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Diploma

DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Management Studies consists of twelve courses.

Courses: 100-Level: MG101, MG106 plus any three from the following UU114; AF100 or AF101 or AF102; EC100 or EC101 or EC102; TS106 or TS108 or TS109; IS121 200-Level: MG201, MG202, MG204, MG206, MG214 300-Level: plus any two of the following MG302; MG303 or MG305; MG309; MG318 or MG319; MG312.

 

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Degree

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

The Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses are at 200-level and eight courses are at 300-level including two 100-level and two 200-level university courses.

The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2016 are:

 

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG204, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG302, MG309, MG315, MG312, MG316.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG204, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG302, MG315, MG312, MG316.

Courses for a Minor: MG101, MG106, MG204, MG302.

 

International Business and Marketing

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG202, MG206, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG309, MG321 MG301 and MG305.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG202, MG206, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG321, MG305, MG301.

Courses for a minor: MG101, MG106, MG206, MG303.

 

Management and Public Administration

Programme Requirements: Related 300-level offerings in History, Politics, Sociology and Tourism may be approved by the Head of School or nominee as part of a Management and Public Administration single major. Students intending to double major in Management and Public Administration are strongly advised to seek counselling , as it may be difficult to construct a second major without help.

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201 or MG204, MG202, MG206, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG305, MG309, MG312, MG315, MG318 or MG319.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, plus MG214 and any two courses from: MG201, MG202, MG204 or MG206 plus UU200, UU204 plus MG305, MG309, MG311.

Courses for a minor: MG101 and MG106; plus one or two of: MG201, MG202, MG204, MG206, MG214; plus at least one of: MG301, MG302, MG303, MG305, MG309, MG311, MG312, MG315, MG316, MG318, MG319, MG321.

 

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Postgraduate

Postgraduate Programmes: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Graduate certificates are offered to students whose first degree is in a different discipline (whereas postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas are in the same discipline as the first degree).

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed for people interested in starting-up a new venture, enhancing their business or commercialising their ideas. This programme offers experienced professionals and business owners the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge to become an entrepreneurial manager of either a new or established business. Participants will learn how to deal with uncertainty, manage innovation and improve the business through the application of best practice methods of small business management and new product development. This programme is especially useful for managers and owners of small to medium businesses who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Admission Requirements: To be admitted to study for the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship a person shall have:

  • a. passed the Graduate School of Business Management Admissions Test (GSBMAT) and,
  • b. a bachelorís degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of 3 years significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making.

Programme Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship consists of three core courses:

Courses: MBA 432 MBA 437 and MBA 421.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is offered as an on-the-job education programme aimed at improving the management capacity of Fiji civil servants. It provides an understanding of governance and public administration concepts vis-a-vis their practical implications in Fiji and the South Pacific.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted for study for a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, a person shall have:

  • - A bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or 
  • - Have met the mature student admission criteria, which shall be judged on the basis of exceptional professional achievement.

Programme Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration consists of two courses.

Courses: Any two of: MG451, MG452, MG453.

 

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Within the suite of the Graduate School of Business (GSB) programmes, the Postgraduate Certificate has been designed to open up wider opportunities for managers to improve their administrative performance through exposure to high-level administrative training. The two programmes are:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Administration
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Those who complete either of these Postgraduate Certificates may apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, provided they have a GPA of 3.0, and if successful they will normally receive credit transfer for the three Postgraduate Certificate courses.

Note: Programmes in the Graduate School of Business operate on the basis of three trimesters per year. Refer to the ĎPrincipal Datesí section of this publication for academic trimester dates.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to study for:

the Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Administration; or the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, a person shall have:

  • a) passed the Graduate School of Business Management Admissions Test (GSBMAT); and,
  • b) a bachelorís degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years of significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • c) an undergraduate diploma or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution and at least five years of significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • d) have met the mature student admission criteria, which shall be judged on the basis of exceptional professional achievements.

Programme Requirements:

Each of the Postgraduate Certificates in Business Administration consists of three courses.

Programmes:

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (LEVEL 7)

Courses: MBA423, MBA433, MBA435.

The Graduate School of Business may provide a customised ĎGraduate Certificate in Business Administrationí designed to meet the capacity development needs of a client organisation. The certificate would be composed of a selection of three MBA courses.

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (LEVEL 7)

Within the suite of Graduate School of Business (GSB) programmes, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration has been designed to open up wider opportunities for managers to improve their administrative performance through exposure to high-level administrative training.

The two programmes are:

  • Postgraduate Diploma for General Managers
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Analytical Skills

Those who complete either of these Postgraduate Diplomas may apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, provided they achieve a GPA of at least 3.0, and if successful will normally receive credit transfer for the six Postgraduate Diploma courses.

Note: Programmes in the Graduate School of Business operate on the basis of three trimesters per year. Refer to the ĎPrincipal Datesí section of this publication for academic trimester dates.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to study for:

The Postgraduate Diploma for General Managers; or the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced

Analytical Skills, a person shall have:

  • a) passed the Graduate School of Business Management Admissions Test (GSBMAT) and,
  • b) a bachelorís degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • c) an undergraduate diploma or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution and at least five years of significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • d) have met the mature student admission criteria, which shall be judged on the basis of exceptional professional achievements.

Programme Requirements:

Each of the Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration consists of six courses.

Programmes:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (LEVEL 7)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce is offered in the following majors: Accounting, Professional Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Management and Public Administration, Official Statistics, Population Studies and Demography, and Land Management.

The general admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma are:

  • a) a USP bachelorís degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the 200- and 300-level courses of the relevant discipline;
  • b) a tertiary qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
  • c) a professional qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
  • d) in exceptional cases, demonstrated experience or achievement deemed by Senate or its delegate to be sufficient; or
  • e) have met the mature student admission criteria.
  • Notwithstanding the provisions set out above, Senate or its delegate may require applicants to demonstrate their suitability for admission by carrying out such work and/or sitting for such examinations as it may determine. A 400-level course taken as a qualifying course for the Postgraduate Diploma may become part of a future postgraduate programme.

MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) consists of four courses of which two courses: MG405 and MG451 are core courses. Students can choose any remaining two from the list below:

Courses: MG401, MG402, MG403, MG404, MG405, MG406, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412 and MG453. Students intending to progress to a Masterís degree (by thesis) should substitute DG 400 or a similar research methods course for one of these.

 

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Masters

 

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN MANAGEMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (THESIS OR SRP)

The Masterís programme consists of a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) plus: a thesis; or two appropriate postgraduate Management 400-level courses from: MG401, MG402, MG403, MG404, MG405, MG406, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, MG451, MG453 and a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN MANAGEMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (COURSEWORK)

The Masterís programme consists of Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) plus any four additional MG 400-level courses from: MG401, MG402, MG403, MG404, MG405, MG406, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, MG451 and MG453.

 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Persons are eligible to be admitted to study for the Master of Business Administration if they have:

  • a) passed the Graduate School of Business Management Admissions Test (GSBMAT); and,
  • b) a bachelorís degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years significant work experience in an executive of professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • c) postgraduate diploma from Graduate School of Business, The University of the South Pacific with a minimum GPA of 3.0 plus 5 years significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • d) have met the mature student admission criteria, which shall be judged on the basis of exceptional professional achievements.

The Master of Business Administration consists of twelve courses. A student who obtains three fail grades will not be allowed to continue with the Master of Business Administration programme.

Courses: MBA423, MBA431, MBA432, MBA433, MBA434, MBA435, MBA436, MBA437, MBA438, MBA439, MBA440; plus one from: MBA421, MBA422, MBA430, MBA441, MBA442, MBA443; or one from: AF420, AF433, DG410, DG415, DG417, EC408, EC412, MG401, MG404, MG405, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, LM401, LM402, TS401 or supervised independent research conducted within MBA425.

Note: Programmes in the Graduate School of Business operate on the basis of three trimesters per year.

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PhD

Doctor of Philosophy: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

 

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a masterís programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean.

 

The Admission and Programme Regulations governing the Doctor of Philosophy appear in USP 2017 Handbook and Calendar.

 

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