On completion of this course the successful candidate will:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the historical development of organizations and its impact on senior managerial activities and leadership
2. Show in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding of change management approaches and strategies
3. Display a systematic understanding of how to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of organizations against the backdrop of changing markets
4. Show a sophisticated grasp of how organizational change can be managed successfully through appropriate leadership
5. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of quality management principles and issues
At the end of this course the successful candidate will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the validity of theories and approaches pertaining to change management and apply them to practical organizational contexts
2. Critically analyze and assess organizational development and recommend new organizational/management models to support and lead an organization
3. Critically investigate quality management issues and put forward effective solutions
• Historic rise of organizations and their linkage to managerial aspects
• Structural and process-oriented forms of organization
• Organizational theories
• Leadership and management
• Change management
• Quality management – TQM, Lean Six Sigma, EFQM
• Managerial theories
• Industry 4.0
This course is designed for candidates with a background in information technology that have not taken a class in statistics or need a refresher class. In this class we will apply probability and statistics throughout a system’s life cycle. Topics include the roles of probability and statistics in IT, the nature of uncertainty, axioms and properties of probability models and statistics, hypothesis testing, design of experiments, basic performance requirements, quality assurance specification, functional decomposition, technical performance measurements, statistical verification, and simulation.
This course introduces participants to the essence of business economics – the theories, concepts and ideas that form the economist’s tool kit encompassing both the microeconomic and macroeconomic environments. Microeconomic topics include demand and supply, elasticity, consumer choice, production, cost, profit maximization, market structure, and game theory while the Macroeconomic topics will be GDP, inflation, unemployment, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, fiscal and monetary policies. In addition the basic concepts in international trade and finance will be discussed.
This course covers the key micro- and macro-economic theories and their application for forecasting, production and budgeting in managerial decision-making, focusing on the IT considerations of these important topics. The course integrates different relevant theories so that they can be applied to real life situations in both national and international contexts.
On completion of this course the successful candidate/student will demonstrate:
1. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the key micro-economic theories in business economics
2. A conceptual grasp of the key macro-economic theories in business economics
3. A critical awareness of the importance of the different functions of business organizations from a leadership prospective
4. An advanced knowledge and understanding of the processes of how organizations take business decisions
At the end of this course the successful candidate/student will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the role of business organizations in society
2. Critically analyze the impact of government regulations on business organizations
3. Critically evaluate in detail the impact of monetary and fiscal policies on business organizations
4. Independently gather, synthesize and critically analyze complex sets of data and information in order to make business decisions in a global economy
• Introduction to economics
• Economic systems and policies
• Market demand, supply and pricing issues
• Managerial decision making
• Competition and globalization
• Corporate and strategic management
Global Innovation Management
With the rapid expansion of global markets, managers are struggling to balance the paradoxical demand to think globally and act locally. They must be more literate in the ways of international customers, employees, service providers, commerce, and competition than ever before.
Rooted in the economic drivers and cultural aspects of global business and management, this course focuses on the importance of trade for economic development as well as the potential impact of business on host countries. The course also recognizes the deep connection between global trade, information technology, and innovation. Managing IT and innovation on a global basis is an intriguing and increasingly important challenge.
Combining studies in global business and its responsible management with the specialized knowledge of IT and global innovation management, whether employed by an international firm doing business in the U.S. or by a firm expanding globally, this course will prepare you for the challenges ahead.