This course is designed to help students comprehend the continuing and systematic management of functions within organizations so that they may compete in the corporate world of the 21st century. This course will contain the Capstone computer simulation. The importance of maximizing value for shareholders and its numerous aspects will be discussed using theoretical concepts which will be implemented during this project. Students will control all the aspects of a business: production, sales, marketing, distribution, financing, human resource management, etc.
This course will prepare students/managers for critical and analytical thinking while making business decisions based on currently available information from different types of financial reports. This way, students/managers should be able to use the knowledge they acquire in everyday situations in the companies where they work. This course includes topics such as interpretation and analysis of basic financial reports, cost calculation and the business budgeting process, and interpretation of new concepts used to measure company value for stockholders.
This course covers the role of statistical deduction in reducing uncertainty in the process of making business decisions. Students will familiarize themselves with the most advances statistical instruments and methods, and then learn to implement these instruments in interpreting statistical data and reports.
I’ll the supply chain system activities exist and have been performed since long time ago. But, only in the last ten years they are studied as a part of a coordinated whole. This course gives the insight in the importance of a supply chain coordination emphasizing the analytical tools and quantitative techniques that can be used for efficient decision making. The studied topics are supply and demand planning, inventory planning and management, aggregate production management, transportation management, pricing and revenue management. At the end some discussion related sustainability are included.
In the Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainability Course, students will learn how to recognize moral dilemmas in business, fast formulation of solutions to these dilemmas, all in a transparent manner. Students will also engage in critical analysis of business cases and will learn to make transparent, ethical business decisions. The following concepts are covered in his course: ethical systems, ethical systems, ethical decision making in doing business- all in relation to customers, market, environment, procurement and international business. Furthermore, the place and role of a corporation will be analyzed in terms of its position with respect to culture, religion, tradition, government policy and legislation, etc.
The students study and develop mathematical and statistical models applied in decision making in production, services, marketing, finance and general business processes. The course emphasizes the creation, development and application of deterministic and stochastic systems in forecasting, production planning, inventory management, maintenance, facility location, assembly line development, critical path method and simulations.
The course is based on the following concepts and management strategies: developing a capacity for strategic thinking, estimating alternatives, forecasts and management of strategic change; connecting different managerial disciplines; reactions to acquisitions, outsourcing, decreasing the number of employees, joint ventures, strategic mergers; development, coordination and managing financial, physical and human resources; strategy models, competitive advantage, strategic options.
The aim of the internship is to enable students to apply academic knowledge and skills in a real business environment and to develop the accompanying independence, responsibility, and creativity necessary to perform business and work tasks in situations of practical business activities. Students are encouraged to connect their internship with the preparation of the graduate thesis in a way that through internship they apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, but also in collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data and proposing recommendations based on that data.
The final step in graduate studies is writing a master thesis in the field chosen by the candidate and mentored by a professor teaching in this field. Before embarking on the research project, the candidate has to submit the proposal of his/her topic, including the methodology used in the research. The mentor assists the candidate in the course of his/her research project and the completion of his/her thesis.