Executive Master in Business Administration Program

College of Business Administration


Executive Master in Business Administration Program (EMBA) Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

1. Introduction:

The UOS EMBA program has been designed to deliver high quality management education to middle and upper level managers in the private and public sectors, with an express emphasis on the Gulf and UAE business environments.

The EMBA at UOS is designed to be as rewarding as it is rigorous, providing ample opportunity for personal develop­ ment and professional growth in an interactive learning and teaching environment. The discourse in the EMBA class­ room reflects a participative process of inquiry and insight, guided by our highly qualified faculty.

The overall goal of the EMBA is to deepen and broaden the participant's core managerial competencies to further en­

hance their professional growth.

 

Program Vision:

To be a leading program providing executive higher education in the country and the region.

 

Program Mission:

To equip local and regional managers with vital business education and essential leadership skills needed to become effective and social responsible leaders in today's highly competitive business environment.

 

2. Program Goals & Outcomes:

 

 

Program Goals

 

Program Outcomes


QF Emirates Strands
a.      Demonstrate advanced business knowledge required for effective management of modern business organizations.1.       Discuss the theories and concepts related to various fields of organizational management.

 

Knowledge

2.       Apply technical tools providing up to date solutions to organizations' problems.
3.       Demonstrate comprehensive understanding and holistic view of organizations.
b.      Demonstrate the leadership skills which add value to their organizations.4.       Creatively analyze and solve complex business issues.
Skills
5.       Adapt to uncertain situations and to lead in varying contexts.Role in context
6.       Apply ethical issues while being socially responsible and adopt ethical standards.

Autonomy & responsibility,

                                           self-development

c.       Demonstrate the capabilities to work independently and in group.7.       Take proper initiatives and be self-critical.
Self-development
8.       Work effectively in a team.
Self-development
d.      Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.9.       Write effectively using appropriate concepts and research tools.
Role in context
10.   Present effectively and creatively complex and various topics.
Self-development


 

3. Program Structure:

I. Foundation Courses Students with non-Business degrees can be required to enroll in one or more of the following Foundation courses (15 credit hours) based on their academic and professional background:

 

No.Course No.

 Course  Title

  Credit Hours


10306670lntro. to Math. & Statistics for Business3

20306610
Accounting for Managers3
30306630
Finance for Managers3
40306651Information Technology3
50306660
Principles of Economics3


II. Core Courses: All students are required to complete the following 8 Core courses (24 credit hours):

 

 No.

 Course No.

 Course Title

  Credit Hours

 
10306612Management Accounting and  Control Systems3
20306621Organizational Behavior3
30306625
Leadership and Change Management3
40306671Operations & Supply Chain Management3
50306631Corporate Finance3
60306640Marketing Management3
70306653Management Information Systems3
80306624Strategic Management3


Ill. Elective Courses: Students are required to complete any 3 of the following Elective courses (9 credit hours):

 

 No.

 Course No.

 Course  Title

  Credit Hours

 Prerequisite

 
10306615International Accounting30306510
20306622International Business3-
30306627Human Resources Management3-
40306628Business Ethics3-
50306626Total Quality Management30306500
60306632Investment Analysis30306530
70306633Financial Markets and Institutions30306530
80306634Islamic Finance30306530
90306641Marketing Research30306500 & 0306640
100306642Electronic Commerce30306551
110306661Managerial Economics30306560
120306654Decision Sciences3-
130306644strategic Marketing3-
140306635International Finance3-
150306672Materials Management3-
160306629Managing, Recruiting and Selection3 
170306645Customer Relationship Management3 
180306655Decision Support Systems30306653
190306695Special Topic(s)#13-
200306696Special Topic(s)#23-
210306697Special Topic(s)#33-

 

 

Courses' Descriptions: I. Foundation Courses:

0306670       lntro. to Math. & Statistics for Business                                                                      I         3

Students explore applications of mathematics in economic and business contexts.  Specific topics include functions and related business formulas, tables and graphs, and mathematics for finance, systems of linear equations, and de­ rivatives. The statistical tools of quantitative analysis, emphasizing data presentation, measures of central tendency, random variables, and probability theory, test of hypothesis  and regression  analysis are also covered.

 

0306610       Accounting for Managers                                                                                         I         3

This course deals with concepts, methods, and applications of financial and managerial accounting for planning and control. Topics include: the accounting cycle, preparation and analysis of financial statements, underlying accounting principles, cost behavior relevant information and decision-making.

 

0306630       Finance for Managers                                                                                                I         3

This course covers a survey of financial markets and instruments, an examination of major financial decisions faced by organizations, principles of corporate financial management, and principles of investing.

 

0306651       Information Technology                                                                                            I         3

This course presents a combination of concepts for understanding the use of information technology in organiza­ tions, overview of the key technologies, and development and implementation processes. Emphasis was placed on understanding design, development, and use alternatives and their key differences.

 

0306660       Principles of Economics                                                                                             I         3

This course is a survey of microeconomics and macroeconomics principles and applications.  Topics covered include: basic theory and economic  analysis of prices, markets, production,  wages, interest, rent and profits; national income analysis;  movements  in prices and national output; inflation and unemployment; monetary and fiscal policies.

 

II. Core Courses:


0306612       Management  Accounting and Control Systems                                                        I         3

This course explores the role of management accounting information in managing organizations.  It focuses on the fundamental concepts and techniques that are used in generating management accounting reporting reports.  The course also emphasizes on how managers use management accounting reports to control and evaluate organiza­tions and organizational members' performance.  The course  provides  practical  applications  on how the concepts and the techniques are used for planning organizations' operations,  controlling  organizations' activities and enabling rationale decision making and performance evaluation.

 

0306621       Organizational Behavior                                                                                            I         3

This course is organized around three levels of focus: individuals, groups (teams), and organizations.  It will start at the individual level with topics such as learning, personality, interpersonal perception, values, ethics, and motivation. Then examine how individuals fit together into groups and teams. Also it will discuss organizational culture and struc­ ture, and examine how these concepts can influence behavior in the organization. This class will require students to apply their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and information synthesis skills in many different ways.


This course focuses on the classical and modern aspects of organizations and the role of managers as leaders and facilitators of change. The main focus of the course is to provide students with knowledge and skills on different ap­ proaches to leadership from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The course deals with different forms of leaderships in a corporate setting, and their importance in achieving the organization's overall goals. The courses also exposes students to the way in which Leaders may facilitate different types of change and how they may analyze

the elements that make change difficult, and ways to facilitate change.

 

0306671     I Operations & Supply Chain Management                                                                        I     3

The aim of any organization is to deliver goods and services with the right quality, quantity, cost and availability that will satisfy the customers' needs while at the same time making the most effective use of its resources. This can only be achieved through competent design of products, processes and work for employees, and effective strategic planning and control of operations. This course will introduce the fundamental principles of the subject of Operations and Supply Chain Management which addresses these issues and provide an insight into how reflective application of key operational techniques can ensure the effective delivery of products and services, and how the revenue side

of the Supply Chain Management decisions have a direct impact on the market penetration and customer service.

 

0306631     I Corporate Finance                                                                                                         I     3

This course aims at providing an overview of the theory and practice of corporate finance in a global context. Through­

out the course we show how to use financial theory to solve practical problems, and also to illuminate the facts and institutional material that students of corporate finance must absorb.

 

0306640     I Marketing Management                                                                                                 I     3

The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in the managerial aspects of marketing. The course provides an understanding of marketing as the basis for general management decision-making and as a framework

for analyzing business situations.

 

0306653     I Management  Information  Systems                                                                               I     3

This course provides students with the information systems fundamentals necessary to operate effectively in a com­ puterized business environment. The course provided an overview of the components, operations, and roles of information systems in business environments. Major concepts and recent developments in computer hardware, software, telecommunications, and database management technologies are presented, and the strategic, global, and

ethical dimensions of information systems are discussed.

 

0306624     I Strategic Management                                                                                                   I     3

Strategic management is concerned with managing organizations for long-term success. It involves developing or­ ganization's ends-missions, directions, and goals-; means-strategies, structures, systems, and policies- to achieve them; and ways to control performance within the context of the wider environment. It is a continuous iterative pro­

cess of making, implementing and monitoring and controlling strategic decisions.

 

Ill. Elective Courses:

0306615     ! International  Accounting                                                                                            I     3

The global challenges of doing business recently require accountants and managers who are more aware of the in­ ternational financial complexities involved and who have knowledge and understanding relevant to solving problems arising the ever increasing pace international business, finance and investment. This course will give the students the opportunity to learn about the international accounting from a perspective similar to what they will experience in the business world.


 

0306622        International Business                                                                                   I         3

This course concentrates on the strategic decisions and operational activities that managers of international busi­ nesses must undertake in formulating and implementing their business plans. Topics covered include: country fac­ tors, the global trade and investment environment, the global monetary system, the strategy and structure of interna­ tional business, and business operations.

 

0306627        Human Resources  Management                                                                                I         3

An overview of how businesses acquire, maintain, and develop their human resources. It introduces the challenges of human resource management and presents the key concepts, issues, and practices. Emphasis is on applications of theory and practice.

 

0306628        Business  Ethics                                                                                                I         3

The objective of this course is to provide a general framework of ethics within the context of international business, particularly the Middle East culture. Topics covered include religious values and ethics; moral standards and cultural values; ethics and the law; and the relativity of ethical principles.

 

0306626        Total Quality Management                                                                             I          3

In order to improve quality, reduce costs and shorten lead times, companies need to adopt a comprehensive ap­ proach to TQM. This approach should go beyond the slogans of «do it right the first time» and «zero defects» to provide ways and means of integrating values, structures and tools in order to produce the quality organization. This course presents an integrative approach to TQM.

 

0306632       I    Investment Analysis                                                                                             I         3

This course covers portfolio selection theory and security valuation models. Particular emphasis is placed on stocks, bonds, and financial futures and options. The theoretical part is complemented by a set of cases in investment where students have the opportunity to make investment decisions with emphasis being placed on the application of finan­ cial theory.

 

0306633       I    Financial Markets and Institutions                                                                      I          3

This course is a survey of money and capital markets. It includes a study of the intermediation process and the func­ tions and operations of intermediaries and financial institutions in money and capital markets. The course focuses on the emerging money and capital markets in the Arab Gulf region.

 

0306634        Islamic Finance                                                                                                     I         3

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of Islamic Banking, and the role of Islamic bank prod­ucts in retail banking, investment banking and project finance.

 

0306641       I    Marketing Research                                                                                            I         3

This course provides an advanced understanding of marketing research along an applied orientation. A thorough coverage of the steps comprising the marketing research process from defining the problem to developing an ap­ proach, to formulating a research design, and designing questionnaires.

 

0306642        Electronic  Commerce                                                                                           I         3

The course covers electronic commerce from an economic and strategic perspective. Topics covered include: busi­ ness to business E-commerce; business to consumer E-commerce; management of an E-commerce project; fi­ nancial and legal framework for E-commerce; security issues of transactions and payment; and E-commerce best practices.


This course covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision-making. Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, forecasting, production and cost analysis, market structure, risk analysis, linear programming, decision making under uncertainty, regulatory theory and the role of government in the market.


0306654       I Decision Sciences                                                                                               I            3

This course is intended to improve the decision making and problems solving skills of managers. It focuses on the quantitative techniques that are used to solve managerial problems. Topics to be covered include linear programming, decision analysis, game theory, project management, forecasting, inventory models, waiting lines, and simulation

 

0306644     I Strategic Marketing                                                                                              I            3

The main objective of this course is in helping you develop skills and gain experience in formulating and imple­ menting marketing strategy. The objective is more in-depth exploration of the concepts learned in the introductory marketing course by using case studies to highlight various strategic decisions involving product planning, pricing, marketing channels and advertising planning and management in the light of the environmental analysis. This course

examines the key aspects of marketing strategy topics and presents an assessment and synthesis of recent thinking.

 

0306635      International  Finance                                                                                         I            3

This course includes the fundamentals of financial evaluation, tools, and procedures, which are needed to facilitates decision making of multinational corporations .The course also covers theories of international finance, the currency

markets, and foreign exchange risk.

 

0306672      Materials Management                                                                                       I          3

Purchasing function and its integration as a subsystem into material planning, procurement, movement, and storage

activities within an organization. Includes purchasing management, purchasing policy and procedures, and material and logistic system components.

 

0306629      Managing,  Recruiting  and Selection                                                                  I          3

This course introduces the student to the basic principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. Students will be introduced to the various approaches and strategies in staffing, planning, recruiting and selection. Topics covered include job analysis, recruitment, selection, and performance assessment. In particular, the course will expose stu­ dents to the various instruments of recruitment and selection, including Job Analysis, Techniques of Screening and

Interviewing job candidates, reference checks, testing..etc).

 

0306645      Customer Relationship Management                                                                   I           3

Managing relationships with customers has become a critical organizational capability. Get effective strategies for gaining and retaining customers by utilizing the latest advanced technologies. CRM is an approach to increasing profitability by managing current customers; migrating customers to be more profitable; and identifying potential cus­ tomers and turning them into customers. This course discovers the process of understanding, creating and delivering value to targeted business markets and individual customers. It also offers students with the essential knowledge and skills to conduct consumer analyses that can be used for understanding markets and formulating effective marketing

strategies.

 

0306655      Decision Support  Systems                                                                               I              3

This course gives a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of managerial decision making and supporting technologies. It emphasizes teaching students the methods and skills of analyzing, modelling, and solving managerial problems using available computer software support. It also provides students with basic understanding of the process of effective DSS design and development.

 

0306695 Special Topic(s) 1

Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.


0306696 Special Topic(s) 2

Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.


 0306697 Special Topic(s) 3

Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.