The monthly learning model allows students to accelerate the learning by focusing on one subject at a time before moving on to the next. Students will be provided with their time table well in advance so that they can plan their work and personal activities in good time.
MBA students are required to attend three weekend days for each subject as follows:
An intensive weekend workshop (two days) at the commencement of the subject
A one day revision workshop
One subject is delivered at a time, with a Final Project being introduced during the last stage of the programme.
Assessments include open-book examinations, assignments, oral presentations and group work components.
We know that adding study into your already busy schedule can seem daunting. As an MBA student, you will be provided with academic, administrative and student services second to none.
Whether you’re looking for some help with writing your first assignment, anxious about how to approach an open-book exam or just want some general study advice, our Facilitators (Lecturers), Academic Team Members and Student Support staff will be with you every step of the way.
Our committed team of AIB-approved Facilitators will bring their wealth of industry and teaching experience to the classroom. The facilitators are available outside of class hours and may conduct additional classes, if required.
Our Academic Advisor will provide advice in choosing the specialisation that is right for you and will provide continuous academic advice throughout your studies.
The Final Project Coordinator guides your Final Project together with a Final Project Workshop Facilitator and Subject Specialists.
Academic Administrators and Support Staff are available for administrative and academic assistance.
A complimentary extensive on-line library and internet access are available to all AIB students.
Study Skills Workshops, Assignment Writing Workshops and Time Management Workshops are provided free of charge to students.
To prepare students for tertiary and post graduate studies, they are expected to attend a series of mandatory Orientation Workshops conducted by senior staff and faculty. The purpose of the Study Skills Seminar is to (re) introduce students to academic study protocols such as referencing, researching, writing proposals and examination preparation and general study techniques.
Everyone is different. We understand that not everyone has taken the traditional route to get to where they are. Students may not have completed a Bachelor’s Degree but may be entering the MBA with work experience. Others have formal qualifications but not much work experience.
Applicants who wish to undertake the MBA course, must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria for the first stage of the course, namely the Graduate Certificate in Management. The applicant must have ONE of the following:
A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) and at least 2 years relevant work experience
AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA
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
MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, which includes at least 3 years middle to senior management experience or significant technical experience
Alternatively, applicants may get direct entry into the MBA, if they have ONE of the following:
a Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in business/commerce or related discipline and at least 3 years relevant work experience
a Bachelor Honours degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) or equivalent in any discipline and at least 3 years relevant work experience