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Programs of Study

Master of Business Administration, MBA, Full-time (1 ½ years)

The College of Business Studies’ (CBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a distinctive program that encompasses the study of finance, management, marketing and related disciplines. The curriculum is designed to provide students with or without previous academic preparation in business a solid foundation in business theories and principles while developing the skills managers need to analyze situations and lead organizations. The curriculum is based upon the foundation courses found in all MBA programs, demonstrating how each area is integrated into a successful business operation. The program provides a general management post graduate and post experience education for those aspiring to or already at senior management level in organizations and equip them to perform effectively in managerial positions. Accordingly, the aim is not to pursue an academic theoretical study, but rather to enable theory to inform practice.

The MBA Program is designed to provide an academic experience that transcends that of the traditional classroom in which the flow of information is primarily from faculty member to student. Recognizing the educational value of the students’ extensive experience, faculty seeks to establish a vigorous dialogue in their MBA classes. The intention in MBA education is that each participant contributes to the education of the full class through sharing expertise and leading discussion when the participant’s skills and background make this possible.

Program's Requirements

All students pursuing the Master in Business Administration (MBA) must complete the following requirements:

Program Requirements ECTS
Compulsory courses 54
General Education Courses/Free Electives 24
Thesis or Two Elective Courses 12
Total Requirements 90
Program’s Objectives

In general, the educational objectives of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) incorporate the objectives of the College of Business Studies.

Graduates will:

  • demonstrate complex problem solving skills, supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques to improve organizational performance.
  • possess functional knowledge and be able to integrate this knowledge in support of decision making.
  • have experience with project leadership.
  • possess the knowledge necessary to use frameworks in ethical analysis and decision making, understanding their personal responsibilities as business leaders.
  • have a global and multicultural perspective.
  • demonstrate key attributes associated with professional conduct.

Specific objectives relevant to the elements mentioned above, Graduates will be able to:

  • use a variety of analytical techniques to identify a complex business problem, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution.
  • select and implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems.
  • integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers).
  • demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of the firm.
  • demonstrate a level of proficiency and self‐confidence appropriate to be a team or project leader.
  • define key components of the business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact organizational performance and decisions.
  • diagnose cross‐cultural issues in a case setting and propose appropriate solutions.
  • demonstrate knowledge of how issues and decision criteria change depending on cultural perspectives and location.
  • demonstrate highly effective oral communication skills in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations.
Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program students shall have:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas; as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems.
  • The ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems.
  • A global perspective based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organizations.
  • A good understanding of the ethical and environmental ramifications of corporate decisions.
  • The ability to lead and to interact effectively in group situations.
  • The ability to manage in culturally diverse environments.
  • Acquired analytical and research skills to deal with business problems.
  • Developed the ability to learn autonomously.
Code Course ECTS
Semester 1
MBA600 Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods 6
MBA610 Financial Resource Management 6
MBA630 Business and Financial Environment 6
MBA650 Marketing Management and Strategy 6
ELEC Elective 6
Semester 2
MBA620 Corporate Finance and Financial Management 6
MBA640 Management of Human Resources 6
MBA651 Operations Management 6
MBA652 Strategic Management 6
ELEC Elective 6
Semester 3
MBA653 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 6
ELEC Elective 6
ELEC Elective 6
ELEC Elective 6
ELEC Elective 6
Total 90
Code Course ECTS
MBA641 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 6
MBA642 Small Business Management 6
MBA645 Total Quality Management 6
MBA646 Project Management 6
MBA656 Strategic Management and Business Policy 6
MBA659 Strategic Operations Management 6
MBA660 Banking Operations and Management 6
MBA661 Market and Credit Risk Management 6
MBA662 Analyzing Bank Performance 6
MBA663 Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital 6
MBA664 Managing Interest Rate Risk 6
MBA665 Managing the Bank’s Investment Portfolio 6
MBA672 Investment Banking and Private Equity 6
MBA675 Financial Theory and Valuation Models 6
MBA678 Derivative Securities 6
MBA690 MBA Thesis 12

Detailed information is provided in the Section → Academics → Foundation Course