The Department of Management Studies, Yangon University of Economics offers (3) types of graduate courses. These are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
Applicants seeking admission to the MBA Programme have to fulfill the following requirements:
The length of the course depends on the students themselves. However, course requirement must be completed within five years.