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An advanced academic general management program targeted to high achieving and internationallyminded managers. Combining Boston Business School’s on site programs and top rated faculty withUSQ’s distance education expertise.
Program Number: Z8000
Fees: EUR 27 800.– / CHF 38 900.–
The program fees include all Boston Business School and USQ courses and teaching materials related to them. Also included are examination and correction fees. Not included are books related to and required for USQ’s distance modules and meals/ accommodation transportation for Boston Business School’s on site programs.
For many professionals an academic accredited MBA degree with its mix of theory and practice is the degree of choice. Boston Business School and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ/Australia) have partnered to offer such a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. By combining Boston Business School’s onsite programs and top rated faculty with USQ’s distance education expertise, participants can have the best of both worlds.
The International MBA program is an advanced academic general management program targeted to highachieving and internationally minded managers who want to develop both professionally and academically. It is designed for executives and managers aged 26 to48 years to take them forward in their career. As is typical for MBA programs, the program is designed for graduates from any discipline, which need not be business-related.
This program provides a high level vocationally-oriented MBA program with a focus on producing graduates who display competence in a wide range of areas relevant to management practice at senior levels. The on-site courses offered by Boston Business School expand the distance course contents by preparing participants for their role as decision makers and leaders of change, who will be responsible for operationalizing strategy and creating value through systems, processes and people. During the on-site courses participants can also broaden their peer network by establishing enduring connections with a diverse group of talented individuals.
The International MBA program consists of 15 compulsory courses. Eleven of these courses are core courses; four are elective courses where students can specialize. Of the eleven core courses, three courses are on-site and are offered by Boston Business School. They take place in Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Greece or the United Arab Emirates. In German or English. Full-time students can finish the program in about a year, part-time students should budget about 18 to 24 months for successful completion of the program.
Core courses required and taught by Boston Business School are:
In the «General Management» course, which ideally will start your International MBA program, you will gain a focused overview of key management and business administration topics such as marketing, finance and strategy while you learn to ignore myths, fashionable trends and other aberrations. In short you will learn to develop a cross-functional, integrated perspective towards solving business problems in a program taught on-site by Boston Business School’s first-class lecturers. The «Leadership» course introduces the concept of leadership with lots of hands-on training. There are lots of good MBA-programs available, but it does not take much insight to discern that the leadership qualities of MBA graduates determine their chances for career advancement and success in the work place. The third course required and taught by Boston Business School faculty focuses on financial management and results.
Core Courses required by USQ:
The elective courses allow students to specialize in subject areas such as «International Business», «e-Business», «Corporate Information Management», «Marketing», «Project Management». Students must choose four courses in each specialization area. Students who wish to mix specialization courses can do so for a general specialization. There is an option to take USQ courses in Australia.
You can start the International MBA program once you have been admitted to the program. Courses offered by Boston Business School can be attended immediately. USQ divides its academic year into 3 terms as is typical for Australian Universities. This determines when you can start with the USQ courses. The three terms, semesters as they call it at USQ, are:
Each USQ course takes one term.
Exams for USQ courses are held in February, June, and November each year and take place world wide, including Germany and Switzerland. Each exam covers one course. Assignment requirements vary according to which course is studied. Details are provided in each student study package at the beginning of each term. To complete each course, usually several assignments or reports have to be submitted by scheduled due dates. Completed assignments are returned to students with a grade and feedback to further assist studying. There is no Master’s Thesis required. Students who have completed all 12 USQ courses successfully will be granted the degree of «Master of Business Administration» of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a fully accredited Australian Government University, which has been in operation since 1967. USQ Master’s degree programs are recognized throughout the European Union, including Germany and Austria, Switzerland, the US and more than 80 countries worldwide, including Commonwealth nations such as Canada and India. In addition, USQ has an excellent reputation. In Australia, USQ is recognized as a leading University, and was named Australia’s University of the Year 2000-2001. This prestigious award was presented by the Australian Prime Minister.
Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of their individual applications. To enter the International MBA Program, participants require a Bachelor’s degree and aminimum of two years full time relevant work experience. Because all USQ study and teaching materials and assessments are in English, students need to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency prior to the start of the Master’s program by taking the TOEFL test. GMAT is not required.
Applicants who have decided to apply for the International MBA program should do so by using the registration card. They then will receive an application form especially designed for the International MBA program with detailed application instructions. Applicants need to provide the following information:
Boston Business School and the University of SouthernQueensland (USQ) then make a joint decision on admission.