The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the emerging principles and concepts in management. The course will cover current management theories and practices, managerial roles and responsibilities, investigation and review of historical foundations and approaches, managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling, and an understanding of human behavior and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations. The course also defines the basic tasks of the manager in establishing the work environment, making decisions, setting objectives, goals and strategies, allocating resources, and executing programs to assure quality standards.

The purpose of this course is to develop communication skills as a strategic competence for managers in organizations. The course amalgamates the business communication theories and practices. Sensitizing the students how effective communication is critical for their professional and personal life, the course covers some topics ranging from process and barriers of communication to cross-cultural and non-verbal aspects of communication. Specific topics include importance, process and barriers of communication; cross-cultural communication; holding meetings, negotiating with parties and conflict resolutions. The course also includes skills of working in teams and developing of interpersonal communication skills along with the strategies involved in communicating with media. The instructor can incorporate other materials stimulating the student’s desire to learn a wide range of issues because only with the habit of reading they can develop life-long ability to communicate effectively. Students will make presentations, have group discussions, involve in project works, and practice exercises for achieving the objectives set for this course.

This course has two components: data analysis and decision modeling. Data analysis focuses on exploratory data analysis and multiple regression models to support management decisions. Topics in this component of the course include regression analysis and models, time series analysis, and forecasting. Decision modeling of organizational systems uses mathematical and computer models to provide quantitative perspective on identifying, analyzing and solving complex decision problems. Topics in this component of the course include linear programming models and applications, sensitivity analysis, integer programming models, and network models with emphasis on business application.

This course is intended to provide a foundation in macroeconomics. The course is intensive and introduces students to macroeconomic theory and application as they pertain to the business decisions. Topics include measurement of GDP, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, impact of economic policy on the behavior of individuals and organizations, fluctuations and business cycles, economic growth, employment issues, emerging global economic issues, and nature of the expanding global economy. All topics are discussed with emphasis on real-world application. Case studies and current economic trends and developments are examined in a global perspective.

This course is designed to encourage the application of diverse conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the analysis and control of behavior in organizations. The contents of the course include the interaction between individual behavior in organization, group behavior in organization, and organizational behavior in social systems. The study of individual behavior patterns, perception, superior-subordinate relations, group dynamics, communication, interpersonal relationships and conflict, motivation, decision-making, leadership behavior and styles, team leadership, ethics and values in leadership, formulation and implementation of change and development strategies, managerial stress and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations will be covered.

This course focuses on writing and oral presentation skills of the students. Practices include writing memos, letters, reports and proposals. At the completion of the course, students should have skills in correct, effective and professional writing, and make powerful oral presentations.