Master of Business Administration MBA (English-Taught)
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Research Orientations and Courses Arrangement
？Orientations and its introduction
a. Strategic Management
Taking strategic management idea as its guidance, modern strategic management theories as its fundamentals, the school cultivates competitive students with systematical strategic management theories and methods. In this orientation, the school encourages students to do research on business strategic decisions and core competitiveness of enterprises.
b. Financial Management
Specific to practical issues on business accounting and financial management, students taking this orientation mainly focus on research in enterprise cost control, financial risk prevention, and capital operation with basic theories and methods employed in accounting and financial management.
c. Marketing Management
In the context of globalization, the school cultivates those students who take Marketing Management as their orientation with fundamental theories and modern methods and techniques to meet the consumer’s demands. Students are supervised to do research on marketing strategies, brand management, marketing channel development, customer-relationship establishment and maintenance as well as marketing integration.
d. Operations Management
Students who take Operation Management as his or her research orientation are required to study supply chain management, logistics management, production management, information management, quality management, lean manufacturing and intellectual management by means of systematic analysis, modeling, optimizing and decision analysis, specifically to the business operations management issues in the complex production. Students are to design, develop decision-supporting system to apply to the process of enterprise’s operations management.
e. Human Resources Management
Based on human resource management theories, aiming at maximizing the efficiency of human resource management, students taking this orientation as his or her research are to learn how to allocate the personnel of an enterprise, design employees’ remuneration and manage their performance with mathematical statistics tools and methods.
Courses on Credits
International master candidates are required to get no less than 28 credits within generally one-year course study. Courses list and specific requirements are as follows,
Table 1 Key Courses
(4) Practical Training
Supervisors direct students to carry on their professional practice on CUST’s training platform or relating companies. In general, students should submit practice application and plan to their supervisor before they start their practice and submit a practice report after the practice is over (the report is required to be an integrated one with case analysis) Joint instructors or supervisors assess students’ performance. Qualified students will get 2 credits each, which are recorded accordingly. Students are encouraged to combine professional practice with their dissertation writing.
(1) Courses Requirement
Principally, all the courses should be finished within two semesters. Master candidates must get at least 28 credit. Students must pass all the compulsory courses and get at least 8 credits on minor courses, 4 credits on research training and academic activities. According to the students’ practical needs, Chinese course will be strengthened and required to learn as minor course.
(2) Thesis Requirements
After getting required credits, students must prepare paper proposal in the third semester, thesis writing in the third and fourth semester, and finish their thesis writing and defense at end of the fourth semester. Thesis may be a thematic research, or a case analysis report. (2 years)
Length of Schooling: 2 years