Programme objective  

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.


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 problem based learning activities and presentations that will enhance your knowledge and skills that can be implemented in your organization.


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MHRM Program Manager
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Target population

  • Founders & next generation owners of Small & Medium Enterprises;
  • Senior employees of family run businesses;
  • Employees from enterprises that provide services to Small & Medium Enterprises;
  • Financial institutes that support Small and Medium Enterprises.

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.

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 assignment 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.

Part 1

(a) Professional Development and Team Building
(b) Technology Support
(c) Market Research

Part 2

Admission requirements

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.
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 programme. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates can transition to the “Master Degree”.


English Proficiency and computer literacy
Applications whose 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 providing).

Program tuition Fee

The cost of the MSMEM is US$3,750* per year. This fee includes tuition, examinations, study material and re-sits (if necessary).

Additional costs are as follows:

Admission and Registration Fees: US$400 (payable at the beginning of the Admissions process)

*Cost of Master of Small and Medium Enterprise Management (MSMEM) Programme is subject to change.

*The above mentioned fees may be converted to Surinamese dollars based on the Centrale Bank Exchange sales rate on the day of payment.