Institute may shuffle or substitute the sequence of courses during the program.
MGT-6091 Advance Research Methods
This course emphasis is on the research design, instrument development, data collection techniques and methods of evaluation in applied settings. Additionally to business research methodology contents, students also become of familiar with the policy implications of business research outcomes. It is intended to introduce students’ ways of conceptualizing problems, designing research, collecting data, and interpreting those data. It also examines implications and consequences of choices among alternative approaches. On the successful completion of this course students should be able to acquaint with research processes and assumptions and they can introduce alternative methods and logics of inquiry which will make students more discriminating consumers of others’research and promote the development of their research. They will develop research skills which will be required for planning and executing research projects, including; conducting literature review, articulating research questions, justifying a research approach and methodology, designing a study and selecting specific methods and techniques appropriate for answering the questions and conducting data collection, analyzing data and presenting research results. The key topics includes, research methods in management sciences, research problems and how to explore them and how to conduct literature search, research paradigms and approaches-assumptions of positivist, interpretive and critical approach, quantitative research methods, survey based research, statistical modeling techniques, selecting statistical packages tutorials (SPSS etc), qualitative research methods, ethnographic research, cross-paradigm and multi method research, writing the research proposal and structure, from research question to research design- justifying the methodology and writing strategies.
MGT-6092 Strategic Finance
The aim of this course is to examine the theoretical underpinnings of corporate finance and see how they are applied. The material is a continuation of what was taught in the first year Financial Management course. There will be more emphasis on “how corporate financing is really done’. The emphasis of Financial Management course was on skill development while this course emphasis is on theoretical and conceptual understanding of financial management function and its application in real life scenario.
MGT-6093 Strategic Marketing
Strategic Marketing Management is an advance level Marketing course. The aim of the course is to develop a strategic thinking approach tomarketing. It aims to help students understand how companies compete using marketing strategy and its correlates focusing on achieving a competitive advantage for the firm by creating customer value and leveraging the firm’s marketing resources in the most efficient and effective manners. It builds upon the basic concepts of Marketing, which the students have learned in their previous marketing courses and to prepare students to grasp the complex issues of specialized courses like Business policy, etc. In this course students are exposed to a dynamic world of marketing activities using a number of approaches and to enable the students to understand the practical issues that are critical to develop performance orientation. Principles, concepts and analytical tools are taught employing real life examples from both Pakistan’s and international corporate world. This will enable the
MGT-6094 Organization Theory & Design
Business is changing at break-neck speed so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. Organizational Theory, Design, and Change continue to provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. Organization theory and design gives us the tools to evaluate and understand how a huge, powerful firm like Lehman Brothers can die and a company like Bank of America can emerge almost overnight as a giant in the industry. It enables us to comprehend how a band like the Rolling Stones, which operates like a highly sophisticated global business organization, can enjoy phenomenal success for nearly half a century, while others with equal or superior talent don’t survive. Organization theory helps us explain what happened in the past, as well as what may happen in the future, so that we can manage organizations more effectively.
MGT-6095 Project Management
Projects have been part of the human scene since civilization started, yet the practice of project management is quite recent. The concepts and tools required to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a project are equally applicable to such diverse ventures as launching of a space shuttle, developing curriculum in primary education, or organizing a trekking trip to the K-2 base camp. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the real-life issues in project management, and equip them with necessary tools to resolve these issues. Use of quantitative techniques is supplemented by softer skills of leadership and human resource management.
MGT-6096 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
This course is designed to sharpen the ability to diagnose and solve a range of organizational challenges. Through readings, lecturer, cases, and experiential exercises, student will investigate concepts from the social sciences that are useful for understanding the organizational process, and apply these frameworks to particular situations with the view of rendering a given company. Students will also acquire an understanding of frameworks covering leadership, team roles, and group development as well as theories addressing leadership, conflict resolution, and team decision making. Practical knowledge will enable participants to understand the tools, techniques, skills and leadership style required to supervise individuals and manage a team and their performance effectively by giving them appropriate and constructive feedback.