Structure of the Program

MBA Course Structure

Module

Credits

Foundation Courses*

12**

Business Core - 9 courses

27

Major Area - 3 courses

9

Internship - 8 Weeks

Pass/Fail ***

TOTAL

36 Credits

* Maximum of 4 courses depending upon applicant background.

** not counted towards MBA GPA | only for conditional admission students.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The MBA program consists of 36‐credit curriculum: 27 credits accrue from the Core Courses (CCs) and 9 credits from the Track Courses (TCs). The course structure has been designed to focus on contemporary business perspectives and issues, collaboration, teamwork, and development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

FOUNDATION COURSES (FCs)

Some students may require an additional semester of Foundation Studies. The Foundation Courses (FCs) are required for those students who do not have adequate academic exposure to Business‐allied subjects. Besides, the MBA Select Committee may require even a candidate with an undergraduate degree in Business to reinforce his/her background knowledge by undergoing FCs. This is often due to insufficient GPA level, inadequate demonstration of Business knowledge at the interview or the year of graduation was 5 years prior to the admission. If so specified in the admission letter, the students have to take all or some of the foundation courses from the list below in order to continue into the MBA Core and Track courses.

LIST OF FOUNDATION COURSES
CODE TITLE CRS
BUS 505 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 501 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 504 Quantitative Methods 3
FIN 500 Principles of Finance 3

CORE COURSES (CCs)

The objective of the CCs is to develop solid analytical knowledge in the key areas of business, e.g., finance, marketing, production, organizational behavior, accounting, and corporate strategy. These courses are included to provide core theoretical knowledge and its practical applications in real business situations. The CCs consists of 27 credits, which can be completed in three academic semesters. The CCs are presented below:

LIST OF FOUNDATION COURSES
CODE TITLE CRS PREREQUISITES
ECON 510 Managerial Economics 3
ACC 520 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 501
MKT 530 Marketing Management 3
FIN 550 Financial Management 3 ACC 500, BUS 504, FIN 500, ECON 510
BUS 570 Managing Organizations and People 3
BUS 580 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
BUS 581 Managing Information 3
BUS 582 Production and Operation Management 3 BUS 504
BUS 590 Strategic Management 3 BUS 582, MKT 530, FIN 550, ACC 8

TRACK COURSES (TCs)

Towards the second half of their studies, the students choose career‐focused business discipline areas in order to add depth to their acquired knowledge. The CBA's MBA program offers four Tracks as follows.

  1. General Major
  2. Finance Major
  3. Human Resource Management Major
  4. Marketing Major

The General Track includes the compulsory courses of all the other three Tracks namely FIN 551, HRM 570 and MKT 538 (a total of 9 credits). In the other tracks, a student needs to take the applicable Compulsory Track Course and two other Track Course Electives as recommended by the MBA Program Director/Associate Director and available in the offer list of the relevant semester (a total of 9 credits). Courses included in every Track are provided below:

GENERAL TRACK
CODE TITLE CRS PREREQUISITES
FIN 551 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 3 FIN 550
HRM 570 Human Resource Management 3 BUS 570
MKT 538 Strategic Marketing 3 MKT 530
FINANCE TRACK
CODE TITLE CRS PREREQUISITES
FIN 551 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management (TC Compulsory) 3 FIN 550
Electives Track Course (Any Two Courses to Be Chosen)
FIN 552 Corporate Finance 3 FIN 550
FIN 553 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 FIN 550
FIN 554 Financial Derivatives 3 FIN 551
FIN 555 Insurance and Risk Management 3 FIN 550
FIN 556 MNC Finance 3 FIN 550
FIN 559 Selected Topics in Finance 3 FIN 550
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRACK
CODE TITLE CRS PREREQUISITES
HRM 570 Human Resource Management (TC Compulsory) 3 BUS 570
Track Course Electives (Any Two Courses to Be Chosen)
HRM 572 Compensation Management 3 HRM 570
HRM 573 Employee Relations 3 HRM 570
HRM 574 Organizational change and Development 3 HRM 570
HRM 575 Human Resource Development 3 HRM 570
HRM 579 Selected Topics in Human Resources Management 3 HRM 570
MARKETING TRACK
CODE TITLE CRS PREREQUISITES
MKT 538 Strategic Marketing (TC Compulsory) 3 MKT 530
Track Course Electives (Any Two Courses to Be Chosen)
MKT 532 Marketing Research 3 MKT 530
MKT 533 Consumer Behavior 3 MKT 530
MKT 534 International Marketing 3 MKT 530
MKT 535 Electronic Marketing 3 MKT 530
MKT 539 Special Topics in Marketing 3 MKT 530