Master of Business Administration (MBA) QMU

Queen Margaret University
EDINBURGH

Our MBA fulfils the University’s vision of developing ‘ideas and influence’. We consulted widely with employers and industry experts in devising this course.

We know that employers look beyond qualifications when recruiting and desire employees with real experiences. As well as regular engagement with industry, our courses take a clear and consistent focus on leadership, teams and group dynamics, challenging you to take on different roles in delivering objectives. In a global business environment that is constantly changing, this MBA will develop your ability to apply your knowledge effectively within the workplace and critically within the dynamics of high performing groups and teams.

Programme Objective

To demonstrate a critical understanding of seminal, as well as contemporary theory and its relationship to practice.

To understand current issues in the field of management.

To develop personal and professional qualities through responses to complex issues in the industry.

To gather, analyse, evaluate, and synthesise written, oral and statistical data relevant across indsutry.

To formulate and implement decisions based on corporate objective.

To take responsibility for own work and critically reflect on the experience

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

Master of Business Administration

Mode & Duration
Full-time: 12 mths
Part-time: 12 mths

Intakes
Jan  / May  /  Jul  /  Oct

Registration

One Month Prior to Intake Dates

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30

Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.

Singaporean / PR
Honours degree in business, plus 2 years relevant work experience
or
General degree with a minimum of 2 years work experience at supervisory level

International Students
Honours degree in business, plus 2 years relevant work experience
or
General degree with a minimum of 2 years work experience at supervisory level
and
Proficiency in English Language (IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each language skill )

Course Fee
  International students
  Full-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 24,000
  Examination Fees
S$ 2,200
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 450
  Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000
  Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 28,250
  Singaporean / PR
  Full-Time Part-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 22,800
Tuition Fees
S$ 21,100
  Examination Fees
S$ 1,600
Examination Fees
S$ 1,600
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
  Administrative Fee
S$ 500
Administrative Fee
S$ 500
  Study Material
S$ 600
Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 25,650
TOTAL
S$ 23,950
  Medical Insurance Waived
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived
  Other miscelleneous fees may apply ( Please click here  for more information)
 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.
Business Economics

This module enables students to apply the understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics theories with quantitative methods to analyse business enterprises and the factors contributing to the diversity of organisational structures and the relationships of firms with labour, capital and product markets. It provides students with an appreciation of providing practical information to people who apply economics in their jobs.

Human Resource Management

This module aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of Human Resource Management (HRM) as a strategic and operational level activity. Students will be exposed to the selection processes, performance appraisal process and training, strategic HRM and also methods used in employee development.

Business Impact and Practice (Project)

This module engages the student in a focussed business project. It provides a focus of preparation, practice, reflection and development, for critical hard and soft management and leadership skills, particularly in the project environment. It facilitates and develops students

Directing Strategy for Value Creation

The module aims to facilitate critical enquiry in directing/managing strategy, predicated upon the objective of creating and sustaining value, within the contextual settings of different organisational forms and the dynamics of a changing environment. Develop student understanding of contemporary strategic management challenges faced in the creation of stakeholder value, the importance of integration and their implications for organisational and managerial practices

International Leadership, Power & Policy

This module enables students to apply a critical knowledge and understanding of leadership in the hospitality industry in sectoral, national and international contexts. Students need to identify a range of problems in connection with leadership and leadership styles in contemporary hospitality industry, apply critical analysis and evaluation of theory and understanding forefront issues to attempt to provide solutions to these complex issues

Financial Management

This module is designed for finance and business students to enable them to present and apply theories of corporate finance. Students will learn about the goals of managerial finance and the roles of financial managers and be exposed to financial and ratio analysis and its limitations. The core areas cover Financial Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting; Management of Working Capital; Sources of Finance; Time Value of Money and Capital Investment Appraisal; Capital Budgeting; Cost of Capital; Leverage and Capital Structure and Dividend Policy.

International Marketing

The module addresses the challenges of leading and managing the development and refinement of organisation strategy in the shaping of international marketing context. Management and leadership, entrepreneurial knowledge and skills will also be addressed. It challenges students to create a plan for the launch of a product or service into a new international market, which requires students to conduct a detailed study and analysis of the context.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

This module enables students to solve complex business problems relating to the journey of products and services from the manufacturer or provider to the end customer. Students will gain an understanding of the techniques required for managing and improving the integration of design, resources, processes and customer requirements. Students learn operations management, business process design, supply chain management, business logistics, production planning and scheduling, and quality management.

Introduction to Behavioural Finance

This module provides an introduction to a relatively new area in economics and finance that focuses on alternative theories of risk-taking behaviour and biases in information processing that influence financial decision-making. The module examines two inter-related questions: what are the psychological mechanisms of individuals