Monday, May 30, 2011

Akamai MBA

Hawaii, United States of America

A private non-profit university established in 2002
Accredited by IDEAL
(International Distance Education Accreditation League)


The Akamai University’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. This MBA provides a choice of contemporary learning approaches to suit the student and his employer.

Rather than interrupting a student’s career, Akamai 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: 36 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 550: Logistics & Supply Chain Management (4 credits)
MB 571: Customer Relationship Management (4 credits)
MB 519: Business Research (4 credits)
MB 583: Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)

Plus two of the following modules

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

Akamai is internationally accredited by the International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL). IDEAL is a member of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), an association of recognized accreditors in the Philippines. Please view the Akamai University certificate of accreditation at:

IDEAL is the full member of APQN (Asia Pacific Quality Network) with Head Office in Shanghai, China. APQN is a powerful grouping of accrediting agencies across the Asia Pacific. Among the member countries are Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and many other nations. Please view the IDEAL member listed with APQN at

APQN is an international recognized accreditation association, recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA-USA). Therefore the degrees and diplomas granted by Akamai University are internationally recognized awards.

The Akamai MBA tuition fee is US$6,900 on full payment upon registration; and it is US$7,300 if paid by two installments. Students who opt for the two-payment plan must make their second installment payment before commencement of the 2nd Residential Studies in Penang, Malaysia.

Residential Fees in Penang
MBA students are required to attend three residential studies in Penang, Malaysia. For each residential studies session students need to pay USD690 to cover the cost of hotel accommodation for 9 days and 8 nights in twin-sharing room, breakfast & lunch during the studies session, airport pick-up, welcoming dinner, Penang Heritage City tour and other miscellaneous cost.

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For further information, kindly contact:

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

Dr. Ben Lee,
Vice President for Asia Pacific Business Program
48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398-4306 Fax: +604-3909766

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