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 International MBA

The MBA,  Graduate  Certificate and Diploma in Management programmes have been designed to equip students with the ability and skills to think globally and to meet the needs of modern business.  At the Diploma in Management Level and beyond the Students will have the opportunity to specialise in subjects of both international and professional relevance. 

The MBA Programme has been benchmarked against the very highest world-wide standards. Core courses in global marketing, accounting and finance, international human resource management and organisational behaviour, corporate and business strategy, operations management and strategy and managerial economics will be accompanied by two professional electives, and both research modules including a project.

 
Graduate Certificate in Management

Leading Graduate Diploma in Management

All certificate level programmes are compulsory:

MB201 Accounting and Finance
The course includes a detailed discussions on Accounting Principles, Preparing Financial Reports, Analysing financial reports, Cost accounting, Cost-volume-profit analysis, Costing and pricing in a competitive environment, Budgeting, Accounting for control, Capital investment decisions and International aspects of financial management.

MB205 Operations Management and Information Systems
Introduction to operations management. Information Systems in the Enterprise, Managing production and inventory. Information Systems, Organisations, Management, and Strategy, Quality control, assurance and the human dimension, Product development and design, Managing the Digital Firm, The Digital Firm: Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business. Understanding the Business Value of Information Systems and Managing Change and Managing International Information Systems are amongst the major topics in this course.


MB206 International Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour

The course concentrates on the Classical approaches to people and organisations,  The labour market,  Recruitment and selection, Remuneration and rewards, Organisational structure and design together with Organisational culture and change, and seeks to find answers to the question: Human resource management – local or global?

MB210 Corporate and Business Strategy
This course provides students an opportunity to get acquainted with Strategic planning for an international business, Planned versus emergent views of strategy, Major strategic problems and issues facing international firms and Positioning and resource-based approaches to strategy making.

MB216 Global Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
A world-class marketer needs to possess a global marketing vision which is founded here by looking into Global Marketing Management, Components of the marketing environment, Segmentation, targeting, and positioning, Corporate identity and branding, Products and product management, Communications, sales, and client relationships, Channels of distribution, Exporting and Logistics, Competition and pricing, Market entry strategies and International product development strategies.


Graduate Diploma in Management

Leading International MBA

Optional Courses

You must select two of the following options:

MBA207 Global Management, Leadership and Teams
The module emphasises Leadership Theories, Human behaviour and personality, The executive process, Contingency theories of leadership, Leadership and change, Managing horizontally and vertically, Teams and team working, International teams and and The top management challenges.

MB209 Managerial Economics
The course includes areas such as Introduction and Goals of the Firm,  Profit Maximization,  Goal of the Firm,  Executive Compensation, Principal Agent Problem,  Strategic Game Framework, Marginal Analysis and Calculus, Present value concept, Basics of Supply and Demand. Market Mechanism. Shifts in Supply and Demand, Vertical and horizontal integration, Market structure and competition together with Risk management.

MB202 International Financial Markets
The secrets of international finance are revealed in Introduction to global financial markets, Basic concepts in global financial markets, Fixed interest, The fixed interest market, The global equity market,  Derivatives, Options and Foreign exchange markets.

MB208 Multinational Enterprise
Introduction: defining the multinational enterprise, The global economy Theory and history of MNEs, Foreign market entry, Multinational strategy, Organisation, Processes and people,  Governments, governance and ethics, the Prospects for MNEs.

MB220 Introduction to Management Information Systems
The module builds the foundation for making most of technology by introducing:The Technology Revolution,  Software, Inside the Computer,  Storing and Retrieving Information,  Information Input and Output, Networks and Networking, Going Online, Exploring the Cyberworld, IT Ethics and Healthy Computing and Personal Computing.

MB221 Asia Pacific Business Environment
We’ll investigate the business environment in Asia Pacific by Introduction: the rise and fall of the East Asian 'miracle',Business structure and organisation in Japan, Culture, Strategy and Leadership Dynamics, The emergence of South Korea as a newly industrialised economy, China's pre-reform economy, International business and joint ventures in China, Focus on Malaysia, Asia Pacific as a market. Human resource management in East Asia, Employee relations in the Asia Pacific – the view from the shopfloor and Threats – political, economic, social, internal and external change.

MB222 American Business Environment
The study of the business environment in the Americas involves: American Economy, The US corporations, The structure of the US labour market, North American corporations and the downsizing debate, Telecommunications as an industry, Management cultures and management practices, networks and relationships, power and leadership, North American Free Trade Agreement and The American Corporation in the 21st century.

MB223 European Business Environment
Our closer look at Europe will include: Introduction to European business and the European Union, European economy and business, The EU policy-making and the evolution of the single market. European competitiveness and competition policies, Vertical and horizontal industrial policies and their implications: the case of telecommunications, European Monetary Union: businesses and regional implications, European social dimension and labour market, Perspectives on major European economies, Perspectives on southern European economies and finally, Perspectives on economies in transition.  


International MBA

Research Courses

Both Research Courses are compulsory.

MB250 Business Research Methods

Starting your project: Developing and choosing a research topic; Routes to pursue a research issue; How soon should I write? Designing your research project – research purpose, research strategy; unit of analysis; time dimension; Study setting, Coping with data.

MB255 Research Project

The International business research course culminates in a report of 12,000 words (excluding bibliographies or appendices and the project statement or executive summary). You are required to submit a 500 word research plan for comment before beginning work on your detailed research. You will be assisted by a personal mentor throughout your project period.

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for all courses, the MBA and the Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are the same (Please also see Notes 1 & 2 at the bottom of this page). All applicants must meet:

Academic requirement

a second class Honours degree or the equivalent from a university or other institution acceptable to the awarding University or Institution of Higher Education.

OR

a bachelors degree from a university or other institution acceptable to the University plus a GMAT score of 550

OR

an equivalent professional qualification plus a GMAT score of 550

OR

Mature Students

over the age of 25 with a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional, managerial or administrative work experience. (Please also see Note 3 at the bottom of this page)

AND

English language requirement

an advanced level of ability to work in English (applicants may be required to pass or to have passed within the last five years, at the appropriate level, a test of proficiency in English acceptable to the University).

AND

Regular access to the Internet

Note1: If you have a degree but the institution from which you graduated does not award ‘Honours’ classifications, you must arrange for the institution to provide a certified transcript of your results.

Note 2: If you are considered by the University to be a borderline case for acceptance directly onto the MBA which must include the graduate certificate and research modules, you may be offered the opportunity to join the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses. You will not be disadvantaged as these units are exactly the same as the core units for the MBA. If you then achieve marks of 50% or above for each Graduate Certificate and/or Diploma course unit, you may be invited by the University to transfer onto the MBA programme. On successful completion of those, you will be awarded the International MBA.

Note 3 : Mature students may find the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma appropriate to their requirements.

Corporate Options for Stages One and Two

MB106 Leadership Development

The course emphasises the importance of knowledge and skills in a changing world that managers need to become effective in leading others. The focus is on assessing leadership practices, exploring the power and adventure of learning self-leadership, planning for action-oriented behavioural change, and understanding how leadership can impact individuals, teams, and organisation toward effectively anticipating and adapting to change. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB102 Business Policy and Planning

Business Policy is often considered a “capstone” course in most MBA programs. The course is designed for Corporate MBA students and provides these students with an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and experiences into a unified understanding of enterprise strategic management. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB111 Business Analysis

The course provides students with advanced coverage of managerial decision-making and offers an opportunity to syntheses and apply concepts and insights distilled from previous courses on Strategic Management and Finance. It focuses on the critical business skills of using the strategic analysis tools and problem solving techniques. The elements of strategic thinking; the methods of strategic analysis; the tasks and processes associated with strategy formulation and implementation; and the ramifications of aligning the operations and culture of an enterprise to match the requirements of strategy —are all examined in detail. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB115 Corporate Finance

The course takes off in two directions. The first direction involves familiarisation with the advanced topics in corporate finance such as cash flow analysis under uncertainty, application of asset pricing theory, capital structure issues, dividend policy, valuation of financial instruments, and understanding of agency theory and financial signaling. The second direction involves case analysis and application of the theoretical concepts we learn to the real world. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB120 Operations Management

Understanding the role of the operations function and its impact on the competitiveness of the firm is an important part of any manager's training. Operational issues include designing, acquiring, operating, and maintaining the facilities and processes; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and providing the proper labour needed to produce a good or service so that customers' expectations are met. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB130 International Marketing Strategy

The goal of this course is the enhancement of your understanding of Strategic International Marketing, and SIM'S fundamental importance and contribution to today’s businesses or operation of any size. Strategic International Marketing is treated as a necessary continuum of knowledge and activity fundamental to the business and its management activity and not as a form and purpose function.

Course objectives include providing a background in international business and economics, human resources, cultural issues and interrelationships, and business decision processes in product planning, marketing, and organisational planning, structure, goals, and performance. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB140 Information Management

Technology is nothing more than the knowledge of how to convert inputs into outputs in order to create functionality. Although a firm is a container for other kinds of knowledge as well (such as its understanding of its customers and its ability to execute administrative routines), technical know-how occupies a special role in its strategy. In order to manage in a post-industrial economy, general managers must understand how technologies are created, copied, protected against imitation, and converted into competitive advantage.

In addition, today’s general managers must understand what is new about the “new economy.” Increasingly, both products and processes can be connected to one another via a ubiquitous, standardised, software-enabled digital communications network: the Internet. The cost of transmitting and receiving knowledge is falling toward zero, as is the cost of capturing unprecedented volumes of information from both products and processes. Consequently, you need an intellectual toolkit that helps you manage in an environment where firms and their products or services are embedded in an open network that tends more and more to every element of a truly global economy. The latter half of the course focuses principally on the strategic and managerial challenges posed by network technologies. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB151 Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneur is an agent of change in a free market economy and a catalyst for technological progress. In this course, we will study the new venture creation process and explore how entrepreneurs combine innovation with opportunity, convert ideas into business ventures, and manage the growth of an enterprise in highly competitive global markets. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB152 Innovation Management

Considers innovation in a historical context, organising organisational culture and innovation, managing, cross-functional teams, venturing and organisation learning, intra- and entrepreneurship, managing R&D resources, executive leadership and the management of innovation, and change and designing innovative organisations.  Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB155 Management of Technology and Innovation

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts, tools and frameworks they will need to effectively for the development of technology strategies and effective management innovation processes at the company level. The course is based on the premise that managing technology and innovation depends upon the local and global environment faced by a company. Thus, along with the management issues internal to the company, students will also develop an understanding of the key external forces that affect managing as well as the change of innovation processes and technology.

The study of the subject seeks to improve the effectiveness by which advanced technologies are developed, implemented, and institutionalised. At the micro-level, it is concerned with enhancing the ability of firms to use technology to compete effectively. Organisational change and redesign plays a major role in employing new technologies and enhancing organisational competitiveness. At the macro-level, it is a key factor in economic development and growth. Optional Module, 20 credit points.

MB160 Management of Change

This course focuses on the managerial responsibility for the development of the organisation and the diverse technologies that a manager can employ to support organisational improvement. It provides a survey of the organisational literature, culture, values and skills that can be used by the manager, leader, or administrator to influence organisational change. A parallel emphasis will focus on the roles of consultants/facilitators in the organisation's development. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB170 Business Ethics

The general goals of the course are to gain a critical awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of market economies from an ethical point of view and to develop the analytic tools and research skills needed to address contemporary ethical problems in business both from a philosophical and practical stand points.

The questions addressed are controversial. Often thoughtful people of good will can have strongly held opposing views on the issues. There will be opportunities to review one's positions of representative advocates of one side or the other, but, ultimately, the participants are expected to engage the issue and form their own opinions. The learning in this course will come from the participant's willingness to internalise the issues and from the effort he/she puts into formulating his/her own views so that they can expressed clearly and convincingly in class discussion. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB175 Contemporary Management

Survey of the history of management and review of significant management literature. Applications of management theories to practical problems in planning, organising, and controlling business activity. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

MB180 Management Consultancy

The aim of the course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge in consultation work. It deals especially with the understanding the nature of consultation work and different methods of performing consultancy. The course also places emphasis on oral and written presentations and active student participation. Optional Module, 10 credit points.

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for all courses, the MBA and the Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are the same (Please also see Notes 1 & 2 at the bottom of this page). All applicants must have:

Academic requirement

a second class Honours degree or the equivalent from a university or other institution acceptable to the awarding University or Institution of Higher Education.

OR

a bachelors degree from a university or other institution acceptable to the University plus a GMAT score of 550

OR

an equivalent professional qualification plus a GMAT score of 550

OR

Mature Students

over the age of 25 with a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional, managerial or administrative work experience. (Please also see Note 3 at the bottom of this page)

AND

English language requirement

an advanced level of ability to work in English (applicants may be required to pass or to have passed within the last five years, at the appropriate level, a test of proficiency in English acceptable to the University).

AND

Regular access to the Internet

Note1: If you have a degree but the institution from which you graduated does not award ‘Honours’ classifications, you must arrange for the institution to provide a certified transcript of your results.

Note 2: If you are considered by the University to be a borderline case for acceptance directly onto the MBA, you may be offered the opportunity to join the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma courses. You will not be disadvantaged as the these units are exactly the same as the core units for the MBA. If you then achieve marks of 50% or above for each Graduate DiCertificate and/or Diploma course unit, you may be invited by the University to transfer onto the MBA programme. On successful completion of those, you will be awarded the Executive MBA.

Note 3 : Mature students may find the competence based Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma appropriate to their requirements.

Entry Requirements

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