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HEG.MGT.004 Communicating at Work Study Guide

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to help students understand, develop, and implement managerial communication strategies and techniques in order to improve or facilitate:

  • Inter- and intra-organizational communications
  • Team building
  • Listening skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Staff motivation
  • Problem solving
  • Group decision-making processes

Expected Outcome / Learning 

At the end of the course, students can:

  • Analyze communications situations and develop and implement strategies to communicate more effectively in a variety of work situations,
  • Recognize the variety of interpersonal communication styles and their strengths and weaknesses,
  • Explain the complexity and nature of organizational and individual communications at work,
  • Use managerial skill in conducting meetings,
  • Discuss the conceptual principles involved in developing effective managerial communication methods,
  • Explain the interactions among managerial communication, organizational structure, and effectiveness, and
  • Write and speak with more clarity, concision, and concreteness.

Prerequisites

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Required Textbook and Instructional Materials

Adler, R.B. and Elmhorst, J.M. (2011). Communicating at Work: Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions, (10th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-338517-4

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ENG_MBA.FIN.002 Module Corporate Finance

Course Objectives

The objectives of this module is to learn the English vocabulary to get a better understanding of the basic principles of the finance function within a corporation, as described in the learn outcomes of the HEG MBA course syllabus. 

Expected Outcome / Learning

At the end of the course, students will master the English vocabulary related to the following:

  • Finance function within a corporation
  • Tools for decision-making
  • Work of the treasury functions
  • Key financial decisions in investment, financing, and distribution
  • Risk assessment needs and methods
  • Capital-Asset-Pricing Model
  • Return on investment evaluations
  • Long and short-term financial planning
  • Debt and cash management
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Prerequisites

Students must be familiar with the material covered in Accounting and Capital Markets, including pro-forma statements and CAPM.

Required Textbook

David Hillier, Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe,  Corporate Finance: European Edition, McGrawHill, ISBN: 9780077121150, 2010

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ENG.HEG.MGT.002 Module International Marketing

Course Objectives

The course objectives are

  • To provide students with an understanding of the global business environment in terms of economic, cultural and political factors, and how to apply this understanding to marketing strategies.
  • To provide participants with insights of current issues and practices in Global Marketing through assignments, class room discussions and through oral and written analysis of cases.
  • To familiarise students with an understanding of the different techniques, strategic options and possibilities in the competitive global environment with the exploration of marketing.
  • To give students a basic knowledge in how to balance global and local marketing consideration, and to understand strategic options in entering and organizing marketing campaigns in foreign markets.
  • To foster critical thinking relating to specific main issues of International Marketing to research excellence activities and encourage creativity in problem solving in very pragmatic context

Expected Outcome / Learning

Upon completion of this course, the student will be competent in these areas and will:

  • Understand the scope and challenge of international marketing,
  • Be able to explain the role of culture in global markets development.
  • Be able to analyze the international environment
  • Implement marketing research
  • Understand principles of global marketing management
  • Implement principles of Products and Services management for Businesses and Consumers.

Prerequisites

Students should have had a fundamental marketing class either at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Required Textbook

International Marketing, 15th ed. International Edition,, Philip Cateora and John L. Graham, McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2011