Course Descriptions

ACC821 / Financial Accounting [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts from a managerial viewpoint, emphasizing the use of financial information in decision-making. Topics include recording economic events, basic accounting concepts, essential accounting standards, interrelationship of financial statement elements, and the analysis, interpretation and use of internal and external data.

ACC822 / Management Accounting [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course entails a study of the cost accounting applications and related techniques to decision-making, emphasizing control, and the use of internally-generated accounting data. Topics include cost allocation, variance analysis, budgeting and cost control system, responsibility reporting, and capital budgeting.

ACC830 / Financial Statement Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course deals with the analysis of the financial statements of a corporation from a user’s perspective. The course stresses the use of tools, procedures, and techniques of financial statement analysis as they relate to firm performance. Topics include ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, and financial forecasting.

BUS898 / Research Topic in Business [3-0, 3 cr.]

BUS899 / Thesis in Business [6-0, 6 cr.]

This course entails the application of research methods to a current topic relevant to business and business education in the Middle East. The thesis must incorporate the student’s hypothesis, test methods, test results, and conclusions, n a report available to later researchers. In some cases, the faculty may authorize expanded research procedures resulting in high-quality publication.

ECO811 / Business Economics [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an overview of microeconomics from a managerial decision-making standpoint, emphasizing and applying the basic concepts to selected problems. Topics include the firm’s behavioral and managerial theories, determination of national income, demand estimation, cost determination, forecasting, and government regulation.

FIN835 / Commercial Bank Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers commercial bank management policies and decisions. Analysis includes advanced treatment of asset–liability management, emphasizing risk management issues such as interest rates, liquidity, credit, capital, and off-balance sheet risk and activities. The analysis presents financial engineering techniques in risk management and evaluates bank performance.

FIN836 / Modern Portfolio Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course applies concepts of efficient capital markets, modern portfolio theory, and asset pricing models to practical problems of security analysis, portfolio construction, optimization, and performance measurement. The analysis considers return and risk characteristics of various financial investment instruments and derivatives, including common stocks, bonds, futures, options, and forward contracts.

FIN837 / International Business [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is a field survey covering the cultural, economic, political and social environments of international business. The course emphasizes global finance and exchange rate determination, exports, imports, and country risk analysis.

FIN861 / Financial Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is a review of the concepts underlying the financing of a business, emphasizing the uses of capitalization and leverage for current operations and for future expansion. Topics include valuation theory, investment theory, financial planning and control, dividend policy and growth, alternative capitalization structures, appraisal of capital projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

FIN863 / Financial Derivatives [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course deals with derivative securities. It focuses on the analysis of options, futures, option and futures’ markets, and option and futures’ strategies. In addition, it discusses option and futures’ pricing models, and how derivatives are used in financial risk management.

ITM832 / Management Systems [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces students to recent practices in corporate information management. The course combines lectures and case studies, and encourages students to critically analyze the effects information technology has on most businesses and industries. Topics include email networking, telecommunication practices, EDI, executive information systems, and the concept of information resource management.

MGT831 / Management Theory [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to management, organizational behavior, and development theories and practices, emphasizing applications in managerial situations. Topics include goal setting, manpower planning and control, motivational techniques, and problem-solving processes.

MGT833 / Personnel Management and Human Resources Development [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course entails a critical look at organizations’ principles, methods and resources. Topics include strategic human resource management for effective employee training and education within a development plan, corporate training roles, management issues on employment, recruiting, testing, selection and placement, job evaluation, wage and salary administration, labor relations and communication, performance evaluation, benefits and services, discipline, motivation and morale, and accident prevention and safety.

MGT834 / Project Planning and Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course entails an examination of the techniques used to select, supervise and evaluate projects, emphasizing the application of project performance control methods. Topics include needs analysis, alternative courses of action, optimum alternatives, project organization, operation and control, and project completion and evaluation.

MGT839 / Organizational Behavior [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course explores human behavior at the individual, group and organization- al level. Issues of leadership and management, conflict resolution, communications, decision-making power and political behavior, and stress and organizational change will be introduced.

MGT851 / Leadership, Ethics and Team Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is intended to explain how to be a successful ethical leader, covering the challenges of leadership, requiring realignment of values, developing skills which inspire others to follow, and to act. It details the key skills required to  lead a team or those required to work within one team. The main subject areas which will be addressed are team building, team management, and the individual’s roles within the team, communication and problem solving.

MGT872 / Business Policy and Planning [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an application of policy formulation and implementation concepts, emphasizing the practical use of managerial skills and theoretical frame- works. Topics include problem identification and definition, organizational goal setting, establishment, and performance review and evaluation.

MGT874 / Trends Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course acquaints students with the concept of environmental scanning, along with the major business trends. Trends management techniques that measure qualitative and quantitative forces affecting the general and specific environments will be introduced.

MGT875 / Business Strategy & Innovation Management [3-0, 3 cr.] 

This course builds a foundation in business strategy and frameworks in planning and execution. It emphasizes innovation as a source of sustainable competitive advantage, and equips the graduate student with the theory and application of strategy, industry analysis, and operational maneuvers, to meet strategic objectives. Students go through case analysis of real-life situations drawn from different parts of the world.

MKT840 / Marketing Research Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course aims at highlighting the importance of marketing research when designing marketing strategies and policies. Students will learn how to gather, analyze and present information that solves common marketing problems. Topics coverage include: tools for assessing information requirements, principles of qualitative, experimental and quantitative research designs, secondary and syndicated data sources, interviews and focus groups design, survey development, sampling methods, data collection planning, quality assessment, and analysis, interpretation/presentation of findings, online research and web surveys.

Prerequisite: MKT841 / Marketing Management

MKT841 / Marketing Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course shows students how to manage the marketing process for organizations, to optimize the resource use and to maximize the benefits. It focuses on decision-making. Lectures, case studies, discussions and projects engage students in learning how best to manage scarce resources.

MKT842 / International and Global Marketing [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is designed to provide an appreciation of the critical role that marketing plays in the global economy and the various elements essential to global success. Attention is given to the exogenous global environment, coupled with an investigation of the significant factors that a firm must consider as it positions itself to enter the international marketplace.

QBA851 / Quantitative Methods in Business [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to the application of mathematical techniques in business decision-making, emphasizing practical usage in management situations. Topics include linear programming, transportation problems, network planning, queuing theory, regression analysis, and modeling techniques.

Last modified: September 26, 2017