Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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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.

Objectives of the Programme

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Contact Details

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

Duration of the Programme

Two Years - Full Time

Curriculum

Major Curriculum Sub-Divisions

Courses

Credits

Master of Business Administration Core

9

27

Area of Specialization

5

15

Research

1

03

Thesis/Project

1

06

Total Credits

16

51

 

   

MBA Core Courses  - 27 Credits

Credits

MRKG 610

Marketing and Service Management

3

FINC 610

Financial Management

3

FINC 620

Accounting for Decision Making

3

MGNT 620

Human Resource Management

3

BUAD 625

Organizational Theory and Behaviour

3

MGNT 625

Strategic Management

3

BUAD 608

Theology of Wealth and Stewardship

3

BUAD 630

Biblical Basis for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

3

INFS 620

Managing Information Systems

3

Research Component  - 9 Credits

BURM 680

Business Research and Statistical Methods

3

BURM 690

Thesis/Project

6

Select One Area of Specialisation  - 15 Credits

Accounting Specialisation

ACCT 620

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 630

Government and Not-For- Profit Accounting

3

ACCT 640

Auditing and Control

3

ACCT 660

International Accounting and Financial Reporting

3

Accounting Electives – 3 Credits

ACCT 650

Advanced Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 670

Accounting Seminar

3

ACCT 680

Taxation

3

Finance Specialization

FINC 630

Corporate Finance

3

FINC 640

Investment and Portfolio Management

3

FINC 650

Money and Financial Institutions

3

FINC 660

Insurance and Risk Management

3

Finance Electives – 3 Credits

FINC 670

Finance Seminar

3

FINC 680

Capital Budgeting

3

FINC 690

International Financial Management

3

FINC 700

Financial Economics

3

Management Specialisation

MGNT 630

Corporate Governance

3

MGNT 640

Change and Crisis Management

3

MGNT 650

Teamwork and Leadership

3

MGNT 710

Management Communication

3

Management Electives – 3 Credits

MGNT 670

Management Seminar

3

MGNT 680

Project Management

3

MGNT 690

Total Quality Management

3

MGNT 660

Management of Not-For-Profit Organizations

3

MGNT 700

Managing Across Cultures

3

Information System Specialisation

INFS 609

Advanced Database Management & Administration

3

INFS 630

Advanced IT Service Systems Analysis and Design

3

INFS 650

Business Data Communications & networking

3

INFS 656

Advanced Systems and Network Administration

3

Information System Electives – 3 Credits

INFS 660

Advanced Network & Information Security

3

INFS 670

Information Systems Seminar

3

IINFS 680

E-Commerce

3

Healthcare Management Specialization

HADM 641

Healthcare Policy Development and Management

3

HADM 657

Managerial Epidemiology

3

HADM 660

Insurance and Risk Management

3

HADM 690

Total Quality Management

3

Healthcare Management - Electives - 3 Credits

HADM 626

Epinfo Data Management

3

HADM 646

Healthcare Systems Operation Management

3

HADM 648

Special Topics in Health Care Management

3

HADM 663

Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Institutions

3