MBA in International Business

MBA in International Business

Location:  Malaysia, Myanmar
Start Date:  Contact Centre
Courses Info
Course Information

An MBA to enable managers to understand the impact of Globalisation towards enhancing their organisation’s business activity in today’s globalised world. Our unique online programme is offered in Malaysia and Myanmar. This programme is approved by the Malaysia Quality Agency (MQA)

Contact

Malaysia

Contact:
Knowledge Universe/ Olympia College
17-3, Jalan 8/1D,
Section 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor,
MALAYSIA.

Tel:+603 79555285
E-mail:chan@ipeparis.com
Contact: Associate Professor Chan Chee Seng

Myanmar

Contact:
River Samon Institute of Management
Room 506, Pan Chan Tower
No 8 Bar Gayar Road
Myay Ni Gone San ChaungTownship ,Yangon
Myanmar

Tel:: +959-42072556 or +959-73094060
E-mail:konyi.lwin@gmail.com
Contact: Mr KoNyiLwin

Programme Objectives

The programme has the following aims:

  • To enable the advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.
  • Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level to assume senior managerial and leadership positions in business.
  • Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management leadership and practice.
  • Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large
Benefits and Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme the successful student will have the ability to

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organisations.
  • Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers/leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
  • Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios.
  • Demonstrate and apply independent research and critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices
  • Demonstrate initiative, insight, attitudes of responsibility and ethical leadership in the development of the strategic management agenda in the organization the participant works in or expected to work in the future
Programme Module

Compulsory Core Courses

  1. Managing Business Strategy
  2. Managerial Accounting
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Managing Human Capital
  5. Leading Organisation
  6. Financial Management
  7. Managing Operations PLUS choose 1 Elective

Elective Course leading to MBA ( Specialisation) award

  • Project Management. MBA ( General )
  • Corporate Finance MBA ( Finance )
  • E Marketing MBA ( Marketing )
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management MBA( SCM )
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Capital Management MBA(HCM)
  • Business Consulting& New Venture Creation MBA( Business Consulting )PLUS
  • Dissertation
Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award.
A number of criteria are used in considering admissions to the programme including candidates’ language proficiency, academic and professional qualifications. And includes the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution OR
  • A professional qualification equivalent to a degree and a minimum of two years of working experience OR
  • Mature and high potential candidates without degree or equivalent qualifications but hold Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas with more than six years of work experience of which at least two years are at supervisory – managerial level OR
  • Mature and high potential candidates without Diploma qualifications but with more than 8 years of work experience of which at least 3 years are at supervisory – managerial levels
  • Demonstrate English Language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English
Module Contents

1. Managing Business Strategy

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply the appropriate models, techniques and theories to produce an environmental audit of the external and internal environment for an organisation.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the alternative strategic directions an organisation may consider to employ and propose the most appropriate strategic option for execution.

Syllabus

  • The Concept of Strategy and how it benefits the organization vision, mission and objectives.
  • Transformation of the External Strategic Environment and the Consequences and the Influence of the Internal Environment on Current Practice
  • Key Strategic Techniques for Analysis
  • Strategic Development, namely Acquisitions and Mergers, Joint ventures and Alliances, and Divestment
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Strategic Performance Analysis

2. Managerial Accounting

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • To critically evaluate the informational content of financial and accounting reports and their use as a tool for appraising corporate performance.
  • To develop an understanding of financial planning tools and techniques and the contribution they make to the achievement of an organisation’s core objectives.
  • To explore the role of financial modeling in the context of developing an organisation’s corporate strategy.
  • To evaluate the results of financial models used for long term decision making.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance concepts.
  • Measuring and Reporting Financial Performance
  • Cash Flow Statements and Performance Measurement
  • Cost Volume Profit analysis and Costing
  • Budgets and Capital Investment Decisions
  • Working Capital and Financing

3. Marketing Management

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Undertake a situation analysis such that it is possible to develop a concise understanding of the marketing environment.
  • Use situation analysis findings to formulate a marketing strategy that will fit the company and its environment.
  • Formulate a marketing plan that provides for the implementation and control of chosen strategies.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Marketing Management.
  • The Environment Influence and its Management
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Product Planning & Screening
  • Promotion Strategy
  • Advertising Strategies
  • Global Marketing
  • Pricing Policies & Strategies
  • Marketing Analysis and Formulating a Marketing Plan
  • Implementation , Evaluation & Control

4. Managing Human Capital

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding that to engage successfully in processes of human capital management, their thinking needs to go beyond such dualisms as thinking and acting, structure and culture, strategy and implementation, and see each of these as different facets of unified processes in human and organisational life.
  • Analyse and evaluate the choices presented in approaches to human capital management practices and how these relate to the overall strategic way an organisation handles its changing environment and the range of stakeholders with which it deals.
  • Critically appraise current managerial practices to inform the way they can contribute to the strategic direction of human capital resourcing, and develop appropriate and relevant solutions to employment management issues in their organisations.

Syllabus

  • Historical view of work, work today and workers’ psychological contract.
  • Essence of organisational strategy, human capital strategy
  • Human Capital Management( HCM) roles in structures, culture and policy as well as strategic Human Capital( HC) partnership and alliance
  • The Workplace Relations
  • New Roles and Challenges for HCM
  • Human Capital Trends and Organisation Culture

5. Leading Organisation

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse a strategic context of an organisation and envision necessary directions and activities.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate processes or actions for developing the potential of managers and employees for engaging in critical and strategic thinking (e.g. involvement in decision making, empowerment, information, concern, etc).
  • Evaluate opportunities and strategies for developing partnerships with other organisations to achieve strategic goals.

Syllabus

  • Shaping an organisation for strategic change.
  • Leadership attributes and credibility
  • Leadership of change at multiple levels of the organisation
  • Empowerment of managers
  • Developing receptiveness to reform and innovation
  • Handling conflict during strategic changes
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Ethical leadership behaviour

6. Financial Management

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and consider the optimal mix of debt and equity financing.
  • Develop the tools needed for valuing investment projects, including the determination of the relevant cash flows and the appropriate discount rate.
  • Formulate appropriate Risk management provision in financial decision making.

Syllabus

  • Financing and Capital Structure.
  • Capital Structure: Informational and Dynamic Considerations
  • Valuation of Free Cash Flows
  • Valuation models : WACC and APV
  • Valuing a company
  • Risk Management

7. Managing Operations

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the established approaches to managing operations from both a strategic and tactical viewpoint.
  • Develop and justify a strategic operations management approach for an organisation.
  • Evaluate the transformations required to change the operations philosophy of an organisation.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to strategic operations management.
  • Operations strategies
  • Operations management and product design
  • Capacity planning
  • Work Study, Diplomacy And Sensitivity
  • The management of the inventory
  • Facility layout and flow
  • Business process re-engineering and quality management

8. Project Management

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Develop and define project scope.
  • Apply project management knowledge in a practical setting.
  • Use project planning and management techniques.

Syllabus

  • The nature of projects.
  • Scoping and initiation
  • Time and activity planning
  • Scope Management
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Scheduling and Resource Planning
  • Managing the project lifecycle
  • Project documentation
  • Project Closure Phase

9. Corporate Finance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the appropriate sources of finance, their risks and cost to manage global risk.
  • Explain, demonstrate and recommend suitable risk management techniques to manage global risk.
  • Critically assess potential investment decisions and strategies in a global environment.
  • Evaluate the advantages in the globalisation of the investment process

Syllabus

  • Risk analysis
  • Interest rate and Foreign Exchange rate risk
  • Business Valuations
  • Strategic implications of mergers
  • Post merger values
  • Exit strategies
  • Advanced Investment appraisal-Impact of global financing
  • Using exchange rates
  • Changing the capital structure
  • Use of CAPM and APT

10. Strategic Supply Chain Management

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically review the supply chain’s performance and practices of manufacturing and industrial organisations.
  • Develop action plans for upgrading the supply chain practices and supporting ICT systems to deliver improved supply chain performance.
  • Formulate supply chain management strategies that would integrate with companies e-business strategies and practices.

Syllabus

  • Supply Chain Management Structure
  • The SCOR Model
  • Bench marking
  • Diagnosing Supply Chain Performance and Practices
  • Supply Chain- Extended and Collaborative Enterprises
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment
  • Supply Chain Operations and E Business Strategies
  • Formulating Supply Chain Strategy

11. E Marketing

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Produce a convincing argument about the role of Internet marketing in the information society
  • Critically reflect upon the changing notions of consumption in mediated environments.
  • Using the Internet as a strategic marketing tool.

Syllabus

  • Introduction: Internet Marketing in the Information Society
  • Virtuality and Reality
  • E-economies
  • Internet and Strategy
  • Comparing offline ad media and mass online advertising
  • E-Consumers and online consumer behaviour
  • Online Brands
  • Website Design Process
  • Emerging e-issues

12. Contemporary Issues in Human Capital Management

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Develop ‘in depth’ knowledge and understanding of various contemporary developments in approaches to human capital resourcing and a critical awareness of how strategic human resourcing processes can support and contribute to wider business strategies
  • Analyse how these are shaped by the prevailing socio-economic, political and legal environment, as well as internal organisational influences.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different human capital resourcing strategies and identify why certain approaches may be more appropriate than others in different organisational contexts.

Syllabus

  • An exploration of the development and implementation of selected contemporary issues in human resourcing: for example, approaches to performance management and workplace employee participation and involvement
  • Different approaches to human resourcing in varied organisational settings and how these are shaped by the prevailing economic, social, political and legal environment, as well as internal factors
  • The effectiveness of human resourcing interventions in selecting, developing and shaping the work of individuals employed in rapidly changing organisational contexts
  • The support and contribution human resourcing policies and practices can make to wider business objectives
  • The extent to which those theories which have led to the development of strategic human resourcing interventions are supported by human resourcing practices
  • The challenges, dilemmas and tensions of human resourcing policies and practices for those responsible for their application and for those who experience the processes

13. Business Consulting& New Venture Creation

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the business consultancy process
  • Apply effective interpersonal and interpersonal skills necessary to achieve success in undertaking business consultancy projects.
  • Employ the appropriate use of various tools and techniques required while providing business consultancy services.

Syllabus

  • The Management Consultant: The human factors
  • The Consulting Process
  • Consulting Tools
  • Customer Relationship Management

13. 14. Dissertation

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the objectives of a Dissertation and plan a valid and practicable project to meet the objectives.
  • Carry out a critical literature review that provides a structure and focus for the Dissertation.
  • Define concepts and structure them in ways that give a useful theoretical shape to the Dissertation.
  • Design and apply appropriate research methods and analyse the research material systematically and critically based on both primary and secondary date collected.
  • Frame, and argue for, a clear thesis in the documents and draw sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Write a clearly structured, adequately expressed and well-presented Dissertation using the prescribed style and format.

Syllabus

  • Choosing a topic and designing the project
  • Identifying a topic
  • Drafting research objectives
  • Planning the research and the project
  • Analysing the literature and writing a critical literature review
  • Searching the literature
  • Summarising and processing the literature
  • Evaluating key concepts and theories
  • Developing conceptual or theoretical frameworks
  • Defining concepts
  • Drafting conceptual or theoretical frameworks
  • Theorising the material
  • Collecting and analysing research material
  • Choosing and designing research methods
  • Conducting the research
  • Analysing, sorting and classifying the material
  • Interpreting research material and drawing conclusions
  • Honesty of argument and language
  • Interpreting research material
  • Drawing safe conclusions
  • Making appropriate recommendations
  • Forming arguments and writing up the Dissertation
  • Arguing a thesis as well as writing a Dissertation
  • Structuring the Dissertation
  • Style and presentation specifications

Duration of completion:15 to 24 months