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This new Executive MBA from CIM (BVI) is a transformative programme designed for those in-career business executives who want to realise their leadership potential.
The Executive MBA prepares you for your professional transformation into becoming a general manager and leader within your organisation. Whether accelerating your existing career or developing beyond your technical specialism, the CIM (BVI) Executive MBA can act as your catalyst for advancement into a more senior role, function or geographic location, or the development of your own business venture.
As with all CIM (BVI) graduate programmes, the format is designed to help you balance your demanding career and commitments with study and professional development.
- Enable students to gain a broad understanding of the Managerial techniques regarding decision-making;
- Provide a global view of organisations and their environment so as to enable students to face the challenges of the 21st Century;
- Underline the importance and significance of the increased managerial effectiveness and competence, and understand the various strategic approaches;
- Enrich students’ development and managerial prospects by encouraging learning through their own past experience and their current and future needs and the needs of their market and society.
What is an MBA?
The MBA programme was developed originally in the United States and soon afterwards was introduced in the UK. It is currently expanding rapidly in continental Europe and the rest of the world. With the growing internationalisation of the world economy, an increasing number of companies and organisations require top managers to have an MBA Degree. The degree covers not only Business Administration per se, but also a variety of subjects, all of which are of vital importance to managers in business and the public sector.
Why have an Executive MBA?
The CIM (BVI) Executive MBA programme is action-oriented and is designed to accelerate the managerial and leadership development process of candidates. Gaining an MBA from CIM (BVI) will make you a great deal more competitive in the market place, as your knowledge of management skills and operating techniques will be significantly improved. Management in both the private and public sectors requires the highest level of relevant training, as well as vision, analytical skills and the ability to implement far-reaching decisions; our Executive MBA programme stimulates students to look beyond narrow boundaries and horizons, preparing them for higher-level career-planning.
The CIM (BVI) Executive MBA is made up of SIX compulsory modules PLUS a compulsory dissertation of 10,000 words.
1. ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
2. BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY
3. EXECUTIVE SKILLS
4. GLOBAL MARKETING STRATEGIES
5. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
6. RESEARCH METHODS
The 10.000-word thesis is a major part of the EMBA and a student not submitting an up-to-standard thesis will not be awarded the EMBA. The thesis must be submitted by the completion of the EMBA programme. Students are encouraged to begin thinking about the area of concentration long before the completion of the programme. The Thesis must be on a topic agreed with the student’s Tutor and should have a research bias.
A thesis proposal must be submitted to the Tutor long before the end of the programme on a special form provided by the Institute. Rules and Regulations for the preparation of the thesis are also provided to the student by the Institute.
The basic idea behind the thesis exercise is for students to identify an issue or problem relevant to the MBA programme meriting investigation. The research should involve collection and analysis of original data or analysis of existing data in an original way and should make a contribution to the specific area investigated.
If, on submission, the thesis is not of an acceptable standard, then the student will need to re-submit their thesis within two months and pay an extra 100 Euro resubmission fee. This is the last chance they will have; if the thesis is found unsatisfactory again, then they will not be awarded the MBA. In such case, students must register again, pay a registration fee and prepare a new thesis on a fresh subject, once again agreed between the student and his/her Tutor.
Entry requirements are flexible and are based on a candidate’s proven academic ability, motivation, experience as a manager or business executive and an assessment of the benefits that he or she is likely to derive from the programme. The usual minimum academic qualifications required are:
(a) a first Degree in any discipline from this Institute
(b) a second class Honours Degree from a British or US accredited University
(c) any other approved and recognised English speaking University
(d) a professional qualification in a subject such as Accounting, Marketing, Insurance, Shipping etc., from a UK Chartered Examining Body.
Because this is an Executive MBA, there is the added requirement that the candidate must hold an executive position in the public or private sector.
The decision of the Board regarding admissions will be final. No reason for acceptance or rejection will be given to candidates or to anyone else. CIM (BVI) reserves the right to vary its admission criteria from time to time. The Academic Registrar is responsible for the interpretation of the admission criteria and may impose other conditions to be satisfied before admission.
Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.
Minimum period: 12 months
Maximum period: 36 months
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres every JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30th November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session.
**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.