Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Why do an MBA Degree?

The Master of Business Administration (General) programme concentrates on management in a rapidly changing, information-rich global marketplace. The programme 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 eff‑ective personal development and capacity building. The popularity of this quali­fication has spread across the world to organisations of every type, including those in the public sector. The challenges imposed by the 21 century make the upgrading of skills and qualifi­cations essential in order 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.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Our MBA programme will stimulate you intellectually and impact positively on your work environment. The rigour of the programme 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)         A Bachelor Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma (NQF level 8) from an

                                    accredited institute or a SAQA equivalent qualification.

 

b)         In addition to the above, the student in expected to:

                                    - have a minimum of 2 years of working experience

                                    - be at least 23 years of age.

DURATION

18 months.

NQF LEVEL

National Qualification Framework Level 9 (180 credits)

MODE OF DELIVERY

The programme is offered through a blended mode of delivery.

ASSESSMENT

The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (40 %) and a written examination (60 %).
Examinations are written at the end of each semester.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

Any graduate, employee, manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:
• An integrated knowledge on 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 programme 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 MBA programme, students should be able to:

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

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

MBA Stage One (1 Year)

 

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


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

 

MBA Stage Two (6 Months)

 

ELECTIVES (Choose one)
• Project Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Health Care Management & Leadership
• Supply Chain Management
• Environmental Management
• Change Management
• + Dissertation

 

Contact Us

YKBS
Belle Terre Road, Highlands
MAURITIUS

Email: registry@ykbs.ac.mu

Tel: +230 698 9000

Fax: +230 698 9010

Websitewww.ykbs.ac.mu

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YKBS Ltd (formerly MANCOSA Mtius Ltd) is a private company registered by the Registrar of Companies with specific aims to promote higher education in Mauritius. The company is operational as from July 2002 and has been involved in the promotion of MBA and other management programs exclusively on a supported distance learning mode of delivery.