MBA Programmes

The Programmes, Design & Structure

The Department of Management Studies, Yangon University of Economics offers (3) types of graduate courses. These are:

  • Full-time MBA
  • Executive MBA and
  • Online MBA.

These programmes are important elements of the infrastructure of Myanmar that is being developed to make the country's commitment to a market economy a successful reality. The MBA Programme will ensure a steady stream of people trained to meet the challenges of managing modern businesses in an increasingly competitive environment.

MBA Programme

YEAR 1

First Quarter
4 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
12 Credit Units
+
Second Quarter
4 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
12 Credit Units
+
Third Quarter
4 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
12 Credit Units
+
Fourth Quarter

Internship

36 Credit Units

YEAR 2

First Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Elective Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Second Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Elective Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Third Quarter
Thesis


+
Fourth Quarter
Thesis
18 Credit Units

36 Credit Units
Total 72 Credit Units

EMBA Programme

YEAR 1

First Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Second Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Third Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Fourth Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Core Courses
9 Credit Units
36 Credit Units

YEAR 2

First Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Elective Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Second Quarter
3 Courses of 3 Credit Units
each from Elective Courses
9 Credit Units
+
Third Quarter
Thesis


+
Fourth Quarter
Thesis
18 Credit Units

36 Credit Units
Total 72 Credit Units
 

Online MBA Programme

To complete the MBA, the participants must take 18 courses and write a thesis paper to obtain the required 72 credit units, in which each course is earned 3 credit units and 18 credit units are allocated for the thesis. The 18 courses include 12 compulsory or core courses and 6 elective courses.

 

Core Courses

  • MBA-111 General Management
    • The course is designed to introduce the students to the significance of management as a socially necessary activity in any economic system. General Management covers the perspectives of the role of management in human society and principal activity processes by the performance of which human and material resources.
  • MBA-112 Management Accounting
    • The course covers the analysis and use of accounting data as important aids to management in control of operations and long-term decisions. Management Accounting-I is a study of the accounting principles, conventions and concepts underlying financial reporting. Management Accounting-II focuses on the use of accounting data for management planning and control.
  • MBA-113 Macroeconomic Environment
    • The elements and the relationships in the economic environment in which businesses interact will be covered in the course. The topics include national income accounts; the determination of the level of aggregate output, employment and prices, and the monetary system with special reference to developing economies.
  • MBA-114 Legal Framework for Business
    • The course will offer an overview of laws that are directly linked with trade, investment, commerce and business including international conventions and agreements which regulate international trade and commerce.
  • MBA-121 Production & Operations Management
    • The course identifies and develops and understanding of major problem in the design, planning and control of productive system and illustrate the independence between production/operations and decisions and other areas of management. Topics include strategic planning decisions for operations such as demand forecasting, product design, capacity planning, location, distribution and layout, operation planning and control, workplace management, and total quality control.
  • MBA-122 Financial Management
    • The course covers problems of financial management encountered in various business organizations. The topics include: definitions and classification of financial management function, financial planning and budgeting, financing, and financial control, circuit flow of finds and tools of financial management.
  • MBA-123 Mathematics & Statistics for Management
    • The course aims to develop concepts, methods and techniques of mathematics and statistics for managerial decision making. The mathematics topics include sets, relations and functions, sequence and series, differential and integral calculus, permutation and combination, interests and annuities. In statistics topics include collection and presentation of data, descriptive statistics; random variables and probability distribution, sampling distribution, estimation and tests of hypothesis, regression and correlation, time-series analysis, and elementary survey methods.
  • MBA-124 Marketing Management
    • The primary focus of this course is on strategic decision necessary to match organizational resources and objectives with market opportunities. Each of the specific strategic areas of product development and diversification, pricing, communication through advertising and selling, and distribution is examined separately according to their role in the overall marketing plan.
  • MBA-131 Strategic Management
    • This course addresses the questions of why recessive of strategic direction takes place in organizations, why they are important, how decisions are taken and some of the tools and techniques that managers can use to make such decision.
  • MBA-132 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
    • The objective of this course is to stimulate entrepreneurship by providing working knowledge of the practical business and legal requirements to start, expand or improve a business. The study will be made in the context of the new economic environment and will deal with problems peculiar to the small business in Myanmar economy and practical solutions for effective operations.
  • MBA-133 Management Information Systems & E-Business
    • The course aims to provide students with the conceptual and technological framework for understanding, development and implementation of computerized management information systems in organization. It also discusses impact of Internet revolution to business organizations and how organizations are making use of internet to carry out various business functions globally. This module provides understanding of online consumer behaviors and formulation and implementation of e-business strategies for organization.
  • MBA-134 Human Resource Management
    • This course covers the core disciplines in managing human resources and the latest developments in programs and activities pertaining to management of human resources, with emphasis on the role of management.

Elective Courses

  • MBA-211 International Business Management
    • This course integrates the knowledge and insights from many of the functions in respective courses. It examines the problems of general management in establishing and operating an enterprise in a foreign country, the problems of management and control of such foreign enterprises and the problems of strategic management of transactional corporations in the context of their global operations.
  • MBA-212 Banking & Financial Institutions
    • This course is divided into two major portions. The first portion examines the roles of banks in the economic system and the development of banks and banking system. Detail analysis will be commercial banking and other financial institutions. Emphasis will be made on current issues in international finance.
  • MBA-213 Service Management
    • This course identifies and develops an understanding of the major problem in service design, planning and control of operations systems and describe the independence between operations and decisions and other areas of management. Topics cover the role of services in a Economy, Nature of service, Service Strategy, designing the service enterprise, managing service operation and quantitative model for service management.
  • MBA-214 Managerial Economics
    • The course aims to cover economic theories relevant to industries and business organizations. Topics include demand and forecasting, production and costs, market structure and pricing, capital budgeting of the government and private business.
  • MBA-215 Organization Behavior
    • The objective of this course is to be familiar with the main influences on organizational behavior and, accordingly, to provide some of the tools and insights necessary to understand and analyze the characteristics of human beings and organizational situations in order to contribute to the long-run survival of an organization.
  • MBA-216 Consumer Behavior
    • The study of consumer behavior is essential for successful marketing. This course will provide important knowledge and principle regarding consumer behavior and implications on marketing will be emphasized. Interdisciplinary approach covering all behavioral sciences such as anthropology, sociology, social psychology and economics will be used.
  • MBA-217 Business Communication
    • This course aims to acquaint students with the nature and complexity of communication, barriers to good communication, and guidelines for effective communication.
  • MBA-221 Business Ethics
    • This course is designed to increase the awareness towards social problems and responsibility in all aspects of business relationships with community, government and society in general. Topics include consideration and acceptance of broader extra-legal and extra market criteria for measuring business performance, definition of norms in community related terms, and moral stands on issues related to economics interests of prevailing social structure and norms.
  • MBA-222 Change Management
    • Managing change effectively is a challenge for most organization in today‚Äôs competitive environment. Change management is a special discipline which required specific competencies, skills, attitudes and behaviors. This course helps participants develop the skills and tools necessary for effective change management.
  • MBA-223 Logistics & Supply Chain Management
    • The main objective of this course is to provide students with an awareness of the emerging need for a better understanding of logistics and supply chain activities in the contemporary, dynamic global business environment. The course intends to cover the required analytical skills in solving business problems effectively, such as, demand forecasting, transportation economics, operations management, warehouse management, distribution management, and related financial issues.
  • MBA-224 Customer Relationship Management
    • The course intends to provide students the proactive approach to understand the organizations customers, their strengths and weaknesses as well as their direct needs and links with the organization. The study will include the use of accounting data to examine customer profitability, as well as to test their loyalty and future potential.
  • MBA-225 Capital Markets
    • The course covers practical issues in the international capital and money markets. Portfolio investment and tactical assets allocation, technical analysis, style investment and style switching strategies, options, trading and other derivative securities, company valuation etc., are also covered in the course.
  • MBA-226 Organizational Design & Development
    • The course intends to provide students with the fundamentals of structural design of organizations and its development throughout the life of organizations. The emphasis will be to design an organization in the context of social cultural framework.
  • MBA-227 Marketing Research
    • This course intends to provide some knowledge and skills in managing markets, it will supplement especially to the marketing management. The main focus is identification and generation of market relevant information needed for managers. It will cover the nature and benefits of conducting market research, types of market information, and the procedure involved in carrying out a research project.
  • MBA-228 Insurance
    • This course provides an overview of property, liability, life and health insurance with special reference to problem of the insurer. Specific topics considered are: insurance as function of business management, types of insurance, regulation of insurance, principles of insurance contracts, insurance marketing, underwriting, adjustment, finance and rating.
 

Teaching Methods

The faculty will make extensive use of lectures, seminars, field trips, group projects and independent research. In the functional areas of management, considerable use will be made of the case method. The case method is an effective mean of developing the power of analysis and judgment essential to the manager. Wherever appropriate, case material that reflects the problems, habits, customs and tradition of doing business peculiar to Myanmar will be used.

 

Examination And Grading System

Examinations are conducted during the last week of each quarter following 11 weeks of course work. The faculty member who is in charge of each course has the responsibility of the examinations. Class attendance and participation, class assignments and mid-term test scores are considered as components in the grading.

The grades from each course, a few of which can also be non-examination accumulate towards the total credit requirement for MBA, which is set at 72 credits.

Grading System
Letter Point Grade
A+ 5 Excellent
A 5 Distinction
A- 5
B+ 4.5 Pass
B 4
B- 3.5 Fill with Assignment
C 3
D 2 Fail
F 1
I - Incomplete

Participants are required to obtain an overall minimum of B in the programme. Participants who have scored one F grade and two D grades (or) two F grades at any stage in the programme may be asked to withdraw from the programme.

Incompletion of the core courses, participants may elect to withdraw temporarily from the programme. However, course requirement must be completed within three years.

 

Participants

Participants from a broad spectrum of disciplines, diverse backgrounds with varying aims and career objectives are admitted to the programme. However, they must be highly motivated and be able to work in a co-operative environment. An important criterion for participant selection is their potential and aspirations for top management position and business leadership.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the MBA Programme have to fulfill the following requirements:

MBA

Full-time MBA

  • A Bachelor Degree from any recognized university
  • A minimum two years of work experience
  • A Pass in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) like examination conducted by Yangon University of Economics
  • Recommendation from Two Referees
  • Satisfactory interview result
  • Full time participation is required
  • Students who are currently attending any other post-graduate courses in any university cannot be admitted into the programme

MBA

Executive MBA

  • A Bachelor Degree from any recognized university
  • The candidate must have eight-years experience as gazette officers if government servants or as executives if employed by companies
  • The candidate must have above 30 years of age
  • A Pass in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) like examination conducted by Yangon University of Economics
  • Recommendation from Two Referees
  • Satisfactory interview result
  • Full time participation is required
  • Students who are currently attending any other post-graduate courses in any university cannot be admitted into the programme

MBA

Online MBA

  • A Bachelor Degree from any recognized university
  • The candidate must have five years-experience as gazette officers if government servants or as executives if employed by companies.
  • The candidate must have above 25 years of age
  • A Pass in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) like examination conducted by Yangon University of Economics, and the candidates are highly computer and internet operation
  • Recommendation from Two Referees

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Schedule for Online MBA Programme

The length of the course depends on the students themselves. However, course requirement must be completed within five years.

The fees for Online MBA

Annual fees

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Ks 50,000 (per year)

Course fees

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Ks 50,000 (per subject)

Exam fees

-

Ks 15,000 (per subject)

Entrance test fees

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Ks 10,000

Payment should be made to the Yangon University of Economics (Padamya Building).
All the fees are non-refundable.

 

Schedule for Full-time MBA Programme (2019 ~ 2020)

  • First Quarter:   June 3 ~ August 31, 2019
  • Second Quarter:   September 2 ~ November 30, 2019
  • Third Quarter:   December 2, 2019 ~ February 29, 2020
  • Summer Quarter:   March 2 ~ May 30, 2020
 

Schedule for EMBA Programme (2019 ~ 2020)

  • First Quarter:   September 2 ~ November 30, 2019
  • Second Quarter:   December 2, 2018 ~ February 29, 2019
  • Third Quarter:   March 2 ~ May 30, 2020
  • Summer Quarter:   June 1 ~ August 31, 2020