Advanced study in business administration provides an effective path to advancement for working executives, nonprofit managers, and professional businessmen and businesswomen. Akamai University has committed to the development of business professionals and assembled the essentials of business knowledge within a tremendously vital series of program elements. In addition to basic principles, the program presents business specializations in a wide array of major concentrations, permitting participants to personalize their overall program of study. Business leaders can no longer afford to continue doing business without the critical skills necessary for success. To address this challenge, the program teaches the fundamentals of business, emphasizing practical skills important to the "real world" of corporate and business administration in a manner that is applicable to the regional and business challenges of the participant. In an increasingly competitive global environment, organizations need to develop managers capable of dealing with complexity and change. Students in the Master of Business Administration complete a minimum of 40 credits above the Bachelor’s level including a Business Project. The coursework requirements include core academic studies, a major concentration, a business practicum, and a business research project conducted by mentored distance learning at Akamai University. Participants in the Master of Business Administration complete the following required program elements. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Requirements (Minimum Requirement: 40 credits) Core Academic Studies (18 credits) Specializations in Business Administration (9 credits) Research Preparation (3 credits) Comprehensive Review (2 credits) Business Research Proposal (2 credits) Business Project (4 credits) Oral Review of Business Project (2 credits)
Accreditation:Akamai is internationally accredited by the International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL), a member of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), a recognized network of accrediting bodies in the Philippines. IDEAL is a full institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), an important agency recognized by UNESCO as a regional leader in the developing and serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education. The Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in USA lists APQN as a quality network of accrediting agencies with full validity in accrediting institutions of higher education across the Asia and Pacific Region.
International Student Requirements:Akamai University is an English language university. All submissions and communications, written or verbal, from students to the faculty or the administration of the University should be in the English language and of scholarly standard. This policy applies to course papers, project reports and other course submissions, student portfolios, comprehensive examinations, final projects, and oral reviews. Applicants must clearly demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English language communication skills according to American collegiate standards. A sample of scholarly or professional writing and a telephone communication with a member of the Akamai University faculty are both required elements of the admission process. International students with English as a second language or if prior college study was with non-English language colleges, applicants are required to submit a record of a recent TOEFL examination with acceptable skill levels.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: MBA 40 credits/ DBA
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 150 USD