MS Global Management

  • The third module of finance examines corporate finance issues from managerial and strategic perspectives, and extends the concepts covered in the previous two modules to cross-border settings. Topics addressed include: financial and real options; risk management; corporate valuation (domestic and cross-border).

  • The second module of finance picks up where the Fundamentals course leaves off. Topics addressed include: Portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); Weighted Average Cost of Capital; capital structure theories (including agency/signaling theories and dividend policy); financial market efficiency and its implications

  • This course investigates, from the business manager?s perspective, the determination of exchange rates, the nature of foreign exchange markets and hedging instruments; international financial markets and the transmission of funds between countries; alternative international monetary arrangements and institutions; balance of payments analysis; the respective economic consequence in response to monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy changes. The course also analyzes conditions for successful growth and the causes and risks of economic crisis.

  • This dynamic and interactive course provides managers with an effective framework for achieving their goals in global management settings. The course will assist students to prepare for and execute time-tested strategies for achieving communication competence with persons from different cultures. This course will also cover negotiating in the global context. It will not only examine theories of culture and communications, but will also place students in an experiential situation to gain valuable skills for overcoming obstacles in global management environments.

  • This course covers the development and use of managerial accounting information, including both financial and non-financial performance measures, in making long- and short-run decisions. Topics include cost-profit-volume analysis, cost behavior, relevant costs, job-order and processes costing, activity-based cost management and the analysis of customer profitability.

  • This course covers the application of accounting models to the measurement of assets, liabilities and stockholders? equity. Topic covered include marketable securities, receivable and inventory valuation, fixed and intangible assets, bonds, leases, dividends, stock buybacks, stock splits and foreign currency translation. The emphasis of the course is on the evaluation of corporate financial reporting policy and the usefulness of financial reports for decision making. U.S. and international accounting standards are covered.

  • This course introduces basic statistical concepts and their application in the business world. The course starts with the use of descriptive statistics to summarize data. Next, the basic concepts of probability are examined. The course then moves on to consider sampling and statistical inference. The final topic is an introduction to the use of simple linear regression analysis to model relationships between variables. The course material is approached from an applied perspective, with extensive use of business examples to illustrate the concepts.

  • This course builds on material from the Quantitative Methods class. It introduces the use of computer simulation for scenario planning, covers regression analysis in depth, and covers the use of computerized techniques for optimization and linear programming. The course takes an applied business perspective, with examples drawn from operations management, finance, and marketing.

  • This course is designed to provide students with the basic principles of marketing management i.e. marketing mix, segmentation, target marketing, and positioning, a toolkit required to conduct quantitative analysis as a marketing manager, the ability to conduct an analysis of consumers, competitors and channels, frameworks to evaluate the similarities and differences between domestic and global marketing and marketing ethics and cross-cultural nuances to enable the student to successfully implement marketing strategies in international markets.

  • This course provides practical insights into those factors, both external and internal, which impact leadership effectiveness. Topics covered include the achievements of leaders, characteristics of leaders, leading across cultures, leading change and relationship between leaders and followers.

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