Management||Graduate Diploma in Management||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|4 Core Units||8 Core Units||9 Core Units + 3 Electives|
|Leading, Managing & Developing People||Leading, Managing & Developing People||Leading, Managing & Developing People|
|Managing Financial Resources||Managing Financial Resources||Managing Financial Resources|
|Marketing for Managers||Marketing for Managers||Marketing for Managers|
|Managing Operational Improvement||Managing Operational Improvement||Managing Operational Improvement|
|Managing, Developing & Implementing Strategy||Managing, Developing & Implementing Strategy|
|Economics for Managers||Economics for Managers|
|Business Decision Making and Analysis||Business Decision Making and Analysis|
|Business Research Methods||Business Research Methods|
|Corporate Strategy and Responsibility (Capstone Unit) °|
|PLUS 3 Elective Units|
|Human Resource Management+|
|Managing a Project Based Organisation|
|Contract Law for Managers|
|Managing Consultancy Practice|
|Strategic Organisational Change|
|Leading for Innovation & Sustainability|
|Mindfulness and Transformational Leadership#|
|Workplace Project (9,000 words)|
|Business Project (10,000 words)|
|Strategic Business Project (20-30,000 words) 3 units|
|If you’re looking to tailor your study with a particular focus area, you can select a pre-selected study stream in the following:|
|Human Resource Management+|
° All Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma units
* Not all electives are offered each year
#Offered on-campus weekend intensive
+ Pre-requisite: Leading, Managing & Developing People
^ Pre-requisites: Managing Financial Resources, Managing Operational Improvement and Marketing for Managers
To qualify for direct entry into the MBA, you will require one of the following:
- Minimum 2 year’s managerial experience + Bachelor Degree
- Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate & Graduate Diploma.
Alternatively, you can start at the Graduate Certificate level and progress towards the MBA+ by entering with five year’s relevant managerial experience and no prior qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
With appropriate experience supported by evidence, AIM Business School may provide you with credit for up to 50% (or a maximum of 6 units) allowing you to complete your postgraduate qualification earlier and saving on total cost.
Please note: If you’ve previously completed or partially completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma with AIM Business School or another provider in the last 10 years, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer at no additional cost. This also takes into consideration those who have partially completed an MBA at another institution within the past 10 years.