This first part of the course covers the three inter-related financial functions; capital budgeting, corporate finance (including cost of capital, capital structure, and dividend policy), and the portfolio theory. Then, an analytical approach is taken where objectives are specified, constraints recognized and the resource allocation of capital on both personal and corporate level is investigated. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
This course focuses on the design and implementation of marketing plans. The emphasis is on management decision-making. The student will learn approaches and techniques of formulating marketing objectives, identifying alternative strategies, preparing the marketing plans, and implementing and controlling the plan. These techniques and approaches will be applied in the solution of marketing management cases throughout the course. A field project involving the formulation of marketing management plan provides the student with a first hand experience in the planning process. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
Areas covered include size and location choices, process and equipment selection, aggregate production planning and scheduling, production and inventory control, distribution system, project control, assembly-line balancing, and sampling inspection and quality control. Also discussed are aggregate scheduling, job-shop scheduling, and equipment replacement. Students have team responsibility for case analysis and presentation. Emphasis is placed to the awareness and resolution of difficulties encountered in attempting to apply theoretical models to actual decision situations. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
An introduction to the cultural, economic and political aspects of domestic, international and foreign environments and their effects on the international operations of business firms. The student is familiarized with the expanded world of the international business by examining the underlying concepts of international economic theory; developing a framework for examining the country’s constraints (sociological, educational, economic, politico-legal) and relating them to the operations of multinational enterprises; studying the relationship between the international firms and the state with particular reference to foreign ownership policies; payments concepts; and the role of multi-national enterprises in economic development and planned economies. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
This Course is concerned with the justification, selection, design and implementation of business information systems. Systems to service the functional requirements of the organizations and concepts of total information systems will be considered. The case study method will be used extensively in this course. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
The aim of this course is to provide the students with thorough knowledge of the managerial policy-making process. This is approached in a theoretical way by delving deeply into descriptive theory on topics such as goal systems, organizational structure, managerial work, unprogrammed decision-making and strategy-making, and by assessing the relevance of management science techniques at the policy level. This course contains three essential elements; reading of the theory is applied in the field studies and the results are discussed in the seminar. In field studies, the students work in groups (say, of five) and analyze various policy aspects of one organization (of their own choosing) throughout the semester. This course thus provides a workshop in which students can study and improve their skills in field research, problem formulation and solution and group decision-making. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.
This course aims the students to develop the students skill in analysis and decision-making. The cases selected will focus on the multi-functional problems of general management and will require the student to integrate the techniques and concepts presented in other courses.
The course provides explicit instructions and practices in defining administrative problems, evaluation, various types of evidences and assumptions; exploring alternative courses of action; making definite decisions and outlining programs of action to implement these decisions. The course also aims to develop the student’s skills in presenting his recommendations clearly and effectively in writing.
This course includes a comprehensive study of a business project covering the industry prospects, its relation to the national economy, and its feasibility as a business enterprise. A project study paper is required to be prepared by the student with the guidance and advice of the instructor. Credit 3 units; 3 hours a week; 54 hours.