Kurdistan Business School


Business and Management

MA in Business and Management

Overview

The Masters of Arts (MA) in Business Management is a 120 credit program academic program that aims at equipping students with the latest theories and best practices in Marketing Management decision areas. The program is designed for those applicants with a background in Business and Management who would like to specialize in research, teaching and consultation in Business Management. The applicant should be holding a BA or BSc in Business Management studies/any field that has no less than 60% of courses reflected in the sought degree. The minimum average mark accepted in the undergraduate level is 60%. Applicants need to submit an English language proficiency of PTE 50% or any equivalent exam score. The applicant must successfully pass an entrance exam of both, written and oral questions worth to 30%. The applicant must score at least 15% to be considered for interview. The remaining 70% is valued based on scores given to each mark above the graduation average in the previous degree (one score for extra mark), interview results and any outstanding achievements such as patents, publishing books/ editing and research related to the degree pursued.


Teaching Methods

The passing mark is 70% in each of the 8 modules being studied over 2 semesters while passing mark is 60% in each of the four modules. The average for the four modules should be no less than 70% at the end of the semester. Different modules have different evaluation modes generally covering a coursework of no less than 40% and no more than 60% while the rest is deployed over the midterm exams, final written exam or projects. Coursework normally includes but not limited to case studies, reports, assignments and presentations.


Structure

Students have to successfully pass the preparation year of two semesters, normally four modules in each semester. Each module carries 15 credits which makes it in total 120 credits for each year followed by one year to write a 60 credit bearing substantial dissertation of 20, 000 words subject to viva. The minimum period for completing the programme is four semesters and the maximum is eight semesters.


Assessment

Evaluation methods and assessment strategies are not necessarily different with existing methods of the University. However, each course specifics will be highlighted in the module descriptors.


Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements for Master’s Degree are:

1.    A minimum of a second class, division 1 honours degree (2:1) or equivalent from a recognized university (equating to a score of 60% or above from a UK Institution, 67% from UKH or an Iraqi Institution, or a GPA of 3.0 or above from an American Institution).

2.    A second class, division 2 honours degree (2:2) which equates to a 50-59% or above in a UK Institution or 58-66% in UKH or an Iraqi Institution, accompanied by:      

a.    A relevant professional qualification at an equivalent level and/or

b.    Substantial relevant professional experience.

3.    Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE6 in IELTS or 74 in ibt-TOEFL.  

4.    Interview


Tuition Fee

4500 USD per programme


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