Ace-IBS has adopted the concept of MASTERSNESS. Mastersness is the outcome of the project: ‘Learning from International Practice: The Postgraduate Taught Student Experience’. The project was managed on behalf of Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Scotland. It was conceptualized after discussions with staff and students in Scottish, other UK and International higher education institutions.
Facets of Mastersness
MBA from Ace – IBS is designed to facilitate student choice and to also allow students to pursue postgraduate study at a pace suited to their contextual reality and learning aptitude. It is therefore intended that the modules will be available in ways that allow for full-time study in morning 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, five days a week (Mon – Fri) and alternatively, in evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, six days a week (Sun – Fri).
Minimum time of completion for MBA is 2 years (24 months). However, it may be extended to 2.5 years (30 months) should a student choose to pace her/his degree.
On successful completion of the programme from either route, a student is conferred with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree by Queen Margaret University.
We strive to achieve diversity in personality and thoughts in our student cohort. The uniformities which we ideally seek in our student cohort are:
Vigor – enthusiasm for involvement
Creativity – progressiveness in imagination
Fortitude –faith in oneself
Self-awareness – modesty to introspect.Our approach to admission is holistic in nature. Academic performances of the past, co and extracurricular vitality and personal context all combine as indicators of potential. An honest representation of ‘self’ is the strongest application because we meet each admission application with sincere respect.
Although a positive indicator of interest, invitation to the interview does not guarantee admission. The interview is one of many elements that are considered before a final admission decision is made. As a tool it is used by the admission committee to understand an applicant better through a conversation.