Introduction to Business

 

This course introduces the many facets of the private enterprise system and of the businesses that operate within its framework. The course material includes the topics of business systems, social responsibility and business ethics, forms of business organizations, entrepreneurship, management processes, human resource management, production, marketing management, business finance, business decision making, MIS and quantitative tools used in business, international business and the future dimensions of business opportunities in a global economy. The course plans to integrate the academic knowledge with examples from real business environment to enhance the understanding of the course material in real circumstances.

Management and Organization

 

The primary objectives of this course are to provide the students with a preliminary overview of the field of management, enhance their knowledge about useful management concepts, and help them acquire modern managerial skills necessary to succeed in the marketplace. Major themes addressed include the evolution of management thinking, corporate culture and environment, planning and goal setting, strategy formulation and implementation, decision making, designing adaptive organizations, human resource management, leadership, motivation, communication, teamwork, and quality and performance.

 

 

Human Resource Management

 

The primary aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of personnel management concepts and enhance the students’ ability to deal with common issues concerning the human side of organizations. Specific topics that will be discussed in the course include job analysis, employee recruitment and selection, training and developing employees, compensation, performance appraisal and their applications, and managing global human resources. 

 

 

Graduate Seminar

 

The main objective of the course is to inform students of basic principles to write graduate theses that meet the requirements of a scientific research process. Throughout the semester, the fundamentals of scientific research and critical issues in writing theses will be discussed. In order to write good-quality theses, the research process and the report produced in the end have to meet the standards and rules of scientific research. Therefore, the structure of the thesis report, its content, subject, research methodology, and the writing technique are all of critical importance.

 

 

International Business

 

This course provides the students with basic knowledge regarding the economic, political, and cultural dimensions of international business and modes and strategies of foreign market entry. Major themes addressed include globalization, differences in the socio-economic, political, and cultural environments of international business, cross-national cooperation and agreements, methods of entering global markets and global strategies, and the organization/management of international business.

Entrepreneurship

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This course describes entrepreneurship as a four step process, beginning with the decision to become an entrepreneur and culminating with managing and growing a successful firm. It aims to  provide students with the basic information on the steps to become an entrepreneur, enable them to prepare a business plan through providing them the necessary tools and techniques, and improve students’ experience on successful new ventures through analysis of real-life cases.

Human Resource Management

 

The primary aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of personnel management concepts and enhance the students’ ability to deal with common issues concerning the human side of organizations. Specific topics that will be discussed in the course include job analysis, employee recruitment and selection, training and developing employees, compensation, performance appraisal and their applications, and managing global human resources. 

 

 

Organizational Dynamics

 

This course is designed to expose students to important theories and conceptual models for analyzing, understanding, and managing human behavior within organizations. In this seminar, students study a wide range of organizational situations and examples of human behavior, and connect them to foundational theories and effective practical management methods.