Course Description0307511 Accounting for Managerial Decisions Prerequisites: None
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.
Prerequisites: Research Methods and Statistics (0307525)
0307522 Managing Operations
This course provides deeper understanding to the topics and mathematical techniques for solving problems in the design, planning, and controlling of operations and supply chain. Topics covered in this course include forecasting, product design and development, managing quality, layout strategy, supply-chain management, inventory and logistics management, sequencing and scheduling, and quantitative tools for operation managers. The course consists of two major parts: a body of knowledge component which is circulated through the text and lecture material, and a critical thinking part which is obtained through case analysis, discussion and presentations. Students would learn relevant concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the operations and supply chain.
0307541 Marketing Management
The purpose of this course is to advance knowledge and skills in the managerial aspects of marketing. Emphasis will be on the managerial aspects of marketing plans. These include understanding the marketing environment; understanding buyer behavior; marketing planning and strategies; managing the marketing mix: products and services, pricing and channels, promotion; and customer segmentation and positioning.
0307581 Applied Corporate Finance
This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing problems generally faced by corporate managers and explores methods to apply these concepts to contemporary business environment. This course deals with how to invest corporate capitals in different projects that add additional value for the shareholders of corporation while minimizing the cost of corporate capitals. The course puts an emphasis on the role of financial markets in raising equity and debt for the firm and the investors' behavior with respect to corporate payout decisions. The course also covers lease vs. buy decisions as alternative to conventional investment and financing decision.
0307521 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the leadership dimension of managers by dealing with the dynamics of human interactions in organization ns. It addresses issues related to the influence of leadership on the behavior of individuals, teams, and networks in the context of organizational culture. In addition, it shows how to build productive relationships and manage performance for the long -term success of the organization. Overall, the course equips students with a balance of theory and practice on the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. The topics covered in the course include: the nature of managerial work; leadership traits and skills; effective leadership behavior; power and influence; leading change and innovation; leadership in groups and teams; developing leadership skills; and a broad range of leadership theories encompassing contingent cy theories and adaptive leadership, participative leadership, strategic leadership, charismatic and transformational leadership, servant and authentic leadership. The course also covers cross-cultural leadership and diversity and deals with some contemporary issues in leadership.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing/ Dept. Approval
0307524 Managing Strategy
This course deals with the big picture of the organization within the context of its environment. It addresses the question of how to utilize the organization capabilities to seize opportunities and guard against threats in order to achieve superior performance, in the long run, in the face of competition. Students would learn advanced concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the process of strategy making and implementation. Topics covered include: the concepts of strategy and competitive advantage; frameworks and tools for internal and external analyses; strategy in different contexts; the dynamics of strategy making and execution; and current issues in strategy (e.g., the sustainable vs transient nature of competitive advantage, and how to deal with strategy paradoxes and tensions).
0307525 Research Methods and Statistics
This course provides students with understanding of the steps comprising the research methods and statistics. It also provides students with the skills of planning and executing research paper project. The course introduces the student to research methods and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of business research and how research is carried out in management and business settings. The course introduces a range of research paradigms associated with the field of management, business studies and statistics. It also examines various approaches to research in management and business settings. In particular, it introduces students to the various research methods in management and business by providing an overview of the research process. It also helps students understand the different types of research and associated methodologies.
0307532 IT for Decision Makers
This course deals with how information technology (IT) can assist managers in making business decisions and emphasizes the importance of IT skills needed to better manage businesses. This course discusses a range of issues focusing around modern technologies used by businesses around the world. Topics covered include managing Information Technology (IT) as a strategic resource, the business of process engineering, IT planning, IT governance and communication, the Internet and e-Business.
0307542 Consumer Behavior
Consumer buying behavior is a complex activity, which is influenced by many environmental factors. The course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of buyer behavior. Topics include the importance of consumer behavior and research; internal influences such as motivation and involvement, personality, self-image, life-style, perception, learning, attitude formation and change, and communication; external influences such as culture, subculture, social class, reference groups and family, and the diffusion of innovations; and consumer decision making.
0307513 Financial Reporting and Regulations
The course addresses financial accounting theory and practice. It explores the role of financial reporting regulations in governing business operations. It integrates financial reporting regulations to business environment. The course covers several financial reporting topics such as accounting for investments; intangible assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; dilutive securities; and statement of cash flows; in addition to topics related to corporate disclosures. The course emphasizes on "ho w business organizations reports financial information in a coherent way adhering to accounting standards".
0307522 Managing People in Organizations
This course focuses on preparing the future managers for meeting the present and emerging strategic human resource challenges. It evaluates the context of Human Resource Management with regard to equal opportunity and legal environment, managing diversity, and conducting job analysis. It covers the key human resource functions such as recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, reward systems and employee development. The course also emphasizes on the role of governance in human resource management with regard to respecting employee rights, managing discipline, and managing workplace safety and health.
0307523 International Management
The course aims to appraise the global business environment in terms of legal, political, technological, and economic aspects. It unfolds the cultural context of global management in addition to the role of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethic s. The course also emphasizes on strategy formulation and implementation for international and global operations. Moreover, it includes the discussion on global human resource management issues in terms of staffing, training, and compensation. Motivating and leading in the context of international management is also covered
0307526 Managerial Decision Making
This course is designed to improve students' competence in decision making. Students would learn decision making concepts, how to assess decision situations, how to diagnose and frame decision problems, how to use decision making tools to make sound decisions and avoid decision traps. These concepts, skills, and tools are to be learned and practiced in both individual and team contexts. Topics covered in this course include: the nature of managerial decision making; overconfidence; common biases; bounded awareness; framing and the reversal of preferences; motivational and emotional influences on decision making; the escalation of commitment; fairness and ethics in decision making; and how to improve decision making.
0307527 Leading for Accountability
This course aims to prepare students for moral leadership roles. Students would learn how to identify, be sensitive to, and respond appropriately to situations involving moral challenges. The course develops understanding of moral leadership and the skills of making ethical analyses, reasoning, and judgment in managerial decision making situations. The course covers topics such as: honesty and trust in business; social responsibility of business; fairness and justice; international context of business ethics; good leadership; company loyalty and employee responsibility; ethics of corporate governance; and ethics in different functional areas including accounting, finance, investment, marketing, advertising, and sales.Prerequisites: Research Methods and Statistics (0307525)
This course provides an opportunity to undertake an original research on a topic of student's choice that i s directly relevant to his or her area of specialization or within the broader area of business. The project is to focus on original first -hand research that intellectually inquiries into any puzzling real life business problem based the established economic theory. The researcher needs to go beyond the examination of secondary sources of information. He or she will investigate primary and documentary sources, pursue interviews with decision-makers, undertake observation and direct contact with relevant individuals and organizations concerned with the topic. In relevant cases, the researcher will undertake a full-length empirical study by downloading relevant historical data from the professional databases and using advanced statistical packages.
0307530 Project Management
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts in project management from a managerial and practical perspective. It focuses on advanced concepts in contemporary project management, including project planning, project scheduling, project budgeting and cost management, project risk management, project quality management, as well as the impact of new projects on organizational strategic goals. Through practical cases and readings, students will develop critical awareness of, and appreciation for the myriad of issues involved and recent developments in modern project management. Project management software, such as Microsoft Project 2013, will be used to help students learn to organize, integrate and present project information to facilitate project evaluation and management.
Prerequisites: Applied Corporate Finance (0307581)
0307582 Global Financial Management
This course is designed to provide a background of the international financial environment and then to focus on the financial decisions of international firms. Most of the traditional areas of corporate finance are explored but this is done from the perspective of an international business, concentrating on those elements that are rarely encountered by purely domestic firms, namely, the functions and operations of the foreign exchange markets, the economic theories of exchange rates, and the different types of exchange rate regimes. Important strategic aspects covered during the course comprise the capital structure of multinational firms, the impact of exchange rates on capital budgeting decisions, the measurement of foreign exchange rate exposure and risk and generally, financial management problems of doing business in a global environment.
0307529 Entrepreneurship and Organizational Change
The course will expose students to the current thinking in entrepreneurship in order to develop new knowledge and enhance their capabilities in terms of entrepreneurial thinking needed for identifying and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities. The course presents a blended approach and evaluates the notion of entrepreneurship both in terms of starting an entrepreneurial venture as well as being entrepreneurial in an established organization which relates to corporate entrepreneurship. The students will get the opportunity to critically analyze various aspects of entrepreneurial process and other related topics such as creativity and idea generation, business planning, market entry strategies, managing and growing entrepreneurial ventures, and entrepreneurial exit. Firms need to grow due to contemporary pressures and drivers. Under these circumstances, organizational change becomes inevitable. The course integrates the knowledge of entrepreneurship and organizational change and also analyzes the main drivers of change, suggest approaches to diagnose change, plan, implement, communicate, and sustain change.
0301253 Managerial Economics
This course deals with resource allocation and strategic decisions made by managers. The course emphasizes how microeconomic principles can be applied to company decision making. The focus is on stylized practical problems that may face anyone in a management position. The course topics include market analysis, 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.