MMgt - Part Time

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Course structure

The programme comprises 7 semesters spanning 28 months to be covered on a part-time basis. Each semester will be 12 weeks long and there will be 3 such semesters in a calendar year. Courses will be conducted on weekday evenings (6.30 p.m. – 10.15 p.m.).

Each course will have a 3 hours and 45 minutes (including breaks) lecture each week. Exams will be conducted in between semesters and will be followed by inter semester breaks. Students are required to complete 13 core courses. In fourth semester, they can decide either to complete a dissertation (3 credit hours) or to take 1 elective course in lieu of the dissertation. The dissertation will be in the area of management, and will be supervised by a member of the teaching faculty. Students will be expected to submit a short written proposal of their intended research topic towards the end of the fourth semester. The final dissertation will be due for submission at the end of the final semester or a subsequent date as determined by the Project Paper Committee.

Year 1

Semester 1
ACC 6600
MGT 6600
Accounting Analysis for Decision Making
Management Policies
 
Semester 2
ECON 6640
INFO 6600
Economics for Managers
Information Systems for Managers
Semester 3
MKTG 6120
FIN 6600
Marketing Management
Financial Management

Year 2

Semester 4
MGT 6610
MGT 6620
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Management of Human Resources
   
Semester 5
MGT 6630
MGT 6630
Ethics and Values in Managers
Organizational Policy and Strategies
 
   
Semester 6
MGT 6998
MGT 6798
MGT 6650
Research Methoodology OR
Case Methodology
Total Quality Management
Semester 7  
MGT 6660
MGT 6999
MGT 6799
Knowledge Management
Research Paper OR
Case Study OR
Accounting and Finance for Managers
An introduction to the collection of business data, the interpretation of financial statements, and the limitations inherent in them. An introduction to cost accounting techniques and preparation for managerial decision-making. This course will also include a survey of governmental and other public sector accounting.
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Organizational Behaviour and Theory
A study of concepts and research findings pertaining to individual and group behavior in organizations; nature and importance of communications, employee motivations, group dynamics; development of greater effectiveness in organizations through an understanding of managerial philosophies, procedures and techniques.
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Total Quality Management
The present course will discuss the important principles and tools of managing and improving quality of products and services. Real world quality management learning experiences will encapsulated through case studies. The content of this course will include Quality Gurus, 5-S, Kaizen, 6-Sigma Quality, ISO 9000 QMS and Quality Function Deployment.
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Management of Human Resources
An in-depth study of the field of human resource management and an overview of basic functions and processes. The course will address challenges faced by contemporary organizations, and will examine suggested approaches to dealing with them.
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Ethics and Values in Management
This course provides an opportunity for examining the broad spectrum of the role of management, the linking mechanism between the organization and the social environment especially with respect to its internal and external culture, the social system, and its environment. Issues that will be examined include corporate power and responsibility, social policy of management, social auditing, managerial ethics, and development of honesty and integrity as fundamental values of managerial development.
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Organizational Policy and Strategy
The final integrating course for the analytical applications of business functions and administration skills. To develop analytical skills and attitudes of top management in administering the organization as a whole, and the interrelationships of all problems in the organization. Setting strategic objectives, analysis of changing environments, developing corporate strategies, formulating organizational policies, and analysis of problems in management functions.
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Knowledge Management
With the increasing interest in the subject of Knowledge Management in the currently challenging market environment, this course provides an introduction into the various facets of KM and its elements. The types of knowledge and discussions on knowledge workers are touched upon as well as how organisations can manage the knowledge assets within their companies. By managing knowledge, this course discusses how organisations can recognise knowledge as an asset, how knowledge can be utilised or shared and more importantly, retained within the company. Moreover, some issues regarding KM strategies, the need for creativity and innovation as well as managing the knowledge of various disciplines will also be raised during this course, offering students the opportunity to discover potential knowledge assets within themselves and their workplace.
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Information Systems for Managers
An introduction to managerial uses and applications of the computer. Topics include computer and society, routine data processing applications, computer-assisted decision-making application, the manager and information systems, the computer’s impact upon management and the organization, and computer planning, selection and implementation.
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Marketing Policies
This course examines the principles and practices of the marketing functions in the organization with an emphasis on the tools of marketing: product, pricing, promotion and policies. Distribution, channel building and consumer behavior will also be covered.
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Economics for Managers
This course will survey the fundamental concepts involved in business and industrial analysis and policy. Concepts, tools and methods of economic analysis relevant to a broad cross section of decisions within the business firm, analysis of market demand and supply, cost relevant to various decisions; capital budgeting; and interrelationship between price policy, costs and financing in the short and long run. Emphasis will also be placed on national income theory and policy, determination of income, employment, prices and interest rates.
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LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES 

Global Trade Issues (ECON 6140)
This course evaluates and analyzes issues on the international trade and development with the hope that students will be prepared to face future complexities of the world economy.
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International Business (MGT 6252)
The course examines how the social, economic and political environments in different countries can affect the international competitiveness of a firm. It will examine how these will impact appropriate business strategy, and how to anticipate and minimize the impact of adverse changes in international conditions. Related topics like the formation of regional blocks and their potential impact on global trade dynamics will also be addressed.
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Managerial Communication (MGT 6277)
Managerial Communication applies to all levels and types of managers or supervisors who are responsible for effectively managing personal, interpersonal, and organizational operations. The course shall provide inputs to the participants for developing knowledge of various concepts related to communication and their managerial application and an opportunity to learn skills and strategies necessary for successful and effective business communication.
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Business Law (MGT 6241)
The structure of the course will consist of the legal environment in which businesses operates. It will begin by acquainting the student with the Legal System including dispute settlement by litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods. The students will be grounded in the fundamental principles of contract law, after which he will be exposed the essential elements of business torts, including Tort of negligence and premises liability. They will thereafter be grounded further in the law, especially relevant to their occupations, namely sale of the goods, including international trade, hire-purchase, insurance, agency partnership, and negotiable instruments including cheques. The will also be briefly exposed to the principles of intellectual property and cyber law under economic torts.
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