MBA in Management with concentration in Project Management

Project Management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. The overall goal of Project Management to establish a pragmatic strategy for controlling, tracking, and monitoring a project

 

 
 
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION (39 credits)
CORE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
ECO 500 Business Economics Placement Test
3
FIN 500 Financial Management Placement Test
3
MGT 500 Contemporary Management Placement Test
3
MGT 501 Adv. Quantitative Methods in Business Placement Test
3
MGT 502 Research Methods in Business Placement Test
3
MKT 500 Marketing Management Placement Test
3
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
MGH 550 Strategic Human Resource Management MGT 500
3
MGH 570 Managing & Leading Change in Organizations MGT 500
3
MGH 585 Human Resource Planning MGT 500
3
MGP 500 Project Management Fundamentals MGT 500
3
MGP 500 Project Management Fundamentals MGT 500
3
MGP 510 Portfolio and Program Management MGT 500
3
MGP 520 Project Performance Management MGT 500
3
MGP 530 Project Requirements and Stakeholder Management MGT 500
3
MGP 597 Special Topics in Project Management MGT 500
3
MGT 556 Foundations in Effective Leadership MGT 500
3
MGT 565 Conflict Resolution MGT 500
3
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
MGP 598 Research Project in Project Management Consent of Advisor
3
MGP 599 Research Thesis in Project Management Consent of Advisor
6
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (3 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
ACC 500 Managerial Accounting Placement Test
3
ECO 520 Microeconomics Analysis ECO 500
3
FIN 520 International Business Finance FIN 500
3
HOM 510 Food & Beverage Management HOM 500
3
MGT 525 Advanced Business Communication Consent of Advisor
3
Course Descriptions
ECO 500
Business Economics
Students are presented with advanced concepts and analytical tools of microeconomic theory: demand, supply and equilibrium; opportunity cost; efficiency; perfect and imperfect competition; oligopoly and game theory; risk and uncertainty; economics of information; investment; public goods and externalities. Applications and case studies in managerial decision-making. Furthermore, this course shall emphasize to students the mutual relationship between the macroeconomic environment and business, including how fiscal, monetary, foreign exchange, and other policies of the government interact to help shape the macroeconomic environment. Causes and consequences of inflation and unemployment. Economic growth and technological progress. Open economy, international flow of goods and capital, exchange rates.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
FIN 500
Financial Management
Concepts and theories applicable to the financial administration of a firm. Cases, problems, and readings to illustrate various financial problems and techniques for solving such problems. Topics include valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial analysis and planning, and working capital management.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
MGT 500
Contemporary Management
Students are coached to build on the different management theory approaches so that they are capable to integrate appropriate skills for better decision-making, to acquire an understanding of the practices related to leadership and organizational behaviour of the business constituents to manage structure and change affecting business strategies and to develop an understanding of the recent trends in management theory.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
MGT 501
Adv. Quantitative Methods in Business
Examination of important quantitative approaches to management decision-making. Application of various analytical methods, models, and theories to a variety of management decision areas. Use of tools such as decision theory, simulation, PERT/CPM and linear programming to minimize risk and uncertainty in management activities. Quantitative controls and decision support as applied to the operations of business. Advanced applications in business analysis, decision support, and development of decision support system. Introduction to econometric techniques used in business: Simple and multiple regressions.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
MGT 502
Research Methods in Business
Applications of research methods to facilitate business enterprise decision-making. Topics include review of the different research methods used (qualitative and quantitative), business environment analysis and problem definition, secondary literature review, data collection methodology as tied to hypotheses defined, questionnaires design, sampling techniques, statistical validation and results interpretation. Several cause-effect techniques studied. Students are to work on a research topic to experiment with these topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
MKT 500
Marketing Management
Controllable and uncontrollable marketing variables in today's business environment. Topics include factors affecting consumer demand and methods of satisfying it, market structure, and product-mix selection, distribution, promotion, pricing, and market research. The course structure, projects, and cases are designed to develop the students' ability to generate effective marketing strategies in the face of uncertainty in group and competitive setting. Marketing planning, marketing research, designing, and marketing policies will be implemented.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
MGH 550
Strategic Human Resource Management

In today's global and extremely competitive business environment, what differentiates successful organizations is the extent to which they value their human resources and manage them strategically.  This course prepares students to design and implement human resource strategies that are aligned with the overall strategy of organizations.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGH 570
Managing & Leading Change in Organizations
Contemporary business environments constantly face the challenge of change.  Whether the change is simple or complex, whether they are entrepreneurial start-ups or long-established, organizations must change or die.  This course is geared toward deepening students' understanding of the challenges, the techniques, and the problems associated with initiating and implementing major change in organizations.
Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGH 585
Human Resource Planning

This course prepares students on how to plan the human resource function.  It provides managers the ability to properly plan and design job roles, functions and job specifications, in supprt of an organization's strategic plans.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 500
Project Management Fundamentals

This course provides Introductory and intermediate concepts in Project Management.  Students are exposed to the strategic benefits and drivers of PM, and the various phases in the lifecycle of projects.  Students will be provided a theoretical and practical framework for the effective management of organizational projects.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 500
Project Management Fundamentals

This course provides Introductory and intermediate concepts in Project Management.  Students are exposed to the strategic benefits and drivers of PM, and the various phases in the lifecycle of projects.  Students will be provided a theoretical and practical framework for the effective management of organizational projects.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 510
Portfolio and Program Management

This course covers the concepts of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Program Management Office (PMO). The course discusses a framework of PPM, including portfolio planning and monitoring and control.  Tools and techniques of PPM are discussed. The course addresses different types of PMO including their functions.  Steps for implementing PPM and PMO in an organization are also covered.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 520
Project Performance Management

This course prepares students to design and implement effective project performace measurement systems.  It is designed to cover pre-implementation lifecycle measurement tools and techniques, as well as post implementation related measurement methods.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 530
Project Requirements and Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder requirements management is a critical component to the successful delivery of any project, program or activity. A stakeholder is any individual, group or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a program.  Effective Stakeholder Management creates positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives and requirements.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 597
Special Topics in Project Management

This course covers trends and challenges in Project Management within the context of local and regional organizations.  Topics include: project change management, earned value management, strategic project management, human resource management within the context of projects, changing demographics and their impact on PM, and other related PM topics.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGT 556
Foundations in Effective Leadership

It is a Foundations in Effective Leadership course that is designed to develop the leadership qualities of high-potential managers, from early career through to strategic director level. The 'foundations' course has been carefully designed to introduce the concepts of leadership, and to identify and extend the leadership skills and competencies of individuals as they develop their career in management. Students are couched to realize individuals' leadership potential and how managers can increase the capacity and capability of their organizations to achieve their strategic goals. Case studies are critically analyzed.

Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGT 565
Conflict Resolution
This course will seek to provide an introduction to the study of conflict, different approaches to its analysis, management and resolution. The intention is for students to learn skills for analyzing and resolving conflicts through hands-on approach, that is, through simulation games and case studies from actual real life situations. Negotiation skills and mediation techniques in different types and levels of conflict will receive special attention, with emphasis on applications to business as well as international politics.
Prerequisite: MGT 500
MGP 598
Research Project in Project Management

Students aim to apply theoretical and practical concepts into a selected field of Project Management. The final work is a review of secondary literature or building a case study to reveal a trend or a specific behavior characteristic of the working environment. This research may reveal some originality.

Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor
MGP 599
Research Thesis in Project Management
Students conduct a full-fledge research using a specific research methodology to investigate in depth an issue related to management practices. Original research results should be obtained.
Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor
ACC 500
Managerial Accounting
This course builds on the concepts of managerial accounting for internal decision-making. Major topics included are product costing, emphasizing costing approaches used in today's business environments, relevant costs for decision analysis, variance analysis, divisional performance evaluation, and transfer pricing. Interpretation of accounting data in planning, controlling and decision-making. The course provides a detailed look at the development and use of management accounting information in operational decision settings. The emphasis is on the identification and measurement of cost drivers and the uses and limitations of management accounting information. The concepts and methods are applied to both manufacturing and service organizations.
Prerequisite: Placement Test
ECO 520
Microeconomics Analysis
Contemporary price and allocation theory with emphasis on comparative statistics. This course is on the theory of competitive markets, or optimization given prices. Producer Theory, Consumer Theory, and Partial Equilibrium are covered. Producer theory focuses on basic optimization, Kuhn-Tucker techniques, and duality. Consumer Theory applies these techniques to consumer decisions, and also covers the development of utility from preferences and decision making under uncertainty. Partial equilibrium covers Walrasian Equilibrium and Pareto Efficiency.
Prerequisite: ECO 500
FIN 520
International Business Finance
Theories and financial management practices unique to business firms, which operate in, or are influenced by, an increasingly global economy. Examines the financial management of multinational firms and the interrelationships between financial planning and the international economic environment. Topics include direct investment theory, capital budgeting, financing trade and investments, risk management, and working capital management. Determination of exchange rates; foreign exchange markets; country risk; international banking; international capital markets and stock exchanges; globalization of financial markets; global cash management; special topics pertaining to the financial management of multinational corporations.
Prerequisite: FIN 500
HOM 510
Food & Beverage Management
This course focuses on the technical, managerial, and human-resources skills needed to be successful in food service management. Topics such as market analysis, concept development, menu planning, operations management, and marketing are addressed in a seminar format. Current and future issues affecting the food service industry will be discussed.
Prerequisite: HOM 500
MGT 525
Advanced Business Communication
Business communication techniques and tools form a fundamental cornerstone in the preparation of leaders of the future. Therefore, this course is designed in such a way to fulfill the theoretical and the practical foundations of business communication. This course is interactive and is based on a combination of lectures, class discussions and presentations. Its subject is communication as it applies to leaders in organizations. This course will help the student to analyze audiences, develop arguments, test abilities to persuade in speaking, and improve overall ability to effectively communicate as managers. Course work will primarily involve individual and group presentations, meeting facilitation, class participation and discussion. Case studies are used extensively.
Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor

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