Asian MBA

Objectives

This Collaborative Study Programme at Master’s level aims to strengthen Asian academic collaboration in using ACTS as an instrument to facilitate student mobility by developing modules and course curriculum comparable and compatible for credit transfer and mutual recognition leading to a dual or single award. Each participating institution shall develop the contents of the study programme to ensure credit comparability and compatibility for recognition. At the same time, each institution is responsible for its admission and awarding criteria of its own degree to its own students in accordance with local regulations and qualification credit framework (QCF). It is hoped that the collaborative study programme will further:



General Academic Perspectives of MBA – Proposed template for comparison

 

No

Items

AeU

University A

 

University B

1

Proggramme Name

MBA

 

 

2

Language

English

 

 

3

Duration

1 yr (FT)/

2 yrs (PT)

 

 

4

Credit Load

42 credits

 

 

5

No. of Modules

6 cores -21 credits

5 Electives- 15 credits

Project paper- 6 credits

 

 

6

Admission Criteria

Bachelor degree or

Via APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) assessments

 

 

7

Assessments

60% (Formative) + 40% (summative)

 

 

8

Grading System

Mark

grade

Pt

Status

80-100

A

4.00

Excellent

75-79

A-

3.75

v. good

70-74

B+

3.5

Good

65-69

B

3.00

Pass

60-64

B-

2.75

Marginal pass

55-59

C+

2.50

Marginal pass

50-54

C

2.00

Marginal pass

45-49

C-

1.75

Marginal pass

40-44

D+

1.50

Marginal pass

35-39

D

1.00

Marginal pass

0-34

E

0.00

Fail

 

 

9

Delivery Mode

1.    Traditional class-room teaching (for full time residential students in Malaysia).

2.    Blended learning ( online learning supports plus face to face tutorials at designated tutorial centre (s)

3.    Fully online self-learning supported by online learning materials & study guide.

 

 

 

9

Programme Details

Core modules

1.    Managing people in organization (4)

2.    Accounting & finance for managers(4)

3.    Strategic management-Asian Business(4)

4.    Managerial economics (3)

5.    Marketing management (3)

6.    International business (3)

7.    Project paper (6)

 

Electives (choose 5 from General or 2 from General plus 3 from specialization area)

 

General Electives

1.    Innovation & entrepreneurship (3)

2.    Project Management(3)

3.    Operation management (3)

4.    Supply chain management (3)

5.    Business research methods(3)

6.    International marketing(3)

7.    Quality and change management

8.    Multinational corporations

9.    Enterprise risk management

10. International logistics and transport

11. Purchasing and Procurement management

 

Specialization Electives

 

International Business

·         Multinational corporation

·         International Marketing

·         Supply Chain Management

 

Entrepreneurship

 

·         Entrepreneurship and Innovation

·         Enterprise Risk Management

·         Supply chain Management

 

Supply Chain Management

 

·         Supply Chain Management

·         Purchasing and Procurement Mnagement

·         International logistics and Transport

 

Accounting

 

·         Accounting Information system

·         Financial Accounting Theories

·         International Accounting

 

Human Resource Management

 

·         HR Training and Development

·         Compensation Management

·         Strategic HR Planning, Recruitment & Selection

 

Marketing

 

·         Market Research & Development

·         International Marketing

·         Service Marketing

 

 

 

Matters for consideration

1. Dual Award:

    

When participating universities wish to decide on a Dual Award, the following matters need to be considered for mutual recognition of their respective MBA:

 

(a) Matching of qualification credit framework (QCF). For example, AeU follows guidelines set by our accreditation body i.e. Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) whereby any Master degree must have a minimum of 40 credit hours; each credit hour requires 40 hours of student learning time.

(b) Matching of curriculum structure guided by the respective national QCF. For example, MBA of AeU comprises of 11 modules (6 cores + 5 Electives) plus 1 Project Paper, totaling 42 credits;

(c) Matching of admission criteria. For example, AeU admits students based on

·         Regular pathway – a recognized Bachelor degree or

·         Via APEL (Accreditation  of Prior Experiential Learning) assessment for mature students (at 30 years old) with Diploma or University Entrance Certificate);

(d) Matching of Assessment Methods and Grading Systems;

(e) Matching of stipulated conditions for graduation. For example, AeU requires students need to achieve a minimum of CGPA 3.00 within a duration of 1 year (Full-time) and 2 years (Part-time).

(f)   Matching of stipulated residential requirement. For example, AeU has no residential requirement of part-time or ODL students whereas Siam University has a residential requirement;

(g) Matching of policies & conditions for respective university to award degree. For example, university may require students to do at least 50% or 75% of its courses in order to qualify for its award of MBA.

 

2. Single Award:

           When participating universities wish to decide on a Single Award, the following matters need to be considered for mutual agreement:

(a) Should the students be given the option to choose the awarding institution?

(b) Which portion of the courses be made available for students from partner’s university?

(c) How to assess if the chosen courses are comparable and compatible

(d) How should the chosen courses be delivered – as residential students or as participants of intensive learning workshop or as online learners or blended learning?

(e) How to give recognition to the chosen courses – certificate of achievement to earn credits from the awarding university?

 

Language of instruction

Participating universities need to consider national regulations and university policies in recognizing programme or chosen courses conducted in different languages.

 

Financial Implications

Participating universities need to consider the following financial implications

(a)  Cost of operations & services

This is required for the conduct of courses & the administrative supports required by the students of partner’s university. Thus, participating universities need to agree to factor such a cost to be borne by the students or as part of the course fees;

(b)  Revenue/income for the MBA

Each participating university would have set their own course fees (some may impose different fees for local and international students). Thus, participating universities need to agree on a formula for revenue sharing (for Dual Award) or fees chargeable for the chosen courses (for students taking only one or more selected modules only), preferably based on local fees.

 

Commitment in an Agreement

 

Participating universities for Dual Award or Single Award based on chosen courses need to sign an agreement to affirm the partners’ intention to participate in the Asian MBA and an understanding on financial arrangement, administrative procedures and matters of compliance to national regulations and respective quality assurance.




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