The development of a working knowledge of basic tools that will guide the student in the acquisition of sound financial planning discipline at the individual level, including:
1.) A working knowledge of the impact of compounding on investment returns, as well as other applications where time value of money principles play a key role;
2.) An analysis of various investment alternatives and vehicles, and risks typically associated therewith;
3.) An analysis of mechanisms useful for the protection of wealth through the use of insurance and other risk management and risk transfer techniques;
4.) The obtaining of a comfort level with information presented in financial periodicals, especially as relates to current events taking place during the semester;
5.) The professional presentation of the results of financial planning research and recommendations regarding alternatives.
New products and services are the “lifeblood” of new and established firms. Senior executives consistently rank “product development and innovation” as the most important and challenging activity. But it's not easy: more than 60% of all new product innovation failed.

The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with both the process and challenges associated with "innovation". Students will explore how entrepreneurs and businessperson identify and analyze the commercial feasibility of creative ideas, turn them into products and services, and take these products and services to market.

Successful students completing the course will be equipped to turn great ideas into great products and services (or manage and consult for people who are trying to do it):
with high productivity
with the right innovation system
while managing creative and knowledge workers
and how to (hopefully) avoid expensive disasters!
Accounting is the language of business. Learning this language is essential for anyone who must make decisions based on financial information. In this course, students will develop the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures and will learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.



The course focuses on understanding how economic events such as operating activities,
corporate investments, and financing transactions are recorded in the three main financial statements (i.e., the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows).



After studying this course, students will learn how to (1) record, classify, and summarize the economic events of an organization and (2) analyze and interpret financial statements.



Key topics include:

Introduction and Balance Sheet

Accrual Accounting and the Income Statement

Cash flows

Ratio analysis
This course aims to focus on global business level marketing strategy, specifically, an examination of the global marketing-related issues and solutions to problems arising from the need to market products or services in a competitive international business environments. Many cases will be discussed throughout the course to understand the difference aspects and topics related to marketing in international context.

Managerial economics has been widely applied to decision making in business and the government as well. The goal of this course is to showcase the extent to which managerial economics can provide managers in both public and private sectors the tools to make optimal decisions in pricing, forecasting, and production. The course is designed to equip students the skill of applying the theory in the real world business. The topics covered in this semester include demand analysis, the cost of firms, and market structure.
In comparison to relatively homogeneous domestic market, multinational firms compete in a rather complex environment shaped by various elements such as economy, policy, culture and consumer preference. Therefore, the aim of this class is to understand the international environment within which multinational firms operate and corresponding strategies with regard to managing internationalization process. Accordingly, this class is also designed to enhance students' ability of analyzing international business environment.
The goal is to invite speakers from business and academics to share new developments in research, industires, and business ethics. Students can therefore form their research interests that lead to their academic theses and prepare themselves for the upcoming challange in the job market. In addition, one or two visits to local business will be arranged.
The goal is to invite speakers from business and academics to share new developments in research, industires, and business ethics. Students can therefore form their research interests that lead to their academic theses and prepare themselves for the upcoming challange in the job market. In addition, one or two visits to local business will be arranged.