Undergraduate Courses

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

This course aims to explain the role and structure of a business organization by introducing students to understand the basic concepts and theory within the boundaries of larger economic environment and industry.  This course also introduces students to the main specialist areas of management, production, finance, accounting, purchasing, and marketing. 

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

This course introduces students to the types of communication in a professional business environment. The course covers analysis and practice in writing messages used to communicate in business and industry. The course also introduces students to a variety of technical and business writing theories and practices designed to produce business communication in the real world. Students will learn college-level writing techniques and communication strategies for businesses in a global, technological and integrated world. Assignments and exercises cover daily business writing, persuasive writing, reporting data, interpersonal and employment communication skills, protocols for business letters, memoranda, electronic mail, formal reports and proposals. In addition, there will be instruction in oral presentation and in-depth practice on both an individual and a collaborative basis.

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

The course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of accounting and accounting procedures. The students will learn: financial statements and accounting transactions, analyzing and recording transactions, adjusting accounting for financial statement, completing accounting cycle and classifying accounts, accounting for business, inventories and sales cost, accounting information systems, internal control and cash, and payables and receivables and payroll liabilities. The course also assists the students to understand the practices of International Accounting Standards (IAS) and professional ethics required of accountants.

 Prerequisites

None

Course Description

The aim of this course is to understand the accounting process and to develop skills to evaluate a company’s financial position and its operating, investing, and financing activities. The course provides students with the necessary background to: (i) understand the concepts and measurements that underlie financial statements, (ii) develop the skills necessary to analyze financial statements, and (iii) gain an understanding of the choices enterprises make in reporting business activities.

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce the underpinning theoretical knowledge of Microeconomics and to illustrate how firms and individuals operate on micro scale while adapting to the macroeconomic environment.  This course starts out with basic concepts of trade-offs, opportunity cost, and the benefits of trade, and then studies how forces of supply and demand determine prices in free and competitive markets. It also introduces how government interventions can create inefficiencies. This course gives an insight into supply curves and how firms choose their production levels to maximize profits. Finally, this course examines market failures and imperfect competition such as monopoly and oligopoly.

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to introduce basic tools of macroeconomics and apply them to the economic policy. This course touches on different economic systems and international trade, with particular focus on factors of production and production possibilities frontier. Students will learn how the economy functions at the aggregate level and what affects aggregate output and growth of a country.  The following aspects of macroeconomics will be covered: gross domestic product, cost of living, money, inflation, unemployment, aggregate demand and supply, short and long run equilibrium, fiscal policy, monetary policy, government debt, international trade, and economic growth.

Prerequisites

High school Algebra or equivalent.

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus for business and management studies. Topics include limits; continuity; differentiation and integration of polynomial, logarithmic and exponential functions with applications to business management.

 

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

This course introduces practical use of computers in a business environment. This course covers role of information technology and computers in business, business information systems, networking, and use of business-related software. Students will acquire skills for proficiently using the MS Office, graphics, basic spreadsheets, database, and the Internet. Students will also learn hardware components and software systems used by microcomputers.

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

This course provides students with a basic framework for understanding the role and functions of management and the principles, concepts and techniques that underpin managerial functions. Topics covered include planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling, as well as decision-making and managing change.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Computers and Business

Course Description

In this course, students apply spreadsheet software to analyze business problems. Students will learn the spreadsheet terminology and concepts, create formulas and functions, generate charts, graphs, and reports using Excel. Students will further learn issues such as cell reference, array labelling, templates, databases, function usage, and macro usage. More advanced topics include decision analysis, sensitivity analysis, estimation and forecasting, optimisation, and simulation.

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the basics of marketing theories, practices, and the application of these.  This course examines marketing system from a managerial point of view in today’s business world.  Topics covered include consumers, market research and target markets, feasibility analysis, products, promotion, channels of distribution, pricing, international marketing, and use of technology in marketing. 

Prerequisites

None

Course Description

The basic objective of this foundation course in finance is to summarize the fundamental theoretical aspects of finance relevant to the future study of finance and application within the business profession, particularly with respect to valuation issues. Essentially the course is an introduction to the theory and practice of corporate finance.  This course will give you the fundamental tools to be able to make a wide range of personal and corporate financial decisions.  Lectures, readings, and assignments will provide an introduction to time value of money, discounted cash flow techniques, bond and stock valuations, capital budgeting principles and problems, cost of capital, working capital management, and financial statement analysis.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Computers and Business

Course Description

Students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize information systems and technology in support of organizational strategy. Managing information systems is a task for all levels of managers and all function areas of the business. Students will learn the concepts related to the utilization of information technology in business organizations, focusing on technical and managerial aspects of information technology adoption in the organization. Topics include an introduction to information systems in organizations; strategy and information systems leadership; databases and data management; information networks; the Internet and social media; enterprise resource planning and business applications; e-business; wireless and mobile technology; knowledge management; developing and implementing information systems; security and information systems auditing; information ethics and privacy; and practical skills using operating systems, word processing and spreadsheet software.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Computers and Business

Course Description

The purpose of the course is introduce both theoretical and practical tools for applying statistical theory and models to business and economic data.   By the end of this class you should have a solid understanding of some important concepts and theories in probabilities and statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, index numbers, probability concepts, probability distributions, sampling distributions, statistical inference – estimation and hypothesis testing, and introduces time series forecasting (moving averages and exponential smoothing). Spreadsheet-based statistical functions and/or computer programs are used to demonstrate the concepts and theory and to analyze practical business situations.

Prerequisites

Statistics for Business I

Course Description

The purpose of the course is introduce inferential statistics, chi-square contingency tests, goodness-of-fit tests, analysis of variance, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple regression and correlation, nonparametric statistics, statistical decision theory, and some statistical applications in quality control. Spreadsheet-based statistical functions and/or computer programs will be used to demonstrate the concepts and theory and to analyze practical business situations.

Prerequisites

Statistics for Business I, Introduction to Business

Course Description

Operations Management deals with the management of resources and activities that produce and deliver goods and services for customers.  In this highly competitive market, the ability to respond to customer and market requirements quickly, at a low cost and with high quality, is vital to attaining profitability and growth through increased market power and share. Efficient/ effective operations can provide an organization with major competitive advantages and students will learn how OM could provide these advantages.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Accounting

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to teach students to accumulate, measure, analyze, prepare, interpret and communicate financial information with the management for decision-making to operate their enterprise well and reach their ultimate target – maximizing shareholder wealth. The focus of the course is on the procedures (calculations) made by management accountants. 

Prerequisites

Introduction to Business

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to introduce the concept of international business as a system and the theories which underlie it; institutions which are visual evidences of it; production, marketing, financial, legal and other sub-systems which comprise the total system. It also examines national governmental and international institutional controls and constraints, which impact the environment in which the system operates.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Business

Course Description

This course is designed to help students evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. Students will learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives. Students will also be introduced to entrepreneurship from an economic perspective and the concepts of environmentally sustainable practices and social entrepreneurship.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Business, Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Management

Course Description

This course teaches students how to start and operate a small business. Topics include historical and current factsheets for small business, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues. This course covers such topics as risk taking and entrepreneurship, forms of ownership, planning, organizing and managing, feasibility analysis, financing, human resources management, ethics, international business, governmental regulation and taxation, franchising, starting or buying a small business and other relevant areas related to small businesses.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Computers and Business

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the interactive multimedia industry, the profession and career options, the market, and production, forming the basis for the study of digital arts and technologies. The course will present the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of multimedia. Topics include digital image editing, digital sound and video editing, animation, web page development, and interactive presentations.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Business.

Course Description

This course introduces various concepts and tools that will assist students in understanding behaviour and enhancing effectiveness in organizations at individual, group and organizational levels. The design is to help students understand the operation, the role, the purpose and the function of the organisation and understand how they can influence its structure and behaviour, and the dynamics and barriers for organisation change.