Management

Course Code
Course
Number of Credits
Description/Course Objective
SM62.01 Seminar in Applied Methodology in IB/MOT (Elective Course)
3
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SM62.03 Qualitative Research Methods in Management (Elective Course)
2
This course covers research methods with an emphasis on qualitative research techniques. It includes topics on observational field research, case histories, narratives, and case studies, interviewing, principles of action research, evaluation and grounded theory. It examines the strengths of alternative methods and the connection between qualitative and quantitative research methods.
SM62.04 Communication for Management Research (Elective Course)
1
This course aims to develop and enhance participants ability to communicate their research data and results in both written and oral form. Communication of scholarly research is somewhat different than managerially oriented writing. This course has the objective of helping new DBA students to improve their writing and presentation skills so that they become successful at publishing and conference presentations. Formats for both thesis writing and internationally refereed journal articles will be examined. By the end of the course, participants should have an expanded ability to communicate their research data and results with academic quality and rigor.
SM62.05 Communication for Business Research and Teaching (Elective Course)
2
The course aims to develop and enhance participants' ability to communicate effectively as a researcher and a teacher. Students in the PhD. program who will be taking up academic careers in teaching and research need to have a thorough understanding of current pedagogical techniques and research skills. The course provides participants a wide range of approaches to the dynamics of teaching, learning and research in the context of management. The communication and presentation of doctoral research data and results particularly in oral form will also be a focus of this course. Strategies for effective communication and defense of research proposals and research data will be emphasized.
SM62.06 Communication and Academic Writing for Research (Elective Course)
2
This course aims to develop and enhance students’ ability to communicate their research data and results in both written and oral form. The communication of scholarly research is somewhat different than managerially oriented writing. This course has the objective of helping new DBA students to improve their writing and presentation skills so that they become successful at publishing/presenting their research for conferences and to thoroughly understand how to write a literature review and structure a DBA dissertation. Formats and styles for writing proposals, theses and international refereed journal articles will be examined. Opportunities to develop these written and oral research communication capabilities will be provided. By the end of the course, students should have an expanded ability to communicate their research data and results with academic quality and rigor.
SM62.07 Qualitative Research Methods (Elective Course)
2
This course covers research methods for a PhD thesis in the field of business administra-tion with an emphasis on qualitative research techniques. It includes topics on observa-tional field research, case histories, narratives, and case studies, interviewing, principles of action research, evaluation and grounded theory. It examines the strengths of alterna-tive methods and the connection between qualitative and quantitative research methods and shall enable PhD students to choose the most appropriate research methods for their theses.
SM62.09 Academic Writing for Business Research (Elective Course)
2
Communication is a fundamental skill that a researcher needs in order to work effectively. Without good communication skills, good ideas can be useless, because research will not be published and therefore, no one will know about the ideas. This course aims to de-velop and enhance new PhD students' skills in writing up their research for international journal publication. Formats and styles of different academic journals will be examined. The publication process and the necessary information and skills to successfully develop and publish quality research articles are discussed. The second part of the course is a paper writing workshop in which each participating student is asked to write an academic working paper.
SM62.10 Research Design and Data Collection (Elective Course)
2
The course examines in-depth the process of research in business and management for the doctoral degree and prepares the students for independent research work. Students learn a structured approach of the research process, which includes defining the research topic, the research questions, conducting a literature review, building a conceptual model as well as collecting and representing data. The course is conducted in workshop and practical format. Alongside critical and constructive reviews of exemplary published research, the workshop seeks to involve students in developing their skills and understanding of design and data collection as a foundation for improving their management research approach and outputs.The aim of this course is to provide for an excellent platform that not only serves the development of the research proposal but also the following stages of the research process culminating in the  ‘advancement to candidacy'. 
SM62.11 Data Analysis and Interpretation (Elective Course)
2
The course aims at providing the doctoral students with statistical techniques and skills for analyzing quantitative data that may be required for their research. The emphasis is on practical uses of these tools in real databases in order to discover and prove new scientific facts and relationships. Some mistakes most commonly committed in the process are discussed.
SM62.12 Foundation for Management Research (Elective Course)
2
The course examines the process of research in business and management of a PhD study. PhD students will learn a structured approach to the research process from defining the research question through the selection of methods to producing a PhD thesis. In the first part, research methodologies are discussed with the emphasis on relating theory to practice. In the second part of the course concepts of data collection are discussed including survey techniques, interviews and experiments. The course is conducted as a workshop for a critical review of published research in order to enable the PhD student to develop his or her own conceptual framework and data collection approach.
SM62.13 Quantitative Data Analysis (Elective Course)
2
The course aims at providing PhD students with expertise about statistical techniques and skills for analyzing quantitative data that may be required for their research. The emphasis is on the appropriate choice and application of estimation techniques and tests of primary and secondary data in order to discover and prove new scientific facts and relationships. Some mistakes most commonly committed in the process are discussed.
SM62.20 Theories and Models of Markets (Elective Course)
2
The underlying objective of this course is to develop understanding of the evolution and functioning of markets using diverse theories of economics, behavioural science, sociology and political science. The behaviours of markets will be examined on the basis of a business simulation to demonstrate the impacts of different models.
SM62.30 Advanced Corporate Finance (Elective Course)
2
The objectives of course are to explore the important elements and research issues in corporate finance decision making, to present strategic finance issues integrating with strategy and other functional areas and to develop in participants the competence to manage complex strategic decisions, through interplay of corporate finance and its linkage to competitive strategies.
SM62.31 Advanced Management Control System (Elective Course)
2
This course intends to provide three different perspectives for the study of Management Control Systems (MCS) including Structures; Procedures; and Context. It will also develop skills for designing, implementing, and operating an effective control system for different organization contexts. Students will learn the process by which managers influence other members of the organization to implement the organizations strategies. 
SM62.40 Advanced Organization Behaviour and Development (Elective Course)
2
The objective of this course is to provide foundation knowledge in Organizational Behavior, including classic and contemporary theories. This course aims at developing a deeper level of appreciation for the issues and trends in Organizational Behavior. It is assumed that the participants have exposure to the basic issues through formal exposure as well as their experiences of practices. This overview of the field would enable them to find connections with practice and help them in developing an integrated perspective on managing people in organizations.
SM62.50 Advanced Marketing Management (Elective Course)
2
The class is designed to evaluate and practice case research in the field of marketing management. It shall provide students with the skills to identify and relate theoretical concepts to strategic marketing practices of a company. Though an intensive case study course, the purpose is to analyze cases thoroughly from a conceptual viewpoint and to reflect on the issues of generalization, contingency and research methods. In particular, the impact of the Asian context on marketing management practices compared to those in the US and how to incorporate contextual factors in marketing research is a major theme of the course. The course requires the student to integrate basic issues in marketing management such a product policy, pricing, and distribution decisions. It might be required for students to review these basic concepts before registering to the class.
SM62.70 Advanced Strategic Management of Technology (Elective Course)
2
In the face of rapid globalization and liberalization, understanding the strategic potential of technology has become a crucial issue in todays competitive business environment. The ability of the modern-day managers to analyze and make strategic decisions with respect to the technologies has an important bearing on the competitiveness of the firms. The main objective of this course is to provide the participants with necessary knowledge and tools to appreciate, anticipate, acquire, and use technology for attaining a competitive edge at the market place. The emphasis would be to relate the practical experiences of the participants with the theories, and frameworks developed for deeper understanding. 
SM62.80 Advanced Strategic Management (Elective Course)
2
The course is designed to develop understanding of context and practices of strategy and the nature of theoretical traditions in the field of strategic management. Through seminars and case studies the students will discover the external and internal challenges faced by strategic leaders and entrepreneurs in strategizing and implementing strategic change. The real life exercises will help the participants to acquire necessary skills and competences of strategists.
SM62.81 Management of Education (Elective Course)
2
This course offers a broad-based examination of the role of educational management, centering on the core work of teaching and learning, and exploring how that central work is supported by the administrative, political, and ethical systems of a school. That work is deepened as administrators support educators and students, as a learning community, and in the search for best practice in academia and adult education. Case studies will be used to investigate these themes. Students are asked to research real issues in their workplace or another educational setting, using the concepts and approaches developed in the course, and to propose improvements to those issues.
SM62.9011 Selected Topic: Research Methodology: Quantitative Approach (Elective Course)
2
Statistical methods deal with proper use of quantitative data analysis in gaining insights and understanding of the complex business environment, and thus help making managerial decision in the face of uncertainty in all areas of business activity. This course aims at providing students with the essential concepts, techniques and skills required to become informed and intelligent consumers of business statistics.
SM62.9012 Selected Topic: Communication for Business Management Research (Elective Course)
2
Research can only improve society, economy and politics if scientists are able to share their insights and the outcomes of their research at many different levels, ranging from small gatherings in rural villages to communities, business and to inter-governmental negotiating tables. Effective research communication benefits the economy and society as a whole, as well as the universities and scientists who are involved.
Research communication is increasingly recognized as a strategic activity that forms an integral part of the practice of science. Research institutions and funders, more than ever before, demand that scientists:

•        invest time, money and energy into sharing their work within the research community and beyond the limits of academia;
•        make their work relevant and accessible to key stakeholder groups;
•        listen and respond to the concerns and expectations of a variety of interest groups;
•        present their work in ways that policy makers and decision-makers can use it.

This course is closely related to Research Design & Data Collection (SM62.10) and Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (SM62.07/SM62.13)