Graduate School Promotes Peer to Peer Learning

Managers with career advancement as a goal for 2011 are choosing to commence or continue postgraduate study with the AIM Graduate School.

The Graduate School is currently taking enrolments for the 2011 academic year, with the first trimester intake commencing on 9 February 2011.

AIM General Manager Executive Performance Anne Gately FAIM said that peer to peer learning is one of the Graduate School’s major drawcards for prospective students.

“The AIM Graduate School facilitates rich learning experiences between peers, encouraging the sharing of real workplace experiences to demonstrate the concepts they’re learning,” she said.

“Across three different modes of delivery, the Graduate School creates a real sense of community where students share experience to broaden their knowledge and business acumen.

“In addition to the fact that courses are designed by managers for managers, a strength of the AIM Graduate School is small class sizes that creates a close-knit and supportive learning environment.

“The power of small class sizes and networking is not to be underestimated,” Ms Gately stressed.

“It’s not something many of our students initially focus on when making the decision to study with AIM but it is definitely a valuable and rewarding aspect of the courses,” she said.

The AIM Graduate School offers two qualifications: the four unit Graduate Certificate Professional Management and the eight unit Graduate Diploma Management Innovation. These qualifications are offered in three modes of study delivery: evening, intensive and distance.

“Three different modes of delivery are available through the AIM Graduate School. This is a unique selling point as many universities don’t offer all three,” Ms Gately said.

“The flexibility of the AIM Graduate School’s postgraduate courses allows busy managers to maintain a healthy balance between family, work and study and is often one of the reasons our students prefer to study with us. It doesn’t matter if you are based in Brisbane, across the state, or even overseas, you will receive the same level of support,” Ms Gately said.

“The Graduate School prides itself on a unique offering and culture, where we are committed to all of our students and their respective academic journey. I would encourage other managers and members to consider further education through the AIM Graduate School,” she said.

For further course information and upcoming enrolment dates, visit www.aimqld.com.au/gradschool.