Academic entry

A first Degree with Honors from recognized or accredited University with a 2.0 or higher GPA plus a minimum of two (2) year’s working experience.

or

Non-Degree Mature Entry Route (to be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma)

Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but who have at least (5) years of working experience including self-employment, and who possess a professional qualification, may be eligible through the mature entry route, to pursue a 12-month Post Graduate Diploma for the program. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates can transition to the “Master Degree”.

English Proficiency and computer literacy

Applications who’s first language is not English would be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test score from the TOEFL or from the FHR TOEFL equivalent Test.

Additionally, applicants are required to be the computer literate.(i.e Microsoft proficient and internet savvy).

Applicants would also be required to take the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business entry assessment and are required to submit the following mandatory documents in order to complete  the application process:

  1. An update resume detailing educational and employment records.
  2. Copies of certificates and academic transcripts.
  3. Original certificates and academic transcripts.
  4. Copy of national identification card or national passport.
  5. Copy of birth certificate.
  6. Two (2) referee forms(form will be provided).
  7. Programme specific information (form will be provide).

Objectives, Structure and Title

Objective of the Master of Small and Medium Enterprise Management Programme

The MSMEM Programme was created in collaboration with commercial banks, business leaders and policymakers, to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and the business knowledge and skill sets needed to establish and operate sustainable business enterprises. Self-employment, has been advocated as an economic necessity both locally and regionally, that will enable entrepreneurs to create a legacy for their families and to creative prosperity and financial freedom.

Programme structure

The MSMEM programme is a twenty(20) month part-time programme that is offered annually, mainly on evenings(generally 7pm-9pm) and sometimes weekends.

The course is divided into:

  • 3 workshops(face to face)
  • 13 core courses.

The mandatory requirements to pass a final assignments is an eighty percent(80%) of  class attendance and successful completion of all course components.

Title upon completion

Master of Small & Medium Enterprise Management (MSMEM) granted by the University of the West Indies WWI). Letter of completion by the UWI – Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Programme delivery

Illuminate live is virtual learning environment (e-classroom) that is used to conduct fully online(synchronous) sessions where students and lecturers can collaborate using interactives tools in order to learn from any location once they have internet connection, microphone and speakers.

Benefits and Learning outcomes

  • The programme design makes it both flexible and accessible as you can access classes from anywhere in the world, all with a high speed reliable internet connection.
  • The programme is 100% practical, there are no exams and your business is your project.
  • The programme facilitates succession & legacy planning where you build your business for future generations.
  • “Authentic” teaching & learning approach, which provides practical courses, assignments, real and actual project-based and problembased learning activities and presentations that will enhance your knowledge and skills that can be implemented in your organization.

Program Curriculum

COURSES DESCRIPTION
International and Caribbean Business Environment The rationale for this course is that entrepreneurs and managers in the Caribbean should have a thorough understanding of the highly competitive globalized environment in which they operate.
Introduction to Management This course is an introduction to the critical management skills involved in planning, organizing, controlling and leading an organization.
Pricing and Credit Decision Making This course will focus on pricing decisions which are a critical issue for small and family business marketing
Managing the family business The overall aim of this course is to give students the opportunity to explore and better understand the uniqueness of family business
Managing people at work The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for analyzing the issues associated with managing people.
Operations and Supply Chain Management This course will provide students with a framework to understand the activities involved in creating value for customers through the production of goods and services.

Workshops
(a) Professional Development and Team Building

(b) Technology Support

(c) Market Research

COURSES DESCRIPTION
Marketing Management This course will be devoted to understanding customers better
Customer Relationship Management The course is developed with an understanding that the customer is at the heart of every marketing effort.
Commercial Law The course will provide a broad overview of the sources and types of law which relate to businesses and provide a broad overview of the laws and legal issues which regulate businesses in the country.
Growing the business This course will focus on building, managing, and growing an organization to balance demands of efficiency, sustainability and entrepreneurial activity.
Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of the concepts and methods used within the field of Financial and Managerial Accounting.
Small Business Financial Management This course is designed to give students a full understanding of the financial aspects and issues regarding a small business.
Network Management for Small Businesses This course will highlight and develop a framework outlining the following networking benefits in terms of the development of knowledge and skills.