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Management Basics

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CIM Introduction to Management

This course aims to introduce the basic concepts and theories of management in organizations. It intends to provide an overview of the different elements of management, an initial understanding of the functions and goals of companies and the different roles managers play within these organizations. Students will gain insight into how companies work, and what challenges managers at different hierarchical and functional levels face in order to ensure business success. New students will be also introduced to business communication issues like citation, plagiarism, etc.

Learning outcomes  allow students to :  comprehend key business notions including management, leadership, governance, marketing, strategy, business models, operations, supply chain and value chain ; Understand the difference between management and leadership ; Comprehend the different roles in a modern organization and be able to explain the differences between the role of the CEO and the Chairman of the Board of a company ; Discuss business myths and key terms likes best practices, benchmarking, managing by objectives ; Use the case study method and apply the principles seen in class to case studies ; Gain a general understanding of the modern organization and its challenges.

MGMT 217 Organizational Diversity*

This course introduces students to current topics in diversity, national and international demographics of the changing face of the work force; processes that create diversity including the organization of work, managing differences in work settings, management’s responses to diversity; and connection to larger institutional dynamics.

MGMT 221 Contemporary Management Practices*

This course is designed to examine both the functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling) and the aspects of business (marketing, finance, production). Students will address a current issue facing management today with consideration given to the external factors affecting business.

MGMT 238 Introduction to Human Resources*

This course is a study of personnel management in organizations. Students learn basic functions of procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force to meet the entry-level requirements for employment personnel work. The course supplies students with an understanding of the personnel department.

MGMT 305 Organizational Communications*

This course examines written and oral communication in business. Topics include: effective organization and writing of correspondence, memoranda, reports, research proposals; interpersonal communication with fellow workers and supervisors; planning, conducting and participating in meetings and oral presentation.

MGMT 315 Managerial Accounting and Financial Analysis*

This course covers the basic principles of accounting and financial management as they relate to managerial decision-making. Financial statement and annual report analysis, cash budgeting, capital management, long-term financing and financial forecasting are some of the topics covered. Prerequisite ACCT101.

MGMT 330 Purchasing and Materials Management

This course examines the aspects of acquisition and material management. Students examine the functional roles of those individuals having the functional roles of those individuals having responsibility in this area. The course includes discussion of acquisition law, operations management, pricing, negotiations, and logistics.

MGMT 411 Performance Measurement and Evaluation*

This course will discuss basic quality measurement and performance issues. The course emphasizes process control concepts, metrics, and strategies for improvement. Current techniques such as total quality management, six sigma, balanced scorecard, and others are covered.

MGMT 417 Human Resources Management*

This course surveys the principles and methods of effectively managing people at work. It includes the recruitment, selection, development, utilization of, and accommodation of people by organizations. Employee motivation and contemporary personnel management issues are examined in terms of the impact they have on organization effectiveness, goal attainment, health and viability, and overall performance.

MGMT 427 Operations and Project Management*

This course examines the direction and control of processes that convert resources into goods and services. It deals with the broad areas of system design, operation, and control. Further, it focuses on the definition, planning, implementation, and evaluation of discrete projects.

CIM Operations Management

Operations Management (OM) is essential to the development and delivery of goods and services throughout the global economy. In essence, OM is about the creation of customer value through the effective and efficient management of processes. In a nutshell, processes transform inputs into value-added outputs using a variety of resources. In this course we focus on the key concepts, best practices, modeling tools, practical solutions and critical thinking of OM. Students will impart analytical and problem solving skills necessary to develop solutions for a variety of OM problems. Students will be challenged to think, discuss, share and debate on the issues brought up. Extensive examples from industries as diverse as construction, healthcare, hospitality and consumer products are used to illustrate the concepts and practices.

Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the core operations function in an organization and how management of operations interacts with other business functions.
  • Learn about the current best practices and understand how companies in different industries achieve operational excellence.
  • Evaluate the key drivers of Operations Management and their impact on strategy.
  • Understand what kind of information is exchanged in operations and how it is used to benefit all business partners.
  • Recognize problems and decisions facing processes and how these problems and resolution decisions relate to and affect other processes within the organization.
  • Understand how to make practical business decisions in operations.

MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning*

This course introduces basic techniques of strategic planning as a basis for integration and application of principles, skills, and perspectives developed in earlier courses to typical management problems.

MGT 511 Performance Measurement and Evaluation

This course presents quality measurement and performance issues. The course emphasizes process control concepts, metrics, and strategies for improvement. Current techniques such as total quality management, six sigma, balanced scorecard, and others are covered.

MGT 519 Principles of Marketing and Advertising

This course provides an overview of the field of marketing to give students an awareness of the institutions and methods employed in the marketing of goods and services.  Discussions cover such topics as marketing strategies, opportunity and environmental analysis, new product development, and pricing.  Different types of advertising media and their adaptation to various types of business activities are reviewed.

MGMT 524  Investment Management

The course adopts a structured “top-down” approach to portfolio design: selection of the most attractive region, followed by country, industry, sector, and lastly the individual company. The various forms of market index and their use as investment benchmarks are explained. The course then goes on to look at management techniques for both equity and fixed-interest portfolios, looking at both “performance” and “value” approaches to equity selection. The final evaluation is based on the construction and presentation of detailed portfolios for a variety of clients, personal and institutional.

MGMT 525  Introduction to Econometrics

The course aims at introducing students to the technical issues in statistical analysis of financial data such as estimation of time series models, forecasting of financial and economic data, etc. Throughout the course our main approach is to present the topics in an easily understandable format with emphasizes on real-world examples and exercises.

MGT 601 Corporate Information Strategy

Case studies to examine how Information Systems support business strategies in the current networked economy. Provide a framework for managerial understanding of IT challenges and opportunities. Highlight the importance of interactions between specialists and end-users for Information Systems to successfully perform according to expectations.

MGT 602 Organizational Culture

This course examines the dynamics of corporate culture that develop within an organization.  Methods of organizational development used in promoting organizational and large system change, the managerial role in such change, communication with the different organizational constituencies (employees, shareholders, public), and the leader’s role in promoting change through strategic planning are examined.

MGT 606 Corporate Social Responsibility

The course examines the increasingly important role of corporate social responsibility, recognizing the basic principles of ethical and responsible treatment for stakeholders, within the organization, the community and the environment.  The rapid development of CSR as a concept – i.e., a better quality of life for everyone — has made it an essential element of today’s curriculum as it cuts across academic disciplines.  Students will look at decision making processes in industry with regard to the need to balance business profits and returns on investment with the growing awareness in favor of more sustainable practices.  The impact of businesses on communities in both the developed and less-developed countries will be examined, as will the responsibility and governance of issues affecting the stakeholders.  In addition, the importance of companies in developing socially responsible strategies will be examined.  This will include case studies involving specific industries (e.g., oil & gas) and their ethical role in the integrated, globalized market.


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