This course is an accelerated introduction to the concepts and practices of financial and managerial accounting. The first (financial) part of the course will deal with the recognition, measurement, and reporting of a firm’s economic transactions. Students will be exposed to the framework of generally accepted accounting principles, both U.S. and international. The second (managerial) half of the course will focus on the use of accounting information to measure, analyze, and report economic events for internal decision-making purposes. Students will learn about cost behavior, reporting, budgeting, and activity-based costing.

*It is possible to test out of the core Accounting course if you possess relevant previous experience and qualifications.

Business and Global Society

This course explores the economic, social, and political context of business. It identifies and addresses the institutional frameworks which shape the wider context of business, including regulatory regimes and social norms that represent both opportunities and constraints for corporate actors. There will be a special focus on defining and understanding the meaning, importance, and implications of social responsibility for all of the stakeholders in the global economy. Students will learn to articulate ideas and engage others in controversial, topical debates. They will also consider how organizations and managers have come to terms with ideological conflicts in the global system in their actions and decisions.

Financial Management

This course is designed to develop the financial skills and logical thought processes necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Specific objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money, using financial statements in decision–making, understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short- term assets, short-term and long-term financing, lease financing, capital markets, multinational financial management, and special topics in financial management. The course also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.

*It is possible to test out of the core Financial Management course if you possess relevant previous experience and qualifications.

Global Operations

This course addresses one of the major functions of the organization— the delivery of goods and services to meet customer demand. Students will develop an understanding of operations management in both service and manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on international operations. Topics include the functions and roles of operations managers, how operations relates to and works with other functions in the organization, and how to carefully execute operations strategy.

Global Strategy

The objective of this course is to help students develop a deep understanding of the challenges top management in today’s corporations face when implementing corporate and global strategy. Executives face the challenge of constant change both in global industry as well as in their own backyard. The solutions that they have to define represent a delicate balance between adapting strategic thinking to their business realities and implementing attitudes that are essential to motivating their teams.

International Marketing

Marketing is the interface between the company and the marketplace. Managers in all functional areas of business need an understanding of marketing fundamentals. While marketing managers create and implement marketing strategy, managers in accounting, finance, and operations also need to understand marketing plans that require their approval or help disseminating to the wider organization. This course covers the processes involved in the creation, communication, pricing, and distribution of products. It takes a managerial perspective, exposing students to the tasks and decisions faced by marketing managers, including target market selection, competitive positioning, and the formulation of product, pricing, communications, and distribution strategies. The course places particular emphasis on international marketing contexts.

Managerial Economics

This course studies the analytical foundations (objective definition, marginal analysis and optimization, elasticity analysis, cost analysis, applied game theory, etc.) that are essential to address key issues in competitive strategy, marketing strategy, and related fields in a rigorous way in order to make better decisions. The course focuses on (1) companies’ strategic decision- making problems; (2) their available options; and (3) how the competitive environment affects their performance. Students will develop skills for making effective managerial decisions and strategic choices based on the analysis of companies’ cost structures and their market conditions.

Global Executive MBA course descriptions

Core courses form the backbone of your Executive MBA curriculum. You will study them throughout modules 1 & 2. The classes have been carefully designed and sequenced to build knowledge, skills, and competencies in financial, strategic, and management areas. 

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