Fall Semester Coursework
English for Professional Purposes meets twenty hours per week- two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon- for sixteen weeks. This course is divided into three modules: a ten-hour per week module in Reading, Writing, and Research, a six-hour per week module in Advanced Communication Skills and a four-hour per week Advanced Elective.
Instruction focuses on: listening and speaking effectively and accurately at conferences, meetings, and other work settings; making oral presentations to professional groups; writing formal reports, letters and memos; and gathering and utilizing information about specialized fields through reading, interviews, observations and fieldwork. Recent elective topics have included “Finding Work in the International Job Market,” “Case Studies,” and “International Negotiations.”
Principles of Management: In this course, students will study and analyze the management process, particularly the area of strategic human resource management. Covering topics such as strategic and tactical organizational planning, the emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed for managing organizations.
Principles of Marketing: The purpose of this course is to look at marketing as a broad concept, beyond the functions of selling and advertising. Marketing applications not only for goods, but also for areas such as services, people, and ideas will be covered. Special attention will be given to social and ethical issues.
Spring Semester Coursework
English for Specific Business Purposes will meet an average of eighteen hours per week for sixteen weeks. The first module of this course, Business Reading and Responses, assists students in addressing the demanding reading, writing and oral English skills needed for the second semester business courses and for future business studies or work. Students build on skills learned during the fall by reading and discussing popular business publications including best sellers and journals such as The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and Economist. In the second module, Communications Seminar students practice discussion strategies, professional language and oral presentations. Students will speak about topics from the business courses to enhance their ability to express ideas clearly to a professional audience. The third module, offered during the first eight weeks, is an Advanced Elective focusing on a business related topic.
Business Accounting: This course concentrates on the basic concepts of financial accounting. Also covered are concepts such as the interpretation of financial statements, the computation of basic cost and financial relationships for external reporting, statements of cash flows and assets/liabilities.
Business Financial Management: Four broad areas are covered in this survey of financial management in the corporate setting: time value of money, investing, long-term investment decisions and long-term financing decisions. This course also introduces principles of financial decision-making and tools of financial management
Business Policy and Strategic Management: Building on the previous program courses, this course is a capstone seminar in general management. The course develops a well-designed approach to solving technical, economic and human problems of management by addressing business problems and formulating strategies and policies for decision-making