UBSS commenced delivering online learning to address the COVID-19 situation in March 2020.


UBSS has implemented its online learning in a short period of time and can now boast at being equal to or better than long established online providers.


Below are the Learning Resources in place to support students at UBSS and how they compare with the resources supplied by the largest online MBA Business School in Australia, The Australian Institute of Business.

Reference : MBA News rankings page.

All students would be provided online learning including our domestic face to face students during COVID-19.

UBSS Versus AIB

 # Online Learning Feature What AIB does What UBSS has to Offer
1 Established
  • 30 years plus
  • Incorporated in 1984
  • 20 Years plus
  • Incorporated in 1998
2 TEQSA Registered Yes Yes
3 AQF Compliant Yes Yes
4 Approved for overseas students
(CRICOS)
  • No
  • AIB is not a CRICOS-registered provider and is unable to enrol Student Visa holders. Source
  • AIB withdrew its CRICOS registration in January 2019 *
Yes
5 Fee Help Yes, Available Yes, Available
6 iHEA
industry body
Yes Yes
7 Student Learning Portal A student-learning portal, which is a complete digital resource.
  • Subject learning material
  • resources including study guides, journal articles, videos, podcasts and more
  • a variety of engaging learning activities
  • orientation module
  • online library access
  • textbook information and recommended reading list
  • assessment templates and style guides
  • planners and schedules
  • free membership to LinkedIn Learning
  • free subscription to Microsoft Office 365
  • and more.
A Learning Portal – Moodle which has all digital resources including;
  • Subject Introduction and Outline.
  • Student Leaning Notes
  • Topic wise power point packs.
  • Textbook information and recommended reading list
  • Reading materials, including journal articles.
  • Range of videos
  • Recorded Webinars
  • Online library access
  • Full details on assessment and guides
  • Subject planners and schedules
  • free subscription to Microsoft Office 365
8 Digital Library
  • Yes
    • EBSCO
    • JSTOR 
    • ProQuest
    • Sage Research Methods
    • Science Direct
    • and more
  • Yes, UBSS online Library access, which includes
    • EBSCO
    • JSTOR
    • ProQuest
    • Sage
    • Emerald
    • Oxford reference
    • Informit Search
    • Gale Cengage Learning
9 Technology for webinars/ meetings
  • Zoom
    cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars
  • Microsoft Teams
    Teams is part of the Office 365 suite used for collaborating with others in channels and groups.
10 Lecture Delivery
Systems
  • Zoom
    • The Lectures / Webinars are delivered through Zoom.
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • An online virtual classroom where you can engage in lectures and tutorials with your lecturers and tutors, from anywhere via the internet.
  • Used by many unis.
11 Lecture Studios No
  • Lecture Studios live broadcast of a lecture room.
12 Text Books
  • Purchased in addition to the course fee
  • Median test book cost:
    $125 Per subject

  • Each subject will require a textbook or eTextbook costing between $50-$200 each.*
  • FREE - included in course fee.
  • The digitised online content is drawn from the prescribed text book containing all learning materials including;
    • Detailed Student Leaning Notes
    • Topic wise power point packs.
    • Range of quizzes for each topics
    • Range of case studies and supplementary reading.
  • This content is available free to students and is sufficient for student to learn subject and achieve its learning outcome without procuring a textbook from the market.
13 Student Mobile App No
  • Yes
  • To access key resources and communication with classmates and lecturers
  • UBSS Mobile app is a complete mobile solution that allows you to quickly and easily stay connected to the things that matter. Access popular features of myGCA, quickly connect to your online timetable, check your important notifications, or schedule an appointment with your lecturer
14 Student Management System
  • No
  • Manual systems
  • Yes,
  • MYGCA Student Management uses CQ Connect
  • This technology is the secret to UBSS efficiency that allows it to offer a better student experience and also pass on the efficiencies in the form of lower costs to students.
  • Our cloud-based Student Management System (SMS) is specifically designed to provide a powerful student-centred service that manages the entire student lifecycle from enrolment through to graduation.
15 Flexible study Option
  • No
  • Online only

 

  • Yes,
  • UBSS can offer flexible study options including Online, to classroom and blended sessions.
16 Industry connect
  • Yes
  • Various official corporate partners
  • Yes
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) - disrupting the higher education agenda. Where students have an immediate exposure to highly acclaimed entrepreneurs and organisations, directly involved in business in Australia
  • Partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)
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

  • Yes
  • Professional Accreditation by CPA/CA (Accounting Stream)
18 Campus experience
  • No
  • AIB do not have a campus
  • Yes
  • Student can experience our CBD campus if they wish to
19 Fees
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) 
    - 4 Subjects: $2997 x4 = $11,988
    - Plus text books

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) 
    - 8 Subjects: $2997 x 8 = $24,000
    - Plus text books

  • Master of Business Administration
    (MBA) 
    - 12 Subjects: $2997 x 12 = $35961
    - Plus text books average cost*= $780
    - Plus text books

  • Test book cost:
    Median cost $125 per subject

  • Each subject will require a textbook or eTextbook costing between $50-$200 each.*  Source
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)
    4 Subjects: = $1,995 x 4 = $7,980
    Text books free
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
    8 Subjects: $1,995 x 8 = $15,960
    Text books free

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    – 16 Subjects: $31,920
    Text books free
20 Credit transfer
From AIB to UBSS
Based on AIB credit transfer Policy

UBSS Versus AIB

  • UBSS rates significantly higher than AIB in Teaching Practices (Teaching Quality).
  • UBSS rates slightly higher than AIB in Skills Development.
  • AIB rates slightly higher than UBSS in Positive Overall Experience.
  • AIB rates significantly higher than UBSS in Support Services.
  • Both UBSS and AIB were rated below industry average in Facilities and Resources.
  • Leaner Engagement or what is now called “Positive Interactions with Staff and Students” is not taken into account for distance education programs.

 

  UBSS AIB Industry Average
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.
QILT Student Experience Survey
2018
UBSS
AIB
Industry Average

Australia’s 10 Biggest Online MBA Programs

The following Chart and table summarized 10 biggest MBA providers data based on MBA news report.

Student number and fees
Full Course Fees $ Domestic
Student Strength Online 2018

UBSS Pricing


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
(2018)
Student Strength Total
(2018)
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)
451 1044 $40,800
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
437 779 $23,435
10 SP Jain School of Global Management Executive MBA (Online) 18 17 Core
4 to 6 Electives
386 797 $15,000
Sources:
https://www.mbanews.com.au/australias-10-biggest-online-mba-programs/
Individual; website of the Business School and Providers