Skip to main content

Courses Offered 2017/2018 | 1st Trimester

1st Trimester

Advanced Microeconomics

ECTS: 4.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

This is a course to deepen the students’ knowledge of Microeconomic Theory. It is organized around fourty-four, one hour and half, sessions, combining theory lectures and sessions for the solving and discussing exercises.

Consumer Behavior

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

This course aims to outline the importance of understanding consumers’ behavior in order to develop appropriate marketing strategies. Specific information about how consumers choose, buy, and dispose the products or services, help organizations to properly define its core market and to identify threats and opportunities for their products and brands. It is therefore of major importance to adequately analyze potential consumers, identifying its needs and wishes in order to properly offer customized solutions and be able to successfully innovate.

Cross Cultural Management

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

This course aims to provide you with the tools to develop such cross-cultural literacy. Specifically, we will focus on the fundamentals of cross-cultural differences, cross-cultural considerations in decision-making, leadership, ethics and negotiations as well as the challenges of working in a global environment.

Digital Marketing

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

The internet, social media and technology have transformed marketing. Customers have gained power, have wider choices and are more informed than ever. On the other hand, the technological platforms have boomed and continue to grow. Due to these changes it has become mandatory for companies to adapt and become adopters of tools that consumers have already integrated in their daily lives.  This course helps navigate new ways that companies can communicate, gain awareness and engage consumers. At the same, digital media can lead to new opportunities, changes in business models and market competiitiveness. These issues will be addressed throughout the course.

Econometrics I

ECTS: 4

Prerequisites: To be confirmed (Syllabus available soon)

The Simple Classical Linear Regression Model; Statistical Inference in the Simple Classical Linear Regression Model. The General Linear Regression Model; Statistical Inference in the General Linear Regression Model. Dummy Variables. Multicolinearity. Autocorrelated and Heteroskedastic errors. Stationarity and Cointegration.

Economics of Business and Markets

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites:  Yes (see syllabus)

In this course we will explore the economics of key dimensions of firms activities in imperfectly competitive markets.

Financial Derivatives

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

This course studies a particular class of financial assets, named derivative assets, whose value “derives” from other financial assets, referred to as the underlying asset. Derivative assets play a key role in modern capital markets, representing today many trillion USD.

They are an important instrument available to financial managers to manage their companies’ risk exposure. In this course we will examine the properties and characteristics of key derivative assets, such as forward contracts, future contracts and options, with an emphasis on the pricing of such instruments.

Game Theory

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: To be confirmed (Syllabus available soon)

This course offers an introduction to non-cooperative game theory, with applications to relevant economic topics. The course is intended for master’s students who wish to develop a solid background in this area.

Group and Team Processes

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

In 1868, Louisa May Alcott wrote "it takes two flints to make a fire" (p. 715). When we think about work teams in organizations, whether in industrial plants, surgical rooms, laboratories or schools, we want them to succeed in creating a strong, long-lasting and remarkable "fire". That is, we want them to be effective. Many modern organizations are structured in work teams, and those teams are considered its building blocks (e.g., Campion, Medsker, & Higgs, 1993). Consequently, understanding what may enhance the ability of teams to be effective must be a serious concern for researchers and practitioners. This course provides an overview of the fundamental dynamics of teams and teamwork, focusing on the interactions between team members that contribute to team performance and team members’ satisfaction. It also offers a comprehensive reflection on the specificities of conducting research at the team level. The main goal of this course is to provide you with a better understanding of how you can contribute, as a member of a work team or as a team leader, to its success.

Innovation Management

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

The aim of this course is to provide a series of conceptual tools for profiting from innovation. The course should be of particular interest for future managers, entrepreneurs, or consultants, who must understand the role of innovation in affecting competitive advantage. We will use a combination of lectures and case studies to explore and apply theoretical frameworks in a practical, business policy context. 

International Financial Reporting Standards

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

This course has the purpose of introducing an international perspective to financial disclosure and of framing the substantial and formal alternatives in financial reporting.

It also provides an in-depth examination of some of the most economically significant international financial reporting topics:
impairments;
provisions;
tangible assets;
investment properties;
leases and intangible assets.

International Industry Analysis

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

The International Industry Analysis course aims to develop the strategic, operational and technological competencies of the students, by analyzing specific industries at a global level. The analytical framework covers international demand analysis, international supply analysis, industry structure and international strategic analysis. In addition, research sources and methodologies are discussed.

International Marketing

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the field of international marketing. It covers the complex and interesting environment of international marketing and its various dimensions such as cultural, economical, political. It then considers how these dimensions interact with marketing elements (e.g., branding, pricing, channels and distribution, communications, sales promotions, segmentation, targeting, and positioning) and how marketing managers could use them to obtain benefits for the firm and for society as a whole.

Leadership Development

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

This course is about leadership and is intended to help students become more effective when dealing with workplace demands for leadership, regardless of their previous work experience.
The course examines “what” leadership is, “why” it is important, and “when” it is useful. Each class will discuss alternative approaches to leadership, compare various leadership styles, and examine a range of leadership processes. Students will use readings, role-plays, experiential exercises, as well as class discussions, to optimize their own leadership capabilities. 

Managing Organizations

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

The main objective of this course is to help students understand several core topics relating to organizational dynamics such as organizational structure, culture, learning, communication, and change. Through cases, class activities, lectures, and assignments, the course will engage students to reflect and apply organizational behavior concepts, theories, and practices to a variety of real-life organizational settings. By the end of this course, students should be able to develop solutions to a range of organizational issues and recommend strategies to improve organizational effectiveness.

Marketing Management

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

Marketing management is a complex business function that requires a balance of analytic and synthetic skills. This course introduces a series of frameworks and tools which may be used to solve general business problems as well as to develop specific marketing strategies and programs.

Project Management

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

 

This course focuses on Project performance management. The main goal of the course is to develop students ability to think and perform project management on all aspects involved – governance, risks, quality, resources, scope, work plan, performance, financials, releases, stakeholders expectations, issues, work environment, contract and business case management. Students learn the skills and tools to manage projects with a practical and hands-on approach. 

Strategic Management

ECTS: 3.5

Prerequisites: None

This course covers the fundamentals of both business-level and corporate-level strategy. The course is designed to introduce a wide variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies, including methods for assessing the strength of competition, for understanding relative bargaining power, for anticipating competitors’ actions, for analyzing cost and value structures and their relevance to competition, and for assessing potential changes in the scope of the firm (diversification and vertical integration). Basic mastery of these tools has relevance to everyone seeking a career in business.

Technical Modules

Advanced Excel

ECTS: 1

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

This course will focus on advanced spreadsheet features and modelling with Excel. We will use a “learn by doing” modular approach with real life examples. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
Use advanced conditional formatting and data validation;
Use advanced functions and formula including array functions;
Master Goal Seek, Solver, Tables, Scenarios and Pivot Tables;
Create and Edit Macros;
Create Models that are easy to navigate and use them to assist your decision making process.

Advanced VBA

ECTS: 1

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

To became a more effective business and financial manager there are certain spreadsheet modeling skills, automation and programming knowledge that must be mastered.
This course will focus on advanced spreadsheet features and modeling with Excel, programming and automation of Excel using VBA.
The course will use a “learn by doing” modular approach with real life business examples.

Excel

ECTS: 0

Prerequisites: None 

This course is designed to teach students the basics of MS Excel, a fundamental tool in Economics and Management areas. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
Represent, organize and transform data;
Use functions and formula;
Use Formatting, Conditional Formatting and Data Validation;
Use Goal Seek, Solver and Tables;
Create Models that are easy to navigate and use them to assist your decision making process.

Mathematics

ECTS: 0

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)

The Mathematics Workshop provides a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of mathematics. The Workshop provides support, guidance, and encouragement to help each student achieve his or her academic and professional goals.

VBA

ECTS: 1

Prerequisites: None (Syllabus available soon)

This course will focus on programming and automation of Excel using the VBA programming language. At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Create algorithms and programs
Create and edit Macros
Use VBA to create user functions and automate processes
Use VBA to access Excel Objects
Create Models that are easy to navigate and use them to assist your decision making process

* All technical modules have a PASS / FAIL assessment, except Advanced VBA that has a quantitative grade.


All courses are lectured in English.
A course will only be offered if at least 12 students enroll for it.