Admitted candidates study for no tuition or upfront financial committment,
Study in your preferred language, including English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Arabic
The MBA is entirely flexible in every aspect and adapts to your individual needs.
Apply any time, and once admitted, you are ready to go.
The Free MBA reflects SMC’s very own and unique approach towards opening up distance and online education. We bring together the best of all aspects of the education service chain – students, content, knowhow, and practices from all around the world. Courses and certifications included in the program come from world-class institutions. The programme has been designed for seasoned practitioners and influencers in their field, who are used to identifying and dealing with various “real life” opportunities and challenges.
The Free MBA is not just a degree, but a mindset. It is a way of thinking that embraces innovation, creativity, and collaboration. It is a way of learning that adapts to the changing needs of the global market, the digital economy, and the social impact. This MBA is not just about acquiring skills, but about developing competencies. It is not just about mastering theories, but about applying them to real-world problems. This MBA is also not just about getting a new job, but about creating lasting and sustaiable value. This MBA is not just a dream, but a reality.
The internal environment of organizations is influenced by various contemporary issues that this course examines. Some of the topics covered are: how to achieve organizational and individual effectiveness, how to shape and sustain organizational culture, how to practice business ethics, how to lead and manage change (especially in the context of new technologies and globalization), how to utilize teams/groups, how to restructure organizations, how to adapt to changing employment relationships, and how to embrace the diversity of the workforce.
This course covers the fundamentals of accounting theory and principles and how they are applied by managers i.e., decision makers for planning and controlling purposes. Topics include activity-based costing, evaluation of divisional performance, standard cost variances. This course is designed for the users of accounting information.
This course covers the fundamentals of corporate finance, such as accounting statements, security markets, interest rates, taxes, risk analysis, time value of money and the basics of security valuation. The course teaches students how financial managers can increase their firms’ values by making better decisions in areas like capital budgeting, choice of capital structure, and working capital management.
This course teaches students how to apply economic concepts to managerial problems, helping them to make better choices about production and pricing. Students also explore how different types of markets affect business outcomes and strategies. The course covers: demand analysis and forecasting, production and cost functions, pricing and output determination, and market structures.
This course explores the challenges and opportunities of human resources and the dynamic interaction between managers and employees. Students learn about human behaviour and how to apply effective human resource management practices that enhance employee well-being and organizational performance. Topics include: recruitment and selection, staffing, development and performance evaluation of human resources. The course also covers issues such as labour-management relations and ethics.
This course introduces the concepts and practices of digital marketing and e-commerce. It covers topics such as online consumer behavior, web analytics, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, online advertising, mobile marketing, and e-commerce strategies. The course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate effective digital marketing and e-commerce campaigns for various types of businesses and organizations.
The goal of this course is to teach students how to effectively engage in sales & business development activities. Students learn how to lead and support a sales team and how to foster customer relationships. The course covers topics such as designing a sales force program, managing strategic accounts, team building, diversity in the work force, sales force automation, problem-solving skills and financial issues.
This course examines the challenges and opportunities of conducting business across borders. It emphasizes the impact and requirements of international trade on business operations and strategy. The topic is analyzed from various perspectives, including: economic, political, legal, monetary and ethical aspects.
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the main principles and methods of planning, designing, operating, controlling and improving business processes in different types of industries, such as manufacturing and service. The course uses real world examples and case studies from leading companies to illustrate how to apply the theoretical concepts of operations and supply chain management. The course covers important topics in Operations Management, such as: quality management and control, capacity management, plant location, layout and design, production planning and scheduling, supply chain management, and inventory management.
This course introduces the strategic management process, which is how managers create and sustain a long-term competitive edge for their company. The course has three main goals: first, to familiarize students with the key concepts and theories of strategic management; second, to help students relate those concepts to each other; and third, to enable students to apply those concepts to real-world situations. Therefore, the course is a culmination of the program, synthesizing many of the topics covered in previous courses.
This course introduces the concepts and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in business. It covers the fundamentals of AI, such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and deep learning, as well as the ethical and social implications of AI. The course also explores how AI can be used to enhance business processes, products, and services, such as data analysis, decision making, customer service, marketing, and innovation. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand the opportunities and challenges of AI in business, and to critically evaluate and implement AI solutions in various business contexts.
The typical Free MBA student is a mid-career individual who is already established as a business, industry, or thought-leader, or on track to being appointed to a leadership position. The programme has been designed for seasoned practitioners and influencers in their field, who are used to identifying and dealing with various “real life” opportunities and challenges.