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A degree in Business administration is a well-established and very popular course that is suitable for any ambitious person that wishes to engage in the business sector. The degree provides the student with valuable knowledge of business processes and the ability to identify risks, challenges and opportunities in the business world. The student among others will develop leadership and organisation skills that are valuable in order to communicate vision while at the same time promoting innovation and change.

This degree is ideal for people wishing to enhance their position within their organisations and for people wishing to start their own business. At the same time it offers excellent prospects for future employment.

By enrolling on the BA Business Administration degree programme, our students have the option to transfer, in their fourth year, to the BA (Honours) Business Studies (Top-up) degree of the University of South Wales, and graduate with a UK degree. The duration of the  BA (Honours) Business Studies (Top-up) degree is approximately 1 – 2 years.

The USW top-up degree programme provides a broad-based business education, preparing graduates for employment in a range of organisations. It can also serve as preparation for professional and post-graduate study. During this ‘top-up’ programme, students examine core aspects of business, such as strategy and communication, while investigating specific business problems as real life scenarios.

For more information please visit https://southwales.unicaf.org/programmes/ba-hons-business- studiestop-up- degree/ or speak to  your student adviser

Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning

Entry Requirements:

  1. Regular admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme requires the High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  2. Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  3. Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  4. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements but who have at least 2 years relevant post secondary professional experience may be considered for entry
  5. English proficiency.
  6. Copy of passport or ID

Applicants that do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be considered for the ‘FOUNDATION PROGRAMME’.

In addition to a strong academic record, the student’s extra curricular involvement, leadership skills and other relevant background information are taken into account.

Section: Language Expression Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• help students develop skills necessary to work within a business-orientated context
• facilitate students’ develop of business communication skills in the areas of business correspondence (i.e. letter format, open punctuation, notes, memoranda, emails, tone, writing and public speaking) and key business terminology and concepts.

Learning Outcomes:

1. write a variety of fully-blocked letters that use open punctuation and the four-point plan.
2. create a range of buy/sell documents with their corresponding cover letters
3. produce professional emails that use netiquette
4. write different kinds of letters of application and CVs, testimonials
5. create business memos, meeting documentation, itineraries, and a wide collection of publicity materials
6. confidently describe data
7. prepare and give a business presentation

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

1. Increase the students’ awareness and ability in different common styles of writing
2. Develop the students’ academic writing skills
3. Revise and utilise techniques of composing grammatically correct sentences
4. Provide students with deep knowledge of the writing process and the strategies to develop, organize, and review ideas in English paragraphs and essays
5. Cover problem areas in the use of grammar and mechanics Basic Writing is at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the writing process, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
2. Compose different types of effective outlines and understandable, coherent paragraphs that have a clearly stated topic sentence.
3. Compose well developed common essay genres with a clearly stated thesis statement.
4. Compose introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions for essays.
5. Recognize and correct fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences.
6. Employ the most effective words for concise writing

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• To teach students how to produce academic papers (research papers & theses);
• To develop the style and vocabulary characteristic of academic writing;
• To develop academic reading and writing skills that allow students to use material more effectively in their own academic papers; At the end of the semester, students are expected to be close to functioning at C1 (Proficient User) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Scan long and complex texts, summarize information and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation;
2. Produce organized and coherent essays with clear paragraphs and use of methods for introducing and concluding an essay;
3. Write well-supported essays using different patterns of development (illustration, cause and effect, process analysis, persuasion) taking into consideration purpose and audience.
4. Write proposals, critical analyses, summaries and literature reviews;
5. Demonstrate techniques to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting) and produce research papers with correct parenthetical and bibliographical citations using specific documentation styles such as MLA, APA, Harvard etc.);
6. Write accurately with a wide vocabulary and few errors in spelling or punctuation.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

1. Appropriate levels of oral and written communication in English
2. General knowledge of all grammatical structures
3. Basic and general knowledge of the paragraph
4. Intercultural competence
5. Ability to work autonomously/independently
6. Ability to work collaboratively
7. Ethical commitment Upon completion of the course students are at the end of B1 (Threshold level).

Learning Outcomes:

1. Exercise listening skills through dialogues, announcements, instructions and discussions.
2. Communicate using the full range of tenses in contexts both familiar and non-familiar
3. Exercise reading skills such as vocabulary in context, word structure, prefixes and suffixes, scanning, skimming, identifying main ideas etc
4. Demonstrate the use of the structure and purpose of the paragraph in writing
5. Apply practiced reading strategies and produce summary, narrative and descriptive writing at the paragraph level

Section: Computer Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Introduce students to the digital world. Follow the developments in computer hardware and software from the initial steps of generation to modern and future time.
· Introduce the components of an information system, i.e., hardware, software, data, networks, facilities, personnel, services and partners.
· Closely examine information system’s hardware. Specifically consider the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage. Examine the         technology and analyze its characteristics.
· Examine information systems in organizations. Explore different types of software: applications, system software.
· Introduce information systems’ development. Consider the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Introduce computer programming languages and database concepts.
· Introduce data communications. Focus on local area networks and consider security issues.
· Explore the Internet, web resources and their use.
· Address information systems security, and issues relating to ethics, and crime in the computer world.

Learning Outcomes:

· Appreciate the role of information systems and technology in our digital world.
· Comprehend the developments occurring in the information technology era from its initiation to present time and the future trends.
· Name and describe the components of an information system. More specifically and concerning information system’s hardware the student should be able to describe and   analyze the characteristics of the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage.
· Based on the knowledge gained above the student should be able to suggest a certain computer configuration based on specified organization or personal needs.
· Understand data representation and work with different number systems.
· Describe an I. S. professional and his/her role and career opportunities in an organization.
· Differentiate between application and systems software and subtypes.
· Understand the requirements for developing an information system: process (e.g. SDLC), computer programming languages, and data storage.
· Demonstrate basic knowledge about data communications, the Internet and web resources.
· Understand how to secure information systems resources, focusing on both human and technological safeguards.
· Understand how information systems raise ethical concerns in society, and how they influence crime.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Students will study a variety of business models in the national and global context connecting individuals, businesses, governments and other organizations. They will be exposed to the concept of strategy at the corporate level, the business unit level and the operational level as well as the concept of value creation.
· Students will study the management of information systems services from the point of view of the CIO and to examine alternative strategies and tactics available to            management to achieve their goals.
· Students will study the e-business strategy framework with concentration on the impact of the Internet on the macro-environment, the industry structure
and the firm boundaries, the markets for e-business and the strategy options for value creation in market spaces.
· Students will gain insight into how IS enables core and supportive business processes as well as those that interface with suppliers and customers and how
they represents a key source of competitive advantage for firms.
· Students will get an understanding of existing and emerging information technologies, the functions of IS and their impact on the organizational operations.
· Students will use the steps of the e-business strategy formulation roadmap, link the individual steps of the roadmap to the different parts of the e-business
strategy formulation, and understand the main business issues involved in each stage of the roadmap.
· Students will apply the above concepts in the design and implementation of an e-business initiative. A content management system will be used for thispurpose.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to design and manage enterprise architecture through business and marketplace models for electronic communications and trading, including revenue models and transaction models available through online services
2. Outline the hardware and software technologies used to build an e-business infrastructure within an organisation and with its partners including security issues.
3. Understand the concept of e-strategy at the corporate level, the business unit level and the operational level as well as the concept of value creation.
4. Follow an appropriate strategy process model for e-business and be able to develop an e-business strategy framework with concentration on the impact of the Internet on the macro-environment, the industry structure and the firm boundaries, the markets for e-business and the strategy options for value creation in market spaces and for improving organizational processes with information technology solutions
5. Identify the main elements of supply chain management and their relationship to the value chain and value networks.
6. Identify various procurement methods, their benefits and risks and assess different options for integration of organizations’ information systems with e-procurement suppliers.
7. Identify the characteristics of the new media marketing communications and understand the relation between e-business and e-marketing and how to outline e-marketing plan.

Section: Business Support Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

1. Explain the main principles of accounting, including the accounting equation and the double entry system.
2. Expose students to financial statements (i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet).
3. Expose students to post Trial Balance adjustments (depreciation of non-current assets, accruals, prepayments, and allowance for doubtful debts).
4. Enable students to prepare Bank Reconciliation Statements.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain what accounting is about.
2. Understand and list the main users of accounting information.
3. Present and explain the accounting equation, and how accounting transactions affect the items in the accounting equation.
4. Open ‘T’ accounts, understand how the double entryis used, and record transactions into individual accounts.
5. Prepare Trial Balance, Income Statement, and Balance Sheet. Explain how adjustments (e.g. prepayments, accruals, etc.) affect the financial statements.
6. Describe the process of recording transactions in a book of original entry.
7. Explain and operate the imprest system for petty cash.
8. Account for bad debts and allowance for doubtful debts.
9. Account for depreciation of non-current assets.
10. Understand and prepare bank reconciliation statement.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

  1. Provide an in-depth understanding of accounting for inventory, cash, receivables, fixedassets and current liabilities for a sole proprietorship
  2. Expose students to partnerships and accounting for partnerships.
  3. Expose students to corporations and accounting for corporations.
  4. Introduce the Statement of Cash Flows.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and deal with the accounting issue that arises when identical units ofmerchandise are acquired at different unit costs during the period (students should be able todescribe, compare and contrast the three inventory cost flow assumptions and how they impact theincome statement and balance sheet; determine the cost of inventory under the perpetual andperiodic systems, using FIFO, LIFO and average cost methods; describe and illustrate the reportingof merchandise inventory in the financial statements).
  2. Describe and illustrate the application of internal controls to cash (students should be able to describe the nature of a bank statement and its use in controlling cash; describe and illustrate the use of a bank reconciliation in controlling cash; describe and illustrate the reporting of cash and cash equivalents in the financial statements).
  3. Understand the classification of receivables and the accounting of uncollectible receivables (students should be able to describe and compare the direct write off method and the allowance method for accounting for uncollectible receivables; describe the methods used to estimate uncollectibles under the allowance method; describe the nature, characteristics, and accounting for notes receivable; describe the reporting of receivables on the balance sheet).
  4. Understand the accounting for fixed and intangible assets (students should be able to define, classify, and account for the cost of fixed assets; compute depreciation of fixed assets using straight line, double-declining and units of production method; account for the disposal or trade-in of fixed assets; describe the accounting for intangible assets; describe the reporting of fixed and intangibles on the balance sheet and depreciation expense on the income statement).
  5. Understand the accounting for current liabilities and payroll (students should be able to describe and illustrate current liabilities related to accounts payable, current portion of long-term debt, and notes payable; determine employer liabilities of payroll, including liabilities arising from employee earnings and deductions from earnings; describe the accounting treatment for contingent liabilities).
  6. Understand the accounting for partnerships (students should be able to describe the basic characteristics of partnerships; describe and illustrate the accounting for forming a partnership, for dividing the net income and the net loss of a partnership, for partner admission and withdrawal, and for liquating a partnership; prepare the statement of partnership equity).
  7. Understand the accounting for corporations (students should be able to describe the nature of the corporate form of organization; describe and illustrate the characteristics of stock, classes of stock, and entries for issuing stock; account for cash and stock dividends and for treasury stock transactions; describe and illustrate the reporting of stockholders equity).
  8. Prepare a Statement of Cash Flows (students should be able to summarize the types of cash flow activities reported in the statement of cash flows and prepare a statement of cash flows using the indirect and direct method).

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives ofthe Course:

•Introduce students to the area of managerial accounting and to fundamental managerial accounting concepts
•Expose students to methods and techniques needed by managers for performing functions such as planning, controlling, directing and motivating and decision making.
•Provides students with knowledge for performing functions such as planning, decision making and controlling
•Expose students to basic cost term inology and discuss the various costing systems
•Provide students with knowledge for cost analysis,CVP analysis,budget preparation and basic costing.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Criticallyassessthe importanceand role ofmanagerial accountingin thebusiness environment.
2. Criticallycompareandevaluatethe natureof costs, their classification andtheir behavior.
3. Utilize cost behavior forcost estimation
4. Perform a cost-volume-profitanalysis
5. Applyprofit planningbydeveloping aMasterBudget
6. Assess theimportanceand roleof costing
7. Utilize costingsystems

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• collection and analysis of data for the purpose of resolving ethical dilemmas in business;
• development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills;
• confidence when interacting with others in a number of organizational settings;
• communication, both orally and in writing;
• problem – solving;
• effective use of resources in order to ‘learn how to learn.’
Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize an ethical dilemma;
2. Develop a Code of Ethics;
3. Resolve workplace ethical dilemmas;
4. Explain the term ‘whistleblower’ and its relationship to the organization;
5. Define and explain the components of Corporate Social Responsibility;
6. Define and explain the term Corporate Governance;
7. Identify the ethical ramifications of technology in organizations;
8. Identify and suggest ways of coping with the ethical challenges in a globalenvironment.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectivesof theCourse:
This course will enable the student to understand the evolution of law and the judicial system as well as contract law.Case studies will allow the student to apply the principles to everyday situationsaswell asthebusinessenvironment.
LearningOutcomes:

1. Describethebasisoflaw inthebusinessenvironment.
2. Appraisetheroleof governmentinstitutionsintheregulationofbusiness.
3. Comprehendthefundamentaldifferencebetweenpublicandprivatelaw.
4. Describethedifferentmethodsbywhichlegal relationscanbeestablished contractually.
5. Evaluatethecircumstancesinwhicha contractmaybebreached andthe remediesavailable.
6. Comprehendhowacompanymaybeestablished.
7. Assessthedifferenttypesofcompanyandthebasisfor/natureofliability.
8. Assesswhylawisimportant.

Course Credits: 3

 Objectives of the Course:

• Collect and analyze data for the purpose of resolving an issue(s) directly related to organizational behaviour.
• Undertake, complete and submit a project using appropriate planning, methodological, evaluative and presentational techniques.
• Develop competencies, together with intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, through participation in a group project.
• Analyze the influence of students own background and behavior and develop student sensitivity to others.
• Critically evaluate the nature and effects of preconceptions and
• Confidently interacted with others in a number of organizational settings.
• Develop a range of core (or transferable) skills, including: communication – orally and in writing problem – solving learning to learn (use of resources) and team-working.

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss individual behavior, values and personality (students should be able to describe the multidisciplinary origins of the study of organizational behaviour, describe some of the factors that influence personality and apply and/or give examples of at least 4 theories of human motivation.
2. Summarize the perceptions, learning, emotions, attitudes, and motivation in organizations (students should acquire knowledge in applying motivational theories to resolve problems of employee absenteeism, turnover, stress, job satisfaction, job performance and organizational commitment.
3. Discuss high performance team development and explore the foundations of team dynamics. (Students should acquire knowledge on organizational factors affecting teams, recognize organizational cultures in which groups function).
4.Discuss high performance team development (students should acquireknowledge describe the way teams contribute to the organization describe the methods for team formation, recognize the stages of team development, describe the factors affecting selection of team members, distinguish between team norms and team roles and describe decision-making processes within teams).
5.Communicating in teams and organizations (students should acquire abilities and in identifying why effective communication systems are particularly important in a pluralistic, multicultural workforce).
6. Compare and contrast power and influence in organizations (students should acquire knowledge of the different forms of power and how its influence the organization performance, explain the difference between equity and equality from a coalition formation perspective , students should be able to demonstrate an ability to apply the dependence theory of power in simulated exercises and class activities).
7. Explain the difference between equity and equality from a coalition formation perspective (students should be able to demonstrate an ability to apply the dependence theory of power in simulated exercises and class activities).
8. Define leadership in organizational settings ( students should acquire knowledge in applying Vroom’s situational leadership theory to the diagnosis and resolution of real leadership problems and define organizational politics ,analyze organizational leadership positions in order to determine a leader’s source of power and give examples of how political behaviors permit employees to implement their values (projects, programs) within the organization).
9. Analyze organizational structure and design (students should acquire knowledge on different organizational structures, their advantages and disadvantages).
10. Describe applied performance practices and stress management (students should develop skills in handling stress and also identify the different form of stress).
11. Explain the dynamics of organizational change (students should come across with the dimensions of organizational change and how it could influence the performance of an organization).

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Provide an overview of the whole research process.
· Provide knowledge on both, qualitative and quantitative research methods.
· Understand the theoretical implications, role and importance of research for strategic and operational managerial practice and problem solving needs.
· Understand and apply all elements of the research process in the dynamic business environment.
· Identify the importance of working in teams and the role of each member within a research project.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop a research hypothesis (students should be able to understand the process of developing a research hypothesis which is primarily based on clarity, and include: identification of the four components that most research hypotheses have (subject group, treatment or exposure, outcome measure, and control group), selection between an on-sided and two-sided hypotheses, and use the hypothesis to guide the writing of the research protocol. A problem has to be clearly stated before it can be solved).
2. Consider the existing literature (students should be able to consider, evaluate and properly cite current research depending on the area they are investigating).
3. Distinguish different ways of empirical research and their implications and elaborate on empirical instruments (students will acquire the necessary knowledge of how to organize and systematically conducting empirical research, which may be separated in qualitative and quantitative research. Each form of empirical research offers its own perspective and follows its own procedures, such as questioning, eliciting behavior, observing / describing, experimenting, etc).
4. Elaborate empirical instruments such as questionnaires (students will have the knowledge to design and use empirical tools for conducting research surveys).
5. Work out statistical analysis considering basic statistic knowledge and interpret data (students will have the skills to use basic statistical methods and tools in order to analyze research data collected).
6. Write a proper report and present the results in an oral way (students will have the skills to write a proper report and present the data and findings of the research conducted).

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

Make students aware of the nature of international business in terms of culture, international trade and foreign investment worldwide cover in detail the various factors of the complex international business environment  provide students with in-depth knowledge on the required skills and competences in the international business arena  thoroughly discuss with the students the strategic and operational task requirements for working in an international, multinational or global company.

Learning Outcomes:

1. critically compare the key concepts referring to international trade and globalization
2. analyze the influence of macro- and organizational environment on organizational and individual international management behavior
3. apply international communication skills
4. explain the meaning of values as determinant factors in international business.
5. prepare strategies and operations to reduce and overcome barriers that hinder effective international co-operation between companies
6. analyze cross-functional and supply chain perspectives
7. critically compare international business knowledge and skills required to differentiate established Western economies and transition/developing countries

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

Offer an acknowledgement of the business world and how it operates.  To study business problems integrating accounting, economics, management and marketing issues.  Analyze the objectives of the firm using managerial tools and methods.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide an overview of the business environment and how it operates in a comprehensive approach.
  2. Understand how managerial methods and tools can be used to plan and control the business.
  3. Perform a holistic business analysis underlying accounting, economics, management,finance and marketing issues.
  4. Understand the importance of quantitative analysis in business planning.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• make students aware of the various business disciplines
• how to integrate their knowledge
• apply this knowledge to the planning and managing of strategic business activities.
• explore the management and strategy concepts and analytical techniques
• build on and expose students to the general management ‘big picture’, thereby providing a cross-functional and strategic perspective.
• stress the interrelationships between different aspects of the organisation and the integrated nature of strategy.
• integrate their knowledge of the various business disciplines and to apply this knowledge to the planning and managing of strategic business activities.
Learning Outcomes:

• Analyse the external environment and its impact on the organisation
• Assess the internal environment and strategic change issues facing an organization
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the business environment and strategic considerations it raises
• Apply theory, models, frameworks and decision-making tools to identify key issues and make recommendations based on your findings.
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of selecting and adopting various strategic options which characterize the competitive business environment.
• The ability to analyse case studies on aspects of strategic management

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• To allow you the application of the knowledge that has been acquired during Management & MIS studies to a specific management and technological issue.
• To provide an opportunity to students to study a topic, that is of interest and related to them, in a detailed and thorough way.
• To expose students to the principles and process of academic enquiry and IT business research.
• To enable students to demonstrate their ability to think conceptually, as well as develop and communicate structured and rational thinking.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the body of knowledge within the chosen Project topic. They should have developed a degree of expertise and practical experience within the topic field.
2. Gain an understanding of the practical application of business and IT research. They should understand the uses and limitations of a range of research methods and data analysis techniques that can be used to evaluate outcomes in the business, management, and IT field.
3. Critically analyze information and evidence from both academic and practitioner sources. They should be able to develop and communicate a cohesive argument in support of a particular theoretical position.
4. Evaluate and argue alternative approaches to theories and models from their use of applied research.
5. Identify and appraise options and make practical recommendations for action and implementation.
6. Self-manage their own time and prioritize activities. Have an appreciation of their own competencies and skills in relation to the planning and organization of a research project.
7. Work autonomously, exercising initiative and personal responsibility for the achievement of their stated objectives.

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Develop an economic way of thinking
· Introduce graphical analysis
· Introduce the concepts of demand and supply
· Introduce the decision-making process regarding the optimal level of output
· Identify and distinguish among different market structures
Learning Outcomes:

· Apply graphical analysis on economic issues
· Identify how equilibrium price is determined in a free market through the interaction of supply and demand
· Demonstrate the concepts of demand and supply analysis relevant to the business environment
· Analyze market examples and applications to simulate realistic business experience
· Discuss the dynamics of income distribution and resource allocation
· Explain the importance of the regulatory role of the government

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Introduce the main macroeconomics variables (GDP, inflation, unemployment)
· Introduce the aggregate demand – aggregate supply model
· Distinguish between inflation and unemployment
· Identify the fiscal and monetary policy tools
· Introduce the balance of payment and exchange rates
Learning Outcomes:

· Measure economic variables (GNP and its components, inflation, unemployment, money supply, balance of payments, exchange rates)
· Analyze the aggregate demand – aggregate supply model, the concept of the multiplier and the business cycle
· Identify the tools of monetary and fiscal policies, understand their effect on the economy and appreciate the significant role of the Central Bank.
· Explain the importance balance of payments, international trade and how the value of foreign exchange is determined

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Provide an overview of the key finance principles
· Understand how financial markets operate and how security prices are determined.
· Show how managerial finance can affect the value of the firm.
· Understand the importance and role of finance in valuation techniques and risk analysis
· How financial theory can be used to address practical problems
Learning Outcomes:

1. Define the importance and role of finance in the organization. (Students should be able to understand the important role finance plays in an organization’s efforts to maximize shareholders wealth).
2. Explain the analysis of financial statements (students should be able to evaluate a firm’s current financial position using financial statements. They will examine the types of actions that the a firm can take to improve its financial position in the future.
3. Calculate and apply time value of money concepts (students should be able to understand the present value, future value, annuity and the comparison of different interest rates.
4. Measure risk and rates of return (students will acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding to be able to measure the risk and return of an investment.
5. Assess the valuation of Bonds and Stocks (students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to determine the market value of debt and equity, using different models.
6. Illustrate cash flow estimation for expansion projects and replacement projects.( students should be able to apply the valuation concepts to investment decisions involving the fixed assets of a firm.(capital budgeting )
7. Explain the cost of capital (students should be able to understand the types of capital that the firms use to finance investments and the cost of each capital component.
8. Estimate the firm’s optimal capital structure (students should be able to understand the concept of optimal capital structure and examined the effects of financial leverage on stock prices, earnings per share, and the cost of capital.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:
To provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of the Marketing Concept, Philosophy, Practice and Processes. Major emphasis is placed on the elements of the Marketing mix.
Learning Outcomes:

1. To explain the importance of understanding customers and the marketplace and identify the core marketplace concepts. (Students are expected to appreciate the role of marketing in understanding customers’ needs and wants and providing value and customer satisfaction).
2. To explain marketing’s role in strategic planning and how marketing works to create and deliver customer value. (Students are required to identify and analyze the elements of the strategic planning process).
3. To analyze the environmental forces that affect a company’s ability to serve its customers and how companies can react to the marketing environment. (Students are expected to identify and describe the micro and macro environmental factors and forces that influence the company’s activities).
4. To describe how consumers’ personal, cultural, social and psychological characteristic can influence consumer buying behavior. (Students are expected to know the factors affecting consumer behavior and to identify the role/s a consumer assumes in the decision-making process).
5. To analyze how the Marketing Information System and Marketing Research support marketing decision making. (Students are expected to identify and assess the factors and decisions that affect the design, development and use of the Marketing Information System and the Marketing Research Process).
6. To analyze the four elements of the Marketing Mix Strategy (Students are required to identify, explain and analyze the four elements of the marketing mix strategy, product, price place and promotion as well as to identify the most important decisions that need to be taken in designing, developing and implementing these tools).

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

  •  Understand the key concepts and underlying philosophy of the public relations discipline.
  •  Comprehend the management and organization processes of PR.
  •  Understand the strategic use of public relations in adding value to integrated marketing programs.
  •  Understand the uses of public relations to attain marketing objectives.
  •  Understand the key principles and tools of MPR
  •  Understand the strategic planning process of MPR
  •  Understand the evaluation process of MPR

Learning Outcomes:

1. apply the underlying ideas and tools of public relations (PR) and marketing public relations (MPR) (students should be able to identify the key principles that highlight PR and MPR as well as the tools and methods for implementing them)
2. illustrate the role of PR and MPR in integrated marketing communication programs. (students should be able to show the value of PR in the promotional mix and appreciate its importance in IMC programs)
3. define and state the strategic planning and evaluation processes of PR and MPR (students should be able to appreciate the importance of the planning and evaluation processes to the successful implementation of PR and MPR)
4. classify and categorize the uses of public relations in attaining marketing objectives (students should be able to comprehend the interrelationship between PR and Marketing as well as PR’s contribution/role in achieving marketing objectives)

Section: Management Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• introduce students to the basic concepts and functions of management
• introduce students to a range of important management processes, which can be used to support the main management functions
• help students understand the nature of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
• help students understand the systemic nature of organisations
• help students appreciate the importance of human resources in management
• help students appreciate the importance of team work in management and become effective team players
• familiarise students with decision making tools and develop their analytical skills
• develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to develop an argument and to defend a position
• encourage students to engage in debates on management issues, including controversial management topics.
Learning Outcomes:

1. discuss the importance of management both as an occupation and as a universal human activity
2. view organisations as complex human activity systems
3. discuss and apply the basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling
4. discuss and apply the main management processes
5. demonstrate how good management can help organisations become effective and efficient
6. critically discuss the importance of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
7. critically discuss the importance of human resources in management
8. critically discuss the importance of team work in management
9. carry out independent research using a variety of resources
10. participate in debates on controversial management issues.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· To develop the skills of engaging in the strategic analysis of the business environmen of an organization and for the identification of its strategic strengths/weaknesses        which may enable the small business to survive and grow in a competitive environment
· Develop the capability to be more entrepreneurial, or more able to support the entrepreneurial process, in privately owned small and medium-sized businesses.
· The broad issues and practice of business start-up and development from both a conceptual and practical viewpoint
· Personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to elements of the entrepreneurial process
· Aspects of the process of business development on the exploration of an issue.
Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a small business
2. Describe the types of small business, how they can be funded and compare legal identities
3. Explain the variables influencing small businesses
4. Understand the legal issues applicable to small businesses
5. Understand how small businesses operate
6. Understand the management of human resources in the small business
7. Describe global opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs
8. Analyse the operational strategies that are available
9. Understand the challenges faced by entrepreneurs

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

Make students aware of the nature of the interplay   between leadership and management  discuss the various forms and styles of socially responsible leadership
provide the students with in-depth knowledge on the required skills and competences in leadership   cover tools for self-assessment and personal development.

Learning Outcomes:

1. apply socially responsible leadership
2. differentiate between and integrate leadership and management perspectives
3. assess a variety of leadership forms and styles and communicating effectively – ‘wearing different hats’
4. apply creativity
5. analyze management of change situations and apply management of change concepts to managerial practice
6. analyze symptoms of potential conflict and stress and apply methods to overcome them.
7. develop a personal career plan.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

  • Introduce of the important role of technology innovation in the Management strategy
  • Understand the theoretical knowledge underlying the technological change and theways firms come up with innovations
  • Provide an overview of the strategies that firms use to benefit from innovation
  • Understand the importance and role of formulating technology strategy;
  • Design, develop and integrate a strategic management of innovation and technology

Learning Outcomes:

1.understand the important role of technology innovation in the Managementstrategy (students should understand how technology evolves over time and theimplication of that evolution on companies)
2.understand the process of technological change; the ways that firms come up withinnovations; (students should be able to realize how companies come up withinnovations that meet the needs of their customers)
3.understand the strategies that firms use to benefit from innovation; (studentsshould be able to generate understanding to ways on how companies capture the valuegenerated from their investment in innovation)
4.understand the process of formulating technology strategy; (students will acquirethe necessary knowledge and understanding to develop a technology strategy)
5.use the core information systems management skills learned to design, developand integrate a strategic management of innovation and technology to enhancefirm performance: (students will have the necessary knowledge and skills toimplement a technology strategy)

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:
The main purpose of this course is to enable students participate effectively in teams
and other collaborative processes and to proactively support and promote collaboration.
This course provides a theoretical base for identifying and understanding how teams are
organized and structured, team dynamics, team building and functional requirements of
effective teamwork. It examines features common to both interdisciplinary and
interorganizational collaboration. Also, it explores distinctions among multidisciplinary,
interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams. Finally, the course emphasizes intensive
experiential skill development to effectively engage the main challenges teams face, that
is, the distribution and use of power, conflict resolution, decision making, problem
solving, creativity and valuing diversity.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Maximize the opportunities and mediate the constraints inherent in interdisciplinary
team efforts;
2. Facilitate meaningful participation of team members;
3. Identify how the dynamics of power, social influence and culture in teams affect
leadership behavior, member interactions, the impact of minorities and interpersonal
influence;
4. To assess sources of conflict on a team and identify the team’s dominant mode of
responding to conflict;
5. To envision and effectively introduce integrative solutions to conflict which
threatens to undermine the efficacy of the team;
6. To identify factors which improve and impede problem-solving and decision
making by the team, and apply team-oriented approached to problem-solving and
decision-making which are most appropriate to achieving on team process;
7. To identify team norms and recognize their influence on team process;
8. To recognize how stages of development affect a team’s productive capacity and
role behavior;
9. To observe, evaluate and influence team communication patterns and climate in
ways which optimize interpersonal trust and information processing;
10. To assess his/her own performance and growth as a team member and contributor;
11. To identify relevant differences between cross-functional and interdisciplinary
teams and their practical implications for participation.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Collection and analysis of data for the purpose of resolving issues directly relatedto human resource management;
· Development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills;
· Confidence when interacting with others in a number of organizational settings;
· Communication, both orally and in writing;
· Problem – solving;
· Effective use of resources in order to ‘learn how to learn.’
Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop strategic recruitment/selection policies and practices.
2. Perform an effective job analysis.
3. Prepare a job description.
4. Prepare a job specification.
5. Develop effective job design processes and procedures.
6. Prepare and perform effective selection interviews.
7. Perform a training needs analysis.
8. Develop and implement effective training programmes.
9. Evaluate jobs in order to determine salary/wage scales.
10. Develop and implement effective disciplinary processes and procedures.
11. Utilize employee associations for better business results.
12. Manage employer/employer negotiations so as to avoid conflict situations in the workplace.
13. Analyze health and safety issues in the workplace for better employee performance.
14. Evaluate the legal environment and its impact on the workplace.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• to introduce students to the basic concepts of operations management
• to introduce students to the transformation process that converts organisational resources to finished products
• to help student understand the nature of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
• to help students understand the systemic nature of organisations
• to develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to develop an argument and to defend a position
• to encourage students to engage in debates on management issues, including controversial management topics.

Learning Outcomes:

1. discuss the role of the operations function and of operations management in organisations
2. demonstrate how good management of the operations function can help an organisation become effective and efficient
3. view organisations as complex human activity systems
4. critically discuss the importance of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
5. critically discuss the importance of team work in operations management
6. carry out independent research using a variety of resources
7. participate in debates on controversial management issues.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:
Knowledge management refers to the way organizations gather, manage, and use the knowledge they acquire. Topics covered include tacit and explicit knowledge and how it differs from data and information, strategic use, technologies, people and cultural issues, knowledge transfer, and implementation. Students will examine the various components of knowledge management solutions including processes, mechanisms and technologies and being able to select an appropriate solution to knowledge management. The course will address the impact of knowledge management onto organizations and the power of social computing.
Learning Outcomes:

1.Assess the role of knowledge management in organizations (students shouldbe able to discuss and explain the key role of knowledge in an organizationalong with the forces driving its growth today.
2.Become familiar with the theoretical perspectives of knowledge creation,knowledge transfer, knowledge sharing, and knowledge leadership roles andskills.
3.Understand the relationship between knowledge management and a learningorganization.
4.Understand the differences between tacit knowledge and explicit knowledgeand the way each is treated in the literature and in knowledge management/knowledge sharing programs.
5.Examine case studies of knowledge management/sharing systems and howthey are implemented in the workplace;
6.Learn about the ethical issues and problems inherent in knowledge
management/knowledge sharing.

Section: Language Expression Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• help students develop skills necessary to work within a business-orientated context
• facilitate students’ develop of business communication skills in the areas of business correspondence (i.e. letter format, open punctuation, notes, memoranda, emails, tone, writing and public speaking) and key business terminology and concepts.

Learning Outcomes:

1. write a variety of fully-blocked letters that use open punctuation and the four-point plan.
2. create a range of buy/sell documents with their corresponding cover letters
3. produce professional emails that use netiquette
4. write different kinds of letters of application and CVs, testimonials
5. create business memos, meeting documentation, itineraries, and a wide collection of publicity materials
6. confidently describe data
7. prepare and give a business presentation

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• provide students who are preparing for a career in business, social and applied sciences, engineering, and other technically and empirically oriented professions with
knowledge for applying written communication skills at the workplace
• make students aware of the principles and mechanics of formal and informal technical writing
• thoroughly discuss the various types of technical writing (e.g. resume, business letters with focus on job application letters, memos and reports)
• discuss the methods of primary research data collection (qualitative and quantitative), the structure of primary research papers and various documentation styles

Learning Outcomes:

1. create resumes, job application letters and memos
2. distinguish the usefulness and formats of different types of technical writing
3. write clearly, concisely, ethically and in a non-discriminatory way for maximum communication effectiveness
4. solve problems of biased language and wordiness in the form of short exercises
5. distinguish various writing, organizational and editing techniques
6. analyze and critically evaluate written materials composed by others
7. identify the processes of conducting primary research and the writing of primary research papers, including
a. various quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection
b. the structure of a primary research paper
c. various styles of source citation and documentation
d. ethics in data collection and writing
8. demonstrate increased self-awareness and self-confidence in writing through collaborative interaction with peers and through independent study

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

1. Increase the students’ awareness and ability in different common styles of writing
2. Develop the students’ academic writing skills
3. Revise and utilise techniques of composing grammatically correct sentences
4. Provide students with deep knowledge of the writing process and the strategies to develop, organize, and review ideas in English paragraphs and essays
5. Cover problem areas in the use of grammar and mechanics Basic Writing is at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the writing process, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
2. Compose different types of effective outlines and understandable, coherent paragraphs that have a clearly stated topic sentence.
3. Compose well developed common essay genres with a clearly stated thesis statement.
4. Compose introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions for essays.
5. Recognize and correct fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences.
6. Employ the most effective words for concise writing

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• To teach students how to produce academic papers (research papers & theses);
• To develop the style and vocabulary characteristic of academic writing;
• To develop academic reading and writing skills that allow students to use material more effectively in their own academic papers; At the end of the semester, students are expected to be close to functioning at C1 (Proficient User) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Scan long and complex texts, summarize information and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation;
2. Produce organized and coherent essays with clear paragraphs and use of methods for introducing and concluding an essay;
3. Write well-supported essays using different patterns of development (illustration, cause and effect, process analysis, persuasion) taking into consideration purpose and audience.
4. Write proposals, critical analyses, summaries and literature reviews;
5. Demonstrate techniques to avoid plagiarism (paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting) and produce research papers with correct parenthetical and bibliographical citations using specific documentation styles such as MLA, APA, Harvard etc.);
6. Write accurately with a wide vocabulary and few errors in spelling or punctuation.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

1. Appropriate levels of oral and written communication in English
2. General knowledge of all grammatical structures
3. Basic and general knowledge of the paragraph
4. Intercultural competence
5. Ability to work autonomously/independently
6. Ability to work collaboratively
7. Ethical commitment Upon completion of the course students are at the end of B1 (Threshold level).

Learning Outcomes:

1. Exercise listening skills through dialogues, announcements, instructions and discussions.
2. Communicate using the full range of tenses in contexts both familiar and non-familiar
3. Exercise reading skills such as vocabulary in context, word structure, prefixes and suffixes, scanning, skimming, identifying main ideas etc
4. Demonstrate the use of the structure and purpose of the paragraph in writing
5. Apply practiced reading strategies and produce summary, narrative and descriptive writing at the paragraph level

Section: Computer Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Introduce students to the digital world. Follow the developments in computer hardware and software from the initial steps of generation to modern and future time.
· Introduce the components of an information system, i.e., hardware, software, data, networks, facilities, personnel, services and partners.
· Closely examine information system’s hardware. Specifically consider the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage. Examine the         technology and analyze its characteristics.
· Examine information systems in organizations. Explore different types of software: applications, system software.
· Introduce information systems’ development. Consider the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Introduce computer programming languages and database concepts.
· Introduce data communications. Focus on local area networks and consider security issues.
· Explore the Internet, web resources and their use.
· Address information systems security, and issues relating to ethics, and crime in the computer world.

Learning Outcomes:

· Appreciate the role of information systems and technology in our digital world.
· Comprehend the developments occurring in the information technology era from its initiation to present time and the future trends.
· Name and describe the components of an information system. More specifically and concerning information system’s hardware the student should be able to describe and   analyze the characteristics of the processing unit, input and output devices, and primary and secondary storage.
· Based on the knowledge gained above the student should be able to suggest a certain computer configuration based on specified organization or personal needs.
· Understand data representation and work with different number systems.
· Describe an I. S. professional and his/her role and career opportunities in an organization.
· Differentiate between application and systems software and subtypes.
· Understand the requirements for developing an information system: process (e.g. SDLC), computer programming languages, and data storage.
· Demonstrate basic knowledge about data communications, the Internet and web resources.
· Understand how to secure information systems resources, focusing on both human and technological safeguards.
· Understand how information systems raise ethical concerns in society, and how they influence crime.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Introduce students to the digital world by considering fundamental computer hardware and the most popular microcomputer applications.
· Explain systems and applications   software.
· Introduce and practice file management, data storage and security principles.
· Consider basic operating system features (using the Windows environment).
· Give students hands-on experience on popular application software packages, which may include word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, statistical applications and other.
· Explore the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) using browser software for exploration  and searching.
· Introduce e-mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
· Introduce computer-assisted and distance learning; the university’s InterLearning environment.

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand computer hardware fundamentals.
· Understand and use computer terminology.
· Understand and practice file management principles.
· Describe the differences between applications software and system software.
· Become proficient in the use of the windows environment.
· Create word processing documents and understand word processing fundamentals.
· Use an electronic spreadsheet to solve relevant problems. Prepare graphs to present important facts.
· Create simple databases and apply queries to search for a range of data.
· Use presentations graphics software to prepare attractive presentations.
· Be able to access the World Wide Web using browser software to navigate, search, and explore the Web. Some exposure to e-mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
· Create simple web pages.
· Understand computer-assisted and distance learning and be able to access on-line material available from the university’s InterLearning environment.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

· Students will study a variety of business models in the national and global context connecting individuals, businesses, governments and other organizations. They will be exposed to the concept of strategy at the corporate level, the business unit level and the operational level as well as the concept of value creation.
· Students will study the management of information systems services from the point of view of the CIO and to examine alternative strategies and tactics available to            management to achieve their goals.
· Students will study the e-business strategy framework with concentration on the impact of the Internet on the macro-environment, the industry structure
and the firm boundaries, the markets for e-business and the strategy options for value creation in market spaces.
· Students will gain insight into how IS enables core and supportive business processes as well as those that interface with suppliers and customers and how
they represents a key source of competitive advantage for firms.
· Students will get an understanding of existing and emerging information technologies, the functions of IS and their impact on the organizational operations.
· Students will use the steps of the e-business strategy formulation roadmap, link the individual steps of the roadmap to the different parts of the e-business
strategy formulation, and understand the main business issues involved in each stage of the roadmap.
· Students will apply the above concepts in the design and implementation of an e-business initiative. A content management system will be used for thispurpose.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to design and manage enterprise architecture through business and marketplace models for electronic communications and trading, including revenue models and transaction models available through online services
2. Outline the hardware and software technologies used to build an e-business infrastructure within an organisation and with its partners including security issues.
3. Understand the concept of e-strategy at the corporate level, the business unit level and the operational level as well as the concept of value creation.
4. Follow an appropriate strategy process model for e-business and be able to develop an e-business strategy framework with concentration on the impact of the Internet on the macro-environment, the industry structure and the firm boundaries, the markets for e-business and the strategy options for value creation in market spaces and for improving organizational processes with information technology solutions
5. Identify the main elements of supply chain management and their relationship to the value chain and value networks.
6. Identify various procurement methods, their benefits and risks and assess different options for integration of organizations’ information systems with e-procurement suppliers.
7. Identify the characteristics of the new media marketing communications and understand the relation between e-business and e-marketing and how to outline e-marketing plan.

Section: Mathematics Modules

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• Develop the methods for solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
• Provide students with deep knowledge of linear systems.
• Provide students with deep knowledge of polynomials and polynomial equations.
• Provide students with deep knowledge of rational expressions.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Solve linear equations in one variable and systems of linear equations in twovariables.
2. Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
3. Carry out operations involving polynomials, to factor polynomials and to solvepolynomial equations.
4. Carry out operations involving rational expressions and to solve rational expression equations.
5. Sketch the graph of a linear equation.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• introduce students to the basic principles of management science / operational research and to familiarise them with a number of its concepts and tools
• develop students’ ability to build numerical models and to use these models to help propose policy alternatives
• develop students’ analytical skills
• develop students’ ability to summarise and present data in a professional way
• develop students’ skills in practical decision making
• provide a conceptual understanding of the role of the methods of science in decision making
• develop students’ ability to communicate effectively with non-technical managers.
Learning Outcomes:

1. discuss the importance of quantitative methods in problem solving and decision making
2. structure business problems so that these can be solved by quantitative means
3. select appropriate quantitative methods to address particular types of business problems
4. apply appropriate quantitative methods to solve particular types of business problems
5. develop quantitative models to help propose policy alternatives
6. develop skills in analytical and practical decision making
7. develop a conceptual understanding of the methods of science in decision making
8. summarise and present data in a professional way
9. communicate effectively with non-technical managers.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• Make students aware of the concept of measures of central tendency and variation.
• Make students aware of elementary probability theory.
• Cover in detail all aspects of the binomial and the normal random variables and distributions.
• Thoroughly discuss estimation and hypothesis testing.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the meaning of statistical measures and compute measures of central tendency and variation from data.
2. Solve basic theoretical and empirical probability problems
3. Demonstrate the basic concept of discrete and continuous random variables.
4. Compute Probabilities for the binomial distribution and for the normal distribution.
5. Compute confidence intervals.
6. Execute hypothesis testing on the value of the population mean.

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• Provide students with deep knowledge of the theory of hypothesis testing about population means and proportions.
• Cover in detail all aspects of Analysis of Variance.
• Cover in detail all aspects of the Chi Square Test.
• Cover in detail all aspects of Correlation, Regression and Time Series Analysis.
• Make students aware of the basic Non parametric Tests.
Learning Outcomes:

1. Execute hypothesis testing for the Population Mean μ and the Proportion p.
2. Execute hypothesis testing for the difference between two Population Means (independent samples).
3. Make students aware of Linear Correlation and to perform Multiple Regression.
4. Execute Tests of Independence and Homogeneity.
5. Execute One-Way ANOVA tests.
6. Make students aware of the basic Non Parametric tests.
7. Cover in detail all aspects of Time Series Analysis.
8. Be able to use the SPSS package efficiently.

Course Information
  • Delivery Mode:Online/Blended
  • Programme TypeBachelor’s Degree

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