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 Management


Department of Management

School of Business, Economics and Communication

Professors: M. Akabawy (Associate Vice President for Computing), B. Carper, S. Farag, M. Hassanein, F. El Hitami (Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Communication), A. Mortagy (Chair), D. O'Connor, W. Sharkas, M. H. El Sherif , E. H. Valsan,

S. Youssef

Associate Professors: M. Badran, A. Genestre, T. Hatem, I. Hegazi, S. El Shabrawy, H. Yasseen

Assistant Professors: M. Askar, S. El Sabaa, D. Rateb, J. Thornberry

Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A. is a professional degree designed to prepare students who have completed undergraduate work in any academic discipline and intend to pursue a management career. The curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying business operations as well as advanced technical knowledge in relevant specializations. It provides tools for analysis and helps develop a managerial perspective. Advanced specialized and elective courses provide the necessary skills in a functional area of business.

American students may pursue degrees in international business and Middle East studies as part of a cooperative program between AUC and the University of South Carolina. This three-year program awards a master's degree in international business from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree or diploma in Middle East studies from AUC. Interested students in the United States should contact the director of the international business program at the University of South Carolina. Students in the area should directly contact the management department.

Admission

Applicants should have two or more years of relevant professional experience. All applicants must satisfy the university's graduate admission requirements and obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Students who do not have a sufficient preparation will be first enrolled in the graduate diploma program, perform satisfactorily in that stage and may be required to pass a qualifying examination.

To obtain the MBA degree, a minimum of 36 semester credit hours and a maximum of 54 credit hours are required.

M.B.A. Courses

Coursework for the M.B.A. constitutes a structured program aimed at providing the student with:

a. General background in the concepts, processes, and institutions of finance, marketing, personnel, and operations management.

b. Decision-making tools and techniques such as accounting, quantitative meth- ods, and management information systems.

c. Organizational theory, economic analysis, and business policy and strategy.

Students are usually required to take at least one course in each of the seven functional areas listed in the catalog, in addition to a course from the business policy and strategy area. The functional areas are: accounting, finance, international business, marketing, organization, production/operations management and systems management. Students may concentrate in one of the business areas by taking at least three courses, and must cover at least four other areas by taking at least one course in each of these areas.

Graduate Diploma in Management

The basic fundamentals of management theory and practice are presented in a series of courses leading to a graduate diploma in management. The program is designed for persons pursuing careers as business or industrial managers.

Applicants for the diploma in management must have a bachelor of business administration, commerce, economics, or an undergraduate degree in another academic discipline. Preference in admission is given to applicants with two or more years of relevant professional experience.

All applicants must satisfy the university's graduate admission requirements and obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Diploma Courses

Coursework for the diploma is directed at providing the student with a basic background in the various functional areas of management. A minimum of six graduate management courses is required for the diploma. These courses are usually chosen from the following list in addition to other courses that may be added.

 

ACCT

506

Management Accounting

OPMG

507

Quantitative Analysis for Management

SYST

508

Management Systems

ORGN

509

Management Functions

OPMG

520

Introduction to Operations Management

MKTG

525

Marketing Management

FINC

527

Managerial and Business Economics

FINC

540

Financial Management

 


Master of Public Administration

The M.P.A. degree is designed for government and public-sector personnel and students interested in public policy for advanced academic and professional preparation in public administration.

Admission

Applicants must satisfy the university's general requirements for graduate admission. Those sponsored by a government agency, public-sector company, or international organization, and with at least two years' professional or academic experience in public administration will be given special consideration for admission.

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants lacking adequate preparation will be required to take one or more of the following prerequisite courses (credit earned in these courses shall not count towards the M.P.A. degree):

 

MGMT

503

Management Communications

OPMG

507

Quantitative Analysis for Management

PADM

510

Theory and Practice of Public Administration

 


Courses

A minimum of nine courses (27 credit hours) is required from the list shown below. For applicants lacking adequate preparation in social sciences, the department may require additional courses.

Courses for the M.P.A. constitute a structured program aimed at providing:

a) Conceptual basis in the areas of organization, personnel, finance, and development administration

b) Exposure to important tools of management applicable to public administration situations

c) Analytical skills appropriate for the study of the environmental aspects of public policy implementation

Required courses: Six out of the following as advised:

 

PADM

500

Methods of Administrative Research and Analysis

ORGN

504

Organizational Behavior

PADM

505

Administrative Environment and Public Policy in Egypt

PADM

513

Management of Public Funds

PADM

514

Problems of Development Administration

PADM

517

Administration of Developmental Planning

PADM

521

Administration of Public Personnel

 


A student taking all seven courses is permitted to include one of them as an elective.

Electives : Three courses chosen with the permission of the adviser.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination is written and may be supplemented by an oral examination.

Thesis

M.P.A. students are normally required to write a thesis on some aspect of public administration. Students who do not intend to seek accreditation by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities may take two courses in lieu of the thesis requirement.

Professional Diploma in Hospitality Management

Tourism, as a service industry, is expected to be the number one industry in the world by the turn of the century. The hospitality industry, which includes hotels, restaurants, and other institutions that offer shelter and/or food, plays a vital role in tourism. Consequently, the success of the tourism industry will depend, to a large extent, on how the management of the hospitality industry will identify, react to and satisfy the present and future needs of the customer. This requires creative management that is able to work with and through people to seek opportunities, set goals and plans to achieve these goals, and effectively react to and manage changes in a dynamic environment. Therefore, the need for both effective and efficient managers of the hospitality industry is great, especially in Egypt where the aim is to make tourism one of the main industries of the future.

The Professional Diploma in Hospitality Management aims at preparing the candidates for managerial positions both at the corporate and operational levels in the hospitality industry.

The diploma program adopts a multidisciplinary approach that blends academic rigor of contemporary business theory with extensive practical application in the field of hospitality industry. This multidisciplinary approach is designed to meet both the current and future hospitality needs. Consequently, it stresses leadership, problem solving, creativity and critical skills needed to manage hospitality. The aim is to manage the organization at both the corporate and operational level in an effective and efficient manner that would enable it to both react to and affect its environment.

Admission

Applicants for the diploma in hospitality management must satisfy the university's graduate admission requirements, have a minimum of two years of relevant experience, and successfully pass an interview by the department with the interview report included in the admission file.

Prerequisite Course

Applicants lacking adequate experience will be required to take HOSP 560 Introduction to Hospitality Management and Operations.

Requirements

The student is required to complete twenty credit hours (six courses and a graduation project). Required courses are:

 

HOSP

561

Hospitality Management Function

 

562

Basic Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

 

563

Hospitality Human Resource Management

 

564

Marketing and Sales of Hospitality Services

 

565

Hospitality Supervision

 

566

Information Systems for the Hospitality Industry

 

567

Selected Topics and Graduation Project

 

568

Food and Beverage Management and Supervision

 


Management Courses

Accounting (ACCT)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

506

Management Accounting

522

Managerial Accounting

523

Accounting for Operations Management

 


Business Policy and Strategy (BPST)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

515

Seminar in Management Policies

536

Business Audit and Diagnosis

537

Strategic Business Management

544

Global Business Strategy

555

Information  Strategy

 


Finance
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

452

International Financial Management

527

Managerial and Business Economics

540

Financial Management

541

Advanced Topics in Finance and Investment

 


Hospitality
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

560

Introduction to Hospitality Management and Operations

561

Hospitality Management Functions

562

Basic Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

563

Hospitality Human Resource Management

564

Marketing and Sales of Hospitality Services

565

Hospitality Supervision

566

Information Systems for the Hospitality Industry

567

Selected Topics and Graduation Project

568

Food and Beverage Management and Supervision

 


International Business (INTB)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

524

International Marketing

542

International Financial Management

543

Management of International Business  Operations

544

Global Business Strategy

 


General Management (MGMT)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

502

Readings in Management

503

Management Communications

512

Comparative Management

515

Seminar in Management Policies

519

Seminar in Special Management Topics

588

Comprehensives

599

Master's Thesis

 


Marketing (MKTG)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

524

International Marketing

525

Marketing Management

526

Marketing Communications Management

529

Competitive Strategy

 


Organization
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

501

Human Behavior in the Modern Enterprise

504

Organizational Behavior

509

Management Functions

511

Human Resources Management

534

Organizational Development

535

Human Resources Strategy

536

Business Audit and Diagnosis

556

Organizational Design

 


Production/Operation Management (OPMG)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

507

Quantitative Analysis for Management

520

Introduction to Operations Management

528

Project Management

530

Quantitative Methods in Management

531

Seminar in Quantitative Methods

532

Manufacturing Strategy

533

Advanced Topics in Operations Management

 


Public Administration (PADM)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

500

Methods of Administrative Research and Analysis

503

Management Communications

504

Organizational Behavior

505

Administrative Environment and Public Policy in Egypt

510

Theory and Practice of Public Administration

513

Management of Public Funds

514

Problems of Development Administration

516

Comparative Administration

517

Administration of Developmental Planning

518

Local Government and Development

521

Administration of Public Personnel

545

Administration of International Organizations

546

Urban Environmental Management

547

Environmental Policy and Administration

599

Research Guidance and Thesis

 


Systems Management
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

508

Management Systems

549

Management Information and Data Processing

550

Systems Analysis

551

Management and Organization of Information-Processing Systems

555

Information  Strategy

 

 

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