MBA - Master Of Business Administration
“The FU-MBA Program aspires to provide and develop advanced knowledge; skills and relevant learning experiences, through applied research, for middle-level and upper-level executives, working professionals, as well as entrepreneurs to develop appropriate high-level managerial competencies in order for them to assume more meaningful roles in their respective organizations, business disciplines or professions and to deliver significant contributions to the society in general”.
|Final Award and Title||Master of Business Administration|
|Professional Qualifications||Refer back to pp.3-4|
|Program accredited by||CAA|
|Teaching Institution||University of Fujairah|
|Modes of Study||Full Time|
|Program Length||36 credit hours|
The following are the main features of FU-MBA program:
- To fully comply with the QF-Emirates and international best practices for MBA , the research component of the program is addressed by:
- Incorporating a separate course on business research methods (i.e. MBA602 Business Research Methods) into the list of core courses of the program. This course aims at providing students with the necessary research methods, techniques and tools necessary for conducting in-depth research papers and assignments of major business problems covered by other courses that address the main functional areas of business (i.e. marketing, finance, operations, business information technology, global business, human resource management and planning).
- Designing an assessment regime that is based on a limited number of in-depth written assignments (i.e. research papers) and apply this methodology for all courses of the program.
- The main objective of the program is to develop students into leaders ready to tackle the challenges of today’s global business environment and strengthen their managerial competencies through the provision of learning experiences emphasizing critical and analytical decision-making and strategic approaches to organizational problem solving alongside inculcating ethical leadership and effective teamwork.
- The learning outcomes of the program have been specified in such a way they reflect the ability of students to:
- Have and effectively use highly specialized knowledge of business functional areas;
- Use research methods and techniques, synthesis and critique to effectively analyze problems and develop solutions;
- understand the integrative nature of business;
- function effectively within a team, either as a team member or a leader who thinks globally; and
- Communicate effectively.
The educational goals of the MBA program must are consistent with the university’s strategic goals as follows:-
UoF’s strategic goals:
- Maximize the use of technology
- Extend education excellence of both undergraduate and graduate programs
- Enhance community engagement
- Foster interactive and successful research community
- Enhance campus Culture for service excellence
MBA Educational Goals
- Enable students to integrate and critically appraise knowledge, theories, models and practices across the disciplines.
- Develop and enhance effective decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Develop students’ ability to manage organizational circumstances with a global perspective.
- Enhance students’ awareness and understanding of the social, ethical and legal responsibilities of the organization.
- Develop effective-leadership skills, collaboration skills and interpersonal skills.
- Help students demonstrate effective oral and written communication, as well as presentation
- Develop students’ competent understanding of the role of information technologies in the
Program Learning Outcomes
|Upon the completion of this program, student will be able to:||Dimensions||QF Strand (Label)||Bloom’s Taxonomy (Cognitive & Affective Domains)|
|Critically appraise and integrate functional and cross-functional theories, concepts and methods in assessing and solving business problems||Disciplinary Knowledge||Knowledge||Synthesis|
|P2||Make reliable decisions by evaluating relevant data using pertinent quantitative, qualitative analytical techniques and research skills.||Decision Making||Skills||Synthesis|
|P3||Draw conclusions on the impacts of current trends, issues and changes in global business environments to the organization, and propose strategic courses of actions||Global Perspective|
Skills, Autonomy & responsibility
|P4||Integrate appropriate professional, ethical and legal frameworks on organizational issues and concerns to arrive at an informed, fair and valid decision||Ethical Orientation||Self Development||Affective Domain|
|P5||Demonstrate capable leadership and collaboration skills in accomplishing organizational, group or professional goals and development||Leadership||Role in Context & self Development||Application|
|P6||Determine organization-relevant information, and responsibly share them through effective communication skills with the aid of applicable information technologies||Communication Skills||Skills||Evaluation|
Summary Of Courses And Distribution Of Total Credits
|MBA 601||Business Quantitative Methods||3|
|MBA 602||Business Research Methods||3||MBA 601|
|MBA 603||Managing People and Organizations|
|MBA 604||Managerial Economics for Decision-Making|
|MBA 605||Managerial Accounting||3||None|
|MBA 606||Financial Management||3||MBA 604|
|MBA 607||Managing Business Operations||3||MBA 601|
|MBA 608||Leadership and Organizational Development||3||MBA 603|
|MBA 609||Marketing Management||3||MBA 603|
|MBA 610||Management Information Systems||3|
|MBA 611||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3||MBA 603|
|MBA 612||Strategic Management (Capstone Course)||3|
MBA 602, MBA 604,MBA 605, MBA 607, MBA 609, MBA 610.
· Co-requisites: MBA 606
|Total Credit Hours||36|
|Couese Code||Course Name|
|MBA601||Business Quantitative Methods||3||None|
|MBA603||Managing People and Organizations||3||None|
|MBA610||Management Information Systems||3||None|
|Total credit Hours||12|
MBA601, Business Quantitative Methods, (3):- This course develops students’ understanding and abilities of applying quantitative methods as an advanced business practice, either via evaluating and surveying exciting research or via developing their own research projects. The course exposes students to a wide range of methods of quantitative data analysis and deals with the conceptual and practical aspects of this process. This course helps students learn how to handle and model data, use quantitative techniques (regression analysis, linear programming, etc.) and conduct data analysis. It helps students use a variety of quantitative techniques to analyze complex business problems and provide sound information for decisions making.
MBA603, Managing People and Organizations, (3):- This course emphasizes on how a manager applies the theories and concepts of organizational behavior highlighting how they impact individual, group and organizational productivity amidst the dynamic business environment. Furthermore, the course deals with approaches to manage OB issues and concerns affecting organizational productivity. The topics are grouped into individual, group, and organizational levels of behavior which are initially discussed through analysis of case situations.
MBA605, Managerial Accounting, (3):- The course provides students with managerial accounting concepts and techniques that play an increasingly important role in understanding business activities, and how these tools can be utilized by managers for planning, controlling, and decision making. The course includes topics such as general cost classifications and concepts, CVP relationships, job-order costing, variable costing and absorption costing, segment reporting, activity-based costing, relevant costs for decision making, master budget, flexible budget, performance analysis, and standard cost and variances.
MBA610, Management Information Systems, (3):- This course broadens the perspective of students on how a manager use information systems to make better business decisions and facilitate solutions to IT-related business cases. Emphasis is placed on information systems topics relevant to students seeking to become managers. Existing modeling, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, integration, management, and control approaches for various types of IS systems are presented. Theory and practical application considerations are highlighted in each topic. Also various information and communications technologies are addressed.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|MBA602||Business Research Methods||3||MBA601|
|MBA604||Managerial Economics for Decision-Making||3||MBA601|
|MBA607||Managing Business Operations||3||MBA601|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
MBA602, Business Research Methods, (3, MBA601):- This module gives students a sound grounding in research methods at the master level necessary to facilitate their undertaking of a research project. It also allows students to learn about and evaluate research methods for a business environment.
MBA604, Managerial Economics for Decision Making, (3, MBA601):- This is a core course for MBA students. It focuses on how to maximize the company’s profitability by applying economic analysis to a wide array of business problems. The course is based on a problem- solving approach that is used to achieve this objective. The focus is on the application of economic tools rather than just settle for a purely theoretical understanding.
MBA607, Managing Business Operations, (3, MBA601):- The aim of this course is to provide in-depth understanding of the important role of operations management in the overall organizational strategy and its interdependent relationship with other key functional areas of the firm. It emphasizes on the comprehensive aspects of business operations: designing, planning, directing and controlling of all the facilities, processes and activities required to and efficiently-and-effectively transform inputs (i.e. raw materials, personnel, machines, technology, capital information, and other resources) into marketable and competitive outputs (goods or services).
MBA609, Marketing Management, (3, MBA603):- This course aims at exposing students to the advanced knowledge and concepts of marketing management. Students will be exposed to the scope of contemporary marketing on how business firms strategically respond to the opportunities in the marketing arena. It also aims to improve decision making skills and stimulate strategic thinking through the use of case studies.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|MBA608||Leadership and Organizational Development||3||MBA603|
|MBA611||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3||MBA603|
|MBA612||Strategic Management (Capstone Course)||3||MBA602, MBA604, MBA 605, MBA607, MBA609, MBA610.|
• Co-requisites: MBA606
|Total Credit Hours||12|
MBA606, Financial Management, (3, MBA604):- This course is designed to provide students with a broad theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of financial management and its applications to business decision making. The course emphasizes the following subjects: discounted projected cash flows, corporate financial performance, investment evaluation criteria, risk management, cost of capital and optimal capital structure, capital budgeting, financial planning, dividend policy, corporate governance and social responsibility.
MBA608, Leadership and Organizational Development, (3, MBA603):- This course focuses on understanding the critical leadership competencies and tools necessary for effectively leading and affecting change in organizations. It is also necessary for improving an organization’s visioning, empowerment, learning, and problem-solving processes, through an ongoing, collaborative management of organizational culture and ethics.
MBA611, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (3, MBA 603):- This course highlights the role of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurial business. Thus, part 1 of the course emphasizes on the need of entrepreneurs to manage creativity in the conception of new ideas to produce products with economic value. It provides the learning opportunity for the MBA student to design, develop and implement innovations in entrepreneurial endeavors. Part 2 , further focuses on entrepreneurial tools and processes: and offers discussion on feasibility analysis, developing a business model, and designing a business plan. Other topics included are financing, venturing and leading entrepreneurial activities. The local setting is mostly considered throughout the course (i.e. a special topic is allotted to the UAE government’s initiatives for entrepreneurship and innovation.)
MBA612, Strategic Management, (3, Capstone, MBA602, MBA606, MBA607, MBA608, MBA609):- Strategic Management is an integrative course designed to provide the student an opportunity to synthesize knowledge across functional & key areas of business (i.e. Finance, Management, Economics, Marketing, Business Research, Organizational Behavior and Leadership) in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of organizational strategies for long-term survival and growth in an ever-changing business environment. The course provides the student the ability to analyze industry conditions and company-specific resources, capabilities, and competencies utilizing analytical tools to identify strategic issues and alternative strategies from which he/she recommend strategic options that will create and sustain the company’s competitive advantage. As a final requirement, the students shall propose and present a Business Plan. The plan could revolve on a start-up company, development and launching of a new product/service, intervening organizational change or other strategic issues. This will also give the students the opportunity to gain leadership, team-member competences as well as recognize and apply corporate social responsibility and ethical considerations in business situations.