Rationale for the Programme

The CEMBA/CEMPA programmes are offered by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). The COL is an intergovernmental organisation, with headquarters in Vancouver, with a mandate to widen opportunities for learning in the Commonwealth member states by promoting the development and sharing of ODL resources and communications technologies.

The CEMBA/CEMPA is an applied and tiered master’s programme offered at three levels, described as entry and exit points. The programme of study is broken down as follows:

Level 1: Diploma - 48 Credits.

Level 2: Graduate Diploma- 60 Credits.

Level 3: Degree - 90 Credits.

Students will enter at the Diploma level and may choose to exit at the end of the Diploma programme or proceed to the Graduate Diploma programme.  This option is also available at the Graduate Diploma level.  Learners who complete all of the course and project requirements will be awarded the degree.

 

Programme Structure

The CEMBA/CEMPA Programmeconsist of four components:

  1. Core Courses

  2. Specialist Compulsory Courses
  • Elective Course

  1. Required Courses 


In order to complete the programme, the candidates will need to take 15 courses in total, comprising of 8 core courses, 2 specialist compulsory courses, 3 elective courses and 2 required courses.

  1. Core Courses

The CEMBA and CEMPA streams share the following core courses:

  • Managing Information Systems
  • Management in Organisations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Public Systems Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  1. Specialist Compulsory Courses

Each stream has two (2) specialist compulsory courses.

CEMBA stream:

(1) Strategic Management

(2) Quality Management

CEMPA stream:

(1)  Public Policy

(2)  Development Planning and Administration

  • Electives

These electives are SHARED between the CEMBA and CEMPA streams:

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Contemporary Administrative Systems
  • Disaster Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Business Ethics
  1. Required Courses

There are two required courses:

(1) Research Methods

(2) Project

Comparison between CEMBA and CEMPA

 

CEMBA

CEMPA

Core Courses

8 courses from the Core Courses List

6 courses from the Core Courses List +

·         Public Systems Management

·         Management in Organisations

Specialist Compulsory

  • Strategic Management
  • Quality Management
  • Public Policy
  • Development Planning and Administration

Electives

3 courses from the Electives List

3 courses from the Electives List

Required Courses

Research Methods 

Research Project

Research Methods  Project

CEMBA/CEMPA Course Structure

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Points

 

CEMBA

CEMPA

 

Year 1      Semester 1

MI311

Managing Information Systems

Managing Information Systems

6

MO311

Management in Organisations

Management in Organisations

6

HR311

Managing Human Resources

Managing Human Resources

6

OM311

Operations Management

Operations Management

6

Year 1      Semester 2 – CHOICE OF FOUR COURSES

EP312

Economic Environment of Business

Economic Environment of Business

6

PS312

Public Systems Management

Public Systems Management

6

MM312

Marketing Management

Marketing Management

6

AF312

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

6

QT312

Quantitative Techniques

Quantitative Techniques

6

Year 2      Semester 1

SM321

Strategic Management

PP321 Public Policy

6

QM321

Quality Management

DP321 Development Planning and Administration

6

PM321

Project Management

Project Management

6

CA321

Contemporary Administrative Systems

Contemporary Administrative Systems

6

Year 2      Semester 2

DM322

Disaster Management

Disaster Management

6

RM322

Research Methods

Research Methods

6

RM320

Research Project

Research Project

6

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