Courseware for Business Administration

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  • Course Description
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  • BUS 307 – MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)
  • The course is designed to expose the student to the impact of information systems to decisions making at individual, group, organization as well as at the global level. It will help student to understand the role and potential contribution of information systems / information technology within organizations. It focuses on the interface between organization (and facets such as structures, strategies and people) and information systems so as to help in making decisions about information technology utilization of students/managers roles as users of information systems for overall effectiveness and efficiency.
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  • BUS 407 – ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS DECISION
  • This course introduces the students to the area of Operations Research and presents them the most common problems and solution approaches to business organisation and personal life. Analysis for business decisions includes the application of operations research and management science techniques to management decision problems. Operations research techniques and tools can be applied to problems in virtually all-functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, production and human resources. Examples from each of these areas will be covered during the course. A feature of the course is that software for analysis such as LINDO, TORA and Microsoft Excel used to implement some of the techniques covered.
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  • BUS 101– INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
  • The course is aimed at helping the students to understand each of the functional areas of business, including marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, operations/production management. The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship of these business functions and, more generally, the role and the context of business in society.
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  • BUS 301: MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE
  • Management Theory & Practice Concepts of theory in the physical and social sciences Level of theory The features of theory in management Link between management Theories and management models Practice of management conduct as a test of good management theory. Existing difficulties of developing useful management theories in Nigeria and other developing countries Theories of Management e.g. the scientific management movement, human relations movement, the systems movement, and the managerial behavioural movement, Theory X and Theory Y. The Grid approach Participative models Testing specific theories and models in Nigeria. Criterial for locating bad management practices, and ideas of how better management theories may be introduced to particular Nigerian organization.
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  • BUS 303: PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • Production Management Concepts of production management Elements of production management Production and process design and management Facility location and layout Production scheduling Material management and control Inventory control Project planning Forecasting
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  • BUS 401: BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY I
  • Concepts of strategy in relation to Business, Corporation and Management Linkage between organization and their environments Concepts of policies, decision making, business objectives, performance criteria, structure and managerial behaviours Practice in calculating simple financial and economic indices from business data and other accounting information. Learning the behavioural implications of courses of action SWOT Analysis Selecting strategies and structure of public liability companies from their published annual reports Developing clear business objectives Setting clear strategies and policies and presenting structures that are capable of being used in implementing chosen strategies Organic Business functions of marketing, production, finance and personnel in Nigeria
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  • BUS 405: ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • Introduction: Definition, Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneur Entrepreneurial Roles Theories of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship and Nigeria Experience Entrepreneurial activities relevant to Environment: Economic, Social etc Importance of Entrepreneurship to Economic development Types of Business Ownership in Nigeria Feasibility Study Launching/Starting a Business Business sustenance
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  • BUS 402: BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY II
  • Organic Business function of Marketing, Production, Finance and Personnel in Nigeria Process of Corporate Planning Budgeting and Control Business Performance Appraisal Management by Objectives (MBO) Motivating Group and Individual Efforts Predicting the dynamic environment Impact of environmental changes on the strategies and performance of a firm. Analysis of the role of employee and managerial behaviour in success or failure of strategy implementation. Integrated Analysis Recent developments affecting the strategic formulation and implementation processes of firms in Nigeria.
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  • BUS 202 Marketing Management
  • Application of the fundamental principles of management to the marketing function The organization, planning, control and coordination of the marketing functions Organization of the marketing plans Coordination and interaction of the marketing function (Product, Physical distribution, pricing and promotion) Marketing and Social Responsibility Consumer Behaviour
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  • BUS 304: Organizational Behaviour
  • Concept of behaviour, organizations, Managers, administrators and performance Individual behavioural processes such as personal systems, self-concept development, interaction styles. Group behavioural processes such as informal structures, norms of work and play; Status based rewards and punishments, leadership, task distribution and performance appraisal. Theories of organizational behaviour and relevance to Nigeria. Behavioural Model-Building Exercises in simple models of behaviour observable in Nigerian organisations Making changes in individuals and groups. Theories of Behavioural Change. Managing resistance to planned changes Behaviour modification Formal work systems The challenges of informal and emergent work systems The limitations of policies, laws, regulations and general rules of Civil Service procedures in controlling human behaviour. Application of concepts to Nigeria Designing effective organisations in Nigeria Empirical data on supervisory, managerial and employee behaviour in Nigeria
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