Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Natural Resources Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Natural Resources Management

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with a capacity to work independently and competently as managers, entrepreneurs and leaders in a variety of settings that are critical to national and global socio-economic development. This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”.

  • Display mastery of complex and specialised area of knowledge and skills within the field of Business Administration in general and Natural Resources Management in particular.
  • Employ advanced skills to conduct research in the area of Business Administration in general and Natural Resources Management in particular.
  • Carry-out advanced technical and/or professional activity, accepting accountability for related decision making including use of supervision.
  1. A candidate must have a good relevant Level 8 Bachelor’s degree  with a C average from the University of Namibia, or any other recognized University.
  2. Alternatively a candidate may present a relevant Post-Graduate Diploma OR an Honours degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  3. A candidate with a degree which is however not a good relevant Level 8 qualification will be admitted to the School’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration as preparation for the MBA.
  4. The level and nature of working experience will be criteria for selection, especially in the face of scarcity of places and in terms of creating a conducive learning environment drawing on real work cases.

A prospective student maybe interviewed and assessed by the Business School before recommending his/her application to the relevant UNAM structures

 

This qualification serves as an entry point to the following related qualifications:

Doctorate in Business Administration of the University of Namibia and other recognized Universities.

This qualification provides credits for the following related qualifications:

Masters programmes in Business Administration/Management Sciences of the University of Namibia and other recognized Universities.

Full-time on Block-Release basis augmented through e-learning. (Moodle e-platform)

The minimum duration of this programme is twenty four (24) months and the maximum duration is three (4) years.

The examination mark and the continuous assessment mark constitute 60% and 40% of the final mark respectively.  

  1. Obtain a minimum of 50% in both the CA mark and the examination mark.  
  2. Demonstrate a mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject matter in the field of Business Administration.
  3. Evaluate critically the findings and discussions in the Business Administration literature.
  4. Research, analyse, and argue from evidence within the field of Business Administration.
  5. Apply Business Administration knowledge to new situations.
  6. Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving.
  7. Advancement and progression rules
  8. In order to be registered for the last semester in the programme students should have passed 100 credits including Advanced Academic Writing for Post-Graduate Students and Business Research Methods.
  9. 23. Maximum number of courses per year
  10. Not applicable.
  11. 24.  Requirements for Qualification Award
  12. The Masters in Business Administration cannot be obtained in less than eighteen months of full-time study and the degree programme must be completed within three years of registration.  Graduation for the MBA degree requires the successful completion of 240 credits at Level 9, including the research-based Business Project which will be worth 84 credits.
  13. Career Opportunities
  14. Upon completion a student will be able to pursue a variety of career options in senior management, entrepreneurial settings and business leadership.

 

Upon completion a student will be able to pursue a variety of career options in senior management, entrepreneurial settings and business leadership.

Course Course code NQF Level Credits Compulsory Elective
Semester 1
Advanced Business Ethics CBBI 5999 9 12 YES  
Comparative Natural Resources Policies& Laws CBRP 5999 9 12 YES  
Natural Resources Economics& Finance CBRE 5999 9 12 YES  
Business Research Methods CBRM5980 9 24 YES  
Comparative Environmental Management Practices CBEP 5999 9 12 YES  
Academic Writing for Post-Graduate Studies UAE 5819 8 16 (Compulsory, but non-contributory) YES  
Semester 2
Sustainable Agriculture: Markets, Models & Strategies CBAM 5999 9 12 YES  
Sustainable Energy: Markets, Models & Strategies CBEM 5999 9 12 YES  
Sustainable Mining: Markets, Models & Strategies CBMT 5999 9 12 YES  
Sustainable Tourism: Markets, Models & Strategies CBTM 5999 9 12 YES  
Sustainable Water: Markets, Models &Strategies CBWM 5999 9 12 YES  
Semester 3
Sustainable Forestry: Markets, Models & Strategies CBFT 5999 9 12 YES  
Sustainable Fisheries: Markets, Models & Strategies CBFI 5999 9 12 YES  
Semester 4
Business Project in Natural Resources Management CBPN 5909 9 84 YES  
  TOTAL CREDITS 240  

Tuition Fee:    N$66,500

(Course material is made available in electronic format only on the School’s e-learning platform (Moodle).  No hard copies of any course material are provided to students.   The School made provision for photocopy facilities in its resource centre.   

 

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