The course helps to understand the concepts, tools and techniques of management accounting and controllership functions; measuring income under different techniques for analyzing, decision-making, planning and controlling activities of an organization. Topics covered include measurement, presentation, interpretation, and communication of economic information for managerial functions. Students will be acquainted with activity based costing, CVP analysis, decision regarding alternative choices, pricing products and services, capital investment models, planning profit through budgets, controlling direct material, direct labour and factory overheads. The course uses case studies and practical exercises to emphasize the application of concepts.
The aim of this course is to familiarize students with an overview of the principles, methods and practices of financial decision making in firms. Major topics that will be covered include: Nature of financial management: finance in organizational structure of the firm, value maximization goal as a financial decision criterion, financial functions and agency problems. Financial management concepts: financial statements and cash flows, time value of money; Financial planning and forecasting: the financial plan, financial statement forecasting, the AFN formula and simple regression technique. Securities valuation: bond and stock valuation. Strategic investment decision making: estimation of cash flows, estimation of cost of capital, evaluation of cash flows. Strategic financing decision making: operating and financing leverage, EBIT-EPS analysis, breakeven and indifference charts. Dividend policy decision making: nature and types of dividend policy, determinants, stock dividends and stock splits.
The course aims to develop a strategic perspective of students in marketing management. It builds students’ capabilities in analyzing marketing opportunities, developing marketing strategies, and designing implementation plans and programs. This course includes business strategy and sustainable competitive advantage; concept and relevance of strategic market management; analysis of external and internal factors for opportunity identification; formulation of strategy for sustainable competitive advantage; differentiation and positioning strategies; growth and diversification strategies; strategies for the global market; preparation of strategic marketing plan and program formulation; and strategic control.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with human resources to enhance the contributions of all employees to organizational effectiveness. This course identifies and defines the role of key functional areas of human resource and examines how these areas support management. The course takes a strategic approach and examines how human resource functions such as recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, career development, promotion of personal skills, work-family conflict, and compensation can impact organizations’ productivity and success. The course underscores the need to understand the dynamic nature of human resources in organizations. It highlights professional handling of human resource through process of setting objectives and standards, measurements of results, policies, periodic job analysis to identify variances in requirements of attitude, skills, and knowledge in existing and redesigned jobs.
This course is devoted to develop an understanding and skills of research in students. The course deals with the tools, techniques, and the changing paradigms of social science research, and their application to business research. The topics covered are the research process, management research methods, literature review, formulation of the problem and related hypothesis, theoretical framework, research designs, qualitative research, sampling techniques, measurement and scaling, use of primary and secondary data sources, construction of questionnaires, interviewing techniques, sources of qualitative data, observation and participative research, data preparation and analysis, writing research reports, citation and referencing styles, and writing research proposals.
This course will introduce students to electronic business. It will cover such diverse practical issues as: e-commerce payment mechanisms, encryption and authentication of data, web assurance, electronic data interchange, legal issues on the web, and web marketing. There will also be a lab component that will provide students with exposure to practice in web page design and creation.