MBA in International Business

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies

Program Description

MBA in International Business

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies

Globalization has created great challenges to companies and government organizations around the world. Managers have to deal with diversity, integrating technologies, international marketing and sales compaigns, among others, in a rapidly changing global environment and economy. The purpose of the MBA in International Business is to provide a deep understanding of global issues faced by different types of organizations, and enable participants to get a strong command of core business skills. For this purpose, International Business at AJOU GSIS provides prospective students with a broad analytical perspective and a theoretical and practical background in international business and the market through required and elective courses, being responsive to the international challenges faced by today's organizations. Students who wish to pursue careers internationally oriented in both private and public sectors that have to deal with international business and management are encouraged to study the International Business MBA at AJOU GSIS.

Required courses

Statistics (Pre-requisite)

The main objective of this course is to equip students with the ability to correctly interpret statistical results. Special focus is placed on how to differentiate sound analyses from those that are not. This is critical in today's world where quantitative analysis is heavily used (or misused) in public policy and management debates. The course is composed of two parts. In the first part, students will learn basic statistics. Specifically, students will be exposed to the concepts of statistical inference, probability, probability distribution, sampling distribution, estimation, and hypothesis testing. In the second part, students will learn basic econometrics. Having mastered simple regression, students will also learn the basics of multiple regression analysis.

Economic Analysis and Public Policy Economics consists of Microeconomics (Economic Analysis I) and Macroeconomics (Economic Analysis II). In this course, you will learn the basic concepts and principles of Microeconomic Analysis. This course deals with the workings and implications of individual elements such as consumers, producers and individual product and factor markets. This course provides the basis for understanding the workings of the modern capitalistic market economy, its welfare implications and the role of government. Particularly, monopoly regulation and income distribution policy are discussed.

Priniciples of Accounting

In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of accounting which would be essential in order to understand corporate finance, investment, marketing, production, organization behavior, and corporate strategy as well as other of financial transactions on the firm as well as its related interested parties.

Marketing Management

Examination of the marketing system, its relations with the socioeconomic system, and the influences of each upon the other. Study of evolution and present structure of marketing institutions and processes. Consideration of customer attributes and behavioral characteristics, and how a marketing manager responds to these in the design of marketing strategies, using research, product development, pricing, distribution structure and promotion.

Financial Management

This course teaches the fundamentals of Financial Management. It includes the fundamentals of corporate finance (the valuation of assets, the measurement of cash flows, time value of money, the concept of risk and its measurement, risk-return trade-off, the basics of the cost of capital), investment, and capital market.

Organizational Behavior

This course emphasizes an empirical approach to the study of individual and group behavior within the context of the organization and as affected by a wide array of emerging organizational realities. It provides current and emerging theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as individual differences (personality), OB research methods, motivation, job satisfaction, stress, leadership, managerial decision-making, and group processes. The major objective of this course is to understand basic organizational behavior concepts and research, models, and moving from individual behavior to the group and to the organization as a whole.

International Business

This course focuses on managerial issues that arise in international operations because of complex and diverse contextual differences in cultures, government institutions, competition, risks, and costs of operations in different national environments. Students are provided with tools for analysis of global organization, coordination, and control of the multinational enterprise; business interactions with governments; entry into foreign markets and operations; and global competitive strategies. Most importantly, I want you to use this course to learn to think, to question, and to reason out international business problems.

Operations Management

Business process transforms inputs into outputs, either physical goods or services, to satisfy customer needs. This transformation involves a flow of materials and information through a network of various activities including storage buffers. This course covers tools and methods to manage the business processes, which include both long-term strategic planning and short-term adaptive control. Specifically, we will discuss (1) basic concepts of business processes and management strategy, (2) key process measures and their relationships, (3) the effect of uncertainty in flows on the process performance, and (4) synchronization of flows of materials and information.

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Last updated January 6, 2016
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4 semesters
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South Korea Suwon
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