Master of Business Administration International Business
Coventry University and Auston Institute of Management & Technology
Overview of MBA International Business
Admission and Entry Requirements
Documents for Submission
English Language Requirements
Welcome These are exciting times for you as you decide upon your postgraduate educational career. Whatever course you decide upon, we hope that you will make the correct choice. The postgraduate programmes awarded by Coventry University are designed explicitly to be challenging and thought provoking but also to provide a rewarding experience and an incredibly important step in your future careers. Congratulations on taking your first step to a successful and exciting future with Coventry University. Thousands of students, just like you, have chosen this Universityâ€™s programmes to gain an excellent education and have become enterprising and highly employable people.
Professor Madeleine Atkins Vice-Chancellor Coventry University A management education prepares students to be successful in a variety of career paths. Employment at a Fortune 500 firm, managing your own business, seeking opportunities in international business, continuing your education with a professional degree, and leadership in government enterprises are just a few of the potential options awaiting business graduates. At Auston Institute of Management & Technology, our Masterâ€™s programmes equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to further advance their careers and job opportunities in an increasingly competitive world. To achieve these objectives, we spare no effort to promote excellence at every level of graduate education.
Professor Jimmy Chen B.Sc. Eng. (London), M.Sc. Tech., Ph.D. (Manchester) Fellows I.E.S., P.E. Professional Engineers Board Singapore.
Coventry University hailed as one of the foremost education provider in United Kingdom, providing industry-linked and career-focused programmes. With a dynamic, robust, market-specific curriculum coupled strategically with a fleet of indispensable professional industry experts, it has been playing a leading role in establishing industrial working partnerships with a plethora of businesses and organisations in both the public and private sectors. The forging of unique working relationships with renowned multinational companies such as Jaguar, British Telecom, Ford and Nokia makes for a good enough reason to consider enrollment into this prestigious academic institution. Such links have made possible holistic course designs. A direct result of this would be the increasing recognition of its qualifications amongst industry players, thus improving the job prospects of graduates under its umbrella. The success of Coventry University as a progressive and modern university lies in its strategic commitment towards equal opportunities, creative initiatives, innovations in study and rooted internationalism.
Auston Institute of Management & Technology Standing tall in the heart of town, Singaporeâ€™s Central Business District and shopping centers, Auston is a shining light of an aspiring breed of academics. Creative industry veterans as well as experienced lecturers fill classroom sessions with energy and edify learners via real market situations and statistics, thus making the process of acquiring knowledge even more wholesome and undoubtedly practical. Quality is not a word for the faint-hearted. Students at Auston Institute of Management & Technology are encouraged to undertake challenges; to think and question on a critical and analytical level; to develop a momentum for life-long learning; and to use the knowledge attained to fulfill their career aspirations. With the progression of our diploma to degree and master programmes from reputable and internationally recognized universities, Auston caters to the educational needs of individuals who aspire to equip themselves for a better and exciting future. This is the institution for those who are eager to pursue a more holistic learning experience, one with a personal touch and real value beyond mere education. 2
Overview of MBA International Business
Overview of MBA programme The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the worldâ€™s premier business qualification. The MBA is recognized internationally as an essential badge that graduate students must acquire in order to enhance their managerial careers in a world characterised by its speed of change and its global nature. Learning to manage in this business context requires new levels of both knowledge and personal skills. Hence, companies will continue to seek graduate MBA students with a view to renewing and refreshing their organizations with those managerial skills to implement change, to turn threats into opportunities and to acquire or sustain their organisationâ€™s competitive advantage. The Coventry MBA is structured so that all students are exposed to a common core of management studies incorporating Strategic Management, Marketing, Financial Analysis, Human Resource Management, Business Economics and a Business MBA dissertation. The MBA is a means of enhancing your career prospects as well as opening doors for future middle and senior managers - let Coventry Universityâ€™s MBA enable you to meet your career aspirations successfully.
MBA International Business Programme of Study Mandatory Modules Marketing Management 15 Human Resource Management Financial Analysis for Managers Global Business Economics Strategic Management Issues in Global Business Project Management International Marketing Business Research Methods Business MBA Dissertation Total Credits
Credits 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 180 3
Financial Schemes and Study Loans Available • Citibank Flexi Payment Scheme • POSB Further Study Assist • Maybank Education Loan • RHB Bank Berhad
Graduation Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Business Administration degree from Coventry University. The degree awarded will be the same as that awarded to students at Coventry University, UK.
Enquires Auston Institute of Management & Technology 61 - 63 New Bridge Road Singapore 059407 (Next to Clarke Quay MRT) Tel: (65) 6334 5900 Fax: (65) 6333 5800 24 Hrs Hotline: (65) 8128 5804 Email: email@example.com Website: www.auston.edu.sg Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Admissions and Entry Requirements
Admissions and Entry Requirements to MBA Information Technology Management Applicants must be able to meet the following requirements as a condition of entry onto Coventry University’s MBA programmes. An applicant to be considered for the MBA International Business Programme must normally be expected to possess at least the following: • 2nd class honours degree or equivalent • At least two (2) years work experience following graduation • Students who do not possess the above requirements but have substantial work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose first language is not English or whose previous qualification was not taught and assessed in English must provide evidence of attainment in English Language by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or an equivalent qualification. Course Structure All of the named award routes are designed as variants of the parent generalist MBA programme. They will each address the overall programme aim (above) in providing an integrated understanding of operational and strategic issues in management, and a range of appropriate supporting skills. Send your Application with all supporting documents to the following address: Auston Institute of Management & Technology Student Admissions Office 63 New Bridge Road Singapore 059405 Confirming your Acceptance to Auston, you will receive: – A Conditional Letter of Offer – Standard Student Contract – An Acceptance letter of conditional offer from both Auston and Coventry University
Documents for Submission
Application for Local Students* (Singaporean/Permanent Resident) Submission of completed Auston Application Form with: – Two passport sized Photographs – Certified true copies of Transcripts / Certificates – Documents that reflect applicant’s academic and employment* history – One copy of Passport or front and back of NRIC Applicants are encouraged to submit applications at least 4 weeks before the commencement of the course.
Application for International Students* Documents for Submission 1. Completed Auston Application Form 2. Two passport sized Photographs 3. Certified true copies of Transcripts/Certificates/English language test results (If applicable) 4. Documents that reflect applicant’s academic and employment* history 5. One copy of Passport 6. Application and Enrolment Processing fees payment of S$650.00 (in Singapore Currency excluding GST). Bank draft should be made payable to AIMT Pte Ltd. Other modes of payment include NETs, Cash, Credit Cards and Telegraphic Transfers Account Name: AIMT Pte Ltd Account Number: 372-300-460-6 Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited, Coleman Street Branch Bank Address: 1 Coleman street #14-01-14, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803 Bank Swift Code: UOVBSGSG Note: All Banking charges, if any, are to be borne by the sender.
7. Complete Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (lCA) Form 16 & Form V36 Applicants are encouraged to submit applications at least 2 months before the commencement of the course. If the required documents are not in the English language, officially translated versions as well as copies in the original language are required. Your Student Pass process takes about 3 to 4 weeks after receiving your application documents. We will purchase the Student Tuition Fee insurance and make the necessary application for your student pass. Upon approval of your student’s pass, you should make payment for the following: • Tuition fee • Student Tuition Fee insurance premium • Single Entry Visa of S$20, applicable only if you are from a visa-required country * Terms & Conditions – Please include CV/Resume/Reference Letters – Incomplete forms will be returned, delaying the application process. – To reduce delay, do ensure that all relevant supporting documents are attached. – Admission to the MBA programme is subject to evaluation and final approval from the awarding university, Coventry University. 8
English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements All Postgraduate programmes require students whose English is not their first language or where their undergraduate studies were not conducted or assessed in the medium of English, to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5, AIMT English for International Students Certificate or equivalent upon entry to their chosen programme. It is vitally important that students are able to express their ideas clearly and communicate with other students drawn from a wide range of nationalities. Reading and writing skills are equally important. Therefore, English proficiency is a vital pre-condition for personal success in all the postgraduate programmes and the wider world of work. AIMT English for International Students Programme • •
Aims & Learning Objectives: The programme is aimed at non-native speakers who wish to attain a general proficiency in English, equipping them with relevant and appropriate communicative skills as well as a pathway to developing and strengthening their English language ability in preparation for their specialized field of study.
Content: The frequent change of topics based on the four skills keep students interested, focusing on a student-centered vocabulary and grammar presentations, which anchors learning and promotes active learning. Students will continuously engage in role-play activities, reading and writing based on both knowledge and practical activities thus enabling students to apply in real life situations.
English Course Structure: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Basic Elementary Intermediate Advanced Professional Business English
The duration is 11 weeks for each level of the English course that runs every term (January, April, July, October). Students undertaking the English courses are charged a fee in addition to their fees for their chosen postgraduate programme.
All information is accurate at the time of print (1st Sept 2009) AIMT and Coventry University reserve the right to change the information at any time without prior notice.
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01 Sept 2009
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