Australian Institute of Business MBA


The Australian Institute of Business MBA was relaunched in 2017 as The Agile MBA™, with greater flexibility, full online delivery, an innovative new student portal and a range of experienced industry guest lecturers. The Agile MBA™ is Australia’s largest and most popular MBA specifically designed for working adults who are serious about achieving their career goals.

Put simply, The Agile MBA™ is:

  • proven to deliver real career growth
  • highly flexible and affordable to fit study in your life.
  • highly supported making education achievable.
  • built around practical learning experiences that deliver immediate workplace impact.
  • a way of exclusively connecting with a global alumni network.
  • fully accredited in Australia, internationally recognised and industry aligned.
  • progressive with new features, enhancements, and student benefits.

Accredited and recognised

AIB is registered as a higher education provider in Australia by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and accredited by TEQSA as being compliant with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  This means all AIB qualifications are equivalent in standing to qualifications issued by any other Australian university. As the AQF is internationally recognised, AIB qualifications are internationally recognised.

Fully Flexible 

Rather than expect students to fit their life around study, AIB have found innovative ways to make subjects fit around the needs of working adults.

Monthly start dates give students the flexibility and convenience of starting their MBA when it suits them.

The AIB Student Learning Portal is the ultimate digital resource for everything students need to successfully complete their MBA, with the flexibility and freedom working adults need to study anywhere, at any time. It contains all your learning materials, multimedia and resources, student support facilities, assessment tips and guides plus more.

AIB offers stage by stage qualifications, so if life gets in the way of your MBA studies, your hard work won’t go unrecognised. You can receive an interim postgraduate qualification (Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) and then continue your MBA studies when you are ready.

AIB students study just one subject at a time. Each subject can be completed in eight weeks with a variety of assessments and a break week to reflect and recharge. Assessment due dates are provided 2 weeks prior to starting each subject, giving students greater planning power.

The Agile MBA™ is set up for you to complete it in as little as 2 years. Students can have their first post graduate qualification, Graduate Certificate, in just 8 months.

Highly achievable

Over 30 years AIB has become an industry leader in practical student support. Students are expertly guided and supported throughout their MBA with a skilful team of over 200 academic, student support and professional staff.

Student Success is a priority – students are assigned a dedicated Student Success Advisor who is with them every step of their MBA journey. They know each student, their concerns and aspirations and are there to guide them through to graduation.

AIB ASSIST – Students have full access to AIB ASSIST, a student service that provides wellbeing advice, counselling support, personal strategy management and handy resources for students on the MBA journey.

Determine if you have the time to study an MBA with the MBA Time-to-Study Calculator.

Practical learning

To provide students with the most relevant and valuable learning experience, The Agile MBA™ applies a highly practical approach to learning and includes practical assessments throughout the MBA. Working adults can apply what they’ve learnt in real-life business scenarios giving them immediate work place impact.

A highlight of The Agile MBA™ is the chance to learn from our Industry Guest Lecturers who represent leading business such as LinkedIn and the Australian Marketing Institute. Each one is chosen for their business acumen, leadership qualities and unique story.

Joining AIB’s Global Alumni Network unlocks access to a range of ongoing opportunities and benefits, including networking events and connecting with over 16,000 alumni, students, academics and industry partners.

Agile Advantages

The Agile MBA™ comes with many innovative features, benefits and opportunities to help students reach their goals sooner.

Proven career outcomes – A quality MBA can open doors and give you the business and leadership skills to make your mark. AIB conducted an alumni insights survey in 2017 to determine the career and professional outcomes achieved by graduates and ROI experienced.

View the 2017 AIB Alumni Insights Report here.

Microsoft Office 365 – All AIB students receive a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365. This includes the core suite of applications such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. access – Students get free access to one of the world’s best online learning platforms, With unlimited access, you will get to experience over 5000 instructional courses and resources.

Risk Free MBA Trial – AIB enables prospective students to immerse themselves in The Agile MBA™, access learning materials, and engage with peers and academics on the Student Learning Portal for a period, with the opportunity to withdraw with no out of pocket expenses.

Course structure

The Agile MBA begins with seven core subjects that cover the key areas of business, before four elective subjects that align with the students preferred area of focus. The final subject is a research project that requires students utilise the knowledge and skills acquired through the programme and apply them to a workplace-based problem within their focus area.

Key discipline areas for specialisations include marketing, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management, finance and entrepreneurial management.

Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to undertake The Agile MBA must meet the minimum criteria for a Graduate Certificate in Management, which is the first stage of the MBA. 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.

Course fees

From 2018, the total course cost for Australian students is $29,700. International course fees vary and can be confirmed by an AIB Course Advisor. AIB offer instalment options so that the MBA remains an investment and not a liability.

In addition to affordable course fees, AIB are FEE-HELP approved for students who are Australian citizens or hold appropriate visas.

Prospective students can now see what The Agile MBA™ might mean for their income over the years to come by using AIB’s MBA ROI Calculator. They can project earnings growth with an MBA compared to CPI, and calculate total return on investment over their career.

Calculate potential earnings with the Agile MBA ROI Calculator.

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 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.