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Programs offered are as follows: 


1- Master of Business Administration


 

Programme Synopsis

The objectives of the Master of Business Administration are to:

 Enhance your managerial competences and add value on current managerial knowledge

In a hypercompetitive business environment coupled with rapid changes in the socio economic and political scenario and fast technological developments, business organizations’ survival kit is to ensure that it has creative and innovative people who are dedicated and committed towards excellence.
 
'Le Prix d' Excellence' implies that you need a pool of talented personnel with the cutting edge knowledge and competences to cope with the pressing demands of managerial work.
 
The OUM MBA provides you the opportunity to enhance your managerial skills and competences without sacrificing your professional and career development.
 
The MBA programme is designed to enhance managerial skills and capability in managing organizations efficiently and effectively.

 

COURSE GROUPING

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

Core Courses

Managerial Economics

3

Information Technology for Managers

3

Organization and Business Management

3

Marketing Management

3

Accounting for Business Decision Making

3

Managerial Finance

3

Business Law

3

Research Methods

3

Strategic Management

3

Human Resource Management

3

TOTAL

30

Option 1: With Major

ELECTIVE 1

3

ELECTIVE 2

3

ELECTIVE 3

3

ELECTIVE 4

3

TOTAL

12

Option 2: General

Any 4 Elective courses from any specializations of MBA

12

TOTAL

12

Option 3: Elective Courses/ Master’s Project

Any 2 of the following Elective Courses in the chosen specialization

6

Master’ Project in the chosen field of specialization, with the exception of MBA (General)

6

TOTAL

12

GRAND TOTAL

42

 

 

 

MAJOR

ELECTIVE COURSES

Credit Hours

Entrepreneurship

New Venture Development

3

Small Business Management

3

Entrepreneurship

3

Enterprise Development

3

Human Resource

Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Selection

3

Industrial Relations

3

Human Resource Development

3

Compensation Management

3

Marketing

Marketing Research

3

Service Marketing

3

Consumer Behaviour

3

Marketing Strategy

3

Finance (ANY 4 of the following subjects)

Islamic Financial Management

3

Corporate Finance

3

Bank Management

3

Investment Analysis

3

Basic Concepts in Islamic Finance

3

Islamic Financial System

3

 

Brief Description of Subjects

Subject Name

Credits

  1. 1.Managerial Economics

The course discusses economic concepts and decision science methodology which are necessary to help make effective decisions in business and administration organizations. The course focuses on the application of microeconomic analyses to business and administrative problems. Topics include demand analysis, production and costs, price-output determination under various market structures and pricing techniques.

3

  1. 2.Organization & Business Management

This course is an introduction to key concepts in management and organization theory. Its goal is to enable learners to understand the manager's role, constraints, leverages and opportunities within complex organizations. It stresses the use of behavioral science based on research and the formulation of systematic diagnoses, which in turn will lead to specific courses of action. The purpose of the course is to introduce the learner to the different aspects of organizational business management as a clear understanding of management approaches is critical to effectively manage an organization. This course takes the perspective of a manager who needs to plan, organize, lead and control.

3

  1. 3.Accounting for Business Decision Making

The course is designed for business learners without previous in-depth exposure to managerial accounting. Internal or managerial accounting system provides a unique information environment to assist managers in handling the tasks of planning, control and decision-making. Today's Management Accountants focus on the advisory and consulting services related to strategic planning, organizational control and broad business decisions. Their roles are not only tailored to costing, product pricing, asset and liability management, and investment analysis and performance evaluation, but also extended to financial and business reengineering. The type and nature of information supplied by the internal system of Accounting is rather flexible and customized to the needs of managers. It is also a dynamic function that evolves consistently as organizational changes occur. Parallel to the current trend in business, issues of global significance are heavily discussed and explored in this course.

3

4. Marketing Management

The course will cover the major aspects of marketing decision-making: role of marketing in business organizations; analysis of marketing opportunities; development of marketing strategies; and implementation and control of marketing efforts. The course is interactive in nature, involving discussions, case analysis and assignments.

3

  1. 5.HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course emphasizes a pragmatic approach to the study of managing human     resources. Common themes include human resource management potential link to contribute to organizational success and employee well-being and  the relationships that exist between employers and employees. This course explores the role of human resource managers and provides a comprehensive foundation to managing human resources for non-human resource managers.

3

  1. 6.Managerial Finance

The course will focus on theories, concepts, and principles as opposed to institutional materials, although some institutional background is also presented. 
Since this course is required for all MBA learners, and not just for finance majors, a great deal of materials will be covered, but in-depth treatments will be left to follow-on courses.

3

  1. 7.Business Law

This course covers the major laws affecting business enterprises in Malaysia. Topics include the laws relating to agency, partnership, sale of goods and hire purchase.

3

  1. 8.Research Method

This course focuses on the research elements, components, and processes in scientific research, its purpose and importance. Various types of research, characteristics of scientific research, methods of reasoning, and hypothetic-deductive method are discussed. Formulating research problems, research objectives, theoretical framework, hypothesis, research design, data collection methods, scale and measurements, reliability and validity, data analysis methods, report writing and presentation are discussed.

3

  1. 9.Information Technology for Managers

This course will discuss organization and management, elements and infrastructure of Information Technology, Information System, types of computer based Information System and Organizational Information System used in organizational management. The concepts of knowledge management for building an effective Information System for digital firm will be also highlighted.

 

3

  1. 10.Strategic Management

This course focuses on formulating and implanting short and long-term strategies. As in most private and public organizations, policies and strategies are formulated and implanted in a multi-faceted global environment of social, political, economics, and legal entities. The main purpose of this course is to develop a conceptual framework of general management's perspective? on strategic thinking and direction in formulating policies and strategies. Learners will be introduced to the latest managerial tools and techniques that should be utilized in assisting the decision-making process. Focus would also be made to evaluate the impact of situations and implications to the total enterprise.

Pre-requisite(s):

BMAC 5203

Accounting for Business Decision Making

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

TOTAL

30

Option 1: With Major

Elective

Subject Name

Credit Hours

1

MARKETING

Consumer Behaviour

The consumer behavior module provides a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of an individual consumer, internal factors such as attitude, motivation, personality, perception and external factors such as family, reference groups, social and culture. This module also aims to discuss how individual characteristics and external factors can influence the attitude and change in attitude of a particular individual, process of identifying problems, decision making process and also consumer purchasing decisions. Issues of current and future consumer behavior will also be discussed.

3

Marketing Research

The course focuses on marketing research processes. Various types of research designs, data collection methods and statistical analysis. Research designs such as exploratory research, experiments and test marketing will also be discussed. Various forms of data: secondary, standardized research services and primary data will be elucidated. The course emphasizes on wide range statistical tools that are available to a marketer. The course ends with deliberation on report writing and presentation.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

Service Marketing

This course underlines the meaning and concept of basic service marketing in comparison with marketing tangible goods. It covers the unique characteristics of services such as intangibility, inseparability, variability and perish ability. It also includes considerations of consumer behavior and ethics concerned with the preparation process of services. Topics relevant to service management include issues of processes, physical design of firm, and human (termination of work training, empowerment and managing consumers). The additional 3Ps to the original 4Ps, issues such as organization culture, and introductory to service audit will also be discussed.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

Marketing Strategy

The course discusses three major components of marketing strategy:

 1.

Marketing strategy development which encompasses major topic like situational analysis and market segmentation.

2.

Designing market driven strategies and programs which focus what important topic like market targeting, strategic positioning and developing marketing mix strategies, and

3.

Implementation and control of market driven strategies which look into aspects of marketing plans, implementation of the plan and performance assessment.

 

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

2

FINANCE (ANY 4 of the following subjects)

Corporate Finance

This subject emphasizes on theoretical and practical aspects of corporate finance in the formation of corporate financial policies. This subject is also an extension to Financial Management. Special topics including capital structure policy and optimum dividend, agency theory, models of capital asset pricing, the extension of capital budgeting, corporate financing, interactions of financial decisions and investments will also be elaborated.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

3

Investment Analysis

This course discusses investment concepts, security evaluation and analysis, portfolio analysis, and various forms of derivatives. Important topics covered: Risk and return relationships, financial market behavior and practices, bond and equity valuation, technical and fundamental analysis, multiple asset portfolio of risk and return trade-off, and various forms of derivatives useful for hedging practices.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

 

 

 

3

Bank Management

The course focuses on the basic theories and their applications to decision-making framework of banks. It also analyses the unique risks faced by the banking institutions and how these risks are to be dealt with. The topics discussed include banking industry and regulations, evaluation of bank performance, managing interest rate risk, managing the cost of funds, bank capital and liquidity and managing bank portfolios.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

3

Islamic Financial Management

The course discusses investment and financing principles in Islamic business organizations. Major topics elaborated are: general limitations imposed upon Muslims, riba-free transactions and zakat; investment and financing tools such as shirka, mudharabah, capital budgeting, etc.; and Islamic Financial System.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

3

Basic Concepts in Islamic Finance

The course provides the foundations to enable students to critically evaluate from the Islamic Perspective the rapidly evolving tools of Islamic Finance and Banking. It discusses the fundamentals of Islamic Economic System, examines trade from the Islamic Perspective to enable students to critically evaluate the contentious tools of Islamic Financing; and provides an in-depth study of Riba as a basis of examining instruments to ensure their compliance with the concept of riba-free elements.

3

 

 

 

 

Islamic Financial System

The course begins with the discussions on the basic role and elements of a financial system. It then examines the shortcomings of the conventional system from the Islamic perspectives. The course then examines the ideal islamic model, the two-tier mudharabah and the direct financing model. It also discusses the various transitory models. The course concludes with a discussion on markets, institutions and instruments needed for a full-functioning of an Islamic financial system.

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

HUMAN RESOURCE

Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Selection

 

3

Industrial Relations

This course discusses issues pertaining to work and industrial law. Topics include employment contract, employer and employee obligations, terms and regulations of work as well as management prerogatives. Principles of wrongful behavior and domestic investigations are emphasized. Also highlighted are matters with regards to industrial relations, workers' union, collective bargaining and collective agreements. In this module, learners will also be exposed to different types of industrial disputes and resolutions, Employees Provident Funds, Social Security Employee and functions of Industrial and Labor Court to settle discrepancies between employer and employee.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

3

Human Resource Development

Developing effective training programme is a significant concern for today's managers. This course is designed to enable learners to understand the theories and conceptual underpinnings of training and development. This module emphasizes on structural considerations and processes vital for managers in planning training and development programme at the micro level. Emphasis is also given to main methods used to train, develop and evaluate employees in an organization.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

BMHR 5103

Human Resource Management

3

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation Management

This course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge on one of the functions of Human Resource Management, i.e., compensation administration. The course will focus on the compensation structure development and the importance of equity in compensation distribution (emoluments, incentives and related benefits). The course also discusses various considerations that need to be undertaken in compensation administration. Learners will also be exposed to various techniques of job evaluation, and various forms of short term and long term incentives and benefits.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMHR 5103

Human Resource Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

New Venture Development

The course encompasses virtually every business discipline, as each unit requires learners to address issues in all areas involved in setting up and managing a business enterprise.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMAC 5203

Accounting for Business Decision Making

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

Entrepreneurship

The emphasis of this course is on the aspect of nurturing entrepreneurship culture among learners so they can appreciate the value of entrepreneurship in their daily lives. Learners will be introduced to the fundamental of entrepreneurship: its historical perspective, concept and theory, and the individual entrepreneurial development. Learners will also be exposed to creative and innovative development that will enhance their abilities in identifying business opportunities. Emphasis will also be made on methods of starting a business.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMAC 5203

Accounting for Business Decision Making

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

Small Business Management

The course will focus on the effective management of small business venture. Among the topics to be covered are entrepreneurial strategy, business opportunities for small businesses, small business management, marketing and financing.

Pre-requisite(s)

BMAC 5203

Accounting for Business Decision Making

BMMF 5103

Managerial Finance

BMOM 5203

Organization and Business Management

BMMK 5103

Marketing Management

3

Enterprise Development

The course is designed to provide a broad overview of the major concepts and processes. The course will focus on: self assessment; entrepreneurial career choices; entrepreneurial decision making; techniques used for evaluating and testing the feasibility of business opportunities; and ethical management of self and start-up.

3

       

 

Option 2: General

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Any 4 Elective courses from any specializations of MBA

12

 

Option 3: Elective Courses/ Master's Project

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Any 2 of the following Elective Courses in the chosen specialization

6

Master' Project in the chosen field of specialization, with the exception of MBA (General)







6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

   2.Master of Information Technology

 


Programme Synopsis

 

The objectives of the Master of Information Technology are to:

 

 Strengthen your managerial skills and competencies in computerized technical know-how

 

 

Information technology and communication (ICT) play an important role in shaping our daily lives, both at work and at home. The role of information, communication and technology will be further enhanced in the information generation era as the business frontiers extend beyond any expected horizon.

 

The Master of Information Technology offers you an opportunity to enhance your managerial and technical competences in the challenging field of information technology and become the future knowledge workers in the knowledge economic era.

 

 PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

Year

Semester

Course Name

Course Code

Classification

Credit Value

1

1

 

Advanced Database Systems

CMDB 5203

Core

3

Advanced Object Oriented Programming

CMAP 6104

Core

4

Methodology of Information System Development

CMIS 5103

Core

3

2

 

Project Management

CMPM 5103

Core

3

Advanced Computer Network

CMCN 6203

Core

3

Computer Architecture & Operating System

CMAS 5103

Core

3

3

 

Software Quality and Metrics

CMQM 5103

Core

3

Software Testing

CMST 5103

Core

3

Web Design and Technologies

CMWD 6103

Core

3

2

4

Elective I

*

Elective

3

Elective II

*

Elective

3

5

Masters Project

CMPJ 6106

Core

6

 

 

 

 

 

*

Choose any TWO (2) elective subjects from the following:

 

 

 

No.

Course Name

Course Code

Classification

Credit Value

 

CONCERNTRATION: IT MANAGEMENT

1.

Knowledge Management

CMKM 5203

Elective

3

 

2.

Information Technology and Communication Policy Development

CMPD 6103

Elective

3

 

3.

Information System Planning

CMIP 6103

Elective

3

 

4.

ICT Resource Management

CMIR 6103

Elective

3

 

CONCERNTRATION: NETWORKING

5.

Switching Technology

CMSW 5103

Elective

3

 

6.

Advanced Network Programming

CMNP 5103

Elective

3

 

7.

Network Security

CMNS 5103

Elective

3

 

8.

Network Application in E-Commerce

CMNA 5103

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Programme Structure - Courses Outlines

 Core Courses

Subject Name

Credit Hours

1. Advanced Database Systems

The course presents important aspects of database systems such as the concept of relational models, data models, data organisation and structures. It also discusses SQL concepts such as SQL data manipulation and data definition. Further, it explains ER-Model and normalisation. Advanced topics are database security and transaction management.This course will cover the following topics which is the main components of database systems:

  • Relational Model and Languages
  •  
  • Database Analysis and Design Techniques
  • Methodology

3

2. Advanced Object Oriented Programming

This course will discuss the following topics which are the main elements in Programming Language:

  • Concepts of Programming and Programming Languages
  •  
  • Type of  Programming Languages
  •  
  • Object Oriented Software Development with Java

4

3. Advanced Computer Networks

The course starts with an overview of the various kinds and uses of computer networks. The course also introduces the important structuring technique of layered architecture, which is vital in the study of complex systems such as computer networks. The course then presents theoretical basis for data communication, transmission media, analogue transmission, digital transmission and multiplexing. The course deal with MAC protocol and looks at random access and controlled access techniques, and discuss representative MAC protocols and their characteristics. It looks at interconnecting LANs with bridges.  The course describes the categories of services provided and their characteristics. The sub network has to support these services and it explains the two main approaches in subnet implementations. The main function of the subnet is the routing of data from one point in the network to another. Various types of algorithms and approaches are possible and these are discussed. The course then look at how an important problem of networks — congestion — can be controlled. The description the functions of the transport layer, its purposes and position within the communication architecture, and the main aspects of its protocols, including the concept of quality of service and its negotiation are presented in this course

Lastly the course describes the general principles and structures of several high-speed networks. It starts the discussion with the definition of high-speed networks and then introduces several existing high-speed networks. Some of these networks are the upgraded versions of 802.3 Ethernet or 802.5 token rings. They have the advantage of simple backward compatibility with the old LAN technology.

3

4. Software Quality and Metrics

The course will enable students to define and describe the fundamental concepts of software quality and metrics.

3

5. Methodology of Information System Development

This subject is prepared for the students to enable them to understand in depth the Methodology of Information Systems Development, which is the approach to the analysis and design of information systems.  To achieve this objective, the following topics will be covered:

  1. 1.Systems Development Environment
  2. 2.Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects
  3. 3.Determining Systems Requirements
  4. 4.Finalizing Design Specifications

   5. System Implementation and Maintenance

3

6. Project Management

The subject is to prepare learners to understand the ICT Project Management concepts and framework. Thus, enable learners to implement the project management principles, processes, techniques and tools in any ICT project. Entrepreneurship will be covered at the end of the subject. This is to cultivate entrepreneurship spirit among learners when they are involved in Software Project Management.

3

7. Software Testing

The course of software testing is to provide students concept on defect characterization, and software quality management techniques.

3

8. Computer Architecture and Operating System

This course will cover the following topics which are the main components of ICT - Computer System Organization (Part 1), Computer System Organization (Part 2), Processor, Operating System Concepts, Operating System Case Study.

3

9. Web Design and Technologies

Discussion will start on the history of Internet, World Wide Web and an introduction on Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Other elements of Web will be highlighted. Emphasis will be given to the development of dynamic Web pages. For this purpose, learners would be introduced to Web technologies such as Java Applet, ASP, Servlet, CGI and XML.

3

 

 

Elective Courses

Subject Name

Credit Hours

 

CONCERNTRATION: IT MANAGEMENT

1. Knowledge Management

This course prepare with the basic knowledge in knowledge management and its role in modern organization. Implementation of knowledge management involves the use of technology. In this course students will be introduced on the various technologies that can be used in knowledge management implementation. This course also will also discuss issues related to the effective use of knowledge management in organization.

3

2. Information Technology and Communication Policy Development

ICT Policy Development discusses the theoretical and practical perspectives on IT and Communication policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Topics covers the different theoretical debates on different dimensions of conflict on Information Technology and Communication Policy, the different approaches in the implementation of ICT Policy and the general economic and social impact of ICT policy initiatives.

3

3. Information System Planning (ISP)

This course exposes learners to the concepts and techniques of information systems planning for the whole organization. The topics include introduction to strategic planning for information technology, managing IT for competitive advantage, assessment of current IT capability in organization, formulation of IT strategy for the future, planning for execution of the ISP, and lastly mechanism to monitor and control.

3

4. ICT Resource Management

This course begins with the discussion on ICT resources which include hardware, software and networking. It is followed by discussion of the portfolio application resources and how to acquire them. It proceeds with the discussion on the threats to ICT resources and how to avoid them. Lastly, learners will be exposed to ways on how to plan and manage ICT resources.

3

 

CONCERNTRATION: NETWORKING

1. Switching Technology

The course starts describe the basic ideas of switching technology and the various ways in which switches are constructed.  It provides a basic understanding of switches and the history of their development, a revision of different switching techniques, introduces the concepts and implementation methods (construction) of space division switches. It also discusses time division switches and introduces the concept of equivalence of different switching networks. This course also covers switching architecture and designs in circuit-switched networks. Clos, Benes and Cantor networks, switching architecture and designs in packet-switched networks will be described. Family of networks known as Banyan type networks will be focused.

3

2. Advanced Network Programming

This course presents the students to network programming techniques. Topics related to the Network Operating System, including its underlying mechanisms and its services available are also discussed. Theoretical concepts and practical techniques are integrated with the practical analysis of case study programming problems.

3

3. Network Security

The course presents a study of network security policies, models, and mechanisms. Topics include: network security models; review of cryptographic techniques; internet key management protocols; electronic payments protocols and systems; intrusion detection and correlation; broadcast authentication; group key management; security in mobile ad-hoc networks; security in sensor networks.

3

4. Network Application in E-Commerce

The course introduces how businesses can go about formulating and implementing IT strategies that can help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by contemporary networking and electronic commerce technologies. This course will further discuss the basic concepts of electronic commerce, the technology that underlies electronic commerce applications and some of the essential technologies that are currently contributing to (and some that already have contributed to) the rapid growth of EC. Of the numerous models for electronic retailing, the course explores several key ones such as direct marketing, intermediaries and auctions.. Business-to-business (B2B) trade on the Internet and the different models of business-to-business electronic commerce, buyer-oriented, supplier-oriented and intermediary-oriented are important concepts discussed in this course. The course further describes the main categories of business-to-business Websites such as exchanges, auctions and hubs.

3

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized Project

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Master´s Project

This course is available so that learners can conduct, under supervision, a small project that will significantly increase their depth of knowledge in some aspect of information technology theory or practice.

The course exposes learners to methodology of research which enables them to design, formulate and implement research projects. The topics covered will include perspectives for the development of knowledge, project planning and design as well as writing a research proposal and research report. The activities in the course will normally include some combination of reading and writing as appropriate to the project.  Supervisor will guide learners on implementing their information technology projects. Learners will implement their project works by completing the remaining phases in a software development life cycle, which are the coding, testing and maintenance phases. At the end of the semester, learners will submit their completed information technology project, written reports, and presentation (which may include a demonstration of the deliverable). Learners are also required to meet their supervisor as a means of continuous communication during the semester.

6

 

 

 

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