The MBA is a professional and skill building post-graduate degree. It applies to graduates who have completed their degrees in any academic discipline. The programme applies the Egyptian system with British standards. Students can complete the degree in two years. The programme covers relevant theories and concepts that enhance the analytical skills and real-life applications. The programme has 18 modules including the track of specialisation, in addition to a dissertation.
The Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science has developed its MBA programme that serves the needs of the local and global community. This MBA will develop students’ knowledge, skills and experience through offering a mix of modules specially designed for the needs of 21st century organisations. The aim of the programme is to help you develop advanced level skills in how to analyse, synthesize, plan, execute and solve problems relevant to the business and management problems faced in today’s world. The programme will also help students to develop an advanced level of competence in conducting research and to plan, execute, define and produce an original piece of research relevant to business challenges they are likely to deal with in the future.
Compulsory and elective MBA modules are delivered on BUE campus in El-Shorouk city. Interactive lectures combined with real-life case studies supported by a strong e-learning system ensure achieving the intended learning outcomes of the programme.
Specialisation of Applied Finance and Economics Modules
Advanced Corporate Finance
Students are required to prepare 20,000 words dissertation in a topic related to their field of specialization. Having completed the compulsory, optional and specialization modules, students are directed to register with a supervisor within the Faculty in order to guide them to complete the dissertation.
The MBA is a professional and skill building post-graduate degree. It applies to graduates who have completed their degrees in any academic discipline. The programme applies the Egyptian and the British credit points system and conforms to quality benchmarks. Participants can complete the degree in two years. The programme covers relevant theories and concepts that allow for enhancing analytical skills and real-life applications. The programme has 18 modules including the track of specialisation, in addition to a dissertation.
+ Is work experience a requirement for applying?
Yes. It is a requirement for joining the MBA programme. Two year work experience is a must
+ How can I apply?
You can initially apply online. Final registration requires passing the English placement and the GMAT tests. Then you should pay a visit to the university campus (the admission office) where you submit your credentials and pay the tuition fees.
+ What kind of documents required?
Original certificate of graduation
Original transcript of taught modules
Copy of National ID or passport
5 photographs size 4×6
Two year letter of experience.
For Non-Egyptian, a letter from the candidate’s embassy acknowledging approval of joining the programm
GMAT & English tests
+ Who reviews my application?
The admission office will review the candidates’ credentials. A committee headed by the director of the MBA will then interview potential candidates once passed the English and the GMAT tests.
+ If something is missing from my application, will it still be reviewed?
Indeed, it will be reviewed and you will be called to continue the missing pieces of information.
+ When will I receive a decision on my application once it is submitted?
The whole process will be very swift once the candidate has taken the placement tests. Because the tests are computerised, passing candidates will be called for an interview within two days.
+ The whole process will be very swift once the candidate has taken the placement tests. Because the tests are computerised, passing candidates will be called for an interview within 2 days and a decision will be made about the registration in two day time.
An English test is required and it is taken on campus. Results will be generated in two day time. Passing the English test does not mean you are accepted yet. You still need to pass the GMAT and the interview.
+ If my application was not accepted, how do I re-apply?
You can reapply in the next cohort after one year and take the tests again
+ What are the Programme's Teaching Timings?
This MBA is taught over two days a week. We have two semesters in the academic year. Cohorts start with the academic year in September.
+ Is there any preference for letters of recommendation?
No preferences for letters of recommendations.
+ If I fail a module, can I repeat it? If I apologize for a semester when can I do it?
Yes you can take the re-sit exam in the next semester. You can also suspend studies for a semester or more provided you have submitted the required documents and filled out the required forms.
+ If I miss an exam, is there another time to sit for it?
Yes you can, however, there are regulations for that.
+ How many semesters and the duration of the MBA?
The academic year is two semesters and the programme can be finished in two years.
+ Can I apologize for a year and then continue?
Yes you can, however, there are regulations for that.
+ Is there a minimum GMAT/GRE score required for admission to the program?
For GMAT, it is 500
+ Will I be permitted to submit GRE scores instead of GMAT scores for my application?
Yes definitely within two years of the original date of exam.
+ Do I have to come to the Campus for my interview?
Yes you have to come to the campus for the interview.
+ Is an interview required for all programs?
Definitely, it is required.
+ As an international student what documents do I need to submit that are different from an Egyptian citizen?
Only a letter from the embassy acknowledging their approval of the commencement of the candidate’s course of study.
+ What exactly defines an “international applicant”?
A non-Egyptian applicant who does not have at least one year residency in Egypt.
+ If I am an international student when should I complete my application?
The application can be filled in online.
+ How do I apply for scholarships? How can I find out about need-based financial aid?
Please Refer to the Admission office.
+ How much is the tuition? And the procedure of payment?
It is 80,000 LE tuition fees, application processing fees and validation fees.
BUE MBA Accreditation
+ Is BUE MBA accredited? Can I pursue later the Masters of Science after this MBA?
It is accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities and validated by London South Bank University. An MSC equivalence is done on case by case basis in the council.
The British University in Egypt
The Faculty of Business Administration,
Economics and Political Science
MBA Student Handbook
This handbook gives general information about the MBA programme policies, procedures and facilities.
Business schools seek to prepare students for senior management roles in business. They do this by exposing them to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resource management. Unlike other Master programmes which provide further specialisation in a very specific topic in a field, an MBA is interdisciplinary drawing from the many fields of behavioral and applied sciences. The Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science established its MBA programme based on a thorough scrutiny of market requirements, a thorough analysis of the gap in the quality of deliverables in other academic bodies and a belief in mission and vision of the British University in Egypt.
Mission and Objectives
The Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science developed an MBA programme that serves the needs of the local and global community. This was done by developing students’ knowledge, skills and behaviour through offering a mix of modules specially designed to be fit for purpose. The aims of the programme are to help students developing an advanced level of competence in the way they analyse, synthesize, plan, execute and solve problems relevant to their specialisation. The programme will also help them developing an advanced level of competence in conducting research; to plan, execute, report, and defend an original piece of research relevant to their specialisation.
On Campus Education
The programme is delivered two days a week. Compulsory and elective MBA modules are delivered on BUE campus in El-Shorouk. Interactive lectures combined with real-life case studies and a strong e-learning system help to achieve the intended learning outcomes of the programme.
The set of sessions specified to cover each module is encompassing a variety of teaching modes and methods that guarantee the inducement of learning. An array of assessment instruments are also employed to ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills. The intention is to provide a framework or intellectual map of the topics and to indicate the implications on the business.
Because the MBA programme is a professional degree, the methodology of teaching depends mainly on interactive learning where students are involved in their learning process. Lectures are changed into discussions, and students and academic staff members become partners in the journey of knowledge gaining. Teaching is enhanced by an e-learning tools that tremendously help students to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
Admission Requirements and Participant’s profile
Admission to the MBA programme is competitive. Potential applicants must:
Hold a university degree in Business Administration/ Management or equivalent. All applicants should have two years of experience.
Foreign students must provide evidence that they have been granted permission to stay in Egypt for a minimum of two years.
Applicants must pass the English placement test, as a particular requirement for the MBA programme. Graduates of BUE and other overseas universities operating in countries where the native language is English are exempted from the placement test.
Applicants must take the GMAT test as a particular requirement for the MBA programme.
Applicants must pass an interview once they have taken the English and the GMAT tests.
Students are required to register annually with the University. Failure to register by 2 weeks of each academic semester may result in the withdrawal of student status.
Fees due are payable by the time of registration on the first two weeks of the academic semester.
The management of tuition fees instalments are guided by the internal BUE regulations.
In order to complete registration, the MBA potential student must:
Submit your original credentials to the Student Affairs Office. This includes:
Original graduation certificate
Transcript of modules taught.
Evidence of payment of due fees.
If the student has any problem paying fees, he/she should go to the Finance Office immediately. If he/she has any problem providing original documents, he/she should go to the Student Affairs Office immediately.
Upon registration, students will receive an ID card and an e-mail address and all the other necessities to start your studies.
Student ID will help them to:
Gain access to the Campus
Use the Library
Prove your student status on and off campus grounds
Request certificates and other services from central administration
The card will be in use for the whole of the programme (Renewed each Academic Year). It remains the property of the University and must be returned when the programme is finished. It is important to:
Keep ID card safe
Carry ID card at all times when on campus
Show ID card to any BUE staff member who asks to see it
Prohibit anyone else to use ID card
If a student loses his/her card, he/she can get a new one from Student Affairs. He/she will have to pay 150LE for a replacement. It is important to remember to tell the Library that the ID card was lost. In case someone else finds it and borrows books in your name, you will be liable for any loss or damage to those books.
Students are therefore asked to log onto the Student Records System (SRS).
Registration will ensure that students are entered for the assessments that they are required to take, and that their transcripts are complete. Students’ co-operation in registering before teaching commences will be very much appreciated.
All official communication to students from the University will be via BUE email address. It is the student responsibility to ensure that his/her account is activated and that it is checked often to collect emails. To activate account, students should go to the IT Support Office, Building (B) 1 floor.
It is in your own interest to inform the Student Affairs Office immediately of any change of permanent or temporary address, email address, mobile or home telephone number. Any notice or correspondence sent to an address held by the University as the student’s address will be considered as received.
In the matter where a lecture is scheduled in a day that is considered an official holiday, the lecturer should compensate the students in another day.
Note that each module is finished in 11 weeks of teaching and the 12th week is for examination.
Note that impaired performance (IP) claims should be submitted otherwise, student will fail the module. Absence Forms should also be submitted sufficient time before the commencement of module examination date.
MBA Programme Structure
The MBA programme follows a pattern, which takes modules as the unit of study. Each module is weighted 10 points. The majority of modules have the weight of 10. The dissertation has a value of 20 points.
The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester comprises 12 weeks including examination periods.
The programme consists of 18 modules + the dissertation. The dissertation is treated as two modules with 20 points. The total credit hours needed to obtain the MBA is 120 credit hours.
MBA Programme Modules
Students should submit their final draft of the dissertation after finishing the 18 modules of the programme. While studying for their modules, they are encouraged to read, collect data in their area of specialisation.
8 Compulsory Modules
Introduction to Economics
Management Accounting & Control
Mathematics & Statistics for Business & Economics
Management Information System
Human Resource Management
6 Elective Modules
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Strategic Human Resource Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Specialisation Track: Marketing
Strategic Marketing in Digital Era
Marketing at the base of the Pyramid
MBA Programme Regulations
Where students are required to select optional modules, they must do so either prior to, or on registering at the start of the relevant semester.
Students may request permission to withdraw from an optional module and register for another; they may be allowed to do so within two weeks of the start of teaching of the relevant semester. Generally, once students register for an optional module, it becomes an integral part of their programme (unless they obtain permission to change option modules).
Students who fail a specific module shall resit for this module and bear for the financial implications. Resitting students shall follow the rules of the MBA programme that are approved by the BUE Senate.
Permission to be absent from any part of a programme for up to 4 sessions, must be obtained from the MBA Director in a reasonable time prior to the intended period of absence.
Absence of students in a specific module exceeding 30% of total number of sessions in any given module will result in the student fail in that specific module and bear for the financial and academic consequence.
All requests for the suspension of studies must be evidenced by appropriate documentation.
Students who wish to terminate their studies must submit a written request to the MBA Director and Student Affairs Office. In the event of withdrawal students are not entitled to a refund of their fees.
The method of module assessment for each module, including the weighting for each assessment, shall be specified in module specification.
A percentage of 100 shall be awarded for each component of assessment.
The minimum overall module percentage for a pass and award of credit at the specified level in each module shall be 50%.
Module codes contain characters that indicate the year of the study, abbreviation of module name.
Some modules have pre-requisites. This means you have to pass the pre-requisite module before being allowed to register for the later module.
All modules are taught in English.
Transfers will be dealt with on an individual basis.
It is academic misconduct for any student in the course of any assessment to engage in one or more of the following activities: Failing to comply with the Rules for the Conduct of Students in Assessments; Failing to comply with the Rules for the Conduct of Students in Examination Halls; Assisting another student to gain an advantage by unfair means, or receiving such assistance, for example by collusion, by impersonation or the passing off of one individual’s work as another’s. This includes undeclared failure to contribute to group coursework assignments; Misleading the examiners by the fabrication or falsification of data; Plagiarism, which is defined by the University as ‘submitting work as the student’s own of which the student is not the author’. This includes failure to acknowledge clearly and explicitly the ideas, words or work of another person whether these are published or unpublished; Engaging in any other activity likely to give an unfair advantage to any student; Inappropriate behaviour during oral examinations and VIVA.
A student must certify, when submitting work for assessment, that the work is his/her own. Students are referred to the Coursework Submission and Statement of Academic Honesty Form
An offence of academic misconduct will be defined as Minor or Major depending on its seriousness and can be referred to in the internal regulations of the MBA programme.
MBA Student progression Routes
The rules concerning student progression and the number of attempts that students may be permitted to pass modules as well as the financial implications of student’s withdrawal from the programme are detailed in the internal academic regulations of the MBA programme
Master of Business Administration MBA in Marketing/Applied Finance & Economics
Note: Validation fees are added to the above fees.
Please complete your registration process firstly with admission office and submission of
payment request to the finance office is a Mandatory to accept your payment.
Methods of Payment:
• Cash (Treasury Office) – Room 112 – Building E
• Cash deposit / bank transfer to our ACC in:
1- Arab African International Bank (AAIB) ACC /517320-3932-002 EGP Swift code / ARAIEGCX
2 – Commercial International Bank (CIB) ACC /100022446597 EGP Swift code / CIBEEGCX165