FAQs

You may find further information about MBA-MCI Program in this section, where the most frequently asked questions of perspective students are collected.

General Questions

The consulting concept is extremely broad. In order to be a good consultant, you have to be a good businessman or manager first. The MBA-MCI provides the knowledge of a general MBA program together with insights from a consultant’s perspective.

About 30% of our current students are CEOs or chairmen at their companies, another 25% are engineers, and the rest are senior managers. They come from various backgrounds and with different specializations. Especially, intake 2010 has welcome 7 international students joining the program.

Vietnam is a very promising market. As consulting reflects the economic picture, the Vietnamese economic growth definitely leads to the development of consulting field.

No. We understand that students are busy with work and family. However, when you determined to pursue an MBA-MCI degree, you have to set it as your top priority. On the other hand, complying with MBA-MCI regulations, students are allowed to be absent up to 30% of all teaching sessions. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that the absence rate should be kept at the minimum.

Firstly, it should be emphasized that all professors, regardless where they come from, are internationally recognized. The selection process is carefully carried out to meet the strict FIBAA criteria and UNW standards. For your information, 70-80% professors come from UNW.

It is case-by-case. We have to look at your degree, transcript…before making any decisions. However, you are recommended to come to class to enrich your knowledge about consulting.

The courses are 70 - 80% similar. However, in Switzerland there are some classes in German beside classes in English, but in Vietnam we only offer classes in English.

No, it is not. You only receive one MBA degree from UNW.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have any scholarship for EMBA-MCI students.

There are 2 kinds of Pre-MBA courses. The eight-week English courses, which intensively focus on speaking and writing, are compulsory for anyone who has not yet met the English requirement. The other kind which includes 4 optional executive course training: Marketing for Manager 1&2, Management in consulting and Consulting skills for anyone with intention to strengthen their knowledge in management and consulting field before joining the official MBA program.

Class Organization

The program requires students to finish 60 European credits in 2 years for graduation so the schedule is pretty tight. Students will study from 6 to 9 PM on weekdays and from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Students will have a short break between each Module for self study (normally 1 week). The detailed schedule for each semester will be sent to students in advance.

In case you could not successfully complete a course or fail the exam twice, you have to repeat with paying full tuition fee for the program.

All classes are held in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet St, Dist. 10, HCMC

Qualification and Selection Process

Yes. We welcome students with different specializations. It does not matter if you are a businessman or not. We are looking for candidates with leadership and good people skills.

One-day as EMBA-MCI” Program is open to all students and completely free of charge. It is compulsory that your CV and application letter are submitted to EMBA-MCI Office via email address mci2014@mba-mci.edu.vn. However, we only admit 3-5 applicants/course to maintain the class quality. Hence, it is first come, first serve.

Firstly, if you would like to spend the last semester in Switzerland, the tuition fee is 1000 Swiss franc more. Also, it is your sole responsiblity to take care of all expenditures during your stay. The visa shouldn’t be any problem because UNW and our office in Vietnam will help you with all necessary documents for your visa process.

Yes. EMBA – MCI is the European qualified program offered by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and University of Applied Science and Arts North Western Switzerland (FHNW).  Its degree is issued by FHNW and recognized by Switzerland government, FIBAA, Vietnam National University – HCMC, ISO 9001:2008.

For now, the program is only offered once a year. Application dates are as below:

  • Application Submission: within annual June.
  • English Entrance Test: Within 7 days from submission.
  • Interview: Within 7 days from submission.
  • Opening & First Module: Annual June.

Applicants are required an English test if they have not yet obtained an international certificate in English proficiency (IELTS 6.0, or TOEFL 550 or Bachelor Degree with major in English at a recognized University). The test is designed with general business content and includes writing and reading skills. Moreover, we also test for English listening and speaking skills  in the interview.

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