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Course Details

Length of course

1 year full-time (study in 3 trimesters) or 1.5 years (study in 4 trimesters) or part-time equivalent.

MBA classes are conveniently held on weekday evenings to provide flexibility to working executives.

Fee information

AED 96,000 for full program

All students must complete 8 units to graduate. Students will complete differing amounts of units per trimester depending on whether they are full-time, or part-time. Payment for the program is made on a trimester basis.

Full-time - 12 months - 3 units per trimester for 1 year
Part-time -16 months - 2 units per trimester for 1.5 years

* 3 trimesters per year
* Fee is calculated per credit points. Each unit varies from 3- 6 credit points. [AED 2666 per credit point]

Location Block 10 and 11, 4th Floor, Dubai International Academic City
Murdoch course code M1256
Points 36 points

Course Structure

Core Units - 30 Credit Points

MBS 6611 Global Business

Points
6
Description
This unit addresses key issues about managing global businesses in the 21st century. It places you in the role of decision makers, developing your ability to innovatively apply theories to resolving problems in challenging international business situations.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 32 teaching hours

MBS 662 Business, Society and the Environment
Points
6
Description
This unit addresses key issues about the relationship between business, society and the environment in order to foster a critical understanding of the role of firms in contemporary societies. It will pay special attention to the interplay of markets, politics, sustainability science and ethical reasoning in order to foster responsible management-and-governance approaches. It supports the school's commitment to the United Nations PRME initiative.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 30 teaching hours

MBS 663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise
Points
6
Description
The modern enterprise engages with all quarters of society as it pursues its goals. The core of the engaged enterprise is its people. It is these engaged people who execute strategy with intent while continually exploring new horizons. This unit focuses on fostering and engaging with staff by distributing leadership at all levels of the enterprise, leveraging the power of groups and reaffirms the strategic role of human capital development in learning to innovate new responses to organisational challenges.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 30 teaching hours

MBS 664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence
Points
6
Description
This unit enables students to investigate how firms and organisations design and execute effective strategies. Exploring relevant issues: macro - globalisation, market competition, environmental, sustainability, information communication technology, meso - government regulatory frameworks, shareholder and stakeholder needs, and micro - resources, leadership and organisational culture and climate. Students investigate the application of Game Theory to strategic thinking and decision making. Students analyse recent case studies and 'hot topics' in strategy drawn from the media and business journals.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 30 teaching hours

MBS 546 Business Finance
Points
3
Description
This unit examines the financial management issues of a business entity. The tools used by financial managers are introduced and applied in a variety of long and short term financing and asset management contexts. Topics include financial mathematics, capital budgeting, risk and return relationships, cost of capital and working capital management.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 2.5 hours per week.

MBS 539 Accounting for Managers
Points
3
Description
While this unit provides an introduction to accounting issues relevant to both preparers and users of business reports, it predominantly explores the principles of financial and management accounting from a user perspective. The focus of the unit is on decision-making providing a practical understanding of how to analyse information obtained from the accounting system to assist in management decision making.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 2.5 hours per week

Specified Electives - 6 Credit Points

Select from the following

MBS 538 - Organisational Behaviour and Management
Points
3
Description
This unit introduces students to concepts and theories of organisational behaviour useful to managers. The unit considers behavioural impacts at the individual, group and organisational levels. Topics include motivation, job attitudes, stress, issues of group processes and relations, leadership, communication, power and conflict, and organisational structure and design. Theories of how to manage the organisation during times of change and development will be a focus. The unit combines lectures and tutorials and has a practical, problem solving and experiential approach.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 2.5 hours per week

MBS 673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Points
3
Description
This unit explores the development and management of start-up enterprises and social ventures, focusing on commercialisation of new business ideas and technologies. Topics include opportunity recognition and evaluation, Operations-related and exit strategies, innovation and creativity, financing and entrepreneurial networks. The complexities of technology management, innovation strategies and planning are also covered. Students will work in small groups developing a feasibility plan to launch a new venture and learn how to pitch and sell their new business.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 6 hour sessions per week

MBS 537 Strategic Marketing Management  
Points
3
Description 
This unit offers a sound foundation in marketing management strategy, which is relevant for all types of profit and not for profit businesses and organisations. Marketing management strategy is essential practice for all brand and service operations. The main topics include the marketing mix, product life cycle, consumer behaviour, the competitive environment, strategic options, market positioning, international marketing and online marketing. Learning activities in class and assignments include developing and presenting a strategic marketing plan for an actual organisation.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 2.5 hours per week

MBS 574 Strategic Research in International Markets
Points
3
Description
Research in international marketing provides information about market needs in various countries. It contributes information for all aspects of marketing and shapes an entity's overall international strategy. Research in International Markets provides students with an in-depth overview of the role and importance of research in international marketing, and the processes of undertaking that research. This includes qualitative and quantitative research methods used to understand and answer specific research questions relevant to businesses, government entities and not-for-profit organisations.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: Runs for 6 weeks.

SWM 517 Health Policy and Governance
Points
3
Description
This unit examines national and international health policy from a governance perspective. Governance has become a central concept in many disciplines studying social coordination (e.g. political sciences, public policy, management, economics). This unit covers healthcare governance modes and how the health sector is governed in Australia and other countries. It examines the historical, economic and political influences on current and emerging issues with the purpose of identifying best practices in health policy and reforms.
Contact time
Lectures/Seminars: 4 hours per week.