Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA curriculum combines the best elements of business education from around the world with a thorough grounding in Asian business knowledge. The curriculum is structured to provide a unique blend of strong conceptual foundations and practical skills. The curriculum allows the student to become a well-rounded team player with cross-cultural competencies and a global perspective. The emphasis is on both soft and analytical skills needed for a successful managerial career.
The core curriculum imparts essential business knowledge and specialization electives allow students to gain in-depth knowledge in an area of their choice. Students are required to complete an immersion program or a company internship prior to graduation. Students also have an opportunity to acquire optional foreign language skills to prepare them for entry into a diverse business world.
Students are required to complete a total of 50 credit hours, comprising sixteen courses and the immersion program in order to graduate. Of these, ten courses are core business courses, and six courses are electives. Students can specialize in one of the areas by choosing three electives from that area, and they are free to choose the remaining three courses from any other area or from a list of free electives.
Students who wish to pursue a general MBA may choose six courses from any area(s) of their choice. Students have the option of substituting a company internship for the immersion program.
Screening and Pre-MBA education
To ensure entering students possess basic skills in mathematics, statistics, information technology and English, they are screened with tests and interviews. Those who are determined to have insufficient knowledge in any of the following areas are required to study an appropriate course without credit prior to beginning full-time MBA study: Academic English, Computer Applications for business, business writing, quantitative methods and business statistics & applications.
SolBridge offers four education specializations within the Master’s degree program: International Business, Financial Management, Marketing Management and Enterprise & Innovation Management.
Ethics and Social Responsibility
SolBridge considers ethical management and socially responsible conduct to be the hallmark of effective leaders. To prepare graduates to be socially responsible and lead ethically, the curriculum incorporates an in-depth treatment of ethical considerations. Ethical dilemmas vary across functions such as finance, accounting, management and marketing. Managers need a reasoning compass to deal with diverse situations and demands. Five of the core courses in the curriculum incorporate a module on ethics. These modules enable the student to develop their ethical reasoning and contextual application.