The top-up MBA programme requires 8 PGDBA modules and 1 MBA module. Holders of post-graduate qualifications or certified public accountants may receive a max of 50% exemption during the 1st semester. Each PGDBA module is assessed by an individual assignment.
Assessment for the Strategic Business Project is based on the submission of a project proposal worth 25% and a final submitted project of between 10,000 and 15,000 words which carries the remaining 75% of the total marks.
• Examine critically the selective application of specific knowledge to project management and other knowledge to the planning and execution of projects. • Develop additional skills in the application of project management theory and techniques.
• Develop a critical understanding of current and emerging practices in the management of human capital in organisations. • Enhance your abilities to increase the contribution of human capital management to long-term corporate success, whatever the specific nature of your managerial role and the industry.
• Acquire a firm understanding of the frameworks and concepts of marketing management. • Acquire the skills to carry out a full situation analysis and use the findings to develop objectives, formulate strategy and develop appropriate marketing plans.
• Have an awareness of, and become familiar with, academic theories, frameworks, managerial models and techniques that contribute to business strategic planning and management. • Be able to critically evaluate and apply appropriate strategic models and techniques which may be relevant when considering students’ own organisations’ or industry strategic development.
• Ability to critically evaluate the informational content of financial and accounting reports and their use as a tool for appraising corporate performance. • Develop an understanding of financial planning tools and techniques and the contribution they make to the achievement of an organisation’s core objectives. • Be able to evaluate the results of financial models used for long-term decision making. • Have confidence in using financial terms and language necessary for effective senior management.
• Critical evaluation of the operations management philosophies of "push" and "pull". • Examination of the practicality of the philosophies of flexibility and agility currently being explored by many large organisations around the world. • Development of thinking on the manner by which organisations can gain competitive advantage from managing their operations in an innovative and strategic way.
• Have the financial tools needed to make good business decisions with an emphasis on linking corporate finance to other aspects of corporate strategy.
• Encourage and develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills for strategic leadership of change. • Know the challenges faced by managers/leaders in seeking to lead through the use of strategic management, the development of managers and employees for major strategic change, and the development of a high-level organisational capacity for innovation and learning.
• Critically evaluate research approaches and methods in the context of business and management • Critically evaluate the rigor and validity of published research and identify areas for further investigation • Marshal relevant data, apply appropriate data-analysis techniques and present findings in a clear and professional manner