MBA Degree Entrepreneurship and innovation
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MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Overview

An MBA degree combined with sector specific skills carries considerable value and prestige with employers worldwide. The Woolich Education MBA Degree is designed to allow master’s graduates to further enhance their managerial knowledge and capabilities through applied learning using case studies, group work and real businesses examples. This program is suited to candidates who already possess a master’s degree or significant managerial experience and are looking to start their own business or gain promotion in a particular industry or sector which is rapidly changing.

The program comprises one intensive study block of 6 months, full-time study, with 2 core managerial and 2 specializations subjects being studied in each quarter. This is followed by an optional paid internship period of 6 months in Mauritius or overseas, for students wishing to gain further work experience before proceeding on their career track.

Woolich Education is a member of the Bénédict Education Group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Mauritius’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part time students.

Students learn from a dedicated faculty, who in addition to their academic credentials, bring know-how and experience in a variety of business fields. This ensures that what is learnt in class is contemporary and can be applied in a daily business environment in real world situations. Real life case studies, data handling , projects and a business simulation competition ensure that the learning is applied and of real career value.


Aim of the Program

The program develops students’ theoretical and operational knowledge of current themes and developments in the international business world through 4 core modules. This forms a foundation for the study of 4 specialization modules in entrepreneurial practices and innovation tools which have been developed and applied across a range of business sectors. Building on their prior master’ studies, the Woolich Education MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation educates students to:

  • think critically and creatively
  • effectively utilise technology to analyse and interpret data
  • propose solutions to address a variety of business scenarios
  • develop professional competences in their subject area
  • communicate effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media.

Internship in Mauritius or Abroad

Woolich Education benefits from an excellent relationship with an extensive network of employers, mainly in the hospitality and tourism fields. Students choosing to complete an internship will therefore normally complete their training in the hospitality /service. Students with advanced local language skills may be eligible for back of house roles in marketing, finance, HRM etc. Alternatively, students may choose to undertake an internship overseas in a wide range of industries, using the support of the internship department.

The hospitality internship salary in Mauritius, negotiated between the employers’ association and the Employee Union, is presently set at minimum CHF 2’168 per month gross. From this salary, students have to pay for room, board, and taxes. The average net income per month varies from CHF 1’000 to 1’400. Salaries for internships completed overseas vary from country to country and the position available.


Entry Requirements

  • RGU MSc International Hospitality Business Management or Global Business Management or equivalent recognised Masters qualification
  • English language skills at a minimum level equal to IELTS 6.0

Intakes

February, August and November. Please contact the Woolich Education admission office for the next intake opportunity.

Course Times

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00 and/or from 14:00 to 17:00 or 19:00. Saturday courses may be offered in some terms from 11:30 to 17:30. Students should plan for 20-30 hours of homework and preparatory reading per week.



Course Content


Semester 1 (6 months)

  • Global Teams in Business
  • Economics in the Global Market
  • Project Management
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-ups
  • Developing New Products and Services
  • Management of Innovation and Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility

Semester 2 (6 months)

  • Internship