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Management Honours

Paper 1: Strategic Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to think strategically and be aware of the importance of ethical principles, values and responsible corporate citizenship. Topics include:

  • Strategy, stakeholders and strategic direction
  • Strategic analysis
  • Strategy development and formulation
  • Strategy implementation

 Paper 2: Financial Management

The aim of the course is to enable students to understand and implement financial management strategies to enhance organisational performance. Topics include:

  • Role of financial managers
  • Agency theory
  • Capital structure and the cost of capital
  • Source of funds
  • Capital budgeting
  • The dividend decision
  • Valuation techniques for equities, rights, debentures and preference shares
  • Working capital management
  • Corporate governance
  • Hedging and risk management
  • Risk and return including portfolio management

 Paper 3 : Human Resource Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to initiate and manage organisational change and development. Topics include:

  • The skills, task and role of an organisational consultant
  • Organisational development (OD)
  • Organisational diagnosis
  • Organisational development interventions
  • Learning Organisations
  • Knowledge and intellectual capital

 Paper 4 : Strategic Marketing

The aim of this course is to enable students to solve strategic marketing problems. Topics include:

  • Marketing decisions and choices
  • Segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Relationship strategies
  • Product innovation and development
  • Branding
  • Services marketing
  • Pricing and distribution
  • Marketing communication
  • E-marketing
  • Implementation and control

 Paper 7 : Research

The aim of the course is to enable students to conduct research independently within a team.  Topics include:

  • Identify a research project
  • Write a research proposal
  • Conduct a literature review
  • Analyse and explain research results in a meaningful manner
  • Write up the research in the form of a 5000 word research paper
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