FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
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DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES
Business today is complex, and it calls for minds that are trained in the broad fundamentals of business. This programme, offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, started in July 1963. It remains as one of the highly seek programmes among students undertaking diploma programme. The programme is offered at various UiTM campuses : Arau, Sungai Petani, Alor Gajah, Segamat, Jengka, Machang, Dungun, Kota Kinabalu and Samarahan.
The programme of Diploma in Business Studies provides a good background of business facts and knowledge and prepares students for the Bachelor programme in the various specialized field of business. This 3-year programme includes the study of accounting, economics, marketing, management, math and statistics, language and communication, information technology and legal foundations. These wide ranges of business courses provide students with a strong basis in facing the various facets of business challenges.
Job opportunities include supervisory and junior management positions in both the private and public organizations.
DIPLOMA IN BANKING STUDIES
With the challenges arising from the liberalization and globalization of business today, and realizing the importance of the banking industry as the financial intermediary and primary source of financing for the domestic economy, there is a need to understand the banking system of Malaysia. The Diploma in Banking Studies offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM started in July 1967, is designed to develop and train students in the area of banking management and finance.
The 3-year programme covers a wide range of courses including the study of banking management, finance, accounting, economics, marketing, management, mathematics and statistics, language and communication, information technology and legal foundations. This wide range of courses provides students with the basis needed in facing challenges in the banking industry. Apart from preparing students to fulfil related job vacancies in banking environment, this programme also prepares students for the Bachelor programme in the field of finance, banking and investment.
Graduates from this programme will fill job vacancies at the supervisory and junior level at any financial institutions such as banks, finance companies and merchant banks.
DIPLOMA IN INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
An understanding of the importance of managing the financial capital and investment opportunities is crucial to the success of a business entity or an investor. Realizing the growing need for professionals in the field of investment and finance, this programme is becoming a highly demanded programme among diploma students of the faculty. The programme which started in June 1981 is designed to develop and equip students with a good knowledge and understanding of investment and finance upon which they build a career.
The programme of Diploma in Investment Analysis is a 3–year programme offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, covers a wide range of courses. It includes the study of finance, investment, accounting, economics, marketing, management, mathematics and statistics, language and communications, information technology and legal foundations. This wide range of courses provides students with the basis needed in facing the challenges in the future. The programme also prepares students for the Bachelor programme in the field of finance and investment.
Holders of this diploma will have the opportunity to work at stock broking firms, merchant banks, commercial banks, investment banks and the commodity share market. They can also choose to work at the finance department of various corporations.
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (INSURANCE)
Insurance is a dynamic and exciting business. As the population ages and wealth grows, the demand for insurance professionals will increase dramatically. Jobs in insurance involve helping individuals and businesses manage risk to protect themselves from catastrophic losses and to anticipate potential risk problems. The Diploma in Business Studies (Insurance) offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, is a three-year programme designed to provide students with an understanding of business disciplines relevant to commerce and industry as well as broad-based insurance education.
Job opportunities include supervisory and junior management position in insurance companies, insurance broking firms, insurance agencies, loss adjusting firms and financial institutions. In other business organizations, government bodies and public authorities, candidates have the opportunity to work in the risk management and insurance departments.
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (TRANSPORT)
Business today is complex, and it calls for minds that are trained in the broad fundamentals of business. The Diploma in Business Studies (Transport) offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, started in November 2003. The programme provides some foundations to various business related disciplines including some fundamental business courses, economics, accounting and law. In order to develop a wholesome, trustworthy and responsible graduate, the curriculum also provide courses such as Computer and Information Processing, Business Communication and one foreign language to further equip graduates with other knowledge and skills. During the final year, students are given the flexibility of selecting 6 courses from a range of 13 courses (transport or transport related courses). Amongst them are Transport Economics, Insurance, Logistics, Operation Management, Transport and Tourism and others. This range of courses will provide students with a strong foundation in facing the diversified facets of the transport business challenges.
Apart from that the programme also prepares students for the Bachelor level in transport. In addition, they can proceed to other various specialized degree studies.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK recognizes this programme and confers graduates the Member of Logistics and Transport (MILT) upon approval of membership. The CILT will also award exemptions up to 6 out of 9 courses of the Professional Qualifying Examination.
DIPLOMA IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
The programme of Diploma in Office Management and Technology offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, focuses on the office administration of any organization, with emphasis on office procedures, office management, office automation, office competencies, communication, personality development, and second as well as third language.
Students enrolling in the programme would have a great learning experience since they will be trained and guided in a friendly environment. The programme has been recognized by various industries since it was first offered, and this reflects the importance of office administration and management in all types of organizations. As such, the programme is offered as a full-time as well as a part-time basis. It is a three-year programme which learning activities include lectures, actual problem solving, seminars, internship, and hands-on experience.
Student graduating from the programme would have promising careers in any organization with excellent opportunities for advancement. Well-prepared graduates will have a choice of positions such as Executive Officer, Personal Assistant and Executive Secretary.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) TRANSPORT
Economic and industrial growth in Malaysia has led to an increase in demand and high growth in the transport infrastructure, especially in areas of port development, airports as well as the road and rail transport system. To fulfil this demand, a three-year programme known as Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Transport was first offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, in year 2000. The curriculum covers areas such as Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, Logistics and Transport Planning. Issues in Transport, the role of the government and transport user bodies are also emphasized. In the final semester, students will undergo industrial training and will produce an academic paper.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK recognizes this programme. Graduates are exempted from all CILT professional qualifying examination papers. Upon graduation, graduates are eligible to apply for Chartered Member of Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) UK.
The opportunities at the middle management level cover areas of logistics, marketing of the transport industry, shipping and maritime, aviation, land transport (road and rail), manufacturing and production line, enforcement agencies and research and consultancy business.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) MARKETING
The programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Marketing offered by the Faculty of Business management, UiTM, is designed to train and expose students to the critical marketing concepts and strategies. It is to also equip them with a broad knowledge of marketing through real case studies and networking with the industries. Graduates will be able to become marketing professionals and are marketable in both the domestic and global businesses.
This programme has obtained recognition by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Graduates will only be required to take two out of ten courses required by the CIM to be awarded with the CIM Professional Post Graduate Certificate. This will open up more job opportunities for graduates to join international organizations.
Due to the well–designed programme structure, graduates will be highly demanded in marketing oriented organizations both in the government and public sectors, locally and internationally.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) INSURANCE
The programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Insurance is offered at the Faculty of Business Administration, UiTM. It is specially designed for students who are interested to venture into the field of insurance. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practice of various classes of insurance and insurance-related activities, as well as knowledge of risk management, business management, business statistics and management information systems. The curriculum includes three months of practical training with an insurance company to equip students with practical knowledge of insurance company operations.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) UK recognizes the BBA (Hons) Insurance. Graduates are given exemption of 7 subjects or 210 credits from 10 subjects or 290 credits to be awarded the Advance Diploma in Insurance of The CII. Once awarded with the Advance Diploma in Insurance, students can apply for membership of The CII and will be entitled to use the designation of ACII. Students can also apply for “Chartered Insurer” status and have the option to proceed towards the attainment of fellowship of the institute.
Job opportunities include supervisory and middle level management positions in insurance companies, insurance broking firms, insurance agencies, loss adjusting firms, financial institutions. Graduates from this programme may also have the opportunity to work in the risk management and insurance departments of multinational corporations, government bodies and public authorities.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) FINANCE
The Faculty of Business Administration, UiTM offers the programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Finance to provide excellent workforce to the finance industries. This programme is designed to equip students with a broad knowledge in the field of finance to enable them to either find employment at various organisations or to pursue higher tertiary qualification. Graduates in this discipline will be exposed to the critical finance concepts and strategies and apply them to real world situations through case studies and cooperation with outside organisations.
The first year provides a foundation in finance related disciplines necessary for the understanding of the finance subjects studied in the second and final year. In the second year, students will focus their studies more explicitly on Finance courses and major areas, developing and deepening their understanding of the subjects from which they choose to specialize. In year three, students will be exposed to courses such as Managerial Economics, Investment Analysis, Personal Development and to take one foreign language. Finally student are to partake courses consist of Portfolio Management and Application, Personal Finance, Issues in Finance and Financial Statement Analysis.
Graduates of this programme will have the opportunity to work at finance oriented organisations, such as financial institutions, consulting firms, hotels and tourism industries and manufacturing firms.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
In managing today’s human resource problems, organizations must rely on professional human resource staff. The management of people is interesting and challenging. Human resource managers are expected not only to formulate but implement policies. The Faculty of Business Management, UiTM offers the programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Human Resource Management to answer to this need. This programme is designed to produce graduates equipped with the necessary broad–based and specialized knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management to become human resource professionals in an international environment.
Among the courses offered are Strategic Management, Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Industrial Relations, Employment Law and Current Issues in HRM. Since this programme emphasizes skills in Human Resource Management, the students are also trained in Computer Applications, Public Speaking and Interviewing and they are required to undergo practicum in related organizations.
Graduates will be able to fill job vacancies at executive level in any Human Resource Department in any organization.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Operations Management is a three–year programme offered by The Faculty of Business Management, UiTM. It is designed for students who are interested in the operations function of the manufacturing or service sector. The unique characteristics of this programme are that it emphasizes the managerial aspects of business operations. Among the courses offered are Project Management, Quality Management, Safety Management, Job Design, Production Planning and Control, Operations Management in the Service Sector, Purchasing and Inventory Management and Physical Supply and Distribution.
Graduates will have the opportunity to work at the executive and managerial level in operations, logistic, purchasing and planning divisions.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) RETAIL MANAGEMENT
Modern retailers require advanced skills and knowledge to make strategic decisions. The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Retail Management offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, is a three-year programme encompasses a broad set of retailing subjects to prepare interested students to become successful employees in a retail company or owners of a retail business.
Students enrolled into the programme are provided with a conducive learning environment in which they are expected to work in groups, conduct workshops, plan for field trips, meet current retailers and operate BIZMART – a retail simulation store cum training centre specially designed for this programme.
To cap off their learning experience, students are required to display their final works in visual merchandising at selected shopping complexes and undergo retail practicum at leading international retail outlets like Metrojaya, Tesco, Jusco, Parkson, Habib Jewel and Carrefour in the final year. Challenging and exciting positions such as merchandisers, procurement executives, store executives and supply chain executives await enterprising graduates.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) International Business is a three–year programme offered by The Faculty of Business Management, UiTM, designed for students who are interested to venture into the field of international business. The programme equips students with a diverse range of knowledge on how industries and government operate in the global marketplace, as well as practical skills to prepare graduates for the demands of tomorrow’s business world.
Graduates can expect to find employment at multinational corporations, at home and abroad, in the field of international trade, global marketing, business management and business consultancy.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) ISLAMIC BANKING
The programme Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Islamic Banking was first offered in July 1999. This programme was developed by the Faculty of Business Administration, UiTM to fulfil the increasing demand for experts in Islamic banking sector in Malaysia in particular and the world in general. UiTM is the first university in Malaysia to offer a degree with honours in the field of Islamic Banking.
It is a three–year degree programme designed to produce trained and disciplined professionals in the field of Islamic Banking. Among the courses offered in this programme include those subjects fundamental to the understanding of business, Islamic Jurisprudence which consists more of the rules and regulations of Al–Quran and Al–Sunnah and history of Islamic Banking in the global context. Besides that, students will be exposed to the Islamic view on property and law, Islamic Entrepreneurship and Transaction and other areas of knowledge of economics, investment analysis and operation management to produce wholesome graduates equipped with both Conventional and Islamic banking knowledge. An exposure to the practical aspect of Islamic banking practices and theory will also be given. Students will learn about the globalization of finance and Islamic economics which include the ideology and development of theory in Islamic banking practices.
Graduates of this programme have a wide choice of job opportunities. They could work as middle managers or executives in banking institutions or other institutions dealing with finance, insurance and property.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Business economics is concerned with economic issues and problems related to business organization, management, and strategy. It deals with issues and problems that include: an explanation of why firms emerge and exist; why they expand: the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship; the significance of organizational structure; the relationship of firms with the employees, the interactions between firms and the business environment. To ensure continues supply of experts in this area, the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM offers the programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Business Economics. This programme aims to produce graduates who are dynamic, competent and competitive in the field of business, economics and management to meet the current industrial demand.
Students enrolled into this programme will also be equipped with ICT skills to enable them to effectively involve in business, economics and entrepreneurial activities especially in this e-economic era. Courses offered in the programme include Micro- and Macroeconomic Analysis, Information technology in Business, Financial Management and Accounting, Environmental and International Economics and Business Forecasting.
Graduates can have job opportunities at managerial and executive levels in any public and private organization. They can also become economic, business and investment analysts, researchers and entrepreneurs.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS.) ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship involves the prescience and willingness to assume risk, identifying business opportunities and using innovation to create value and wealth for all involved. A strong demand for those with entrepreneurial skills exists within the corporate sector and among innovative and fast-growing organizations. A bachelor degree program in entrepreneurship offers students to identify and evaluate a viable business opportunities, secure market resources and mobilize personnel. Upon completion of the program, students can develop skills that could enable them to start a small business or develop an existing business; become a business consultant or enter into managerial-level employment.
Among the entrepreneurship courses offered are New Venture Creation, Franchise Management, e-Commerce, Small Business Management, Business Planning, Strategic Marketing Management, and Innovation Management. Since this programme emphasizes skills in entrepreneurship, the students are also trained in information technology, presentation skills, human resource management, and they are required to undergo practicum in related organizations, especially the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Entrepreneurship can find careers in the areas of business management, business analysis, business consultants and as an owner-manager of their own business.
BACHELOR IN OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (HONS.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA offers a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Office Systems Management through the Faculty of Business Management. It is a unique programme as it blends both the technical and managerial perspectives of office systems. In addition, it is the first degree programme offered in Malaysia that specializes in the area of office management and technology. Currently, no other local universities of colleges offer a similar programme. Being pioneers in this field, students majoring in this programme will have vast opportunities to explore and discover many aspects of office systems, which have not been given prominence before.
There are three broad areas covered by this programme : Administrative Management, Computer and Information Technology and Business Management and Communication. Each areas will equip students with enough knowledge, information and skill necessary and relevant for related industries. Various teaching and learning methodologies via lectures, actual problem-solving, seminars and office practicum, no applicant should miss the chance to enrol in this programme.
Students graduating from the programme would have promising careers in any organization, with excellent opportunities for advancement. The shortage of skilled office systems professionals ensures that well-prepared graduates will have a choice of positions as Administrative Office Managers, Office Services and General Admin Executives, Admin/Corporate Services Executive and Chief Office Support. Highly motivated graduates may be promoted to Head of Department of Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer
BACHELOR OF CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT (HONS.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Customer Service Management through the Faculty of Business Management. The Customer Service Management is the first degree programme offered in Malaysia and no other local universities of colleges offer a similar programme. Being the first to offer this programme, students will have the opportunity to explore and experience various aspects of customer service which include service culture, characteristics of a customer focused organization, competitive strategies within services and service quality. Customer service is having an ever-increasing influence on the competitive advantages of global business. Therefore, this programme can be seen as a significant turning point for customer service industry in Malaysia.
In order to well-equip graduates of this programme, thus courses that cover these broad areas of customer service, administrative management, computer and information technology, research, communication and language are offered throughout the three-year academic experience. Some electives are also offered to put an extra edge and knowledge to the students.
This programme is specially designed to produce highly qualified graduates to fulfill the current labour market needs. Graduates of this program will have extensive job opportunities and a clear career ladder in various industries pertaining to customer service management.
BACHELOR OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (HONS.)
As the health care industry in Malaysia continues to expand and becomes more diverse, employment of health services managers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Job opportunities will increase, especially in the offices of health care, practitioners, general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, insurance companies and hospital equipment companies. To fulfil this demand in job market, the Bachelor of Health Administration (Hons.) is offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM. The programme aims to provide the best training for health administration in the country.
Health care is a business, and like other businesses, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly. Health services managers, also referred to as health care executives or health care administrators, plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care. The three-year programme provides sufficient knowledge, experience and skill in a range of courses relevant for health services. Inclusive are also courses in administrative management, computer and information technology and communication. Apart from that, English and a third language are also incorporated into the curriculum to put an extra advantage to the students enrolled into this programme.
BACHELOR OF EVENT MANAGEMENT (HONS.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA offers a Bachelor’s degree in Event Management through the Faculty of Business Management. It is a three-year programme, designed to introduce students to the event management field. The programme aims to develop skills and knowledge related to the management of various kinds of event both in local and international context. Presently no specific undergraduate programme exists in Malaysia for those who wish to become managers in this existing dynamic industry.
The curriculum of this programme is designed to meet the current needs of industry and prepare graduates for a successful career in event management. Some relevant courses encompass that of event management modules, administrative management fundamentals, computer and information technology, communications and third language.
Employment opportunities are available in the public and private sector, and range from event managers, event executives to event coordinators. The degree equips graduates for career [progression to senior levels particularly within this dynamic industry. Graduate also have the opinion to set up their own event management business.
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTIC AND TRANSPORT (CILT, UK)
This is a Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) courses from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Malaysia. The duration of the programme depends on exemption given by the body. This program is a PART TIME program offered in UiTM Shah Alam only.
Classes will be in the evenings/Saturday/Sunday.
MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
The Faculty of Business Management , UiTM offers the programme Masters in Business Administration. It is offered in two modes: a full-time and a part-time. The full-time mode is for those who want to continuously engaged into life-long learning after their first degree while the part-time mode is to cater for experienced business executives. Entry requirements for both modes are slightly different (please refer to the faculty website for further information).
In general this programme aims at producing graduates who will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to face the challenges of senior leadership in the future. As such, the programme design has integrated a number of professional courses that emphasize on problem-solving, managerial competencies, oral and written communication skills, ethics and social responsibilities, alongside functional areas of study.
The part-time or also known as executive program has been carefully structured in order to ensure that all courses can be completed within two years even while the executive continues to handle his or her professional duties full-time. This is accomplished by offering courses on Saturdays and Sundays during the two years duration of the programme. An independent research project has to be completed during the second half of the programme. This programme ensures that the participating executives are able to upgrade their managerial skills, broaden their perspectives and improve their opportunities for advancement into higher management. Essentially, this also benefits their organizations.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
MASTER IN OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Faculty of Business Management, UiTM offers Master in Office Systems Management in a full-time and part-time mode. It is a programme designed to provide the new breed of office executives with new knowledge and insights in the fields of office management and technology. The primary objective of this programme is to develop individuals at the graduate level who are capable of integrating process, technology and people. The diversified course content developed in this program will indeed prepare individuals to link or integrate office systems to enhance organizational performance. The strength of this program lies in the integration of three main components built into the courses: information technology, management and communication. Our programme prepares senior executives for the company’s top positions, helping them to understand the broad functions of an organization beyond their specialization. In addition, this programme fills a niche void specifically in process driven documentation for quality audit of managing diverse office systems network. Graduates of this programme will only easily obtain employment in the private sector but also in the government organizations.
This programme is also designed for graduates from non-business backgrounds who wish to redirect their careers into administrative/systems/office/business and management or for graduates already working in business who wish to develop their management/administrative skills and knowledge. Most managers are either IT or management specialists which results in a lack of a cross-appreciation of each other’s expertise. Therefore, this program should also be attractive to graduates from business backgrounds who wish to broaden and enhance their knowledge in organizational performance using the systems concept which is the emphasis of this master’s programme.
MASTER OF SCIENCE (BUSINESS MANAGEMENT)
Master of Science in Business Management is offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM. It is planned with the objective of making possible a reasonable, comprehensive mastery of the subject matter in a chosen field. It provides training and experience in research in order to familiarize the student with the methods, ideals and goals of independent investigation. Areas of research include; Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource, International Business Management, Marketing, Risk Management & Insurance and Transportation Management. To be conferred the degree; a student must pass thesis examination and viva voce.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (BUSINESS MANAGEMENT)
Doctor of Philosophy (Business Management) is offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM. This programme aims at producing graduates who are capable of conducting research of high quality. In order to ensure that graduates are equipped with effective and essential skills, a 3-pronged approach has been adopted. It incorporates taught modules, seminars and a thesis. Research opportunities cover a broad spectrum of business and management disciplines. These include: Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, International Business Management, Marketing & Retailing, Insurance & Risk Management, Entrepreneurship and Transportation. Conferment of the degree is after viva voce and thesis examination.
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)
UiTM provides a relevant doctoral programme that is designed to meet individual needs and preferences. Doctor of Business Administration is such programme that is offered by the Faculty of Business Management. It is structured with an interdisciplinary approach that provides both the ‘depth’ and ‘breath’ of business management. The course work framework provides the necessary theoretical content for managerial functions while the thesis requirement emphasizes industry-based research, based on candidates’ professional experiences. It is to all intent and purposes a professional doctoral degree. Candidates are given options to choose the following disciplines: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Finance and Corporate Management. In addition, candidates are given choices of taking four (4) electives that are offered. The choices provide for interdisciplinary perspective and knowledge enhancement. Candidate will proceed to work on their thesis (partial requirement) after having passed their comprehensive exam.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT)
Doctor of Philosophy (Office Systems Management) is purely by research. This programme is offered by the Faculty of Business Management, UiTM. The main objective of this programme is to prepare candidates for careers in academic or in disciplines requiring strong research background. It is designed to enhance candidates’ competence in research in a specific area of office systems management towards fostering the development of new knowledge.
Exposure in the areas of office systems management will be in-depth, whereby graduates will be focusing on a specialised area and will work to further develop their conceptual and intellectual knowledge and methodological tools necessary to design and conduct independent research. At the end of the programme, candidates are required to submit a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words, which meets the standard of rigour and to go through a viva voce successfully.