MBA program structure and units

Programs can be studied part-time or full-time and individual units can be studied week-by-week or in an intensive block format.

The Single Unit course Leadership and Motivation is exactly what I expected... I was not disappointed.

Alumni Milan Telford, C.E.O Christophorus House

With MGSM's unique Online Interactive study mode, you also have the flexibility to study selected units online.

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Core units

Ten carefully selected core program units ensure that you acquire knowledge and skills to become an effective senior leader. The ten core units expose you to different general management disciplines and give you the expertise require to lead an organisation forward and sustain competitive advantage.

Core units include:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Frameworks
  • Information and Decision Analysis
  • Economic Context of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Foundations of Management Thought
  • Strategic Management.

Study choices

Our study choices can help you meet your MBA goal as you build your knowledge, experience and qualifications.

Elective units of study

Six elective units are required to complete the program. With a wide variety of management subject areas available, you can tailor your program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Leadership and General Management:

  • Law and Management
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Leadership Transformed
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Managerial Self Development
  • Public Performance for Managers

Financial Strategy:

  • Business Performance Measurement and Management
  • Corporate Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Raising Capital in Global Markets


  • Advertising and Promotions Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Marketing Research
  • Strategic Marketing

Management Skills:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Managing Change
  • Managerial Self Development
  • Negotiation: Theory and Practice
  • Public Performance for Managers


  • Competition and Strategy in the Asia Pacific
  • Leadership Innovation in Healthcare
  • Management Consulting and Research
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Human Resources Management

Logistics and Operations Management:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project-based Management

Global Perspectives:

  • Competition and Strategy in the Asia Pacific
  • Doing Business in/with China
  • International Perspectives: Study Tour
  • Managing with a Global Mindset
  • Raising Capital in Global Markets


  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Management of Innovation
  • New Enterprise Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
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