EMBA-Global Asia - Core Courses

EMBA-Global Asia - Core Courses

EMBA-Global Asia core courses are designed to give you a sound knowledge base in all areas of general management and a solid foundation of leadership and management skills. The international perspective and delivery of the courses means that you experience the very best of management education from three of the world's renowned business schools.

Executive Leadership

This half-course will improve your self-awareness, as well as your interpersonal and team working skills. It employs experimental exercises and self-assessment instruments, including a 360-degree feedback instrument and the NEO Personality Inventory.

Corporate Finance

An introductory finance course designed to give you the tools necessary to value a company by projecting its free cash flow and discounting it at an appropriate rate. It teaches you how to use ratio analysis to assess corporate performance, and project financial statements and cash needs.

Leadership and Organisational Change

Your future success depends on your ability to motivate people around you to do extraordinary things. The course offers practical tools to improve your ability to influence, negotiate and lead changes in your organisation.

Marketing Strategy

An examination of the role of marketing in creating value for customers that, in turn, leads to the creation of value for other firm stakeholders. It seeks to prepare future CEOs and general managers to deal with core marketing issues by providing a way of thinking strategically about the firm's products, services and markets.

Financial Accounting

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and emphasises profitability concepts and performance evaluation. It is designed to provide globally-oriented managerial users of accounting products with the foundations of accounting concepts, mechanics, and a perspective upon which intelligent use of accounting information rests. Measurement issues and different practices around the world are broadly discussed and adopted.

Managerial Accounting

Focusing on the relevance and use of accounting information for management decision making, this course presents alternative tools for planning, control and evaluation of a company's operations and resources. Topics such as budgeting, product costing, performance evaluation and transfer pricing, with an emphasis on related incentive, multinational and tax considerations are discussed.

Strategic Management in Asia

This course develops your ability to analyse and manage business problems from different managerial perspectives. It provides concepts and frameworks to guide strategic decision-making and implementation of business strategies through examining case studies of diverse managerial situations in both large and small organisations. The focus of attention is on the application of strategic principles in the Asia-Pacific region.

Global Economic Environment

Here you explore the fundamentals of national competitiveness, productivity and growth. You study the forces that determine production, consumption, savings and investment, and look at the problem of variable foreign exchange rates and their impact on policy, performance and finance.

Managerial Economics

This half-course focuses on the problem of business decisions through the extensive use of cases. You look at basic supply-demand theory and marginal analysis, the structure of decision problems, the impact of the market setting (i.e. competitive, oligopolistic or monopolistic structures) and strategic interactions among firms using game theory.

Managerial Statistics

Introducing basic concepts in probability and statistics relevant to managerial decision making, this course covers topics including data analysis, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing and regression. You look at examples from quality-control applications, finance, marketing and management.

Operations Management

This course provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in an organisation. You look at topics including process flow analysis, inventory management, capacity planning, facilities location, total quality management, human resource management, technology management, and manufacturing and service strategy.

Decision Models

This half-course introduces computer-based models and their use in structuring information and supporting managerial decisions. You examine linear programming, multi-period planning models under uncertainty, non-linear programmes and Monte Carlo simulations.

Capital Markets and Investments

This course introduces market and portfolio perspectives, starting with the discounted cash flow methodology and continuing to the concept of term structure in the valuation of risk-free cash flows, including forward rates and the general problem of valuing risky or uncertain cash flows. You will then look at the classical theoretical problems of portfolio diversification, the efficient frontier and two-fund separation.

Managerial Negotiations

This course uses actual negotiating experiences to enhance your skills as a negotiator. When managing human resources in an organisation, many outcomes and decisions are determined by the process of negotiation. Concepts developed in the behavioural sciences, economics and game theory are used as guides to improve your negotiating.