Master In Business Administration – MIS
Required Credits: 180
Core Modules (leading to PG Certificate)
MBA-604 – Decision Making Tools and Research Methods
The objective of this module is to introduce students to decision making methods and tools, as they are applied in business and management. The module is divided in three parts, the first part introduces inferential statistics, the second part introduces the principles of regression and forecasting methods as applied in business and management and the third part introduces the principles of optimization and decision theory. A number of applications and case studies are discussed to provide virtual hands-on experience in decision making.
MBA-607 – Organisations and HR Management
This module provides a comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts and techniques focusing on practical applications that all managers need to deal with in their HR related responsibilities. The module focuses on specific explanations and illustrations of essential HR management topics like job analysis, selection and recruitment, testing, training and development, compensation and performance appraisal.
MBA-608 – Business Economics
This module critically examines economic and strategic managerial decisions under various economic and market conditions. It also introduces to students a vital international comparative perspective in order to highlight how different economic systems and structures influence economic and business performance, market environment and thus corporate strategies.
MBA-621 – Financial and Managerial Accounting
This module provides a general overview of financial and management accounting theory and practice. The focus is on the following topics: cash flow statements, analysis of financial statements, issues related to contributed capital (legal capital, preferred stock, treasury stock, stock splits) and income and changes in retained earnings (earnings per share, dividends, and statement of changes in stockholders’ equity). In the second half of the modules, students will address Management Accounting covering Planning and Control, Short-term Decision Making, Strategic Management Accounting and the Management of Working Capital and Sources of Finance.
Core Modules (leading to PG Diploma)
MBA-622 – Financial Management
This module addresses the principles, concepts and practices of corporate financial management, and the theories and applications underlying the financial decision making process. Topics covered include agency theory, valuation, capital structure and cost, capital budgeting, corporate bankruptcy, working capital management, dividend policy and mergers and acquisitions. PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing
MBA-667 – Strategic Marketing
This module provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base in the field of marketing, including its philosophy, application and strategic context. The module describes the leading theories and models that are used to explain key concepts in strategic marketing and identifies the external and internal forces that impact upon the choices involved in the development, production and distribution of goods and services. The module additionally cultivates the skills and competencies required towards strategic marketing planning, with various tools and processes being presented both as a theoretical basis and in their practical application framework. Students are finally taught how to practically integrate theory with practice towards the development of a strategic marketing plan.
MBA-670 – Operations and Quality Management
This module examines the basic elements of operations management with particular focus on inputs and suppliers, process and capacity planning, forecasting, inventory management, product and project management, implications of globalization and the issue of quality and competitiveness. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating how the operations function can support business strategy. PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing
MBA-685 – Corporate Strategy
Managers face no greater challenge than that of strategic planning and strategic management. Guiding a complex organisation through a dynamic, rapidly changing environment requires the best of judgment. Strategic planning issues are invariably ambiguous and unstructured, and the way in which management responds to them determines whether an organisation will succeed or fail. In this capstone module students will be asked to face the aforementioned challenges. They will become familiar with the strategic planning process in the for-profit and non-profit sectors within the context of the global aspects of strategy.
Concentrations Leading To MBA: MIS Concentration
MBA-730 – Business Intelligence
The module aims to provide students with conceptual and practical Business Intelligence skills that will equip them with a competitive edge in almost any contemporary workplace. This module aims to examine data mining aspects including data capturing, cleansing, validation, storage and analysis. Ultimately, the student will be able to organise and manage a Business Intelligence unit for his/her organisation.
MBA-731 – Enterprise Information Systems
This module examines the role of Information Systems and Information Technologies in improving business efficiency and effectiveness. Issues covered include developing structured frameworks to manage business processes, tactics and tools used to ensure that the organization targets its EIS development, Information Communication Technology planning and control processes and how data is created generated and flows through EIS systems.
MBA-732 – Systems Thinking and Practice
This module explores how to solve problems while taking into account all the different aspects and their relationships. Issues covered include system concepts and languages, how to use System Thinking to analyse and improve situations, appreciate the observers bias in system creation and an ability to apply Soft System Methodology to analysing a problem.
MBA-733 – MIS Project Management
This module prepares the student to successfully manage projects solving business problems with technology. The main issues covered are project plans and schedules, project resource administration, managing teams, using project management tools and techniques and developing the skills to analyse the implications of change.