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EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

PROGRAM HANDBOOK

2023 - 2024

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

  • SCOPE OF PROGRAM HANDBOOK

    Intended for students enrolling in the Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive M.B.A.) program, this handbook contains information specific to the program. It is a definitive record of the program's primary characteristics and the learning outcomes that a typical student can reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the available learning opportunities. This document also serves as a reference for academic and support staff, internal and external examiners' assessments, and future program monitoring and review.


    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

    Program

    Executive Master of Business Administration


    Awarding Institution

    The American University of Science


    Administrative Unit

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    American School of Management


    Academic Level

    Graduate (2nd cycle)


    Credits

    Minimum 52.0


    Methods of Delivery

    On-campus

    Online


    Mode of Study

    Full-time: ~1.0 Years

    Half-time: ~2.0 Years


    Last Date of Revision

    June 05th, 2023


    QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Programmatic Accreditation

    Institution: Chartered Management Institute

    Dual Award: CMI Level 7 Certificate/Diploma Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

    Professional Status: Chartered Manager (CMgr)


    Programmatic Validation

    Institution: Institute of Leadership

    Professional Status: Fellowship (FIoL)

  • SYNOPSIS


    The E.M.B.A. program adopts an efficient, modular structure that enables students to apply their knowledge and skills directly to organizations, boosting corporate and individual capabilities for optimum short- and long-term outcomes. The program is divided into five-week modules with three concentrations, namely Professional Accounting and Financial Engineering, Strategic Marketing Communications, Strategic Human Capital Management and Analytics to enable students to experiment with new ideas and refine their thinking in their prospective and current areas of practice.


    PROGRAM BENEFITS AND AIMS


    The program at the American School of Management embodies the school's aim of being a world-class business school community embedded in a world-class institution tackling global problems. The program consists of several key components that contribute to this strategy.


    Acknowledging the rising global complexity and advances in science and technology, the program's core value is to equip students with advanced skillsets, especially in data-driven decision-making, for addressing external environment-related challenges facing businesses and the capacity to comprehend and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders. Through personalized career counseling and executive coaching, the program provides students with the opportunity to understand their leadership style, strengthen their leadership abilities, and increase their self-awareness. Students will have a chance to learn and develop their essential business communication abilities, such as the capacity to speak and present effectively, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and respect for diversity, integrity, and ethics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to investigate all elements of entrepreneurship, enabling them to generate innovative ideas or new initiatives for organizations.


    Upon completing the program, students should be familiar with multiple dimensions defining organizations, their management, and the dynamic external environment in which they function. Also, students can achieve and outperform leadership roles in business and management to scale up or start new ventures. Moreover, students' capacity for lifelong learning and personal and professional development, together with integrating various functional skills and specializations, is encouraged to contribute to society. It is possible to gather exceptional students from diverse backgrounds to discuss, debate, and be able to overcome today's business concerns. Finally, new learning opportunities in response to advancements in management research and the emerging circumstances of the global business community are constantly provided through the program.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES


    The program offers an analytical and integrative study of business and management, resulting in a better understanding of organizations, their management, and the external environment in which they function. Students should fully understand the processes, procedures, and practices necessary for efficient organizational administration. They should be familiar with critical theories, models, analytic frameworks, and management responsibilities. They should also comprehend how organizations are influenced by their external environment, specifically, the institutional framework within which they operate (including legal, political, and ethical considerations), as well as the impact of economic, technological, and environmental factors on an organization's strategy, behavior, and management. Within this broad framework, students are expected to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of core business and management disciplines. The program is a generalist degree, and all students are expected to integrate a variety of functional abilities. Indeed, the program is designed to be both intellectually rigorous and practical, educating students with the necessary skills and allowing them to specialize and explore those specialties through electives and business ventures. The program is designed to prepare students for careers on the fast track.


    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES


    Practical Capabilities


    • Independently analyze data, utilize methodologies, and transform them into novel solutions.

    • Examine a particular industry or sector of the economy.

    • Apply a conceptual framework to the institutional and individual analysis and management.

    • Employ conceptual framework when considering the enterprises-markets interaction.

    • Apply economic techniques to real-world challenges at the company and industry levels.


    Practical Capabilities


    • Deliver excellent presentations.

    • Seek, evaluate, present, and apply data in decision-making for novel and realistic solutions.

    • Appreciate computer-based spreadsheets for managerial decision-making and planning.

    • Examine and interpret financial statements to assess a company's health and prospects.

    • Create and propose a solution to a real-world business challenge.

    • Determine the market viability of novel company concepts.

    • Efficiently utilize information technology.


    Transferable Competencies


    • Communicate via oral presentations, computer-assisted processing, and written reports.

    • Critically examine the evidence, focusing on reliability, validity, and relevance.

    • Transfer strategies and solutions from one discipline to another.

    • Properly manage resources and time to accomplish objectives.

    • Acquire independence through critical thinking and open-mindedness. Acquire knowledge effectively for the goal of professional growth.

    • Recognize individual behavior in teams and value cultural differences in behavior.

    • Define success criteria and evaluate team performance.

    • Adopt a lifelong learning approach to career and leadership development.

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    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 1. ACADEMIC CREDIT POLICY


    AUS awards semester credits for its academic program. The semester credits exclusive to all graduate programs are referred to as AUS Graduate-level Semester Credits (AGSCS). A 4-AGSCS course requires students to commit approximately 180 hours to study.


    2. CREDIT TRANSFER POLICY


    If students intend to earn credit for a course, they should check whether it is approved for credit transfer before the course starts. 4-AGSCS courses are typically eligible for 8.0 ECTS in Europe and 18.0 Credits in the United Kingdom. Different institutions and countries can and will have different criteria. It is required to obtain a digital transcript and certificate from verifiable sources to arrange a credit transfer.


    3. ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY


    Commitment to academic honesty and integrity is critical to AUS's mission.


    Every work submitted for a course must be the student's own. Plagiarism is misrepresenting another person's ideas as one's own, with or without the other person's consent, by incorporating them into one's work without providing sufficient acknowledgment. This definition encompasses all published and unpublished content, regardless of format. Plagiarism, deliberate or accidental, is a disciplinary offense under the assessment standards. The consequences of plagiarism range from receiving a zero for the plagiarized assignment to failing the course. Repeated violations of academic integrity may lead to program termination. Please refer to the AUS Policies and Procedures for a complete list of academic integrity violations and their associated sanctions.


    Before submission, all written assessments are run through Turnitin, a plagiarism detection program. Turnitin generates a similarity report by comparing the submitted paper to its database (peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and online resources) and works written by other students at various institutions. Students can utilize Turnitin during the drafting stage and obtain a Turnitin similarity report before submitting their work for grading. The similarity report displays a similarity score equal to the percentage of matched resources found.


    Students are accountable for the following:


    • Familiarity with the definition of plagiarism; and

    • Editing their work before the due date if it exceeds the maximum % of allowed matching. If, after the submission deadline, an assignment demonstrates a matching percentage that exceeds the course's maximum similarity score, the faculty member responsible for the course will determine whether plagiarism is committed and may elect to grade the work or the entire course.


    4. STUDENT CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE


    As members of the AUS community, students are expected to share and adhere to values and expectations regarding academic performance, behavior, and classroom experience. They should behave professionally, responsibly, and maturely at all times. The University Policies and Procedures establish expectations for student behavior. This documentation is not exhaustive, and a student may face disciplinary action for other types of behavior or activities regarded as inappropriate or disruptive to the AUS’s goals and mission. Students who infringe on University Policies and Procedures may face disciplinary action, including a warning, probation, termination, or permanent dismissal.

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