Master of Business Administration (MBA)

In a Competitive World Economy, Are You Ready To Lead Globally?

Master in Business Administration (MBA)


At University of Dubuque, you will encounter new ideas, be inspired by esteemed faculty and make lifelong friends to set the path for your next stage of success. It may be one of the best investments you’ll ever make, offering you a distinctive qualification at an exceptional value.

The Dubuque MBA programme would be an intensive management programme that allows graduates to:

  • Lead and manage with in-depth knowledge in key areas of finance, human resources, operations and strategy
  • Exercise character and ethics in decision making
  • Communicate effectively across the global business landscape
  • Think and act both tactically and strategically in complex business situations
  • Be prepared for the challenges of senior management within an international business environment
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12 Months Part Time
Ranked Top 600 Universities in United States*

*(based on Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Learning )

Affiliate Member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Programme Structure

The programme includes 12 modules designed to provide a competitive edge with a strong emphasis on global business issues. The details of the modules are shown below.


Managerial Finance

Focuses on the economic and financial principles needed to operate a business.

Organisational Behaviour & Leadership

Analyses the factors and conditions in an organisation that influences a few examples such as corporate behaviour, integration of structure and culture with the achievement of corporate goals.

Strategic Human Capital Management

Focuses on the development and execution of an integrated and strategic approach to human capital management.

Global Communications

Concentrates on the relevance of global intercultural communication, its relationship to corporate culture communication, and their significance for global business.

Marketing Management

Provides marketing skills to develop strategic marketing plans to support organizations’ mission and values.

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Examines the financial systems and tools used in controlling and measuring ongoing performance and implementing new strategies in the firm.

Financial Management

Focuses on the treasury related processes necessary to manage the liquidity of the organisation.

Problem Solving & Crisis Management

Covers topics such as trauma and postincident management, effective crisis communication, disaster response and media training.

Technology & Operations Management

Examines the issues related to management of business operation processes, from manufacturing to service, throughout the entire value chain in any industry group.

Business Simulation

Integrates various business disciplines into a formal business and implantation strategy.

Business Strategy & Innovation

Focuses on the various elements of the strategic management process in analyzing the external competitive environment and the organization’s internal strengths and weaknesses.

Business Capstone Project

Students work with faculty and other students to demonstrate competencies through an experiential project.


This is 100% coursework based program.

Delivery Structure

Each module spans over 4 consecutive days per month (Thursday to Sunday) and includes a comprehensive coverage of 20 hours of face-to-face lectures per module that is complemented with online course support, additional readings and resource materials.

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Professor Malick Sy


PhD in Economics & Finance

  • Professor of Finance at Royal Melbourne Institute ofTechnology (RMIT)
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in financial consulting and advisory to many financial institutions
  • Visiting Professor at the City University of New York (USA)

Dr Patrick Chan


PhD (Behavioral Finance)

  • Director, Synergi Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Board Member of Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) and Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS)
  • Adjunct faculty, NTU and Uni SIM
  • Co-author of several books and frequent article contributor to international academic journals

Mr Frankie Yee


Master of Business Administration

  • 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

Mr A. Paramesvaran

Master in Strategic Marketing (MSM)

  • Certified Business Coach with Business Thinking Systems, Australia
  • Extensive lecturing and course development experience, with specialties in Strategic Management, Human Resource and Strategic Marketing Management.
  • Developed modules for Universities, including Global Marketing Management and Strategic Brand Management at James Cook University's marketing specialisation at MBA level.

Mr Alvin Lewis Tham

 Master of Business Administration

  • Director, Marketing at MindChamps Preschool
  • 16 years of marketing and communications experience, in both private and public sectors


You will emerge from the Dubuque MBA with refined business skills and strategies which are highly sought after by employers in both public and private sectors. You will be prepared to grow new business models, develop critical thinking, and global management skills.

Our MBA graduates are employed across many industries and leading companies across Asia. Some of these companies include (not limited to):

  • Challenger Technologies Ltd
  • Changi General Hospital
  • DBS Bank Ltd
  • Forbes Media
  • Fujitsu Singapore
  • Haw Par Corporation Singapore
  • Hewlett Packard (HP) Singapore
  • Laselle College of the Arts
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • MOH Holdings
  • Renci Hospital and Medicare Centre
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Workforce Singapore

Your MBA also qualifies you for doctorate studies (e.g. PhD),where you can specialize in a business area that interests you or explore something new.

Degree Awarded

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by the University of Dubuque.

The Degree awarded will be the same as that awarded on-campus.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Bachelor's degree in any field or;

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

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with a minimum of 8 years work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum of 6.5 IELTS overall with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent (applicable only for graduates from non-English programmes).


Please download the brochure or enquire at 8358 8088 for more information.

What Do Our Students Say About Us?

"I am proud to be associated with Dubuque as an alumnus and the pioneer MBA graduands in Singapore in 1987. My MBA degree provided me the launching pad to progress into a 20 year academic career. It also provided the solid foundation for the completion of my PhD degree with Nanyang Technological University in 2003."
Dr. Patrick Chan
Senior Lecturer
"The UD MBA program is very comprehensive & it provided us the international exposure from the faculty. I will recommend this program to my peers because of its curriculum & faculty."
Mr Francis Goh
CEO, Hehsed Consulting


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 8358 8088.

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