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Required and Core Elective Courses

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting 3 Credits
Accounting is the information system organizations use to identify, record and communicate relevant economic events and as such all management students should have a strong background in accounting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with basic accounting concepts, principles, and methods as well as to teach them the basic business terminology they will encounter in future management courses and in the business world. The course will help the students appreciate the role of accounting information in financial decision making and is intended to serve as a foundation for subsequent Accounting and Finance courses. The topics covered include demand for accounting information by internal and external users in making investment and credit decisions; supply of accounting information and the institutional background for generally accepted accounting principles; the format and the content of the four basic financial statements; analysis and recording of business transactions through the recording cycle; accounting for current assets including trade receivables and inventories; plant- property-equipment and depreciation; financing through short and long-term debt versus equity; and basic financial ratio analysis.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ACC 201R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

ACC 301 Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
Managerial accounting systems generate information that will assist managers in making day-to-day and and long-term strategic decisions. The course introduces the students to the design of accounting procedures and systems that support managerial planning and control of operations. It covers topics such as cost classifications, definitions, and behavior; design and analysis of product cost systems and product mix decisions; cost-volume-profit relationships; overhead cost allocations; developing cost standards and responsibility accounting systems; variance analysis; and introduction to activity-based costing.
Prerequisite: ACC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D or MGMT 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: ACC 301R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

FIN 301 Financial Management 3 Credits
This course develops an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues relating to financial management. The main objectives of the course are : to introduce the students to the financial markets and the financial instruments traded in these markets, to expose the students to the quantitative toos and methods of modern finance, and to help students gain competence in using these tools to make sound financial decisions. Topics covered in the course include: the link between accounting and finance, an introduction to financial statement analysis, the time value of money, bond and stock valuation, investment decision criteria and capital budgeting, project analysis, risk-return relationship, cost of capital, and an overview of corporate financing and capital structure.
Prerequisite: (ACC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D or MGMT 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D) and MGMT 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: FIN 301R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

FIN 401 Corporate Finance 3 Credits
Fundamental financial concepts from the perspective of financial managers/entrepreneurs are examined and practical applications within local and global contexts are discussed. This course intends to show, through discussions on complex corporate problems structured in real or hypothetical settings, how the basic concepts/theories covered in FIN 301 - Financial Management class can be applied to corporate decision-making.
Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

MGMT 203 Introduction to Data Analysis and Research in Business 3 Credits
This course teaches practical perspectives on research design, data collection, and analysis useful for managers. The scientific method, defining a hypothesis, sources and validity of data, sampling, examining distributions of and relationships between data, basic inferential statistics, linear regression, and ethics in research are topics covered in the course. The course follows a hands-on, skill-building approach using mainly MS Excel and appropriate add-ins for statistical analysis. 
Prerequisite: MATH 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D(can be taken concurrently)
Corequisite: MGMT 203R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

 

MGMT 401 Business Strategy 3 Credits
This course serves as a capstone course of the management program, targeted to senior students. The subjects covered are: competitive strategies; techniques for analyzing industries, competitors, and companies from a strategic perspective; strategy formulation and implementation; strategy in new business development.
Prerequisite: ECON 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D and (ACC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D or MGMT 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

MGMT 402 Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
The course addresses management challenges associated with starting and successfully running a new venture. The objectives of the course are: (1) To develop an awareness of the range, scope, and complexity of the phenomena, issues, and problems related to entrepreneurship; (2) To develop insights into the conditions under which particular structural arrangements and systems are likely to facilitate entrepreneurship; (3) to understand the role of entrepreneurs in developing a business opportunity; (4) to investigate the primary tasks and decisions that are required to turn an idea into a sound business opportunity; (5) to learn how business plans are created to define the business opportunity; (6) to discuss common problems faced in implementing a plan for a new business opportunity either in a new firm or in an existing firm. This course will provide a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary perspective on the main problems, perspectives, and practical opportunities associated with innovation, entrepreneurs and organizational change.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

MGMT 403 International Business 3 Credits
International business is one of the most exciting and challenging phenomena in the world today. The field of international business encompasses culture, politics, economics, finance, technology, in fact all activities that influence transactions between firms of different countries. These factors are also increasingly affecting the affairs of domestic business. This class aims to provide an integrative overview of the vast area of international business. The global environment will be examined first, before considering how these factors interact with managers, small and large businesses, and the consumer. The focus of this class is international; however many of the topics are directly relevant to domestic firms as well.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

MKTG 301 Introduction to Marketing 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the study of structure and functions of marketing systems in the firm, economy, and society which will include analysis of the environment, target markets, and managerial aspects of marketing. Role of marketing, consumer behaviour, business-to-business markets, marketing research, segmentation and targeting will also be described and discussed. In addition, managerial aspects of marketing such as product and service development, pricing, promotion, advertising, selling, and distribution will be covered.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

MKTG 402 Consumer Behavior 3 Credits
This course examines the basic concepts (e.g. attitude, learning, motivation, etc.) explaining how and why consumers make purchasing decisions, and the differences in affective, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics of customers.
Prerequisite: MKTG 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

OPIM 301 Operations Management 3 Credits
Operations management encompasses decisions related with the production of goods and services. This course exposes the students to issues such as product and process design, capacity planning, inventory planning, and quality management at varying levels of decision making from strategic to operational. In addition to the introduction of basic concepts, analytical tools for supporting good decision-making are also introduced.
Prerequisite: MATH 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D and MGMT 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: OPIM 301R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

OPIM 302 Management Information Systems 3 Credits
This course provides a broad introduction to management of information systems. The course discusses tools and techniques for analyzing, designing, building and implementing information systems, taking into account both technological and business factors. Interaction between information systems, competitiveness and organizational design are also covered.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: OPIM 302R
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

ORG 301 Organizations and Organizing 3 Credits
This course on theories of organizations and organizing introduces students to core concepts that are used in studying organizations, such as those of external environments; goals, strategies, and effectiveness; technology; and organizational structures. It explores historical themes and current directions in research on issues that are key to organizational functioning, such as decision-making; conflict; control; power and politics.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6.00

 

ORG 302 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
This course discusses individual attitudes and behavior within organizational contexts, processes such as perception, learning and motivation; group processes; leadership, organizational culture, organizational change and the effects of societal culture on work-related attitudes.
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ORG 302R
ECTS Credit: 6.00