What a fantastic experience!
I started my MBA journey just over two years ago, on 22 December 2017. Today, I received my final grade in the capstone project and have now passed all subjects. What a buzz! I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking to upgrade their learning and understanding in business administration. For me, the best part of the journey was making the decision to undertake electives in financial management, investment management and financial markets and institutions - these were all areas that I would not necessarily call my strong suits,...but I am glad that I persevered through each of them. I learnt just as much about my own capabilities as I did about the finer points of these subject areas. The quality of the materials provided by AIB is excellent, as are the teaching and support staff. An absolute joy to have participated in. Don't be afraid to have a go.
Well worth the effort
After two years of hard work I have completed my MBA. The experience with AIB has been very positive and the style of the programme makes it achievable and applicable for everyone.
Over my time I have seen how AIB is constantly seeking to improve. I only ever had one issue (with the online exam software crashing), they have now eliminated the exams but they resolved this well. The communication was excellent, we were given options and compensation. While it was a difficult time I could see the commitment from AIB to make it right and not i...mpact on our result. Another example is the included access to Studio City proof reading service. OMG this changed my life and while it only came in for my last four papers increased my confidence and quality of assessment immeasurably. The Online Learning Facilitators were excellent you could tell they wanted to support you with your study. I always felt confident that I knew what was being assessed they not only specifically told you but also ran webinars and provided presentations to help you. Because the assessment was focused on your own experiences the learning was very specific and can be immediately applied. I would call the programme unrelenting rather than difficult. You had assessments week 3, 5 and 7 so you could not fall behind. You needed to get your textbook in the 2-week period before week 1 when the course opens up and start reading asap. You really should try to have the textbook read by week 3 to focus on getting the assignments completed on time. I have spent many a family occasion with my ipad reading in the corner or typing away. I did once take a three-week break, but this was the worst thing ever as it took me two papers to get back into the swing of things.
What a fantastic journey
I started with AIB in Dec 2016, never having done anything like this before. Although nervous about the journey I went in with my eyes fully open. All throughout my MBA journey, I knew there was someone who could assist me if I needed help or someone just to talk to to get over my writers block. Looking back, the whole MBA experience was fantastic from start to finish. Don't get me wrong, there were days and sometimes weeks where I questioned my sanity for starting such a monumental undertaking, but through sheer determination, the enjoyment of...learning new things and cementing my own experiences and known knowledge, I was extremely proud to graduate in Nov 19. A word of warning, you will give up moments of friendship and family time to get assignments done, reading text books instead of novels, late nights and early mornings studying, but in the end it is all worth it, especially once you are in your cap and gown receiving your parchment on stage. So don't put off what you can start today as the 2 years to complete soon flies by. At the end of it all you wonder why you procrastinated so long in taking the leap to undertake your own MBA journey, so make the call and take the leap, you definitely won't regret it.
Definitely worth the effort - a positive experience
My overall experience was extremely positive - once I made the decision to commence the course I never looked back and kept focussed with the guidance timelines keeping me on track and on time. Like any course with fairly heavy commitments, it was important to keep motivated (which can wax and wain) with the prize firmly in sight. I found the course content engaging and interesting with the majority of facilitators responsive and engaged. I received a GPA 6 score which I was pleased about, however I did put in a lot of effort which paid off. Definitely assists me in my day to day career and future prospects. I would definitely recommend AIBMBA to anyone interested in further quality education.
Couldn’t have been better
I have just finished my MBA with AIB this year after commencing in 2017. My whole experience was amazing. I would highly recommend this course. The institute and all the support staff were of the highest calibre and always helpful. I loved it.
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Administrative service is poor!
Based on AIB Policy and ever changing course structure and delivery modes it is extremely challenging for a student to complete the program! I am a BBA student and basically am finished but had to do a transition module to get 10 credits. This subject, 360CIB, was basically assessed through 12 online exams. After each exam a mark was awarded. However because of the subject end date I will have to wait a whole two months to get my official Grade for the module as if it was an exam that was to be marked. It was already marked! Give students their...Final Grade immediately for the 360CIB Module and award them their completion letters. Job opportunities are arising and I can not benefit as I am awaiting this Final Grade. This is unfair and not good service.! AIB could do better for Students.
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Starting my Master’s means financial adjustments. As such SHEL financial package was just what I needed. I was very scared at first because my last school experience was in 2006 but I made it. My greatest challenge is balancing work as I am police officer and time for classes and study. AIB support with examples really helped and made it easy to do the work , pass all modules and get out lol. Through God all things are truly possible
Flexibility that many universities could not provide
I had always wanted to study a post graduated degree relevant to my career. I first enrolled at a traditional university but dropped out fairly quickly due to the demanding nature of my work. As I was managing a 24 hour operation for work, the traditional university mode of studying multiple subjects in a class room setting just couldn't work for me.
In order to complete an MBA in 2 years, most universities require students to do 3 subjects per semester and 2 semesters per year with school holidays amongst them. With AIB, I got to study one s...ubject at a time in lieu of holiday breaks. As such I was still completing 6 subjects a year, like I would have attending a traditional university. Another difference is that at AIB I had no weekly class attendance requirement like many universities. Webinars uploaded to a learning portal that could be watched at any time that suited me. The model at AIB was so much more flexible and definitely helped me achieve my study goals without impacting my job. I am pleased to have studied at AIB's and learned the knowledge that I needed. I am also ecstatic to be graduating with a Distinction average.
An Awesome AIB MBA Journey
Clicking the submit button for my final project felt so surreal. Finally, after 3 years, I can say that I'm done and dusted with my MBA journey. Due to personal and professional challenges, death of a parent, critical illness in the family, major changes in career, balancing act between work and family, I had to take some breaks in between but I made it through because my parents taught me that if there's no pain, there's no gain, that Rome was not built in a day, and that there's always a pot of gold after the rainbow. So, to all my fellow stu...dents who are still in the middle of the journey, all I can say is, like Dory, keep on swimming and never give up! Soon, that pot of gold is also yours to take. To all those currently writing their projects or about to do their project, good luck, keep calm and I wish you all the best! Cheers!
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I completed my MBA at AIB this year.
The entire program was well designed,
First of all, the course content could easily be linked with practical issue on the work environment.
Secondly, I had to conduct a project in every module that I undertook. This, was challenging but it helped in gaining specific knowledge in various aspects of business administration.
Thirdly, the course was designed to broaden one's knowledge about business administration.
Last but not least, the course did not only focused on present issues, but it helped me to be equipped for the ongoing changes in the business environment.
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My MBA Journey with AIB
The courses were challenging but achievable and required making sacrifices from doing other things I loved, in order to make time to read the text and study guides, and to complete the assignments on time! This is not a course for lazy persons, you HAVE to be dedicated to your studies!
Upon completing the MBA I was able to use the qualification to form my own consultancy and tutoring services. I have seen my leadership and time management skills improve, and I have more confidence in myself and my work.
AIB supplies everything you will need ...
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Perfect study options
I have completed my MBA at AIB over the last year I have enjoyed the style of learning, support options, clafication of what’s required, workload and options how to balance it.
My advice would be to join in on the forum discussions for extra support and order your textbooks before the subject commences.
I would also suggest keeping your textbooks on file for later on as you don’t know when you will need them again to refer back to.
I highly recommend AIB.
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Very high standard, support and quality.
Choosing the AIB MBA was in fact one of the best decisions I made in quite a while. The program offered the academic perspective to the years of practical experience I had. I found the quality and standard to be quite above par.
The MBA from the Australian Institute of Business is Fantastic.
The MBA from the Australian Institute of Business is a fantastic MBA. The course content is very good and I believe it offers value for money. Its offered in a flexible manner that allows students to continue working (or doing whatever it is they do) while gaining a valuable qualification, full of both theoretical knowledge and Practical application. For me, the MBA from the Australian Institute of Business was a journey of discovery as it offered a different perspective on many aspects of my professional life.
For many students, the MBA opens doors to better global careers. If you are considering an MBA, I would highly recommend Australian Institute of Business.
Eliya MWALE (MBA - AIB)
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Advice for other students
If you are thinking of completing your MBA course with AIB, just go for it!!
To be honest I was a bit skeptical about the course at first so asked around. It so happened, one of my managers also did the course. She gave me the same advice am about to share with you despite having completed the course since 2011. They are as follows:
This is a course you can complete in a very short space of time. It allows flexibility for persons who has to juggle between family, work and school. It was also affordable giving the option to pay every seme...ster and not in full. Despite the time difference between Trinidad and Australia, AIB Support always attended to my concerns in a timely manner. Moreover, if you are unable to attend classes, all subject information in written and verbal format are readily made available. This course will enlighten your world in the working environment since its so practical. It has done so for me and has allowed clear visual on how things actually are in the business environment against theory, as well as how we as upcoming leaders can make it better. This program has thought me to make leaner reports in a shorter space of time which a green light for companies now a days. Therefore, my advice to you is 'don't be hesitant, take that step forward', before you know it, you will achieve something so great in such short space of time which motivates your desire to accomplish bigger things. Do not worry about NOT having the time, how you can make payments or the 'what ifs' such as, unable to attend classes.These concerns have been factored for you to ensure nothing stops you from getting where you to go.. So Make Your Move:)
Satisfying & rewarding experience
After many years of working in management roles in a few different industries, I found myself in the role of General Manager of a national building certification company with 27 employees. I felt that this was quite an achievement for someone who left school after year eleven as well as being female in a male dominated industry.
The only thing missing was a tertiary qualification so I decided to enrol with the AIB to complete my MBA. Initially I thought I could complete it in twelve months. This proved to be way too ambitious as my job ...was very demanding on my time which at times was quite stressful. The AIB course provided the flexibility to spread the course over three years so I could still take breaks and go on holidays every year. To take up studying again at the age of 53 was both daunting and challenging but the AIB provided support and advice along the way. My electives were chosen around human resource subjects which was the area I wanted to focus on. Fast forward to August 2018 and I had completed my final project as well as securing a new role with a company that better suited my goals and ambitions as well as better remuneration. Attending the graduation ceremony and wearing the cape and hat in December will definitely be a highlight and the skills I have learnt are invaluable. I can highly recommend the AIB to anyone thinking of completing the MBA.
Excellent support after returning to study after 30 years in the workforce
After becoming an "empty nester" I decided to return to study after 30 years.
My choice of course was to do an MBA as I am looking at Board opportunities in the future.
I found AIB very helpful in getting me started on my study journey. The online portal provided me with all the materials I needed, the collaboration with other AIB students and AIB lecturers helped me successfully pass each subject. Completing my MBA in August 2018 left me feeling very accomplished.
Terrible by comparison
I'm not one for writing reviews but, I felt I had to. I am transferring from my current University and was seeking another provider so, I do have some comparable knowledge and experience. Both my existing and new providers were able to offer a seamless, professional, easy and quick process. Feedback was provided instantaneously and major decisions within 24-48 hrs. Only this week I completed my transfer within two days.
So let me inform you of my AIB experience, bearing in mind I am a potential fee-paying customer (I never see myself as a st...udent) paying for Tuition in Business Administration: - When I was first shopping around (when I joined my current Uni) I did contact the AIB but, was put off by their application process - a lot of paperwork to be completed. By comparison elsewhere, I have only had to complete the salient details. By comparison, AIB is very demanding and IMO very inefficient here. So when I was looking to move providers, I reluctantly reached out to the AIB, as I thought they could be competitive. The exemption process was so long ago I cannot recall how long it took but, it was between 2-3 WEEKS! - not days but weeks. Then I mistakenly applied for RPL - that was 4 weeks ago and I still do not have a decision. After yet another deadline been missed; apparently this is imminent but, given that the course is starting soon it was too little and far too late. Plus, the initial feedback is that ultimately I am back to where I was 4 weeks ago so, a complete waste of time and effort.
first subject Leadership. My initial experience
Well, what can I say....? An MBA was always going to be a challenge and I was concerned that I was going to be out of my depth in embarking upon it. However, the structure, the support and the excellent layout of the student learning portal quickly set me up to begin studying.......and it would appear to date, successfully. Don't get me wrong, it requires dedication and time, but at a masters level this is to be expected. Once I found my rhythm and orientation I could knuckle down and hook into the subject and to my surprise started achieving s...ome good results. Having gained a little confidence I am actually looking forward to the exam and the next subject, believing that the biggest learning curve is probably out of the way. From here on in I hope to continue a solid trajectory and continue meeting expectation and hopefully perhaps a little more. I tip my hat to AIB, you managed to get this mature student up to speed and enthusiastic for the future of study. What a good feeling!
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Questions & Answers
Please let me know placement options available after finishing MBA from AIB.
One has to seek to make like minded people network during MBA. How online MBA in AIB will help to find networking opportunity.
Appreciate your answers in advance.
I am an expired student . I had only my project to complete but unfortunately a relative became ill and I had to take care of her. Can I reume studies after a couple of years? Will my previous work be considered?
No the project results will only be considered for the year it was passed. To continue after a number of years you will have to contact AIB. Do you live in Trinidad and Tobago? If yes contact CTS
AIBAustralian Institute of Business (AIB)
Hi L. Ramsey. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to AIB. You can reach out to our Student Support team by sending an email to email@example.com. They can take a look at your student record and advise what will be required to get back into study.
I have completed my Masters in Biomedical Engineering from India, I would like to know if I will be eligible to apply for the MBA program. I would like to know if there are any scholarships available?. If I am eligible how do I start the process? Thank you.
AIBAustralian Institute of Business (AIB)
Thanks for your question Viv. If your Master's is recognised in Australia, you would be eligible for the MBA. No, we are not currently offering any scholarships. The first step is to confirm your eligibility here - http://bit.ly/2FKmF1x
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