Friday, 18 October 2019

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Title of the program
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Admission requirements
The common regulations for the masters’ degree in the University of Embu shall be applicable.
The following shall be admissible:
a)    A holder of at least an upper second class honors degree or equivalent in non- classified degrees.
b)    A holder of lower second class with at least two years of  post qualification work experience, or a pass degree with at least five years of post qualification work experience, and/or having relevant professional qualifications.

Duration of Study
The minimum duration for the programme shall be four (4) semesters, while the maximum duration  shall be fifteen (15) semesters, and will involve coursework, examinations and the Research Project.

General objectives or expected learning outcomes
The objectives of the programme are to:
a)    Equip the student with a knowledge of key generic and specific areas of management;
b)    Enhance self-confidence and the ability of the student to evaluate practical business experience from an academic, practical, and critical perspective;
c)    Develop awareness in the student of the changing local and international business environment;
d)    Provide specialized knowledge of the chosen area; and
e)    Instill a professional and problem-solving attitude in the practice of management.

Career prospects
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme of the University of Embu seeks to equip its graduates with skills, techniques and knowledge required for successful managerial careers in the public and private sectors of the economy.  The programme caters for students with prior business training at undergraduate level as well as those whose professional backgrounds are in other disciplines. The MBA course is therefore also a conversion course that aspires to make managers out of practitioners in different professional areas.