MBA Program Structure

An MBA study is expected to take a minimum of 12 months, depending on the selected program which can be: Full-Time with option to an Independent Research; or Flexible. To finish the Full-Time MBA in the minimum time the first five terms of the program consists of required credits that gives the student a general understanding of Business Administration. Upon completion of the Required Credits, the student can choose between the Elective Credits or a Final Project, for the duration of the last term.

 

Credit division

          Full-time MBA                     Flexible MBA           
Required Credits 30 30 30
Electives or Project Credits 6 6 6
Credits of Independent Research           0 12 0
Total Credits 36 48 36

 

Required Courses

  • ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION-MAKING: This course aims to provide knowledge in financial accounting, cost accounting and tax accounting.  It aims to develop accounting skills so that students are able to make decisions consistent with accounting practices and policy in business organisations.
  • BUSINESS ANALYTICS FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS: This course is designed to introduce management students from a variety of backgrounds to the fundamental tools of data analytics and decision science.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES: The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the interrelationships between the management of new ventures and entrepreneurship in an innovation-driven and knowledge-based economic development.
  • CORPORATE FINANCE: The purpose of this course is to provide students thorough knowledge in financial management and financial decision tools.  The course aims to provide understanding in corporate finance for both practical and theoretical aspects and an opportunity to utilise valuation techniques in investment banking transactions.
  • LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATION MANAGEMENT: This course provides the knowledge base on how organisation is developed and changed over time to cope with changing environment; how organisations improve their performance and leadership for business sustainability in various business sectors. It emphasises the role of leadership and leadership development in organisation management.  The course also aims to develop the learners’ ability to develop effective leadership and management skills for their organisations.
  • MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS:This course focuses on the evolution and functioning of markets using theories of economics, behavioural science and sociology and enable students to understand the behaviours of real markets.
  • MANAGING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: The objective of this course is to provide participants with knowledge and tools to understand, anticipate, acquire and use technology for attaining competitiveness at the marketplace.
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT: This course aims to provide knowledge in marketing concepts from a managerial perspective.
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: The course provides students with theories and practices in planning and managing the operations part of an organisation. In the course, students will be able to develop managerial skills in planning business operations covering both long and short term planning, such as capacity plan and production resource scheduling respectively.
  • STRATEGY AND CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY: This course is designed to help managers, management consultants, or investment bankers gain an understanding of the theory and practice in the field of strategic management. The course will focus on three main areas: (a) strategic analysis, (b) strategy formulation; and (c) strategy implementation.

 

Project / Research Study Option

The MBA degree program has two graduating options – MBA Project option and Research Study option. The minimum credit requirement MBA Project option is 36 credits and for Research Study option is 48 credits.

MBA Project option is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in the private and public sectors as well as work in consultancy. The MBA Project focuses on managerial planning, decision-making, and problem-solving in organisational contexts.

The Research Study option is recommended to only those who are interested in an in-depth study on specific topics.