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Executive Management
MBA and Executive MBA Study Programs

Entry requirements:

Bachelors degree or equivalent first degree or admission evaluation

Programme duration: Official study time for the short Executive MBA programme is one year (72 ECTS, 36 US semester hours), and two years (120 ECTS, 72 US semester hours) for the regular MBA programme.

Short programme:

Taught Masters MBA: 72 ECTS in coursework

Research Masters MBA: 60 ECTS in coursework plus 12 ECTS for Masters Thesis

Regular duration programme:

Taught Masters MBA: 120 ECTS in coursework

Research Masters MBA: 108 ECTS in coursework plus 12 ECTS for Masters Thesis

Degree awarded:

UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua MBA Master of Business Administration

Optional: Dual degree programmes:

Option1: UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua MBA

Option2: UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua Master of Science in Business Administration
{State legal basis in Spain (Ley Autonoma 6/2001 as amended 4/2007) according to Art. 34 Para. 3 Ley de Universidades as a university course at the University}.

Option3: MBA from a Spanish University – For more details, please contact us.

Programme modality:

Online MBA programme.

The short MBA curriculum consists of at least 72 ECTS credits of postgraduate study, offered as modular fashion. MBA-candidates in the short programme complete 10 required modules/courses (60 ECTS credits), plus a final Thesis/Dissertation (12 ECTS credits) or 2 additional modules (6 ECTS credits each) all of these focused on a specific field or industry of management.

The MBA curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credits of postgraduate study, offered as modular fashion. MBA-candidates in the regular duration programme complete 18 required modules/courses (108 ECTS credits), plus a final Thesis/Dissertation (12 ECTS credits) or 2 additional modules (6 ECTS credits each) all of these focused on a specific field or industry of management.

Level:

Postgraduate

Objectives of the Programme

The modular Master of Business Administration programme in Executive Management has as a general aim of provision of an academically rigorous education designed to develop skills, expertise, knowledge and vision to enable students, whatever their chosen route, to be critical, analytical and creative. The programme aims to provide opportunity for self-development in relation to career enhancement and as life-long learners.

The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their own capabilities, skills and competencies within a supported environment. The philosophy of the programme can be summarized by the following objectives.

Develop a critical approach to the use of contemporary sources as a means of exploring complex concepts, ideas and issues of relevance and value to the chosen area of study.

Develop the power of critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgment.

Provide a forum of study that allows each student to build on his or her past academic and vocational experience in a relevant and meaningful fashion.

Expose the student to a range of prospective, which may be applicable to both the interests and work situations as appropriate.

Recognize the variety of sources of learning and an appropriate diversity of means for assessing achievement.

This programme intends to allow the individual student to develop their potential through a carefully selected curriculum of study, which includes elements of a variety of methods of study orientated around both the academic and vocational axis.

  • The primary objectives of the MBA programme are to:
    • Enable the student to achieve an appropriate level of academic competence.
    • Achieve personal development and to develop critical awareness of benefit to themselves and to their organization.
    • Develop skills of initiation, implementation and analysis in a range of contexts.
    • Develop capability in the analysis and evaluation of complex issues and situations
  • The specific objectives of the program will vary according to the chosen named award but will include the:
    • Development of knowledge at an advanced level.
    • Development of skills of analysis, research and policy formulation and implementation.
    • Unification of theoretical analysis and practice through a variety of contexts appropriate to business administration
    • Issues of organization management and the management of people.

Tuitions

Tuitions vary by the duration of programme (short or regular) and the single or dual degree options. For applicable tuitions, please, see the tuitions sheet of the MBA programmes of Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN European Programmes.

Tuitions are due in full with enrolment for the complete programme.

Refund policy

Tuitions are due in full with enrolment. Once the programme has started (tuitions collected) no tuitions will be repaid. Students, who do not pay tuitions after admission are not enrolled.

Degree Regulations

The applicable degree regulations for MBA and dual degree programmes of Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN apply.

Duration and workload of a course

Successful completion of a course with a workload of 6 ECTS credits is estimated to be approximately 150 hours. Students should allocate approximately eight hours a week for reading, personal study, completion of reflection activities and submission of assignments. There is one marked assignment per module. Courses are offered on a part-time basis and are designed to be completed within four months. The asynchronic e-learning mode of the programme allows students to proceed at their own pace.

Study language

The programme is conducted in English. English proficiency is required for the DBA programme.

Student Support

Students are eligible for UCN International Programmes student support regarding tutoring and assistance in the programme.

Modules

These modules may be replaced by Avrio institute’s modules which have already been approved and validated by the UCN university.

Mandatory core courses

MBAen705 – Macroeconomics
MBAen710 – Business Administration
MBAen715 – Microeconomics
MBAen725 – Organisation Management
MBAen750 – Corporate Finance
MBAen810 – Marketing
MBAen820 – Human Resource Management
MBAen830 – Innovation & Management
MBAen840 – Management Techniques
MBAen850 – Corporate Governance and International Business

Elective courses

MBAen915 – Human Resource Management 2
MBAen920 – Strategic Management
MBAen925 – Project Management
MBAen935 – Change Management
MBAen940 – Commercial Awareness & CRM
MBAen950 – Leadership
MBAen1015 – Globalization
MBAen1020 – Coaching
MBAen1025 – Conflict Management
MBAen1028 – Business Law
MBAen1030 – Strategic Marketing
MBAen1033 – Communication Skills
MBAen1045 – Risk Management
MBAen1050 – Corporate Social Responsibility

Thesis project

MBAen1080 – Business Research Methods
MBAen1090 – Thesis Presentation & Defence

Specializations:

Supply Chain Management
Strategic Management
Sales & Marketing
Public Relations and Communication Management
Public Administration Management
Project Management
Leadership & Team Management
International Business Management
Human Resource Management
Hotel & Hospitality Management
Health & Social Care Management
Financial Management
Entrepreneurship & Management
eMarketing & eBusiness
Educational Institutions Management
Economics & Commerce
Business IT
Accounting Management
Accounting & Financial Management

In addition to the Specializations provided at Avrio Institute, the UCN university does offer the Specializations below;

MBA in Quality and Innovation Management

MBA in Intercultural Integration Management

MBA in Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management

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