Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EMBA) - Commences in April 2015

1. Programme Aims/Purpose:

The programme is an advanced Leadership Programme focusing on general management, growth and innovation issues, matching with the highest international standards of Executive Business Education and provides students with international exposure by a two weeks International Management and Leadership Experience Residency in Berlin, Germany.
 

2. Programme rationale:

This programme has been developed in collaboration with Steinbeis University Berlin, a university which pioneered a successful system of knowledge applied research in all of its programmes. This programme promotes national competitiveness by providing multiple opportunities for excellent education, applied research, innovation and service and responds to a specific niche in the market targeting senior executives with proven potential to spearhead growth and innovation in the Namibian economy.


3. Mode of delivery

The EMBA programme will be offered on the part-time mode of study through block-release sessions in accordance with Namibia University of Science and Technology's rules.


4. Criteria for admission

In order to be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must:

· Hold a recognised four-year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8, which shall include a component
of supervised research, or a recognised graduate degree with a research component;

· Have at least five years’ appropriate managerial experience and is working at senior / executive level or has a successful record in ambitious, growth-
oriented entrepreneurship;

· Be employed or self-employed, at the required level, for the duration of the programme.

A simplified analytical skill test modelled according to the GMAT® will be used in the selection process. Additionally, proficiency in English language should
be demonstrated at the appropriate level through written assessments under controlled conditions, while applicants may also be required to take part in an
interview.

NOTE: Students who are registered on the MBA will not receive credit recognition for courses on this programme given the difference in
purpose and nature of the two programmes.

Programme admissions/tests will be administered during December of the current year as well as January and February the following year. Inquiries and to do registration for Admission Tests can be done at hpgsb1@gmail.com


5. Teaching and Learning strategies

The EMBA focuses on the engagement of students in an interactive learning process in order to provide for the development of generic cognitive and intellectual skills, key applied researchable skills and, as the case may be, subject specific and/or professional / technical/practical skills.

The programme will be a combination of coursework (including compulsory and elective courses), and a thesis based on the concept of applied research and knowledge applied research.


6. Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed through continuous assessment based on case analysis and its presentation, project and course content specific papers and other research papers. In addition, a written test is integrated into the continuous assessment of the first course of the programme.

Personal authentication of much more than the minimum of 50% of the credits is ensured by presentations and thesis defence, as well as by the written test connected with the first course of the programme.

The assessment will focus on the achievement of qualification outcomes and take the form of problem solving execises, individual/group assignments and presentations, case study, report writing, practical application of skills and competencies, tutorials, practical projects and questioning (tests)

The writing of the applied research papers and the feedback of supervisors will prepare the student for his/her work on the final thesis.To obtain a final pass mark, a student must attain at least 50 % in each course.

The thesis will be assessed in accordance with the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s rules for studies at postgraduate level.


7. Programme duration

This programme can be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.


8. EMBA Fees 2016

Fees include textbooks

2016 HP-GSB Fees


9. Requirements for Qualification Award

The EMBA will be awarded to students credited with a minimum of 240 credits (all at NQF Level 9), and who have met all other qualification requirements as set out in the Namibia University of Science and Technology's rules and regulations.


10. Programme courses

 

YEAR 1

Semester 1

Course Code: GMW910M
Course Title: General Management and Work Environment
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate and apply advanced concepts of business administration, and practical corporate management tools, to
improve management practice and solve real world organisational problems.

Course Code: SMC910M
Course Title: Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Develop corporate strategies building on market and resource based strategy development principles in a local and
global context.

Course Code: SMS910M
Course Title: Strategic Marketing and Sales Management
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Develop and evaluate strategic marketing plans inclusive of unique customer value propositions, customer
segmentation positioning, and branding for services or goods.

Plus ONE of the following electives

Course Code: IMA920M
Course Title: International Management and Leadership (Euro-African Context)
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate cutting edge management theory and practice based on the internationalisation of organisations and
markets within the bilateral Euro-African context.

Course Code: IMS910M
Course Title: International Management and Leadership (SADC Context)
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate cutting edge management theory and practice based on the internationalisation of organisations and
markets within the SADC context.

 

YEAR 1

Semester 2

Course Code: IMA920M
Course Title: Information Management and Analysis
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate systems and tools of Information and Knowledge Management and their links to new media, virtual organisation, e-business and business model innovations, inclusive of basic and advanced tools for market and trend analysis and selected applications.

Course Code: IPM920M
Course Title: Innovation and Project Management
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate and apply innovation management systems and techniques to selected cases of production, service, operations and project management.

Course Code: FME920M
Course Title: Financial Management for Executives (EMBA)
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate different financial management systems and appraise financial reports based on financial and managerial
accounting.

Course Code: LHR920M
Course Title: Leadership, Communication and Human Resource Management
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Evaluate systems and tools of human resource management and selectively apply them in culturally homogenous and
diverse environments.

 

YEAR 2

Semester 3 and 4

Course Code: ETH910M
Course Title: Thesis
Comprehensive Learning Outcome: Conduct a substantial piece of original research, produce a comprehensive thesis and present it.

Instead of a special Research Methodology course, the assessment strategy of the Executive Master of Business Administration is focused on the integration of research and course work by requiring at least one research paper on selected aspects of the course work. Based on those papers, a group coaching research seminar of three times 2 days length, inclusive of research proposal writing, will be offered during semester 3 and 4