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Masters in Management

Acquiring specialist knowledge

An Area of Expertise is an area of special interest within the Master, enabling students to focus a part of their studies on a specific area of interest. It has the added advantage of signaling to potential employers a student’s strongest preferences and competences.

Students can qualify for only one area of expertise. It is not mandatory for students to choose an area of expertise.

Those wishing to do so can choose from a wide-ranging variety of core courses and electives, designed to offer choice and a direction that matches their personal interests and preferences and in view of their future career. The main areas and courses are:

Accounting and Auditing

Covers the essential issues for a future career in the Management Accounting and Control, Auditing and Corporate Taxation areas.

  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Taxation
  • Management Control Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Seminar
  • Strategy Seminar

Digital Business

Technology is a core strategic tool in today’s business. In this area of expertise, students learn about the different areas in which managers can leverage from technology to improve performance in core areas: streamlining operations, improve efficiency, manage risk, optimize returns and enhance the customer experience.

  • Enterprise Systems
  • Digital Strategy
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Business
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Analytics
  • Big Data Seminar
  • High Tech Ventures
  • Open Innovation

Students taking this area of expertise may have access to a Double Degree with Nova Information Management School (Nova IMS) upon payment of an additional fee. For further information please contact the Admissions Office.

Financial management

Focusses on the essential issues for a career in Corporate Finance.

  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Fin. & Venture Capital
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Futures and Options
  • Marketing Seminar
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring
  • Private Equity

Human resources management

Designed to provide a grounding in the many facets of Human Resource Management – handling employment issues such as staffing, performance management, motivation and retention, pay and health and safety at work, and the management of change processes.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Negotiation Analysis
  • Organization and Incentives
  • Organizational Theory & Design
  • Persuasion and Negotiation
  • Positive Organizations
  • Strategy Seminar

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Aims to prepare students wishing to pursue an entrepreneurial career. Courses focus on the general understanding of how to test whether an innovative idea, product or processes will be demanded by customers, how to finance start-up ventures and innovation projects, and how to sell and market new products and services into national and international market places.

  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Creating & Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital
  • Marketing Seminar
  • New Product Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Seminar
  • Venture Simulation

Marketing

Examines choosing target markets and getting, keeping, and growing customers through the creation, delivery, and communication of superior “customer value”.

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer & Management Decision Making
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Cross-cultural issues for Marketing
  • Customer and Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Distribution Channels
  • E-Commerce
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Luxury and Fashion Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Seminar
  • New Product Development
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Sales Force Management & Retailing

Operations management

Tackles such issues as business process re-engineering, quality management, improving customer service, inventory systems, managing manufacturing, supply chain management and project management.

  • Change and Process Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Seminar
  • Modeling Business Decisions
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Strategy Seminar

Social enterprise

Focusses on building leadership skills and awareness of socially responsible global leaders in both for-profit corporations and non-profit organizations, in different types of positions including consulting, financial services and consumer products, educational and health institutions, social services and governmental institutions.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economics Health & Health Care
  • Economics of Education
  • Management of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Marketing Seminar
  • Microfinance
  • Poverty: Concepts and Challenges
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Seminar
  • Sustainable International Business

Strategy and international business

Designed to help students in their future career understand customers and competitors, their strengths and weaknesses, the complex business and institutional environments, and the existing resource constraints.

  • Competition Policy
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Family Business
  • Global Business Challenges
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Modeling Business Decisions
  • Negotiation Analysis
  • Organization and Incentives
  • Persuasion and Negotiation
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Strategy Seminar
  • Sustainable International Business