1. Introduction

Master’s programs offered by the School of Graduate Studies at the National University of Management focus on the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Art (MA) Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Master of Sciences (MSc). The programs cover all the disciplines that students need to know in order to understand business management and perfect skills as a manager and entrepreneur for the society. The programs cover specialized majors in Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Bank Management, Tourism & Hospitality, International Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Law, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Management of Technology, Management of Information Technology and Environmental Management.

  1. Program Objectives
  1. To prepare students for management and leadership in public and private sectors;
  2. To provide students with the managerial skills necessary to make and implement decisions and to develop the student’s ability to work effectively with others;
  3. To stimulate receptiveness to new ideas and new ways of approaching problems; and to meet the challenges and demands of management and business in the future.


  1. Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Masters program must possess:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with honors or its equivalent from any other University recognized by the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree and at least three years continuous working experience at post-degree level; or
  3. Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
  4. All applicants must pass the national entrant examination with at least two courses: English and major course.


  1. Program of Study

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Art (MA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Information Technology (MSc), student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 48 Credits with a selection of one among 3 options in the last semester of the program: (1) take three courses for comprehensive examination with a minimum 20 pages of research paper; (2) take two courses for comprehensive examination with a research project; or (3) take no courses with do the research thesis.  

The course structures for the programs are:

1. Basic Courses                                 12 credits

2. Specialized Courses                        15 credits

3. Elective Courses                              09 credits

4. Comprehensive Exam Courses       09 credits

5. Research Paper                                03 credits

                Total                                               48 credits


Basic Courses: Basic Courses are common courses designed to provide fundamental knowledge for students from different backgrounds in order to effective study of the program’s majors. These courses are bridging for MBA, MA and MPA at the National University of Management. Students are all majors required to take basic courses for first semester with totally of 12 credits.

Specialized Courses: Courses designed to provide students with knowledge and competence in areas of specialization such as accounting, marketing, economics, tourism, public administration, international business and business law. Total credits for major courses are 15 credits.

Elective Courses: Courses require students to achieve both breadth of knowledge across disciplines and depth of knowledge in a particular major. Students are free to choose their particular electives from among a wide range of courses offered by the school of graduate studies of the national university of management. Totally for elective courses are 9 credits.   

Integrative Courses: Courses designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in the major area of studies and to develop their capability in analyzing problems from an overall viewpoint in the context of major specialization. Integrative courses are used for comprehensive examination. There are two options for master’s students in their graduation at the national university of management: either doing a research thesis or taking comprehensive exam with minimum 20-pages research paper. There are 9 credits for integrative courses.

Research Paper: All master students are required to complete writing a research paper of a minimum 20 pages in a particular area before comprehensive examination. It is paper driven exploration of thoughtful reading on a particular subject and the reading material may come from several sources. The purpose is to find and compile data, to participate in an exploration of the data, to make original observations, to show relationships between data, and to make evaluations on a major subject.

Research Project:  The research project gives students the chance to do in-depth research on a topic that they are interested in. It could be, for example, an enterprise or entrepreneurial project, a scientific study, an art project, a community-based project, a historical investigation, or any number of other options.

Research Proposal: The proposal proposes the study the student would like to conduct. Therefore, it is important for the proposal to present clearly what the topic is? Why it is important to study? And how it should be studied? The research proposal for doctoral/muster students must identify key important points in three chapters: introduction, literature review, and methodology.

Dissertation/thesis: The dissertation is a culminating task in applicable programs that allows the student to demonstrate pertinent knowledge, skills, research expertise, and possible practical application in his or her discipline. It is critically important for our students to demonstrate their abilities to pursue systematic investigations and examine significant issues or problems as they work towards graduating and becoming competent professionals.  

  1. Grading Policy

Students will be evaluated throughout each semester based on coursework (essay, projects, practical work, tests and other assignments) given out during each semester. The grade systems awarded by the School of Graduate Studies at the National University of Management are:

Grade             Score               Grade Point               Description

A+       =          96 – 100          4.00                             Outstanding

A         =          90 – 95            3.67                             Excellent

B+       =          80 – 89            3.33                             Very Good

B         =          70 – 79            3.00                             Good

C+       =          60 – 69            2.67                             Almost Good

C         =          50 – 59            2.33                             Fair

C         =          40 – 49            2.00                             Almost Fair

C-        =          50 – 54            1.67                             Poor

D         =          45 – 49            1.33                             Very Poor

F          =            0 – 39            1.00                             Failure

I           =                                  Incomplete

To be awarded the degree of Master at the National University of Management, a student must fulfill all requirements and pass the examination for all courses as determined by the program of study and obtain a grade average of at least C+.