Master of Business Administration (MBA)

General

Program Description

About

The Master of Business Administration (General) program concentrates on management in a rapidly changing, information-rich global marketplace. The program aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and critical application of management theory for people with appropriate experience who wish to progress in their management career.

To meet the needs of a dynamic and at times, turbulent business environment, the MBA qualifi­cation is itself evolving and adapting. Besides arming MBA graduates with a qualifi­cation that would pave the way to top managerial positions within large or multinational corporations, the MBA is also relevant to those opting for positions within smaller, but progressive companies as well as entrepreneurs wanting to run their own business. One of the most compelling reasons to do an MBA is to enhance career opportunities through effective personal development and capacity building. The popularity of this quali­fication has spread across the world to organizations of every type, including those in the public sector. The challenges imposed by the 21st century make the upgrading of skills and qualifi­cations essential to meet the demands set by companies, customers and the rapidly changing environment within which businesses operate. It has become one of the most sought-after qualifi­cation in today’s corporate world as a prerequisite to most top management positions as well as for successful career progression. Worldwide, the best business leaders consider an MBA as key to the continual success of careers in sectors like manufacturing, engineering, business, education, healthcare, and other service sectors.

Program description

The Master of Business Administration program will stimulate you intellectually and impact positively on your work environment. The rigor of the program and the effort required to complete it successfully will ensure that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to tackle challenges of the business world.

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor Honours degree (SAQA NQF Level 8) or a Postgraduate Diploma from an accredited institute.
  • In addition to the above, student expected to:
    • have a minimum of 2 years of working experience
    • be at least 23 years of age.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) is required with the application
  • A motivation letter and recommendation letter

NQF Level

National Qualification Framework Level 9 (180 credits)

Mode of delivery

Supported distance learning.

Assessment

The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50%) and a written examination (50%). Examinations are written at the end of each semester and conducted by the Mauritius Examination Syndicate (MES).

Who should attend?

Any graduate, employee, manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:

• Integrated knowledge of the functional areas of management.
• A strategic evaluation of business and business opportunities.
• Skills to broaden the leadership of our knowledge-based economy enabling sustainable development, growth, and prosperity.

Student support

The Master of Business Administration is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies. A study guide accompanies each module. The guide includes compulsory readings, self-study activities, tutorial letters, and assessment exercises. In addition, students have access to online journals, past examination papers and supplementary learning materials available on the website.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Business Administration program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and solve problems on a management level, demonstrating critical and creative thinking.
  • Conduct and communicate research in organizations and their environment.
  • Develop capacities in people, systems and facilities to meet the strategic goals of the organization within the context of social needs.
  • Develop integrated planning and control systems to direct the organization in pursuance of its goals.
  • Organize and mobilize the resources of the organization to achieve strategic goals and targets.
  • Evaluate and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using strategic, critical and creative thinking are evident.
  • Display independent judgment and decision-making capabilities in business.
  • Identify, interpret and evaluate the environmental forces in organizations and the inherent and potential capacities of an organization.
  • Organize and mobilize the resources of the organization to achieve strategic goals and targets.
  • Develop an organizational reflective mindset that can create continuous learning and growth in oneself, the staff and the organization.
  • Develop conceptually and applied entrepreneurial skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply conceptual and analytical frameworks within different organizational management conditions.
  • Utilize appropriate financial management tools as an aid for decision-making purposes.

Program structure

MBA Stage One (1 Year)

COMPULSORY

Semester 1 *

  • Human Resource Development
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Operations Management

Semester 2

  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Research and Quantitative Methods

MBA Stage Two (6 Months)

COMPULSORY

  • Dissertation

ELECTIVES (Choose one)

  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Management & Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Change Management

* The first semester of Stage 1 is exempt for those who already have a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from MANCOSA, allowing completion of the MBA in 1 year only (including dissertation writing).

Last updated November 2018

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Since 2012, YKBS operates from a campus-based institution located in Highlands. The campus comprises of a purpose-built complex designed and conceived to offer quality education to students in a conducive environment and cool climate inherent to the Central Plateau. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities and the latest interactive methods of learning are also available. Indoor games and a gym with showers have recently been added to be used by students. Sufficient parking spaces and an endemic garden have been created for the welfare of students. The building is equipped with WIFI accessible to students. Read less
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