Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Dual Awards from IBES and VERN’ University

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The MBA is a 90 ECTS credits programme for all off-campus delivery. It is a dual award MBA so graduates will receive an MBA from IBES, France and VERN’ University, Croatia.

This dual award qualification route helps nurture integration, collaboration, and change to improve individual and team performance to enable you to live and work in the new era of interconnected and international businesses.

Awards to be conferred

List of Specialisations that exclusively appear on the IBES transcript :

  • Hospitality Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Talent Management

Aims

The aim of the MBA is to develop and enhance the understanding of emerging theories and practices on contemporary management. The MBA facilitates a critical exploration of the role of business in a complex multi-stakeholder society, and the connectedness of business with society and the increasingly global and networked economy.

The programme will provide participants with the essential skills as well as the advanced knowledge and understanding of international business and strategic management.

The programme follows a problem-based learning approach, and participants will be expected to demonstrate how they have utilised their learning and development in solving business related issues and problems by integrating and building on perspectives from the course and the literature, and their own contexts through an End Point Assessment via a Reflective Development Log and Portfolio as well as a Work Based Project.

Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to

  • Use self-assessment, reflection, evaluation, feedback and developments in theory and evidence-based practice to improve their ethical business practice in a variety of contexts.
  • Apply a deep understanding of relevant theories and practices to predict outcomes and create business solutions in complex environments.
  • Communicate key issues effectively and creatively using numerical, graphical, oral and written skills
  • Behave, lead and govern organisations in an ethical manner.
  • Setting strategy, direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent for an organisation.
  • Cultivating an innovative, good governance and supporting corporate culture to deliver business performance, including sustained competitive advantage.

Assessments

Instead of individual assessments for each module, learners compile a reflective and evidence-based professional development portfolio. This is to demonstrate the acquisition and application (in the work place) of the knowledge, skills and attributes showcasing managerial development.

There will be an End Point Assessment of the professional development.

In addition, there will be a Work Based Project of between 9,000 and 10,000 words in their chosen specialisation.

On completion of the 6 taught modules and the Work Based Project, students will gain a dual award and will be awarded an MBA from:

  1. IBES; and
  2. VERN’ University.

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution.
  • A professional qualification equivalent to a degree and a minimum of two years of working experience.
  • Mature and high potential candidates without degree or equivalent qualifications but hold Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas with more than six years of work experience of which at least two years are at supervisory / managerial level.
  • Mature and high potential candidates without Diploma qualifications but with more than eight years of work experience of which at least three years are at supervisory /managerial levels.
  • Demonstrate English Language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English.

Proficiency of English include either a recognised English proficiency testing score of IELTS overall band of 5.5 or equivalent. Those having undertaken either an undergraduate or professional qualification taught and assessed in English will also be accepted as having met the English proficiency.

Subject to the final approval of IBES, any potential student that has done a qualification examined in English at European Qualification Framework ( EQF) level 3 and above would satisfy the English requirement.

For those that are not able to provide the above proof of English, an English test administered by ESOL Awards is available and on passing this at B2 level, the learner would satisfy the English language requirement. Please contact IBES for details.

Advanced Standing/ Exemptions/ Credits Transfer (APL)

Consideration for the above for students admitted onto the programme may be considered either at the beginning of a programme, or beyond the beginning of a programme, through an assessment of that student’s prior learning, whether certificated or un-certificated. The process for making such a decision is known as the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is a matter of academic judgment exercised by the appointed panel considering applications and approvals of APL.

Where cohorts of students are to be admitted with advanced standing on a regular basis, the arrangement should be subject to an Academic Progression Agreement.

Programme Structure

Taught modules

The MBA has a total of 90 ECTS credits and comprises of 6 taught modules at 10 ECTS credits each and a Work Based Project at 30 ECTS credits.

The taught Modules are:

  1. Digital Marketing Management
  2. Strategic Management
  3. Strategic Human Resources
  4. Business Analytics and Decision Making
  5. Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  6. Leading Change

End Point Assessment – Work Place Development Portfolio

A Professional Development Portfolio of 5,500 – 6,000-words. This includes a Reflective Log plus appendices consisting of collection of a relevant artefacts to support an achievement of work-based knowledge, behaviours, and attributes to be submitted within two months of completing the last module

Work Based Project 

The Work Based Project of between 9,000 and 10,000 words accrues 30 ECTS credits.

Mode of Delivery

* The Mode of Delivery is either fully online or blended learning, where some face-to-face classes are conducted at IBES centres outside France.

Blended Delivery Mode

Self-Instructional Learning MaterialFace-to-Face TutorialsOnline Discussions
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study, which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal.Face-to-Face classes are conducted at a learning centre for 12 hours per module.Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.

Fully Online Mode

Self-Instructional Learning MaterialOnline Discussions
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study, which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal.Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.

Location

For the Blended Mode, please Contact Us to find an Approved Learning Centre near you.

For the Fully Online Mode, please Apply Now to sign up for the next available intake.

Notional Hours

Notional hours are defined in terms of the amount of time it should take a learner to achieve the learning outcomes. Each ECTS credit requires on average 25 notional hours of a learner’s time.

Guide to Learning Hours / Student Learning Time
This MBA Masters Programme requires 90 ECTS credits The MBA has 6 modules and a Work Based project or 2250 notional hours in total. The programme can be completed within 18 months.

Pricing

  • Online       €6,600
  • Blended    €8,800

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