PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Within the first semester of the student’s initial year in the Master’s Program, a Program of Study shall be designed by the Program Adviser/Committee in consultation with the student on the basis of the latter’s academic preparation and desired specialization. A copy of this Program of Study shall be submitted to the appropriate Graduate Committee/Office through channels. Subsequent revisions in the Program must be authorized by the Program Adviser/possible to the Graduate Office, through channels.

The student is required to take 9 core courses (27 units) and 3 electives (9 units) for a total of 12 academic courses or 36 units.

Program Requirements
Core Courses – 27 units
Elective Courses – 9 units
Total-  36 units

Passing a Comprehensive Examination after completing 36 academic units.

Core Courses  – 27 units
MM 201, 202, 203, 220, 222, 230, 240, 291.1, 291.2
Elective Courses  – 9 units
MM 250, 292, 293*, 294, 295, 296, 298**, 299

*Cross-listed with SDS 201
**May be taken for credit twice; student may take a maximum of two different special topics.

CORE COURSES (27 UNITS)

The core courses are intended to develop and strengthen the student’s knowledge in management. These courses build on important managerial and leadership tools and competencies necessary to manage problems and opportunities towards greater performance of any organization, thus providing the generalist orientation of the Program.

MM 201 Fundamentals of Management. Basic concepts, theories, and practices of management and the interplay between the external environment (international, economic, politico-legal, socio-cultural, technological, natural/ physical) and the internal management of organizations. 3u.

MM 202 Organizational Behavior. Concepts, theories, models, processes, approaches, and practices in describing, understanding, and explaining the dynamics of behavior, interactions, and relationships in organizations. 3u.

MM 203 Managerial Economics. Economic analysis of private, public, and non-profit organizations; includes macroeconomic theory and policy as context for organizational decision-making. 3u.

MM 220 Managerial Accounting and Control. Concepts and principles of financial and management accounting as applied in private and public organizations, with emphasis on the issues of accounting information for managerial and control. 3u.

MM 222 Financial Management. Introduction to finance theory and its application in organizations. Includes the management of short-term and long-term assets; management of sources of short-term and long-term finance; financial analysis and planning and capital structure decisions of organizations. Prerequisites: MM 203 and MM 220. 3u.

MM 230 Marketing Management. The management of the marketing function as applied to private and public organizations; the nature and dynamics of marketing, the major marketing problems confronting management in adopting to demand conditions, the development of pricing strategies for new and existing products, and the use of marketing research and other activities of marketing management. Prerequisite: MM 203. 3u.

MM 240 Operations Management. Systematic direction, control and management of the processes that transform inputs finished goods and services; applicable to both profit and non-profit, manufacturing and service organizations, and functional area or industry at the strategic and tactical levels; includes operations management philosophies. Prerequisite: MM 203. 3u.

MM 291.1 Strategic Management I. Integration of the tool and functional area courses to develop holistic management point of view for strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control. Prerequisite: MM 222, MM 230 and MM 240. 3u.

MM 291.2 Strategic Management II. Appraisal of an organization’s resources, plans, structure and governance, and the assessment of the organization’s macro- and industry/sector environment as basis for strategic action. Prerequisite: MM 291.1. 3u.

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 UNITS)

The core courses are supplemented with elective courses that are expected to enhance the general management knowledge and skills. Students may choose 3 elective courses from the following:

MM 250 Human Resources Management. Management of selection, recruitment, and development of human resource in organization; organization development concepts and uses. Prerequisite: MM 240. 3u.

MM 292 Policy Making and Program Management. Planning, implementation, and evaluation of policy and development programs/projects as applied in public and private organizations. 3u.

MM 293 Development Management. Concepts, theories, models, approaches, strategies, and practices of development as applied in the micro (organizational) and macro (national) levels of analysis. 3u. (cross-listed with SDS 201)

MM 294 Management of Knowledge And Information Systems. Identification, evaluation, modification, and integration of information flows and technology into the management of knowledge and information systems. Prerequisite: MM 240. 3u.

MM 295 Seminar in Management. 3u.

MM 296 Enterprise Planning and Development. Establishment, management, and evaluation of any type of organization using the entrepreneurial approach. Prerequisite: MM 222, MM 230 and MM 240. 3u.

MM 298 Special Topics in Management*.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3u

*May be taken for credit twice; student may take a maximum of two different special topics.

MM 299 Applied Management Research. Supervised undertaking of actual research work using quantitative and/or qualitative methods and designs, focusing on relevant areas in management in actual organizational setting. The nature of work may be model formulation, empirical validation, policy assessment, and other related undertakings. 3u.