Executive Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

Executive Master of Business Administration

Overview of Executive Master of Business Administration

General Management studies help in understanding the managerial, functional and operational demands of commercial organizations to trigger production effectively and efficiently. This subject extensively covers several topics on marketing, investment, functional administration, human resource, sales, advertising etc. Imbibing the core tenets of this module will enable transformation into an effective business manager to understand the nuances of optimizing capital growth.

General Management and further develops the key concepts, principles and practices of management that will enable learners to lead, manage, organise and control first line managers and team leaders.

The learners will typically be managers who have other junior managers or team leaders reporting to them. In smaller organisations or entities, the managers could primarily be responsible for managing the supervisors and staff within their section, division or business unit.

The scope of generic management covers five domains: leadership, managing the environment, managing relations, managing knowledge and the practice of management. This qualification addresses each of these domains with generic competencies, so that it allows learning programs to be contextualized for specific sectors and industries.

Executive Master of Business Administration provides opportunities for learners to transfer between various specializations within management. This leads to the strengthening of management competencies and will enable managers at this level to manage successfully systems, processes, resources, managers and teams in their various occupations and contexts.

This qualification is further intended to empower learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently as individuals in international communities and to respond to the challenging economic environment and constantly changing world of work.

Ultimately, this qualification is aimed at improving the effectiveness and leadership abilities of middle managers in various occupations globally, in private and public business entities as well as non-governmental organisations. For this reason, the word 'entity' includes a company, business unit, public institution, small business or non-profit organisation.

MBA Degree Requirement

Applicants must have a recognized Bachelor degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university; Postgraduate Diploma or a recognized Graduate Certificate; or a recognized Diploma and 2 years work experience.

Delivery Mode

Self E-Learning (E-Courseware)

Program Learning Outcome

What is the Learning Outcome of the Executive Master of Business Administration E-Course?

  • 1) Demonstrating knowledge of and insight into the theory of teams and the importance of teams in workplace activities
  • 2) Applying the theory of teams to team dynamics
  • 3) Explaining the process of building teams
  • 4) Analysing the role of team leader in promoting team effectiveness
  • 5) Evaluating the effectiveness of a team and propose ways to improve team effectiveness
  • 6) Analysing education, training and development needs of members of a unit
  • 7) Recording the results of the training needs analysis
  • 8) Compiling a people development plan for a work unit
  • 9) Managing the implementation of a people development plan for a unit.
  • 10) Liaising and networking with internal and external stakeholders
  • 11) Devising and applying a strategy to establish constructive relationships with team members in a unit
  • 12) Devising and applying a strategy to establish constructive relationships with managers
  • 13) Identifying and minimising personal conflict in the workplace
  • 14) Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of diversity in the workplace
  • 15) Demonstrating understanding of the reality of diversity and its value in a unit
  • 16) Managing team members taking into account similarities and differences
  • 17) Dealing with disagreements and conflicts arising from diversity in a unit
  • 18) Demonstrating understanding of the relationship between values, ethics and organisational culture and its impact on achieving goals and objectives
  • 19) Applying the concept of corporate ethics to a unit
  • 20) Analysing the unit in relation to the principles of corporate ethics
  • 21) Formulating recommendations for promoting organisational values, the code of conduct and ethical practices within a unit and entity
  • 22) Developing an operational plan for a unit
  • 23) Implementing an operational plan
  • 24) Monitoring, measuring and evaluating the achievement of goals and objectives
  • 25) Demonstrating knowledge of and insight into the need for change within the context of environment change
  • 26) Analysing an area requiring a change process
  • 27) Selecting a model for implementing a change management process
  • 28) Formulating recommendations on implementing the change process
  • 29) Explaining the concept of leadership
  • 30) Differentiating between leadership and management
  • 31) Analysing and comparing leadership theories
  • 32) Applying the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context
  • 33) Using mathematical techniques to collect and organise data
  • 34) Applying mathematical analysis to calculate and represent financial and economic data
  • 35) Applying mathematical analysis to indicate economic relationships.
  • 36) Discuss and explain a range of written and oral communication techniques used in the workplace
  • 37) Lead discussions and chair meetings
  • 38) Generate a variety of workplace reports using various data gathering techniques
  • 39) An understanding of a range of written and oral communication techniques used in the workplace and applicable communication theory is demonstrated.
  • 38) Engage with stakeholders in analysing the issue/problem and developing solutions
  • 39) Selecting feasible solutions through a systems approach
  • 40) Formulating and communicating the decision
  • 41) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and components of knowledge management
  • 42) Analyse a unit according the entity's knowledge management policies and procedures
  • 43) Develop a knowledge management implementation plan for a unit
  • 44) Analysing own unit in terms of opportunities for innovation
  • 45) Demonstrating understanding of the techniques that promote creativity
  • 46) Developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation
  • 47) Leading a team through a creative thinking process
  • 48) Formulating performance standards for team members in a unit
  • 49) Establishing systems for monitoring performance of team members
  • 50) Preparing for a performance review of a team member
  • 51) Conducting performance review interview
  • 52) Demonstrating an understanding of business processes and potential risks to a unit
  • 53) Identifying potential risks and assessing the impact thereof in a unit
  • 54) Developing contingency plans for managing risk
  • 55) Testing and revising contingency plans
  • 56) Selecting a first line manager for a specific position
  • 57) Planning the coaching process of a first line manager
  • 58) Coaching selected first line manager
  • 59) Monitoring and measuring the results of coaching sessions
  • 60 ) Selecting a work-based project for a unit.
  • 61) Scoping a work-based project for a unit.
  • 62) Developing a project plan.
  • 63) Developing tools to measure key performance parameters.
  • 64) Implementing the plan and evaluate project progress.
  • 65) Demonstrating an understanding of the key concepts of managerial finance.
  • 66) Interpreting financial statements.
  • 67) Drafting financial forecasts.
  • 68) Drafting budgets according to operational plans of the unit.
  • 69) Supervising the financial management of a unit against given requirements.
  • 70) Recognising areas in need of change.
  • 71) Making recommendations for change.
  • 72) Implementing change.
  • 73) Explaining financial analysis
  • 74) Calculating ratios to measure profitability and resource utilisation
  • 75) Calculating ratios to measure viability
  • 76) Identifying growth opportunities through financial results and reporting the results of financial analysis.
  • 77) Developing a strategy for the department/division
  • 78) Developing action plans for the department/division
  • 79) Implementing action plans
  • 80) Reviewing action plans.
  • 81) Develop a framework for creating, sharing, capturing and protecting management information and institutional knowledge.
  • 82) Develop a processes for promoting information and knowledge management in the function.
  • 83) Evaluate the processes and practices relating to information and knowledge management.
  • 84) Develop an action plan to address gaps in information and knowledge management processes and practice.
  • 85) Implement a culture that empowers staff to seek, develop, share, utilise, protect and store knowledge assets.
  • 86) Identify the strategic partners and key drivers that achieve the strategy of the function.
  • 87) Evaluate the contribution of strategic partners towards the strategy of the function.
  • 88) Develop an implementation plan to enhance relationships with strategic partners.
  • 89) Establish communication processes to promote positive relationships within the policies and procedures of the entity.
  • 90) Evaluate the effectiveness of the communication processes.
  • 91) Recommend improvements to the effectiveness of communication processes.
  • 92) Develop a human capital plan for the nurturing and retention of staff.
  • 93) Appraise the performance of employees.
  • 94) Develop an action plan to address identified performance gaps and development needs.
  • 95) Develop an implementation plan for the action plan.

Credit Hours

Credit Requirements

Module 1 - People Management

Unit 1 - Build teams to achieve goals and objectives (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 2 - Lead people development and talent management (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 3 - Devise and apply strategies to establish and maintain workplace relationships (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 4 - Manage a diverse work force to add value (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 5 - Apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture (5 Learning Hours)

Module 2 - Workplace Management

Unit 1 - Develop, implement and evaluate an operational plan (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 2 - Formulate recommendations for a change process (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 3 - Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 4 - Apply mathematical analysis to economic and financial information. (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 5 - Use communication techniques effectively (8 Learning Hours)

Module 3 - Decision Making

Unit 1 - Apply a systems approach to decision making (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 2 - Apply the principles of knowledge management (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 3 - Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 4 - Monitor and evaluate team members against performance standards (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 5 - Monitor, assess and manage risk (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 6 - Select and coach first line managers (8 Learning Hours)

Module 4 - Unit Management

Unit 1 - Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 2 - Manage the finances of a unit (8 Learning Hours)

Unit 3 - Recognise areas in need of change, make recommendations and implement change in the team, department or division (3 Learning Hours)

Unit 4 - Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division (4 Learning Hours)

Unit 5 - Apply financial analysis (3 Learning Hours)

Module 5 - Strategic Management

Unit 1 - Evaluate and plan the role of self as leader in a function (5 Learning Hours)

Unit 2 - Manage relationships with strategic partners to improve the performance of a function (6 Learning Hours)

Unit 3 - Manage the information and institutional knowledge within a function (5 Learning Hours)

Unit 4 - Manage and improve communication processes in a function (3 Learning Hours)

Unit 5 - Appraise, develop and retain human capital for a function (6 Learning Hours)

Total Learning Hours: 137

Total Credits: 65

Potential Career Options

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. First line managers may include team leaders, supervisors, junior managers, section heads and foremen.

The focus of this qualification is to enable learners to develop competence in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values including:

1) Initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating operational strategies, projects and action plans, and where appropriate, recommending change within teams and/or the unit so as to improve the effectiveness of the unit.

2) Monitoring and measuring performance and applying continuous or innovative improvement interventions in the unit in order to attain its desired outcomes, including customer satisfaction, and thereby contributing towards the achievement of the objectives and vision of the entity.

3) Leading a team of first line managers, by capitalising on the talents of team members and promoting synergistic interaction between individuals and teams, to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness in order to achieve the goals of the entity

4) Building relationships using communication processes both vertically and horizontally within the unit, with superiors and with stakeholders across the value chain to ensure the achievement of intended outcomes

5) Applying the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics within internal and external regulatory frameworks in order to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the unit

6) Enhancing the development of teams and team members through facilitating the acquisition of skills, coaching, providing career direction, and capitalising on diversity in the unit

Exam Information

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

1) CGM-001 exam comprises of 100 questions out of which the candidate needs to score 75% (75 out of 100 correct) to pass.

1) The total duration of CGM-001 exam is 2 hours (120 Minutes)

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam via ProctorU.

1) If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.

2) The exam can be taken any number of times.

1) You will get credits only if you pass the exams.

2) Exams can be taken separately (one at a time) and in any sequence to earn a MBA.

3) You may retake any examination as often as necessary

Registration Link

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1 Executive Master of Business Administration (E-Course + Exam Voucher(s)) One (1) Year 3500 USD