Monday, December 13, 2010

Ifugao & Akamai Dual MBA

Earn Two International
MBA Degrees in one program …

Degree Awarded By :

Ifugao State University
Ifugao Province, Philippines
A Philippines government funded public university establish in 1920

Akamai University
Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002

“The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

-Alvin Tofler

EDS Business School, Malaysia, an international award winning executive development school is proud to offer the Dual MBA program. Participants in the Dual MBA program will graduate with two degrees: one each from Ifugao State University (IFSU), Philippines and Akamai University (AU), Hawaii, USA.

The collaborative Akamai University, USA, and Ifugao State University programs combine three key elements of success for business, academic, and nonprofit executives, facing the ever-changing competitive global environment:

• The traditions of academic excellence of Ifugao State University, founded in 1920.
• The strength of Akamai University's recognized leadership in contemporary cross-border education and practical non-traditional executive open learning programs, and
• The award-winning support of EDS Business School's world-class faculty team who offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides learners with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

The Advantages of a Dual Degree Program
Globalization has changed the career market forever. People are increasingly being employed to work anywhere in the world, requiring international competencies, familiarity with global markets, and a capacity to function in a cross-cultural global community. Graduates with the dual MBA degrees from Asia and USA will have these great advantages, demonstrating superior cross-cultural business aptitude, which assures career competitiveness across the contemporary global market.

The Dual IFSU and AU’s MBA Program has been carefully designed to be convenient, appropriate, integrating and building upon the student’s prior work experience and current professional pursuits. The Dual MBA provides a choice of contemporary learning approaches to suit the student and his employer.

Rather than interrupting a student’s career, this Dual MBA Program is designed to support and enhance it by structuring greater knowledge and understanding, new skills and qualifications, while fully engaged with their current professional pursuits. Students are guided in conducting employment-related scholarly research for the purpose of improving business systems and strategies. This is a highly cost effective way to gain new insights and skills, the latest information and competencies, and valuable qualifications.

 Bachelor Degree or equivalent professional qualification with two years of working experience,
 In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, applicants will be considered with a recognized Business Diploma (Associate Degree) and a minimum of five years of working experience. Such applicants will be required to submit appropriate letters of recommendation verifying they have the necessary capability and motivation to successfully complete the program within the allotted time span. Applicants accepted in the absence of the Bachelor's degree will be required by the University to add missing foundational elements to the minimum program, as a condition for admission.
 English ability equivalent to TOEFL 500 points.

Minimum Duration: 12 months

The minimum credit requirement for a MBA Degree is 40 credits beyond the Bachelor degree, as outlines below. Students are required to attend all of the tutorial seminars and successfully complete all the coursework assignments within a timely manner, achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Core Modules (Required: 24 credits)
Select any six modules:
MB 519: Business Research (4 credits)
MB 535: Financial Management (4 credits)
MB 536: Marketing Management (4 credits)
MB 534: Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
MB 546: Project Management (4 credits)
MB 548: Strategic Planning & Implementation (4 credits)
MB 584: Creating a Sustainable World Class Organization (4 credits)

Concentration Modules (Required: 12 credits)
Select any three modules:
MB 550: Logistics & Supply Chain Management (4 credits)
MB 571: Customer Relationship Management (4 credits)
MB 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
MB 593: Managing Risk & Investment Strategies (4 credits)
MB 594: Management Leadership Dynamic (4 credits)

Independent Guided Studies (Required: 4 credits)
MB 585: Management Report on Field Study (2 credits)
MB 591: Professional Portfolio Project (2 credits)

Attendance Required
Students are required to attend all support seminars and to submit assignments in a timely manner. A maximum 60 days is allowed for submission of all assignments following the residential seminars. Should students experience health problems, work-related issues, or family emergencies, they may request a 30-day extension in writing by email, fax, or post, to be received at EDS within seven days beyond the assignment due dates.

Students receiving approval for extensions must submit completed assignments for the modules, to be received by EDS prior to the expiration of the extension or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. Should a student not submit assignments in the 60 day time allotted and fail to submit in writing for the extension as stated, EDS is required to submit a letter of academic probation. The letter of academic probation shall require the students submit the late assignments within 14 days or receive a grade of non-completion (NC) for the module. A grade of non-completion (NC) will require the student to re-enroll and retake the module, to remain in good standing toward their degree.

In cooperation with Akamai University and Ifugao State University, EDS Business School is offering a special tuition fee for the first 50 applicants who successfully enroll in the Dual MBA Program.

The Dual MBA tuition fee is US$4,600 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$4,900 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second payment of the balance in full before attending the 2nd residential studies in Penang, Malaysia.

Core Modules – Residential Fees
For the Core Modules participants required to attend two residential studies in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

Concentration Modules – Residential Fees
For the Concentration Modules participants required to attend one residential study in Penang, Malaysia. Each residential session consist of 6 days of studies and 1 day of field studies. The fee for each residential is USD690 for twin-sharing accommodation and USD860 for single occupancy accommodation.

Dual MBA Brochure >>> Click Here
IFSU MBA Application Form >>> Click Here
Akamai MBA Application Form >>> Click Here

For further information, kindly contact:


Main Campus, Nayon, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao, Philippines
Tel: +63917-5782362

187 Kino`ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA
Tel: 1 (808) 934-8793 (International)
Fax: 1 (808) 443-0445 (International)

48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398-4306 Fax: +604-3909766

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