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Course Description and Learning Objectives. Read more

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Description and Learning Objectives:
The main purpose of this course is to understand concepts, principles, and tools for the analysis and valuation of derivative securities such as Forwards, Futures, Swaps, and Options, which are being applied in modern corporate finance, investments, and risk management for financial institutions and enterprises. Students also will learn the application of these derivatives for financial and enterprise risk management and decision making.
Career relevance:
The basic knowledge of derivatives is necessary to understand modern finance and modern corporate management in both financial and non-financial institutions. The knowledge would be useful for managers of financial product development, fund managers, and analysts in financial institutions. The knowledge would also be useful for financial officers and risk management officers in various enterprises. Application of derivatives such as real options is also useful for managers who are decision makers. You will find how the tools and concepts are useful more broadly in finance and corporate management.
Course Context or Rationalization:
Knowledge and skills related to derivative securities would allow you to pursue many goals, which cannot be achieved only through the study of traditional securities, in investments, risk management, and management of corporations. In other words, you will extend your
knowledge of corporate finance, investments, and portfolio management into the advanced stage. This course requires basic knowledge of traditional securities such as stocks and bonds, and corporate finance, although there is no specific prerequisite course. Additionally, the derivatives market aims to provide the basic knowledge and skill in order to understand Debt Security Market (FIN4300) and Risk Management (FIN4200). Securitization, which will be taught 2 in Debt Security Market, is a sophisticated type of derivatives. Also derivatives are widely used in order to achieve both financial and enterprise risk management. Understanding the pricing of derivatives also helps to understand the insurance pricing.
Delivery methods:
Course materials consist of cases, book chapters, and various articles, exercise problem sets and homework assignments, and a final examination at the end of the term. The final is a take-home examination. Most course work is quantitative. The level of students understanding will be checked by means of case analysis, assignments, and scheduled presentations throughout the term. Full preparation and attendance are both required for all of the scheduled sessions in this course. All students are expected to be actively involved in class discussion, especially, in case discussion.

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This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. Read more

Role and Purposes

This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. This course is also suited to those involved in corporate entrepreneurship or in improving competitive positioning and transforming corporations towards value-creation.
In this course the student will learn the essential skills needed to start and manage a successful new business venture.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
(1) Evaluate the necessary qualities and characteristics of the successful entrepreneurial profile.
(2) Recognize and determine the steps necessary to open and operate a small business enterprise.
(3) Identify the marketing, financial, leadership and other competencies needed by an entrepreneur.
(4) Use information, projections, logic and critical thinking to recognize an opportunity and solve small business problems in a ulticultural, ethical and legal environment.
(5) Develop and present a Business Plan.

Course Description

This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. This course uses several concepts and knowledge from other courses (strategy, marketing, accounting) and is an efficient way to put them in practice in a business plan.

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This course introduces concepts and mechanics of financial accounting. It covers preparation, interpretation, and analysis of corporate financial reports. Read more
This course introduces concepts and mechanics of financial accounting. It covers preparation, interpretation, and analysis of corporate financial reports. It will help you to identify how corporate value is created, and assess the value of a company or the contribution of managers. It also helps you learn how to take advantage of financial reporting to manage your organization effectively. By the time you complete this course, you must feel much more comfortable with dealing with financial reports. This course is not intended to train you as a professional accountant or help you to pass a professional examination. Instead, it tries to lay a foundation for being a leader
as a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, and a public officer. Given the quantity of core content, the course schedule will be very tight. It is important to focus on understanding the underlying implication of accounting rules and practice. Memorizing formulae and details might improve your test score but that won’t help you to go to a higher level of learning. The course is based on U.S. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles). It will 2 discuss about merits, limitations of GAAP or an alternative to them. IFRS (international financial reporting system) will be also partially addressed in a few topics where there is rather clear contrast. Again, what’s important is not a particular accounting rule, but a reasoning and an implication behind it.

Teaching Methodology

The course will use problem solving and case discussion in workshop style as a main pedagogical method. It relies heavily on students’ pre-study of teaching materials. Students are expected to perform all reading assignments and exercises prior to attending a class. In each class, a short lecture, student presentations and discussion, and problem solving activities will follow. Also a quiz will be given frequently to motivate students’ preparation.

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In every industry and organization, business persons are expected to acquire and develop a capability to lead their people, teams, and organization. Read more

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In every industry and organization, business persons are expected to acquire and develop a capability to lead their people, teams, and organization. Due to the rapid change at the age of globalization, business leaders are now facing with the critical and tough situation and they are required to respond to the change by making the best decision consistent to the vision and mission shared among the organizational members. Business leaders must understand how their leadership is effectively functioned in their decision making, especially in the critical situation. Furthermore, in order to achieve organizational goals, they must understand the difference
between the management systems and their leadership power by empowering their people and applying organizational resources.
Upon completion of this course, student should be able to:
 understand what leadership is, how to use leadership, and how to develop leadership capabilities in order to become a competent business leader
 gain the essential leadership concept required to succeed in their future career and work environment as a business leader.
 become effective business leaders who can implement and lead business goals in organizati
environments..
This course provide students opportunities to embody their knowledge, concept, theories and learning in the other programs as leaders in the dynamic business environment. At the new start of business career after graduation, the discussion and practices in this program will help student to have confidence in the daily tasks.
Teaching Methodology : Interactive lecture, role playing, case study and discussion

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The Marketing Strategy course, MKG 4080, complements the Marketing Management course MKG1010. It explores marketing strategies related to the following facets. Read more

Purpose and Description

The Marketing Strategy course, MKG 4080, complements the Marketing Management course MKG1010. It explores marketing strategies related to the following facets: Marketing planning, promotional offers and advertising, as well as digital marketing. Strategies pertaining to customer segmentation is also covered in the business simulation, competition advantage through products
design and other competitive strategies.
This course is scheduled over a 5 week period for two weekly sessions of 90 minutes each. 50% of the class content is delivered by lectures. In the remaining 50%, students will carry out practical activities or case discussions to help instill the theories and strategies introduced in the lectures.
Upon completion of this course, students will grasp an in depth-understanding of how to create competitive advantage by leveraging the firm’s resources, and how to allocate marketing resources to devise effective promotional tools. Students will also cover various topics in
competitive advantage and creating and capturing value in B2B and B2C case studies. Conjoint analysis will also be covered and used throughout the business simulation.

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following topics:
(1) (Week 1) Introduction to Marketing Strategy
(2) (Week 2) Marketing Resource Allocation and Planning Strategies
(3) (Week 3) Product Innovation in Emerging Markets and Viral Marketing
(4) (Week 4) Digital Marketing and Branding in the Social Network
(5) (Week 5) Customer Segmentation Strategies and Business Communications

[[Course Description ]]
This course features the following:
1. Case Method: case discussions bring students in the position of the decision maker. For
the instructor to help students effectively, she needs to know what the students understand about the case before the discussion. For this purpose, and to ensure that all students read the case and analyze it before class, students are required to submit half to one page memo briefing on the case study. In the first session of this course, students will form study groups and each group will have to submit a memo on the case study by noon 12:00 p.m., Thursday of the case study day. (Font: Times New Roman, 12pt, single
space). Students are also required to rewrite their report after the class discussion and submit the second report by midnight Saturday. The grades of both reports will be averaged.
2. Business Simulation: aims at engaging students in activities that promote decision making, analysis and critical thinking. The instructor will ask students to carry out activities that resemble real-life tasks with decision points to be made in an interactive manner.
The grading of the simulation includes; final presentation, 30% and the outcomes of the simulation (equal distributed weight for (1) verbal communication, (2) visuals and (3) content), 70% of total score for the results of the simulation.
3. Class Participation: Students will be graded on contributions to create a positive learning environment for this course. This includes enhancing the atmosphere and quality of classroom discussions. In a typical class session, one or more students will be
asked to begin the discussion by addressing specific questions about the ‘required preparations. After the leadoff contribution, the discussion will be opened to the rest of the class. Some of the criteria for judging effective class participation include:
 Insightfulness (in analysis, observation, or questions)
 Constructiveness in the context of the class discussion flow
 The frequency of sharing opinions and insights

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This course contributes to the achievement of 3 learning goals (LG) mentioned below. For the purpose of accomplishment of these objectives, this course provides basic understandings and skills in the Organizational Behavior (OB) field. Read more

Role andPurposes

This course contributes to the achievement of 3 learning goals (LG) mentioned below. For the purpose of accomplishment of these objectives, this course provides basic understandings and skills in the Organizational Behavior (OB) field. We learn how we can effectively manage modern organizations and “people” inside. Organizations we deal with are profit-seeking corporations, public agencies, and all other forms of non-profit bodies, given they consider their activities as work, not hobby or mere socializing. What kind of knowledge and skills are required to manage an organization, which is consisted of a few, or thousands, of people? First, we need to be able to explain behaviors of various individuals and groups—which are considered as complex of individuals—in orderly way. Next, we need to be able to analyze and predict the individual and group behaviors. Only after overcoming these challenges we will be capable of managing, or leading, the entire organization.
The terms such as management or leadership should be used carefully, since they evoke very diverse and heterogeneous implications among people. As we proceed with the classes, we will gradually clarify what we mean by managing and leading organization, under the context of modern society.

Course Learning Goals

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
(1) Demonstrate understanding of leadership concepts and practices (LO3-1)
(a) Engagement in active listening and conduct of 2-way, or multilateral conversation
(b) Making constructive suggestions to deepen the group discussion
(c) Exercising necessary leadership or followership behavior in the group discussion when needed

Course Description

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have comprehensive understandings about the nature of working people’s mind, the various phenomena which occurs under the situation of group work, and the mechanism of organizational structure. Also, you will be better prepared to lead your organization, either small or large, under solid foundations of OB theories and concepts. Cases are designed so that you will be gradually exposed to various simulated experiences which serve as anchors of your managerial behaviors in the future career.
Good understanding of Organizational Behavior is essential for ANY roles you assume upon graduation, as far as you work with other people. Being equipped with OB knowledge, you will be more capable of handling “people-related” issues in organizations.

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When I published the first academic study in the world about Facebook and marketing (in 2007) I had no idea that social media marketing could have gotten this big. Read more

COURSE DESCRIPTION

When I published the first academic study in the world about Facebook and marketing (in 2007) I had no idea that social media marketing could have gotten this big. In the past 7 years, the world has transformed a lot and social media became one of the most important components of modern marketing. In this class, we will talk about how social media changes the lives of consumers, how corporate strategy and content strategy influence each other and how use, nonuse or misuse of social media may change the destiny of big brands.

Assessment

40% Attendance
30% Case Study
30% Country Presentations

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Motivation. The challenge and the dilemma of strategic management. What is strategy? The answer to this question varies among different schools of strategy studies. Read more
Motivation: The challenge and the dilemma of strategic management
What is strategy? The answer to this question varies among different schools of strategy studies. However, it is generally agreed that the firm’s strategy, as a whole, is essentially of an integrative nature and does not break into parts that can be separately addressed. Yet, in an individual managerial situation, the manager must focus on the specific strategic theme of the situation as if it were a separable part of the whole strategy. How does the manager comprehend the whole of the strategy if it is not a collection of parts? How does the manager successfully complete a specific strategic task if it is an inseparable part of the whole? Clearly, the dilemma to manage here is to maintain the undisturbed focus on the part while developing a broader picture of the whole.

Learning Objectives
This course is an introduction on the fundamentals of strategic management. It introduces the basic tools, concepts and frameworks useful in conceiving a firm’s strategy as an irreducible whole. Throughout the course, the essential task of students is to develop the ability to take an integrative perspective when making a decision in a specific business situation.

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This course contributes to the achievement of one course objective. For the purpose of accomplishment of the course objective, this course will teach students to master fundamental techniques that are useful in making business decisions related to supply chain management. Read more
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This course contributes to the achievement of one course objective. For the purpose of accomplishment of the course objective, this course will teach students to master fundamental techniques that are useful in making business decisions related to supply chain management. The course will familiarize students with the basic knowledge of supply chain management, especially strategic aspects of supply chain management.

[[ Course Description]]
Supply chain management is one of the contemporary themes and one of the key Issues for Managers Today. The main purpose of the course is to provide basic knowledge of business logistics and supply chain management. The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers’ demands. Efficient Supply Chain Management allows companies to develop, implement and sustain supplier management and collaborative strategies.
The course aims to provide students with the following knowledge: (i) Acquired knowledge of supply chain management topics and their successful implementation in a business setting; (ii) Practical ability to apply supply chain management theory to actual situations;
and (iii) Recognition of the importance of supply chain management research and modeling for successful business operations.
This course is helpful for students seeking careers such as consultants, supply chain managers, operational managers, general managers, financial analysts, and policy makers in manufacturing and service industries.

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