Master of Business Administration
Programme Code: PMBFINAPTU1
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The Master of Business Administration degree integrates a strong balance of theory and practice that will enable aspiring managers to develop comprehensive analytical, problem-solving and people skills that can be creatively applied in the business world.
The MBA programme consists of eight core courses and five concentration/specialization courses for a total of 12 courses or 36 semester hours. The duration of the programme is 18 months and the mode of delivery is Saturdays or Sundays. After completing the core course requirements, students develop expertise and specific insights in an area of concentration. Students must select one of the following concentrations offered within the MBA programme:
Management; Finance; Marketing; Entrepreneurship; Hospitality and Tourism Management
At the completion of the FOBM MBA Programme, graduates will be able to:>Demonstrate an understanding of global and domestic economic theories and their application to the business setting
Analyze the challenges of managing organizations in a changing global and technological environment
Understand the importance of a multi-functional perspective that allows for management of cross-disciplinary endeavours.
Matriculants are normally expected to be holders of an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of 2.70 GPA or equivalent in Business or other related fields.
Prospective students will be required to submit the following, in order to be considered for admission to the programme:
- official transcripts from previous institutions
- evidence of technological skills as demonstrated by work experience or assessment during the application process
- two (2) years of professional work experience as demonstrated by a current resume/portfolio
- two (2) letters of recommendation (one from current supervisor)
- written personal statement of intent
- interview with the Graduate Studies Unit (FOBM)
Students may be required to take an critical thinking & problem-solving skills
as well as the following:
- Macroeconomics or Microeconomics
- Fundamentals of Accounting
- Financial Management
Core Course Requirement
Core courses will be the same for all specialization options.
Participants are required to complete eight (8) core courses which provide a foundation management education. These courses build and develop key managerial skills for the private and public sectors of the economy.
- Managerial Accounting
- Managerial Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Economics for Strategic Decisions
- Marketing in a Dynamic Environment
- Managerial Decision Analysis
- Business and Professional Ethics
- Corporate Information Strategy and Management
In addition to the compulsory core courses, participants are required to take four courses (12 credit hours) in the area of their concentration
Participants who select this option will be equipped with a broad range of skills that will allow them to compete and manage in a dynamic, global business environment.
- Leadership and Strategy Implementation
- Organizational Development & Change Management
- International Business
- Human Resource Management/Labor Relations
The courses in the MBA Finance degree specialization will prepare participants for both the national and international financial arena. They are designed to build on a basic understanding of finance, and cover such areas as financial analysis; financial planning and control; foreign exchange risk management; fund positioning; cash management and capital budgeting in a global environment. In addition, students will study investment management, portfolio construction, banking, financial decision making, business ethics and corporate governance.
- Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions
- Financial Management of Multinational Corporations
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Capital Budgeting and Long-term Financing Decisions
In this specialization, participants are provided with the skills to launch a new business and function successfully in an established corporation that employs entrepreneurial management strategies. Participants are required to analyze business strategies and explore the options of securing funding, write business plans, develop marketing strategies and examine potential markets ready for an entrepreneurial enterprise. The courses offered in this degree programme provide participants with the opportunity to test theories, models and strategies through case-based study approaches.
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
- Organizing and Operating a Small Business
- Entrepreneurial Financial Management
- Entrepreneurial Management and Venture Capital
This concentration focuses on the various strategies, processes and practical applications in meeting market demands and satisfying customer needs. Participants practice skills in various industries from both domestic and multinational perspectives. Areas of study and marketing applications include marketing strategy, formulation and implementation issues, distribution channels management, outcome-based marketing systems, consumer and buyer behaviour, and integrated marketing communications.
- Global Marketing Strategy
- Marketing Research and Analysis
- Strategic Marketing
- Service Marketing