Universiti Brunei Darussalam Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS)

Introduction

ABOUT FBEPS

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS) is one of the six Faculties in Universiti Brunei Darussalam. It is the second largest Faculty in UBD, in terms of the number of staff and students. At the start of the academic year 2009/2010, FBEPS started to offer a new and innovative undergraduate programme, Bachelor of Business. This new programme is designed to ensure that students are more diversified in their knowledge through the application of depth and breadth modules, and exposed to the real life experiences through the Discovery Year in their Year 3. Apart from that, FBEPS also offers a variety of graduate programmes by coursework and by research, both in full- or part-time mode. FBEPS has the highest number of graduate students compared to the other Faculties, with quite a number of international students. Recently with the introduction of the UBD Graduate Research Scholarship, FBEPS has welcomed quite a number of overseas PhD students.

Programmes

Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business offers students the choice of a variety of majors that will equip them with the skills to succeed in the modern world. Innovative programmes in Business Administration, Economics and Accounting & Finance coupled with modules in governance and enterprise ensure that students are qualified for employment in both the private and public sectors. In addition, the chance to study a variety of modules outside the primary discipline and the option of Study Abroad Programme, Internships at selected companies in Brunei or overseas and Community Outreach and student Enterprise Programmes during the Discovery Year will add to students’ learning experience and marketability. Unlike graduates from traditional degrees, the breadth modules and Discovery Year programme will prepare graduates from this degree for the world beyond university.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies strives to provide a rich learning environment for future generations of leaders of the public and private sectors in Brunei, and also to be an accessible source of professional knowledge and expertise for the community.

MA Programme

The Master of Arts Programme can be taken either by coursework or by research. Masters by coursework will equip students with up-to-date knowledge, skills and tools that are required to pursue a career in Economics, Management, Business Administration, Islamic Finance and Logistics or related disciplines. Masters by research will equip students with research skills that are required by the public or private sectors, as well as to prepare students for further research for doctoral study.


PhD Programme

This programme is designed to produce competent researchers who can contribute to the body of knowledge in their discipline. Economics, Management, Finance and Public Policy are the four specialisation areas offered by the Faculty.

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Master

Master of Economics (M.Econ) by Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

Master of Economics by research was introduced by the Faculty in 2011. The programme allows students to pursue an original research on an approved topic with the aim of developing in-depth knowledge in a specialised area. The programme develops [+]

Master of Economics (M.Econ) by Research

Master of Economics by research was introduced by the Faculty in 2011. The programme allows students to pursue an original research on an approved topic with the aim of developing in-depth knowledge in a specialised area. The programme develops students’ economic research skills to a professional standard. It is also designed to help them master economic analysis and develop their confidence in analysing issues and answering questions relevant to their research areas of interest. The programme is suitable for students with an honours degree in economics or in related discipline, and individuals who intend to pursue further studies at the doctoral level or who aim for senior managerial roles in the private and public sectors.... [-]


Master of Economics by Coursework

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

Master of Economics by coursework is designed to equip students with up-to-date tools and skills in theory, application and quantitative methods. Core modules offered in this programme provide students the necessary knowledge and skills needed to work [+]

Master of EconomicsMaster of Economics by coursework is designed to equip students with up-to-date tools and skills in theory, application and quantitative methods. Core modules offered in this programme provide students the necessary knowledge and skills needed to work as an economist. Optional modules can be chosen according to students’ personal interests and preferences in diverse areas in economics and on their desire to work with either the government or in the private sector, either locally or abroad. There is some flexibility in choosing an elective module from within the Faculty or outside it provided the module is relevant to the programme. All students write an Academic Report, completing the 40 credit units required for the degree. Offered inAugust... [-]


Master of Finance (MF) by Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

The Master of Finance (MF) by Research programme allows candidates to pursue original research on an approved topic with the aim of developing in-depth knowledge in a specialist area [+]

Master of Finance (MF) by Research

 

Master of Finance by research provides a solid theoretical base and training for students to help them develop the capacity to conduct rigorous independent research in broad areas of finance (including Islamic finance, banking, and accounting). The programme serves as a stepping stone to students wishing to continue their studies at the doctorate level in finance and related fields. It is also ideally suited for students seeking successful careers in the finance industry as an equity researcher, a financial analyst, a corporate finance officer, a valuation expert, or an investment banker. The programme’s current fields of concentration includes, but not limited to, financial markets, corporate financial management, funds and treasury management, international finance, investment banking, accounting numbers and valuation.... [-]


Master of Islamic Finance by Coursework

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

The objectives of Master of Islamic Finance programme are to develop competent professionals equipped with technical skills capable of managing the challenges in the areas [+]

Master of Islamic Finance

 

The objectives of Master of Islamic Finance (MIF) programme are to develop competent professionals equipped with technical skills capable of managing the challenges in the areas of Islamic financial products and services. Students will be provided with practical skills and knowledge about the dynamic of Islamic finance to enable them to excel in the working environment with special emphasis on Islamic ethical and moral values.  Offered inAugust

 

DurationFull time – 18 months.Part time – 2-4 years

 

Structure9 core modules and any 3 optional modules to be fully completed. Each module carries 4 modular credits.... [-]


Master of Logistics by Coursework

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

Master of Logistics programme is designed to give a practical and theoretical approach to understanding the forces underlying the functions and operations of logistics [+]

Master of Logistics

 

 Master of Logistics (ML) by coursework is designed to give a practical and theoretical approach to understanding the forces underlying the functions and operations of logistics, transport and supply chain management. It applies a broad based, capability-driven curriculum aimed at enriching students’ skills in meeting the challenges and demands of global and domestic markets. Most modules place strong emphasis on addressing the strategic factors of servicing customer through the activities of dynamic and complex supply chain. In addition, students learn how to implement an efficient and effective supply chain management performance within and between organisations.  Offered inAugust... [-]


Master of Management by Coursework

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

This programme provides students with a robust concept of strategic or general management and ability to apply and integrate multidisciplinary perspectives. It provides students with the knowledge of functional concepts and processes such as [+]

Master of Management

This programme provides students with a robust concept of strategic or general management and ability to apply and integrate multidisciplinary perspectives. It provides students with the knowledge of functional concepts and processes such as production, marketing, finance and information management which are part of most organisations and an understanding of the human dimensions of management both in general and in particular in the areas of organisation theory, human resource management and interpersonal communications. Students will be equipped with knowledge of change management and leadership skill required in its implementation. Linking theory with practice underlies the distinctive approach of the programme. This is reflected in assignments and exercises which are designed to link contemporary knowledge to current management problems in the region.... [-]


Master of Management by Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

This programme offers advanced level of management studies for good business, technology, arts and humanities to graduates, who are interested to pursue knowledge, acquire necessary skills in management through research, and apply interdisciplinary [+]

Master of Management by Research

This programme offers advanced level of management studies for good business, technology, arts and humanities to graduates, who are interested to pursue knowledge, acquire necessary skills in management through research, and apply interdisciplinary approaches to address and resolve questions in work-based management issues. It has also been designed to enable students to extend their critical understanding of practice within strategic or functional areas through the use of action learning, case research and reflective practice; and to develop their conceptual and analytical thinking, research and writing skills necessary to complete a research dissertation.... [-]


Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

Campus Full time 18  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan

The Programme provides a specialist understanding of the practical aspects of managing public policy dynamics in the current era of globalization and emerging economic prospects and challenges. It will cater to the need of different specialist policy managers in [+]

MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT (MPPM)The Programme provides a specialist understanding of the practical aspects of managing public policy dynamics in the current era of globalization and emerging economic prospects and challenges. It will cater to the need of different specialist policy managers in government and corporate sectors, it will offer a uniquely-balanced policy study programme with core public policy and management modules such as policy analysis, public finance, and economics on the one hand and a range of leading-edge policy issues on energy, economy, Islamic governance and health on the other. The Programme will be of value to those graduate students, who intend to pursue professional career in government service and other policy, business and third sector organizations. Offered in: January Duration: Full time - 18 months... [-]