The electives listed here should be taken as a sample. We strive to keep our electives as up-to-date as possible but courses are subject to change and different electives are offered at each of our campuses.
Return Driven Strategy is designed for business leaders, investment professionals, management consultants, and entrepreneurs. This course targets a seemingly wide range of professionals because they all seek to discern a common objective: what are the business strategies and activities that will maximize the creation of wealth, and how does one evaluate a business’s ability to do so? The course is taught in a comprehensive seminar format broken into modules of lectures, intensive in-group discussions and study, and class discussions. It is also one of the prerequisites for sitting the exam for being designated C.S.V., Certified in Strategic Equity Valuation.
A new business does not have the financing opportunities of an established business. The purpose of this course is to present effective financial and business techniques necessary for a successful business startup. This course covers the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy financial foundation for a profitable business. A practical road map is developed to guide the student in crafting a meaningful business plan, fundraising and business execution needed to bring the business to the next level, and developing an exit strategy. This course offers potent methods for entrepreneurs to keep financial control of their enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block their entrepreneurial dream.
How do you create corporate value by restructuring a company or by undergoing a business combination? This course focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of financial strategies aimed at repositioning and revitalizing companies faced with major competitive or environmental challenges, problems, and opportunities. Discussions will focus on debt restructuring, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, corporate downsizing programs, mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, divestitures, and tracking stock. We will also examine the players in the M&A arena and explore major deals that have impacted Wall Street. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary expectations and requirements of good governance, based on the roles corporations play in society, and the timing and principles of merger integration.
The global economy is increasingly marked by volatility, ambiguity, and uncertainty. In this environment, businesses find it increasingly challenging to make sound strategic decisions. This course explores a framework for making strategic agendas more robust amidst uncertainty—using scenario- based foresight. Both entrepreneurs and executives can use scenario planning to take stock of their assumptions, vet critical uncertainties, and consider alternative futures. It allows all stakeholders to gain greater visibility into the different ways in which a market or a competitive landscape can evolve, and to be prepared with the right moves. This course will address how the integration of scenario planning with strategy frameworks allows us to see uncertainty as opportunity and craft high-level portfolios of strategic options that have a better chance of yielding success.
As part of your Master of International Banking, you will have the opportunity to take four electives of your choice once you have successfully completed all of the core courses. You can opt to build upon the knowledge you have already acquired during your core courses, or you can choose to pursue greater understanding in an area of personal interest.