MEMBA Programme Structure
The MEMBA programme has three key elements. These elements are as follows:
1. Pre-Module Learning Activities
2. On- Campus Learning Sessions
3. Post-Module Learning Activities
Pre Module Activities: The pre-module course preparation refers to time dedicated to learn and brush up key concepts that are necessary to prepare for the on-campus sessions. Essentially, these pre-module sessions involve having a number of online group meetings per course where pre-module cases would be analyzed and discussed among group members. These synchronous group meetings last for 1hr 15 minutes per meeting. Thereafter, each group member is required to turn in reports on the analysis of the assigned cases. All group members are required to log in at their own convenience and participate in the group meetings for the stipulated periods. Assignments are to be submitted and records of attendance will be taken by the MEMBA programme manager.
On-Campus Learning Sessions: These involve regular intensive week sessions at the LBS campus. Each three unit course features 16 sessions while 1.5 unit courses feature 9 sessions. Case studies and other learning activities are conducted on campus.
Post-Module Learning Activities: Between on-campus modules, there are two sets of activities to help participants apply the learning points from class sessions to the workplace: online discussion forums and practice based learning activities. Online discussion forums are administered by the faculty with the assistance of the programme manager. Each discussion forum typically lasts for 2 hours and the LMS or related tools are used for asynchronous participation. The participating faculty is usually available to give feedback and responses. The second activity is the practice based learning activity where faculty give practical exercises in each course to the participants to help them put the class learning into practice in the work place. The MBA department works closely with faculty teaching in the MEMBA programme to identify suitable practice exercises that are not too time consuming and that meet the requirements of each course.
The MEMBA programme is summarily structured as follows:
1. 4 sessions per lecture day on-campus (16 sessions per 3 unit course, 9sessions for 1.5units)
2. A total of 317 on-campus sessions over a 2 year period
3. Online group meetings per course for pre-module preparation
4. Online discussion forums per course for post-module learning activities
5. Practice based learning activities per course for post-module learning.