THE UEL MBA (International Business)
The Master of Business Administration, MBA (International Business) Programme at the School of Business and Law, University of East London, UK is aimed at providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment in which your management education may develop. UEL believes that the development needs of managers vary at different stages of their careers and consequently UEL offers a wide range of programmes to meet these needs. The MBA programme makes a significant contribution to this portfolio. The MBA benefits from the perspective and experience given through the successful operation of MBA programmes both in the UK and overseas, especially in Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and China.Successful completion of the programme MBA (Internationa lBusiness) at WIM College leads to the award of Master of Business Administration by the University of East London.
Aims of the MBA Programme
Themes covered within the UEL MBA in International Business degree programme include:
- Operating a global business.
- Managing an international business portfolio
- Personal and interpersonal skills relevant management
- Critical and analytical approaches to management theory, practice and research
The MBA first four modules look at the key functions performed by a business and encouraging students to learn and the final module – dissertation reflect on business and management practice. All modules are weighted at 30 credits apart from the Dissertation which is weighted at 60 credits. All students would be expected to follow the programme of study shown below:
|MODULE CODE||MODULE TITLE||CREDIT||STATUS|
|MK7245||Operations, Networks and Partnerships||15||Core|
|MK7246||Marketing in the Digital Age||15||Core|
|LA7202||Corporate Governance and Globalisation||15||Core|
|LA7201||Corporate Social Responsibility||15||Core|
|AC7236||Accounting and Finance for Managers||15||Core|
|HR7240||Managing and Leading People||15||Core|
Teaching and learning methods used are varied. They are designed to encourage students to accept responsibility for their own learning, collectively as a group and individually. The programme hopes to promote independent study and the development of self-management skills. There is a requirement for students to undertake set reading on certain topics and explore relevant literature for assignments and seminar discussions. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through participation in seminar discussion and oral presentation. The programme aims to have a high degree of participation, encouraging sharing of information, ideas, experience and values. Students are expected to use their knowledge and expertise to relate theory to practice in the context of their own work experiences and allow them to apply the theory they have learned to real life examples. The programme aims to develop an approach to learning which encourage you to “transform” rather than simply to “reproduce” the theories and ideas to which you are introduced. Overall the intention is to enable you to develop as someone who is proficient in the acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills in the various fields of management and someone who is committed to a critical understanding of your own learning and potential professionalism. The learning environment will not be limited to the traditional methods and will incorporate other learning tools such as guest speakers and study tours. Guest speakers will share their personal experiences with students, which will allow them to learn about a variety of industries from a managerial perspective. Study tours will help students to get a first-hand experience of how other organisations operates and sustain their business.
The assessment strategy takes into account both the mode of assessment and its timing within the programme. Each module comprise of at least 2 different forms of assessment, which will be identified at the beginning of each semester in the module handbooks. Ranges of assessment methods are used on the programme and they are:
- Formal examinations
- Course work
- Individual and group project work
- A high standard of written English and presentation.
- Logical and well-structured argument and organisation.
- Critical understanding of theory and concepts.
- Application of this understanding to business practice.
- Clear referencing and sourcing.
Mode of Study and Duration
- Classes are held at least two (2) weekends in a month [Saturday – half day afternoon and Sunday – daytime] at WIM’s owned 6-storey building in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Classes are held at least two (2) weekends in a month [Saturday – half day afternoon and Sunday – daytime] at WIM’s owned 6-storey building in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Classes are held fortnightly on weekends and allowing one weekend in between for students to spend time with family and to catch up on research and assignments.
- There are no weekday night classes.
- Comprehensive study materials.
- Lecturers are stringently selected and approved by UEL.
- WIM students will have direct access to UEL online library which has more than 18,500 books with access to six business-related online databases containing over 1,000 full text journals.
- Additional Coaching Sessions Organised by WIM College:
Learning and Development
The main aims of this session are to equip students to become effective learners at postgraduate level, and to ensure that students have sufficient capability in relevant learning and study skills.
Academic Writing Workshop
The objective of the workshop is to enable students to:
- write academic assignments in appropriate language.
- use an appropriate layout and style for various types of assignments.
- edit their own writing for grammatical accuracy used in academic.
- practice writing and receive feedback on their writing style, accuracy and clarity.
- reference other authors’ work in a variety of ways to avoid plagiarism.
- evaluate, discuss and improve the writing styles of samples / extracts from assignment
Research Methodology and Planning Research
This session is to enable students to develop relevant knowledge, skills and experience for the formulation of successful proposals for the management research.
Supervisory Meetings for Management Dissertation
Meetings between the students and their respective supervisors will be scheduled periodically to ensure that students are equipped with the relevant skills to understand how to carry out appropriate research in business contexts and be able to critically evaluate the research of others.
- Wisma WIM is a carefully planned homely environment that is equipped with classrooms (with WiFi access), WIM physical library, computer lab, student’s lounge for relaxation, break-time and group discussions, pantry with refrigerator, microwave oven, hot beverage and snacks are available, hostel accommodation with special rental rate for outstation students and ample parking bays.
Corporate Networking Malaysia (CNM)
Benefits to members?
- To network with like-minded individuals who have a common goal to improve their career advancement, personal and professional skills.
- Gain the edge over your peers via knowledge sharing and know more about any industry of interest.
- Build network with leaders of corporations by social events and seminars.
- Gain insight into future trends in industries.
What is it aimed to do?
- Monthly talks by industry leaders and experts.
- Social gatherings with corporate organized events.
- Organize leadership, soft skills, economic and industry based talks and seminars.
- Link members to alternative ways to penetrate into other industries for career progression.
- Organize summits for all members and aspiring members, thus spreading the network of CNM across Malaysia.
- Arrange study tours to different organizations in various industries.
- Affordable fees – EPF (Account 2) withdrawal and flexible instalment plans are available.
- Fees are inclusive of lectures, lecture notes, examination, WIM library facilities and UEL online library access.
MBA in International Business
The MBA is a recognised qualification of managerial competence at a strategic level and as such exemptions are granted by numerous professional organisations. It also creates a pathway for continued personal and professional development. Many graduates of this programme have gained significant promotion and successful career development. Furthermore, the MBA has given students the confidence and knowledge to be able to start their own businesses or to help improve the running of their own businesses.