Monday, August 21, 2017

US-accredited MBA program launches

Myanmar Metropolitan College in Yangon’s Lanmadaw township has launched the country’s first US-accredited Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program, the school announced.

The MBA program draws materials from the University of the Potomac in Washington DC in the United States, as well as Switzerland’s University of Business and International Studies (UBIS), according to Daw Myin Zu Tun, marketing director at Myanmar Metropolitan College.

“All the curriculums are from these universities and there will be local professors from the Yangon Institute of Economics and also international professors teaching part-time, she said.”

Options include a Master’s degree as well as the post-grad Diploma in Business Administration, a course that will take nine months to complete and will cost students about K8 million.

“Students holding any degree from Myanmar universities can join the Diploma in Business Administration,” said Daw Myin Zu Tun.

“After they finish that diploma, they can continue directly to the Swiss MBA [for single-award diploma students] and continue to the US MBA [for dual-award diploma students] course,” she said, adding that the price tag would run another K15 million.

“Nowadays, many international companies are planning to invest in Myanmar and Myanmar’s youth must to be the same level as international students [to compete],” she said, adding that this kind of international course will provide a wealth of opportunities for students.

Daw Myint Zu Tun also said MMC plans to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in future.