This course is an introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management in contemporary organizations. It is designed to highlight the practical and applied techniques which can improve an organization’s quality and productivity. Emphasis is on managerial processes for effective operations in both goods-producing and service-rendering organization. Topics include operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, production scheduling, inventory control, quality assurance, and project management. The topics are integrated using a systems model of the operations of the organization.
This course emphasizes the essentials of management that are most pertinent to maintaining effectiveness and efficiency, and which create and maintain an environment that focuses on performance and results within organizations. This course will aid in the development of relevant knowledge and understanding of management principles and practices. In addition, students will be equipped with the requisite skills required to address managerial problems and the challenges faced by businesses.
“Principles of Marketing” is a business management course which focuses on the methods and techniques used by businesses to effectively market their products. It highlights strategies that can be employed to maximize and ensure the effectiveness of a business’s marketing strategies. This course encompasses the dimensions and methods of improving marketing strategies, which contributes to the overall profitability of a firm. Finally it identifies the challenges that are faced by marketing departments, and ways in which the effects/impacts of challenges can be overcome and minimized.