MBA Kuwait

MBA Degree
Start Date
October 2016
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.


The MBA program that consists of 70 ECTS credits in total is divided into different segments: Functional Core (Foundation and Core Segment), Integration and Specialization segment.

Course Lecture
hours (1)
Functional Core
Finance 3 24
Accounting for Managers 3 24
Economics for Managers 3 24
Global Corporate Strategy 3 24
Marketing in the Global Context 3 24
Global Supply Chain Management 3 24
Innovation and New Business Ventures 3 24
Leadership, Change and Organization 3 24
Corporate Responsibility and Ethics 3 24
Total for Functional Core 27 216
Managing Cultural Diversity 3 24
3 Global Business Landscape workshops 1 28
Master Thesis 16 32
Total for Integration 20 84
Statistics 4 32
Research Methods 4 48
Finance in International Markets 3 24
Selected specialization* 12 96
Total for All specialization 23 200
Total for the Program 70 500

*International Business, Banking and Finance or Retail Management


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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