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About Program

Major Areas

Having completed the core curriculum, students choose career‐focused business discipline areas in order to add depth to their acquired knowledge. The College of Business Administration's MBA program offers four Majors:*
  1. Finance Major 
  2. Human Resource Management Major 
  3. Marketing Major 
  4. General Major 

*Note: the number of Majors to be offered depends on how many students are interested in each Major

Students need to take a total of 9 credits from the courses available in the majors of their choices. Details of the respective major curricula are provided below:

1. Finance Major

The Finance Major is the choice for those considering careers in corporate financial management, commercial and investment banking, consumer financing, leasing, insurance, portfolio investment and security analysis. Finance Major students are required to take one compulsory course: FIN 551 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management and to select two finance courses from the list below in Table 4.

Table 4: Finance Major Courses

CRs = Credits | PR = Prerequisites
Code Courses CRs PRs
Compulsory Major Course
FIN 551Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management3FIN 550
Elective Major Courses (Any Two Courses may be Chosen)
FIN 552Corporate Finance3FIN 550
FIN 553Financial Markets and Institutions3FIN 550
FIN 554Financial Derivatives3FIN 551
FIN 555Insurance and Risk Management3FIN 550
FIN 556MNC Finance3FIN 550
FIN 559Selected Topics in Finance3FIN 550
2.Human Resource Management Major

The Human Resource Management (HRM) Major is a choice for those who wish to focus on the recruitment, selection, motivation, and development of human resources in business, government, and non‐profit organizations. Building on a broad understanding of human resources, students will study the field from the viewpoint of the managerial decision‐maker. Students are required to take one compulsory course HRM 570, Human Resource Management, and to choose two courses from the list provided in Table 5.

Table 5 : Human Resource Management Major Courses​

CRs = Credits | PR = Prerequisites
Code Courses
CRs PRs
Compulsory Major Course
HRM 570Human Resource Management3BUS 570
Elective Major Courses (Any Two Courses may be Chosen)
HRM 572Compensation Management3HRM 570
HRM 573Employee Relations3HRM 570
HRM 574Organizational change and Development3HRM 570
HRM 575Human Resource Development3HRM 570
HRM 579Selected Topics in HR Management3HRM 570
HRM 574Organizational change and Development3HRM 570



3.Marketing Major

The Marketing Major is a choice for those considering a career in marketing careers in a highly competitive environment. This Major prepares the students to make strategic decisions with respect to product design and development, pricing mechanisms, promotional activities, and distribution systems. In addition, it has broad relevance for a career in management consultancy, entrepreneurial management, and marketing research. Marketing Major students are required to take one compulsory course, MKT 538, Strategic Marketing, and to choose two courses from the list provided in Table 6.

Table 6 : Marketing Major Courses


CRs = Credits | PR = Prerequisites
Code Courses
CRs PRs
Compulsory Major Course
MKT 538Strategic Marketing3MKT 530
Elective Major Courses (Any Two Courses may be Chosen)
MKT 532Marketing Research3MKT 530
 MKT 533 Consumer Behavior3MKT 530
MKT 534International Marketing3MKT 530
MKT 535 Electronic Marketing3MKT 530
 MKT 539Special Topics in Marketing3MKT 530 

4. General Major

The General Major includes the compulsory courses of all the three Majors of Finance, Marketing, and Human Resource Management (FIN 551, MKT 538 & HRM 570).