Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Plan Credits Required 36 Core Requirements 24 Elective Courses 9 Independent Study 3 Category Course Code Course Title Credit Core Elective Non business-graduates may be required to take up to 18 credit hours of Bridging Courses ACCT 6111 Accounting for Managers 3 * POMG 6712 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 3 * MRKT 6631 Marketing Strategy 3 * ECON 6211 Managerial Economics 3 * MNGT 6511 Management of Organizations 3 * FINA 6322 Managerial Finance 3 * INFS 6411 Management Information Systems 3 * Advanced Level Free Elective 3 * Advanced Level Free Elective 3 * Advanced Level Free Elective 3 * To be assigned Independent Study 3 * MNGT 6515 Business Policy and Strategy 3 * Anticipated Bridging Courses: Non business graduates maybe required to take up to 18 credits of Bridging Courses as per the recommendation of the MBA Committee. The Bridging Courses are:- ACCT 5111 Principles of Accounting MNGT 5511 Fundamentals of Management MRKT 5611 Principles of Marketing ECON 5211 Principles of Economics FINA 5311 Principles of Finance POMG5711 Quantitative Methods Research Interests: Accounting: Financial and Management Accounting. Management Accounting Systems, including Planning and Control Systems. Performance Measurement. Accounting Practices. Accounting Standards in GCC countries. Regulatory Mechanisms for Corporate Financial Reporting. International Transfer pricing. Internet Financial Reporting. Micro-Credit System. Corporate Governance. Economics and Finance: Inflation. Economic Growth. Governance. Public Finance. Islamic Economics. Capital Markets. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. Mergers and Acquisitions. Financial Statement Analysis . Privatization. Foreign Direct Banking. Financial and Capital Market Reform. Central banking policies. Banking and Non Banking Financial Institutions. Asset Pricing Models. Economic Development Issues. Industrial Organization and International Trade. Information Technology Diffusion and Economic Development. Capital Outflows in Small Countries. Money and Economic Growth. Entrepreneurial Development. Bank Management. Credit Management. Loan Loss Management. Financial Management. Corporate Governance. Small Enterprise Management. Capital Market Efficiency. GCC Economies. Information Systems: Electronic Commerce. Electronic Business Systems Analysis and Design Business Software Development. Database Design and Development Web Applications Development Decision Support Systems. Wireless and Enterprise Java Technologies. Change Management. Business Process Reengineering. Small Enterprise Development. Management: Arab Management and the Omanization process. Gender issues. Organizational citizenship behavior Management of technology. International and Human Resource Management. Management of diversity and related multicultural (cross cultural) issues. Leadership. Patronage Behavior. Marketing ethics. Perceived risk. Cross-cultural studies. TQM in the Arab World. Country of origin effects on product choice. Operations Management & Business Statistics / Operations Management: Service and Manufacturing Operations. Quality Management. Inventory Management. Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Production Planning. Scheduling and Control. Systems optimization. Performance Evaluation and Analysis. Simulation. Decision Analysis. Environment and Ecosystems Studies. Energy and Transportation Management. Operations Management & Business Statistics / Business Statistics: Multivariate Analysis. Sampling theory. Designing and Analysis of Experiments. Regression and Econometrics Analysis. Models Selection and Testing. Faculty: Unlike Masters programs offered by other SQU colleges the MBA program is a ‘general program’ necessitating the use of existing CCE faculty from all departments, in addition to the need for 2 academic faculty positions in the first year and four academic faculty position in the second year. Further to the above, since the MBA program is a three-year (part time) evening program, the faculty assigned to teach the MBA courses will be assigned upon confirmation of course offerings and available expertise at the time.