Master of Business Administration

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Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) prepares students with the practical skills and academic knowledgebase that are essential for meaningful business and managerial careers.  Working managers and emerging professionals will earn the degree that is the recognized workplace standard for leadership and management, and the competencies to survive and thrive in today’s complex and uncertain business or organizational settings. Students will learn to deliver value by using business intelligence and analysis to make decisions, implementing projects through collaboration and teamwork, and exercising leadership to create change.

Program Outcome

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective application of design thinking, critical and problem-solving skills for strategic decision making
  • Able to analyze and use financial data and tools to achieve stated goals
  • Cultivate effective management and leadership skills to direct individuals and teams towards achieving goals
  • Effective implementation of change and innovation management

Morkot Nou, MBA ’22

AUPP MBA program allows me to study and earn at the same time!

Senior Business Analyst, Emerging Markets Consulting

Program Goals & Key Features

    • Apply best practices to solve managerial issues
    • Integrate theories and practice to perform strategic analysis
    • Demonstrate effective written forms of communication and oral business presentations
    • Implement leadership skills to work effectively within diverse teams
    • Identify and analyze ethical responsibilities of businesses
    • Apply decision-making techniques, both quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues



      • MBA is taught by Ph.D graduates and seasoned professionals from all management and consultancy fields. All of them are outstanding lecturers with many years of teaching experience under their belts and love teaching and interacting with students
      • American curriculum, which combines traditional management techniques with entrepreneurial and creative idea generation perspectives
      • During and after completion of your MBA, AUPP will constantly support you in achieving the career growth you desire with a wealth of services
      • AUPP MBA program aimed at enhancing your business creativity and innovation through the stimuli of art.


        • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale
        • Two years of working experience or currently working
        • Minimum IELTS (Academic Module) score of 6.0 (with no individual skill band below 6.0) or a TOEFL iBT score of at least 79 or higher is expected for all non-native English speaker applicants. Applicants may take the AUPP English Placement Test if they do not have IELTS or TOEFL score
        • Documents:
          1. A birth Certificate (with English name), or National ID card, or Passport
          2. An earned bachelor’s degree diploma to be uploaded in application form
          3. An Unofficial Transcript to be uploaded in application form (If you accept our offer of admission, we will request official transcripts at that time)
          4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
          5. Personal Statement
        • Admission Interviews
        • Fee: Application & English Placement Test Fee: $35


        • Applicants who have the requisite IELTS or TOEFL score do not need to take the English Placement Test, and only need to pay the application fee.
        • The application form may be found on the Master’s Admissions Application on our website, please visit:
        Online Application

        MBA English Course

        Students may take the MBA English course if they need additional help with their English language skills. Students complete activities that prepare them for the type of assignments they will face on the AUPP MBA program, while at the same time, learn the English language skills required for successful study.

        Pre-MBA Courses

        For students who have never taken any business courses or have minimum working experience, AUPP will offer pre-MBA courses that will bring them up to speed. Students are not required to take all of them.

        ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting

        Learn about the important mechanisms for communicating the financial health of an organization through the basic accounting processes.  These start with recording business transactions and go through income statements and balance sheets to the creation of financial statements which summarize all the data gathered in the accounting cycle.  These forms of recording and communicating financial data are key to understanding how well a business or other organization is performing. 

        ACCT 202 - Managerial Accounting

        Explore the alternative methods of preparing essential accounting information which managers use when they try to understand an organization’s performance and when they make decisions to improve that performance, control costs and bring about greater efficiency.

        BUSN 200 - Business Communications

        Study the general principles of business communication through the creation of effective documents and oral presentations. You will study and apply team communication and use of technology to facilitate the communication process.

        FINC 301 - Introduction to Finance

        Learn alternate corporate structures and how companies make investment and financing decisions. Topics include the time-value of money, capital budgeting, risk and return tradeoffs, the valuation of different types of securities, the cost of capital, financial leverage, and capital structure policies.

        MGMT 301 - Fundamentals of Management

        Overview of the concepts, ideas, and practices found in and important to business organizations.  Topics covered include organization goals and strategies, organizational structure and design, leadership, change management, motivation techniques, human resources, group dynamics, and conflict management.

        MKTG 301 - Fundamentals of Marketing

        Learn how managers use tools and processes for making marketing decisions, including consumer behavior, pricing, product development and strategy, promotion, physical distribution, marketing research and marketing planning with emphasis on marketing mix decisions and communications.

        MBA Curriculum

        ACCT 500A - Accounting for Decision Making (3 Credits)

        This course provides students with an understanding of accounting information critical in planning, control and decision making to achieve stated goals within an organization.  It will incorporate the use of cases that focus on accounting data in directing the decisions and strategy of businesses.  The course will provide students with the skills to analyze financial information through the use of appropriate accounting software in order to make sound managerial decisions. 

        BUSN 500A - Statistic Applied to Managerial Problems (3 Credits)

        This course provides students with an understanding of statistical data for the primary purpose of managerial problem solving and decision making.  Topics include probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, quality control and regression analysis. Applications of statistical techniques to issues in marketing, investment analysis and manufacturing are discussed.

        BUSN 501B - Managing and Leading Effective Organizations (3 Credits)

        This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to facilitate innovative leadership and management within different types of organizations.  This course focuses on the impact of leadership and management on organizational effectiveness. Students will hone their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will learn attributes of successful leaders and managers, the challenges they face in a global society, and how they build relationships and impact culture for organizational sustainability and innovations.

        ECON 500A - Economics for Managers (3 Credits)

        This course examines key economic concepts critical to managerial decision-making within today’s business environment with an emphasis on national and global, real-world applications.  The course incorporates both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles.

        ECON 501A - Financial Management (3 Credits)

        This course provides students with the financial skills and critical thinking necessary to analyze and evaluate financial policy decisions in a global economy. The course focuses on financial statement analysis for decision making and includes time value of money, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, capital markets, and multinational financial management. This course also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.

        ENTR 500A - Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

        This course challenges students to think about how they can create, build, or change an organization through sound leadership and management theories, personal relationships, creative and critical thinking, as well as how design thinking and innovation principles can be used to create value.

        IBUS E501 - Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making (3 Credits)

        This course introduces the legal and ethical obligations in business. Knowledge of law and ethics must be included into managerial decisions.  Students will learn to apply and communicate ethical frameworks to business decisions, with a lens on social responsibility. Proactive and effective communication can provide a competitive edge to organizations, reducing risk and liability.

        IBUS E502 - Global Operations Management (3 Credits)

        This course concentrates on strategic decisions surrounding the production and delivery of goods and services. Value-added activities that transform resources into product. Covers process analysis, quality, inventory control, capacity planning and location decisions. This course will assist students in developing a systematic understanding of cost reduction, supply chain improvement in providing goods and services. Knowledge of foreign markets permits customer diversification bases and smoothen the business cycle.

        IBUS E503 - Project Management (3 Credits)

        This course guides students through the fundamental project management tools and behavioral skills necessary to successfully launch, lead, and realize benefits from projects in profit and nonprofit organizations. Successful project managers possess the skills necessary to manage their teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce a desired outcome. Students explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and class exercises. A key and often overlooked challenge for project managers is the ability to manage without influence; to gain the support of stakeholders and access to resources not directly under their control. Special attention is given to those critical success factors required to overcoming resistance to change.

        MGMT 500A - Organization Behavior (3 Credits)

        This course focuses on providing students with cutting edge thinking about the topics that are germane to organizational behavior.  It is the people within an organization who create, innovate, and are responsible for keeping a competitive advantage. Knowing how to motivate and mobilize an organization’s human capital is critical to organizational performance. This course will assist students in developing a systematic understanding of why people behave the way they do and understand how to translate that knowledge into organizational applications.

        MGMT 501A - Managing Human Capital (3 Credits)

        Organizational managers and leaders must understand how changing technologies, demographics, mergers and acquisitions, and globalization influence the potential of human capital to create and maintain strategic competitive advantage.  This course will focus on how expanding the leadership and talent pool by having a sound diversity strategy can create competitive advantage.  Issues such as immigration, diversity laws, work-life balance, equal opportunity, ageism, and the multigenerational workforce are discussed.

        MGMT 502A - Global Management (3 Credits)

        This course focuses on how globalization has opened the world to organizations and provides students the skills and knowledge to perform effectively as a leader within a company with global presence. Topics covered the broader themes about globalization and its implications, as well as multinational business strategies, from exporting to foreign direct investment, as well as economic, political, and cultural influences on the international marketplace.

        MKTG 500A - Global Marketing in the Digital Era (3 Credits)

        This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the global marketing environment through key marketing concepts, digital marketing tools and global marketing strategy.  The course challenges students to think critically about the global marketplace.  Students will hone their approach to global marketing decisions, policies and strategies.  Students will learn to formulate and evaluate a global marketing plan through the use of digital marketing tools and techniques. 

        PROJ 600 - Capstone (6 Credits)

        This Capstone course requires candidates to integrate and synthesize core course concepts learned throughout the MBA. Students will be challenged to complete case studies and a final project that relate to MBA program outcomes, demonstrating skills needed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace. The singular purpose of the MBA capstone is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their competency in applying the knowledge, concepts, and tools developing during their MBA program through an integrative experience. This is the last opportunity for faculty to assess student competency.

        Tuition Fee

        Tuition fee is paid by semester and depending on the number of courses that students are enrolled in.


        Eligibility for scholarships:

        • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 based on a 4.0 scale and at least two years of work experience
        • write a maximum of 500-word essay addressing on the amount/percentage of scholarships you are requesting, what you can contribute to the AUPP community and why you should earn it
        • submit your essay to [email protected] with your name and application ID after submitting your application
        • available up to 70 percent

        Deferred Payment Plan & Student Loan

        • Deferred Payment Plan

        Deferred Payment Plan lessen the financial pressure on the students. This flexibility enables students to have the option of paying their tuition fee up to three installments per semester. The cost for this service is an additional $100 administrative fee each semester.

        • Student Loan

        Students can request up to $1,000 per semester. Students must meet the eligibility criteria of the student loan program in order to be considered for the program. For more information, please contact Finance Department after receiving admission to the MBA program.