Study a Masters of Business Administration with various Specialisations– and become a Business Management Professional!
- Master in just 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
- Ideal for professionals
- Internationally recognized degree
- Career advancement and higher salary
- Distant learning
- Reputable lecturers from the industry
- Practical Expert Knowledge
- Best tuition fees on the higher education market
You have got your Bachelor degree in your pocket and are thriving in your professional life? Now You want to enhance your career, assume further responsibility in a management position, lead teams and contribute to the company’s economical success?
We have got the right Master programs for you – particularly designed for developing your Business Management knowledge skills and competences. Our innovative study concept is ideal for learning the practical and academic fundamentals of business management in only 1.5 years full time or 3 years part-time alongside your job .
Overview of the Master of Business Administration
|Duration of study:||3 semesters (1.5 year) FT or 6 semesters (3 years) PT|
|European Credit Transfer:||90 ECTS points|
|Study model:||Study alongside your job full or part-time|
Online/blended learning format:
|Focus areas:||Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Procurement, Risk Management, Leadership, Development of Leadership Competences, Human Resource Management, Innovation Management, Change Management|
|Study locations:||Malta, Germany: Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Cologne); Switzerland: Berne; Austria: Vienna; Ghana: Accra|
|Quality Seal:||Internationally accredited by the NCFHE (National Commission for Further and Higher Education)|
|Follow-up programs:||Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)|
Business Administration: What is it about?
Business administration is the administration of a specific business sector. It includes all elements of monitoring and supervising the operations that take place inside a business environment and enterprise. business operations. Business Administration also deals with subjects relating to accounting, finance, project management and marketing.
The program addresses students with a certain degree of work experience who already could demonstrate their performance potential. The program enables them to take on more responsibilities in enterprises and institutions. This program allows the participants the opportunity to increase their qualification and judgment through specific specialisations offered by this programme of study. Students learn to manage and control their future responsibilities with focus on results and the optimal use of decision-relevant management information.
The Master of Business Administration program enables participants to find solutions for complex problems in companies and take responsible tasks. The degree program concentrates on the fields of modern management, which allows an increase of qualifications and discernment of the participants.
The goal of the program is for the students to achieve the necessary expertise and skills so that in business practice problem situations can be recognized and understood, and appropriate conceptual solutions can be developed and then successfully implemented.
Recognition and Accreditation of the Study Programme
This programme is accredited by the Maltese National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE). NCFHE deems this study programme to be at level 7 of the Malta Qualification Framework and the European Qualification Framework for Life Long Learning.
Your experience at TRIAGON:
A perfect mixture of online and attendance periods!
Our innovative Web-enhanced face-to-face Learning Concept explained in one sentence: Just as flexible as you are!
This awaits you:
- Optional onsite phases
- Workshops given by experts
- Examples based on case studies
- Individual project works
- Online learning platform for an improved self-study experience
✓ Study flexibly alongside your job:
Balancing between Masters study and work is not always easy. However; our flexible time and place-independent study model focuses on blended learning and combines high-quality didactic and multimedia-based study materials for self-study – this way of learning makes it extremely easier for our students to pursue their academic objectives.
✓ Advantages of online learning:
All modules offer virtual classrooms and webinars via the learning platform. Knowledge, skills and competencies of this study programme are offered through workshops, group work, challenges and other interactive teaching methods. Individual attention is offered by our specialized tutors to guide our students during their learning journey.
✓ Multi media documents for all types of learners:
The multimedia learning materials on our learning platform (video lectures, online tutorials, online tests, audio lecture slides, PDF guides) will enable you to learn efficiently, as they address all types of learners. You will also have full access to the online library which will give you the possibility of further research (a number of books and journals will be at your disposal).
✓ Learning based on case studies for improved decision-making:
Our approach to project-based learning is characterised by a variety of practical- oriented examples in our courses. We offer the possibility to align topics within your programme to your job.
Course of study and study contents in the Master of Business Administration
Our concept of project-based learning provides you with the possibility to individually set your focus areas. It is you to decide which areas and topics you would like to deepen within your respective module.
Possible focus areas:
- Product & Services Management
- Market research
- Intercultural management
- Change management
- Management in SMEs or non-profit organizations
Your modules in the Master of Business Administration
1. Management of Organisations
This module provides learners with an in depth understanding of how organizations are efficiently and effectively designed and structured in a particular situation. The content examines various forms of organizational structures and procedures and how functions and roles are defined in the appropriate organizational context. The module also deals with all major forms of organizations. The links between organizational design, corporate strategy and management tasks are also addressed.
2. Marketing Management
Marketing is the core of an operating business. It is an organizational philosophy and a set of guiding principles for interfacing with customers, competitors, collaborators, and the environment. Marketing entails planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services. It starts with identifying and measuring consumers’ needs and wants, assessing the competitive environment, selecting the most appropriate customer targets and developing marketing strategy and implementation program for an offering that satisfies consumers’ needs better than the competition.
This course is looking into marketing management concepts as well as enhancing participants understanding of the strategies and vehicles involved in implementing an effective marketing plan.
3. Accounting and Finance
This module is uniquely designed to offer students a high-level academic understanding of contemporary developments in financing policy and practice, together with accounting, in an international global context. Students will gain in-depth understanding of the concepts and practice of accounting, business entities, and the financial accounting cycle; construction and interpretation of the financial statements as a communications link between business firms and their stakeholders.
4. Strategic Corporate Management
Strategic corporate management refers to the art of planning your business at the highest possible level. It focuses on building a solid underlying structure to your business that will subsequently be fleshed out through the combined efforts of every individual you employ.
This course considers the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It takes a look at the managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on the information, analyses, organizational processes, and skills and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.
5. Human Resources Management
This course also focuses on the crucial role of effective human resource management in achieving organizational success. It emphasizes the ways human resource management can provide a competitive edge for an organization and be the cornerstone of its corporate strategy.When handled, professionally human resource management helps the organisation to operate cost-effectively in the industries in which it competes and legitimately in the societies in which it is embedded. The course considers the potential of human resource management to enhance organizational flexibility and help create competitive advantage
The students will complete the industry project in a workplace setting and choose a project that involves applied research or knowledge transfer. The project will be innovative, experimental, or exploratory in nature. Activities can range from directed study projects to the preparation of a proposal, project plan and the development of formal deliverables – including a final report demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills in a selected economic sector.
7. Applied Research Methods
Research allow scholars to make sense of the world, to discover why people think and act like they do and how important institutions act. The purpose of this module is to provide you with a broad introduction to the methodological foundations and tools of research.
Most of the module will focus on the fundamentals of quantitative social science and applied research as well as explore qualitative research. You will learn how to identify problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects. The course focuses on practical skills for conducting and evaluating empirical and quantitative research. It covers the most widely used statistics as well as the statistical software (SPSS).
Specialisation 1 – Accounting and Finance
- Management Accounting and Controlling
Management Accounting& Controlling seeks to establish value for the organization by way of managing resources, activities and individuals to achieve the organization’s goals. Management accounting systems can be effective tools that will be used in providing information that is needful in making decisions at all levels in the organization.This course offers an introduction to the basics of management accounting. Topics include cost accounting terminology, job costing, process costing, activity-based costing, activity-based management, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, standard costing, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, variable costing, transfer pricing, and decision making.
- Corporate Finance
This course outlines the role of financial management as an interdepartmental function, supporting all units of the company in creating value. The course’s goal is to develop the theoretical and practical tools essential to the execution of Corporate Finance activities. The course serves the dual purpose of reviewing fundamental finance principles and mechanics introduced in previous Finance courses, and introducing extensions of those tools and presents different financial instruments. The course will also develop analytical skills for evaluating strategic and investment decisions. Students build the knowledge and skills critical to the corporate finance.
- International Financial Reporting
broadens students’ horizons by examining the regulations, technques and debates surrounding topics such as: fair value accounting; accounting for financial instruments; revenue recognition; intangible assets, and accounting in specialist sectors. Students are also introduced to accounting for capital reconstruction. The increasing importance of accounting narratives and imagery in annual reports is also explored. The course reviews ways of analysing the corporate report and introduces new techniques for analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
Specialisation 2 – Project Management
- Adcanced Project Management Tools and Practices
As a management discipline, Project Management has evolved in order to enable managers to successfully plan, coordinate and control the often complex and diverse activities of modern industrial and commercial projects. Projects can range from organizing a company’s move into new premises to such activities as the building of a multimillion dollar petrochemical plant, the development of a new hotel complex, or the implementation of a new computer system. The ability to manage projects is an essential skill which major employers expect their senior and middle managers to possess.This course is designed to expose participants to the advanced concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. This course is extremely comprehensive, covering the key processes and core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.
- Project Risk Management
The risk management course addresses the project risk management processes of identification, analysis, response development and control. Students are provided with theory and practices on a risk management processes (risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control) with emphasizes on developing the risk register.Risk planning is discussed and practiced.
As an integral part of the overall project planning sequence, risk identification involves hands on practice using case studies. Identified risks, are subjected to both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to identify the most important risk, quantify their probability of occurrence and impact. Response plans for influential risks are developed and analyzed.
- Contract and Procurement Management
The course is designed to help participants manage the procurement aspects of projects. Topics covered include planning the procurement process, developing procurement, scope of works, request for proposal, supplier selection, competitive bidding, process negotiation, teaming arrangements and subcontractor management.
The course also covers selecting the proper contract type and explains the strength and weaknesses of all possible contract approaches. Managing procurement risks is given in-depth treatment. The related legal aspects of project procurement are covered.
Specialisation 3 – International Management
- International Politics and Law
The course will serve as a general introduction to international politics and law. The aim of the course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the ‘working assumptions’ behind international law and how these perform against the backdrop of real-life international politics. It will address five issues: the evolving of the international political order into international organizations; the central features and principles of international law and how these set it apart from municipal law; the subjects of international law; the sources of international law (treaties, customs and general principles); and implementation of international obligations and state responsibility in public international law.
- International Business Relation
Globalization and the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the workplace require culturally-aware managers in both domestic and international markets. This course focuses on cross-cultural skills which may be utilized to improve business relations within an international context. Further the course is designed to meet the private and public sector managers with experience in international trade.
- Intercultural Competence and Communication
The understanding of the concept of intercultural competence as part of the communicative language competence is essential. The overall goal of this course is to equip students with the tools, which will enable them to gain greater awareness of their own cultural values and/or intercultural issues, to develop a “working knowledge” of the “target culture” and to develop an understanding of the process of communicating across cultural boundaries.
This course will review integral components, means and elements of intercultural competence that results in improved achievements and assist each students in becoming effective in their work and communications.
The concept of intercultural competence will be studies in the context of culture and in the context of specific situations. As a consequent, the course is also designed to study values, beliefs and behaviours that create the concept of culture and means of verbal and non-verbal communication addressing students’ needs, interests and diversity.
Specialisation 4 – Marketing Management
- Strategic Marketing
Strategic Marketing is an intensive immersion course designed to develop skills in formulating and implementing marketing strategies for brands and businesses.Additionally the course focuses on helping the students to refine their skills in developing a marketing strategy and seeing how the marketing tactics selected need to be in alignment with that strategy. The focus lies esspecially on issues such as the selection of which businesses and segments to compete in, how to allocate resources across businesses, segments, and elements of the marketing mix, how to launch new products into the market, as well as other significant strategic issues facing today’s managers in a dynamic competitive environment.
- Data Analyses for Marketing Decisions
Nowadays companies have access to a variety of different data that have huge implications for marketing. Such data may include in-store and online customer transactions, customer surveys as well as prices and advertising. This course wants to apply real world data from various industries and ensure that sudents are familiar with the relevant data sources and techniques, commonly employed in making effective marketing decisions. The course involves formulating critical managerial problems, developing relevant hypotheses, analyzing data and, most importantly, drawing inferences and telling convincing narratives, with a view of yielding actionable results.
- Case Studies in Digital Marketing
This course is designed to facilitate student-centered, active and investigative learning. Case-based instructional strategies are used to introduce and explore the core concepts of digital marketing and apply these concepts to realistic situations. Through the lens of diverse case problems, students develop a framework for identifying and applying digital marketing concepts to diverse industry issues. The case study seminars are filled with current practice related contents of specific industry/sector problems. The participants get a well-founded introduction into a praxis related problem and then work on solutions either individually or in a group.
Specialisation 5 – Human Resources Management
- Strategic Human Resources Managemen
The relevance of strategic management in human resources to the success of businesses and non-profit organisations is crucual. Therefore this course aims to teach students to effectively lead and manage the most valuable and most complex resource of any organization in a dynamic global and chellanging environment with a strategic approach.
Paramount to achieving and sustaining competitive advantage is the alignment of human resource strategies with business and operational strategies. Emphasized is a rich understanding of the integral role human resource and strategy plays in achieving business and organizational goals in an international environment.
- Labour and Employer Relations
Globalization, growing workforce diversity, new technologies and new forms of work, alternative compensation schemes, and the changing role of unions are just some of the challenges facing employees and employers in the dynamic field of human resources.
Studying in labor and employment relations can help you understand all aspects of the employment relationship in order to help your organization value its most important asset — its workforce. This includes the fundamentals of labor markets, labor economics and how economic systems influence workers as well as psychology aspects thathave a stong impact on employment and labor relations.
- Terms and Leadership Development
This moddule will address the general principles of team- and leader development, particularly focusing on processes that build the capacities of groups in organizations. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates capable of applying knowledge, critical analysis, improvement strategies and research to common challenges encountered in business, community, educational and non-profit organizations.
This program will help to develope a strategic mindset, business expertise, and creative instincts, all grounded in a foundation of ethics and professionalism.
Specialisation 6 – Business Psychology
- Introduction to Designing Work and Organisation in the Digital Era
The module explores the application of psychology to a wide range of issues relating to work and organizations. The module provides students with basic work and organizational psychology knowledge. This module is designed to show the importance of the field and the role of organizational psychologists in helping organizations to perform better in a digital era. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the challenges faced when evaluating or designing new jobs or tasks for individuals and teams in an organization.
- Advanced topics in the Area of Designing Work and Organisation in the Digital Era
In this course students will understand how firms are organized, what factors must be taken into account in making critical design decisions, and what role managers play in making these. This module will provide students with the psychological background and knowledge to undertake organisation and workplace development at an advanced level and from an explicit digitalization perspective. In addition, the module provide students with theoretical and practical appreciation on the importance of strategic change effort which helps organisations to achieve greater effectiveness, and function efficiently in today’s increasingly interdependent, complex and competitive and digital world.
- Current topics of Applying Work and Organisation design in the Digital Era
The module focuses on current topics of applied work and organizational design in the digital transformation process. During the course, students will learn the current concepts of work design: workspaces and work characteristics as contextual demands in knowledge work, how to analyse these demands, what kinds of enabling resources there are in work systems, how to design work environments and knowledge work by involving employees by individual and collective job crafting. The aim is to develop work in a sustainable manner to guarantee both the development of human potential, motivation, engagement and organizational productivity using up-to-date approaches. In addition, students will be able to design the coordination, control, and performance measurement systems to manage an organization in the digital era.
Specialisation 7 – Sector Specific Studies
- Emerging Issues and trend in specific sectors
Due to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s global market place, it is necessary to examine upcoming future trends that may impact businesses.
Technological change affects more than productivity, employment, and income inequality. It also creates opportunities for changes in the nature of work itself. Numerous studies have shown how a variety of new technologies have altered the way work is performed, the roles that workers play in a firm’s division of labour, and the way these changing roles alter the structure of organizations.
This course examines a framework to address the emerging issues and trends that have the potential to significantly influence the future direction of the world and on specific sectors particularly.
- Challenges For Selected Industries
This capstone course requires students to apply their knowledge and skills to authentic industry issues and challenges.
The aim of this module is to develop the ability to use a scientific and practical approach to deal with key challenges confronting selected industries. As business problems become increasingly complex, managers need to approach decision making systematically and analytically. The methods covered in this course provide such a useful framework and techniques for structuring and solving a variety of corporate problems.
This problem based learning experience will develop management skills, teamwork, and communication skills critical to their professional life and marketable industry competencies. The course will expose students to the varied challenges encountered in diverse organizations. Students will be required conduct a critical analyses of the challenges faced by some selected organizations and proposer solutions where necessary.
- Case Studies of Selected Industries or Sectors
This course is designed to facilitate student-centered, active and investigative learning. Case-based instructional strategies are used to introduce and explore the core concepts of business management and apply these concepts to realistic situations in selected industries or sectors. Through the lens of diverse case problems, students develop a framework for identifying and applying business management concepts to diverse industry issues. The case study seminars are filled with current praxis related contents of specific industry/sector problems. The participants get a well-founded introduction into a praxis related problem and then work on solution approaches either individually or in a group
- MBA Thesis
The module is framed in terms of a dissertation. The student undertakes an enquiry into a topic of his or her own choice and, based on this enquiry, develops an extended critical study. The module involves individual supervision designed to support the student’s ambitions and confidence in becoming an independent learner, building on techniques and knowledge developed in previous years, and providing scope for initiative and development. The dissertation demonstrates the student’s ability to thoroughly research a topic, use appropriate methods of investigation, and work methodically and productively.
The subject matter of the dissertation can be practical, theoretical, technical, or historical, should be closely related to the student’s main field of study and be complimentary to their practice. In case the Student creates a practical work, it should be brought into academic scientific context which is further elaborated in the written assessment. The dissertation may be professionally oriented and include field-work or it might be academic and theoretical in its source material and methodology. Its form and approach can reflect a broad range of discipline-specific approaches based on discussion and agreement with the supervisor and/or course leader.
Students may develop their topic independently or, as an option, within a specific dissertation Interest or Subject Group.
Campus locations: Where can I study the Master of Business Administration at TRIAGON?
For those students who wish to conduct their study in an onsite traditional mode, This programme is offered at all of our TRIAGON approved campuses. Our Campuses are in Malta, Germany (Ismaning near Munich, Berlin, and Unna near Cologne), Austria (Vienna) and Ghana (Accra). At all sites, you will find:
- Modern campus facilities with attractive seminar rooms
- Multi media equipment
- Very good trafic connection to the city center
Steinheilstraße 4 – 8, 85737 Ismaning
Wellersbergplatz 1, 59427 Unna Germany
Vulkanstraße 1, 10367 Berlin
Seestradtstraße 27, 1220 Wien Austria
18th Avenue Maccarthy Hill Accra, Accra Ghana
Target group and personal requirements
The Master in Business Administration is aimed students who already have a certain degree of experience in management (both at junior and at senior levels) and want to further a career in an area of Business Administration through various specialisations offered in this programme. Tis study programme is also aime at (prospective) executives who bring their first management experience (for example for teams or projects). Since the coursework is closely based on professional practice and entrepreneurial activities, you should be working. Alternatively, you can also use the program if you are seeking self-employment or if you are in a vocational orientation and further training phase with an internship If you want to become a business manager, this is the right programme for you.
A certain amount of time can pass between the Bachelor and the Master. Despite changing circumstances, you can continue studying at the Triagon. We have considered many things; however, TRIAGON has set itself the goal of enabling as many people as possible to study. Our flexible study model offers many opportunities for different life situations:
- Studying at the age of 30 or above
- Studying as a Parent
- Studying with disabilities
Other helpful features would be:
- Business knowledge
- Identification with responsible activities (esp. Personnel management and management)
- Good self and time management for the phases of your self-study
- Openness and willingness to learn through self-reflection, analysis, feedback, supervision
Career in Management
Where do Managers work?
Graduates of the degree program work in all sectors, from small private companies to internationally operating corporate groups in responsible positions
Possible fields of employment are industrial and commercial enterprises, banking and finance, insurance, construction and real estate, internet, media, IT companies, event management, tourism; as well as in the field of management consulting, services, non-profit organizations and associations.
What tasks do Managers take on?
The areas of responsibility of a graduate are highly dependent on the size of the company and the company structure in addition to the professional experience and personal suitability. In general, the smaller the company, the faster you can qualify for management, top management and executive positions.
Managers are active in all areas and departments of the company. They are responsible for personnel teams and organizational units.
The tasks are numerous, the core is:
- Planning the company goals and positioning the company
- Human resources and personnel management
- Control of the business organization and the added value process
- Strategy development (e.g., corporate strategy, brand strategy)
- Execution of economic (analysis) methods (for example industry analysis, competitive analysis, portfolio analysis, financing and investment calculations)
What are the future opportunities of Managers?
The chances for the future are very good as you can work as a graduate in all sectors and in different professional fields. You are qualified for all tasks of corporate management, corporate planning and development, which allows you a wide range of tasks.
You can currently find particularly good entry opportunities in the financial, trade, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors and in the professional fields of purchasing, marketing, human resources or IT.
What do Managers earn?
Your salary after the master depends i.e. from the industry, the size of the company and the form of the employer. Other decisive factors are your previous (leadership) experience and not least the region in which you want to gain a foothold in your career.
Your starting salary may differ significantly from that of a Bachelor graduate. After completing your Masters, it will probably be on a scale of € 36,000 to € 50,000, with your salary opportunities increasing with increasing responsibility, especially in the next four to five years can rise rapidly.
Applicants must satisfy the following General Entry Requirements for admission:
Bachelor Degree (at least second class honours) from Triagon or any other recognized institution and one year of work experience* or
Equivalent Professional Qualifications from a recognized institution, plus a Minimum Two Years Corporate Experience or
aged twenty-six years or over and be in possession of a higher diploma or a diploma from a university comprising not less than 90 ECTS credits in a related area with at least a Merit classification, or equivalent qualifications. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate through an interview that they are able to follow the Course with profit.**
Students must produce evidence of language proficiency at a C2 level referred to CEFR in the language of instruction. language proficiency must be demonstrated through an independent testing agency, such as IELTS.
*Applicants with non-business degree may be required to take additional preparatory courses.
** These applicants may also be required to successfully complete a Preparatory Programme consisting of study-units od up to 30 credits prior to their registration as regular students on the course – this will depend on the outcome of the interview