Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) prepares graduates to identify, delineate and manage complex challenges faced by organisations in the current and future business environment. Consistent with the professional nature of graduate business program environments, it prepares graduates for memberships in affiliated associations.

Course Design and Structure

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 16 subject, 4 semester postgraduate degree designed for students to gain high level skills and advanced knowledge in business management and administration. On completion of the course graduates will be equipped to develop their careers as managers and senior business operators in a diverse range of professions.

Students will complete 13 compulsory core subjects and 3 electives. Each subject will be of 6 credit points in value. Students must complete 144 credit points to satisfy course requirements. For those students taking a specialisation, Business Capstone Project (MBA 609) will be directly linked to their specialist area; in effect, providing a four-subject specialist sequence.

UNIT CODE Unit Name Credit Pts.
TRIMESTER 1
MBA601 Accounting for Managers 6
MBA602 Marketing Management 6
MPA503 Economics for Business 6
MBA603 Management, Leadership and Ethics 6
24
TRIMESTER 2
MBA604 Business Information Systems 6
MPA508 Business Statistics and Research 6
MPA504 Business Finance 6
MBA605 Human Resource Management 6
24
TRIMESTER 3
MBA606 Business Intelligence (Data Analytics) 6
MPA502 Business and Company Law 6
MBA607 Strategic Business Management 6
Elective 6
24
TRIMESTER 4
MBA608 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
Elective 6
Elective 6
MBA609 Business Capstone Project 6
24
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Learning Outcomes

Purpose

 
The Master of Business Administration prepares graduates to identify, delineate and manage complex challenges faced by organisations in the current and future business environment. Consistent with the professional nature of graduate business program environments, it prepares graduates for memberships in affiliated associations.

 

Knowledge

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will be able to:
 
– Understand the key issues and problems of managing and coordinating people, resources, and capital in the current ever-changing business and socio-political environment

– Conceptually and practically draw on, consolidate, and integrate key precepts from the received knowledge that informs business management and practice, including resources and people management, strategic planning, marketing (evaluation, initiation, and management) management accounting; information systems; statistics and research methods; statistics and research methods, company and business law, accounting, finance; and economics

– Demonstrate management-focused applied research in the application of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

 

Skills

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will be able to:
 
– Critically evaluate the key theoretical, social, legislative, professional, regulatory and ethical frameworks that inform business governance and accountability.

– Apply their knowledge of business, systems, and social environment to formulate cost-effective responses to routine and complex business issues.

– Undertake systematic investigations of data to build rigorous business information and decision-making systems.

– Interpret and effectively communicate business intelligence and information, business governance and accountability issues and/or systems to the intended audience.

– Examine contemporary issues via the lens of business management perspectives, methodologies, social perspectives, and theoretical knowledge to demonstrate the capacity to inform and/or exercise judgement.

 

Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will be able to:
 
– Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through the provision of expert and informed advice from a range of sources for business decision-making

– Generate alternate management and planning scenarios using a range of analytic tools and management perspectives.

– Plan and execute a substantial research- based project focused on a contemporary business theme/issue.

– Apply leadership, communication and interpersonal knowledge and skills to operate effectively across a range of business settings.

– Engage in continuous learning and reflection to develop new insights into professional practice

Learning Pathways

Students who successfully complete the MBA may be eligible to enroll in higher awards such as research masters or professional doctorate programs offered by other institutions. TIIS academic staff will provide guidance for interested students.

Electives

Students will be required to complete 3 electives. Students may choose any 3 subjects from the elective bank (free electives) or group them within specialist streams. It should be noted that specialist streams will NOT be formally recognised on the testamur as part of the award title.

UNIT CODE Unit Name Credit Pts.
Marketing & Entrepreneurship Specialist Stream
MBA610 Digital Marketing 6
MBA611 International Marketing Management 6
MBA612 Enterprise Design and Value Creation 6
MBA609 Business Capstone Project 6
Global Business Specialist Stream
MBA613 Global Business Management 6
MBA614 International HR and Workforce Management 6
MBA615 International Business Strategy 6
MBA609 Business Capstone Project 6

Subject Descriptions

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