8 MAJOR COURSES
|1. Communication Theory||4. Managerial Economics||7. People Management|
|2. Quantitative Methods||5. Financial Management for Communication||8. Graduation Project|
|3. Business Research Methods||6. Operations Management|
1. Communication Theory
The 20th century has been the century of massive communication systems. Cinema, radio, television and now the internet have fundamentally transformed the way in which human societies communicate. However, media is routinely treated as something non-serious or simply ‘entertainment’ or at worst, devious. These positions need to be examined more critically. To understand the way the world works today, it is very crucial to undertake a deeper study of the structures, paradigms and institutions of communication.
The course aims to explain the development of media theories and how they link with historically important social and political events/issues. It seeks to acquaint students with the nature of communication processes; to develop a critical understanding of the strengths and limitations of basic theories of mass communication and the ability to apply those theories in research and everyday lives.
2. Quantitative Methods
Modern management is increasingly adopting quantitative methods in making strategic decisions. Though the uncertainty in business environment is increasing, the available data for making decision is also increasing at an extremely high rate. Managers are required to collect, analyze and interpret mathematical output for making decisions. The course has been designed to develop familiarity with application of statistical methods in managerial problem solving and decision-making.
3. Business Research Methods
The objective of the course is to enable students to understand the role and importance of research in improving managerial decisions when faced with uncertainty. Statistical methods are applied in all functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. The issue facing managers is not a shortage of information but how to use the available information to make better decisions. Statistical thinking includes the recognition that data are inherently variable and that the identification measurement, control, and reduction of variation provide opportunities for quality improvement.
4. Managerial Economics
This course provides a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision-making. The course provides students with a broad overview of both micro and macroeconomics and thus equips them with the knowledge, tools and techniques to make effective economic decisions under different business environments.
5. Financial Management for Communication
The main goal of this course is to develop a foundation of financial management concepts.
It helps the student in understanding the framework of accounting and the process of preparation of financial statements. It helps the participants to analyse the company's financial statements and make relevant decisions. The course will enable to understand how corporations make important investment and financing decisions, and how they establish working capital policies
This course is aimed at providing a brief history of Finance, a framework of understanding financial markets, architecture and systems. The course lays a foundation for more complex financial topics that will come up in elective courses. It seeks to provide students approaches in Financial Analysis, the Finance function and its interrelatedness with other areas of Business.
6. Operations Management
The aim of this course is to inculcate key concepts, basic issues, capabilities, limitations, and tools/technologies related to the operations function. The course helps students understand and appreciate the role of operations in the firm’s overall strategy and its interdependence with the other firm functions and learn the key concepts, basic issues, capabilities, limitations, and tools/technologies related to the operations function in manufacturing and services firms.It also helps them develop analytical and problem solving skills specific to operations area.
7. People Management
This course is an introduction to organizational behaviour and human resource management for undergraduates. It discusses behaviour in organizations at individual, group and organizational levels and the practices and tools for managing human resources effectively. It enables students to understand the underlying aspects that drive behaviour in organizations and what tools and practices can be employed to direct individual actions towards organizational objectives.
8. Graduation Project
To be added soon