Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Start Date

13 Jan 2024

Duration

10 Months (Part Time)

Mode

100% Online (Zoom)

Assessment

100% Coursework

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Awarded by La Trobe University, Melbourne

Overview

La Trobe’s prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) will give you the world-class skills to advance your career, move into a new field or launch your own start-up. Tap into La Trobe’s exclusive network of powerful business leaders and develop the essential experience to become an influential modern leader.

Experience an MBA program that is not only co-designed but also delivered in collaboration with esteemed industry partners, Mercer and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Tailor your academic journey by selecting from six specialized areas, each catering to the evolving demands of the business landscape. Whether your passion lies in governance, international management, data analytics, applied digital health, cybersecurity, or business research, our MBA program provides a comprehensive and tailored curriculum.

 

Ranked Tier 1

CEO Magazine's 2023 Global Online MBA Rankings

28th In The World

CEO Magazine's 2023 Global Online MBA Rankings

Who are we looking for?

High-performing mid-level and senior management executives on a path to becoming general managers

Fast-rising, internationally experienced executives who aspire to lead

Senior leaders and department heads with exceptional leadership potential

Founders, CEOs of small and medium-sized firms 

Aspiring entrepreneurs, faculty, and business consultants

What Will You Learn?

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is a part-time intensive program based in Singapore – aimed at transforming working professionals into strategic leaders who can compete in today’s global economy. Throughout this MBA, you will benefit from expert guidance provided by leading practitioners with specializations in global business practices. You will gain:

  • Core Business Knowledge: MBA programs typically cover fundamental business concepts such as marketing, finance, operations, human resources, and strategic management. 

  • Leadership and Management Skills:  This includes decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and team-building skills. 

  • Strategic Thinking: MBA programs aim to cultivate strategic thinking, helping you understand how to align business objectives with overall organizational goals. 

  • Networking Opportunities: MBA programs provide a platform for networking with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and industry professionals. Building a strong professional network can be valuable for future career opportunities.

  • Global Perspective: Many MBA programs emphasize the global business environment. You may study international business strategies, cultural differences, and global market trends to prepare for a business landscape that extends beyond national borders.

  • Entrepreneurship Skills: Some MBA programs, including specializations or elective courses, focus on entrepreneurship. You might learn about starting and managing your own business, innovation, and risk assessment.

  • Ethical and Social Responsibility: Many MBA programs incorporate discussions on business ethics and social responsibility. Understanding the impact of business decisions on society and the importance of ethical conduct in business is a key aspect.

Programme Structure

The executive MBA programme comprises 6 modules and an academic dissertation, structured to accommodate working professionals’ work priorities and commitments. The programme is 100% coursework-based and focuses on applied case studies. 

Start Date

13 Jan 2024

Duration

10 Months (Part Time)

Time

09:00am - 05:30pm

Admission Criteria

You will be expected to contribute to the class learning experience in a peer and cohort learning environment. All candidates will be assessed based on their working experience and merits.

At least 21 years old with a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of 3 years work experience

OR

Graduate / Postgraduate Diploma from Private Education Institutions or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years work experience

OR

Candidates 30 years old and above with 8 years of work experience but without academic qualifications can be considered on a case-by-case basis

Delivery Structure

Each module will be conducted in one month, with 2 blocks of weekends for lectures and 2 sessions of academic consultation to support you in your assessment preparation.

SatSunSatSun
9am to 5:30pm9am to 5:30pm9am to 5:30pm9am to 5:30pm

Course Curriculum

Through this Part-Time MBA program,  you will enhance your ability to manage operations, make strategic decisions, communicate with stakeholders and lead cross-cultural project teams – gaining the confidence and knowledge needed to succeed as a leader in today’s competitive world.

Financial Decision-Making

This course briefly reviews the main financial information produced by organisations, before moving on and focusing on how this information can be used by managers. The module provides a platform for managers, developing from basic financial systems to evaluating financial information and its uses in making decisions. The module will allow you to reflect on some of the current critical debates This module is about the role and positioning of financial information in organisations, as well as being able to place financial information and decision-making in the wider context of organisations and their roles in society.

Human Resourcing as Competitive Strategy

This module recognises that the effective management of people is of fundamental importance to any organisation, as is a coherent, well-thought-through company strategy.  An increasing number of organisations are recognising the need for strategically integrated people management policies that inform all major decisions. This change requires greater strategic awareness from Human Resources (HR) managers. Indeed, the UK HR professional body, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has encouraged all HR professionals to be cognisant of their role in the effective achievement of organisational strategy. This module will enhance your knowledge of, and competence in, strategic human resource management to help you meet increasing demands for a strategically sensitive approach to people management.

Organisational Research

In this module, you will develop your skills and awareness of research methodologies and techniques that are specifically appropriate for undertaking, analysing and writing-up academic research in the form of a dissertation or practitioner/consultancy research. You will be encouraged to explore a wide range of methodologies and develop the necessary conceptual, methodological, practical and ethical skills necessary for management studies research.

Strategic Marketing Planning

This module is designed to provide you with an understanding of marketing planning including the synerginistic planning process and its links with the delivery of effective and sustainable competitive advantage. Effective marketing strategy and planning is essential for all organisations. The module considers the complexities of the marketing environment and the impact this has on the creation of marketing plans and their successful implementation and execution. This will enable you to contribute along with other directors and senior managers to an organisation’s competitive strategy.

Strategy: Foundations and New Perspectives

In this module, it provides a critical, reflective and evaluative examination of historic and contemporary debates relating to business strategy and strategic planning. The module focuses on the decision-making process with regard to strategy formulation and implementation and contextualises and evaluates the process through examination of business approaches and practices. You will develop the ability to formulate and implement strategy in order to maximise organisational effectiveness and business performance. In addition, you will be encouraged to evaluate the impact and influence of sometimes complex strategic decisions and actions on a range of organisational stakeholders.

The Innovation Process: Creation to Implementation

Creation to Implementation ponders the process for turning a really good idea into a product or service and reflects on how to judge if a creation is ‘innovative’. Innovation involves the development and release of a new product/service, or the repackaging of an existing one, to provide competitive advantage or even create new markets. The module explores the difference between an idea, an invention and an innovation. It will provide you with a case-led understanding of the process in action from creation to implementation. Moreover, it provides you with a number of tools and techniques to critically evaluate success.

Dissertation

Dissertation requires you to undertake a piece of independent research based upon, or linked to, a specific topic or issue related to a relevant organisational or management development matter. You will provide a theoretical rationale for the dissertation, collect and organise research data, present it within a coherent, rigorous and analytical framework, and reach a well-argued and integrated conclusion.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success and learning.

Professor Luis Hall

PhD in Economics & Finance (New York University)

  • Professor of Finance at Baruch College City University of New York Executive Masters Degree
  • Professor Hall has over 25 years of financial consulting and business experience
  • He has held previous positions in the New York State Banking Department, as researcher for World Bank and Inter-American Developing Bank
  • Senior consultant for several global banks focusing his research primarily on financial sector restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, credit and credit default. 

Professor Malick Sy

PhD in Economics & Finance

  • Professor of Finance at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in financial consulting and advisory to many financial institutions including  Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
  • Published in numerous academic journals on the subject of risk management in financial markets.
  • Visiting Professor at the City University of New York (USA)

Dr Patrick Chan

PhD (Behavioral Finance)

  • Director, Synergi Consulting and faculty at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and SUSS (Singapore University of Social Sciences)
  • Board Member of Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) and Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS)
  • Author of several business strategy and financial management books
  • Speaker and  contributor to international academic journals

Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies - The University of University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Lead Clinical Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
  • 20 years of in the HR & Psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Masters Degree in Counseling, The University of University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Dr Mohiadeen Abdul Kader

PhD (Management, CPA)

  • More than 30 years of teaching experience in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation as an Associate Lecturer
  • Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Proprietor of KADER & CO (Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants of Singapore) 

Mr Frankie Yee

Master of Business Administration - University of Birmingham

  • An experienced faculty with 15 years of lecturing experience
  • Conducted various corporate training courses and public talk forums
  • Has been in the education and consultancy industry for more than 5 years

Success Stories

Part Time MBA Singapore
"It was a great experience to study at Roehampton MBA. The flexibility of the courses and the study materials available at the student library have helped me a lot in my research for my assignments. I really liked how the content was structured and the good balance of scientific approach and relevant practical insights. Thanks to the modular structure and the class schedule, I was also able to combine my professional and family obligations really well. The staff and the faculties are friendly and helpful to help me with my doubts."
Ms. Rachel Chan
Soljitz Asia
"Believe me, there are many institutions out there offering the path, but none come close to the one I’m in now. The Roehampton MBA recognises the working class dilemma, the infinite struggle to learn and achieve. With a curriculum that tailors to busy individuals such as myself, I am more than happy that I have found my pathway to success. Aventis has good student support, a team of dedicated academic staff, and, of course, an excellent ecosystem of students from various business disciplines! I’m so motivated that I’m already thinking about going for my doctoral studies!"
Mr. Hamid Hassan
Director & Owner of Hamid Rashid Hassan
I was motivated by my desire to learn and grow as an individual. I chose Roehampton University because it has a good reputation, affordable fees, and the flexible class schedule suited working professionals like me. After completing the programme, I experienced career progression. People started seeking my advice for their businesses. It also laid a strong foundation for my current pursuit of a DBA, and I'm about to start a new business in Corporate Training. Studying and working simultaneously was made easy by Aventis and the University. I loved the weekend daytime classes, which allowed me to focus on my studies while building bonds with my classmates. The lecturers and staff at Roehampton University and Aventis were helpful and made learning enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Roehampton University to others, especially senior business leaders. The curriculum is well-structured and relevant. During the programme, I faced the challenge of managing two businesses simultaneously. However, with the support from the university and Aventis, I overcame the difficulties. I'm still in touch with some of my classmates, and I'm excited to work on a new business venture with another Aventis alumnus. Overall, my journey with Roehampton University was transformative, providing me with valuable skills and opening doors to new opportunities. I am grateful for the experience and encourage others to embark on this educational path.
Mr Daniel Tan
Executive Senior Manager, Great Eastern

Degree Awarded

You will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by the La Trobe University, Melbourne, the same as that awarded on-campus. You have a choice to either graduate in Singapore or in Melbourne.

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Career Progression

You will emerge from this Executive MBA with well-developed, sought-after global business and project management skills, which are highly regarded by employers in the public as well as private sectors. Expand your professional network with like-minded professionals like you. 

MBA Class Profile

Your class is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers.

35 to 50 (Average)
8 to 20 Years Of Corporate Experience
Mid & Senior Career Professionals
37% Female : 63% Male
28% Senior Management
46% Middle Management
26% Professionals and Executives
17 Countries Represented

University of Roehampton Cohort Profile 2021/22

Over 21 Successful Intakes in Singapore

La Trobe University, Melbourne, MBA graduates in Singapore are one of our most popular MBAs with over 21 successful intakes in Singapore. Our graduates are employed across various industries and companies across Asia.

Some of these leading companies include National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore Armed Forces, Standard Chartered Bank, Resort World Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, Changi Hospital, Cathay Pacific, Alibaba Group, Estee Lauder, Great Eastern, Keppel FELS, Walt Disney, Fuji Xerox, Sembcorp, KPMG, BASF, Ricoh, DBS, UOB, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of pursuing a part-time MBA?

One of the biggest benefits of pursuing a part-time MBA is having the flexibility to continue working. Most students at Aventis are working professionals, and our part-time MBAs in Singapore allow them to progress in their careers without sacrificing their studies. Students can also study at their own pace and build a professional network simultaneously.

Does Part-time MBA helps in Career and Salary ?

Earning an MBA can certainly increase your earning potential. According to a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the median base salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States was $115,000 in 2020, compared to $85,000 for those with just a bachelor's degree.

 

However, the impact an MBA has on salary can depend on several factors, including the industry, location, and job function. Besides salary increment or promotion, an MBA can help you develop valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a variety of industries and roles, making you a more desirable candidate for high-paying positions. But it's worth noting that an MBA program can be expensive, and you should carefully consider the potential return on investment before committing to one.

What is the difference between a part-time MBA and a full-time MBA?

Full-time MBAs tend to be more academically rigorous but take place for only two years. As such, the programme does not accommodate working schedules. On the other hand, part-time MBAs are less competitive and grant more flexibility and freedom for working students. Singapore Part-time MBAs are typically completed in three years.

Why should I pursue a part-time MBA in Singapore with Aventis-Roehampton London?

Pursuing a part-time MBA with Aventis-Roehampton London will provide a rewarding academic experience. Ranked 10th in the Times Good University Guide, regarded as one of the largest MBAs by the Singapore Business Review, and globally accredited, Roehampton's MBA can hone your expertise and knowledge in the business field and prepare you to become a global leader.

Who should apply for business administration programs?

It is vital to note that business administration is not only limited to those working in the business, management, finance, or human resources fields. Business administration encompasses all industries and can be applied to any workplace. At Aventis-Roehampton London, our Singapore part-time MBA can interest mid-level and senior executives, department heads, founders and CEOs of small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and business consultants.

In what ways are MBAs different from standard Master's programs?

The main difference between a standard Master's Degree and an MBA is the years of work experience required. While a Master's Degree does not require students to have a strong working background, an MBA does expect students to have prior work experience. In addition, an MBA is more focused on business skills and knowledge, whereas a Master's Degree can be all-encompassing. MBAs also tend to be more intensive.

Is there a maximum age limit to apply for an MBA degree?

There is no maximum age limit for studying an MBA (Master of Business Administration) program. Most MBA programs do not have an upper age limit, and individuals of all ages, including older adults, are eligible to enroll in MBA programs.

MBA programs are designed for professionals with varying levels of work experience, and many MBA students are mid-career professionals or experienced executives seeking to advance their careers or transition into leadership roles. As such, older adults who are interested in pursuing an MBA for personal or career reasons can certainly consider doing so.

Should only individuals interested in leadership roles take up an MBA & Masters course?

An MBA is a versatile degree which has diverse specializations and multiple applications in different professional domains. Candidates with a good educational background, excellent communication skills, and creativity can be transformed into valuable resources for different domains and sectors. People from different educational backgrounds can join an MBA program to specialize fields like Finance, Human Resources, Education, Fashion, Information Technology etc. in roles as Analysts, Strategists, Consultants, Developers, Advisors, Start Up Business Founders.

 

Which is the best MBA program in Singapore?

There is no "best" MBA program as it depends on individual preferences, career goals, and programme delivery preferences.

Each Masters programme comes with its own strengths and benefits.

There are numerous reputable MBA programs offered by renowned Singapore Universities including National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

What are the factors to Consider when applying for a MBA?

Some factors to consider when determining the best MBA program for you may include:

Reputation: Consider the reputation of the University offering the MBA program. Look for MBA program that are accredited and recognized for their successful track record, academic excellence, faculty expertise, and industry connections.

Curriculum and Assessment: Review the curriculum offered in the MBA program to ensure they align with your career goals and interests. Some programs offer 100% Coursework assessments whilst other program requires examination. So choose a program that offers the right mix of courses and assessment for your needs.

Faculty and Resources: Consider the credentials and experience of the faculty members in the MBA program, as well as the resources available, such as networking opportunities, career services, and access to industry leaders and alumni networks.

Networking & Industry Exposure:  MBA programs that offer exposure to international business, networking opportunities, and access to diverse industries and markets are preferred for most busy working professionals

Cost and Financial Grant: MBA programs is a major financial investment, so consider the cost of tuition, fees and available financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Alumni Success: Look for MBA with a strong track record in Singapore and into the success of the school's alumni and their career trajectories after completing the MBA program. A strong alumni network can provide valuable connections and opportunities for networking and career advancement.

To conclude, It's important to thoroughly research and compare different MBA programs based on your unique needs and goals. Consider visiting campuses, attending information sessions, talking to current students and alumni, and gathering as much information as possible to make an informed decision on which MBA program may be the best fit for you.

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