The IMBA programme is designed to develop your analytical and problem-solving competencies and people management skills necessary to prepare you to take the leadership mantle.

IMBA Overview

The IMBA programme is designed to develop your analytical and problem-solving competencies and people management skills necessary to prepare you to take the leadership mantle. You will learn through theoretical and practical frameworks for analysis, application of knowledge and the synthesis of core disciplines taught in the IMBA from a global context.

The IMBA will provide you with the tools and capabilities required to:

  • Identify challenges to be able to make informed and strategic decisions that positively impact business performance and results.
  • Develop the people skills needed to lead be a team player ensuring organizational goals are met
  • Conduct research and create innovative solutions with your peers on real life organizational challenges in the practicum phase of your professional development

MBA Accreditation

This programme is globally accredited and recognized by the
Association of MBAs (AMBA-the global standard for all MBA programmes).

Benefits of IMBA:

Programme Design

  • Evening and weekend class schedules
  • “Authentic Learning” teaching & learning approach, which provides practical courses, assignments, real and actual project-based and problem-based learning activities and presentations that will enhance your knowledge and skills that can be implemented in your organization
  • Lay the business educational and research foundation for doctoral or further studies
  • Seven (7) options of areas of concentration for specialization
  • Strategy & Competitiveness
  • Health Care Management
  • Finance
  • Energy Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management

Student Outcomes

  • Business Ownership, Promotion, Career Change, Consultancy Opportunities, International Job Prospects, Thought-Leader, Expertise, Professional Diversity

Access to a prestigious IMBA Alumni Community

  • Alumni for the IMBA programme are at influential positions in private and public-sector companies across the Caribbean: § Meet some of the IMBA Alumni

Benefits of the Lok Jack GSB

Institutional Accreditation

  • Locally accredited by Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) Institutional accreditation
  • GATE Funding available for eligible individuals
  • UWI-Lok Jack GSB community with more than 2,000 alumni o Featured alumni
  • Local and International Faculty o Academic Faculty who have done extensive research in business education internationally
  • Practioners who are business owners and have successful operations and expansions in many territories
  • Faculty who facilitate learning and ensure you have grasp concepts for each area of business in this specialty
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities with prominent Alumni
    • Bizbooster
    • HigherEd EFMD Global Career Services § International Study Trip
  • Access the UWI´s Facilities (Library, Study rooms, etc. – include here what they actually have access to)

Online Platform

Illuminate Live is a virtual learning environment (e-Classroom) that is used to conduct fully online (synchronous) sessions where students and lecturers can collaborate using interactive tools in order to learn from any location once they have an Internet connection, microphone, and speakers.

Entry Requirements

  • First degree with Class honours OR minimum GPA of 2.0) from a recognized or accredited University
  • Three (3) years postgraduate work experience

Additionally, applicants are required to be computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Office Proficient and Internet Savvy)

Programme Structure & Schematic:

The 24-month part-time programme is comprised of:

  • 14 core courses
  • 7 workshops
  • 2 concentration electives
  • 2 non-credit courses
  • 1 Practicum
  • International Study Trip (optional)

The academic year is broken into three trimesters:

The 24-month part-time programme is comprised of:

  • January to April, May to August, September to December
  • Exams and/or assessments in April, August and December
  • Class participation is mandatory and there is an 80% class attendance requirement.

Workshops

  • Preparation for Authentic Learning 1 – Teambuilding (8 hrs)
  • Preparation for Authentic Learning 2 – Programme Overview with PD (6 hrs)
  • Preparation for Authentic Learning 3 – Experiential Teambuilding (Coast Guard) (6 hrs)
  • Math Clinic (9 hrs)
  • Authentic Teaching & Learning Approaches (8 hrs)

Core Courses

  • Microeconomics for Management Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior & Development
  • Fundamentals of Leadership

Workshops

  • Team Review (8 hrs)
  • Global Awareness for Corporate Decision-Making

Core Courses

  • Macroeconomics and the International Business Environment
  • Marketing Management for the Emerging Business Leader
  • Financial Statement Analysis for Global Firms

Workshops

  • Finance and Accounting (6 hrs- Online)
  • Group Coaching Session (2 hrs)
  • Practicum Launch (3)
  • Elective / Concentration Briefing Session (mandatory) (2 hrs)
  • Spanish (36 hrs)

Core Courses

  • Governance and Ethics in a Stakeholder Economy
  • Business Analytics and Quantitative Analysis Models for Decision Making

Workshops

  • Introduction to Management Accounting (6 hrs – Online)
  • Practicum-based workshops
    • Business Plan Preparation (24) OR
    • Professional Engagement in Organizations (24)
  • Group Coaching Session (2 hrs)
  • Research Methods (36 hrs)

Core Courses

  • Management Accounting for Growth Oriented Firms
  • Strategy Options for Business Growth

Workshops

  • Group Coaching Session

Core Courses

  • Contemporary Human Resource Management Systems
  • Technology Systems Driving Competitive Advantage
  • Process and Operations Management
  • PRACTICUM

Workshops

Core Courses

  • Managing Networks and Internationalizations
  • Concentration Elective 1
  • Concentration Elective 2
  • PRACTICUM