||This course provides a comprehensive, graduate level exploration of corporate finance for decision making in business environment. Topics include the concept of time value of money, valuation of debt and equity, capital structure strategy, valuation of firms, mergers and takeovers and corporate taxation issues.
||This course is concerned with the application of economic theory to assist decision making processin an organization. The course content deals with introduction to managerial economics, decision within firms, the theory and estimation of production and cost analysis, competing within market on pricing and output decision in various market structures, regulation, public goods and cost-benefit analysis, decision making application, capital budgeting, business decision and government, and locating the firm in a global economy. Case studies will be analyzed to enable students to appreciate the real life situations. The emphasis of this course lays on the principles of economictheory and the use of techniques to handle managerial issues.
||This is an exciting, challenging course that focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Strategic-management concepts and techniques are studied. Students use all the knowledge acquired from prior business courses, coupled with new strategic-management techniques learned, to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of students in this course is to make objective strategic decisions and to justify them through oral and written communication.
||The course covers four essential decision-making stages: (1) Situation Assessment; (2) Strategy Formation; (3) Implementation (Positioning and the Marketing Mix); and (4) Documentation, Assessment, and Adjustment. Each stage includes several additional steps and necessitates the application of any number of specific tools or analyses, depending on business decision situation.
||Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
||Given the complexity of the business activities and scenario nowadays, this course purports to highlight two major components of controlling the behavior of the business players i.e ethics and corporate governance. Part 1 encompasses the discussion on issues relating to business ethics such as the main components of business ethics, the Malaysian Business Code of Ethics and ethics in Islam. While Part II discusses the main principles that to be adhered in implementing the best practice of corporate governance and the role of the players such as board directors, institutional investors and auditors.
||Leadership & Strategic Human Resource Management
||The course offers an in-depth examination of factors that contribute to successful executive leadership and strategic human resource management practice in a wide variety of organizational settings. Topics include the challenges leaders face, the impact leadership has and how leadersbuild organizations and key relationships. Emphasis is also placed on human resource management components and the strategic approaches need to be applied in leadership and human resource management application in an organisation context.
||Strategic Information Management
||This course provides various topic in information management in dealing with business environment. The topics include; Introduction to Computers; ICT and business environment; The challenges of managing information systems and technology; Strategic information systems plan; the role of Chief Information officer and information resources; Organisation issues in information systems; Organisation and IT security management process; IT acquisition and vendor relationship, Information asset controls; A portfolio approach to IT projects; Disaster planning; Evaluation of information systems strategic plan.
||This course introduces legal concepts and reasoning that the student can apply in a business context. Further it focuses the study of how laws come to be and how they are applied in business. The course will benefit all students in the field of business by developing a broader base of legal language and concepts that are encountered in the everyday business world. Those topics covered among others introduction to business legal environment, the contract law, the sales of goods law, the tort law, the partnership law, the company law, the agency law and the hire and purchase law.
||Business Research Methodology
||This course covers basic research concepts and their application in conducting business research. This course places a balanced emphasis on the best approach for a problem that the student choose to investigate, the nature of their research objectives, and the constraints of the research problem and various data collection and analysis techniques. Finally students will learn the steps of drafting a research proposal.
||The graduate project required student to perform systematic business research beginning with Data Collection Methods, Data Analysis, Writing Academic Research, Presenting Research and Defending Dissertation.