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MBA Core Courses

*These courses are required from 2017 onward.

All courses are 3.0 credit hours (full courses) unless shown otherwise.

DECS D20   – Management Analysis (1.5)
This 1.5 credit (half-course) is designed to make sure that all participants have a basic understanding of the quantitative tools and concepts that they will need in subsequent courses. For many this is a refresher course to remind you of previous study.

MORS D30 – Leadership in Organizations
This mandatory pre-program course provides students with the social science tools needed to solve organizational problems and influence the actions of individuals, groups and organizations. It prepares managers to understand how to best organize and motivate the human capital of the firm, manage social networks and alliances, and execute strategic change through knowledge of competitive decision making, reward system design, team building, strategic negotiation, political dynamics, corporate culture and strategic organizational design.

ACCT D30 – Accounting for Decision Making
This course is designed to acquaint students with the process used to construct financial reports of organizations. The objective is to understand the decisions that must be made in the financial reporting process and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the breadth of accounting measurement practices and on being able to make the adjustments necessary for careful analysis. The course highlights the linkages between accounting information and management planning, decision making and control.

MGMT D95  – Sustainability and Ethics in Management (1.5)
This 1.5 credit (half-course) reflects global business interest in a new strategic paradigm, often called ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ or stakeholder management. The concern for how sustainable business value is created through engagement with customers, employees, owners and investors, suppliers, communities and the environment has gathered momentum since the collapse of credit markets in 2008.
In Thailand, a Buddhist understanding of reasonableness, moderation, and risk-management provides enlightened guidance for sustainability management. By imbuing an understanding of strategic sustainability, this course is designed to equip future business leaders with tools, best practices and ideas on doing well for society as well as for sustainable profits of the enterprise.

MGMT D31 – Business Strategy
Strategy is the set of objectives, policies and resource commitments that collectively determine how a business positions itself to create wealth for its owners. This course introduces students to principles and a conceptual framework for evaluating and formulating business strategy. Topics covered in the course include the boundaries of the firm, the analysis of industry economics, strategic positioning and competitive advantage, and the role of resources and capabilities in shaping and sustaining competitive advantages.

FINC D30 – Finance 1
This course studies the effects of time and uncertainty on decision making. Topics include basic discounting techniques, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting under certainty and uncertainty, asset pricing models and efficient markets.

MKTG D30 – Marketing Management
This course takes an analytical approach to the study of the marketing problems of business firms and other types of organizations. Attention focuses on the influence of the marketplace and the marketing environment on marketing decision-making; the determination of the organization’s products, prices, channels, and communication strategies; and the organization’s system for planning and controlling its marketing effort.

MECN D30 – Microeconomic Analysis
Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures, pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used for an understanding of the economic tools and their potential use in solving real-world problems.

OPNS D30 – Operations Management
This course aims to provide students with a framework for understanding how to gain an operational competitive advantage by establishing a link between business strategy, operational capabilities and operations structure. A process view of operations is developed during the course and used to analyze key operational decisions in the management of capacity, cycle time, supply chain and quality. The course also covers developments such as lean operations, time-based competition and business process reengineering.

DECS D34 – Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
Topics included in this course are two population hypothesis testing, correlation, simple and multiple regression analysis, and qualitative variables. Extensive use of statistical analysis software is required. Applications of the material as well as several case studies will be covered.