The MBA program at Western University College is not a conventional program. It is an extension program with intensively scheduled face-to-face classes. It is designed for qualified students, regardless of their area of undergraduate preparation, who have the motivation to pursue graduate-level work in business administration but cannot pursue their education on a full-time basis.
The required courses are limited to traditional "foundation" and "core" areas in order to permit students the widest possible choice of electives to tailor the program to individual needs. This approach is consistent with the previously stated educational objectives. The availability of a representative selection of courses in related areas of computer science, economics, social science and humanities extends the opportunities for matching the curriculum with individual backgrounds and interests. Students with an undergraduate major other than business or economics will be required to take foundation courses.
Lincoln University of California is responsible for the program content (curriculum), delivery and assigning instructors who will travel to Ethiopia and teach eight courses (42-46 academic hours for each course) in face-to-face sessions. The remaining three courses will be conducted with local instructors from Ethiopia. Local instructors will be recruited by LU- Extension Ethiopia. Local instructors must meet the qualification criteria set by Lincoln University. The Diploma & Transcript for the MBA will be awarded by Lincoln University of California.
Western University College will assume ALL local responsibilities to manage the program in accordance to the agreement. It‘s also responsible for hosting guest instructors as well as providing fully-equipped teaching facilities and administrative support.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) DEGREE
The MBA at Western University College is a professional degree offered in collaboration with Lincoln University of Oakland, California, USA. It is designed to develop broad managerial competence to enable graduates to cope with a wide variety of business situations appropriate to their diverse backgrounds. The Western University College MBA program upholds a strong international focus.
In order to fulfil the overall objective, emphasis is placed throughout the program on the development of the individual through the concentration on basic disciplines and skills as well as specific subject areas.
The program objectives include:
- Use of analytical tools from the quantitative and behavioural sciences;
- Coverage of basic functional areas of business with stress on their inter-relationships;
- Building flexibility and adaptability for changing environments;
- Development of student's ability to evaluate social, political, and economic values;
- Advancement of skills in group cooperation and decision-making;
- Development of communication skills;
- Development of a sense of professional responsibility;
- Multinational aspects as related to all subject areas.
In order to maintain continuous enrolment at Western University College, all students who are working on a Master's project, completing course work in which the grade "I" (incomplete) was
given, or engaging in special research projects, must register in each successive semester (excluding Summer Session) until the degree requirements are completed.
All rules and regulations of the University apply to graduate students unless specifically noted. Rules of attendance, withdrawal, and conduct, as well as admission procedures, apply to graduate and undergraduate students alike.