Program description: The MA in Management program prepares ‘new wave’ managers able to face the challenges of the business environment in an increasingly unpredictable and global marketplace. The program endows students with both the fundamental knowledge and specialized skills essential for success across industries and functions. In short, the program equips the students with the tools needed to responsibly lead, build, and manage successful enterprises.
Taught by both full-time professors and practitioners, the courses are delivered through a case-based lessons and collaborative learning models. Students are therefore trained to analyze, decide, solve problems and suggest changes to reflect the diverse business environment rather than merely know the theory. These will enable students to bring in entrepreneurial spirit, create opportunities and further elevate the competitive advantage of the changing organizations. Students will be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude that will allow them to not just capture opportunity but create it.
Degree: The program leads to a Master of Arts in Management.
Where can you pursue a professional career after the course?
The course offers strong analytical and practical skills to pursue professional careers in managing and leading companies and organizations. The job prospects include broad range of positions in private, governmental and non-governmental sectors some of which are production, manufacturing and services, banking and finance, IT, tourism, health and others.
Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge of advanced management principals, effective communications, awareness of audience needs, understanding of the advanced strategies of competitor, business environment research and analysis, relationships between organisational behaviour and strategic management aspects and awareness of evaluating methods to develop people and manage teams.
Apply feasibility analysis of business ideas and competitor analysis, apply analytical techniques and theories used in the field management and leadership, to organize ideas and performance improvement recommendations in a systematic and critical fashion, use management reporting systems, apply business ethics and good governance practices in daily business operations, analyse balance sheets forecast and plan expenditures.
To apply the acquired knowledge to logically analyse a specified problem in organisational management and suggest most appropriate method for its solution, formulate a coherent strategic developments, examine the implications of culture, inertia, and uncertainty. Be able to understand and critically evaluate scientific articles and official reports in the respective area.
To develop communication skills, be able to exchange argumentative propositions and conclusions, develop effective communication in teams, as well as successful communication with the public.
Able to identify the need to acquire further knowledge and is capable use analytically academic papers and business cases to come to scientific conclusions and recommendations.
Program structure 3+2: Two-year program with a choice of English or Macedonian language delivery. One part of the program provides theoretical background where mainstream theories in the respective domain are presented. Another part is empirical and/or aimed at policymaking, whereby empirical applications are presented, replicated and critically assessed. The program delivery entails a use of research articles, models and/or case studies.
Assessment: The assessment policy of the University is based on the participant learning principle, where learning and assessments are conducted through a combination of case studies and coursework which assess the application of knowledge, with less focus on formal examination. Some of the courses are based on 100% coursework/home assignments.
First year: The first year provides students with the necessary theoretical background in organizational behavior and ethical management, but also opts to incorporate applicative component in each course. The organizational orientations in international management will be in focus of the learning’s as well. Electives enable specialization in operations and project management.
Second year: The second year is geared towards setting entrepreneurial attitude in organizations as well as strategic aspects of planning, marketing practices and managerial accounting. Electives provide skills for leadership orientation and HR in an organization and insights into venture capital markets.
* Only for students who completed their undergraduate studies at the University American College Skopje, and are willing to obtain specialization degree.
Program structure 4+1: One-year program for students who have earned 240 ECTS Bachelor Degree, with a choice of English or Macedonian language delivery
One part of the program provides theoretical background where mainstream theories in the respective domain are presented. Another part is empirical and/or aimed at policymaking, whereby empirical applications are presented, replicated and critically assessed. The program delivery entails a use of research articles, models and/or case studies.
• Business Communication
• Organizational Behavior
• Research Methods for Business
• Managerial Accounting
• Advanced Entrepreneurship
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Strategic Marketing
• Strategic Management
• Master Thesis