Current and emerging global business competition necessitates students who aspire to be organizational leaders and managers to look for training and education that equip business executives with the right competencies required to deal with the complex and constantly changing market needs of consumers and societies. Graduates must, therefore, be broadly knowledgeable and yet, except in specific fields of interest in order to analyze specific problems deeply and make intelligent, cost-effective decisions.
The Knutsford Master of Business Administration is uniquely designed to provide a holistic business education for graduates. The programme bridges the gap between the traditional generalist and specialist approach to the training of business executives and leaders. This combination allows graduates to enjoy all the advantages of generalist and specialist courses thereby, increasing students’ confidence, competence and preparation for industry. Wide range of elective subjects grouped in subject areas optional to students allows in-depth knowledge and skills to be built in functional or subject areas of interest in addition to the broad core common courses prescribed for all students.
The first semester of the first year of the programme immerses students in Business Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Communication, Legal, Ethical, and Governances foundation to build critical thinking and analytical skills, communication skills, legal skills, leadership and ethical behaviour in students.
The second and the third semesters of Year One and Year Two build on the foundation acquired in Semester One. In these semesters, broad core business and management courses are introduced to equip students with key knowledge in business and management. Students, therefore, acquire the broad generalist skills needed to stay relevant and competitive in the changing environment.
The last semester i.e. Semester Two of the Second Year gives students opportunities to select from a wide range of elective courses grouped in twenty subject and functional areas. This section allows students to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in any chosen field of interest. Students can also customize their studies from the over 90 elective courses to fit their specific needs.
Knutsford's online MBA programme is designed to provide a framework for today's business professionals to think more critically, work more collaboratively, and approach complex workplace challenges more holistically. In addition to advanced foundational and technical business knowledge, you can differentiate your degree with a graduate certificate in an in-demand business concentration of your choice, in Advanced Management, Human Resource Management, Information Security.
You'll emerge from the programme with a systems-thinking mindset, the ability to approach modern business challenges with confidence, and will be prepared to lead in a variety of roles in a dynamic organization.
Knutsford University College shall admit candidates with different academic backgrounds to the MBA. Candidates are admitted to the programme at the beginning of each semester beginning from September. The various categories of candidates to be considered for the MBA programme shall possess the following qualifications:
• A good first degree from a recognized university/institution in the appropriate field of study (Second class lower or better)
• Applicants with professional qualifications would be referred to Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for validation and approval before admission is granted.
Applicants may be required to go through a screening and selection interview.
International students with qualifications equivalent to those above may be considered for admission.
They would be required to show evidence of proficiency in English Language and to go through a screening and selection interview.
List the areas in which the students are likely to be employed
Graduates of the programme can be employed in both the formal and informal sectors. Potential sources of employment include:
The target market includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Private and Public sectors of the Ghanaian economy
(ii) Non -governmental organizations(NGOs)
(iii) Small and medium scale enterprises
(iv) Consultancy firms
(v) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies( MMDAs)
(vii) Millennium Development Authority
(viii) Mining Companies
Our competitive global economy is presenting new opportunities for students with business degrees. Today's companies are looking for graduates with both a broad understanding of business as well as an established professional identity.
A Master of Business Administration degree prepares you for a range of careers. Some of the career options for business degree students include:
(i) Business Consultant
(ii) Project Manager
(iii) Human Resource Manager
State the levels of consultations for the design of the programme including consultations with the appropriate professional and/or relevant supervisory body where applicable
The design of the programme has undergone a series of consultations with key stakeholders in the industry. These include professional bodies and professionals.
A full-time student shall be required to carry a total workload of 15 credits per semester for the first three semesters and 21 credits for the fourth semester throughout the duration of the programme.
The coding system used is alpha-numeric. The entire courses under the MBA shall be prefixed with four letters followed by three digits.
Conveniently, the four chosen letters are KMBA; meaning “Knutsford MBA courses.
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a. Required(core) course(s)
b. Elective course(s)
c. Research component
d. Practical training, industrial attachment, internship, clinical experience, etc.
e. Semester-by-semester structure/schedule of course, showing the credit value of each course
During the 3rd Semester, in addition to the core courses, a student is required to do two (2) specialization courses.
In 4th the Semester of the programme, a student is required to do four specialization courses including an elective course.
In addition a student is required to take a capstone project.
The MBA programme is intended to expand the knowledge of students for careers in the field of specialized and general areas in business, industry and commerce. Students who graduate from the programme should be prepared to assume key positions as Business Consultants, Project Managers and Human Resource Managers among others.
Graduates of the MBA programme will demonstrate a mastery of the following industry-specific competencies:
Identify problems and formulate solutions utilizing a systems thinking approach that recognizes change will never happen to just one thing, regardless of the solution.
Evaluate risk in business scenarios by questioning underlying assumptions and emerging patterns, brainstorming solutions, and investigating factors that can lead to, or have led to, success, and incorporate those factors into future decision making.
Using a systems approach, evaluate the effect of an increasingly global and diverse environment on an organization, and consider internal systems such as relationships, finance and operations, as well as inter-firm relationships.
Use design thinking to generate innovative approaches to leading today's fast-changing organizations, with a focus on navigating competitive, political and economic environments.
Develop an ethical approach to business planning by using quantitative analyses, balanced with competing qualitative factors, including interpretation of financial statements and recognition of stakeholder's contending interests.
Use design and systems thinking to create a vision and strategic plan that recognizes the need for continual adaptation to the environment and the integration among all parts of the organization as well as those outside the organization.
Formulate a personal leadership mission statement and presence that reflects insights into yourself, others, and the changing business environment in the context of political realities and competing points of view.
Knutsford Business School's business faculty, led by Programme Prof Anthony Ahiawodzi, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our MBA curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s business professionals need for success.
Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
Alumni of the Knutsford Business School MBA programme work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and non-profits nationwide, including
* Fidelity Investments
* Alliance Bank
* Social Security Administration (SSA)
* Internal Revenue Service
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