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Old 18-05-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Jayan

This programme is no longer available through MDIS.


1) Title: Master of Business Administration in International Business (with concentration in Marketing)

2) Offering institute: MDIS

3) Awarding university: Oklahoma City University, USA

4) Length of course: 1.5 to 2 yrs, depending on the schedules of the Professors

5) Delivery method: Part-time, Distance-learning, Fully-taught

6) Costs:Reg fees S$ 41.20, course fees $24,514 (incl. GST). Textbooks and notes incl. in course fees.

Ranking:

OCU is ranked #23 in the Top Tier Schools in the America's Best Colleges 2007, Universities–Master's (West) category. See America's Best Colleges 2007 - USNews.

Accreditation:

The university is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission and its business programs is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Admission Requirements:

Entry requirements needed include a Bachelor degree or an equivalent professional qualification, and at least 3 years of relevant working experience in a supervisory or management level (GMAT may be required in some cases).

Delivery and Assessment:

Before the intensive block lectures, students are required to read the entire textbook (or two) and do a pre-course assignment (summaries of all chapter in textbk, multiple short essays etc.).

The lectures consists of 10 consecutives lessons of 4 hrs each, taught personally by OCU's professors flown into S'pore from USA.

During weekdays, the classes are from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m, weekends are either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The lessons are usually a mix of taught materials, class/group discussions, and case studies.

The lecturers have vast practical knowledge in their respective fields and all are PhD....though they're rather stingy when giving out exams tips (either none at all, or when given covers almost the entire textbook....faintzzzz....) . Maybe it's an uniquely Angmoh thing on not giving tips..... =p

There's a mid-term test on the 5th or 6th day of the lectures, and another final exam 3 weeks after the end of the lectures. A post-course assignment (written project) is given at the end of the lectures and is due on or before the day of the final exams.

Typically, students of the OCU-MBA programme operate on a very hectic 6-weeks cycle.

Week 1 -> Pre-course readings and assignment
Week 2 & 3 -> Lectures and mid-term test
Week 4 to 6 -> Post-course assignment and final exam.

So 13 modules x 6 weeks = 78 weeks (1.5 yrs).

But do take note that this schedule is very tight and not always possible due to the schedule of the professors. 20 months to 22 months is more likely, though it may stretch up till 24 months.

Curriculum:

The OCU MBA's curriculum is as follows (total 39 Credit Hours):

Environmental Block (9 Credit Hours)

1. Managerial Economics
2. Accounting Information Planning & Control
3. The World Economy and International Business

Functional Block (12 Credit Hours)

4. Strategic Marketing Decisions
5. Production Operations & Quantitative Analysis
6. Financial Policy for Managers
7. Organisational & Managerial Processes

Specialisation Block (15 Credit Hours)

8. Special Topics in International Business
9. Multinational Marketing Management
10. Multinational Corporate Finance
11. Course chosen by OCU
12. Course chosen by OCU

Possible Courses:

a) Buyer Behaviour
b) Marketing Research & Analysis
c) Logistics & Distribution Strategy
d) Special Topics in Marketing

Capstone Block (3 Credit Hours)

13. Global Competitive Strategy & Administrative Policy

Conclusion: Very tough, physically and mentally draining due to the accelerated nature of the program. To get the MBA you need to completed all 39 Credit Hours worth of courses, and achieve a Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B average) out of a maximum CGPA of 4.00. But you can gain a lot out of this programme too.

Note:

There're 2 possible Graduation Honors for the MBA -> GPA of 3.75 to 3.99 for Honors (A- average), and GPA of 4.0 or more for High Honors (A average).

Oklahoma City University is affiliated to the United Methodist Church, but Christians from other denominations, and non-christians are wlecomed all the same.

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