MBA: Course Catalogue
Provides students the chance to examine a variety of communication techniques, formats and processes for sharing organizational information, placing special emphasis on developing clear written communication and oral presentation skills. Students will also explore the use of audiovisual and electronic media to enhance the quality of presentation and communication. Through assignments and hands-on group activities, students will learn how to develop effective memoranda and reports, as well as how to plan and present effective briefing and public presentations utilizing audiovisual and electronic media.
Provides students with the opportunity to observe application of moral philosophy with regard to the social responsibility of business, corporate governance, and business/governmental relations. Students will be provided ample chances to examine other issues, including: the rights and obligations of employers and employees; hiring, firing and discrimination; gathering, concealing and gliding information; and issues in dealing with foreign cultures. Through practical application, students will also be asked to consider how organizations can be guided toward fulfilling their social responsibilities on a local, national, and global level.
Allows students to explore the various theories and models of organizational change and development. Students will direct their focus on the human and economic factors in organizational change, and restructuring and its impact. Students will learn to recognize and consider the following: the role of general and specific environmental forces for change as well as the impact of change on organizational stakeholders. Students will be challenged to develop action plans to bring about effective organizational change and high quality operations.
Balances finance, marketing, and operating decisions for doing business in a multi-currency environment. The course also examines government policies, financial analysis and planning, capital budgeting, and investment decisions in a global environment. Students will discover why interest rates change, learn to recognize and apply risk management techniques including: currency risks, in business decisions, and develop discounted cash flow models for investment decisions.
Analyzes the integration of various business functions with the economic, legal, political, and cultural patterns affecting global business. Students will be called upon to think as global citizens as they examine the development and implementation of strategic business planning in a multicultural environment and explore the mechanical aspects of global trade. Other topics covered include: developing and employing business strategies for cross-cultural business environments and the methods involved for providing good services and information across borders.
Explores the concepts and techniques of Talent Management with an emphasis on knowledge for practicing managers. Topics that will be addressed include: developing the ability to design and implement a systematic human resource management structure in terms of recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, and compensating employees. The latest practices in talent development and employee retention are also covered. Students will learn to recognize the value added to an organization by its human resources in terms of strategic competitive advantage and be given ample opportunity through case studies to evaluate HR policies and practices as a system based on the interdependence of internal and external factors.
Provides an in-depth examination of theories pertaining to the study of leadership. It also analyzes the application of leadership skills needed for managerial success and organizational effectiveness in all cultural environments to achieve global competitiveness placing emphasis on high-quality operations. Students will be guided to develop an integrated perspective of leadership to improve organizational effectiveness and learn to identify and apply appropriate leadership styles, behaviors, and characteristics.
Surveys the various methods of forecasting and management decision criteria based on analysis of internal and external corporate financial statements. Further, it examines the nature of cost accounting information and how it is used to make managerial decisions that create competitive advantage. Other topics include: developing the ability to incorporate financial information into operational control and analyzing financial statements in relation to the viability of a business. Utilizing historic accounting and environmental information to draw inferences about future management decisions, students should be able to identify and correct operational control using financial information in an application based final project.
Analyzes markets and competition and develops the ability to understand customer-oriented management decisions. The course also analyzes multiple markets and the competition, including the alignment of marketing strategy in light of operational strengths. Further, it recognizes the value of a customer-oriented marketing strategy which incorporates the view that customers are looking for value added. Students are given the opportunity to use marketing principles and techniques in making business decisions.
Explores the field of behavioral sciences to demonstrate an understanding of the importance and interrelationship between behavior at the individual, group and organizational levels. The dynamics of groups and interpersonal behavior in establishing collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders are also investigated. Also explored is the application of behavioral science knowledge in order to create and sustain high-performing organizations with reference to internal and external organizational relationships and how to integrate the human element in long-term and short-term managerial decision-making with references to the internal and external organizational contexts.
Develops the ability to utilize descriptive and inferential statistics in making business decisions. It examines the application of practical quantitative methods to common business problems based on scientific testing, multiple linear regression, and other statistical tools. Students are guided to evaluate, interpret and apply quantitative models.