Master of Business Administration

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)

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Awarded by Edinburgh Business School Heriot-Watt University


Course introduction

Introduction


The Edinburgh Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot-Watt University is designed for individuals wishing to gain advanced management skills and expertise. The MBA is a broad-based management degree and appeals to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. The degree is aimed at people with experience who wish to develop themselves as effective managers. The programme includes the opportunity for students to extend their study to meet specific career requirements by taking one of the specialist awards. The specialisms provide students with a deeper understanding of the application of a specific discipline.

The programme offers general coverage of the key management disciplines – people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, and project management. The capstone Strategic Planning course develops strategic thinking and the ability to recognise and use the various tools and techniques of the other core courses to identify and solve a wide range of business problems.

Programme Objective
To understand the business environment and the influence of both consumers and micro and macro influences that shape the industry.
To understand the role of different cultures in shaping national, regional and global business practice.
To develop in graduates, both within the business curriculum and in the context of their degree programme, a range of transferable skills appropriate to employers needs.
To develop analytical and evaluative skills.

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 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.



Area of Studies


Core Modules:

1. Accounting

  • This module, which focuses on key developments in accounting including areas such as target costing, life-cycle costing and time-based activity costing, is aimed at sensitising students towards the changes in their organisations’ system.
2. Finance
  • This module aims at enhancing the students’ portfolio of financial concept and providing industry-specific examples. Through this module, students will be able to build their understanding of the underlying principles of finance and the application of tools of financial arithmetic when making financial decisions.
3. Marketing
  • This module encompasses topics such as marketing management process, corporate strategies, marketing implications, and business strategies. It provides in-depth marketing topics such as environmental analysis, industry analysis, competitive advantage, consumer and organisational buying behaviour, product life cycle and evaluating marketing performance.
4. Organisational Behaviour
  • This module clarifies how organisational behaviour (OB) and management are similar disciplines and also exposes students to the different ways to measure job satisfaction. It equips students with the knowledge of various organisational designs and new forms of service driven organisations, as well as organisational culture and change.
5. Strategic Planning
  • This module clarifies the meaning of strategic planning in business and explains how visioning can be applied to the complex strategy process. It also exposes to students why the understanding of the economy is important for managers.
6. Project Management
  • This module aims to familiarise students with the main concepts and the philosophies of project management. It also explores how project management may differ from traditional management, what the different organisational structures employed by companies are and what are the potential benefits and challenges of using a project management approach.
7. Economics
  • This module is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge of the main concepts in economics such as market demand and supply and the operation of markets, changes in market equilibrium, intervention and dynamic adjustments in the market and the concept of marginal analysis and opportunity cost. Students will also learn about fiscal and monetary policies in this module.
Elective Modules:

1. Competitive strategy
  • This module equips students with the ability to make strategic choices through looking at alternative directions and the means for pursuing these directions. In this module, students are exposed to competitive strategy in order to develop a set of analytical approaches and tools to help formulate and evaluate these strategies on a topic-by-topic basis.

2. Negotiation

  • Negotiation is one of several means that help managers make decisions. It is neither superior nor inferior to other forms of decision making. It is appropriate in some circumstances but not in others. Management is complex and deciding when negotiation is appropriate is just one aspect. The course aims to provide a thorough grounding in the science and practice of negotiation. Academic disciplines such as economics, psychology, sociology, politics, anthropology and mathematics have researched negotiation and much of this material forms the basis for its scientific analysis.



Entry Requirements


Singaporean / PR
A first or second class business-related honours degree from a recognised university;
or
Passes in 3 of the MBA courses (one of which must be a core) obtained by self-study; ;
and
A minimum of 2 years full-time work experlence of a responsible nature;
and
Proficiency in English Language (Minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

International Students
A first or second class business-related honours degree from a recognised university;
or
Passes in 3 of the MBA courses (one of which must be a core) obtained by self-study;;
and
A minimum of 2 years full-time work experlence of a responsible nature;
and
Proficiency in English Language (Minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Application Procedure
You may apply to EASB either by visiting EASB Balestier Campus
or
mail your application to East Asia Institute of Managment,  9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Mode & Duration
Full-time: 15 mths
Part-time: 15 mths
 
(Typical Delivery Structure for MBA – 15 months)
3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
Term 1
(2 modules)
Term 2
(2 modules)
Term 3
(1 modules)
Term 4
(2 modules)
Term 5
(2 modules)

Intakes
Mar / Jun / Aug / Dec

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30

Assessment
Written Examination



Fees & Funding


  International students      
  Full-Time      
  Tuition Fees
S$ 28,900
   
  Examination Fees
S$ 2,900
   
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 450
   
  Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000
   
  Study Material
--    
  TOTAL
S$ 33,250
   
       
  Singaporean / PR      
  Full-Time   Part-Time  
  Tuition Fees
S$ 25,100
Tuition Fees
S$ 23,400
  Examination Fees
S$ 2,900
Examination Fees
S$ 2,900
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
  Administrative Fee
S$ 500
Administrative Fee
S$ 500
  Study Material
--
Study Material
--
  TOTAL
S$ 28,650
TOTAL
S$ 26,950
       
  Medical Insurance Waived  
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived  
  Other miscelleneous fees may apply
 
  Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
  All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%.
  All prices are effective for intakes from August 2014.
  Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.

 

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