Bachelor of International Business Management with Honours (Minor Entrepreneurship)
WHAT YOU’LL STUDY
The Bachelor of International Business Management (Hons) programme was established from the root of business and management disciplines. From the foundation of business and management, BIBM expanded their disciplines to more comprehensive business skills and exposures that go beyond local managerial perspectives. The programme prepares graduates with a sound knowledge in international business to enable them to secure managerial positions in private and public organizations particularly the multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), small and medium enterprises (SME) and other business entities and business service providers.
The saying goes that the world is getting smaller. Developments in communication, IT, marketing; flash before our eyes at an unprecedented pace. The United States, Europe, China or India is just a mouse click away, this is nowadays our reality. Employees with an internationally oriented mindset are eagerly sought after by employers: they have learned to be flexible, they can easily deal with changes, and they have cross cultural competences and some often possess excellent language skills.
It is very important to gain an appreciation of the various social, cultural, economic and legal complexities which face managers working within the highly competitive international environment, and develop an understanding of the strategies of multi-national corporations. We believe today’s business student must see the organisation as more than simply a collection of functional parts. The integration of markets urges organisations to work beyond their traditional regional boundaries and compete in diverse global environments. As such these organisations need leaders and managers who can work across multicultural barriers and develop effective international strategies.
Management and entrepreneurship form the cornerstones of our approach to develop students’ knowledge of international contexts with the aim that they may launch, run, and work in any organization that is global in scope and they are able to see national borders as bridges and not barriers. Management is concerned with competition and competitive advantage, while entrepreneurship is concerned with creating new opportunities where none previously existed. These areas are important to our students because more and more organisations conduct at least some of their business across borders. If you are a budding entrepreneur then international business increases your entrepreneurial playground.
This programme consists of the SIX (6) components
1. UNIVERSITY CORE
The intent of this course is to help students understand the concept and method of community services. Basic knowledge on managing programme is not only given as a theory but also, students are required to apply that as a practice through organizing an effective community services project. Students need to propose their community project through proposal paper in order to organize the project for coming semester.
2. PROGRAMME CORE
3. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Students can choose one of the foreign languages below:
• Spanish Level I
• Spanish Level II
• Spanish Level III
• German Level I
• German Level II
• German Level III
4. MINOR (ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
5. PROGRAMME ELECTIVE
6. FREE ELECTIVE
Students can choose one modules offered by another programme at MCEM
Practicum – Industry Placement
The practicum module is one of the compulsory courses which students are required to complete before graduating and its duration is 6 months. Practicum is a module designed to place students in an organization that may offer students a period of work so that they may learn and build some expectations from their experience while working there. The aim of this module is to let students relate the knowledge they studied in the classroom with the real aspect of job environment. Additionally, it potentially gives rise to opportunities for the students to build some ideas about the expectation, the culture, norms and skills that they have to prepare before they embark their journey into the job market. Practicum will build quality graduates before venturing into the job market in future. Students should take this opportunity to explore new things during their practicum as compared to the theory learned from classes.
Student Mobility Programme
Our students will even have the possibility of having one semester in UUM during the second year, by paying only your air ticket and accommodation on campus.
Each semester, a Lecturer from UUM will come to Mauritius to deliver some lectures and to ensure that we are in compliance with all quality standards of our programmes.
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Pass in any 2 Advanced subjects with CGPA ? 2.0
Course fees will amount to Rs. 93, 000 (MUR) per year.
1st Semester: February – June
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
A student shall be evaluated for academic performance in a module through coursework and final examinations. The coursework include the following assessment methods namely mid semester test, lab test, quiz, individual and group assignment, class drill/exercises, peer evaluation, report & presentation and so on. The weightage of both the coursework and final examinations of the different modules will vary upon the requirement of the programme.
Graduates from this programme are expected to apply their knowledge and skills to rationalise financial issues through all dimensions and financial aspects either in the public or private institutions both at the national or international levels. They are expected to hold a position as a financial executive in the financial or non-financial institutions and to perform an efficient financial consultation.
CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS:
All examinations shall be conducted by the MES (Mauritius Examination Syndicate) for candidates of Malaysia Consortium for Education Mauritius (MCEM) on behalf of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Note: International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.5 for IELTS or its equivalent