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									         UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MAURITIUS
           School of Public Sector Policy and Management




PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION FOR:

   General MBA

   MBA with Specialisation in Finance

   MBA with Specialisation in Marketing

   MBA with Specialisation in Information Systems
                                                           October 2004
                                       MBA Programmes

     (General MBA, MBA with Specialisation in Finance, MBA with Specialisation in Information
                       Systems, MBA with Specialisation in Marketing)

1. PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The University of Technology, Mauritius MBA programmes are designed to equip its graduates
for managerial success in all types of organisations and to meet the needs of a growing economy.
The MBA degrees provide an advanced course for students seeking senior positions in an
organisation. The MBA aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management
disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of management. The
programmes emphasise communication and interpersonal skills as well as the conceptual and
technical skills critical to managerial careers and are intended primarily to meet the needs of
people of the managerial community.


2. PROGRAMME AIM

The MBA programmes, offering accelerated evening and weekend classes, promote professional
and personal growth in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere. The University places the highest
emphasis on teaching and on the value of close student-faculty relationships both in and out of
the classroom. The programme is designed primarily for part-time students who live and work in
the managerial and business community.

UTM is committed to standards of excellence in the conduct of its MBA programme. The
academic programme consists of core courses that comprise the common body of knowledge,
specialisation areas and independent research. UTM aim is to prepare students to assume
responsible roles in society.

The MBA provides the opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained
intensive modules. This provides an opportunity for part-time students to access this programme
with flexibility.

3. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MBA programmes are offered on a part-time basis over a period of two years leading to the
award of the following: General MBA, MBA with Finance, MBA with Information Systems or MBA
with Marketing. Teaching is carried out by intensive blocks spread throughout the year. Students
will be able to complete all blocks taught modules and the dissertation within two years. The block
modules are normally preceded by guided pre-reading, and followed by further reading and
project work and assessment. The dissertation will be undertaken after the last module has been
taught.

The structure of the MBA programme is modular, with individual modules each having a
weighting of 10 credits and the dissertation having a weighting of 60 credits. One credit
represents 7.5 hours of student work, meaning that a 10 credit module represents 75 hours of
study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments.
The MBA degree requires the successful completion of 170 credits, 110 of which are taught
modules, and 60 of which comprise management of dissertation.

All students undertake modules in the core management disciplines of managerial economics,
financial and management accounting, marketing, information systems, organisational behaviour,
strategic management, operations management, and quantitative methods. The remaining
modules are concerned with demonstrating specific applications and problems in relation to
management in organisations.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND PLAN
                                Semester 1
Code          Modules                                              Hrs/Wk       Credits
MBA 1101      Financial and Managerial Accounting                  30 + 45        10
MBA 1102      Information Systems in Organisations                 30 + 45        10
MBA 1103      Managerial Economics and Business Policy             30 + 45        10
MBA 1104      Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Managers    30 + 45        10


                                Semester 2
Code          Modules                                              Hrs/Wk       Credits
MBA 2105      Operations Management                                30 + 45        10
MBA 2106      Human Resource Management                            30 + 45        10
MBA 2107      Strategic Management                                 30 + 45        10
MBA 2108      Marketing Management                                 30 + 45        10

Specialisation Areas:

MBA with Specialisation in Finance
                                Semester 3
Code          Modules                                             Hrs/Wk       Credits
MBA 3209      Corporate Finance                                   30 + 45        10
MBA 3210      International Finance                               30 + 45        10
MBA 3211      Investment Management                               30 + 45        10

MBA with Specialisation in Marketing
                                Semester 3
Code          Modules                                             Hrs/Wk       Credits
MBA 3312      Services Marketing                                  30 + 45        10
MBA 3313      Marketing Strategy and Planning                     30 + 45        10
MBA 3314      Relationship Marketing                              30 + 45        10

MBA with Specialisation in Information Systems
                                Semester 3
Code          Modules                                             Hrs/Wk       Credits
MBA 3415      Internet Business Strategy                          30 + 45        10
MBA 3416      Corporate Information Systems Management            30 + 45        10
MBA 3417      Strategic Information Systems                       30 + 45        10

For the award of the General MBA, candidates should take the eight core modules and three
electives in Semester 3, choosing no more than one module in any specialisation area.

                                Semester 4
Code          Modules                                              Hrs/Wk      Credits
MBA 4500      Dissertation                                        6 months       60
5. PROGRAMME DURATION

Part Time:              2 years

6. SEMESTER:            Six Months (including exams)

7. CREDIT SYSTEM        1 module = 10 credits

8. STUDENT PROGRESS AND ASSESSMENT

To qualify for an MBA degree students must gain 170 credits and a cumulative percentage
average (CPA) of at least 50%.

For the award of the Masters degree all modules must be passed overall with passes in the
examinations, coursework and other forms of assessment. All modules will have equal weighting
(Research Methods in Public Policy and Management will be assessed 100% by coursework).

Written examinations will be of a maximum of 3 hours’ duration. Continuous assessment will
carry up to 40% of the total marks and will be based on seminars, case studies and/or
assignments, etc.


For the award of the MBA candidates must normally:
                Obtain an overall semester percentage average (SPA) of 50%
                Have no individual module mark of less than 40%
                Obtain at least a pass mark of 50% in the dissertation

As long as the semester percentage average (SPA) is at least 50%, marks of between 40% and 49%
may be automatically compensated to 50%. In such cases, students may be requested to attend a
viva at the discretion of the examiner(s). No compensation is allowed for individual module marks
below 40%.

Candidates who fail to achieve a mark of 40% in any module but having a semester module
average of 50%, may be allowed to resit a maximum of two modules, only once. A maximum mark
of 49% will be awarded to the resubmission of coursework or examinations that have been
undertaken due to failing the assessment the first time.

A candidate who fails to achieve a mark of at least 50% in his/her dissertation may be allowed to
resubmit the dissertation on one further occasion only within a maximum of six months. A maximum
mark of 50% will be awarded to the resubmission of the dissertation.

For the award of MBA with Distinction candidates must normally achieve a credit-weighted average
mark of 70% or more in the modules and dissertation. The examination board has the discretion to
award MBA with distinction to exceptional candidates who do not achieve this level.

A candidate who fails to meet the requirements for the award of an MBA, but who obtains at least
110 credits (excluding the dissertation) shall normally be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in
Business Administration (General or with Specialisation in Finance/Marketing/Information
Systems).

A candidate who fails to meet the requirements for the award of an MBA, but who completes the
core modules with 80 credits shall normally be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Business
Administration.
Grading

                     Grade              Marks x[%]
                     A                   x  70
                       -                65  x < 70
                     A
                     B                  60  x < 65
                       -                55  x < 60
                     B
                     C                  50  x < 55
                     D                  40  x < 50
                     F                  X < 40


                     F                  Fail




The following classifications may be used for dissertations:

  I                      Incomplete
  P                      Satisfactory pass
  U                      Unsatisfactory
  X                      Continued Project


9. Award Classification


      Overall weighted mark y [%]              Classification

                                               MBA with Distinction or MBA in the Specialisation area
      y  70
                                               with Distinction

      50  y < 70                              MBA Degree or MBA in the Specialisation area

                                               Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration or
                                               Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration in the
      40  y < 49
                                               Specialisation area.

      y < 40                                   No Award

								
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