Master of Business Administration


The MBA program engages the student's mind and sets it into high gear. The rigorous case studies approach is balanced with applications from real life experiences transported into the classroom by facilitators and students, who hold key positions in the private and public sectors.

Firm on standards and quality, the program allows the student to tailor the study route to meet personal and professional specific requirements. It is specifically designed to provide an intellectually demanding and rigorous plan of action that enables the student to work towards an MBA on a subject-by-subject basis.

In today's business environment, the difference between success and failure can be determined by being the first to develop and implement new and innovative ideas. Hence, the program also equips students to become managers who can make difficult and challenging decisions to ensure the prosperity and continuity of their organizations.


Student needs to complete 54 credits to be considered for the award of the degree. This can be obtained on two tracks:

1.    Thesis track – student takes 14 courses (42 credits), and writes a thesis (12 credits) that is then submitted in the official format. A final defense of the thesis is set with the presence of the official representatives from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS).

2.    Non-thesis track - student takes 14 courses (42 credits), and in lieu of the thesis, takes four more subjects (12 credits) one of which is a research report that is also submitted in the official format. Final submission of this report serves as the basis for the student to take the state examinations set by the Graduate School with official observers from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS).

The GPA requirement in all courses must be met in both tracks.


This program is made available on weekends and weekdays.
1.    For weekends:
         Saturday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.; and 5:15-8:15 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00-11:00 a.m.; and 12:00-3:00 p.m.
2.    For weekdays:
         Monday to Friday: 5:30-8:30 p.m.



Course CodeCourse Description / TitleNumber of CreditsTotal Number of Credits
Basic Courses12
GBA 101*Statistics3 
GBA 102*Research Methods3 
GBA 103*International Organizational Behavior3 
GBA 104*Managerial Accounting3 
Major Courses18
GBA 205*International Human Resource Management3 
GBA 206*Strategic Management**3 
GBA 208Marketing Management3 
GBA 210*Corporate Finance3 
GBA 311Entrepreneurship3 
GBA 301*Project Management**3 
Elective / Cognate Courses12
GBA 209*Total Quality Management3 
GBA 207International Business3 
GBA 313*Capital Market and Fund Raising3 
GBA 314*Managerial Economics 3 
Options for Thesis or Non Thesis Tract12
Option 1: For Thesis Tract
GBA 415AThesis Writing12 
Option 2: For Non Thesis Tract
GBA 415BBusiness Management Research Project3 
GBA 416*Management Ethics 3 
GBA 417*Production and Operation Management 3 
GBA 418*Leadership3 
Total 5454


  • The first three letters of the Course Code represents the Master's Program/Degree
  • The first number of the Course Code represents the semester where such course is approximately offered  
  • The last two numbers of the Course Code represent the order of the subjects required to finish the said degree
  • Courses with * are common subjects for MBA and MDM
  • Courses with ** are subjects for State Exams
  • NUGS reserves the right to change some of these courses from time to time in order to provide its students with the kind of education that meets the need of Cambodian's organizations and the country's development requirements.