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8 Core (Required) Courses:

2 Specialist Compulsory Courses:

Electives (Select 3):

Capstone Courses:

Note: The Executive Certificate in Global Leadership is a required element for obtaining either the CEMBA Graduate Degree or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Core (Required) Courses

C1: Management Information Systems -- This course is designed to enhance your knowledge and competencies in various aspects of the development and applications of management information systems. It provides a general overview of information systems and the frameworks required to plan and implement effective information systems which will be useful for management decisions and support.
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C2: Management in Organisations -- This course addresses topics of management and organisational behaviour. The course begins with a micro focus, embarking from the individual level of analysis and then moving on to group behaviour in organisations. The modules that follow explore more macro issues at the organisational level of analysis, including decision making, communication, planning, structure, leadership, technology and globalisation, politics and power, culture and organisational change, conflict and negotiation.
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C3: Managing Human Resources -- This course introduces a holistic approach to human resource management practices that include job analysis, recruitment and placement, training and development, compensation and labour relations and employee security. The course ends with a discussion on the emerging issues in human resource management and the use of various approaches to organisational development.
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C4: Operations Management -- This course examines the requirements for the operations function of an organisation and how that function can create customer value through effective processes in both product and service-based organisations. The emphasis is on strategic process inter-relationships and infrastructural requirements.
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C5: Economic Environment of Business -- Economics is the study of how individuals and societies choose to use scarce resources. It is a behavioural science of how people make choices.  The course begins with an overview on the economic environment and the market mechanism. The modules that follow explore production theory, cost theory, market structure, aggregate demand and supply, and government macroeconomic policy.
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C7: Quantitative Techniques -- Quantitative techniques provide the mathematical, statistical and operations-research foundations that enable informed decision making and management. This course will teach you to apply and interpret quantitative results and should equip you with the analytical skills you need to understand, formulate and solve business problems. You will develop a combination of theoretical and applied skills within a modelling approach, which is integrated with computer-based spreadsheet modelling.
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C8: Marketing Management -- This course aims to give you a full understanding of key marketing topics, such as those related to the marketing mix and a detailed understanding of its various components, market segmentation, determinants of consumer behaviour and purchasing decisions, and the marketing organisation. It touches upon many significant topics necessary at the introductory stage including the marketing mix, the product life cycle, approaches to pricing, packaging, and distribution, the drivers of consumer decisions, and market research.
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C9: Financial Accounting -- The course is designed as an overview of financial accounting principles and processes, to provide an understanding of how financial transactions are captured, measured, and compiled into financial reporting statements. You will be introduced also to techniques commonly used to analyse and interpret the financial statements of an entity. Opportunities will be given throughout the course for you to select, calculate and manipulate transactional data, produce financial statements and conduct analysis.
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Specialist Compulsory Courses

SC3: Strategic Management -- This course builds analytical skills for appraisal and analysis of the external and internal environment for strategic decisions. The central theme of the course is the articulation of corporate strategy which steers organisations amid external changes and is therefore also an agent of strategic change. It draws on the concepts from different specialisations such as macroeconomics, industrial economics, micro economics, Game theory, marketing, finance and accounting, behavioural theories, production and operations management, philosophy and ethical studies.
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SC4: Quality Management -- This course is intended for people who need to understand the basic fundamentals and tools of quality, the interrelationships between quality and other functions in the organisation, and how to use this knowledge to improve quality materially, and impact the performance of the organisation. Customers will define quality very clearly using specifications, standards and other measures. Perceived quality is a major factor by which people make comparisons of products or services in the marketplace.
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Electives (Select 3)

  • E1 Electronic Commerce
  • E2 Project Management
  • E5 Managerial Economics
  • E7: Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • E8: Contemporary Administrative Systems
  • E10: Corporate Finance
  • E13: International Marketing

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Capstone Courses:

Research Methods -- This course has been designed to give you an understanding of the process of business research and its components, such as research design, data collection, sampling, statistical analysis and report writing. It involves a systematic and replicable process that identifies and defines problems within specified boundaries. Students will employ well-designed methods to collect data and analyse the results in order to resolve a business-related problem or achieve an understanding of a particular trend or issue.
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Research Project -- The Project Course helps students demonstrate their ability to apply the various concepts learnt during the Programme; contribute analysis and findings to the body of knowledge in management or business administration, in a field of their particular interest(s).
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Executive Certificate in Global Leadership – This certificate programme is a required element for obtaining either the CEMBA Graduate Degree or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Although it is strongly recommended that students complete the Executive Certificate course prior to beginning the Master-level courses, the Certificate modules may be completed while enrolled in any Commonwealth of Learning programme.





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