The Master of Science (MSc) in Management is designed for students who wish to enhance their research expertise in the areas of human resources and strategic management. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge about current management theories and skills in the tools and methods used to conduct advanced research in an organizational setting. The structure of the program allows candidates to produce the kind of research that is becoming increasingly necessary in contemporary organizations or lead toward advanced graduate studies. The MSc in Management prepares students for various careers. For those who wish to pursue a career in business or other organizations, the program prepares graduates to assume staff or analyst positions in human resources, change management, and strategic planning, or to work as consultants. The program also serves as an excellent stepping stone for those wishing to pursue doctoral studies in management or industrial and organizational psychology.
Program structure: Year 1
4 specialized seminars (electives)
Program structure: Year 2 Program: MSc
This seminar applies the theory of decision making under uncertainty to evaluate the firm's financial and real policies. It offers a rigorous review of the modern theoretical and empirical literature on the valuation of the firm's securities and their special features, the relevance of the firm's financing choices and dividend policies, corporate mergers and acquisition activities, and the determination of the firm's cost of capital. More specifically, the analyses are conducted in an equilibrium setting where the impact of imperfections such as taxes, bankruptcy costs, informational asymmetries, and agency problems is analyzed for corporate decisions.
The objectives of this course are two-fold: first, to introduce the area of mergers and acquisitions and second, to strengthen and develop the research skills (both in conducting and evaluating research) of students. To encourage you to read new research, you will be required to summarize and critique the research of others. In the last few weeks of the session, we will have a mini-conference. Students will present their work and discuss the work of other students.
Theoretical and empirical issues on the valuation and the financial use of options and futures are studied in this seminar. The seminar begins with an introduction of the options and futures markets and proceeds with the developments of pricing models for evaluating these securities. Several different types of options and futures contracts (such as stock index options, options on debt instruments and currencies, interest rate and stock index futures) are introduced and strategies for using them for arbitrage, hedging, and speculative purposes are discussed.
This seminar examines the financial aspects of international business, including the financing and hedging activities of firms involved in the international transfer of goods and services, and decision making in connection with the asset management and financing of multinational corporations. Several mechanisms for managing international exchange and financial risk will be assessed, including forwards, options and futures on currencies as well as interest rates. The Eurocurrency and Eurobond markets will be studied, and financial market efficiency and integration will be examined in various regions.
This course takes a finance perspective in examining conflicts over control and governance of the corporation. Students will familiarize themselves with the main areas of investigation in the corporate governance literature, discuss major scholarly articles of the field, get introduced to the major techniques of theoretical and empirical research, get introduced to recent contributions in the field. Out of the several mechanism to mitigate the conflicts between ownership and control, this class will focus on partial concentration of ownership and control in the hands of one or a few large investors, and alignment of managerial interests with investors through executive compensation contracts. The course will also consider the effect of legal and regulatory institutions of corporate governance in different countries. Finally we will investigate some of the reasons why the topic of corporate governance has received so much attention in recent years, namely the world-wide wave of privatization of the past two decades, deregulation and integration of capital markets combined with recent financial crises that have put the spotlight on corporate governance in emerging markets, and a series of recent US scandals and corporate failures.
This seminar is designed to introduce students to several multivariate analysis techniques with emphasis on the practical use of these tools in business research. Techniques that will be covered in this course include MANOVA, discriminant analysis, principal components and factor analysis, canonical correlation analysis and multidimensional scaling. The objective of the seminar is to provide a fundamental understanding of the nature, power, and the limitations of multivariate statistical techniques.
The course objectives are to provide students with an understanding of the field of strategic management and the strategic management research. To accomplish these goals, the course will cover the fundamental concepts of strategic management, and will examine relevant academic literature. Rather than utilizing traditional case studies, students will form groups and will develop their own strategic case study of an organization.
This seminar explores the interaction of globalization and the organization. It explores three levels of analysis: (1) the broad institutional environment, (2) the organization itself, and (3) human. The emphasis is on developing analytical assessments of drivers and outcomes of globalization. The course objective is to develop a critical appraisal of the causes and effects of globalization, recognizing the complex interaction between different levels of analysis. Develop skills in forming logical, clear and rigorous analysis and research that will further understanding of globalization.
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