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Core courses

EMBA-Global core courses provide a sound base in all areas of general management and a solid foundation of leadership and management skills. The international perspective and delivery means you experience the very best of management education from two of the world’s renowned business schools.

Core courses

Term 1

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Core courses

Term 2

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. This course 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.

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 to project financial statements and cash needs.

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.

This 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.

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.

Core courses

Term 3

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.