03 April 2012

RMIT Vietnam revamps MBA

RMIT International University Vietnam has started teaching a new-style MBA Executive program at its Saigon South campus.

Commencing this month, courses are being presented in a four-day “intensive format”, supported by online learning and out-of-session consultations with academics.

The new approach is designed to offer more flexibility and make it easier for students to pursue their studies while managing a busy career.

According to Professor Amalia Di Iorio, Director of RMIT's MBA programs, the new intensive delivery method not only benefits Vietnamese students but also accommodates managers from neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Singapore, who can conveniently fly to Vietnam for weekend classes.

Professor Di Iorio recently travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to teach weekend classes.

"This is an example of the unique flexibility of the program,” she said.

“There are many other upcoming visits from leading academics that will provide students with the most up-to-date knowledge and insights on business issues."

Professor Di Iorio said the revamped MBA Executive program would encourage students to share their knowledge and experience and expand their professional networks among high-performing international business executives.

The new approach aims to enrich and unify RMIT’s existing MBA Executive programs, which are offered in Melbourne and online through Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Ahmed Hassan, a sales manager based in Dubai, is one student who is already benefitting from the new approach.

“I flew to Vietnam for the introductory course and it was a really positive experience,” he said.

“I had the chance to meet a lot of talented and experienced executives who I will definitely keep in touch with.

“I’m completing my MBA remotely but for challenging courses I might fly to Vietnam to attend face-to-face lectures and receive guidance from my professors. This is the type of flexibility that busy managers like me are looking for.”

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