USTC has designed the following programme of Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a broad View to creating and growing let century managers who will think and act globally. A domestic manager cannot be fitted internationally while a global manager can best be fitted domestically. In any explanation, USTC’s future MBA graduates are expected to be invaluable experts in domestic and international businesses, corporations, multi and trans- national settings, municipalities and the governments, since this exceptionally designed and profoundly articulated programme will retain the internationally compatible standards at all times. The programme is not a rigid one, however, rigorous in its length and execution while the students will learn basic, real-life and strategic issues relating to the major functional areas of business. Each classroom exercise of our programme will be a distinct session of brainstorming where the instructor will not only deliver the conventional lecture orally but also interact individually with each student and discuss each potential issue relating to modern businesses, their problems, prospects, changes and adjustments. Technological innovations, scientific change of conventional practices, global climate changes, environmental issues and changes, changes in economic and financial behaviour and competitive advantages will be addressed with complex discussions. Classroom exercises will include lecture and discussions, case presentations, combined discussions and debates, video demonstrations, assignments and examinations. MBA students will have to attend in different seminars on strategic issues and governance to meet the criteria of international business and standards.
Upon successful completion of two years rigorous studies in Master of Business Administration (MBA), each graduate is expected to:
- be able to prudently work as manager in any business setting and in any functional area of business, such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Management Information Systems;
- have considerable understanding not only in basic concepts and fundamental theories but also in strategic issues, real-life problems of contemporary business, solutions to those problems in all aspects of functional areas of business;
- have substantial level of numerical or mathematical knowledge, communication skills and data analysis ability in the process of scientific management decision making. Such knowledge, skills and abilities are essentially needed to understand a business environment, its complexities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and potential threats. Understanding such components are vital to the needs and expectations of any business organization that operates Within the international environment;
- be an expert in multi-dimensional fields of businesses where he/ she can demonstrate potential skills and abilities to work independently or with minimal or no supervision;
- have abilities in collecting primary and secondary data, assimilating, interpreting and analyzing those findings into organized thoughts with the usage of statistical and mathematical tools. Such skills are necessary to conduct subjective and objective research and innovations;
- be able to initiate or to organize a new business, select possible options to survive, sustain and retain competitive positions of such business and to control them effectively and efficiently. MBA programme has been designed with a major focus to make each graduate a successful entrepreneur, a knack innovator and finally a prudent manager of international standards.
Duration of the Programme
The programme requires two years for full-time studies and three years for part timers. A total 60 credit hours or completion of 20 courses are required to complete this MBA Degree that is quite similar to most of the AACSB accredited MBA Programmes in the United States. Maximum period to complete the programme is four years in exceptionally unusual cases.
Academic Assessment Standard
At least CGPA 3.00 out of 4.00 is required to obtain the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from USTC that is also similar to the most AACSB accredited Business Schools in the United States. Failure in any subject will cause elimination from the programme. However, each failed course may be maximally retaken twice.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree will be treated as ’Concentration Degree’ since it focuses on eight (8) distinct fields of functional areas of Business. The specific concentrations are : Accounting, Finance, Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Insurance 8: Risk Management, Management Information Systems and Hospital Health Administration. Each MBA student is required to choose any of these eight fields in their second year studies as relevant to their professional and career goals. Students willing to transfer courses will be able to obtain credit waivers from any recognized college or university where he or she will be continuing studies in any business field or in doctoral (PhD) degrees. USTC’S Professional Management Team will assist any student willing to transfer such courses to any overseas academic institution or a recognized university.
Credit Transfer Arrangements
Most of the North American and Western colleges and universities will accept USTC courses in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and therefore, the credits completed at USTC may be transferred. Further, the official process at USTC is underway to set up bi-lateral arrangements of formal credit transfers with major US, Canadian, Australian and British universities and colleges. In addition, USTC’s counsellors will assist intending students in obtaining transfer of credits in any academic institution or a recognized university around the world.
Students must take the following 15 required courses (12 Core courses and 3 Major courses) in order to proceed through the programme
1. Principles of Management
2. Business Communication
3. Entrepreneurship & Small Business
4. Principles of Accounting
5. Managerial Economics
6. Organization Behaviour & Human Resources Management
7. Statistics and Mathematics for Business Decisions
8. Business Ethics 8: Environment