Diplomacy and International Relations Diploma

Diplomacy and International Relations Diploma 


Jessica Bennet


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MBA Overview

  • The MBA is designed for a knowledge –based economy, it adapts itself to organizations and individuals convinced that intellectual capital is the real basis for competitiveness today.
  • GUST enables you to identify, critically evaluate and contribute to a wide range of business issues in today’s dynamic economic environment. Faculty and staff members strive to create supportive and personalized environment for your management growth and career development. Courses are instructed by respected professors and practitioners who have real world expertise.
  • It is exactly this type of enriching environment that makes the GSB and its MBA program a unique place for you to grow and learn.
  • This degree applies to all graduates from different disciplines provided that they are in compliance with the admission requirements set by the school.
  • Accreditation:  MBA degree programs are recognized locally, regionally and internationally.
  • No. of Courses/ Program: The degree consists of 16 courses the student will be entitled for the degree when earning the credits pertaining to these courses and attaining a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or more in addition to passing the Comprehensive Exam by conclusion of the program.
  • Total Credit hours for the completion of the degree: 48 Credit Hours
  • The program is conducted over two academic years as a minimum distributed as follows:
    1. The program has four semesters of six months each.
    2. Each semester hosts four courses with 12 credit hours each.


  • Duration
  • Credit
  • Type
  • Major
  • Specializations
  • Learning
  • Languages
  • Exams
  • Reports
  • Thesis
  • Certificate
  • Students
  • Prerequisite
1-2 Years
45 hrs.
Professional Education
Master Degree
Bachelor Degree


MBA Program Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Learning Outcomes (PLO) of the MBA program have been designed in line with the vision of the GUST and are based on inputs received form all stakeholders. The PEOs of the MBA Program are:

  1. To impart knowledge of the fundamentals of Management theory and its application in problem solving.
  1.   Select and apply appropriate tools for decision making required for solving complex managerial problems.
  2.   To develop capabilities in students to independently conduct theoretical as well as applied research.
  3.   To develop sound knowledge of the entrepreneurial process and inculcate creativity and innovation       among students
  4.   To produce industry ready graduates having highest regard for Personal & Institutional Integrity, Social Responsibility, Teamwork and Continuous Learning


MBA Program Outcomes

On successfully completing the program the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of management science to solve complex corporate problems with limited resources
  • Review literature, define and analyze management research problems.
  • Identify business opportunities, design and implement innovations in work space.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to management practice.
  • Apply ethical principles for making judicious managerial decisions.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in    multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Engage in independent and life-long learning.


The GUST follows the philosophy of Outcome Based Education. Therefore, the teaching-learning process is student centric. The pedagogy is practical, hands on and real time. Case studies, Problem Solving Exercises, Role- Plays, Management Games and Presentations are extensively used. The curriculum is planned to facilitate learning in theory and practice of all aspects of the discipline of management ensuring the achievement of predefined learning outcomes.

The MBA program structure comprises of 4 semesters. The curriculum of the first two semesters provides the foundation in basic management courses. The curriculum of third and fourth semester focuses on imparting in-depth training in conceptual and practical aspects of functional and sectorial specialization and integrating courses. The program is implemented with a very flexible choice-based credit system.

The curriculum offers dual Functional Specialization along with Sectorial Specialization. Functional Specialization courses (Professional Electives) are offered in the following broad areas:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • IT & Operations
  • Business Analytics.


The Sectorial Specialization courses equip the students with specialized competencies for a chosen sector of industry.  Sectorial specialization is offered in the following areas:

  • Hospitality
  • Operations and Manufacturing
  • Insurance and Bank Management

Each student undertakes two projects during the tenure of the program under the guidance of the faculty members. The project facilitates learning through practical application of the concepts. One foreign language is included as a core subject in the curriculum to fulfill the objectives of developing global competencies in students.

First Semester: (12 Credit Hours)

  1. Contemporary Management.
    • This is a generic course, which demonstrates the basic concepts and essential skills for any successful manager such as supervision, delegation, negotiation, team building, leadership, and effective communication skills. It also gives an introduction to the conceptual framework of organization behavior which focuses on the individuals within organizations as the relevant unit of analysis in addition to studying the nature and relationship among groups and departments that make up those organizations.
  2. Financial Accounting and Reporting.
    • This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of financial accounting and reporting. Students will also be introduced to the basic concepts of using and interpreting accounting information within the decision making process. Among the financial topics that will be covered during this course are: Basic Financial Statements, the Accounting Cycle, Management of Assets and Liabilities, Depreciation and Ratio Analysis.
  3. Business Economics.
    • An introductory course covering the basic concepts and tools of Micro & Macro economics in a case study oriented formats. The course exposes the students to topics such as the economic problems, mechanisms of a free market, elasticity’s, production and costs, market structure, overview of macroeconomics, role of fiscal & monetary policies in addition to covering the role of international trade.
  4. Applied Statistics.
    • The course covers the following topics: Linear equations & straight line. Elasticity, Demand and supply curves Derivatives, Maximum and minimum points and Equilibrium price. Demand curve, variable costs & variable price, Differential equation and investment growth. The course covers also the Mathematical model for relation between investments and rate of interest. Introduction to probability, expected values, random variables, Binomial, Poisson and Normal Distribution, Test of hypotheses, (T test and Chi-Test), Correlation and Regression, Time Series Analysis, Game Theory.


Second Semester: (12 Credit Hours)

  1. Human Resources Management.
    • This course presents and demonstrates the analytical skills required to perform all the subsequent functions of the human resources profession such as job analysis and design, how to determine the demand and supply factors affecting the labor force in addition to the development of on-job training schemes, hierarchical structures, incentives mechanisms, job appraisal techniques and career planning development.
  2. Marketing Management.
    • This course covers the fundamental principles and practices in marketing process and the effect of the marketing environment on different marketing activities. The course presents principles, methods and problems confronting the marketing manager. It also discusses the present-day problems and policies connected with the product, distribution, sales, pricing, promotion and consumer behavior in the context of an integrated marketing strategy with the objective of developing an ideal marketing mix.
  3. Managerial Finance.
    • An introductory course in Financial Management which addresses topics such as term structure of interest rates, rates of return, bonds & stocks and cost of capital etc. During the course, emphasis will be placed on Financial analysis, planning & Control. Furthermore, capital budgeting techniques will be introduced. The course shows how major financial policies are closely tied to issues concerning the organization and governance of firms operations in addition to covering replacements of equity by debt through leveraged buyouts and other forms of debt financed transactions. It also addresses injection, of substantial new equity, either by restructuring of ownership via a sell-off or initial public offerings as another financial restructuring strategy.
  4. Operations Management.
    • The main goal of the course is to acknowledge students with the basic concepts of the physical resources (mainly machine & material) which can be named generally as Operations management and to show them how to manage them efficiently with the financial resources required. Effective managers must make good choices for their business hence they must realize that the most important part of business management is their awareness of the operations basic concepts. Concepts come from understanding, understanding begins with learning and learning comes from examining credible resources with an open mind. The focus will be on how to improve and increase productivity of operations using different models and techniques that also insure not only quality but long term reliability as well.


Third and Fourth Semesters: (24 Credit Hours)

  • Every student should choose eight courses to study during the third and fourth semesters. Students should make sure that they choose at least 6 courses from any of the following specialization tracks. The other 2 courses could be chosen from any other major after consultation with the academic advisory. It is of importance to highlight the first course in each track as well as the Strategic Management course as mandatory courses in all tracks.

Admission Requirements

  • Proving language proficiency when obtaining a minimum score of 500 in TOEFL or 5.5 in ILETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in the MBA Admission Test which assesses applicants’ quantitative and qualitative skills by scoring at least 400 on the total Admission test scale.
  • Appropriate performance during the interview with the MBA Admission Council.


Admission Documents

  • Original Bachelor Certificate
  • Original Bachelor Transcript.
  • Scanned Copy of Passport or National ID.
  • Resume (C.V)

Degree Requirements:

  1. Degree candidate students must complete all course work for the master degree within minimum 4 and maximum 6 successive semesters after enrollment in the program. Graduation requires from students to complete 48 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average "GPA" of 3.0.
  2. Students who finished 6 successive semesters and were not able to attain the required 48 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more must appeal to GUST Academic Council (GSBAC) for an exceptional and additional semester to fulfill their degree requirements.
  3. Students who have completed their requirements of credit hours, but their cummulative GPA falls below 3.0, are allowed to register a maximum of 3 courses from the second, third and fourth semesters in order to improve their cummulative GPA.
  4. The first semester courses of the MBA degree Contemporary Management, Managerial Economics, Applied Statistics, Accounting and Financial Reporting are not optional courses for students who seek to improve their cumulative GPA.
  5. MBA Majors:
    • GUST offers the following majors starting from the third semester: General, Marketing, Human Resources, Investment, Banking and Finance, International Markets, E-Business , Hospital Management, Energy Management, Environment Management, Project Management, Marketing Research, Hotels and Tourism Management as well as Disaster Reduction and Crisis Management Majors.
    • Each of the above-mentioned majors has its exhaustive list of courses. This makes the whole set of courses "required".
    • The Strategic Management course is only offered during the fourth semester for those who finished 36 credits as an obligatory course for all Non-Thesis students.
    • Only bachelor degree holders of Business background who are registered as Academic MBA students are encouraged to register in a 24 credit hour thesis as part of their degree requirements in case they are considering an MBA degree equivalent to a Master of Science from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities.
    • Availability of courses in the third and fourth semesters is dependent on the number of students registered in each course.
    • Students are allowed to use the cross registration option in any of GUST degrees as long as they are considering the semester load and degree requirements of courses.
    • It should be noted that GUST will consider the registration forms for a definitive course towards its maximum capacity "28 students per course" after which no further registration will be granted. Consequently, it is advised to register as early as possible to avoid such inaccessibility of registration.
  6. Non -Thesis students who completed 48 credits of course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 shall be eligible for graduation once they pass the Comprehensive Examination with a a grade "Pass".
  7. Management of Information Technology Major students are required to conduct an E-Business project with zero credit hours by conclusion of their study which replaces Comprehensive Exam requirement in other Majors.
  8. To register for a Thesis, academic MBA students are required to register for a 24 credit hour thesis after finishing their course work with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  9. Academic standing in the Graduate Diploma degrees is governed by the following regulations:
    • Students must complete all course work for the GDM degree within a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 semesters after enrollment in the program.
    • No student will be allowed to graduate from the GDM program without attaining a minimum of 24 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.
    • Students, who finished the 4 successive semesters and were not able to attain the degree requirements must appeal to the Academic Council for an exceptional and additional semester to fulfill their degree requirements

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