MBA

Mission Statement and Program Objectives

The Master of Business Administration at IUC offers an ambitious curriculum that puts students in the middle of the emerging global economy. It provides a framework for understanding markets and the international operations of companies. The IUC MBA program helps students to develop the practical skills needed to operate a business effectively in a world where international competition thrives.

The mission of the MBA program is to provide students with a high-quality Masters-level education in the field of business administration. The program is designed to prepare students for positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in the business and public administration fields.

The IUC MBA Program has the following objectives:

  1. Students must demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking and communication skills.
    1. Students must be able to communicate effectively in the written and oral form and in a way that is appropriate for the existing objectives and audience.
    2. Students must be able to evaluate information, its sources, critical issues, and problems, and offer a range of problem-solving strategies.
    3. Students must have the ability to integrate selected information into their knowledge base.
    4. Students must be able to analyze issues critically using their newly acquired knowledge base and predict possible consequences in the potential implementation of solutions.
  2. Students must be able to apply theoretical and practical skills in dealing with the myriad of potential issues in the corporate decision making process.
    1. Students must be able to assess the importance and development of organizational human and business issues.
    2. Students must be able to identify, describe, and explain a range of corporate processes, procedures, policies and concepts that ensure the smooth functioning of small and large organizations.
    3. Students must be able to assess the impact of outside forces such as the competition, interested stakeholders and the public interest aspect. This might include legal, ethical, social, economic, technological and international issues.
  3. Students must be able to demonstrate collaboration and teamwork in the learning and problem-solving process.
    1. Students must be able to identify, describe, and discuss perspectives and best practices with regards to a team-based approach to leadership in an organization.
    2. Students must be able to apply a modicum of interpersonal and leadership skills in team-based learning and work activities.
    3. Students must be able to exercise the appropriate leadership and management skills in the course of developing a professional approach to the workplace and must also be able to differentiate between the two.

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze an industry and a specific firm within an industry.
  2. Synthesize important relationships across business disciplines.
  3. Interpret ethical and legal concerns of stakeholders and be able to comply with codes and regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, the ideas and arguments associated with business issues.
  5. Explain and apply analytical constructs to business problem solving.
  6. Design organizations to fit the specific business issues and formulate reasonable and logical implementation decisions.
  7. Recognize and understand the special opportunities and challenges presented by the global business environment.

The MBA program is designed on an interactive model to facilitate strong relationships between students and faculty.

Method of delivery

MBA students will be exposed to a range of high-quality, top online academic interventions. Because the course is a time-consuming one, IUC will ensure that students gain the most from this enriching experience.

 

Duration

The MBA program takes 1- ½ years. Under certain conditions, some students could apply to achieve their degree over a longer period.

  • The duration of the MBA program is normally 17 months, and 16 courses are offered. This includes 4 months being allotted to a Research Project. Students will start working on their project one semester after registering for their MBA.
  • All research papers Online or On Campus will be supervised directly by the IUC affiliated professors.

Admission Requirements for MBA Program

To apply for the MBA Programs applicants should have completed at least a Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent from a recognized University.

Application Form

  1. Most recent resume (including name and address of last employer) including your full postal and e-mail address and telephone number
  2. A copy of your last university degree and a copy of your last transcript. Later on an original of your transcripts sent directly from the university will be required. You should have graduated from a recognized university.
  3. A scanned copy of official government identification (such as passport, driver’s license, national ID card etc.)
  4. All documents in a foreign language should be translated into English.
    All official copies and translations should be certified and/or notarized.

Students can send the application documents by email (preferred) or post.

Applicants must be at least 23 years of age at the time of application for the MBA Program. The IUC Admission Committee’s decision for acceptance will be based on predictors of academic success and will include such factors as previous academic grades and records, as well as prior work experience.

Experiential Equivalent Credit Acceptance Policy

Credit may also be given for adequately documented and validated experiential equivalent learning of a post secondary nature. Examples include credit for learning acquired through business experience, college level equivalent tests, achievement in a related profession, military training, or other post secondary level equivalent experience. Up to 25% of total credits required will be awarded to individuals exhibiting an adequate level of business experience.

For the MBA level the following is required:

  1. Proof of 5 years business management experience. This includes strategic, budgeting, decision making and leadership experience. This proof must be demonstrated through 2 specimens/documents that have been produced in the previous 2 years.
  2. A contactable reference person at a more senior level who can confirm activities performed and responsibilities assumed.
  3. Individual curriculum will be based upon individual experience and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Time to completion for the MBA degree is based upon actual experience gained as well as course availability at any one time.

 

Credit Transfer

Transferability of Units and Degrees Earned to our University

Credits earned in other programs will be transferred, provided that they represent:

  • Credits earned at similar or complementary programs.
  • No more than 30 credits (or equivalent) or a maximum of 50% of the total number of credits required to complete the IUC program.
  • Credits that have been granted by an institution that is recognized.

IUC accepts academic credits earned from accredited/approved academic institutions when the course content is deemed equivalent to our own. The number of transfer credits granted for each course depends on the other college’s definition of its credit system. Credits from a school that also operates on a semester credit system transfer one-to-one. Credits from schools on a quarter credit system will transfer in a ratio of 2/3 semester credit for each quarter credit on a course-by-course basis, rounded to the nearest whole credit. For example, a course for which the student earned three quarter credits at another college will transfer to IUC as two semester credits; a course with four-quarter credits would transfer as three semester credits.

 

Previously earned credit will be assessed during the admission process:

Generally speaking, applicants wishing to transfer in credits earned at institutions located outside the Canada must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Exceptions may be made to this rule if IUC has deemed that the information provided and that the region or school from which the transfer is made exhibits sufficient transparency that allows IUC to make its eligibility assessment on its own. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Report. Applicants wishing to transfer credits toward specific courses in the IUC curricula must request a Course-by-Course report.

Students should request that the assessing organization send the evaluation and transcripts directly to IUC. Any fees required by this organization are to be covered by the applicant.

To Apply for Transfer Credits:

  • Pay the $100 evaluation fee
  • Submit official transcripts for any and all of the transfer credits you wish to receive credit for
  • Submit course descriptions for any and all appropriate courses

 

MBA Courses:

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires following courses:

Name

Course

Credits

MBA Core Courses

6 courses

18 Credits

MBA Concentration Courses

4 courses

12 Credits

MBA Elective Courses

2 courses

6 Credits

Prerequisite Courses

4 Courses

12 Credits

Total= 16 Courses Total= 48 Credits

MBA Core Courses (6 courses, 18 Credits)

Core Courses provide students with the skills and knowledge that all managers need.

Each candidate must complete the following (6) Core Courses.

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 511 Managerial Finance 3
MBA 512 Business Communication 3
MBA 513 Organizational Behavior & HR Management 3
MBA 515 Applied Statistics for Management Science 3
MBA 516 Business Management 3
MBA 611 Financial Accounting 3

MBA Concentration Courses (4 courses, 12 credits)

Students must specialize in their chosen concentration during the second year of their study. Students must take MBA 627 Advanced Research Project and choose 3 courses (9 credits) from the concentration courses of their chosen field for a total of 12 credits.

MBA in Accounting

(4 Courses – 12 Credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 608 Financial Reporting and Decision Making 3
MBA 610 Taxation of Business Entities 3
MBA 636 Managerial Accounting 3
MBA 654 Accounting Information Systems 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3

MBA in International Business

(4 Courses – 12 Credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 612 International Management 3
MBA 613 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
MBA 614 International Finance 3
MBA 615 International Strategy 3
MBA 616 International Marketing 3
MBA 617 Import / Export Management 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3

MBA in International Finance

(4 courses – 12 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 614 International Finance 3
MBA 618 International Economics and Trade 3
MBA 620 Long-Term Financial Decisions 3
MBA 621 Trading and Risk Management 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3
MBA 634 Operations Management 3

MBA in Marketing Management

(4 courses – 12 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 616 International Marketing 3
MBA 622 Marketing Research 3
MBA 623 Sales Management 3
MBA 624 Advertising & Promotion 3
MBA 625 Effective Negotiation 3
MBA 626 Consumer Behavior 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3

MBA in Global Logistics

(4 courses – 12 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 616 International Marketing 3
MBA 617 Import/Export Management 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3
MBA 628 Global Sourcing and Logistics 3
MBA 650 European Union Policy-Making in a Global Context 3
MBA 651 International Economics and Politics: Asia and the Pacific 3

MBA in Health Care Management

(4 courses – 12 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 613 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3
MBA 634 Operations Management 3
MBA 640 The Health Services System 3
MBA 641 Economics of Health Care and Policy 3
MBA 642 Financial Management of Health Institutions 3
MBA 643 Legal Aspects of Health Care 3

MBA in Human Resource Management

(4 Courses – 12 Credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 523 HR Law 3
MBA 536 Labor Relations 3
MBA 538 Compensation and Benefits 3
MBA 551 Conflict Resolution 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3

MBA Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

Students must take two additional courses (6 credits) from any of the concentrations or they may take two of the following courses:

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 631 Current Topics in Business 3
MBA 633 Business Planning and Development 3
MBA 634 Operations Management 3
MBA 635 Managerial Communications 3
MBA 636 Managerial Accounting 3
MBA 652 International Industrial Development Strategies: Privatization 3
MBA 653 Nations, Politics, and Markets: A Cost Benefit Analysis 3
MBA 560 Graduate Internship I 3
MBA 660 Graduate Project Internship II 3
CAR 600 Career Planning and Development 3
MBA 701 Strategic Management 3
MBA 702 Business Law 3

MBA Prerequisite Courses

Applicants seeking admission into the MBA Program, who have no previous business background and whose bachelor’s degrees are not related to business, are required to take MBA program prerequisites.

 

Prerequisite Courses: (4 Courses)

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUSS 303 Principles of Finance 3
ECON 101 Principles of Economics I 3
STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics 3

These program prerequisites are co-requisites and may be taken at the same time. Additionally, the dean at his/her discretion has the authority to issue permission or waiver for these courses.

Sample schedule

N.B.: The authority can change the routine if necessary.

First Semester (Fall) – Core courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 511 Managerial Finance 3
MBA 512 Business Communication 3
MBA 513 Organizational Behavior 3

Total Credits

9

Second Semester (Spring) – Core courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 515 Applied Statistics for Management Science 3
MBA 516 Business management 3
MBA 611 Financial Accounting 3

Total Credits

9

Third Semester (Fall) – Career specific courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 613 International Management 3
MBA 615 International Strategy 3
MBA 616 International Marketing 3

Total Credits

9

Fourth Semester (Spring) – Career specific & Elective courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
MBA 617: Import/Export Management 3
MBA 613 Current Topics in Business 3
MBA 627 Advanced Research Project 3

Total Credits

9

Total Cumulative Credits

36

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