Master of Business Administration

The MBA is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors. The teaching programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at ‘high flyers’ that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing general knowledge for prospective leaders.

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Course Overview

In addition to enhancing successful students’ career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinking. Following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a strong practical and professional orientation, differentiating it from other master programs.

All students complete seven taught modules (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules) together with a final dissertation/project.


1. Core Modules

The core modules are designed to expose participants to state of the art thinking in the key management disciplines and provide opportunity throughout to apply theory to real-life management situations.

  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Accounting for Decision-Makers
  • People and Organizations
  • Marketing

2. Elective Modules

  • Each MBA Pathway has special elective modules; participants are allowed to choose the suitable pathway that fits their career development, these elective modules are related to the following topics:
  • Project Management
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Management
  • Islamic Finance
  • Product Design
  • Product Development Management
  • Public health Management

3. MBA Dissertation/Project

The dissertation or project is a double module. Whether an academic piece of research or an investigation into the launching of a business project; it is designed to be an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research. It will equip successful students with the knowledge, capabilities, and skills required of today’s managers, in a world in which the ability to research new information is increasingly important.

Students are allocated a supervisor, who will provide constructive comment on their work as it develops. Students have access to online as well as standard library facilities. The entire process, from developing a draft research proposal and schedule, through selecting methods and drafting chapters, is supported by the Cardiff School of Management supervisors but managed and implemented by the student.

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I was just like you, looking forward to the best job market opportunities. Perhaps it takes a bit of time, but with determination and ambition, I'm sure you'll be very talented to get your dream job or to build up your own company. There is more to discover as you are freshly graduated, so keep believing in your capabilities and never give up.

Soufiane Moubtassim

Operational Team Lead at EMC Dell
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“As successful alumni from the class of 2012, I highly recommend SIST to any student looking to make a bright career in business. Since I graduated from SIST, I haven’t spent a month without a job. After few working experiences in Morocco, I was recruited by a company that was awarded the best place to work in the world, Mindvalley. My job requires fluency in English as I communicate with people from different nationalities. I currently have my dream job as an expert marketing product launch manager, leading a team of 10 different specialists handling million dollar projects”.

Sara Maarouf, Master of Business Administration Graduate

Product Launch Manager at Mindvalley
"Contribution cannot be valued by quantity. The presence of this very institution is by itself a contribution of many people to the development of the higher education in Morocco, started by Dr. Tariq Obaid,”

Hicham Saadi, MBA Graduate

CEO at Connective Market
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“I am honored to have received a scholarship, thanks to SIST, this year. I feel very honored and privileged. It has allowed me to concentrate more on my studies and without having to worry about financing my studies in the UK. Receiving this scholarship and being recognised for my accomplishments demonstrates to me that someone believes in me and feels that it is important to be a lifelong learner.”

Mehdi Benazouz – BA (Hons) International Business Student

Branch Manager at Palms Palace limited .
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“My studies at SIST helped me get the tools and skills to manage projects and analyze risks. I also gained skills that helped me manage and lead a team of ten bright individuals who are leading in total around 500 employees. I use English in my current job especially because I work with people from Korea and Japan and more.”

Sami Habibi BSc (Hons) Software Engineering Graduate

HSSE Specialist at Masen

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