Kurdistan Business School


MA in Business and Management


The Master of Arts (MA) in Business and Management is a 180 credit academic programme that aims at equipping students with the latest theories and best practices in management decision areas. The programme is designed for those applicants with a background in Business and Management who would like to specialise in research, teaching and consulting in Business Management. The applicant should be holding a BA or BSc in Business Management studies or any related field that has no less than 60% of courses reflected in the sought degree. The minimum average mark accepted from undergraduate studies is 60%.  

Teaching Methods

The coursework component of programme has six modules, which are studied over three semesters. The minimum pass mark for each module is 60%, and an average of 70% must be achieved for the 6 modules. Modules have different evaluation methods such as a coursework, midterm exams, final written exam or projects. Coursework normally includes, but not limited to, case studies, reports, assignments and presentations.


Students have to successfully pass six modules over three semesters, normally two modules in each semester. Each module carries 20 credits, which makes a total 120 credits, followed by a 60 credit research dissertation of 20,000 words. Students will be required to defend their dissertation via a viva voce. The minimum period for completing the programme is four semesters but can be extended to a maximum of six semesters.


Evaluation methods and assessment strategies are not necessarily different with existing methods of the University. However, each course specifics will be highlighted in the module descriptors.

Admission Criteria

1.     Minimum undergraduate average of 60%  

Note:  Equalized transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.

2.     Obtained a bachelor degree in Business and/or Management or related field of study.

3.     Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE or 6 in IELTS or 74 in ibt-TOEFL. 

4.     Personal Statement - Essay format with a minimum number of 300 words.

5.     2 Recommendation Letters

6.     Interview

Note: For AY 2019-20 applications, please email [email protected] or visit UKH's Registry Office.

Tuition Fee

$4,500 USD for the whole programme

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