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Master of Business Administration (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

The Master of Business Administration is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for senior management. The course draws students from the public and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at ‘high flyers’ that need an understanding of all the major functions of business. In addition to enhancing successful students’ career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinkers.

Programme Objective

To demonstrate a critical understanding of seminal, as well as contemporary theory and its relationship to practice.

To understand current issues in the field of management.

To develop personal and professional qualities through responses to complex issues in the industry.

To gather, analyse, evaluate, and synthesise written, oral and statistical data relevant across indsutry.

To formulate and implement decisions based on corporate objective.

To take responsibility for own work and critically reflect on the experience

Career

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to seek management trainee, junior management or supervisory positions in any business establishment. Possible careers in this field are in:

Office Manager
Administrative Manager
Human Resource Manager
Small Business Owner

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 44 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions and Tutorial 2-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
Master of Business Administration (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 15 mths
Part-time: 15 mths
Intakes
February, May, August, November
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level. The typical assessment consists of a 40% coursework component and a 60% closed book examination.
Modules
  • 1. People & Organisation
    • This module will provide insights into the factors which influence people’s behaviour and how they can be utilised to achieve maximum organisational effectiveness. Particular attention will be paid to organisation structure, culture, conflict and the management of change. The module will also explore the role of the human resource manager and their associated tasks in the corporate world.
  • 2. Accounting for Decision Makers
    • This module provides future managers with a level of practical understanding that is genuinely useful in the workplace by covering a range of key financial and management accounting areas. It seeks to enable students to understand financial statements, cost classification, behaviour in short-term decision making and the principles of budgeting and budgetary control.
  • 3. Marketing
    • This module aims to provide students with the theory of how market dynamics, business environment, consumer trends and behaviour, and the organisation’s capabilities affect its ability to deliver profitable customer propositions. Emphasis will be placed on the application of key theories, concepts and techniques to develop an in-depth understanding of a market and to develop appropriate marketing strategies.
  • 4. Research Methods
    • This module prepares students to conduct systematic enquiry into topics fitting with a generalist MBA. It enables students to understand the emphasis given to organisational and social scientific inquiry and its application to business and management.
  • 5. Strategic Management
    • This module provides students with an understanding in the formulation and implementation of strategy in all types and size of organisations within private, public and third sectors. It enables students to understand internationalisation, sustainability, corporate values and social responsibility.
  • 6. Dissertation
    • The dissertation provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a topic. It requires students to critically evaluate major schools of thought within relevant management theory. Translate theory into practice through the study of its application in the real world. Undertake empirical research in this area. Draw conclusions about the implications of the results for managerial decision-making.
  • 7. Management of Finance
    • This module is designed to enable students to analyse and critically evaluate financial choices using investment appraisal techniques, considering the cost and sources of capital and the necessity of managing the balance sheet. It raises awareness of external considerations, such as take-over threats, interest rate movements, and currency fluctuations, which may impinge on decision making. This enables students to make strategic appraisals of financial problems and identify appropriate solutions.
  • 8. Operations Management
    • This module provides students with the conceptual framework of Operations Management that is applicable to both manufacturing and the service industries. Students will be exposed to Operations Management; Operations Decision Making; Forecasting; Facility Location; Materials Management – purchasing, inventory and JIT systems; MRP and CRP; Scheduling and Control; Project Management – COM/PERT; and Quality Management and TQM System. Emphasis will be on applying problem solving, decision-making and project management tools in their work.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Balestier Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500
Email: enquiries@easb.edu.sg

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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