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Master of Business Administration (Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

This internationally recognised MBA programme aims at graduates with significant business/management experience. It will significantly enhance your capability to function as a senior manager within a wide range of commercial and service organisations.

You will develop your strategic management knowledge, competence and problem-solving ability. You will also become familiar with international management practice, and the development of effective business cultures and performance enhancement.

The MBA is designed to draw upon the experience of the candidate and in recognition of the applied nature of the award the programme will emphasis an integrated and practical (professional) orientation over a theoretical approach.


Methods of Assessment

Students’ knowledge and understanding of each module are assessed through assignments.  


Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Business Administration degree by the University of Sunderland. This degree is identical to that awarded to on-campus students. Graduates are then allowed to use the title MBA after their names.
 

University Details

Sunderland Business School
The University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK’s most up-and-coming cities. We have strong industry links and work closely with some of the world’s leading companies. Testament to our growing reputation, the University was nominated for University of the Year in 2013 (Times Higher Education Awards).
 
Our Faculty of Business and Law is recognised worldwide; with students from over 70 countries and a presence on three continents, we are playing a major role in preparing tomorrow’s leaders for long and successful careers.
Our programmes are highly regarded in terms of student experience, teaching standards and relevance to the real world. This has been recognised in the National Student Survey 2012, where Tourism at Sunderland was voted best in the UK for Overall Satisfaction.
 
We believe that employability is at the heart of the university experience, and this is underpinned by the drive to develop six key attributes in our graduates: capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook.
Whatever your future ambitions, make a life-changing decision by choosing to study at the University of Sunderland.
 

Sunderland's Quality

  • Top University in the North East of UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015)
  • Best in the North East for course satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2015
  • Ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Business & Management Studies
  • Ranked 62th in The Guardian University Guide 2017: League Table for Accounting and Finance
 

Career Opportunities

  • The MBA programme will prepare you for senior roles within a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations.
  • Previous MBA students have gained positions such as, chief executive of a regional authority, business development manager for an automotive supplier, regional manager for a major building society and director of major public services.
  • A number of Sunderland alumni students have gone on to work in consultancy practice – for example, PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany, and international roles in the electronics industry in the Netherlands.
 

 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

Module Descriptions

Financial Management and Control (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• A critical understanding of the key strategic financial statements of an organisation

• Understanding and evaluation of the uses of both quantitative and qualitative accounting information within an organisation

• Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks to a range of practical situations in order to propose solutions to strategic business problems


Managing and Leading People (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• A critical understanding of the attitudes and beliefs, players and influences that exist and the extent to which these help or hinder people and their organisations as they strive to achieve success

• A critical understanding and sound knowledge of the systems, processes and routines that underpin people leadership and management and the basics of people resourcing, learning/development and performance management

• A critical understanding and sound knowledge of the characteristics of successful organisations and of high performance people management


Operations Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• A critical understanding and explanation of the systematic nature of the Operations Management function

• Critical knowledge of the contribution made by operations management to corporate strategy

• Critical understanding of the interdependence of the operations function and the other key activities of the organisation


International Business Environment (15 credits)

This module examines aspects of the key concept of strategic management within an international business context. Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• Their understanding of the concepts, terminology & theoretical models associated with international business policies and strategies

• An understanding of the political, socio-cultural, economic and technological factors that have been found to influence variations in international organisational business structures and management styles

• An awareness of the relationship between national and organisational cultures

• Their knowledge of the conceptual theory of ‘internationalisation’, innovation and competitive advantage to different industries and locations


Marketing Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• That they understand the merits of particular marketing concepts when applied to selected business situations

• That they can understand the potential impact of factors in the external environment on the marketing activities of organisations

• That they have an understanding of the major decisions that organisations confront in satisfying market-place needs

• That they understand market planning in organisations


Global Corporate Strategy (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• Their critical understanding and application of relevant theories associated with global corporate policies and strategies

• Understanding of the holistic nature of strategy and apply analytical techniques to solve complex problems in real    life organizations

• Knowledge of the strategic decision making process through critical analysis of how strategic decision making  enables an organization to relate to its global business environment


Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• Critically analyse the management of innovation and technology transfer as a core business process

• Critically evaluate the choices and challenges in building and managing an innovative organisation

• Reflect upon and critically evaluate the key attributes in capturing learning from Innovation and
 technology transfer

• Demonstrate an ability to critically appraise theories of managing innovation and technology transfer in the 21st        century.

• Evaluate the assessment of viable concepts, models and techniques in order to identify ease of
 transmission for the adoption and/or application of managing innovation and technology transfer.

 

Project Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• That they can appreciate the requirements for management control and the application of project control processes

• A critical understanding of the relationship between time, cost and quality in achieving project objectives


Dissertation (60 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

• That they can understand specific substantive problems or issues within an organisation or business sector placing them into a strategic context within the research investigation

• A critical understanding of valid research questions via a review of the academic literature; a critical review of the activities and operations of the organisation/sector and the environment in which it operates

• A clear understanding of different research methodologies and their limitations, and be able to critically explain when one might be more appropriate than another in the context of the chosen research topic

• That the project findings have been logically derived and that the conclusions/solutions and recommendations are fully supported by the evidence presented

• That the recommendations for strategic change in the organisation/business sector investigated are capable of implementation

• How the personal and organisational learning that has taken place has affected the development of your skills and competences during the completion of your programme of study

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme 

12 months


 

Commencement Dates

2017 Class Intakes 
Course Commencement Dates
Full-time Programme 23 Jan 2017
  8 May 2017
  11 Sept 2017
 

Fees

Application Fee            S$321

Tuition Fees                 S$26,215

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 years and above have one of the following academic qualifications:

- A second lower class Bachelor's degree in any discipline and professional work experience of minimum 6 months

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following:

- A minimum C6 grade in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Levels

OR

- IELTS score of 6.0

OR

- Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE )

 

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

  • MDIS Application Form
  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150, 000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarised English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

Structure and Duration

Part-time Programme 
18 months
 
Full-time Programme 
12 months
 
 

Commencement Dates

2017 Class Intakes 
Course Commencement Dates
Part-time Programme 23 Jan 2017
   8 May 2017
  11 Sept 2017
Full-time Programme 23 Jan 2017
  8 May 2017
  11 Sept 2017
 

Fees

Application Fee                       S$53.50
 
Part-time Programme
Tuition Fees                        S$23,540.00
Non-tuition Fees                  S$    406.88
Total                                  S$23,946.88
 
Full-time Programme
Tuition Fees                       S$24,610.00
Non-tuition Fees                 S$    585.88
Total                                 S$25,195.88
 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 years and above have one of the following academic qualifications:

- A second lower class Bachelor's degree in any discipline and professional work experience of minimum 6 months 

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

English Language Requirement

Applicants must possess one of the following:

- A minimum C6 grade in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Levels 

OR

- IELTS score of 6.0

OR

- Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE )

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

STUDY LOANS
 
Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg


0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg


For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

 

Duration of Course | Full-time: 12 Months, Part-time: 18 months
Award | MASTERS

COMMENCEMENT DATES  

2017 Class Intakes 

Full-time and Part-time Programmes
23 Jan, 8 May & 11 Sept 2017
CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries