Graduate: 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.
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.
Analyzes business scenarios using scientific methods to structure and support decision making and achieve strategic objectives. It develops the ability of the student to formulate and evaluate multi criteria decisions using production models.
Talent management is essential for identifying an organization’s guiding talent principles and linking them to the business strategy. It is implemented by defining capabilities, attracting the right candidates, having specific selection criteria, developing needed skills, and retaining high performers and potentials. Changes in technology, global competition for talent, and worker needs and expectations have considerable implications for talent management strategies and the practices needed to stay profitable, productive, and competitive. Corporations have learned that designing and implementing the right human resources policies and programs increases loyalty and commitment to the organization, promotes better decision-making for both the organization and the employee, and generates measurable returns (e.g., increased productivity, cost reduction).
In today’s globally competitive and constantly changing business environment, effective human resource management skills are more important than ever before. If managed carefully, human resource management becomes a strategic advantage to the company. To meet this challenge, effective and competitive organizations realize that human resource recruiting and selecting employees, with professional expertise as well as ongoing training, is the key to achieving corporate goals.
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.
Focus is on a disciplined approach to building cross-functional teams and managing the processes for maintaining horizontal work flow and project coordination while managing costs, schedules, resources, and quality to satisfy customer needs.
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.