This course introduces the essential concepts necessary to make effective use of the computer and computer applications. Students will achieve an understanding of what a computer can do, how it works, and how it can be used to create documents using word processing and spreadsheet applications as well as presentation graphics for personal and business use.
The course will also equip students with the understanding of the internet and it’s infrastructure and how it’s application supports today’s competitive management environment. Students understanding of these issues and how they can use them to add value in business is critical in the course. Computer and office application use, systems analysis and
design, data modeling, and communication. Identify, analyze, and explain Information Technology solutions in
relation to costs, benefits, and risks. Develop and design applications in spreadsheet or database use. Develop the
analytical skills and understanding of computer systems, networks, and business software applications. Course outcomes :
- a.Knowledge and Understanding: :
- Understand the concept of data analysis
- Explain how data analysis help a business gain strategic advantages
- Explain the purpose of Excel software packages for end-user productivity and collaborative computing
- Identify three business forecasting methods
- Explain how failures in IT management can be reduced by the involvement of business managers in IT planning and management.
- b.Intellectual Skills: :
- Examine skills needed for effectiveness in the applying of data analysis
- Identify several strategic uses of Excel application and give examples of how they can help a business gain competitive advantages.
- Identify the business value of using Excel application in business forecasting
- To define and describe the functions of an operating system
- Professional and Practical Skills: :
- Explain why business forecasting is important for business professionals, and identify five areas of
- information systems knowledge that they need
- Explain how Excel application can help a business gain strategic advantages
- To describe the main uses of computer programming software, tools, and languages.
- d.General and Transferable Skills: :
- The ability to practice team work and presents results.
- The ability to use Microsoft applications ( Access, Excel, PowerPoint, ,Publisher, and word)
This course develops a student’s ability to undertake complex feasibility studies. Students will learn these skills and techniques through performing various feasibility studies of differing size and complexity. A feasibility study is designed to establish whether a project or initiative is worth the investment in time and money needed to get it off the ground. Of course this includes the cost of developing the initiative, but it also looks at the availability of funding, both to initiate the project and to keep it going. However, the feasibility study also looks at the evidence of need, potential take up and constraints such as the capacity of buildings, staff and the community.The course also utilizes practical situations, using the analytical and assessment tools such as spreadsheets and Web Analysis, Critical Path, evaluation and review of programs. This course has Overall objectives of the Decision:
- Know the meaning of analysis and evaluation of projects.
- What are the links to the project.
- Study stages throughout the project.
- What information is needed to analyze the projects.
- How to analyze the commercial viability of any project.
- Analysis of the financial feasibility of new projects under certainty conditions.
- Analysis of the financial feasibility of new projects under uncertainty conditions.
- Criteria for evaluating projects. At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the principles of feasibility studies.
- Be able to complete a cash flow and financial forecast as part of the feasibility study process.
- Understand risk and be able to undertake a risk assessment.
- Understand the principles of an options appraisal.
- Conduct a Community consultation.
- Have the knowledge to provide a comprehensive funding analysis.
- Be able to calculate projected income through funding and trading.
- Understand the factors both internal and external that impact on the feasibility of a project.
- Have the knowledge of the components of a feasibility study.
- Have a grasp of project costs, both direct costs and core costs.
- Be able to identify appropriate organizational structures and management structures which promote the feasibility of a project.
The Bank Management course explores the services that banks and their principal competitors (including savings and loans, credit unions, security and investment firms) offer in an increasingly competitive financial-services marketplace. Bank Management discusses the major changes and events that are remaking banking and financial services today. Among the key events and unfolding trends covered in the text are: Newest Reforms in the Financial System, including the new Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law and the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009. Global Financial Sector coverage of the causes and impact of the latest “great recession.” Systemic Risk and the presentation of the challenges posed in the financial system.
Exploration of changing views on the “too big to fail” (TBTF) doctrine and how regulators may be forced to deal with TBTF in the future. Controlling Risk Exposure presentation of methods in an increasingly volatile economy.
Knowledge management (KM) is an area that has captured the attention of many organisations that are concerned with the ways knowledge is managed more effectively. This course focuses on how knowledge is created, captured, represented, stored and reused so as to fully leverage the intellectual assets of a firm. The tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, assessment, evaluation, management, organization and dissemination are applied to business situations. Topics include knowledge generation, knowledge coordination and codification, knowledge transfer and reuse, technologies and knowledge management and knowledge management strategies. The goal is to enable you to learn about this practice in the context of managing the design, development and operation of information technologies that can facilitate KM.
The objectives of the course are:
- Analyze the role of knowledge management in attainment of financial objectives, quality and process improvement, and innovation.
- Apply knowledge management models and technologies to business situations.
- Use a knowledge management system for an organization.
- Create a knowledge management plan to leverage opportunities to create, capture, represent and share knowledge within an organization.
The course emphasizes the value and process of strategic management. In addition to familiarizing students with new subject matter, students are expected to integrate and
apply their prior learning to strategic decision making in organisations. The Strategic Management course is designed to explore an organisation’s vision, mission, examine
principles, techniques and models of organisational and environmental analysis, discuss the theory and practice of strategy formulation and implementation such as corporate
governance and business ethics for the development of effective strategic leadership. The course is designed specifically not only to introduce students with key strategy concepts but also aims to help students to integrate and apply their prior learning to various business situations. The course aims to support MSc. programme objectives with solid grounding in ethics, globalization and cross-functional issues. On completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the strategic decisions that organisations make and have an ability to engage in strategic planning.
- Explain the basic concepts, principles and practices associated with strategy formulation and implementation.
- Integrate and apply knowledge gained in basic courses to the formulation and implementation of strategy from holistic and multi-functional perspectives.
- Analyze and evaluate critically real life company situations and develop creative solutions, using a strategic management perspective.
- Conduct and present a credible business analysis in a team setting.
- Understand the crucially important role that the HRM function plays in the setting and implementation of an organisation’s strategy