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SECTION A: COURSEWORK

FULL TIME COURSE CODE COURE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
YEAR 1 SEM 1 ACC 7110 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 3
FIN 7110 ADVANCED FINANCE 3
MGT 7110 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANISATION 3
MGT 7120 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY  3
         
YEAR 1 SEM 2 ECON 7110 ADVANCED ECONOMICS ISSUES 3
MGT 7130 ADVANCED BUSINESS STRATEGIES & CRISIS MANAGEMENT 3
MGT 7311 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 3
MKTG 7110 ADVANCED MARKETING 3
         
YEAR 1 SEM 3 INFO 7110 IT POLICIES & ISSUES 3
MGT 7310 ADVANCES STATISTICAL & MULTIVARIATE METHODS 3
MGT 7312 QUALITATIVE & CASE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES 3
MGT 7313 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES 3
         
YEAR 2 SEM 1 DBA 7998 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION 0
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSEWORK 36
         
SECTION B: RESEARCH WORK    
         
YEAR 2 SEM 1 DBA 7770 CONSULTANCY MANAGEMENT 3
YEAR 2 SEM 2 DBA 7770 CONSULTANCY MANAGEMENT 3
      *Any extension for DBA 7770 will be charged RM 200 per semester  
         
YEAR 2 SEM 3 DBA 7990 RESEARCH PROPOSAL 3
YEAR 3 SEM 1 DBA 7990 RESEARCH PROPOSAL 3
         
YEAR 3 SEM 2 DBA 7998 DATA COLLECTION 6
         
YEAR 3 SEM 3 DBA 7998 DATA ANALYSIS 6
YEAR 4 SEM 1 DBA 7998 DATA ANALYSIS 6
         
YEAR 4 SEM 2 DBA 7998 WRITE UP  6
         
YEAR 4 SEM 3 DBA 7998 COMPLETE WRITE UP AND DEFENSE 6
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR RESEARCH WORK 42
      *Any extension for 7990 & DBA 7998 will be charged RM 500 per semester
         
      GRAND TOTAL          78
         
Note 1: In case of student who has completed DBA 7770 earlier than expected, the student has to pay/remit the remaining fees before proceed to DBA 7990. Similar rule/policy apply to DBA 7990 & DBA 7998
         
Note 2: The student who register for DBA 7990 and DBA 7998 is entitled for the photocopy voucher  in the amount of RM 200. The student will received RM 100 for each stage.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ACC 7110 – Advanced Accounting

This course illustrates the advanced management accounting concepts and techniques in planning, control and performance measurement for manufacturing and service enterprises.  The course encompasses a discussion of both traditional and contemporary issues in management accounting and the design of management accounting systems. To reinforce learning, classes will be in the form of seminars and group discussions primarily led by the participants.  Behaviouralaspects of management accounting will also be emphasised.

MGT 7110 – Leadership in Organization

The course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of issues related to leadership in organization. It primarily focuses on managerial leadership as opposed to political, social or religious leadership. Topics include: nature of managerial work, leadership perspectives and theories, leadership effectiveness, power and influence, team leadership, leading change in organizations, leadership skills, and ethical leadership.

MKTG 7110 – Advanced Marketing

This course will provide an opportunity to apply advanced marketing knowledge towards developing competitive marketing strategies and programmes and towards problem solving in businesses, particularly in those firms involving complex and challenging marketing situations. The course will also address marketing decisions that are importantly affected by other functional areas involved in managing a business.

MGT 7313 – Quantitative Research Methodologies

The course offers general techniques that are essential to conduct research from beginning to end. Topics discussed include Philosophy of research, research process, collection and analysis of data using various statistical techniques, searching and reading literature using print media and electronic media, writing techniques, and techniques to prepare literature reviews and research proposals.

ECON 7110 – Advanced Economics and Issues

The course contains major microeconomic and macroeconomic issues.  The microeconomic issues include the theories of product demand and firms and market structure that are relevant to firms’ decision making.  Under the market structure the focus will be on the strategic behavior of the firms based on a game-theoretic approach.  The macroeconomic issues are based on an open-economic macroeconomic model.  The focus will be on understanding macroeconomic fluctuations and growth and the relevance of policies in stabilizing fluctuations and in propelling growth.

INFO 7110 – IT Policies and Issues

The course will cover topics on influence of technology on policy making, influence of policy on technology development, use of common analytic tools to make business decisions, effect of computers on the environment, computer dependability and association of computer use with risk of casualties and property damage, use of encryption, to protect information and checking identities, Islamic philosophy with regards to information.

FIN 7110 – Advanced Finance

Among the topics cover are:  Finance paradigms, the concept of money, securities valuation using discounted cash flow approaches, portfolio management, risk management, cost of capital and leverage.

MGT 7310 – Advanced Statistical and Multivariate Methods

The course content focuses on the quantitative research methods especially the multiple regression analysis.  It starts with the classical regression analysis and then is expanded to include advanced quantitative techniques relevant to business, management, and finance fields.  These techniques are modeling of time series data, limited dependent variables and structural equations. 

MGT 7120 – Corporate Governance, Government and Society

The course will cover topics on the governance of corporations in contemporary business and socio-economic environments; in-depth analysis and evaluation of the role, responsibility, integrity and accountability of corporations and their directors, managers and officers etc.; and on the complex and multi-faceted relationships of the corporations with the government and society.  Topics covering the corporation as a unique form of social organization acting as catalyst for reform towards enhancing the strength, resilience and morality of civil society of the nation and the world would be covered and critically examined from Islamic perspective.

MGT 7311 – Advanced Management Science

This course will cover the following topics: Linear Programming and Its Applications, Integer Programming, Goal Programming, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Data Envelopment Analysis, Brainstorming, Nominal Group Technique, Game Theory, Simulation, and Management Science from Islamic Perspective.

MGT 7312 – Qualitative and Case Research Methodologies

This course is specially prepared for DBA candidates who are interested to learn and later possibly to undertake qualitative research. The focus of this course is an exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research, as well as explores its different research approaches and methods.

MGT 7130 – Advanced Business Strategies and Crisis Management

The course involves the consideration and application of advanced strategic models and analytical methods in management and related areas to support corporate level decision making and strategy formulation. Besides considering the typical business scenarios confronting companies, due consideration will also be given to the effective management of crisis situations confronting businesses.