The Business Policy unit adopts a
synthesis viewpoint and looks at the business as a whole, building upon
it and integrating into it all other Course areas. It studies the
formulation and implementation of strategies which take into account
and exploit market demand, the competitive situation, the company's
competitive advantages and the social, political, economic and
technological environment in Nigeria.
unit lays the foundation for building interpersonal skills by reaching
a thorough and practical understanding of interpersonal communication
in the workplace.
section of the Course is expected to provide participants with an
understanding of the impact of actions taken in their various
functional areas on a company's finances. It covers topics such as
Working Capital Management; Investment Analysis; and Financial
Management of Assets and Liabilities.
Management Information Systems
unit addresses the management issues arising from the use of computing
equipment and emphasizes ways in which existing and new technologies
can be deployed to support the information needs of managers. The IT
unit also includes an overview of leading information technology
Management of Human Resources
course examines the basic concepts which make it possible to attain a
better understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations.
Issues discussed include Managing Change; Leadership Styles;
Communication; Motivation; Group Dynamics; and Corporate Culture and
Values. Others include Recruitment; Placement Remuneration; and
will help participants be more aware of their own negotiation styles,
their strengths, and their weaknesses, and will review basic
case studies, participants will reach a deeper understanding of the
requirements of team work and increase their ability to work
effectively with others as a team.
analyses the production process from the point of view of using
it as a factor of competitive advantage through the management of
productivity. To attain this objective, operations management studies
concepts and methods which make it possible to systematically approach
decisions on issues such as choice and development of suppliers;
capacity; productivity; organisation of human resources; and technology.
The objective of
this course is to develop an understanding of the basic elements in
marketing strategy such as Product Planning; Market Selection;
Distribution; and Pricing. In addition it studies how to integrate all
these elements in a coherent marketing mix.
Corporate Financial Accounting
is the language of business. Business executives, whether as preparers
or users of financial statements, need knowledge and skill in order to
communicate or understand a company and its business. This course is
designed to equip the executive with knowledge and skill in Corporate
Financial Accounting, Reporting & Analysis.
aim is to help the executive understand and use the financial
statements companies produce for external users. The course content
revolves around the Annual Report and Accounts, ranging from the
content, preparation, presentation, interpretation, and use of the
financial statements to an in-depth evaluation of other non-financial
information companies normally present in their Annual Report and
Cost and Management Accounting
course focuses on the financial and non-financial reports/ information
produced by companies for internal use by their executives in decision
making and in planning, directing and controlling their business.
Essentially the course is divided into two segments: Uses of Revenue
and Cost Reports/Information; and Design of Cost Systems.
central theme is that the Cost and Management Accounting function
exists within a business primarily to facilitate the development and
implementation of the business strategy. The principal aim is to
provide participants with knowledge and understanding of their costs
and revenue, and of how to manage them to create sustainable
objective of this course is to expose the participants to the ethical
principles and norms applicable in those business situations which pose
special ethical challenges and to acquaint them with commonly held
standards of ethical behaviour in such situations. A special emphasis is
put on the ethical responsibilities of the individual manager.
Analysis of Business Problems
course is intended to sharpen participants' ability to think about
complex real-world business problems. It also serves as an introduction
to the case study method. An examination is made of the different
stages involved in making decisions and implementing them: defining the
problem(s), establishing the criteria (both quantitative and
qualitative), designing the alternative solutions, and making a
decision based both on objective criteria and on the ease of successful
implementation of the chosen solution.
Social & Political Environment of Business
clear understanding of the environment of the firm, especially of the
political economic milieu, the relationship between government,
business and society, and trends in national strategy within the
context of international political economy trends, is an imperative for
the strategically-minded general manager.
This unit is
designed to help managers 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.
Economics/ Economic Analysis
rising tendency for economic considerations to dominate managerial
decisions places greater demands of economic literacy on all business
executives. The course is designed to enable advanced managers be
capable of assessing the actual and expected levels of risks in their
business environment and relate them to business plans.