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Master of Business Administration in International Business

Program Overview

The MBA in International Business program provides students with a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the global business environment.

The program comprises both core modules and specialisation modules, covering a wide range of topics, including leadership, strategy, communication, technology, decision-making, supply chain management, economics, strategic thinking, working with others, ethical issues, and specialised areas such as 21st-century globalisation, analytics for business decision making, and retail, commercial, and corporate banking.

Throughout the program, students will develop essential skills in critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving, which are vital for effective decision-making in the international business arena. By the program’s conclusion, students will have acquired a deep understanding of various business concepts and their practical applications, preparing them for leadership positions in global organisations.

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    Master of Business Administration in International Business: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in International Business.

    Core Modules

    This module is designed to inform and help the students, gain adequate awareness of the various aspects of teamwork, coordination and leading in the organization. One of the most essential requirements in any organization is the skill to get the work done from the people and be an inspiration that keeps the people going. This course hence covers various aspects of leadership, will discuss the reasons of lack of motivation in the team and tips for communicating and leading in a way that the employees are not only inspired but remain engaged in the organization. The learners will also gain in-depth insights about cooperation and various cultural value orientations. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Critically review and analyse the framework of leadership and consider the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of the various approaches: traits; functional; behavioural; style; contingency. The continuum of leadership behaviour should be explored in some depth with consideration of the factors determining the chosen leadership style.

    LO2: Define “cooperation” and discuss the concept of cultural value orientations.

    The core concepts that have been covered up in this module relate to the strategical aspects of the company. The learners will be able to understand about the strategic management and various skills that are required by a leader or the top-level management in order to attain the vision and mission of the firm. This module is focused giving enough knowledge to the learners about the strategy formulation and implementation process. Furthermore, it is also focused on various changes that an organization can bring in based on the  current market situations. These changes are inevitable and hence the module will prepare the learner with choosing the right types of leaders to implement right strategies in the times of changes. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Define “Strategic Management” and discuss how knowledge and skills in leadership and strategic management support the creation and achievement of organisational vision and strategy.

    LO2: Evaluate the significance of strategy when initiating effective change management in an organisation. Furthermore, analyse the impact of strategy on leadership and human behaviour in the organisation.

    The module has been structured to make the learners aware about the concept of communication in the workplace. The only thing that connects one person with the other is the communication. Verbal or non-verbal, it is the communication that helps people comprehend the objective or agenda of the conversation. As simple as the concept looks, when the communication becomes a part of professional outlook, it has to be understood very clearly. Hence, the main focus of this module will be to uncover the details about workplace communication, its modes, and barriers. Following the understanding of the basics of the concept, the learners will be made aware about the organizational structures and different management styles and its link with the organizational communication. Lastly, the module will be completed by enlightening the learners about the technology and its influence on managing the workplace communication effectively. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Define Managerial communication. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of communication within an organisation by reviewing the principles and barriers in workplace communication.

    LO2: Analyse different models of workplace communication and review the impact of organizational structures and leaders on the workplace communications. Discuss the type and influence of technological advancement in managerial communication.

    Technology and Operations Management provides a comprehensive overview of technology utilization to drive a competitive advantage for company operations. Learners explore various technology solutions for business process automation, including value proposition analysis across organization functions.

    You’ll also analyze how technology can be leveraged to improve product development during the four lifecycle phases. The course provides a detailed overview of the impact of technology on various operating models such as manufacturing, supply chain management, customer-facing, product development, and support functions (e.g., HR and finance).

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Analyse the various tools, techniques and apply suitable tools and techniques in different alternative scenarios of Operations Management

    LO2: Demonstrate operations strategy in a domestic and global context and evaluate how the use of technology has impacted operational functions.

    This course offers you a basic introduction to postgraduate research to understand how evidence is used for decision-making. By exploring scholarly literature you will become familiar with the objectives and importance of quality research, and the methods of data collection using descriptive statistics and processes involved in carrying it out. Understanding research and the processes involved in conducting, designing, reporting, interpreting, and evaluating research is of paramount importance to success in postgraduate study. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Understand how to critically analyze business data in an organizational decision-making context. 

    LO2 Demonstrates an ability to produce appropriate graphical and numerical descriptive statistics for different data types and use it for decision-making.

    This module supports strategic decision makers and operational managers in international and domestic markets to manage successful logistics across their business. It demonstrates the concepts of supply chain in detail and helps in exploring the relationship of the same with the business objectives. Logistics and procurement which are the crucial area of any business firm, are also understood through the learnings of this module. This course will give the learners an opportunity to gain a detailed outlook on various logistics drivers and the ways in which companies can make their supply chain a factor of competitive advantage.  

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Understand the relationship between supply chain management and organizational business objectives.

    LO2: Understand the role of logistics and procurement in supply chain management.

    The Economics course explores basic economic principles (theories and applications) that are relevant to the business core in the MBA program. This course is about learning to think like an economist and amassing the tools necessary to do so, including the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    Course objectives are to learn the determinants of market demand and supply and how economists model markets; to examine production and cost analysis; to learn how firms manage in competitive and monopolistic environments; to study strategic firm behavior, including basic game theory, entry and deterrence, collusion and cooperation, and bargaining; to develop an understanding of information, auctions, and incentives; to analyze gross domestic product and its components as well as monetary policy and the supply and demand for money; and to provide a strong foundation for understanding the business cycle.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Critically analyze the knowledge economy and the various drivers of economic changes which impacts business activities. 

    LO2: Demonstrate how macroeconomic and microeconomic objectives impact business growth.

    This collection of stackable topics introduces the fundamental principles of modern strategic thinking and the basic tools of strategic analysis, building your capability to outline a meaningful future direction for an organization. Recognizing the nature of organizations as complex open systems, this course offers an integrative, practical perspective on strategic thinking and puts forward a view of Strategic Management as guided emergence.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Evaluate the role and contribution of the integrative thinking approach in leadership. 

    LO2: Analyze the role of strategic thinking in strategic management to critically evaluate the relationship between strategy, stakeholder expectations and organizational performance

    This module is a critical module to for the learners to explore the concepts of human resource in the company. Any organization can work effectively and efficiently when the people in the company are working in harmony and utilizing their team management skills. Since globalization, the world has become a smaller place where people can easily cross the national borders and move to international borders to gain more experience and grow more. The content of this module will hence highlight the international human resource management concept. A part of this content is focused on the core role of the human resource management department which is monitoring and supporting the workforce. This course will be termed as fully completed as and when the learner will understand the importance of motivation by learning different types of motivation and the time to use them to solve the issues in the organization especially the international organizations. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Discuss IHRM. Identify some of the key HRM challenges facing organisations working internationally with diversified workforce.

    LO2: Analyse the ways in which organizations monitor and support people in the workplace. Demonstrate an understanding of importance of motivation within groups and teams. Further exploring the types of motivation and using motivation to solve problems.

    Today’s managers must necessarily concern themselves with ethical issues because unethical behavior creates legal risks and damage to businesses as well as employees and consumers. Business ethics have become an integral part of business education in general. A student or manager who is well-versed in ethical behavior in practices, not only in the domestic market but internationally, will find him or herself better prepared to deal with issues or situations that may arise that don’t always involve easy answers or decisions. This course introduces the importance of ethics in business. Students focus on the significance of ethics to stakeholders; examine who bears responsibility for monitoring ethics; and explore ethical situations common in organizations. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Understand and evaluate business ethics theory & corporate social responsibility of various organizations and its influences on ethical decisions. 

    LO2: Critically evaluate the issues in business ethics and their potential effect on personal, managerial, and corporate decisions in the global context.

    Specialization Pathway

    This course critically examines the subject of globalization from a business perspective. Globalization is a vast topic, and no one course can cover all its aspects. This course aims to give the student grounding in the most fundamental aspects of globalization, with the exploration of selected substantive topics and case studies to help root the general in the particular. We examine the concept itself, the central themes of changing communications, social networks, and experiences of space and time, and the major business, economic, political, and ideological dimensions of globalization.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1. Understand Globalization and the drivers of Globalization in the 21st century

    LO2. Critically evaluate the role and impact of globalization on the inequalities of the 21st century world

    LO3. Examine and understand the aspect of expatriation and role of expatriate management in global scenario

    LO4. Analyze the demographic, political and social processes that cause changes in the global world today.

    This course will focus on developing students’ understanding of a wide variety of strategic and operational business problems and decisions being faced by managers and decision makers in the fields of financial management, human resource management, marketing management, operations management, and international business management. Students will be shown how to use a range of quantitative approaches to analyze business problems and, based on these analyses, make effective decisions. The course will take descriptive analytic, predictive analytic, and prescriptive analytic approaches. Students will be expected to be able to calculate and manipulate data as well as interpret the results in order to derive and evaluate alternative solutions to typical business problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Understand and critically discuss the issues surrounding organizations to become more data driven.

    LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics and its use in business decision making.

    LO3: Critically examine the different statistical procedures and techniques that use current and/ or historical data to predict future business patterns.

    LO4: Understand the application of analytics for business decision making in marketing, supply chain and human resources.

    This module is designed for the learners to gain a wider perspective on the consumer oriented services offered in the banking and finance sector. This module builds on the premise that customers are overwhelmed by choice and availability and modern organizations need, at the very minimum, to meet customer expectations or suffer at the hands of competition. This module will also help learners gain a wider perspective of the future challenges of the retail and commercial bank network.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: Critically evaluate Retail Banking regulations, products and services.

    LO2: Critically analyze the principles of credit assessment and identify the early warning signs of financial distress.

    LO3: Critically examine the aspects of credit application negotiation, documentation and financial alternatives, flexibility, quality and strategic integration.

    LO4: Evaluate the Retail banking conduct risk and customer service practices

    Learning Outcomes

    Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

    Recorded session for offline viewing

    World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

    Regular webinars by industry leaders

    Assignments for module assessments

    Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

    Online library to further enhance your knowledge

    Dissertation on your area of research work

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      University of Woolf – Exeed College follows an assignment-based assessment approach, and the student needs to submit an assignment after each module.

      Entry Requirements

      Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
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      Salma Yehia
      Salma Yehia is a lecturer and research analyst in the areas of Marketing and Business Studies with extensive 7-year experience in academia. She started her teaching career as a lecturer in Egypt at the German University in Cairo (GUC) and has proved herself as a valuable faculty in various domains especially Marketing and Strategic Management. She is also experienced in other business studies as Human Resource Management, International Business, Strategic Leadership, and Business Sustainability. Alongside Salma has professional research experience and has excelled as a Research Assistant on numerous fieldwork research projects in Egypt, Germany, and UAE. Salma holds an MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the GUC. And is currently pursuing her PhD degree at Phillips-University in Marburg; with a thesis titled “The effect of living in a sustainable city on sustainable consumption: a comparative analysis between Germany and UAE”. Her research interests lie in the areas of international marketing, sustainability, consumer psychology, and corporate social responsibility. She has published and presented proceedings at international conferences in Egypt, Germany, and Turkey. In addition to academia, Salma practices Pilates and is passionate about travelling, exploring new destinations, and experiencing diversified cultures.
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      Maria is an academician with over seven years of teaching experience for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs. Areas of expertise and research interests include the field of accounting, finance, taxation, banking & education. Published several articles in national and international journals. She is currently pursuing her PhD. Other Qualifications - M. Com (Accounting & Taxation), B. Com (Finance), PGDBI (Banking & Insurance), B.Ed. (Pedagogy Commerce) and UGC NET.
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      Dr. Vivek has extensive experience managing multicultural, high-achieving teams in higher education domains related to the Middle East, the UK, and the US in terms of strategy, operations, and delivery. He is the recipient of the prestigious Medici Enterprise Award for commercialisation of research (UK) and various GCC leadership and organization awards. He holds a PhD in Business Management (UK) and an MSc in International Business (UK), a Doctorate in Management (Spain), an M.Phil in Applied Leadership (Spain) and is certified in Block Chain from UCLA (US), education design from UCL (UK), Project Management from CMI (UK) and blended learning from UNSW (Australia).

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