UNIABIDJAN SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
The MBA in Financial Management enables students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of financial theory: market finance, corporate finance, banking and insurance. It will enable students to analyse the organization of financial systems at the national and international levels; to understand and explain the interrelationships between the national and international financial environment in which administrations, public authorities and organizations make their decisions.
On the other hand, in terms of skills, it will enable them to design, through financial engineering, financial packages and innovative financial products useful to companies and financial market players; to manage risk in financial institutions, to analyse the evolution of the prices of listed financial securities, negotiated in trading rooms, etc.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Master corporate and market finance, understand the functioning of financial institutions and financial markets,
- Carry out all financial operations of a company or a financial institution, perform complex financial analyses,
- Act as financiers of financial institutions and companies, excel in the banking and insurance professions: credit analysts, financial advisors, actuaries, auditors, investment managers, operations managers, account managers, financial managers, etc.
Thus, the program is structured around the following three axes:
- Transmitting the basic knowledge and concepts of the main accounting and finance disciplines,
- Familiarizing oneself with the techniques necessary for the practice of these disciplines, and finally,
- Putting these disciplines into perspective with the existing economic, financial and legal environment.
The pedagogical method used in this Program is that of case studies, an inductive method that allows students, through the study of real business situations, to move from just concept to concrete. The pedagogical organization is designed to enable students become familiar with all the major functions of the company.
Modules of seminars and conferences on the personal development of students integrated into the program provide opportunities to strengthen the financial and managerial skills, legal, responsibility, ethics and personal development of students.
- To be eligible for the UNIABIDJAN MBA Program, an applicant must have: A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised college, degree awarding polytechnic and university.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00
- At least one year of professional work experience
- Two letters of recommendation, one from education and one from industry, on company letterhead.
- Applicants who have a degree from a non-English-language institution submit a certificate of language proficiency and prove such during an entry test.
POST ADMISSION BENCHMARKS
After admission, MBA students must meet up with the following conditions to graduate:
- Pass all courses with a minimum grade of “C” and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Successfully complete all required coursework and key assessments
The UNIABIDJAN MBA is a hybrid program with concentrations in Finance and Marketing Management. It offers a blended learning format of online and face-to-face courses and is specifically designed for the working professional and those seeking better opportunity placement in the job market. The on-campus courses will be offered on Fridays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 3:30pm.
The UNIABIDJAN MBA will require the successful completion of minimum of 36 credit hours which can be completed in 18 months or less. Courses will be offered according to the established academic calendar.
Transfer Credits: Graduate students may transfer from recognised business school for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program.
Cause for Probation and/or Dismissal from the UNIABIDJAN MBA Program
The following can result in an intervention plan and/or dismissal from the program:
- Insubordination to Program and/or university personnel;
- Failure to comply with the rules and regulation or policies which leads to concerns by the institution administrator. (This applies to actions outside the classroom as well as in the classroom.);
- Failure to pay fees in a timely manner;
- History of excessive absences or tardiness;
- Falsification of information or documents;
- Failure to maintain GPA requirements;
- Failure to comply with instruction requirements;
- Failure to complete all program requirements within three (3) years of first semester of enrolment. This will result in automatic dismissal with no intervention plan.
For learners whose level in English is not up to that of a native speaker, the practice of English by students is a permanent concern of UNIABIDJAN, which justifies the existence of a Language Laboratory. From the first to the last year of the curriculum, students progress through a program of English instruction that takes them, after an initial test, from beginners to intermediate to specialty English.
REGISTRATION AND RECORDS
Each semester after final examinations, instructors post a grade for each student by university deadlines. The grades are entered into MyUNIABIDJAN and will be available for students to view and/or print by going to MyUNIABIDJAN and entering their login information and password. The instructor may assign a weight to a letter grade; however, the common letter grades and points are:
100 – 90
89 – 80
79 – 70
69 – 60
Minimally Passing Not
transferable or accepted in major
59 and below
A student may be withdrawn from the University for the following reasons:
The Office of the Registrar will not change the name or date of birth for any student who is no longer officially registered or who has graduated.
Prospective Candidates for Graduation
Change of Address
Change of Student Record
Students are required to register each semester during the time designated in the University calendar. Students are considered registered when all financial obligations to the University are satisfied. All MBA students must consult with the office of the Registrar to register.
Late registration is possible in emergency situations but is not recommended. No student may register for a course after the start of classes without the approval of university management through the Registrar. Any absences incurred due to late registration (or late add) may be counted against the student’s attendance record for the course, and any work missed must be made up to the satisfaction of the faculty member involved. Further, the student is required to pay a fee for late registration.
The Account Department (under the Office of the Registrar) is responsible for the management of the financial affairs of the University. It maintains all records of student charges and is responsible for the accurate and timely posting of institutional, personal, and other funds to students’ accounts. Questions related to fees, charges, payments, and other such matters should be directed to this department.
Schedule of Tuition and Fees
The schedule of tuition and fees represents University charges. Tuition and fees are to be paid at the time of registration. All payments for tuition and fees should be made into the university’s bank account:
Name: The University of Abidjan
Account number: CI163 01202 000000198150 26
Refunds to Students
Generally, all payments made are non-refundable. However, a prorated amount for actual weeks of attendance prior to withdrawal from the University maybe considered in extremely exceptional cases on the discretion of the University Management. The refund will be calculated based on the following schedules:
Withdraw within first week of classes 30% 70%
Withdraw within second week of classes 50% 50%
Withdraw within third week of classes 60% 40%
Withdraw within fourth week of classes 80% 20%
Withdraw after fourth week of classes 100% None
Financial and Management Accounting
Marketing of Financial Services
International Banking and Finance
Taxation Theory and Practice
Global Economic Environment
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business for Managers
Strategic Leadership and Management
Investment Analyses and Portfolio Management
Management of Financial Institutions
Micro and Small Business Finance
Quantitative Techniques for Financial Decisions
Advanced Theory of Corporate Finance
Advanced Cost and Management Accounting
Auditing Principles and Practice
Research Methods for Management
Advanced Auditing Principles and Practice
Research Methods and Econometrics
Contemporary Issues in Finance
Contemporary Issues in Banking
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Thesis Writing & Jury Defence