Uni fails to cope with demand for MBA


THERE is a big demand for spaces in the Master of Business Administration programme at the University of Papua New Guinea, an official says.
Professor Lekshmi Pillai, the executive dean of the School of Business and Public Policy, said 47 would be graduating today in the business field.
“We receive around 100 applications for the executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme but accept (only) up to 35,” Pillai said.
“This year, we received 75 applications for the Master of Economics and Public Policy (programme) and we accepted 35. There were 25 applicants for the Master of Human Resources Management.”
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is awarding 10 scholarships for those selected for the programme, including public servants.
Pillai said the programme was offered with the support of the Development Policy Centre of Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University.
“Five lecturers from ANU are working with us to teach in the programme.
“We invite qualified people from National Research Institute, Department of Finance and Treasury to teach our students.”