Mini-Master of Business Administration Catalogue

Business Administration is the management of an organisation’s resources, time, and people to achieve its goals and objectives.

The Mini-Master of Business Administration (Mini-MBA) is a shorter, condensed version of the traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. It typically provides an overview of key business concepts, methods, and practices in a shorter timeframe, making it suitable for individuals who want to gain foundational knowledge in business administration but may not have the time or resources to commit to a full MBA programme. The Mini-MBA covers essential topics such as management, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy, offering participants valuable insights and skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.


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Programme Description

This programme is a 3-month (12-week) online certificate course designed for individuals seeking to acquire essential business administration skills specifically tailored for healthcare practice management. It aims to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to enhance excellence and quality care, ultimately supporting favourable patient outcomes.

Programme Objectives

1. To educate learners on the basic principles and practice of Business Administration in healthcare

2. To produce graduates who would improve healthcare through excellence and quality care, ultimately supporting favourable patient outcomes.

3. To equip learners for future professional development, self-actualization, and practice management

4. To educate learners on the ability to cooperate with individuals, teams or groups and specialists in the business of healthcare

Teaching Target

The teaching target of the Mini-Master of Business Administration (mMBA) programme is to help learners to grasp the basic knowledge and skills needed to master the basic techniques of business administration, manage a health facility, and establish the foundation for a sound managerial and capitalist entrepreneurial health engagement enterprise.

Specialisations

1. Healthcare Management

2. Clinical Research

Courses

mMBA in Healthcare Management

Healthcare management is a multifaceted field dedicated to overseeing and improving the delivery of healthcare services. It involves coordinating and directing medical services, managing healthcare facilities, and ensuring efficient and effective patient care. Healthcare managers work to optimise operational performance, develop and implement policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with healthcare regulations. They play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of care, improving patient outcomes, and maintaining the financial health of healthcare institutions.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC6-611 3 Foundations of Healthcare Management
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC1-012 3 Fundamentals of Management
PC1-013 3 Processes, Artificial Intelligence, and Quality Improvement
PC6-612 3 Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain Management
PC6-613 3 Health Economics and Finance Management
BUS 101 1 Product Management
BUS 102 1 Business Strategy
BUS 103 1 Sales and Marketing
BUS 104 2 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
BUS 105 1 Business Accountability & Ethics
PC6-619 6 mMBA Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication, and Seminar)
T. CREDITS 30 USCH (60 ECTS)
Other components of the mMB curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings
WBN17 0 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

mMBA in Clinical Research 

Clinical research is a diverse field focused on investigating medical treatments, interventions, and outcomes to improve patient care. It involves designing and conducting clinical trials, collecting and analysing data, and ensuring adherence to ethical and regulatory standards. Clinical researchers work to develop new treatments, evaluate the efficacy and safety of existing therapies, and contribute to medical knowledge. Their work is essential in advancing medical science, enhancing treatment protocols, and ultimately improving patient outcomes.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC6-614 3 Foundations of Clinical Research
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC6-615 3 Clinical Trial Design and Management
PC6-616 3 Biostatistics for Clinical Research
PC6-617 3 Clinical Data Management
PC6-618 3 Project Management in Clinical Research
BUS 101 1 Product Management
BUS 102 1 Business Strategy
BUS 103 1 Sales and Marketing
BUS 104 2 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
BUS 105 1 Business Accountability & Ethics
PC6-620 6 mMBA Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication, and Seminar)
T. CREDITS  30 USCH (60 ECTS)
 Other components of the mMBA curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings
WBN17 0 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

How we teach these courses and modules

This programe is taught and assessed entirely (100%) online/ODL.

We utilise the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction, using the best available, cost-effective media (WhatsApp, Telegram, & YouTube).

  1. We assign pre-recorded lecture audios and videos and other resources as homework to be watched or engaged before class.
  2. Students make their own notes or jot down major points and may also consult materials outside of school resources for better understanding of lessons and to enrich their notes/jottings.
  3. We spend classroom time on valuable activities like review of lecture and/or other resources, discussions, Q & A, real-life applications, and projects.
  4. For each course, live interactive sessions hold as scheduled in the Programme’s Roadmap. Each session runs for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  5. There are regular (weekly) academic webinars that support learning and career/business development.
  6. The capstone (practicum/field work) summarises the overall achievement in the programme.
  7. Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday

mMBA Enrolment Fee

  1. The Gambia: D18,060 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N300,625 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $300 (USD)

EF Payment Plans

  • Plan 1: pay all EF before resumption
  • Plan 2: pay 50% of EF before resumption and pay the rest 50% one month after the first payment. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D62 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N1,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $1 (USD)
  • Plan 3: Pay 1/3rd of EF before resumption, pay another 1/3rd one month after resumption, and pay the last 1/3rd two months after resumption. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D124 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N2,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $2 (USD)

*Each admitted student should endeavour to inform the Finance Unit (+220-288-6490 – WhatsApp; [email protected]) about  their chosen EF Payment plan.

**Failure of a student to keep to the specific requirements of their chosen EF payment plan results in the termination of all learning activities for the defaulting student.


Requirements for mMBA programme

1. Interest in the programme

2. Possession of a relevant degree or its equivalent recognised by the school’s Oversight and Academic Board (OAB)

3. Ability to communicate effectively in the English Language

4. Payment of the Admission Processing Fee

  • The Gambia: D600 (GMD)
  • Nigeria: N7,150 (NGN)
  • Other countries: $10 (USD)

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Prospects after Taking this Programme

After taking this course, a learner should be able to

  1. Manifest increased business administration a and healthcare knowledge and skills
  2. Land a new job or promotion, or enhance their CV
  3. Possess sharpened skills
  4. Attract a salary raise
  5. Start or manage a healthcare facility/business/organisation or improve the revenue generation, organisation, and operations of an existing healthcare facility
  6. Enhance the operations of their own business/organisation or their present work place
  7. Use their knowledge and skills to manage any health facility or project
  8. Help society better or give back to society

Available Cohorts 

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