calos hughes mba



Program overview

The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to provide state-of-the-art post- graduate education in business administration in order to enhance the management capacities of professionals and their organizations and by so doing contribute to the development of the country. The overall learning objective of the program is to enhance the management competences and capacities of participants and organizations.

Learning outcomes:

• Understanding and mastering core concepts, methods, theories and tools in the business disciplines.
• Identifying an appropriate combination of diverse methods and tools to provide solutions to new business challenges and apply theory and practice related to the specialization.
• Interpret complex information including the understanding of different perspectives and derive sound decisions and actions from it.
• Communicate easily and convincingly, conclusions regarding (new) business challenges in small teams as well as in front of larger audiences.
• Ability to reflect on an analysis and on a decision process.

Association of MBAs

Admission Requirements

Candidates are admitted on a competitive selection basis.
In order to be eligible for admission to the MBA program, an applicant needs to fulfill the following requirements:

A. Degree
A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of at least three years of study at a recognized university or institute of higher education.

B. Work experience
At least two years relevant professional experience.

C. Successful completion of the Admission required leveling courses
Peregrine Academic Leveling Courses
1. Foundations of Business Finance
2. Foundation of Micro-economics
3. Foundations of Accounting
4. Foundations of Quantitative Research Techniques and Statistics

D. Proficiency in English
Proof of proficiency in the English language for those not educated in English, certified by means of a generally accepted test.

All letters and documents must be submitted in English.

Mode of delivery

The program is delivered in 28 months on a “two weeks on – two weeks off” basis.
“Two weeks on”: 2 days preparatory in-class sessions and 8 days in-class lecturing. In-class lecturing is from Monday till
Friday from 18:00-21:30hrs and on Saturday from 10.00-13:00hrs. Class attendance is compulsory.
“Two weeks off”: preparing for the individual exam and outside class assignment.
Individual in-class exams are on a Saturday from 09:30 – 12:30 hrs.

Title upon completion

Master of Business Administration (MBA) granted by the Maastricht School of Management and internationally accredited by:

  • The Association of MBA’s (AMBA)
  • The Association of Collegiate Business Schools (ACBSP)
  • The International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Program Curriculum

  • English Proficiency Test
  • Foundations of Business Finance
  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Foundations of Micro Economics
  • Foundations of Quantitative Research Techniques & Statistics

The FOUNDATION consists of a number of functional subject courses providing analytical skills. These subjects provide MBA candidates with a
sound analytical basis and competences which facilitate easier absorption of the material in subsequent advanced courses.

1. Business Statistics provides mathematical and statistical tools for

2. Economics for Managers is about the micro- and the macroeconomic aspects of market places. It looks into demand determination, input and
output optimizations, estimation and application of cost functions and price and output setting under different market structures.

3. Accounting for Managers introduces accounting to students.
Accounting comprises financial accounting and management accounting. Both forms of accounting rely on information extracted from the financial information system.

4. Finance is designed to expose the participants to the various techniques
available to assist management and to arrive at optimal financial decisions
within a firm, including those of investment and working capital, financing
and capital structure as well as dividend distribution.

5. Research Methods 1 is critical to essay writing assignments as an assesment
for program courses. It trains participants in the key features and main stages
of academic research, literature search and review, the main research strategies available, research ethics and academic writing.

The CORE provides a framework within which the essence for business administration and management are blended into an integral overall combination of management know-how within the global context.
1. Supply Chain Management introduces that integrated approach of
flow of goods, information and services from suppliers to customers. Issues
discussed are supplier relationships, inventory management, logistics and
transportation, distribution and customer service.
2. Marketing Decision Making examines the decision areas surrounding
the marketing mix in an organization, given its goals and constraints and the
demand of market segments.
3. Change Management focuses on the external and internal forces
that cause change, such as leading a new initiative or project or working
to change the culture of the organization.
4. Leadership and Organizational Behavior is about the dynamics related to the human dimension of an organization. Increasingly, organizations have to deal with challenges, which require leadership, both from remarkable
individuals and from the average employee.
5. Corporate Strategy focuses on defining strategy as an important field for
business executives, in dealing with issues such as the nature of sustainable
competitive advantage, cooperation with external parties, strategic planning
and organizational management.
6. Entrepreneurship is to equip students with analytical tools and a framework
from which they will be able to successfully evaluate new ideas and understand
the tasks of launching, financing and creating new high-growth companies.
7. Corporate Responsibility and Ethics familiarizes students with an ethical orientation toward the worlds of business and investment. Using theories, concrete examples, videos, cases and the like, students learn to analyze ethical, corporate responsibility and responsible investment issues.
8. Managing Cultural Diversity provides the knowledge required and the
processes necessary to assure effectiveness in team dynamics.
9. Digital Transformation is a multidisciplinary process that introduces enormous changes in most if not all facets of an organization to revive its game plans, to face the fierce competitions and to capture the new opportunities of the digital world.
10. Research Methods 2 is critical to the individual thesis writing. It trains
participants in the key features and main stages of academic research, literature search and review, the main research strategies available, research ethics and academic writing.
The SPECIALIZATION is designed to cater the local market needs.
1. Risk Management.
2. Human Resource Management focuses on activities such as recruitment, training and development, compensation as well as performance appraisal.
3. Corporate Governance to introduce students to all major aspects of
corporate governance. Students will be given an understanding of the basic
concepts, theories, regulatory framework and best practice underlying corporate governance.
4. Business Strategy for Operational Growth is focused on understanding
and overcoming the operational challenges of nurturing and managing
enterprise growth. The course integrates concepts from the fields of
operations, corporate strategy, finance and organizational design. it is suitabe
for students with a wide range of career goals, including entrepreneurship ad
venture capital. general management in larger enterprises and consulting.
5. Thesis Writing workshop 1 and 2 will guide you through the initial setup of your final MBA thesis.
The Master Thesis gives the opportunity to select and articulate a business problem, develop a framework within which to analyze the problem and provide meaningful recommendations for management.