Financial Accounting and Reporting (ACC710)
Covers the objective of financial accounting and reporting, classified financial statements and their use in decision making. Topics include: single and multiple steps income statements, classified balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and basic financial statements.
Accounting for Business Investing Activities (ACC712)
Covers the concepts and methods used in accounting for current and non-current assets, including accounting systems and procedures, and internal controls involved. Topics include: accounting for cash, marketable securities, receivables, inventories, and plant assets.
Accounting for Business Financing Activities (ACC714)
Covers accounting for liabilities and corporations stockholders' equities. Topics include: Accounting for notes payable, payroll, leases, accrued and contingent liabilities, and stockholders' equity.
Accounting for Managerial Decision Making (ACC716)
Covers capital budgeting, allocation of scarce resources, product pricing, and other non-routine decisions. Topics include: capital expenditures decisions, cost based product pricing, and linear programming for profit maximization.
Cost Accounting (ACC718)
Covers different concepts and methods used in determining the costs of service engagements and manufactured products. Topics include: job and process costing, activity based costing and cost allocations.
Budget and Control (ACC719)
Covers principles and methods used in preparing budgets and their use as control tools through variance analysis. This course also covers variable costing, standard costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Topics include: the operating budget, the cash budget, the flexible budget, and measuring budget variances.
Auditing for Auditees (ACC720)
Overviews the work of auditors and emphasizes the conditions that may allow auditors to reduce the extent of their audit procedures and still render unqualified opinions. Topics include: audit opinions, audit standards, and evaluating audit risk.
Topics in Accounting (ACC780)
Addresses selected topics spanning a wide range of Accounting issues. The seminar may be taken for credit more than once when topics vary.
Banking and Finance
Mathematics of Finance (FIN710)
Explores the basic mathematics used in financial decision making — students are exposed to time value of money and its application to bond and stock valuation. Topics include simple and compounded interest rates, future and present values of annuities, stock pricing model, bond pricing model, calculation of various indexes in financial markets, and approaches of calculating rates of return.
Interest Rate Risk (FIN711)
Highlights the risk of interest rate volatility and exposure, covers bank interest rate risk measurement using gap and duration analysis, and develops strategies for balance-sheet and off-balance sheet risk management techniques.
Liquidity and Reserve Management Strategies (FIN713)
Discusses significant Bank liquidity problems, highlights strategies for liquidity managers, estimates a bank¹s liquidity needs, and considers several factors in choosing among the different sources of reserves.
Bank Equity Capital (FIN716)
Highlights several different types of bank capital, discusses bank capital requirements based on risk weights applied to assets and off-balance sheet items under the Basle Agreement, and formulates a plan to meet capital needs.
Bank Credit Analysis (FIN717)
Discusses credit analysis by addressing short and long-term loans to business firms, financial ratio analysis of a customer¹s financial statements, and business loan applications. The course also covers the pricing of business and consumer loans.
Foreign Exchange Markets and Rates (FIN720)
Introduces foreign exchange markets and rates, analyzes the difference between spot and forward contracts, highlights short-term and long-term exchange rate determination using fundamental analysis and provides empirical evidence on currency risk management.
International Money Markets (FIN722)
Discusses various techniques of investments and financing in international money markets, analyzes the benefits from international diversification by providing evidence of diversification benefits.
The Euro and Business (FIN725)
Introduces the latest developments in the performance of the Euro, compares the Euro to other key currencies in international portfolios and discusses the implications of the new currency for International and domestic business enterprises.
Financial Markets in the Middle East (FIN726)
Discusses the performance of financial markets operating in the Arab Middle East, examines their degree of development, the instruments they provide and their role in financing various business activities.
Capital Budgeting (FIN730)
Explores the investment decisions concerning long term assets in a corporation. In-depth analysis of Capital Budgeting techniques, cash flow estimation, lease versus buy decisions, and capital budgeting under uncertainty environments will be conducted.
Mergers & Acquisitions (FIN732)
Examines the role of mergers and acquisitions in corporate restructuring. It explores the mechanics to evaluate corporate investment decisions and the means of financing acquisitions. Topics include tools and techniques in the valuation of mergers and acquisitions, financing mergers and acquisitions, and the role of investment bankers in mergers and acquisitions.
Long-Term Financial Policies (FIN733)
Examines various sources of long-term financing. and investigates the decisions to choose among these sources in order to maximize the value of the firm. Topics include issues in stock and debt financing optimal capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and business and financial leverage.
Working Capital Management (FIN735)
Investigates approaches in managing short-term assets and liabilities. It focuses on working capital policy and liquidity management. Topics include, cash management, short-term financing, credit management, and inventory policy.
Financial Statements Analysis and Forecasting (FIN740)
Explores the tools and techniques used in analyzing the performance of a corporation and examines approaches used to forecast long term financing. Topics include, Ratio analysis, sources and uses of capital, statement of cash flows, Dupont analysis, cash flow forecasting, and proforma financial statements.
Portfolio Theory (FIN742)
Examines the concepts of risk and return for individual securities and within the context of a portfolio and investigates how investors allocate their investments to maximize their expected utility. Topics include, measurement of risk and return, efficient frontier, diversification, capital asset pricing model.
Bond Analysis (FIN743)
Overviews bond securities and markets and investigates the various types of bonds and how they are traded and the term structure of interest rates. Topics include, bond valuation and price quotes in the financial press, yield calculations, types of debt instrument, and bond portfolio management.
Financial Derivatives I (FIN745)
Explores the foundations of forward and futures contracts and their markets and explains the mechanics of using forward and futures contracts in hedging investment portfolios. It also investigates forward and futures pricing models including stock index futures, interest rate futures, and foreign currencies futures.
Financial Derivatives II (FIN746)
Deals with options contracts and options markets and investigates the various types of options and how and where they are traded. It also explores the various investment strategies using options and covers option valuation and portfolio hedging.
Investment Banking (FIN749)
Explores the role of investment banks in serving the needs of corporations or governments wishing to finance businesses or to invest capital. Topics include going public, raising capital, syndication, private placement, initial public offerings, underwriting, equity and bond markets.
Topics in Banking and Finance (FIN780)
Addresses selected topics spanning a wide range of Banking and Finance issues. The seminar may be taken for credit more than once when topics vary.
Economics and Statistics
Budgeting and Fiscal Policy (ECO711)
Introduces government budgeting process by addressing various issues of revenue and expenditure in developing economies, the nature of budget deficits and government debt, the methods to alleviate these problems and the role of fiscal policy.
Monetary Policy (ECO712)
Covers the basic functioning of monetary policy in stabilizing economic activity, the role of central banks in managing and controlling monetary aggregates, and the relationship between money and the aggregate economy.
Managerial Economics (ECO715)
Covers the basic theory of the firm by addressing cost analysis and pricing under different type of market structure centering on imperfect competition.
Taxation of Personal and Corporate Income (ECO711)
Analyzes the impacts of personal and corporate income taxes on the behavior of individuals and firms. Specifically, it addresses the incentives created by imposition and/or changes of various types and rates of taxes (corporate and personal income taxes) or allowances (depreciation allowances, investment tax credits).
Regulation of Business (ECO722)
Examines the variety of economic activities regulated by government. Specifically, it concentrates on the functioning of imperfect markets for goods and services; the motivations for regulation and that of regulators; past experiences with regulations; and various considerations in the design of regulations.
Forecasting Business and Economic Indicators (ECO725)
Represents an overview of forecasting issues, methods and support systems. Students will learn how to decompose a time series into its logical elements, to assess forecasting accuracy, and to implement forecasting procedures using professional software.
Data Analysis (ECO730)
Shows how to design, validate and interpret the findings of regression models in a variety of business applications. Students will leave this course knowing how to create a regression model using a professional software, fit a model to the data and interpret model estimates, calculate and interpret elasticities of demand, diagnose model deficiencies and evaluate predictive accuracy, within and out-of-sample.
Topics in Economics and Statistics (ECO780)
Addresses selected topics spanning a wide range of economics and statistics issues. The seminar may be taken for credit more than once when topics vary.
Management of Information Technology (MGT710)
Introduces Students to different information technologies to be able to develop an understanding of their role in providing management support. Course topics include many forms of networking and artificial intelligence.
Advanced Organizational Behavior (MGT712)
Introduces the various fundamental behavioral aspects of human resources within the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, performance appraisal, and organizational design.
Competitive Advantage of Operations Management (MGT714)
Follows the systematic approach of management to solve operations management problems. Topics include planning, evaluation, and control of operations; forecasting and inventory management; product life cycle management; resource allocation; quality of work environment; and technological change.
The Executive Manager and Strategy Implementation (MGT717)
Aims to develop, guide, and mentor the student¹s capabilities to comprehend management skills in setting priorities, integrating action programs, communicating and intervening. Emphasizes the last stages of the decision making process, namely, action and implementation.
Global Competitive Strategy Management (MGT719)
Allows students to identify, plan and execute the steps of strategic management formulation to face competition and the necessary steps to long-run survival and growth as applied to global competitive markets. The course includes environmental analysis skills, assessment of resource strength and limitations, and the recognition of adequate organizational structure and values.
Organizational Constituents as Entrepreneurs (MGT722)
Offers a critical evaluation and discussion of current and evolving fast-changing global marketplace and the impact on companies in their quest for cost cutting, outsourcing, and fast response. The course will also focus on small businesses and the opportunities generated due to the changes in population demographics.
Multinational Business Management (MGT725)
Focuses on the new emerging border-less world. Based on the international business environment and using factors like legal-political issues, socio-cultural factors and economic environment. The course will describe market entry strategies that businesses use to develop foreign markets.
Managing Conflicts and Negotiations (MGT728)
Considers the behavioral aspects that managers have to define to understand conflicts. The course focuses on negotiation skills to reduce tensions including the model of styles to handle conflicts.
Managing Planned Change (MGT730)
Offers a critical review of strategic management approaches and perspectives and their relation to change in organizations. The course also offers skills to plan, design and execute change management approaches and techniques.
Corporate Strategy (MGT732)
Reconciliates between industry analysis and corporate competitive capabilities in a hands-on exercise in which teams of students formulate a corporate strategy in the context of global forces. Students develop and defend a strategic plan for a local company in a given industry.
The Social Responsibility of Business (MGT733)
Identifies and analyzes social and legal issues affecting the business decision making process. Markets are looked at as huge social institutions affecting organizations as they operate from within. Students will identify specific social and legal signals, which could be fundamental to the wellbeing of the organization.
Managerial Performance Simulation (MGT735)
Is a hands-on exercise where students assume positions in a managerial setting. The students focus on the skills and issues typically faced by managers in their day-to-day work. Students¹ decision making is measured based on their effectiveness and productivity.
Enhancing Managerial Communication Skills (MGT736)
Begins with the concept of communication as a fundamental skill that managers should possess. Students will develop and enhance their communication skills in a business environment through cooperative learning.
Modern Human Resource Management (MGT737)
Presents the complexities, challenges, ethical issues, and tradeoffs involved in effectively managing human resources in today¹s increasingly competitive global environment. The course also provides thorough analysis of the traditional areas of human resource management, namely, recruitment, compensation, performance appraisal, human resource planning, job evaluation, and training and development.
Personnel Economics (MGT738)
Introduces personnel economics and explains how a systematic and disciplined approach can be used by human resource managers to base their decisions, regarding recruitment and hiring, turnover, motivating workers and employees to higher levels of productivity, teams, benefits, and employee evaluation.
Value Creation in Human Resource Management (MGT739)
Answers the following fundamental question: ³How can human resource management create value and deliver results?² The course discusses how human resource professionals can become business partners, players, and pioneers, and how human resource practices can be designed in such a way to enhance individual competencies and organizational capabilities.
Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (MGT740)
Sheds lights on the strategic issues and challenges that face contemporary organizations, and offers solutions to today¹s complex corporate problems. Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation are examined in relation to the firm's competitive advantages.
Tourism Planning and Development (MGT742)
Acquaints students with selected theories, methods, techniques, current issues, practices, and principles that govern tourism development through exposure to a broad range of research conducted in the travel and tourism industry.
Contemporary Trends in the Hospitality Industry (MGT745)
Designed to discuss and analyze the managerial process known as Content Analysis to identify major trends occurring in the hospitality and tourism industries and develop the technical skills required to interpret such trends.
Leaders and Leadership (MGT750)
Focuses on issues of strategy, business and corporate levels in the context of global competition. Topics covered include: global market trends; executive brainstorming and benchmarking; decision making techniques; multidisciplinary analysis; and contemporary leadership trends.
Teamwork and Self-Managed Work Teams (MGT752)
Provides students with the knowledge and practice of developing an understanding of self-managed teams formation and function. Issues like the use and evolution of self-managed teams in the workplace; the ability to recognize and manage their personal style and how it impacts their participation and performance in groups; and the pitfalls that prevent effectiveness in groups.
Topics in Management (MGT780)
Addresses selected topics spanning a wide range of management issues. The seminar may be taken for credit more than once when topics vary.
Ethics in Marketing (MKT710)
Offers the business skills of evaluating ethical situations in marketing to stimulate practical discussions that teach students the fundamentals of ethical decision making in marketing.
Emerging Markets and Adaptive Marketing Strategies (MKT712)
Highlights many of the challenges of operating in emerging markets, examines the interplay of finance, trade and investment in world emerging markets, and focuses on contemporary problems for business leaders by examining structural adjustment policies as applied to marketing practices facing stabilization, privatization, liberalization and the political economy of transition to a global market.
Competitive Marketing Management Strategy (MKT715)
Introduces concepts of the strategic marketing process from the perspective of the marketing manager and provides a framework for the analysis of problems in marketing management. Specific topics include the role of marketing management strategy within the firm, analysis of marketing opportunities, selection of target markets and market segmentation, marketing strategies in a global marketplace and marketing mix decisions.
Sales Management (MKT718)
Emphasizes the strategy as applied to the sales force and the role of the sales managers as leaders and team builders — a key competitive advantage in today's environment. The aim is to highlight the sales force as one of the company's competitive core asset.
Globalization and Electronic Commerce (MKT721)
Considers the related topics of technology and globalization and relates them to the changing nature of competition in the realm of strategic marketing practices. The course explores the electronic commerce opportunities that globalization and technology, present to marketing managers.
Marketing Channels and Logistics Strategy (MKT723)
Reviews the major elements of logistics and examines the key requirements and opportunities for planning logistics strategy. Topics include logistics and corporate planning, manufacturing logistics, distribution or marketing channels logistics, procurement and supply, supply chain management, benchmarking, organization and management of logistics channels and new trends in distribution.
Advertising and Promotion Using IMC Strategy (MKT726)
Introduces students to this fast-changing field of advertising and promotion from an integrated marketing communications (IMC) perspective, which calls for “big picture” approach to planning marketing and promotional programs and coordinating the various communication functions.
Topics in Marketing (MKT780)
Addresses selected topics spanning a wide range of marketing issues. The seminar may be taken for credit more than once when topics vary.