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B.B.A in Management

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The Management programme is designed as a general programme to introduce students to the activities of business and business operations worldwide. Students are introduced to most major aspects of the running of businesses as well as principles involved in entrepreneurship. Students are exposed to decision making, strategy and fundamentals of successful organisations. Management students are trained and developed to manage organizations, people and work and monitor other managers. Students are also introduced to leadership theories, basic accounting concepts, as well as productions and operations management and marketing.

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Credits required for programme completion : 128
Length of programme : 4 years

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    | Elective courses
    | Cognate courses
    | General education courses

  • ACCT122: Fundamentals of Accounting II
    Prerequisite: ACCT121 This section of accounting focuses mainly on cost and managerial concepts like job order costing, process costing, budgets, short-term business decisions, break even analysis, etc... A proper understanding of the financial statements are also emphasized as students would be required to do basic financial analysis.
  • ECON226: Principles of Microeconomics
    Prerequisite: MATH165 Explores theories currently used to explain how people choose what and how much to consume and produce. This analysis is extended to well-defined groups such as firms. It also explores the phenomenon referred to as “the market”, and the interactions of market players which determine prices and the levels of consumption and production. Algebra is used extensively. At the end of this course, students will understand the concepts and theories used by economist to study economic decision making at the micro level.
  • ECON227: Principles of Macroeconomics
    Prerequisite: MATH165 Analyzes the performance of an economy at the level of an individual country. Focus is placed on country level variables such as national income, inflation, unemployment and government expenditure. Current theories on economic growth as well as modern banking and the money supply are also examined. This course is applicable toward General Education requirements in the Social Sciences. This course will equip students with an understanding of key macroeconomic variables used by economists to assess the economic state of a country. (It is to the student’s advantage that ECON226 be taken before ECON227).
  • FNCE217: Principles of Finance
    Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT121 and MATH165 This course introduces students to financial markets, the concept of time value of money and principles of asset valuation. Issues such as determining a company’s optimal capital structure, an appropriate dividend policy and cost of capital will also be explored.
  • HRMN250: Human Resource Management
    An introductory course which surveys the activities and functions associated with personnel management in organisations. Topics include the origin and history of human resource management, human resource planning and recruiting, job analysis and evaluation, training and development, compensation and benefits, grievance procedures and disciplinary actions. This course should be taken after completing 32 credit hours.
  • MGMT255: Principles of Management
    This course introduces concepts of effective management in organisational settings. Primary emphases include the management processes necessary for organisational effectiveness (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) within the contemporary business environment, the nature of individual and group behavior, and the role of management in facilitating a mutually satisfying fit between employees’ needs and organisational requirements.
  • MGMT202: Business Communication
    Prerequisite: ENGL225 This course trains students to improve their business communication skills involving letter writing, communication via technologies, and oral communication. Students are also taught academic business writing principles.
  • MGMT315: Entrepreneurship
    Prerequisites: ACCT122, MGMT255 This course provides hands-on instruction, tools and techniques on how to launch and manage a successful small business within the current highly competitive environment. With considerable support from the National Entrepreneurship Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago, students will be exposed to the possibilities, challenges, and the rewards of owning their own businesses, as they are guided through the process of becoming entrepreneurs.
  • MGMT341: Business Law
    Introduction to general principles of law and its interpretation, including limited coverage of business torts and crimes, as well as the coverage of contract and sales law, property law, business organisation, including partnership and corporate law; consumer and environmental protection, employment law and insurance, estate planning and international law, agency and commercial paper.
  • MGMT345: Business Ethics
    Prerequisite: MGMT255 This course presents a study of the ethical considerations that decision-makers are faced with, as they conduct business within the political, legal, and social environment. Real life scenarios are discussed from a wide range of topics including: Financial management, Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resource Management, the Natural Environment, Strategic Management and Issues in the Developing World, in an effort to highlight the positive consequences of ethical behavior, and the negative consequences of unethical behavior.
  • MGMT475: Operations Management
    Prerequisite: MGMT301 An analysis of problems and issues faced by production/operations managers in manufacturing and services industries. Concepts and techniques include operations scheduling, quality control, plan layout, facility location, line balancing, queues, production and inventory controls, forecasting and linear programming.
  • MGMT495: Strategic Management
    Prerequisites: completion of the entire business core; completion of four upper-level major courses (Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken as part of a student’s last 16 credits). This is a capstone course in the School of Business, and is required of all seniors. The course integrates subject matter from the business core courses and other disciplines. It is a study of strategic management that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience, and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Emerging issues in business management are considered. Focus is on the continuous, systematic process of managerial planning, including environmental scanning and the development of plans and strategies to gain competitive advantage. Tactical and strategic management issues are highlighted by means of case studies, projects, and discussion.
  • MKTG201: Principles of Marketing
    A general survey of the major marketing methods, institutions, and practices examined from the viewpoint of their effects on exchange transactions linking producers with consumers.

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General requirements

Regular Admission Five (5) CXC or O'level passes Or three (3) CXC or O'level passes & Two (2) A'level passes Adult Admission Three (3) CXC or O'level passes*

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