MBA Course Description
Financial accounting is an essential tool that provides all users with the useful information for their relevant decisions. Financial reporting and analysis is one of the main requirements that protects the owners' rights and enhances managers' ability to make the correct decisions. It describes the conceptual framework of accounting, and financial statements, analysis and uses of financial reports. The aim of this course is to prepare students with the capability to analyze and present the financial statements of corporations
In this course, students are to examine, from applied and theoretical perspectives, the impact of globalization and the effects of cross national diversity on the processes and practices associated with managing human resources. Special emphasis will be placed on comparisons between cross-cultural management of organizations in the UAE and the rest of the world.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The main objective of this course is to expose students to the theory and practice of human resources management issues in contemporary organizations, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects. The course will deal with different approaches to human resource management, particularly in the UAE/GCC context. HRM policies and practices may be one of the remaining factors of production that provide sustainable competitive advantage, as they are difficult to imitate or replicate. The course will introduce students to the main principles, standards and methodologies of Human Resources Management. It will explore past and contemporary topics related to the management of human resources such as recruitment and selection, that have had a significant impact on organizational performance. The overall objective is to encourage students to start thinking systematically about achieving sustained competitive advantage through the effective management of human resources.
MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
The objective of this course is to help students understand the main principles and techniques required to lead effective and lasting organizational change. The course will cover the conceptual and practical aspects of implementing organizational change, including the various facets and challenges associated with the transition period in the UAE and GCC region. Emerging research findings will be used to emphasize the day-to-day micro-level managerial actions as well as their strategic aspects. Various theories and concepts of change, together with experiences and dilemmas encountered in practices will be explored using various case studies. consultants on change processes in the UAE/GCC will be invited as guest speakers to share their experiences with students.
OD is a conscious, planned process of developing organizations’ capabilities to attain and sustain optimum performance levels, measured by efficiency, effectiveness, and health. OD processes bring about successful change efforts in individuals, groups/teams, inter-groups, and organizations. The course provides students with a conceptual foundation of organization development as well as diagnosing organizations, groups and jobs by collecting and analyzing the diagnostic information.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with information and insights into the training and development function in organizations. The training and development function will be viewed from a systems approach. Further the entire cycle of Training and Development of human resources will be examined in the context of the UAE/GCC. Special emphasis will be paid upon the coaching and mentoring processes for human resources development. The training needs assessment plans will be reviewed to enable learners to appreciate organization’s training functions. The course will further evaluate the contribution of training of human resources to the success of organizations in the UAE/GCC. Specific training methods and techniques will be explored.
The course focuses on the problems and opportunities of business in a global context. It examines economic, institutional, cultural, and legal issues faced by companies involved in international business. It further analyses their effect on business decisions including: product design, production and marketing, human resources strategy, investment analysis, financial strategy and risk management.
The aim of the course is to provide students with an advanced and practical understanding of why, when and how companies develop their international activities. Upon the completion of the course, students will be able to understand and manage the role of culture in international contexts, and all related aspects of international strategic management.
The main objective of the course is to expose the students to the concepts and techniques of marketing management. Students will also be exposed to the scope of contemporary marketing including manufacturing, institutional, reseller and government markets. The course will provide opportunities for the students to explore how business firms strategically respond to the opportunities in the marketing arena. It also aims to improve decision-making skills and stimulate strategic thinking through the use of case studies. The course would also involve fieldwork in the UAE and the analysis of marketing strategies in use by the organizations operating in the country.
The objective of the course is to expose students to the theoretical and practical techniques used to tackle production and operations management issues in any organisation. Operations Management is concerned with efficient and effective transformation of inputs – raw materials, personnel, machines, technology, capital, information, and other resources – into marketable and competitive outputs. The course will introduce students to the main principles, standards and methodologies of Operations Management. It will explore past and present topics in operations management that have had a significant impact in the management of manufacturing and service operations.
This is an advanced corporate finance course with an emphasis on exchange rate risk management, long term and short term assets, and liability management. The topics to be covered can be classified into four parts. The first part is about the international financial environment that covers flows of funds, financial markets, and exchange rate determination. The second part covers exchange rate behavior and exchange rate risk management. The third part discusses the long term assets and liability management, including capital budgeting, country risk analysis, structure and cost of capital, and long term financing. Finally, the fourth part deals with short run asset and liability management, including international trade, short term financing, and international cash management.
Strategic management course covers strategy analysis, formulation, implementation, management and evaluation. Strategic Management will also provide a broad overview of both strategic management theories and concepts, and their application within a dynamic competitive environment that surround today’s organizations. Students develop critical thinking/reasoning skills through various case studies and class discussions.
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
Business Research Methods course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences in general and business administration in particular. The primary aim of the course is to equip the students with essential research techniques they would use in advanced specialized courses such as Marketing Research, Feasibility Studies and Project Planning, and Research Project reports. The course will cover a range of topics, including in particular, research design, sampling theory, data collection tools, questionnaire development, and program evaluation methodology. The course will also cover statistical data analysis procedures using SPSS and NVIVO software involving both quantitative and qualitative techniques through the small scale research project.