Communication for Managers
This is a
practice-oriented course which introduces some basic concepts, frameworks and
methodology useful to help student think strategically about communication
goals and the students' communication skills as managers in a business setting
Data, Models and Decision-making
The aim of this course is to introduce students to have the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. It focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. It also focuses on evaluating uncertainty explicitly, understanding the dynamic nature of decision-making, using historical data and limited information effectively, simulating complex systems, and allocating scare resources.
The goal in this course is to help students to gain a thorough understanding of (1) the theoretical foundations underlying financial reporting, revenue recognition, and the matching of expenses; (2) financial statement presentation; and (3) accounting for assets and liabilities. The viewpoint is that of the user of financial statements. Students should develop technical, analytical, and interpretive skills related to economic transactions and accrual-based financial statements.
The objective of this course is to give students the working knowledge of applying micro-economics theories to managerial decision-making. The study will focus on the profit-maximizing behavior of individual firms under various market structures. Through case studies, students will examine determinants of market demand and supply, market structures, strategic interaction of firms, cost functions, pricing methods, equilibrium conditions, and the implications of government regulatory policies.
This course is to enhance students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings. This ability will be fostered by building students' personal skills in teamwork and by providing students' with the analytic tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organizations of the future.
Human Resource Management
This course is about both the design and execution of human resource management strategies. It has two central themes: (1) How to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing the organization's human assets, and (2) What really needs to be done to implement these policies and to achieve competitive advantage.
This course is to help students obtain basic principles and skills of marketing management, understand the entire process and primary aspects of marketing decision-making, and practice the marketing management skills through case analysis and course project.
This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning, control, improvement of manufacturing and service operation. It covers the topics of Management of Service Operations, Product and Process Matching, Process Flow Analysis, Inventory Management, Cellular Manufacturing, Bottleneck Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, TQM and Re-engineering.
This course provides some basic concepts, theoretical framework and analysis tools for formulating and implementing strategy at both business unit level and corporate level, and introduces the characteristics of strategy management in the internet age.
The course aims to develop students' ability to use the framework provided by finance to solve business problems. To accomplish this, students have to understand the concepts and tools in financial decision, how these concepts & tools are related, and how to apply them.
Management Information System
The purpose of this course are to (1) provide information technology background required for a manager in the information age; (2) introduce different information systems used in business and how these systems works; (3) investigate how information systems change the traditional organizations; and (4) manage IS/IT strategy as a strategy asset in the modern firms to improve the competitive advantage of a firm.
This course covers
This course is designed to illustrate legal and regulatory environment of business operation. We will discuss some interesting issues in the following areas:
· Law and Management: Why is law important for management?
· Business Organization: How to establish a business?
· Governance Structure: How to manage your business?
· Contract: How to deal with other traders in the market?
· Intellectual Property: With what to do your business in this intellectual era?
· Consumer Protection: How to deal with your consumers?
· Employment: How to deal with your employer or employee?
This course introduces participants to the use of accounting information by managers for (i) decision making and, (ii) performance evaluation and control. Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by managers to conduct daily operations, plan future operations and develop overall business strategies. The course should be useful for those who intend to work as management consultant and in general, for those who will become managers.
Applied Macro and International Economics
This course will cover basic macroeconomics problems such as GNP, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and unemployment, including international issues. By taking this course, students are expected to develop the related theory and associated skills to analyze the macro-and international environment in which firms operate.
Entrepreneurial Resources Planning
This course will cover Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Topics include rationale for acquiring and implementing ERP, selection of ERP software, integration of processes and transactions in ERP, and the challenges associated with successful implementation of global ERP applications.
Management of Financial Institutions
Management of Financial Institutions is intended not only for those interested in careers managing financial institutions, but also those who wish to extend their institutional, industry specific knowledge. It will cover commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, pension funds and hedge funds.
Power, Negotiation and Decision-Making
Negotiation is a common, everyday activity but also is a complex activity that requires time and efforts. It is a dynamic process involving two or more people who are interdependent in the realization of their objectives. People use negotiations to make decisions and to resolve conflicts, if there is no other clear and well established procedure. The complexity, efforts, argumentation, and conflict that often characterize negotiations may make people uncomfortable and even fearful or resorting to this form of decision making. However, it is impossible not to negotiate. Hence, one needs to learn how to manage conflict and how to negotiate effectively.
This is an elective course
for Lingnan MBA program. The course examines
financial theory and empirical evidence that is useful when making investment
decisions. The topics covered include: portfolio theory, equilibrium models of
security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage
pricing theory), the empirical behavior of security prices, market efficiency, performance evaluation. We will pay more attention to the
International Business Management
This course focuses on the working knowledge of managing transnational business activities effectively. It will introduce the basic theories and “rules of the game” in the field of international business by emphasizing the management issues inherent in cross-border operations. Through case studies, students will be exposed to a wide variety of practical issues including transfer pricing, global supply chain management, foreign direct investment, international acquisitions and mergers, managing foreign exchange risks, as well as coping with import/export processes and trade payment mechanics.