The Executive MBA is conducted by the International Business School (IBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), to be offered as an in-house program for specific organizations as well as to the public et large. The purpose of the Executive MBA is to give management education in the context of a lifelong learning program and to develop human capital well-versed in strategic thinking and decision making skills required to effectively manage change in corporate sector organizations.
The Executive MBA is especially offered to those who have been working for a long time and now been positioned in supervisory and management level in the organization. The program is therefore, designed for working people who have gained an extensive working experience on their job. These people have the necessary skills and a wide practical knowledge in management and have the potential to be a leader or head of department in their own organizations. The Executive MBA is designed to enhance their managerial experience through matching it with conceptual justification, building their capability towards positive career development
Depending upon individual capacity aptitude, the Executive MBA will provide the participants with management application in business, after they have successfully completed the program.
Additionally, they will be sufficiently inculcated with the basic knowledge in areas of research, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, strategic planning and IT Strategy, apart from the foundation in Global Business Environment and Human Resource Management.
The above will render outcomes that would enhance the participant's ability to efficiently manage corporate organizations and strengthen their managerial competency, in implementing strategies to eventually become quality corporate leaders.
Being the key to effective management, these core courses focus upon building skills in technology management and innovation. The business foundation courses will also assist you to understand the overall context of business and management.
This course places the concept of technology and technology management in perspective and deals with the strategies to manage innovation. This includes how to create product innovation and understanding its process. The course also discusses technology transfer.
Accounting and cost constitute the bases upon which all internal and external financial transactions are conducted. A thorough knowledge of accounting, its concept and practices therefore, is necessary for an effective financial control of any business. Financial, Management and Cost Accounting will be discussed in this course with implications on decision making.
The module covers the depth of business-critical understanding and skills necessary for effective financial management of modern enterprises. Students are required to prepare the cash forecast, financial statements, enterprises evaluation, capital project evaluation, and others.
Focus will be centered on the short term and long term marketing consideration by examining the role of marketing in a business operation and for corporate success. Students will learn how marketing can help an organization gain and sustain competitive advantages, the various techniques for monitoring marketing performance and customer satisfaction, how marketing mix decisions are made and implemented, and how to develop and implement marketing plans.
The course provides an understanding of the macroeconomics environment affecting management decision-making in the public and private sectors. It focuses on factors determining national income and output; inflation and unemployment; fiscal and monetary policy; balance of payments and exchange rates; and international aspects of economic policy with special reference to Malaysia.
CODE: MRF 1013
PART III : MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSES
These courses will help you to apply both experiential learning and problem solving and analytical and decision–making skills to real everyday situations through project and case studies.
This course will give students a foundation of basic strategic concepts for application at both the corporate and business unit levels. The emphasis is on developing strategic thinking to enable students to approach complex multi-disciplinary problems and opportunities confidently. Students will be able to forecast and evaluate the effects of major business decision; assess the benefits and problems of integrating corporate and functional strategies; and to formulate approaches for managing strategic change.
This course focuses on the importance of managing people in organizations. It is recognized that changes in the environment have great impact on people in organizations particularly when organizations need to sustain competitive advantage. Successful and effective management of human resources is as important for corporate success as any other management activity. This course will help students to link their personal situation and experience to general principles of human resources. Case studies will enable students to link theory and practice in human resource management.
Through this course, students will develop an understanding of the critical role that information technology plays in generating and sustaining a competitive edge. It also develops personal competence in the management of an information system, strategies and processes that are currently required to manage modern organizations.
This course examines the globalization of business and the challenges in ever changing political, economic and technological environments; the internationalization process of foreign direct investment by multinational enterprises, trade relations, economics integration especially NAFTA, EU and ASEAN, and the impact of cultural differences on management with special reference to Southeast Asia.
This course teaches students the application of statistical and other data to explicate the meaning of research data for strategy decisions. Research methodology will also expose students to the science of sourcing the appropriate information for effective decision-making
Business organizations and trade industries play a very important role in achieving and stimulating further economic success in the technological era. However mere business and management skills and knowledge may not provide the necessary success to manage business organizations. This course teaches students the elements of law applied to businesses especially the management implications of the requirements of Companies Act 1965.
These courses will allow students to broaden their knowledge in specific business areas by cultivating critical business competencies. This includes subjects required by university in order to broaden knowledge on development and global issues. Some other electives are Creativity and Innovation, Operation and Project Management, Quantitative Analysis, Presentation and Communication Skills and others.
Students are required to prepare a graduate project
The objective of this project is to provide a realistic environment for the student to synthesize materials drawn from different modules and to apply this within a project that has real business value. The project should reflect the target of the performance and will pass through a number of stages for approval. This course is intended to offer a framework for managing a project, including presentation and guidelines on project research methods
CODE: MRF 2152/2252 CREDIT VALUE: 6 Credits
TOTAL CREDIT = 45
The candidates for this EMBA program are required to have the following entry requirements:
A diploma from a recognized university or institution
Minimum 10 years working experience at the managerial or supervisory level
Evaluation Process Candidates to this program will be evaluated according the process as shown in Chart 1:
allocate credits equivalent from qualification award (Diploma) and past working experience through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL);
candidates have to go through the bridging program by e-learning and face-to-face, the results of the courses taken will be determined on a Pass-Fail basis;
to be eligible to proceed to EMBA candidates must score 100 credit points equivalent to a bachelor degree in business administration;
candidates are rejected if they fail to obtain at least 100 credit points from the evaluation components.
MBA CENTERS IBS, UTM International Campus Kuala Lumpur If there is sufficient demand, it will also be offered at UTM Skudai, Johor
MBA CLASSES During Weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) 4-5 Consecutive Days (9.00am - 6.00pm)
DURATION OF STUDY Full Time : 1 ½ years (max 3 years) Part Time : 2 years (max 4 years)
SUBJECTS TAKEN PER SEMESTER Full Time : 2 years (max 3 years) Part Time : 2 ½ years (max 4 years)