MBA Foundation Courses Description

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MBA 501 Principles of Management & Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the principles and practices of management through a combination of theoretical and applied analysis. Includes a study of the development of management thought and an analysis of managerial functions for the purpose of understanding the nature of organizations and the way in which they function and provides analysis of work behavior from viewpoint of both behavioral research and managerial practice. It enables students to understand basic issues such as motivation, individual differences and leadership. Students also gain adequate knowledge on how to perform better, improve quality, and operate efficiently.

MBA 502  Business Mathematics (3 credits)
The course includes elements of algebra, number fields, linear and non-linear inequalities, functions set analytical geometry, logarithm limit, differential and integral calculus, matrix and linear programming. The purpose of the course is to help the students learn mathematical tools, which are used in management studies.

MBA 503 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
An accelerated introduction to the basic concepts and techniques that underlie the collection, processing, and reporting of financial information in organizations. Emphasis is placed on financial and managerial accounting with the goal of enabling the student to understand and use corporate financial statements and internal financial data as a basis for decision making.

MBA 504  Business Research Methods (3 credits)
The course is designed to equip the students with statistical tools and concepts to be used in the business decision processes. Topics covered: Concepts, variables, types of variables, literature review, conceptual framework, rquestions, hypothesis, research process, research design: elements of research design, concepts of measurement; reliability and validity in measurement; survey research methods review; secondary data sources; questionnaire design; qualitative techniques; sampling technique, data collecting, data coding, data analysis, study design and writing research proposals.Methods of descriptive and Inferential statistics are covered that include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions, hypothesis testing and their application in the management decision process, using SPSS and other relevant software packages testing hypothesis, correlation and regression analysis. SPSS will be introduced to the students throughout the course.

MBA 505 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
A microeconomic course combining theory and quantitative methods as a tool for managerial decisions. The application of concepts and techniques to practical management problems is stressed. Topics covered include the analysis of consumer demand (forecasting), production and costs, prices, profit maximizing, resource use and allocation, and investments.

MBA 506 Marketing Management (3 credits)
Focuses on the the role of marketing in today’s organizations: strategic marketing planning, concepts, and tools; the marketing environment; characteristics of consumer and institutional markets; market segmentation, targeting and product positioning; product decisions, pricing, placing, sales management, advertising, new product development, and marketing budgets; product life-cycle strategic; new product planning and market research.

MBA 507 Business Communications (3 credits)
Students will become acquainted with both micro and macro views of organizational communications. Students will gain experience in professional speaking, listening, business writing, nonverbal communication, situation/case analyses, and field research. Course assignments will include both individual and collaborative tasks. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to create a coordinated and coherent corporate communication system that allows the organization to face the new century with effective communication strategies and tools

MBA 508 Management Information Systems(3 credits)
This course will provide a managerial prospective on the use, design, and evaluation of information systems. It presents an organizational view of how to use information technology to support planning and decision-making. Topics include hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, systems, the strategic use of information systems, the development of information systems, and social and ethical issues involved with information systems.