Modules for course N2AS | MBA/INFOMAN
MBA Information Management

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2018–19 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ICP-4121: Database Systems (15)
  • ICP-4125: Web Technologies (15)
  • ASB-4413: Int'l Strategic Management (15)
    The concepts of strategic management. The vocabulary of strategy; prescriptive and emergent strategies. Strategy, the organisation and the environment. The core processes: strategic analysis; strategy formulation; strategic choice. Vertical integration; make/buy decision; corporate parenting and internationalisation.
  • ASB-4415: Management Research (15)
    This module will consist of the following components: Lectures- designed to clarify and discuss the assigned readings. The summary of lecture structure for this course is as follow: • An introduction to the management research, understanding research • The nature of business and management research • Research philosophies and designs • Positivism and interpretivism • Quantitative research, qualitative research, case study • The process: selecting a research strategy and design • Formulating the research topic and critically reviewing the literature • Sampling methods in management research • Gathering qualitative data, quantitative data • Data gathering, observation, interview and questionnaire • Analysing quantitative and qualitative data, SPSS • Writing and presenting the research project report • Course review Assigned readings- drawn from the text and journal papers. All students are expected to have read all assigned readings for each session. In-class assignments and lab assignments. You will make use of SPSS software in the second part of this course. Final examination- intended to ensure students have a firm grasp of course concepts and an ability to apply them.
  • ASB-4431: Organisations and People (15)
    Theories and models of management: classical and contemporary; Organisation structures: strategy, design and function, job design; Organisation cultures: values, ethics, norms of behaviour; Organisation processes: survival, change, growth and development; Organisational learning, and learning organisations; Individual differences: perception, learning, motivation, equality and diversity; Groups and teams in the organisation; Managing relationships: power, control and conflict resolution, communication; Managers as leaders, people developers, coaches; Managing and rewarding performance.

Semester 2

  • ASB-4007: Finance for Managers (15)
    The different roles of accounting and its relationship to shareholder value and business structure; Measuring and reporting financial performance: the balance sheet and the profit and loss account; Management control and the use of budgets; The role of accounting information in marketing, operating, human resource and accounting decisions; Strategic investment decisions; The management of working capital; Sources of finance & financial markets.
  • ICP-4123: Tech for Internet Systems (15)
  • ICP-4143: Information Systems (15)

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  • ASB-4905: Applied Business projects (IM) (60) (Semester 3)
    Summary of Course Content: This should be a summary paragraph of list of the topics to be covered by the module. A. Students will choose 2 Applied Business Projects for Information Management from the list below. It is likely that a small number of additional projects will be made available depending on the research interests of new staff and it is possible that the menu of projects might vary slightly from year to year within an equivalent structure. 1. Business Planning. 2. e-Business and Value Chain 3. Human Resource Management 4. International Business 5. Investment and Private Banking 6. Operations Management B. Software Hut ¿ this elements enables students to understand the principles of software engineering through project planning, design and software development through the group implementation of a software product for a real world company