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Curriculum

The MBA IQ Course Curriculum

The MBA IQ Course Curriculum consists of the following topics:

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General Management, Leadership, and Strategy

  • Understand Scope & Nature of Corporate Strategies
  • Understand Importance of Planning & Organizing Skills
  • Understand Importance of Directing & Leading Skills
  • Understand Importance of Controlling & Measuring Skills
  • Understand Importance of Motivating Skills
  • Understand Importance of Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Skills
  • Understand Importance of Negotiating Skills
  • Understand Importance of Communication Skills
  • Understand Importance of Conflict Management Skills
  • Understand Issues in Organizational Change, Development, & Effectiveness
  • Understand How to Measure and Manage Business Performance Results


Operations Management

  • Understand Strategic Importance of Demand Forecasting
  • Understand Production Strategies and Manufacturing Performance Measures
  • Understand Production-Related Value Concepts
  • Understand Philosophies of Just-in-Time (JIT) and Lean Operations
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Inventory Management
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Supply-Chain and Logistics Management
  • Understand Various Planning Systems Applicable to Manufacturing and Distribution Operations
  • Understand Various Short-Term Scheduling Systems Used in Production
  • Understand Theory of Constraints in Operations
  • Understand Principles of Production Economics and Application of Decision Tools
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Equipment Maintenance and System Reliability
  • Understand Production Process Flows and Metrics
  • Understand the Technology Deployed in Manufacturing and Services Operations


Marketing Management

  • Understand Components of Marketing Mix
  • Understand Expectancy-Value Model in Consumer Markets
  • Understand Brand Elements and Calculate Brand Value
  • Understand How to Analyze Competitors
  • Understand Pricing Strategies and Methods
  • Understand Marketing Communications Mix
  • Understand New Product Development Process
  • Compute Customer Retention Rate
  • Compute Lifetime Value of Customers
  • Compute Customer Conviction in terms of Net Promoter Score
  • Compute Customer Loyalty Score
  • Compute Net Marketing Contribution Amount
  • Compute Marketing Profitability Metrics
  • Compute Market Development Index
  • Compute Market Share Index
  • Compute Product’s Lifecycle and Economic Cost to a Customer
  • Compute Relative Performance. Price, & Customer Value of  Product
  • Compute a Marketing Channel Intermediary’s Transaction Value
  • Understand the Relationships between Price, Profit, and Market Share
  • Understand a Marketing Channel’s Performance
  • Evaluate the Advertising’s Effectiveness with Customer Response Index
  • Conduct Marketing Portfolio Analysis
  • Understand How to Develop a Marketing Budget
  • Understand the Financial Performance Metrics Related to Marketing

Quality and Process Management

  • Understand Basic Quality Concepts
  • Understand Various Definitions of Quality
  • Calculate Cost of Quality
  • Calculate Six-Sigma
  • Compute Return on Quality Metric
  • Understand How to Apply Quality Tools
  • Understand How to Apply Statistical Process Control Techniques
  • Compute Taguchi’s Quality Loss Function
  • Understand the Role of Inspection and Quality at Source
  • Understand Process Management Methods and Tools


Human Resources Management

  • Understand the Human Resources Planning Process
  • Understand Relationship between Job Analysis and Job Descriptions
  • Understand Recruitment Methods and Alternatives
  • Understand the Employee Selection Process
  • Understand Employee Selection Tests and their Characteristics
  • Understand the Employment Interview Process
  • Understand the Pre-Employment Screening Process
  • Understand the Employee Training and Development Process
  • Understand the Management Development Process
  • Understand the Organizational Development Process
  • Understand the Career Planning and Development Process
  • Understand the Employee Performance Appraisal Process
  • Understand Employee Relations Issues
  • Compute Human Capital Metrics


Accounting

  • Understand Basic Concepts of Financial Accounting
  • Understand Purpose of Accounting Cycle
  • Understand Types and Contents of Financial Statements
  • Understand Intermediate Concepts of Financial Accounting
  • Understand Advanced Concepts of Financial Accounting
  • Understand how to Analyze Financial Statements
  • Understand Various Cost Concepts and Cost Behavior
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Operating Budgets
  • Understand the Application of Transfer Pricing Methods
  • Understand the Application of Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Understand the Meaning and Application of Relevant Costs
  • Understand Various Costing Systems for Products and Services
  • Understand the Meaning and Application of Responsibility Accounting


Finance

  • Understand the Need for Financial Plans and Controls
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Cash Management
  • Understand Techniques of Managing Current Assets
  • Understand Various Types of Debt and Equity in a Capital Structure
  • Understand Techniques for Evaluating the Cost of Capital
  • Understand Principles and Techniques of Capital Budgeting
  • Understand Various Types and Risks of Financial Instruments
  • Understand Various Types of Valuation Models
  • Understand the Nature of Business Mergers and Acquisitions


Information Technology

  • Understand How to Plan and Manage the IT Function
  • Understand How Business Application Systems are Developed and Maintained
  • Understand How Business Application Systems are Operated and Improved
  • Understand the Need for Contingency Plans to Ensure the Continuity of Business Operations
  • Understand How Information Technology Operations are Managed
  • Understand the Technology Behind Computer Network Management
  • Understand How to Manage the IT Security Function
  • Understand How Databases are Designed and Managed
  • Understand How Electronic Commerce is Facilitated and Managed


Corporate Control, Law, Ethics, and Governance

  • Understand the Nature and Types of Corporate Control Systems
  • Understand the Nature and Types of Corporate Audits
  • Understand the Nature and Types of Corporate Fraud
  • Understand the Nature and Types of Corporate Risk
  • Understand the Issues in Corporate Law Regarding Agency Problems and Costs
  • Understand Scope and Nature of Business Law, Policy, and Ethics, Including Social Responsibility
  • Understand the Various Issues in Corporate Governance


International Business

  • Understand How to Develop and Manage International Business Strategies
  • Understand the Various Issues in International Trade and Investment
  • Understand the Nature of International Production Economics
  • Understand the Nature of International Trade Laws
  • Understand the Various Issues in International Financial Systems
  • Understand How to Staff and Manage International Operations
  • Understand the Various Issues in Conducting International Business in Cross Cultures


Project Management

  • Define Project Management and Identify Project Success Criteria
  • Understand Various Types of Risks in Project Management
  • Understand Various Types of Project Structures and Organizations
  • Understand Project Management Process, Including Life Cycles
  • Understand Various Methods in Project Planning, Estimating, and Controlling, Including Reporting
  • Understand Various Methods in Project Scheduling
  • Understand Project Management Metrics, Problems, and Governance Mechanisms, Including Project Audits


Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

  • Understand Basic Principles and Concepts in Economics
  • Understand Basic Principles and Applications of Microeconomics
  • Understand Basic Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Understand Basic Principles and Applications of Economic Indicators
  • Understand Nature of Economic Business Cycles and Industry Growth Levels
  • Understand How to Apply Quantitative Methods to Business 

 

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