A comparison between AIB online and UBSS Online Learning features
A comparison between AIB online and UBSS Online Learning features
Studying online has become the new normal when looking at options for tertiary education. We understand that there are a lot of options out there for you to choose from. Let’s demonstrate why UBSS is a compelling decision for students seeking education programs that prepare them for successful business careers, both in Australia and across the world.
When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, UBSS needed to find a way to continue to serve the needs of our students, in line with the restrictions put in place at the time. It was then that we implemented our comprehensive online learning system in order to bring our students back into the learning environment as quickly as possible. Through the hard work of our management and staff, UBSS has now established a cutting-edge online learning platform that is equal to or comparatively better than many long-established educational institutions.
When we compare our online learning system to that of the Australian Institute of Business (AIB), the main online MBA contender and Australia’s largest online MBA provider, we can see clear advantages in our own system for the student experience as a whole.
1. Online Virtual Classrooms
One of the biggest advantages is UBSS’ use of an online virtual classroom, where students can engage with their lecturers and tutors, rather than simply watching a recorded stream of the class. UBSS has also digitised and made freely available all relevant textbook materials for its students, rather than having students purchase individual textbooks.
2. Student mobile app
UBSS also offers an innovative student mobile app to access key resources and communicate with classmates and lecturers, all via their phones. It also features a streamlined student management system that manages the entire student lifecycle from enrolment to graduation and helps reduce overall costs for our entrepreneurial students.
3. Ultimate flexibility
UBSS offers flexible study options for students, with the ability to visit the campus still as an option for online students if they wish to do so. As AIB is completely online, students do not have the option of visiting a campus and studying in the classroom if needed. At UBSS, we’re proud of these clear differentiating factors when it comes to our MBA programs, as they’re all for the benefit of our students.
All these advantages combined make for a far superior student experience here. That’s because everything we do is to ensure that the aspiring entrepreneurs of Australia can receive the education they deserve in order to achieve success in their chosen careers.
UBSS Versus AIB
|#||Online Learning Feature||What AIB does||What UBSS has to Offer|
|4||Approved for overseas students
|5||Fee Help||Yes, Available||Yes, Available|
|7||Student Learning Portal||A student-learning portal, which is a complete digital resource.
||A Learning Portal – Moodle which has all digital resources including;
|9||Technology for webinars/ meetings||
|13||Student Mobile App||No||
|14||Student Management System||
|15||Flexible study Option||
|17||Courses Accredited by Professional bodies||Yes
Canadian Institute of Management.
AIB’s MBA is nationally accredited in Canada by the National Centre for Management Accreditation (NCMA) of the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). Source
From AIB to UBSS
|Based on AIB credit transfer Policy||
UBSS utilises the results of the QILT student surveys each year to compare our overall education quality with that of public institutions and other independent higher education providers. This provides UBSS with the opportunity to improve our education programs for our students and help them on their path to business success.
You can read more about UBSS’ performance in the QILT surveys here.
When comparing UBSS’ online learning performance to AIB, Australia’s largest online MBA provider, what’s evident is that UBSS has outperformed both AIB and the industry average in the areas of both ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Skills Development’.
UBSS has also exceeded the industry average in the ‘Positive Overall Student Experience’ category too.
In the end, the numbers speak volumes and the evidence is clear.
By choosing UBSS online learning, you can be sure that the education you are receiving is of the highest standard, especially when compared to other online institutions and MBA programs. You will know that, with UBSS, you will be setting yourself up for business and career success.
|Positive Overall Experience||80.9%||82.0%||76.3%|
|Rated Teaching Practices Positively||84.3%||80.3%||80.7%|
|Rated Support Services Positively||73.0%||81.5%||74.0%|
|Were Positive About Their Skills Development||80.9%||79.8%||80.9%|
|Were Happy with Facilities and Resources||63.5%||78.1%||82.9%|
|Were Positive About Their Interactions with Staff and Students||67.3%||N/A||Not applicable for distance education programs.|
At UBSS, we offer all aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals an equal opportunity to be able to receive a top-class, comprehensive and practical education at a competitive price.
No matter whether you are a domestic or international student, or whether you choose to study at our campus or online (or blended), we offer the same pricing structure to every student.
This means the choice of study method is up to you, but regardless, the educational program will still prepare you for a successful career in your chosen field.
In order to help you make a fair comparison between various universities and institutions with UBSS, here is a breakdown of our tuition fees.
A single subject at UBSS is $1,995, meaning:
- A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) - Four Subjects = $7,980
- A Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) -
- A single subject at UBSS is $1,995, meaning:
- A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) – Four Subjects = $7,980
- A Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) – Eight Subjects = $15,960
- A Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 16 Subjects = $31,920
This price is applicable for all modes of delivery of UBSS, which are:
- Face-to-face domestic
- online domestic
- blended domestic
- face-to-face international
- online international onshore and offshore.
This is compared to many other online MBA providers that vary their pricing depending on their student cohort. Some providers will even charge a higher fee for international students than domestic students.
At UBSS, we believe in the purity of excellent education that empowers our students to be the best. That’s why, when compared to Australia’s 10 biggest online MBA programs, UBSS offers a highly competitive price for all forms of study.
Click here to learn more about studying with UBSS online.
To make a fair comparison of the tuition fees of various Universities and Institutions with UBSS, consider UBSS tuition fees as $1,995 per subject. Therefore, the UBSS price would be;
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) – Four Subjects = $7,980
- Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) – Eight Subjects = $15,960
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 16 Subjects = $31,920
This price is applicable for all modes of delivery of UBSS, i.e. Face-to-face for international onshore, Face to face Domestic, Online domestics and international offshore and Domestic Blended mode.
|#||Business School / Provider||Course Name||Course Duration (Months)||No. of Subjects||Student Strength Online
|Student Strength Total
|Full Course Fees
D – Domestic
I – Internl.
|1||Australian Institute of Business||MBA||18||12 Subjects||3216||3216||$35,970|
|2||Torrens University||MBA||12||12 Subjects (8 Core, 4 Electives)||910||1401||$32,700 – D
$36,900 - I
|3||Deakin University||MBA||18||12 Subjects (8 Core, 4 Electives)||803||1277||$50,700 – D
$60,600 – I
|4||Southern Cross University||MBA||16||16 Subjects (12 Core, 4 Electives)||593||1428||$41,440 – D
$50,406 – I
|5||Griffith University||MBA||12||12 Subjects (4 Core, 8 Electives)||512||584||$51,750 – D
$56,250 – I
|6||University of Southern Queensland||MBA||18||12 Subjects (4 Core, 8 Electives)||500||520||$35,280 - D
$42,600 – I
|7||Kaplan Business School||MBA||24||12 Subjects
(7 Core, 5 Electives)
|8||AGSM @ UNSW||MBAx||24||12 Subjects||442||1539||$59,760|
|9||The University of Newcastle||MBA Online||18||12 Subjects
(6 Core, 4 Electives, 2 course work
|10||SP Jain School of Global Management||Executive MBA (Online)||18||17 Core
4 to 6 Electives