Earn a graduate degree from University of The Bahamas that will strengthen your professional competence and advance your career. UB has an enduring legacy of preparing leaders to achieve extraordinary accomplishments in their respective professions. Our graduate degrees, taught by expert faculty, hone skills and competencies for a competitive advantage. In fulfilment of their course requirements, our graduates will also contribute to new knowledge through their research studies.

“As my MBA focused on leadership, the most memorable experience was having to collaborate with members of the cohort on projects which revealed the experiences that help to frame the type of leaders that we become. The defining experience was traveling to Boston to complete our capstone project. The exposure was enriching.” Tanya C. McCartney MBA ’12, CEO and Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

MBA – Accounting (54 credit hours)

Major Courses (45 credit hours)

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits)(*)

MGMT 510 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (3 credits)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

FINB 540 Financial Decision Making (3 credits)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

ACCA 521 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)

ACCA 525 Fraud and Forensics (3 credits)

ACCA 531 Accounting Theory (3 credits)

MGMT 580 Leadership (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

ACCA 535 Internal Audit (3 credits)

ACCA 541 Corporate Tax (3 credits)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off Island Intensive (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB are eligible for exemption from this course. Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption. 

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Courses taken from other MBA programmes.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

MBA – Events Management (54 credit hours)

Major Courses

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits) (*)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off Island Intensive (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

CISB 560 Information Enterprise Systems (3 credits)

MGMT 510 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource management (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

MGMT 580 Leadership (3 credits)

MGMT 601 / HMG 6001Event Feasibility (3 credits) (**)

MGMT 620 / HMG 6500 Event Marketing and Sponsorship (3 credits) (**)

MGMT 625 / HMG 6200 Events Management (3 credits) (**)

MGMT 640 / HMG 6630 Events Safety and Security Planning (3 credits) (**)

MGMT 650 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment (3 credits)

MGMT 660 Strategic Management (3 credits)

MGMT 680 Project Leadership (3 credits)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

MKTG 610 Understanding the Service Business (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB are eligible for exemption from this course. Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption.

(**)Non-UB course which will be delivered online by Florida International University (FIU) and which is approved by the FIU Academic Senate as part of their MS Hospitality Management programme.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

MBA – Hospitality Management (54 credit hours)

Major Courses

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits) (*)

HMG 6246 / HOSP 646 Organisational Behaviour in the Hospitality Industry (3 credits) (**)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

HMG 6697 /HOSP 697 Hospitality Law Seminar (3 credits)(**)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

CISB 560 Information Enterprise Systems (3 credits)

MGMT 570 Operations Management (3 credits)

MGMT 580 Leadership (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

HMG 6280 / HOSP 680 Globalization and Competitive Methods of Multinational Hospitality Companies (3 credits) (**)

MKTG 610 Understanding the Service Business (3 credits)

MGMT 630 Leading Change (3 credits)

MGMT 660 Strategic Management (3 credits)

MGMT 650 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment (3 credits)

HMG 6257 / HOSP 657 Contemporary Global issues in Hospitality (3 credits)(**)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off-Island Intensive (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB aree eligible for exemption from this course.  Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption.

(**)Non-UB course which will be delivered online by Florida International University (FIU) and which is approved by the FIU Academic Senate as part of their MS Hospitality Management programme.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

MBA, Financial Decision Making (54 credit hours)

Major Courses

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits) (*)

MGMT 510 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (3 credits)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

FINB 540 Financial Decision Making (3 credits)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

CISB 560 Information Enterprise Systems (3 credits)

MGMT 570 Operations Management (3 credits)

FINB 640 Financial Policy (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

MGMT 600 International Business (3 credits)

MKTG 610 Understanding the Service Business (3 credits)

MGMT 630 Leading Change (3 credits)

MGMT 660 Strategic Management (3 credits)

MGMT 650 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment (3 credits)

FINB 690 Investment Strategies (3 credits)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off Island Intensive (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB are eligible for exemption from this course.  Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption.

Graduation Requirement

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

MBA – Entrepreneurship and Innovation (54 credit hours)

Major Courses

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits) (*)

MGMT 510 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (3 credits)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

FINB 540 Financial Decision Making (3 credits)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

CISB 560 Information Enterprise Systems (3 credits)

MGMT 570 Operations Management (3 credits)

MGMT 580 Leadership (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

MGMT 600 International Business (3 credits)

MKTG 610 Understanding the Service Business (3 credits)

MGMT 620 Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Venture Finance (3 credits)

MGMT 660 Strategic Management (3 credits)

MGMT 650 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment (3 credits)

MGMT 670 Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Venture Management (3 credits)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off Island Intensive (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB are eligible for exemption from this course.  Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

MBA – Leadership (54 credit hours)

Major Courses

ACCA 500 Financial / Managerial Accounting (3 credits) (*)

MGMT 510 Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (3 credits)

MKTG 520 Marketing Management (3 credits)

FINB 540 Financial Decision Making (3 credits)

BADM 570 Business Data Analytics (3 credits)

MGMT 550 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

CISB 560 Information Enterprise Systems (3 credits)

MGMT 570 Operations Management (3 credits)

MGMT 580 Leadership (3 credits)

BADM 698 Research Project I (3 credits)

MGMT 600 International Business (3 credits)

MKTG 610 Understanding the Service Business (3 credits)

MGMT 630 Leading Change (3 credits)

MGMT 660 Strategic Management (3 credits)

MGMT 650 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment (3 credits)

MGMT 680 Project Leadership (3 credits)

BADM 699 Research Project II (3 credits)

BADM 697 Off Island Intensive (3 credits)

(*)Business Students who have graduated from UB are eligible for exemption from this course. Applicants graduating from other institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be considered for exemption.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the programme with no fewer than 54 credit hours as specified; an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and a ‘B’ grade or higher in all courses.

Our graduate degree programmes:

  • Develop a cadre of leaders and a specialized labour force equipped to assume senior management roles in the public and private sectors and across industries.
  • Develops entrepreneurs and innovators who are able to contribute to the economic growth and development nationally and internationally;
  • Contributes to new knowledge through research and innovation;
  • Promotes strategic thinking and strong analytical skills for problem solving and decision making;
  • Prepares students to meet the social, legal and ethical responsibilities of self, community and society at large;
  • Prepares students to meet the criteria for professional development and to pursue professional qualifications; and
  • Develops a cadre of human capital with knowledge and requisite skills to analyse conceptual and theoretical models, lead organisations and change, make sound financial decisions, interpret financial information, that are applicable to local and international contexts.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission into a UB graduate programme, applicants must:

  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade-point scale at the undergraduate level;
  • Submit a statement of personal goals and professional objectives;
  • Participate in an interview;
  • Submit a current resume/CV; and
  • Submit three recommendations using the Graduate Studies Reference Form.
  • For admission into the MBA Accounting, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Accounting from a recognized institution or have successfully completed Intermediate Accounting I and II andCost Accounting.
  • For admission into the Higher Degree by Research, applicants must prepare a brief research proposal (not more than 5-pages including references) on the following: aim and rationale of the study, brief review of relevant research in the field, statement of the principal focus of intended research and the problem the study seeks to solve, research question, significance of the study, intended methodology, anticipated project costs and how research will be funded (if required), requirements for specialist equipment or resources (if needed).

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Applications are required from all persons who wish to pursue a UB graduate programme of study or enrol in graduate classes. Interested persons should:

  1. Complete the Graduate Admission Application form.
  2. Submit three (3) recommendations using the Graduate Studies Reference Form.
  3. Pay a non-refundable processing fee in the form of cash, debit card, credit card, money order, or bank draft payable to University of The Bahamas at the Business Office, Ground Floor, Student Services Centre, Oakes Field Campus.
  4. Submit completed application form, a copy of the processing fee receipt and supporting documents (a copy of the relevant pages of a valid passport showing passport number, photo identification and expiration date; self-statement and academic credentials) to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at graduate@ub.edu.bs.
  5. Request an official transcript be forwarded directly from the last school/college/university attended to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at graduate@ub.edu.bs. Applicants who graduated from College of The Bahamas/University of The Bahamas need not request that COB/UB transcripts be submitted.
  6. Participate in an interview.

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for processing applications for graduate student admission and preparing letters of acceptance for qualified applicants. Applicants will be notified in writing once application forms and supporting documents have been processed. Successful applicants will be issued a Letter of Acceptance indicating the following:

  • UB graduate student identification (ID) number.
  • Degree and programme to which they have been accepted.
  • Name of the academic advisor.
  • Campus to which they have been accepted.

To accept an offer of admission, students must notify the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

For more information, contact:

Office of Graduate Studies and Research
Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre
University of The Bahamas
University Drive
Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 397-2602
Email: graduate@ub.edu.bs

Frequently Asked Questions

The estimated programme duration is 12 – 18 months.

The courses will be delivered via blended delivery i.e. both on site and online.

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at graduate@ub.edu.bs for info on tuition and fees.