List of Major Area Courses

S/N

Course No.

Course Title

Multim. lec. hrs

Tut.hrs

Cr.hrs

1.

BUMA  101

Introduction to Management

3

-

3

2

BUMA  121

Mathematics for Management

3

2

3

3

BUMA  102

Business Communication Skill

3

-

2

4

BUMA  112

Introduction to Computer

3

-

3

5

BUMA  122

Managerial Statistics

3

2

3

6

BUMA  201

Principles of Marketing

3

-

3

7

BUMA  211

Human Resources Management

3

-

3

8

BUMA  221

Organizational Behavior

3

-

3

9

BUMA  231

Business Law

3

-

3

10

BUMA  241

Materials Management

3

-

3

11

BUMA  202

International Marketing

3

-

3

12

BUMA  212

Management Information Systems

3

2

3

13

BUMA  262

Research Methods

3

-

3

14

BUMA 232

Risk Management and Insurance

3

-

3

15

BUMA  301

Money, Banking and Finance

3

-

3

16

BUMA  311

Development Economics

3

-

3

17

BUMA  321

Operations Research

3

2

3

18

BUMA  331

Systems Analysis and Design

3

-

3

19

BUMA  302

Student Research Project I

3

-

3

20

BUMA  312

Entrepreneurship

3

-

3

21

BUMA  322

Operations Management

4

-

4

22

BUMA  332

Business Policy and Strategic Management

3

-

3

23

BUMA 222

Investment Management

2

-

2

24

BUMA 347

Logistics and Channel Management

   

3

 

-

3

Total

69

8

69

List of Related Courses

  

S/N

Course No.

Course Title

Multim. lec. hrs

Tut. hrs

Cr. hrs

1

ACCT 101

Principles of Accounting I

3

-

3

2

ACCT 102

Principles of Accounting II

3

-

3

3

ACCT 211

Cost and Management Accounting I

3

-

3

4

ACCT 212

Cost and Management Accounting II

3

-

3

5

ACCT 201

Financial Accounting I

4

 

4

6

ACCT 231

Financial Management

3

-

3

7

ACCT 242

Project Analysis and Management

3

-

3

8

ECON 151

Micro Economics

3

-

3

9

ECON 152

Macro Economics

3

-

3

10

PSYC  201

General Psychology

3

-

3

11

ECON: 291

Development Economics

2

 

2

Total

33

-

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of General Courses

S/N

Course Number

Course Title

Multim. lec. hrs

Tut. hrs

Cr. Hrs

1

FLEN 101

Sophomore English

3

-

3

2

CVET 101

Civics and Ethical Education

3

-

3

Total

6

-

6


Descriptions of Major Area Courses

COURSE TITLE:            INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 101

Course Description

The course introduce concepts, principles, and applications of management; its historical development; universality of principles and functions of management; business firms and their management decision processes; the overall concepts of organizational environment; management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing/leading, and controlling.

Objectives

The Main objective of the course is:

o   To acquaint students with management theory, principles &concepts

o   To enable students to have managerial thinking to a wide range of phenomenon

o   To develop the ability of students with regard to the application of basic discipline like human resources behavioral sciences…etc

o   To high light the basic functions of management & its application of leadership and motivation communication with in an organization.

o   To enable students with respect to controlling mechanisms.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

 

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                           100%

Recommended Text Books

Cole, G.A, Management Theory and Practice Guernsey Press Co.ltd, Guernsey, 1990.

References

1.      Kennard, Jerry, Management, D.C Heath and Company, Massachusetts, 1988.

2.      Koontz, Harold 0’Donnel Grill, Principles of Management: An Analysis of Managerial Functions, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 1972.

3.      KURAZ L.David & LOUSe E Boone, Principles of Management Random House Inc, 1984.

4.      Rao, V.SP. & PS Narayana, Principles of Management, Konark Publisher Pvt. Ltd Delhi, 1996.

 

COURSE TITLE:           INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 112

Course Description

The course introduces modern information technology: computer system components, types and features of computers, historical development of computers, and the impact of computers on the functioning of organizations. Prepares students to become computer literate by providing the opportunity of hands on practice (Lab) on the common application software i.e. work sheet, database, spreadsheet, etc.

Objectives

The overall aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for basic computer literacy. In a more specific ways, the course enables the students to understand about:

ü  The Computer system;

ü  Hardware (Input, storage, processing, communication, Output) and

ü  Software (System and application software);

ü  Operating Systems (Windows 95); and

ü  The internet;

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, and Lab. assignments.

 

 

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                           100%

Recommended Text Book

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Larry Long, Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 2004

References

1.      M.Sprankle- Problem Solving and Programming Concepts, 7th Edn, Pearson Education, New Delhi.2006

2.      JR.Hanly & E.B. Koffman- Problem Solving and Program Design in C, 4th Edn, Pearson Education, New Delhi.2004.

3.      E.Balagurusamy- Programs in ANSI C, 3rd Edn, TMH, New Delhi-2004

4.      B.A.Forouzan & R.F. Gilberg- Computer Science: A structured Programming Approach Using C, 2nd Edn, Brooks/Cole- Thomson Learning, Indian Reprint, 2003.

 

COURSE TITLE:            BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONSKILL

COURSE NUMBER:      BUMA 102

Course Description

The course discusses about the treatment of communication problems within the context of organizations; communication as a process and communication media; guidelines for effective communication; report writing.

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, you students should be able to

ü  Understand the role of communications in business

ü  Understand the importance of communications in management

ü  Select appropriate communication channels (e.g., e-mail, memo, letter, report, fax, voice-mail, etc.) for a particular situation and purpose.

ü  Use a three-part writing process that incorporates pre-writing, writing and revising.

ü  Organize ideas effectively.

ü  Improve their speaking, listening and writing skills

ü  Understand the nature of non verbal communications

ü  Understand principles of conducting different kinds of interviews

ü  Understand how to write employment letters and curriculum vita

ü  Understand the management of business meeting 

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                           100%

Recommended Text Book

Guffey, M.E., Rhodes, K., Rogin, P. (2005). Business Communication: Process and Product. 5th Canadian Edition. Toronto: Nelson Publishing.

References

1.      Clare Morris, Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies, 7th Edition, 2008

2.      Glyn Burton, George Carroll, Stuart Wall, Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics, 2nd Edition, 2001

3.      Angela McGrane, Joanne Smailes, Essential Business Statistics, 2000

4.      Michael Fleming, Joe Nellis, Essence Statistics Business
2nd Edition, 1996


COURSE TITLE:            MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT

COURSE NUMBER:      BUMA 121

Course Description

The course focuses on the application of basic concepts, principles, and methods of finite mathematics in solving management problems. Cost, output, and profit relationships; systems of linear equations and inequalities; applications of matrix algebra; linear programming; mathematics of finance and investment; applications of differential and integral calculus.

Objective

The study of quantitative techniques has become increasingly important in the face to fast moving technology and increasing complexities in business and industry. These techniques constrict and important segment of any curriculum in management education and are how considered as effective tools towards solving business problems.

Many activities that we previously handled by verbal analysis and description have proved to the more easily dealt with by mathematical techniques. Mathematical formulation of problems can give clarity and certainly in handing complex problems and enforce a precision in stating the tact of situation where these would otherwise be lost in emotion and argument. So, the major objective of the course is to enable students to understand the major mathematical techniques that have strong applications in managerial decision making processes.

 

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and Exersises.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Bowen, Prichet, and Sabberr, Mathematics with Application in Management and Economics, 1987.

Reference:

1.      Raymond A. Ammett and Richael R. Ziegler, Applies mathematics for Business and Economics, Life Sciences. And social sciences, third editions, 1989.

2.      Ann j. Hughes, applied Mathematics of Economics, and the Social Sciences. 1983.

3.      Roland E. Larson and Bruce H. Edwards, Finite Mathematics with calculus, 1991.

4.      Ronald Harshbare & James J. Reynolds, Mathematical application for Management and life & social sciences, 3rd edition.

 

COURSE TITLE:            STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT 

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 122

Course Description

The course introduces inferential statistics as applied to managerial decision-making. Probability and probability distributions; sampling theory and sampling distributions; statistical estimation; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; and statistical forecasting techniques.

Objectives

The purpose of the course is to let students master about the different statistical tools that have massive applications in managerial decision making processes. Major topics to be covered include probability theories, sampling theories, estimation techniques, and multivariate analysis tools.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and exercises.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Angela McGrane, Joanne Smailes, Essential Business Statistics, 2000

 

 

References

1.      Clare Morris, Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies, 7th Edition, 2008

2.      Glyn Burton, George Carroll, Stuart Wall, Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics, 2nd Edition, 2001

3.      Angela McGrane, Joanne Smailes, Essential Business Statistics, 2000

4.      Michael Fleming, Joe Nellis, Essence Statistics Business
2nd Edition, 1996

COURSE TITLE:            PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 201

Course Description

The course introduces concepts, principles, process, and techniques of marketing. The nature of marketing; customer behavior; market segmentation, targeting, and positioning; marketing mix: pricing decisions, and promotion decisions.

Objective

 The main purposes of the course are:

ü  To enable students to have marketing thinking in the analysis and selection of target markets in both the individual and organizational consumer.

 

 

ü  To highlight the development of a marketing program and the different forces operating in the market and the significance of each of these forces.

ü  To develop the ability of students with the application of basic disciplines like economics, behavioral science, and applied quantitative methods in different marketing model necessary for managerial decision making.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Kotler, P. Marketing Management, New Jersey, 9th ed., 1997

References:

1.      Baker, Michael J. Marketing An Introductory Text. Macmillan Education Ltd, 5th1991.

2.      Balan , K.R.and C.S. Rayed, Marketing and Sales Management . Sterling Publisher PVT.LTD.

3.      Beckman, M. Dale and David L.Kuntz and Louis E.Boone, Foundations of Marketing, Holt Rinehart and Winston of Canada Ltd., 4th ed., 1988.

4.      Cannon, Tom Basic Marketing Principles and Practice Cassell Publisher Ltd., 3rd, 1991.

5.      Baker, Michael J. Marketing: an Introductory Text. Macmillan Education Ltd, 5th ed. 1991.

COURSE TITLE:            HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 211

Course Description

The course covers such points as human resources planning and development; recruitment; selection of personnel; induction, placement and training; techniques of performance appraisal; wage and salary administration; morale and motivation; discipline; labor/management relations; collective bargaining; grievances and grievance handling.

Objectives

The human resource input in the management of organizations consists of an extremely complex combination of physical and intellectual capabilities. Human beings, as a group, the human resources largely control the productivity of an organization. As individuals, they are most valuable assets, in managing the human resources, managers’ face one of the most responsible and challenging tasks. This course s designed to equip students with the major concepts and techniques of managing the human resources of organizations.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

 

Recommended Text Book

Wether, William and Davis, Keith: Personnel Management and Human Resources, 1993

References

1.      Davar. Rustom.. Personnel Management and industrial relations in India.1986.

2.      Finley. Robert: the personnel man and His job. 1962.

3.      Flippo, Edwin: personnel Management, 1984

4.      Henderosn, Rechard: compensation Mangement; rewarding, and  Performance, 1985

5.      HT Graham. R. Bennet; Human Resource Management 1992

6.      Ivancevich, John and Glueck, Willian: Fundamentals of Personnel: Human Resource Manangement, 1989.

 

 COURSE TITLE:            ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR  

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 221 

Course Description

The courseIntroduces the students with history of organizations; environment and organizational goal setting; organization structure and design; individual attitude and perceptions; theories of motivation; group dynamics; leadership; decision-making; organizational change and development.

Objectives

This course analyzes the elements of organizational Behavior. Topics include improving communications, managing conflict, understanding management, motivation, morale, and the dynamics of change, leadership, stress, ethics, and etiquette.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, 3rd Edition, Andrew J. DuBrin, Thomson – South-Western, 2005.

 

References

1.      Organizational Behavior: A Psychological Approach to Behavior in the Workplace by Ita O'Donovan, 2009

2.      Jerald Greenberg, Managing Behavior in Organizations, 2009

3.      Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge, Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 2009

4.      Donald L. Anderson,, Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change, 2009

 

 COURSE TITLE:            BUSINESS LAW  

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 231

Course Description

The course tries to introduce the principles of commercial law with emphasis on the Ethiopian Civil Code pertaining to law of persons, law of contract, and law of agency; Ethiopian Commercial Code regarding forms of businesses, books of accounts, insurance, negotiable instruments, bank transactions, and bankruptcy; taxation laws and labor law.

Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to introduce certain legal principles regarding the law of contracts in general and special contracts in particular, such as sale, agency, and commercial instruments with special emphasis on business organization. It exposes accountants and managers to an introductory knowledge of business law, the content and scope of which is too general and limited.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

 

 

Recommended Text Book

George Krzeczurnowicx, Formation and Effects of contracts in Ethiopia (1983)

References

1.      Civil code of Ethiopia, 1960

2.      Commercial Code of Ethiopian, 1960 (Relevant Articles will be given in due course)

3.      The law of Physical persons: commentary on the civil code of Ethiopia by Jacques vandorlinden (1969).

4.      Rene David (English Translation by Michael Kindered, commentary on Contracts in Ethiopia (19973) ON STATE ENTERPRISES

5.      PROCLAMATION number 25/ 1992

 

 COURSE TITLE:            MATERIALS MANAGEMENT  

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 241

Course Description

The course covers such basic concepts as purchasing principles including such elements as description of quality; determination and control of quantity; make or buy decisions; selection of sources of supply; organization of purchasing activities; transportation; materials handling, inventory control models; stores management and warehousing.

Objectives

The primary purpose of the course is to introduce students to the concepts and techniques of acquisition of materials, control of inventory and storage as well as handling of materials already on hand. Different forecasting techniques of independent demand will also come under review. One of the principle cost factors in any economic enterprise is the one, which is associated with materials. This concern in this respect should be to make available the most economic quantity (and quality) of materials on the right time and from the right supplier, which would allow continued production and bring no risk of signification stock out.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, and assignments.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

D.W Dobler, Lamer Lee Jr, & D.W Burt, purchasing and Material Management, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill book Company, New York 1984.

References

1.      D.W Dobler, Lamer Lee Jr, & D.W Burt, purchasing and Material Management, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill book Company, New York 1984

2.      R.G Shroeder, operation management, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill Book company Inc New York, 1989.

3.      R.B chase & N.J Aquilano , production and operations Management, 5th ed., Richard D. Irwin Inc., Gomewood,  1989.

4.      F.G Moore & T. E Hendrick, production Operation Management Rechared D. Irwin Inc.

5.      J.G Monks, Operations Management, 3rd ed,. McGraw-Hill Book company, New York, 1987.

6.      P Baily & D Farmer , Purchasing principles and management, west publishing Company, 1990.

7.      J.Euans, D Anderson , D Sweeney , t Williams, Applied production and operation management , west  publishing company, 1990.


COURSE TITLE:            INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 202

Course Description

The course coversbasic concepts of international marketing and its environment; theory of comparative advantage; world trade situation and trade blocks; applications of marketing principles to international marketing, analysis of marketing across national boundaries, different levels of international marketing involvement; marketing- mix element decision in international marketing; process of practical international marketing; opportunities and challenges of international marketing for developing countries and Ethiopia.

Objectives

Assuming that the student has a basic knowledge of marketing. The objectives of the course are:

ü  To consider marketing concepts and develop understanding into the peculiar nature of international marketing:

ü  To enable students to analyze marketing problems across national boundaries.

ü  To enable students to realize important decision variable in international marketing to develop decision-making skills.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

 

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Terpstra, V. and Sarathy, R: International Marketing 7th ed., the Dryden press, New York, 1997

References

1.      Czinkota, M.R; Ronkainen, LA.; International marketing 5th ed,. The drydent pres , Orlando, 1993

2.      Paliweda, S.; international marketing butter wourth Heinmann CIM publication, 2nd ed. 1993

3.      Paliwoda, S.;Thomas, M.J,: international Marketing butter worthheinman CIM publication. Oxford, 3rd ed;; 1998

4.      Staneley J.Pal Iwoda and Michael J. Jhoms, International Marketing 3rd Edition 1998

5.      Hassan, S.S.; Blackwell, R,D,; Global Marketing, the Dryden press, san Diego,1994

6.      Cateora  P.R.: international marketing Richard D. Irwing inc. lllinois, 5th ed.;1983

7.      Lamont, Douglas: Global marketing maya Black well imprint New Deihi, 1998.

8.      Samuelson, poul A,: Economics, Mc Graw – hill, New York, 3rd ed., 1997,

9.      Hodgetts, Richard M: international management  McGraw-Hill, New York,  3rd ed.;1997

COURSE TITLE:            MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 212

Course Description

The course covers nature of information as an organizational resource, significance of information to decision-making; organizational and technical foundations of information system; management information requirements at different levels of management; information systems in relation to the functional areas of management; identification of use and source of information required; and management of contemporary information system.

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 

ü  understand the differences among various types of computerized business systems such as MIS, TPS, DSS, and EIS

ü  define the major business functions of marketing, manufacturing, personnel, purchasing, and finance, and understand how these are accomplished using modern information systems

ü  recognize how today’s computer hardware, software, and communications networks are utilized together to create the digital firm

ü  use the Internet, spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation graphics tools of the MS Office suite to design and deliver computer based solutions to common business problems

ü  know the ethical and social considerations and related professional responsibilities for the use of computer information systems

ü  use decision-support systems and network technology to make business decisions

ü  acquire a familiarity with e-management, e-commerce, and the workflow design of modern business processes

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, and assignments.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

J. O'Brien and G. Marakas, Enterprise Information Systems (13th edition). McGraw-Hill, 2006.

References

1.      K.C. Laudon. and J.P. Laudon, Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm (10th Edition). Prentice Hall, 2007

2.      E. Turban, E. McLean and J. Wetherbe, Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy (6th edition). Wiley, 2007.

3.      R. M. Stair and G. Reynolds, Principles of Information Systems: A Managerial Approach Delmar Learning, 2007

4.      D. Boddy, A. Boonstra, and G. Kennedy, Managing Information Systems: An Organizational Perspective (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall, 2004.

 

COURSE TITLE:            RESEARCH METHODS 

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 262

Course Description

The course uncover the role of research; the method of scientific inquiry; experimentation, survey, fact finding, design of questionnaire and interpretation of data; the language and tool of statistics; writing the research paper; term project.

Objectives

The main objective of this course is to enable students identify &utilize the basic technique & systems of developing & producing information, which is essential to make effective marketing management decisions.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

William G. Zikmund; “Business Research Methods”, Dryden Press, New York, 1994

 

 

 

References

1.      Hague, Paul N. & Jackson, Peter,  How to do marketing research, kogey page Ltd., 1990

2.      Pearce, John A. & Robison Jr. Richards B. Strategic Management Strategy, Emulation, Implementation, 2nd ed. West publishing company, 1993

3.      Nelson James, E. The Practice of Marketing Research, Kent publishing co, 1982.

4. Emory, C. William Business Research Methods Richard E. Irwin inc.1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE         

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 332

Course Description

This course discusses risk, its nature and its effects, and discusses the purpose and scope of risk management. It also high lights the range of measure for tackling risk. Various types of risks and alternative methods of risk management is the main subject of this course. The concepts of Insurance, major tools of risk management, is also one to deserve great attention.

Objectives

The specific objective of the course is:

ü  To provide students with the basic techniques & procedures of predicting relative variation of future losses, hence it would be possible to take appropriate risk handling measures.

ü  To familiarize students with the basic principles, procedures & types of policies of insurance as a basic method of handling risk.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, and assignments.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

 

 

Recommended Text Book

Williams & Heins, Risk Management & Insurance, and Mark Greene, Risk and Insurance

References

1.      C. Arthur Williams and Richard M.Heins, Risk Management and Insurance

2.      Betrework Belay,  Risk and Insurance, 2003

3.      Mark S.Dorfman,. Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, 1998

4.      Rejda, Principles of Risk Management and Insurance,1995

5.      Hailu Zeleke, Risk Management and Insurances in Ethiopia, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCE

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 301

Course Description

It provides a basic understanding of the participants, roles, functions, products and operations of the various types of financial institutions, markets and instruments that make up a modern financial system. Understanding of these issues is crucial for students pursuing a qualification in the above fields. The course mainly aims at the evaluation of functions and other related concepts of money; concepts, general principles and polices, structure and operation of financial institution (banks & insurance companies), foreign exchange & exchanging rate determination; the central banking system function and principles: fiscal and monetary policies; money and banking in Ethiopia.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

ü  Define a financial market, and distinguish between the various types and roles of the financial markets;

ü  Discuss the importance of financial regulation and explain the supervision framework and methodology;

ü  Explain the objectives and importance of monetary policy and the role of centrals banking;

ü  Explain the economic function of money and capital markets and identify and describe various market instruments;

ü  Understand important issues involved in international markets;

ü  Describe the roles, functions and operations of banks and non-bank financial institutions;

ü  Describe the roles, functions, operations and regulation of funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment banking and venture capital.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Kidwell, D.S., Brimble, M.A., Beal, D. and D. Willis, 2006, ‘Financial Markets, Institutions and Money’, (1st Edition), John Wiley and Sons, Brisbane

References

  1. Jiang, G., Wong, J., Tang, N., and Sze, A., “Banking Sector Competition in Hong Kong –Measurement and Evolution Over Time” HKMA Research Memorandum, April 2004.
  2. The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (Fifth Edition), Frederic S. Mishkin (Addison Wesley)

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            OPERATIONS RESEARCH

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 321

Course Description

The course covers advanced mathematical tools that aid in managerial decision making. The major items to be covered include scientific approach to decision making, payoff tables and scientific approach to decision making, pay off tables and decision trees; applications and solutions for PERT problems; applications and solution for linear programming problems including dual solution and its economic interpretation; queuing theory; maintenance and replacement problems; distribution problems.

Objective

Operations Research (OR) or Management science (MS) provides Methodology for management, OM/MS Methodology is appropriate to some but cry important  problems, which managers encounter in various functional areas such as n e, operations or production, human resource management, marketing, and in general application areas such as in investment planning, project management, and decision analysis

After students have completed the course, they are expected to (a) understand basic concepts in modeling and model use as appropriate to management problems: (b) appreciate representative problems which managers encounter in managing the business of their firms: (C) appreciate the logical approach to the analysis of problems; and (d) apply, to a limited degree, the concepts and techniques they have learned to sample exercise-problems.

After students have completed the course, they are expected to (a) understand basic concepts in modeling and model use as appropriate to management problems: (b) appreciate representative problems which managers encounter in manage in the business of their firms: (c) appreciate the logical approach to the analysis of problems; and (d) apply, to a limited degree, the concepts and techniques they have learned to sample exercise-problems.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and exercise.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

W.J Stevenson, Introduction to Management science, IRWIN, Inc, Boston, 1998.

References

1.      Anderson, Sweeney and William, an Introduction to Management Science, Quantitative approach to decision making 5th ed., 1986

2.      Srivastave, shenoy and sharma, quantitative Techniques for Managerial Decisions, 2nd ed., 1989

3.      Shenoy, Sevasiava and Sharma, Operations Research for Management 2nd ed., 1991

4.      Harvey M. Wagner, Principles or Operations research 2nd ., 1982

 

COURSE TITLE:            SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN   

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 331

Course Description

The course is meant to develop thinking in systems framework, systems approach to problem solving mainly related with Management Information Systems; techniques and tools of System Analysis; design of new system evaluation and control system performance (particularly MIS) and determination of information requirements; and cost/benefit analysis of alternative information system solutions.

Objectives

Information is becoming one of the critical resources of an organization, informed decisions are imperative for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. Thus, is apparent that managers at all levels should be able to get the right information at the right time. This is possible when there is sound and relevant information system in place. Therefore, the course has the following objectives.

ü  To acquaint students with the principles and associated with general systems theory.

ü  To introduce students with the skills needed in designing and developing relevant management information systems.

ü  To equip students particularly with the tools and techniques used in structured systems analysis and design.

ü  To sensitize students the need to continually monitor and redesign MIS to suit to the information requirement of managers keeping track of both internal and external changes.

 

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, and projects.

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Whitney, Bentley, and Barlow, Systems Analysis and Design Methods, 3rd Edition

References

1.      Whitney, Bentley, and Barlow, Systems Analysis and Design Methods, 3rd Edition Lucas, Henry C. information Technology for management.

2.      Stair, Ralph M. Principles of Information systems: A managerial approaches Davis, William. Business System Analysis and Design, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 302

Course Description

This is the course that will enable the students to develop practical research experiences that is meant to solve the real management problems. Under the guidance of an advisor students choose appropriate topics, develop a research proposal, review literature, gather data, undertake data analysis, and write up and submit their final research paper.

Objectives

The course will enable students to:

ü  Undertake management and administrative research by applying the scientific research methods;

ü  Solve management problems by gathering all the necessary information and analyzing it

ü  Improve their report writing and oral presentation skills.

Evaluation Methods:

Project Proposal                         30%

Paper                                          60%

Total                                              100%

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 312

Course Description

This course discusses entrepreneurship theory, characteristics and background of entrepreneurs, issues related to starting a new venture, developing and using a business plan, financing a new venture, managing ones own business, and other related issues with particular emphasis to the Ethiopian economic environment.  The course has lecture component, case analysis, and project work.

Objectives

The course will help the students to gain basic concepts that can help to consider entrepreneurial career. The specific objectives of the course are to help students:

ü  To identify entrepreneurship as a career and lifestyle option

ü  To build on business skills such as marketing and accounting

ü  To increase self awareness, especially work ethic

ü  To become acquainted with business leaders

ü  To develop a mindset for business and develop confidence

ü  To gain a "life role" credit after successful completion of the course

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Hisrich, Robert D & Peters, Michael P., Entrepreneurship: Developing and managing a new enterprise, Richard D Irwin, In., 1998

References

1.      Desao, Vasant, Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Development and Management Himalya publishing House, 1999.

2.      Corrnwell, Jeffary R. and Permian, Baron, Organizational Entrepreneurship Richard D Irwin inc. 1990

3.      Baumbak, Clifford M., Basic small business management,. Prentice -  Hall inc., 1983

4.       D.R stokes. Small Business Management an active Learning Approach London 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 322

Course Description

This course discusses nature of production/operations management; product/service as well as process design and facilities layout; capacity planning and management; demand forecasting; aggregate production/operations planning and master scheduling; rough-cut capacity  planning; operations scheduling and activity control; methods analysis; work measurement; quality planning and control.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to:

ü  Describe Operations management, its scope and activities

ü  Describe the decisions involved in designing and controlling the operations system

ü  Apply selected quantitative tools, and in the analysis of decisions for the design, planning and controlling operations system

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

 

Recommended Text Book

Chase Richard B. and Aquilano N.JH.: production and operations management a life cycle approach. 5the ed., Richard D. Irwin, 1989

References

1        Krajewshki lee J. and Ritazman L, P,; Operations Management : Strategy and Analysis, 5th ed., Addison. Wesley, 1999.

2        Alan Muhlmann and et al.: Production and Operations Management 6th ed., 1992

3        Monks Joseph G,: Operations Management: Theory and Problems, 3rd ed,. McGraw-Hill, 1987

4        Schroeder. Roger G,: Operations management : Decision Making in the operation function 3rd ed,. McGraw-Hill, 1981

5        Evans James R. D.R Anderson, J. Sweeney and Thomas A, Williams: applied production and Operations Management 3rd ed,. West publishing,1990


COURSE TITLE:            BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT  

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 332

Course Description

The course integratetechniques and principles of marketing, finance, operations, organizational behavior, accounting, etc. to develop a macro view-point about the total organization; exposure to various strategic management models; cultivation of skills in the management of corporate and enterprise strategy through an extensive use of the case method.

Objectives

The course enables students to understand:

ü  the concept of strategy and policy and why they are important for organizations

ü  the role of environmental assessment in strategy formulation

ü  organizational strategy at different level

ü  strategy formulation, implementation and control activities as the central parts of strategic management.

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

 

Recommended Text Book

Pearce & Robinson, Jr, Strategic Management, Strategy Formulation and Implementation Richard D. Irwin Inc, 1999

References

1.      McCarthy, Minichello & Curranm Business policy and strategy, concepts and readings: Richard D. Irwin Inc.

2.      Thompson, Jr & Strickland III: strategic management, concepts and cases:, Irwin McGraw-Hill

3.      Pearce II & Robinson, Jr, strategic management, strategy formulation and implication Richard D. Irwin Inc.

4.      Azhar Kazmi: Business Policy: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.

5.      George Liftman, Edward Lea, Stuart Sanderson & Brian Kenny: Strategic Management, an analytical introduction. Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

6.      H. Igor Ansoff, Strategic Management: Macmillan Press Ltd.

7.      Alan H. Anderson & Dennis Barker. Result oriented business policy, a skill and activity based approach; beacon Books,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 332

Course Description

The course encompasses such points of discussions as the investment setting, organization and functioning of security's market: security market indicator series: asset pricing models analysis company analysis and stock selection, bench marking and trend analysis techniques, portfolio management and evaluation of portfolio, the global bond market structure, evaluation of bonds, Introduction to derivative instruments, features of debt securities: warranties and convertible securities.

Objectives

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts, theories, applications and decision-making rules for financial investments. In a more specific ways, the objectives of the course are:

ü  To provide an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the issues, challenges and complexities an investor faces in deciding where to invest the investable money.

ü  To introduce participants to tools and strategies that addresses these challenges. The course also provides students the opportunity to work with these tools and apply these strategies to solve real-life investment problems

ü  To develop critical mindset that can tackle continuously evolving new investment opportunities

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Bodie, Zvi, Alex Kane and Alan J. Marcus, Investments, 7th edition, 2008, McGraw- Hill, International edition.

References

1.      Readings and Cases: Provided as a course package at the beginning of the course (please see the list towards the end of this detailed outline).

2.      Reilly, Frank K. and Keith C. Brown, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 8th edition, 2006, Thomson South-Western.

3.      Malkiel, Burton G., A Random Walk Down Wall Street, 9th Edition, W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE TITLE:            Logistics and Channel management

COURSE NUMBER:     BUMA 347

Course Description

This course is designed to help students understand that substantial savings can be affected in the physical distribution area, which has been described as the last frontier for cost economics. More over, it enables students become aware of that an efficient physical distribution system can attract more customers by offering better service and lower prices. It also examines the entirety of the distribution process, from sourcing to the delivery of the finished product to the buyer. It covers sourcing, procurement, warehousing, control, and materials handling inventory control, and transportation. It also examines the art of designing and managing channels of distribution including manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, agents and retailers.

Objectives

After introducing the students with the basic concepts and principles , it is believed that it will enable students answer specific questions in their major decision issues. In short, students, after completing this course will be able to:

v  understand the major functions of channel members

v  Briefly explain the advantages of intermediaries.

v  Able to distinguish between direct marketing and indirect marketing.

v  Manage channel conflict

v  Explain the cost effective way of distributing products.

v  Understand the efficient and satisfactory mechanisms of transporting products (distinguish the different modes of transportation).

Teaching Methods

Multimedia Lectures, Tutorials, assignments, projects and case analysis

Evaluation Methods:

Test, assignment, quiz                 40%

Final Exam                                   60%

Total                                              100%

Recommended Text Book

Balloon Ronald H. Basic Business Logistics, 2nd edition, 1987

References:

  1. Boweson, Donald J. Logistical Management, 3rd edition, 1986

McKinnon, Alan C. Physical Distribution Systems, 1989

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