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​PROGRAMME CURRICULUM
CURRICULUM SUMMARY
EMBA FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
January to April
Course CodeCourse Credit unitsStatus
Analysis of Business Problems3Core
Corporate Financial Accounting3Core
Management Communication3Core
Quantitative Analysis3Core
Intensive week in February
SECOND SEMESTER
May to August
Course CodeCourse Credit unitsStatus
Operations Management3Core
Economic Environment of Business3Core
Cost & Management Accounting3Core
An Introduction to Marketing Management3Core
**Intensive week in July
THIRD SEMESTER
September to December
Course CodeCourse Credit unitsStatus
Introduction to Financial Management3Core
Social and Political Environment of Business3Core
Business Ethics3Core
Human Behaviour in Organization3Core
**Life Project Module
**Intensive week in October
EMBA SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
January to April
Course CodeCourse 3Status
Marketing Management3Core
Corporate Finance3Core
Operations Strategy and Service Management3Core
Economic Environment of Business II3Core
**Intensive week in July
SECOND SEMESTER
May to August
Course CodeCourse Credit unitsStatus
Management Information Systems3Core
Strategy I3Core
Human Behaviour in Organizations II2Elective
Business Law2Elective
**Intensive week in July
THIRD SEMESTER
September to December
Course CodeCourse Credit unitsStatus
Negotiation1.5Elective
Strategy II3Core
Financial Strategy of the Firm1.5Elective
Human Resource Management2Elective
Entrepreneurship1.5Elective
**Business Plan

 

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER YEAR 1

ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS PROBLEMS

3 CREDITS

Develop an organised approach to decision-making and the ability to solve complex real-world problems.  In different scenarios, you learn how to define the problem, and the possible cause of the problem.  The analysis of the problem and an evaluation of the different alternative solutions, enable you develop analytical and decision making skills.  As part of this learning process, you will be introduced to basic analytical tools that you will encounter in other courses on the MBA programme.

 

CORPORATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3 CREDITS

Learn the fundamentals of financial accounting, reporting and analysis.  You will be introduced to the processes by which business transactions generate accounting entries, how they are recorded and summarised in financial statements. 

 

MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION

3 CREDITS

Gain the basic communication skills needed as a manager to achieve results and to develop good relations within and outside the organisation.  The use of these skills is examined in the context of the organisation by means of case studies and role-plays.

 

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

3 CREDITS

Improve your decision-making and problem solving skills through analytical and quantitative methods.  In today's highly competitive business environment, the use of the quantitative tools in the analysis of business problems is becoming increasingly important as invaluable complements to the more traditional qualitative procedures.   As a manager you will find that you are in the best position to increase decision-making effectiveness by learning more about quantitative methodology, and by understanding its contribution to the decision-making process. 

 

SECOND SEMESTER YEAR 1 

 

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

3 CREDITS

Gain an understanding of the frameworks, key concepts and tools needed to design, implement, control and improve the value chain of operating systems.  The management of product and services flow to meet demand is crucial to strategic growth and profitability of any firm.

 

ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS I

3 CREDITS

Explore the macro-economic environment in which businesses operate, and the impact of this environment on a business. Government policies shape the national economic environment by affecting taxation, interest and exchange rates, wages etc. and therefore have a major impact on business. 

 

COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

3 CREDITS

Discover the multiplicity of roles management accounting information can play in 'driving' a business. This course is developed on the central theme that management accounting exists within a business primarily to facilitate the development and implementation of the business strategy. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

3 CREDITS

Develop an understanding of the basic elements in marketing strategy such as product planning, market selection, distribution and pricing.  In addition, you will also learn how to integrate all these elements in a coherent marketing mix.

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER YEAR 1

 

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FIN I)

3 CREDITS

The course will introduce participants to the general management principles for financial implementation. Financial Analysis and Diagnostics, Financial Forecasting, Working Capital Management, Sustainable Growth, Receivables Management, Credit Policy, Investment Analysis and Capital Budgeting.

 

SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS [SPEB]

3 CREDITS

 

This course seeks to provide a clear understanding of the dynamic social, political and economic environment of the firm.  A good knowledge of the relationship between government, business and society, trends in national strategy within the context of a changing international environment and their implications for the firm is imperative for the strategically minded general manager. The unit is designed to help managers understand the forces that shape those trends, adapt strategy as appropriate and identify a broad range of stakeholders in the environment of the firm with a view to enhancing the capacity for managing relationships with these stakeholders.

 

 

BUSINESS ETHICS

3 CREDITS

Gain an understanding of the basic concepts, distinctions and techniques for effective ethical analysis of business situations.   You will also be exposed to the specific ethical principles or norms applicable in those business situations which pose more specific challenges and acquaint them with commonly held standards of ethical behaviour in such situations. 

 

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANISATION I

3 CREDITS

Increase your personal effectiveness and skill in understanding and managing people in organisations.  This course in Organisational Behaviour introduces you to the study of interpersonal relations, group behaviour, politics and influence in organisations.  The underlying framework focuses on the harmonisation of personal and organisational goals.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER YEAR II

 

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

3 CREDITS

The focus of this course is on exploring how marketing decisions are implemented. Marketing Plans, Product Management and Innovation, Sales force Management, Marketing Strategy

 

CORPORATE FINANCE (FIN II)

3 CREDITS

Corporate finance is concerned with maximizing shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies.

 

OPERATIONS STRATEGY

3 CREDITS

The course will be concerned with the relationship between operations and the other management functions, and the contributions of operations in providing the company a competitive advantage in the market place.

The course will also examine the purpose of operations in relation with the general concept of the purpose of the company. It will provide the students with the framework to understand how to attain competitive advantage through the operational structure of the firm.

 

 SERVICE MANAGEMENT

1.5 CREDITS

The main objective of the course is to teach students to understand customer service as a key differentiating factor which sustains competitive advantage in the market place. And that those organizations which provide superior quality of service to customers grow faster than their competitors.

The course has been designed to introduce to the students the business concept of service as opposed to products. The course enables the students understand that dealing with customers do not only depend on the exchange of tangible goods but also includes exchange of intangible feelings. It will provide the students a framework to design and manage service operations to achieve competitive advantage.

 

ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (EEB2)

2 CREDITS

This course is designed to enable the student/participants gain insight and understanding of the individual decision making unit (the household sector) and the decision-making unit at the industry level. The course deals with the application of economic theory and economic methodology to decision-making problems faced by the consumers, private sector, the public sector, non-government organization and non-profit institutions.

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER YEAR II

 

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 CREDITS

Appreciate the role of Information Technology in the organisation, how organisations should govern the use and dissemination of Information Systems, what measures should be put in place to ensure the privacy and secrecy of information.  You will also review the internet as a business platform looking at the business model, business transformation, B2C and B2B models.

 

STRATEGY I

3 CREDITS

Strategic Management I offers the opportunity to develop skills for formulating competitive strategy. It provides an understanding of a firm's operative environment and how to develop and sustain competitive advantage; and also how to generate superior value for customers by optimizing functional activities. In this course we will focus on how to balance the opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes in the Nigerian market. Corporate strategy, i.e. the strategy involved in combining different businesses, and implementation of strategy, i.e. the practical steps to turn strategy into action are also covered in this course.

 

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANISATION II

2 CREDITS

This course is designed to help you become highly effective and responsible leaders in the rapidly changing business environment, and to adapt to the increasing complexity of the 21st century. There are three interesting modules (each consisting of five sessions) on the course: leading oneself, leading others, and leading change. At the end of the course, you should have a good understanding of how to manage your career, and the transition from being a great individual contributor to being an effective leader of others.

 

BUSINESS LAW

2 CREDITS

Business Law for Full Time MBA aims to help executives to effectively deal with all kinds of commercial transactions in which they may accept personal or corporate liability. The course is designed to be practical. It will not and does not attempt to turn you into corporate lawyers. It should however raise your awareness of certain issues that are relevant to business so that you can react knowledgeably when faced with certain situations or problems, and make decisions required of you as managers. Instead of viewing law as that which constrains the executive, this course will seek to explain how legally astute executives can help shape the legal environment in which they do business and embrace the tools and opportunities the law offers to manage their businesses more effectively. The end result should be an increase in the executive's ability to use the law strategically. This will be manifested in their ability to use intellectual property protection to maximize intangible assets; preserve brand equity; manage disputes, deal effectively with labour relations, etc.

 

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER YEAR II

 

NEGOTIATION

1.5 CREDITS

This elective is for students wishing to become more skillful at negotiating win-win agreements in their personal lives and mutually beneficial ones in their business life. Understanding the negotiation process can go a long way to reduce the number of poor agreements that lead to disappointing results, endless disputes, or escalating conflicts. This course seeks to empower businesspeople to design a negotiation strategy leading to optimal gains while building up relationships and securing future contracts.

 

STRATEGY II

3 CREDITS

This course focuses on how to balance the opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes in the markets where various companies operate. Corporate strategy, i.e. the strategy involved in combining different businesses, and implementation of strategy, i.e. the practical steps to turn strategy into action are also covered in this course.

 

FINANCIAL STRATEGY OF A FIRM (FIN III)

1.5 CREDITS

This course aims to consolidate students' skills in the application of corporate finance tools and techniques in managing the allocation of financial resources for maximizing the value of the firm. Specifically, the course aims to equip students with the ability to describe, diagnose and recommend / design appropriate financial policy for the company that will enhance shareholder value.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)

2 CREDITS

This course is designed to introduce you to key concepts, issues and challenges associated with managing people in organisations, covering five core areas of HRM: talent resourcing and management, performance management, reward management, people development, and employee relations. The HRM course builds on the two foundational courses – Human Behaviour in Organizations I and II – and enlists the disciplines of economics, social psychology, and sociology; in addition, the course has linkages with several other non-HR-related courses on the MBA. 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

1.5 CREDIT

Core

This programme will equip you with entrepreneurial skills required to identify value-creating opportunities and execute successfully. We define success as creating significant value for the customer and consequently, reaping good returns for the business. We will see how a win-win model for all stakeholders drives business sustainability and profitability.

 

 

 

CASE STUDY GROUPS

 Heterogeneous study groups are formed to facilitate the exchange of viewpoints and experiences, in order to draw upon the varied fields of professional knowledge of individual group members. Each member of the group is expected to have read the cases for the day thoroughly in order to discuss and contribute meaningfully to the group discussion.

Each group is assigned a group director who is the member of the Faculty, to oversee the affairs of the group.

A cooperative spirit of team effort and friendship is generated through projects and reports that groups submit for academic evaluation. The friendships that develop through the group experience are the foundation of active social as well as effective professional networks.

 

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE

The case study method of teaching is used, and therefore participants on the programme are expected to contribute to the case discussions in the classroom. Each participant is graded on the quality of his/her contribution, and this forms part of the participant's final evaluation for that course.

Full attendance at all courses is expected.

 

EVALUATION 

The evaluation system is based on a combination of projects, class participation, written tests, mid-term and end of term examinations.​​