Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MbaPrognew  About the Programme

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a professional programme designed to develop skilled professionals of integrity whose influence as agents of change will be felt within the Church and society.

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the true MBA experience, combining expertise and professionalism with practice and integrity in a multicultural learning environment based on Christian values.

The MBA programme at AUA is about fresh thinking, innovative leadership, stewardship, positive impact, social responsibility, spiritual and ethical values to balance professional competency.

Purpose of the Programme

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is an accredited two-year blended online academic degree designed to provide a business-relevant learning experience anchored on Biblical principles to students, equipping them to reach their potential and serve society.

The philosophy of the MBA programme is in accordance with the basic beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the mission of the University concerning ministering, stewardship, responsible leadership, social responsibility, and ethical behaviour.

Organisations today demand versatile, technologically literate professionals who can actively contribute and thrive in a team/project management environment. The AUA MBA programme is distinctive in design, incorporating spiritual and ethical values to balance professional competency.

Since management techniques quickly become obsolete, we focus on developing versatility through critical thinking, analytical and applied research skills, creativity, and high standards for professional integrity and ethics. The programme emphasises three of the most fundamental aspects of business administration: strategic thinking, functional effectiveness and effective decision-making. To this end, every course in the programme offers opportunities to develop decision-making skills in practical situations.

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Have at least two years of post-graduate relevant work experience. Students who lack work experience will be required to undertake on-the-job training through internship/practicum for at least 12 weeks (480 clock hours) in a reputable organisation after completion of the first two semesters.

3.    Submit a written personal Statement of Purpose explaining why he/she wants to take MBA at AUA.

4.    Those with degree programmes other than Business Administration must take the following undergraduate courses or equivalents as prerequisites and earn a minimum grade of C:

a.   Principles of Accounting

b.   Business Statistics

c.   Business Economics

d.   Principles of Management

5.    Have two Recommendations.

One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization.

Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA Admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

6.    Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Programme Coordinator: Dr Marie Anne RazafiarivonyEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Time – 2 years

(4   Semesters) – Total 45 Credits

 

Part Time – 3 years

(3 Sessions)   – Total 45 Credits

Year 1

Session 1

Year 1

Session 2

Year 2

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

 

Year 1

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

Year 3

Session 3

15

15

15

Thesis Writing

 

15

15

15

Specializations

1. Management                                   

2. Finance                                   

3  Accounting               

4. Information System

 

Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

21

Specialization

12

Research & Thesis/Project

12

Total

45

 

 

MBA

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

FINC 620

Accounting for Decision Making

3

 

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

INFS 620

Information Technology and Management Information Systems

3

 

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

 

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

 

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

       
   

Total

21

       

Specialization

Management

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

MGNT 630

Corporate Governance

3

 

MGNT 640

Change and Crisis Management

3

 

MGNT 650

Teamwork and Leadership

3

 

MGNT 680

Project Management

3

   

Total

12

Specialization Finance

     
 

FINC 630

Corporate Finance

3

 

FINC 640

Investment and Portfolio Management

3

 

FINC 660

Insurance and Risk Management

3

 

FINC 690

International Financial Management

3

   

Total

12

Specialization Accounting

     
 

ACCT 620

Financial Accounting

3

 

ACCT 640

Auditing and Control

3

 

ACCT 650

Advanced Financial Accounting

3

 

ACCT 660

International Accounting and Financial Reporting

3

   

Total

12

Specialization Information System

     
 

INFS 609

Advanced Database Management & Administration

3

 

INFS 630

Advanced IT Service Systems Analysis and Design

3

 

INFS 660

Network Design and System Administration

3

 

IINFS 680

E-commerce

3

   

Total

12

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

BUAD 680

Quantitative Analysis in business decision-making

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

 

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

   

Total

12

Grand Total:

45     Credits

 

 

 

Full-Time Schedule

MBA –  Specialization: Management

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

MGNT 640

Change and Crisis Management

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

MGNT 650

Corporate Governance

3

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

 

MGNT 680

Project Management

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

 

Total

15

   

Total

15

             

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

             

BUAD 680

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision Making

3

       

MGNT 650

Teamwork and Leadership

3

       

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
 

Total

15

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

Full-Time Schedule

MBA –  Specialization: Finance

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

FINC 630

Corporate Finance

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

FINC 640

Investment and Portfolio Management

3

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

 

FINC 660

Insurance and Risk Management

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

 

Total

15

   

Total

15

             

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

BUAD 680

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision Making

3

       

FINC 690

International Financial Management

3

       

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
             
 

Total

15

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

Full-Time Schedule

MBA –  Specialization: Accounting

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

ACCT 620

Financial Accounting

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

ACCT 640

Auditing and Control

3

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

 

ACCT 660

International Accounting and Financial Reporting

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

 

Total

15

   

Total

15

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

BUAD 680

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision Making

3

       

ACCT 650

Advanced Financial Accounting

3

       

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

3

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

6

       
             
 

Total

15

       

Grand Total: 45 credits

Full-Time Schedule

MBA –  Specialization: Information System

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

INFS 609

Advanced Database Management & Administration

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

INFS 630

Advanced IT Service Systems Analysis and Design

3

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

 

IINFS 680 

E-commerce

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

15

             

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       

BUAD 680

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision Making

3

       

INFS 660

Network Design and System Administration

3

       

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

       
             
 

Total

15

       

Grand Total: 45 credits

  

Part-Time Schedule

MBA – Specialization: Management

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

BUAD 680

Quantitative analysis for business decision-making

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

MGNT 650

Teamwork and Leadership

3

MGNT 640

Change and Crisis Management

3

 

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

18

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

       

MGNT 680

Project Management

3

       

MGNT 650

Corporate Governance

3

       

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
 

Total

12

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

Part-Time Schedule

MBA – Specialization: Finance

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

BUAD 680

Quantitative analysis for business decision-making

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

FINC 690

International Financial Management

3

FINC 630

Corporate Finance

3

 

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

18

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

       

FINC 640

Investment and Portfolio Management

3

       

FINC 660

Insurance and Risk Management

3

       

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
 

Total

12

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

Part-Time Schedule

MBA – Specialization: Accounting

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

BUAD 680

Quantitative analysis for business decision-making

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

ACCT 650

Advanced Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 620

Financial Accounting

3

 

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

             
 

Total

15

   

Total

18

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

       

ACCT 640

Auditing and Control

3

       

ACCT 660

International Accounting and Financial Reporting

3

       

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
 

Total

12

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

Part-Time Schedule

MBA – Specialization: Information Systems

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

 

BURM 680

Business Research Methods

3

INFS 620

IT and Management Information Systems

3

 

ACCT 615

Accounting for Decision Making

3

MRKG 610

Marketing Management

3

 

BUAD 680

Quantitative analysis for business decision-making

3

BUAD 630

Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective

3

 

INFS 630

Advanced IT Service Systems Analysis and Design

3

INFS 609

Advanced Database Management & Administration

3

 

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

 

Total

15

   

Total

18

 

Year 3 – Session 3

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

       

INFS 660

Network Design and System Administration

3

       

IINFS 680

E-commerce

3

       

ECON 610

Managerial Economics

3

       

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

       
 

Total

12

       

Grand Total:  45 credits

 

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