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MBA in General Management

Program Overview

The General MBA program offered by IBSS prepares students to lead and succeed in today’s complex business environment.

The General MBA program is for students or employees who want to boost and excel their career. It is set up to move current careers forward with the gained knowledge and skills.

IBSS selects teachers with high academic backgrounds relevant to subjects they teach. The teaching pedagogy adopted by IBSS for the General MBA program is the experiential learning approach that relies on the use of case studies and problem based assignment materials which develops students’ knowledge, analytical thinking and decision making process.

The teaching methods are conducted as blended learning courses which combine teaching online, or supported using study guides with self-paced online learning. The online self-paced learning components of the program give students  the flexibility they need to be able to meet the requirements of both their jobs and their studying at the same time. The sessions provide the interaction with the teacher and other students needed to avoid feeling isolated from their learning environment.

Program Outcomes

Upon the completion of IBSS General MBA program, students should be:

  • Knowledgeable of the context and aware of the dynamics of organizational functioning.
  • Skilled with current knowledge and relevant analytical tools to carry out managerial duties in business organizations.
  • Competent and effective decision makers in solving practical issues in the globalized business environment.
  • Able to communicate well
  • Capable of  handling enhanced duties to seize greater opportunities and advance careers to higher management positions.
  • Adequately exposed to international business and collaborations.
Program Structure

The program gives students a total of 48 credits to be completed in either 12 months of full time study or in 2 years of part time study.

The program consists of 10 Professional Modules in addition to a Final Thesis.

Course Modules

The Manager of the Future

In this module, you will receive:

  • Tools to enable you to handle the very diverse tasks of a leader in a small or medium sized company
  • The knowledge needed to select the most effective management style in different management situations
  • Knowledge about how to answer the demands and meet the expectations of employees, colleagues and upper management to be an effective leader
  • A deeper understanding of business situations that require negotiation and methods to professionally and efficiently handle a negotiation situation
  • An understanding of the importance of dialogue in formal meetings between manager and employee, along with methods to handle these situations
Leadership in the Future

In this module, you will receive:

  • An insight into the development of a business plan
  • An insight into the different leadership types and how these affect the way to run a business
  • Methods to develop coaching plans, targeted at keeping the employees in the company
  • A way to look towards the future and create long term plans for the company’s future goals and growth
Sales and Marketing Management

In this module, you will be able to:

  • Research your market in order to develop a strong sales and marketing strategy
  • Create an international marketing strategy
  • Develop the great concept and adapt it internationally
  • Make an international sales and marketing plan
  • Monitor and control the execution of marketing activities
  • Collect campaign data and report results
Financial Management

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • To apply financial management knowledge as a tool for financial decision-making.
  • To evaluate financial investment and financing of assets, hence, help minimize risk and maximize return.
International Business of The Future

Upon completion of this subject, you should be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge on business environment, enterprise functions as well as managerial functions imparting on organization in business operations.
  • Evaluate and analyze important aspects of business strategies in real work settings.
  • Become effective managers.
The Future way of the Organization

Upon completion of this subject, you should be able to:

  • Have developed a good knowledge of the main psychological and sociological theories relating to the nature and functioning of organizations and the behavior of people within them.
  • Have acquired knowledge of many of the main empirical studies, which have informed the development of the subject and current knowledge of organizational behavior.
  • Have had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter by oral presentations in syndicate groups and written work in subject work assignments and examination.
Human Resource Management

In this module, you will receive:

  • Deep understanding of HR related strategic challenges a company often faces
  • Awareness of the different management theories needed to solve these strategic challenges
  • The tools needed to implement a wide range of HR related procedures in your company, integrating the different strategic decisions made
  • The tools needed to recruit, develop and retain the right staff
  • Deep understanding of  how staff policies can be formulated and implemented, resulting in a better understanding of the company’s perception of how to behave at the job, along with a broad understanding of the company’s goals and values
Corporate Communication of the Future

At the end of this subject, you should be able to:

  • Develop a good knowledge of the nature of corporate communications and its role within the communication mix.
  • Acquire knowledge of basic media relations practices and interview techniques.
  • Understand the research-objectives-programming-evaluation components of the corporate communications planning process and integrate them into a clearly and accurately written plan.
  • Apply analytical and critical-thinking skills to effectively critique and evaluate corporate communications problems, cases, campaigns and current issues.
Project Management

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Manage and plan projects
  • Understanding for the theoretical background for projects
  • Acquire practical knowledge of how to work with and within them.
  • Effectively use the CBPE-method™
Strategic Management of the Future

Upon completion of this subject, you should be able:

  • To improve your personal leadership skills.
  • To evaluate business environments, conduct case analysis and acquired strategic decision- making skills.
  • To differentiate the functional levels, the roles and responsibilities of the key managers involved in the decision-making process.