What will you learn?
- Business Environment Module
4 courses of 18 hours each:
- Global economic & geopolitical issues
Focus on the major geopolitical forces shaping the world and the relationship between Asia and the Western world. Specific attention is brought to the situation of Vietnam as a new player in the international business environment (WTO, ...).
- Rule of law, social regulations & corporate social responsibility
You will develop a critical outlook on law issues connected to labor law and regulations, which deals with the whole socio-economic perspective of our society (especially the case of Vietnam), and the corporate social responsibility.
Project yourself into the future! You will be forced to imagine how business will be run in the coming years, taking into account major trends as the technology revolution, sustainable development, social conduct and globalization. Creativity will be at the hub in terms of skill acquisition here...
- International business law
How to safely run a business in an international environment, considering legal issues, using arbitration courts (very much used in Vietnam); special attention to antitrust laws, competition and international transactions.
- Management Fundamentals Module
6 major courses of 30 hours each, taught in year 1, plus a business case analysis:
- Strategy and corporate governance
The strategic process will be reviewed: external analysis, internal analysis, SWOT matrix, strategic scenarios, decision making, implementation issues and the role of the major players in the strategic decision making process.
- Accounting and control systems
Understanding financial statements and how to prepare them, you will be confronted with key financial analysis tools and planning/control systems.
The course mainly deals with valuation and capital budgeting as well as financing analysis and decisions. It covers issues such as: (1) cash flows generated by a project (2) timing of cash flows and (3) risk of project. Back to fundamental concepts and exposure to practical cases.
Using case studies, this course will make you aware of the importance of marketing, understand the contemporary approach and culture of marketing in business and non-profit organizations and provide you with key marketing concepts and basic tools, especially the strategic ones.
- Human resources management
HRM can make a difference by adding value to an organization! The course covers topics such as motivation and satisfaction key drivers, job analysis and job description, recruitment and selection processes, training and development programs and appraisal & compensation systems.
- Management of business systems
Business strategies lead to nowhere if they are not implemented through efficient systems including organization process flows, supply chains and IT architecture. You will examine this issue from a transversal point of view, understanding how crucial it is to bring consistency in the system while, at the same time managing conflicting objectives (costs vs. quality and service levels,...)
At the end of the 6 management fundamentals courses, you will have to choose one of the subjects, find a company and solve a business case. You will make critical review of the business situation and recommend a solution based on an analytical approach of the tools and techniques learned in the fundamental courses. You will be closely coached to use the suitable analysis and decisions making methods.
III. Integrative Management Module
5 courses of 18 contact hours each, taught in year 2, plus a major integrative field project
- Business & financial planning
Used in the context of starting ventures or existing businesses, the business plan is a key tool used for management. You will learn how to build a full business plan and go deeper into the financial part of it since it is the translation of all recommendations in quantitative forecasts used by decision makers to make their final opinion.
- Management & organization
Exploring traditional and new models of business organization, the course will cover the impact of environment and technology on the various types of organizational structures. Linked to organizational structures, the role of culture will then be examined in order to understand the consequences in terms of functioning and decision making.
This is a course on the strategic management of innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. Its purpose is to explore the innovation phenomenon and to understand the managerial and organizational challenges presented by the management of innovation. Crucial in our times!
- Strategic business intelligence
Starting from an analysis of how strategic management decision making should use proper information, the course covers issues such as information sourcing, business intelligence systems and trade-offs between cost, quality and relevance of collected data. You will «learn by doing», working on practical cases covering strategic decision making in a number of areas (marketing, corporate strategy, etc...)
This discipline is about planning and organizing the operations as well as securing and managing the resources needed to successfully complete a project. Starting with the basics (process approach, information and management issues), the course will develop process approaches (piloting, support and operational processes) and offer a cartography of project management processes.
- International Business Field Project (IBFP)
You will manage a real consulting project in teams for a company with a real problem to solve. This problem will be related to any management discipline but will have some international content or occur in an international company.
The project will take place on a 3 to 4 months period, free from classes or any other academic work. Your group will be placed under guidance from specially trained coaches following a strict coaching procedure. At the end of the process, you will deliver a written report and an oral presentation to the client company.
For those willing to get a major in Finance/Control or Marketing/Strategy, the IBFP will also offer the opportunity to get the needed credits if they choose a project in one of these disciplines.
- Soft Skills Module
3 workshops of 18 hours each, plus a final Master presentation
Soft skills are now part of any modern MBA program as people's ability to handle the soft skills side of business is now recognized as key to successful business conduct. Increasingly, companies aren't just assessing their current staff and future recruits on their knowledge but also on a whole bunch of soft skill competencies including how well they relate and communicate to others.
- People leadership & team empowerment
Focusing on group behaviors and personal (self) understanding, you will become aware of your own leadership style, better understand other’s behaviors and get to know available tools offered to managers to cope with all this. You will be confronted with leadership and power and influence issues looking more deeply at interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, conflict resolutions, charisma, etc.
- Personal communication, business argumentation & negotiation
You will learn how to use the adequate tools to better convince other parties, inside or outside your own organization. Focus will be on verbal and non verbal communication, clarity and deep meaning of message as well as talents to persuade. Some will also be used to introduce basics of cooperative negotiation techniques.
- Career management & personal branding
The main reason for following an MBA program is to get immediate and long term return on time and money spent. This workshop will help you maximize your own ROI! (Return on investment).
Career management is not only about negotiating your next position in your company: it’s about monitoring your career journey in order to cope with personal, family and, of course, financial and personal goals. You will write your own personal strategy and create your « personal brand », based on a clear positioning statement and extensively using social networking.
- The final Master’s presentation (grand oral)
The final test intended to convince a jury that the title of Master of Business Administration can be rightly awarded. The jury will evaluate if you're able to solve a business problem under stress and time constraint using concepts and tools taught in the program and if you can explain how you grew your competencies and personality through the MBA experience.
- Elective course (new from 2017 in HCMC)
Student have right to take one course from other master program to widen the knowledge.