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									                                                   DOCTOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)
            Course Code/Title                 Unit                              Synopsis                                        Name of Lecturer
AGW 721/3                                      3     Provide exposure to varying research paradigms in accounting,       Name:Dr. Siti Nabiha
                                                     including the positivistic, interpretive & critical perspectives.
Seminar in Management Control and                    Topics cover stock market, financial information valuation,         Email:nabiha@usm.my
Decision Making.                                     accounting theory, equity valuation, contracting, auditing, &
                                                     corporate governance. Introduce the application of theories in
                                                     earnings management, accounting policy, audit, management
                                                     accounting & control, CSR, & Islamic accounting.

AGW 722/3                                      3     Provide exposure to the theories, practices, and research in        Name: Dr. Aizzat
                                                     Human Capital Transformation (HCT). At the end of this
Seminar in Human Capital Transformation              course, candidates will be aware of the impact of varying HRM       Email:aizzat@usm.my
                                                     practices on the behaviour of individuals, groups and
                                                     organizations.

AGW 723/3                                      3     Provide a broad understanding of financial issues affecting the     Name: Prof. Ruhani
                                                     firm within the capital market. The seminar introduces major
Seminar in Financial Decision Making                 theoretical development and financial management practices          Email:ruhani@usm.my
                                                     that would provide a basis for further reading and in depth
                                                     analysis within different environmental setting.

AGW 724/3                                      3     To stress on the strategic importance of managing technology        Name:Dr. Noornina
                                                     in creating competitive firms; managing global corporations;
Seminar in Managing Technology and                                                                                       Email:nina@usm.my
                                                     and providing useful products and services to customers.
Decision Making
                                                     To focus on the management of decision making in the
                                                     following aspects: what it is; what tools, techniques, and
                                                     models are used; how it affects organizations and their
                                                     employees; and how it can make businesses more competitive
                                                     and efficient.

AGW 725/3                                      3     Intensive study of issues in marketing & IB; and exposure to        Name:Prof. Osman
                                                     varying issues on the philosophy of marketing & IB concepts,
Seminar in Marketing and Global Business             theories, and practices.                                            Email:osman@usm.my


AGW 726/3                                      3     Focus on management strategy via research, theories, latest         Name:Dr. Suhaimi
                                                     models, and current issues.
Seminar in Trend and Foresights in Business                                                                              Email:sshahnon@usm.my
Strategy
                                            MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
            Course Code/Title             Unit                               Synopsis                                         Name of Lecturer
AGW 609/3                                  3     Provides a complete, review of essential HRM concepts and             Name: Dr Azura
                                                 techniques. The primary objective is learning "how to learn
Management and Organizational Behaviour          from experience." Note: You must complete ADW 613 before              Email: azura@usm.my
                                                 enrolling in this course.

AGW 610/3                                  3     Provide an understanding of the accounting concepts in the            Name: Dr Sofri
                                                 interpretation of accounting reports and financial statements.
Finance & Accounting for Management              Managers should recognise their information requirements on           Email: sofri@usm.my
                                                 which relevant decisions are based; include financial decisions
                                                 such as capital investment. This course includes both financial
                                                 and management accounting information.

AGW 612/3                                  3     Provides issues in attaining corporate advantage through the          Name: Dr Motaghi
                                                 formulation and implementation of Strategic Positions,
Corporate Strategy                               Strategic Choices, and Strategic Actions; whilst focussed on          Email: motaghi@usm.my
                                                 the corporate environment, capability, purpose (directions),
                                                 culture, processes, resources, change management, etc.

AGW 614/3                                  3     Reintroduce the principles of microeconomics & demonstrate            Name: Prof. Lai
                                                 how these economics theory can improve decision making.
Managerial Economics                             Further, introduces basic concept of managerial economics             Email: ywlai@usm.my
                                                 and using these principles to analyze managerial decisions.

AGW 615/3                                  3     Exposure to statistical techniques for business decisions and         Name: Dr K. Jeyaratnam
                                                 business research. In particular, to use and interpret data for
Advanced Business Statistics                     decision making; to enhance skills in statistical techniques for      Email: dr_kjraman@usm.my
                                                 business research. The emphasis is on the identification of the
                                                 right techniques for different situations and the interpretation of
                                                 statistical software (SPSS) outputs in drawing inferences and
                                                 conclusions.

AGW 616/3                                  3     To stress the role of information and knowledge in business           Name: Dr Noornina
                                                 organisations; introduce the basic foundation of Management
Management Information Systems                   Information Systems and how it affects business organizations;        Email: nina@usm.my
                                                 and discuss why information systems are necessary to create
                                                 competitive and efficient business organisations.

AGW 617/3                                  3     To understand the theories behind the operations strategies           Name: Dr Ellisha
                                                 (OS) which we always experience in the world around us.
Operations Strategy                                                                                                    Email: ellisha@usm.my
AGW 618/3                                   3   The role of marketing management is to enhance business           Name: Dr Nabsiah
                                                performance by applying market driven strategies. Understand
Marketing Management                            the importance of delivering customer satisfaction; responding    Email: nabsiah@usm.my
                                                to market diversity; managing the new product development,
                                                real-time marketing, and one-to-one marketing; recognizing
                                                environmental challenges require marketing management to
                                                be effective in acquiring & maintaining competitive advantage.

AGW 619/3                                   3   Provide an overview of the basic concepts and principles of       Name: Prof. Ruhani
                                                financial management for effective financial decision making
Corporate Finance                               and its impact on the firm; an exposure to the issues of timing   Email: ruhani@usm.my
                                                and uncertainty in the problem of asset valuation; and an
                                                overview of the financial analysis models used for determining
                                                appropriate sources of capital and the effective use of long-
                                                term assets.

AGW 624/3                                   3   Provide opportunities for students to understand the various      Name: Dr Azlan
                                                view point to connect business with issues of sustainability.
Business Issues & Sustainable Development       Exposure also on how business can exist in harmony with the       Email: azlan_amran@usm.my
                                                environment, stakeholders and the community. Explain current
                                                issues connected to business and sustainable examples,
                                                corporate accountability, corporate reputation and involvement
                                                of stakeholders engagement in business.
                                            MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
            Course Code/Title             Unit                               Synopsis                                         Name of Lecturer
ADW 609/3                                  3     Provides a complete, review of essential HRM concepts and             Name: Dr Azura
                                                 techniques. The primary objective is learning "how to learn
Management and Organizational Behaviour          from experience." Note: You must complete ADW 613 before              Email: azura@usm.my
                                                 enrolling in this course.

ADW 610/3                                  3     Provide an understanding of the accounting concepts in the            Name: Dr Sofri
                                                 interpretation of accounting reports and financial statements.
Finance & Accounting for Management              Managers should recognise their information requirements on           Email: sofri@usm.my
                                                 which relevant decisions are based; include financial decisions
                                                 such as capital investment. This course includes both financial
                                                 and management accounting information.

ADW 612/3                                  3     Provides issues in attaining corporate advantage through the          Name: Dr Motaghi
                                                 formulation and implementation of Strategic Positions,
Corporate Strategy                               Strategic Choices, and Strategic Actions; whilst focussed on          Email: motaghi@usm.my
                                                 the corporate environment, capability, purpose (directions),
                                                 culture, processes, resources, change management, etc.

ADW 614/3                                  3     Reintroduce the principles of microeconomics & demonstrate            Name: Prof. Lai
                                                 how these economics theory can improve decision making.
Managerial Economics                             Further, introduces basic concept of managerial economics             Email: ywlai@usm.my
                                                 and using these principles to analyze managerial decisions.

ADW 615/3                                  3     Exposure to statistical techniques for business decisions and         Name: Dr K. Jeyaratnam
                                                 business research. In particular, to use and interpret data for
Advanced Business Statistics                     decision making; to enhance skills in statistical techniques for      Email: dr_kjraman@usm.my
                                                 business research. The emphasis is on the identification of the
                                                 right techniques for different situations and the interpretation of
                                                 statistical software (SPSS) outputs in drawing inferences and
                                                 conclusions.

ADW 616/3                                  3     To stress the role of information and knowledge in business           Name: Dr Noornina
                                                 organisations; introduce the basic foundation of Management
Management Information Systems                   Information Systems and how it affects business organizations;        Email: nina@usm.my
                                                 and discuss why information systems are necessary to create
                                                 competitive and efficient business organisations.

ADW 617/3                                  3     To understand the theories behind the operations strategies           Name: Dr Ellisha
                                                 (OS) which we always experience in the world around us.
Operations Strategy                                                                                                    Email: ellisha@usm.my
ADW 618/3                                   3   The role of marketing management is to enhance business           Name: Dr Nabsiah
                                                performance by applying market driven strategies. Understand
Marketing Management                            the importance of delivering customer satisfaction; responding    Email: nabsiah@usm.my
                                                to market diversity; managing the new product development,
                                                real-time marketing, and one-to-one marketing; recognizing
                                                environmental challenges require marketing management to
                                                be effective in acquiring & maintaining competitive advantage.

ADW 619/3                                   3   Provide an overview of the basic concepts and principles of       Name: Prof. Ruhani
                                                financial management for effective financial decision making
Corporate Finance                               and its impact on the firm; an exposure to the issues of timing   Email: ruhani@usm.my
                                                and uncertainty in the problem of asset valuation; and an
                                                overview of the financial analysis models used for determining
                                                appropriate sources of capital and the effective use of long-
                                                term assets.

ADW 624/3                                   3   Provide opportunities for students to understand the various      Name: Dr Azlan
                                                view point to connect business with issues of sustainability.
Business Issues & Sustainable Development       Exposure also on how business can exist in harmony with the       Email: azlan_amran@usm.my
                                                environment, stakeholders and the community. Explain current
                                                issues connected to business and sustainable examples,
                                                corporate accountability, corporate reputation and involvement
                                                of stakeholders engagement in business.
                                     MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS)
         Course Code/Title           Unit                                  Synopsis                                             Name of Lecturer
AGU 615/3                              3    Cover concepts and mechanics of international money and capital              Name: Dr. Joriah
                                            markets. Include exchange rate dynamics and forecasting, discussion
International Financial Management          of exchange rate risk & exposure management, sources of International        Email:joriah@usm.my
                                            Finance and international capital budgeting techniques. Further, include
                                            an assessment of the implications of taxation in international business
                                            decision making, and foreign investment and exchange controls

AGW 626/3                              3    Emphasizes on trade theories and policies. Questions such as causes          Name:Dr. Hassan Ali
                                            of trade, benefits from and its distribution, causes and instruments of
International Trade                         protection and its costs instruments have to be considered. Economic         Email:hasanali@usm.my
                                            implications as a result of increase mobility of labour and capital are
                                            also being explored. With reference to the classical trade model, it was
                                            found out that the implications for trade and welfare to increase scale of
                                            return and competition is far from perfect. Existence of „benefits from
                                            protection‟ is analysed through political economic reasoning. Emphasis
                                            is also given to the form of institutional world trade with discussion on
                                            the evolution of WTO. Candidates should have the basic knowledge of
                                            algebra, graphical technique and economy.

AGW 664/3                              3    Build on the essence of the planning, implementing and controlling the       Name:Dr. Suhaiza
                                            operations of the supply chain - the integration of supply and demand
Global Supply Chain Management                                                                                           Email:shmz@usm.my
                                            management within and across business organizations. Nevertheless,
                                            this course will contextualize local and national orientations of an
                                            organization within a globalize business environment. Hence, this
                                            course will not only analyse issues related to coordination & integration
                                            of processes, internal and external to an organization, but also analyse
                                            the impact of globalization and current business developments on the
                                            transformation taking place in the management of a supply chain,
                                            especially, its impact on the various network of stakeholders including
                                            designers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and vice versa.

AGU 644/3                              3    Optional course for majoring in International Business. Creating and         Name:Prof. Osman
                                            growing a new venture inside or outside the corporation is a task that
International Marketing                                                                                                  Email:osman@usm.my
                                            few individuals are able to accomplish, even though many profess the
                                            desire. The process of transforming creative idea into commercially
                                            viable businesses is a major challenge for those who want to succeed
                                            in business. In the process, managers & individuals in the organizations
                                            learn the trade of entrepreneurship and become entrepreneurs. This
                                            course is based on an understanding of all the functional areas of
                                            business and applies the tools and analytical techniques of these
                                            functional areas to the new venture creation process in a local and
                                            international setting.
                                      MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT)
         Course Code/Title              Unit                                      Synopsis                                               Name of Lecturer
AGU 655/3                               3      Examine how values and principle shape the conduct of business in the               Name: Dr Ishak
                                               development of our societies. Hence, it will focus on what businesses and
Managerial Ethics                              professionals ought to engage in or not engage in rather than about how             Email:iishak@usm.my
                                               to stay out of jail.

AGW 631/3                                3     Introduces the theory, principles, & practices of sustainability via a variety of   Name:Dr. Azlan amran
                                               topical concerns and academic fields. Some of the pertinent questions to
Sustainability Concept and Issues              be addressed are: Is the earth headed for ecological collapse, and if so,           Email:azlan_amran@usm.my
                                               what can be done to avert catastrophe? How can humanity‟s growing
                                               needs be met without mortgaging the future? Are there economically viable
                                               ways to ensure an equitable and prosperous life for the citizens of the
                                               planet? Is a sustainable world primarily to be achieved through green
                                               design & technology, or by changing consciousness and behaviour? What
                                               are the characteristics of sustainable lives & businesses, and what practical
                                               means are at our disposal to achieve these goals?

AGW 664/3                                3     Focuses on two main areas under natural resource and environmental                  Name:Prof. Lai Yew Wah
                                               management: natural resource planning and policy and natural resource
Natural Resources & Environmental              economics. Provide “hands on” flavor and relate issues with theoretical             Email:ywlai@usm.my
Management                                     tools by understanding & experiencing natural resource degradation and
                                               conservation via case study of the mangrove forests around Penang.

AGW 633/3                                3     Provide main principles, tools & techniques for assessment of organisations         Name:Dr. Ellisha
                                               oriented towards sustainable development and sustainability. Stress on
Green Business and Performance                 importance of developing sustainability based KPIs - towards the triple             Email:ellisha@usm.my
Assessment                                     bottom line perspective and stakeholder perspectives in mind. Hence, the
                                               multi-layered greening perspectives surrounding businesses drives the
                                               development of the sustainability indicators and performance assessment.

AGW 634/3                                3     Provide different views & models of CSR; and how to integrate & internalize         Name:Dr. Azlan Amran
                                               CSR principles to the organization and business operation; as well as the
Corporate Social Responsibility and            theory and different model social enterprises.                                      Email: azlan_amran@usm.my
Social enterprise
                          MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SERVICE SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING)
         Course Code/Title          Unit                                    Synopsis                                             Name of Lecturer
AGW 651/3                            3     The economy and economies of all developing nations are made                    Name:Dr. Tan Cheng Ling
                                           primarily of service jobs (and the gross domestic product com es primarily
Service Management                         from service. Experts suggest that these numbers will only increase over        Email:
                                           time. Course provides exposure to the general concept of service; what          chengling.tan@gmail.com
                                           service is, why it is different from other sectors and other jobs, and why it
                                           is important; and problems in service such as measuring performance,
                                           increasing quality, and creating innovation.

AGW 652/3                            3     Introduction to the concept of accounting for services in a service-            Name:Dr. Effiezal
                                           oriented organization. Basically, the course stresses on the strategic role
Accounting for Services                    of accounting for services and the need for acquiring, processing, and          Email:effiezal@usm.my
                                           storing the right data and information to enable an organization to be
                                           globally competitive, efficient, and meeting customer needs.

AGW 653/3                            3     Understanding of financial and economic theory is important in analyzing        Name:Dr. Hassan Ali
                                           contemporary economic problems, including the Asian financial crisis, the
Financial Issues in the Modern             stagnation of wages in the United States, the monetary union in Europe,         Email:hasanali@usm.my
Economy                                    and the proposed economic integration between ASEAN countries by
                                           year 2012. Other topics include migration and urbanization, trade and
                                           investment, patterns of the world division of labor, the economics of race
                                           and gender, globalization of capital, changing role of the modern state,
                                           financial instability, technological change, and business organization.

AGW 654/3                            3     Provide understanding of the strategies in the operational and business         Name: Dr Noornina
                                           processes by mapping current processes against customer expectations
Service System Process                     and eliminating non-value add steps. Introduces management & business           Email: nina@usm.my
Development                                metrics to allow managers to analyze processes through measurement
                                           techniques; including BI tools to refine customer service functions so as
                                           to increase customer satisfaction, retention and revenue enhancement
                                           opportunities. Introduce business process alignment, steps to accomplish
                                           a customer-perspective inward strategy using multi-disciplined approach
                                           that identifies customer needs, enhance loyalty while creating successful
                                           service models and improved financial performance for the organization.

AGW 655/3                            3     Focus on challenges facing today‟s organization from the perspective of         Name:Dr.Zainal Ariffin
                                           attracting, developing & retaining talents, in order to ensure sustainability
Intellectual Capital Development                                                                                           Email:drzaba2001@yahoo.com
                                           and growth. Issues such as: Strategic HRM, Leading the R&D team,
                                           Developing leaders for the future, Managing Diversity and Globalization,
                                           and Creating and Managing Organizational Culture.

AGW 656/3                            3     Introduction to the synthesis of managing technology, innovation, and           Name: Dr Noornina
                                           decision making in a service-oriented organization. Basically, the course
Technology Management &                   stresses on the strategic role of managing technology and innovation in         Email: nina@usm.my
Innovation                                creating an organization that utilizes the best decision making tools,
                                          techniques, and models in order to be globally competitive, efficient, and
                                          meeting customer needs and requirements.

AGW 657/3                             3   Effective service quality and productivity management should provide a          Name:Dr. Suhaiza
                                          robust service schedule that gets work completed on time without
Service Quality & Productivity            requiring frequent rescheduling of resources/work centers. Course               Email:shmz@usm.my
                                          provides the conceptual methods to continuous Quality improvements
                                          and Productivity management for service organizations; understand
                                          Quality and Productivity management in global context; and applications
                                          of software on productivity and quality as the basic sources for solving
                                          day-to-day managerial issues.

AGW 658/3                             3   Build on the essence of planning, implementing & controlling operations         Name:Dr. Suhaiza
                                          of the supply chain, integration of supply and demand management within
Logistics & Distribution Management       and across service organizations. Course contextualizes local and global        Email:shmz@usm.my
                                          orientations of an organization within a business environment; analyzes
                                          issues related to coordination and integration of processes, internal and
                                          external to an organization; analyzes impact of globalization and current
                                          business developments on the transformation in the management of a
                                          supply chain, especially, in relation to its impact on the various network of
                                          stakeholders including designers, manufacturers, distributors, & retailers.

AGW 659/3                             3   Repair relationship between customer & organization. CRM software               Name:Dr Ishak
                                          supports process, and storage of existing and potential customer data.
Customer Relationship Management          Information is centralised and retrievable by all departments.                  Email:iishak@usm.my


AGW 660/3                             3   Introduction to the concept of BI in a service-oriented organization.           Name: Dr Noornina
                                          Basically, the course stresses on the strategic role of BI and the need for
Business Intelligence for Service         acquiring, processing, and storing the right data and information to enable     Email: nina@usm.my
Excellence                                an organization to be globally competitive, efficient, & meeting customer
                                          needs.

AGW 661/3                             3   Service design depends on individual and cultural differences. Managers         Name:Dr. Azlan Amran
                                          need to address the balance of social, environment, technical & economic
Corporate Responsibility                  requirements of customer segments. Sustainability concerns, such as             Email:azlan_amran@usm.my
                                          better quality of life, the need for CO2 reduction, increasingly affect the
                                          design and provisioning of service. Service innovation increasingly must
                                          achieve high-productivity and high-quality service within sustainability
                                          targets. Regulatory compliance issues will drive both legal and new
                                          sensor based monitoring service activities.

AGW 662/3                             3   Introduce the central strategic challenges facing CEOs in multi-business        Name:Dr. Suhaimi Shahnon
                                          firms. Course examines how companies generate and preserve corporate
Strategic Management                      advantage, and the factors that affect firm's choice of scope, organization,    Email:sshahnon@usm.my
                                      and ownership. Course incorporates various theoretical perspectives, yet
                                      is designed to focus on the essential issues and problems of corporate
                                      strategy as experienced by managers.

AGW 663/3                        3    Multi-disciplinary approach to organizational leadership. Course draws       Name:Tn. Hj Noor Nasir
                                      heavily on the arts and literature to uncover important lessons for
Leadership for Transformation         leadership in today‟s modern organizations. Issues such as: The roles of     Email:nnasir@usm.my
                                      vertical and shared leadership; leading the hot groups (scientists and
                                      engineers); the role of perceptions; the role of power; the importance of
                                      culture; the importance of socialization; the importance of managing
                                      conflict; and the importance of managing change will be discussed. Most
                                      sessions will be comprised of reviewing and discussing the leadership
                                      lessons derived from four components: (1) A film that will be viewed prior
                                      to the class session; (2) A couple of professional articles or book
                                      chapters; (3) A couple of short stories; and (4) Artistic works.




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