Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master’s degree in business administration. The MBA degree originated in the United States in the late 19th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program introduce the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations management.

The MUA distance learning pedagogy does not imply painful memorization techniques. Instead, it teaches students to think critically thus increasing their intellectual capacity. It leads the student to a private and personal learning experience. What is assessed is the student’s thinking process and not data memorization.

The key to successful learning is in the type of mental process that takes place when we extract information from a text and how we have to reprocess and express it in the form of written work. Studying becomes an active phenomenon that enables comprehension (reading and search for data), new mental schemata (concepts hierarchy and interrelation) and input transformation (data reorganization and writing). The newly acquired thinking structures do not rely on classic memorization and help to increase our reasoning capacity and problem-solving skills. This intellectual improvement is permanent and ever expanding. Learning at MUA will not become just getting trained in our life, but should become a permanent absorption.

If a MUA graduate wishes to pursue a program at another university, he/she should verify first that the credits earned at Manchester Universal Academy are transferable. Many institutions are reluctant to accept credits from a non-formal distance education university and/ or from a non-CHEA accredited institution. Note that accreditation (including the one granted by CHEA–USA) does not automatically provide an acceptance and/or a validation of a distance learning degree, nor does it guarantee its acceptance by hiring firms. For these reasons, it is the student responsibility to check with his/her potential university and/or employer the acceptability of a MUA distance learning degree, prior to enrollment.

1. Your program of study.

MUA will validate your previous knowledge. You study the courses that you need to complete your degree program.

2. Certificate of Admission.

This document shows the amount of credits validated from your previous education and the REQUIRED COURSES for the degree program in your particular case.

3. Academic Assignments.

The document Academic Assignment Control (AAC Form) shows the textbooks and the written reports (exams) required to complete the courses from your specific program of study. Note that one book does not necessarily correspond to one course. Each book may cover several course contents totally or partially.

4. Exams = Written reports and Scientific paper.

You will be required to write several reports and scientific papers. These reports and papers are the exams, so after you submit all the required reports you will complete the program and will earn your degree. Also, scientific papers (published in the indexed conferences or journals) should be in same line with the textbooks subject.

5. Research Project.

Postgraduate programs always require the presentation of a final thesis.

Note that:

Textbooks specifically selected and supervised by the members of MUA Academic Board constitute the core element of every course. These books are chosen for their clear, interesting and in-depth content development. They encourage critical thinking and practical application of knowledge. MUA suggests the best available published textbook list to meet the learning outcome of each program.

In order to transform text raw material into useful processed information, it is necessary to structure the learning approach and apply it to the selected textbooks. This MUA study guide helps the student to achieve this goal.

The Delegation carries out a fast format review to state whether the submitted work meets the format requirements. Then it is forwarded to the corresponding faculty teacher for content evaluation. The teacher should correct the work submitted within three to seven weeks. MUA will notify the student whether the report submitted has been approved or not. Final grade will appear in the transcript only. In the case of not qualifying for the minimum grade, the paper has to be repeated. MUA teacher will always explain what has to be improved.

Online Master Program

Stage 1 (3 months, 5 credits)

Project Management


Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, by: Herman Steyn John M. Nicholas


Stage 2 (3 months, 5 credits)

Leadership Theory And Practice


Leadership: Project and Human Capital Management, by: John McManus


Stage 3 (3 months, 5 credits)

Financial Risk Management


Elements of Financial Risk Management, by: Peter Christoffersen


Stage 4 (6 months, 20 credits)

Master Project:

Master Project should be written as a report of implementation of business management fields in the workplace.

The major will be determined with respect to the Master Project.

Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Master of Business Administration (Management and Organizations)

Master of Business Administration (Mass Communication and Media Management)

Master of Business Administration (Engineering Management)

Engineering management is a specialized field of management concerned with the engineering sector. Reflecting industry demand for management-focused engineers (or from the opposite perspective, managers with an understanding of engineering), a growing number of specialized engineering management degrees are available to help develop the knowledge and skills needed for these roles.

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Industrial and System Engineering

Energy Engineering