Executive MBA Kuwait

MBA Degree
Start Date
2 years


The MBA program at MSM Kuwait provides state-of-the-art management education to managers and mid-career professionals from all over the world. It has been developed for managers and entrepreneurs who have at least three years of appropriate work experience and a passion for facing the challenges involved in successfully managing and leading organizations in a multicultural, global context. The program combines the latest management thinking with practice and applied research, with an emphasis on leading and managing in multicultural settings.

The MBA program is offered in three specializations:
International Business
Banking and Finance
Retail Management

MBA program objectives

Enhance and develop previous relevant experience in business and management.

  • Prepare participants for leadership and transformational roles in business.
  • Develop strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Develop an understanding and provide experience of global business issues.
  • Develop the ability to apply previous and newly acquired knowledge and experience to complex business issues in a range of contexts.
  • Develop knowledge, at an advanced level, of organizations, their management and the environment in which they operate.
  • Develop interpersonal and group-working skills.
  • Encourage lifelong learning and personal development.

Click here for the Education and Examination regulations (EER) of all the MSM programs.


The 70 ECTS* Executive MBA program consists of eight modular lecturer sessions and the completion of a final project, being either an academic research paper, business consultancy project or business plan.

Phase Course Educational hours** ECTS
Understanding Finance Finance 84 3
Accounting for Managers 84 3
Developing a
Business Plan
Digital Transformation 84 3
Entrepreneurship 84 3
Business Research Tools Research Methods 84 3
Decision-Making Tools 84 3
Creating Value Marketing in a Global Context 84 3
Global Supply Chain Management 84 3
Strategic Orientation Economics for Managers 84 3
Global Corporate Strategy 84 3
Changing World Change Management 84 3
Leadership & Organizational Behavior 84 3
Global Responsibility Managing Cultural Diversity 84 3
Corporate Responsibility and Ethics 84 3
Specialization*** Specialization course 1 84 3
Specialization course 2 84 3
Specialization course 3 84 3
Specialization course 4 84 3
Final paper Academic  Research Paper / Business Consultancy Project / Business Plan, including presentation 448 16
Total 1960 hours 70 ECTS

*  The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program.

** 1 ECTS corresponds with 28 hours of study (includes both face-to-face and self-study

*** Check for available specializations at MSM Kuwait: info@msm-kuwait.com


MBA Admission Requirements  

1.Completed application form.

2.Certified copies of Bachelor’s degree(s) with certified English translation. (Please bring along the original copies for verification).

3.Certified copies of Academic transcripts with certified English translation. (Please bring along the original copies for verification).

4.Personal CV in English.

5.Three recommendation letters. (These can be from a work place or from an academic body). All letters should be on a letterhead and duly signed.

6.Evidence of work experience. Candidates must provide letters of confirmation from current and previous employers. The letter must show job title(s) and dates of employment. If you have worked in more than one place, please bring a letter from each one. Candidates should have at least three years of appropriate work experience. (In the case of candidates who have worked whilst studying, their applications will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis).

7.English Language equivalent to either TOEFL IBT score of 88 or IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. If an applicant has completed their undergraduate degree in English, they will be exempted from this condition.

8.After an applicant has been admitted, he/she will be required to either demonstrate a GMAT of 600 or take the four online levelling courses (Economics, Finances, Statistics and Accounting). These courses must be completed with a satisfactorily level prior to the start of their first course.

9.Motivation letter. The letter should have the candidate’s name, application number and signature at the end. It should also answer the following two questions with around 300 words each:

Why did you choose to study for a Master degree and, more specifically, to study at MSM?

What do you expect to gain from studying at MSM and how will this contribute to your professional or personal development?

10.KD 35 application fee. If the candidate has already applied to the MBA less than one year ago, a new application fee will not be required.

11.Copy of passport.

12.Three passport-size photographs.

13.Copy of Civil ID.

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