Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Online MBA Plus Overview

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The AIM Online 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 a wealth of added value, including the Gold Card. 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, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney, and our online component and virtual campus is readily accessible via myABS.

Best-in-class Faculty

Our Facilitators are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications, and their commitment to stay abreast of the latest developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with real-world, practical experience who can relate to students’ personal professional needs, and benefit from their extensive business knowledge to improve upon your own leadership and management abilities.

Structured and Spaced Learning

Research has found that the most effective learning occurs in short, spaced out 15­–20 minute periods. It is for this reason that the individual weekly lessons of the MBA+ has been structured into easily digestible segments. As our students are mostly full-time employed professionals, being able to access and complete learning at any point of the day, whether that’s on their phone on the train or sitting in the comfort of their own home, is of utmost importance.

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 that is immediately applicable to 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 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, Dr Ehsan Ahmed.

mySupport – supporting you throughout your study journey
At AIM Business School, students are provided with complimentary access to a variety of support functions including online study support, academic support, personal assistance program, essay writing help, and more. We know balancing study, work, and life commitments can be a handful at times, so by providing a range of support options we ensure 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, driving focus and impact throughout the organisation and improving an individual’s health and wellness.

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 that work-life balance no longer needs to be a barrier to postgraduate study and career growth.

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 ManagementGraduate Diploma in ManagementMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
4 Core Units8 Core Units9 Core Units + 3 Electives
Leading, Managing & Developing PeopleLeading, Managing & Developing PeopleLeading, Managing & Developing People
Managing Financial ResourcesManaging Financial ResourcesManaging Financial Resources
Marketing for ManagersMarketing for ManagersMarketing for Managers
Managing Operational ImprovementManaging Operational ImprovementManaging Operational Improvement
 Managing, Developing & Implementing StrategyManaging, Developing & Implementing Strategy
 Economics for ManagersEconomics for Managers
 Business Decision Making and AnalysisBusiness Decision Making and Analysis
 Business Research MethodsBusiness Research Methods
  Corporate Strategy and Responsibility (Capstone Unit) °
  PLUS 3 Elective Units
  Human Resource Management+
  Managing a Project Based Organisation
  Contract Law for Managers
  Entrepreneurship^
  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
  • 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:

  • 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.

Fees*

AIM’s MBA+ fees are based on completing 12 units, commencing with the Graduate Certificate in Management. The cost is $2,700 per unit.

The full degree will cost $32,400*.

*2019 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.

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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. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).

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