AIM Business School MBA


At AIM Business School, we offer postgraduate education designed for the working professional. Our sole purpose is to deliver a learning experience that achieves an individual’s professional and personal ambitions while fostering a collaborative environment for the most experienced of managers and leaders. We understand the importance of self-development and by leveraging 76 years of experience through the Australian Institute of Management, we ensure our MBA program is designed to transform managers and leaders from diverse industries and backgrounds.

At AIM Business School, it’s your MBA, your way.

1. Study on your own terms
With monthly or quarterly intakes, AIM Business School’s MBA program is offered online, on-campus weekday evenings (6pm – 9pm) 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 campuses 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.

2. Best-in-class Faculty
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.

3. mySupport – supporting you throughout your study journey
At AIM Business School, students are provided with complimentary access to 9 support functions ranging from online study support, academic support, personal assistance program, professional development 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.

4. Apply your learning immediately
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 and developed an MBA program that’s 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 program 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.

5. First Australian MBA program to invest in Mindfulness
AIM Business School has developed a pioneering Mindfulness elective as part of the MBA program. 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. When effectively applied to daily work, and put into the context of larger corporate objectives, it can be the foundation for enhancing performance and the key to real organisational effectiveness.

AIM Business School MBA Course Structure

AIM Business School’s MBA program 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, our MBA program 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
    International Business
    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+
    Change 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

Entry Requirements

To qualify for direct entry into the MBA, you will require one of the following:

  • Minimum 2 year’s managerial experience + Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum 3 year’s managerial experience + Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification and successful completion of the Graduate Certificate & Graduate Diploma.

Alternatively, you can start at the Graduate Certificate level and progress towards an MBA by entering with:

  • 5 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.


AIM Business School’s MBA fees are based on completing 12 units, commencing with the Graduate Certificate in Management. The first four units (the Graduate Certificate) are charged at a total cost of $14,200* with the final 8 units (comprising of four units for the Graduate Diploma and the remaining four for the MBA program) charged at $3,550* per unit.

The full degree will cost $42,600*.

*2018 pricing, correct at time of publication.

 May not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course are subject to change and may alter the overall cost of the degree. Please consult course provider for fee confirmation.

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.