Below are the list of course for the Professional MBA program for Ahmadu Bello University. Click on the toggle buttons to read each course overview and then procced to download the course modules individually.
The coordination of human efforts is the essences of all grouped activities whether the objectives are business, military, religious, charitable, educational, or social. The fundamental component of this association is Management – the function of getting things done through others. In bringing about the coordination of group activities, the Manager planned, organize, direct, and control the activities of the subordinate. In this module, the student will learn the evolution of Management thought; Functions and responsibilities of general management; Understanding global management; Managing processes; managerial value, managerial decision making, planning, organizing, directing and coordination, problems affecting the character and success of the enterprises; the design and implementation of the corporate strategy.
The enterprise systems have promised to replace discrete, un-integrated legacy systems with integrated enterprise-wide systems that will streamline and standardize business processes and deliver tighter control and flexibility of business operations. Enterprise System (ES) software vendors such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft are now offering low-cost pre-configured enterprise software solutions to achieve greater performance with minimum effort. The course covers the main areas of exploring Enterprise Information Systems (EIS); Concept of enterprise resource planning (ERP); Evolution of enterprise systems; The Enterprise Systems approach; Enterprise Systems in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises; A Conceptual Framework for building Enterprise information systems; EIS and ERP Implementation Strategies in Organizations ; Free and Open Source Enterprise Resources Planning , A Life-Cycle Approach to Enterprise Information System Security; An Overview of Executive Information Systems; Developing a Business Case for New Enterprise Information Systems, EIS for Consumers Classification and Support Decision Making ; Contemporary issues in enterprise information systems practice, EIS for Supply Chain Management; Business Process and Operations Management as a Critical Success Factor for EIS Implementation.
Management accounting is a dynamic discipline which interacts with many facets of the organisational environment in which it exists across nations, industrial settings and management functions. It entails the application both of long-established techniques and of newly emerging concepts. Consequently, the module covers areas such as job costing and process costing, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit relationships, capital investment decisions Activity Based Costing (ABC), pricing, target costing and customer profitability analysis, motivation, budgets and variance analysis, Performance Measurement Systems & Strategic Management Accounting (SMA), quality and throughput concerns in managing costs & accounting for Just-in-time systems and budgetary control systems in the light of changes in modern day operational circumstances.
Application of principles from various fields in economics and business to management decision making; Price mechanism, allocation of resources, profit drivers of the firm, revenue and cost drivers, interactions among market players, firms’ strategy, understanding market forces, the meaning of competition, pricing and profits, market power – good or evil, playing games I – Competition versus Cooperation, playing games II – Entry and Exit, Firms versus Markets; Make or Buy, auctions and market design, economics of information.
International Business Theories; Liberalisation: Tariff and Non-tariff barriers; World Trade Organization; Recent Trends and main Drivers of International Trade-Real Merchandise Trade and Output Developments, Nominal Trade Developments. Regional Blocks: Regional Integration Agreement (RIAs) and Trade – Economic Effects of RIAs; Trade Creation and Diversion and the Types of RIA; The Proliferation of Regional Preference Systems; Nigeria’s Regional Integration Agreements; Regional Integration Agreements and Foreign Investment; Making Regionalism Complimentary to Multilateralism: Building Blocks versus Stumbling Blocks. International Production: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Global Trends in International Production; Trade in Services: Opportunities and Constraints; Internationalization of Service Firms; Operation Management in International Companies. Global Competitiveness; Internationalisation of Technological Innovations; Designing Global Organizational Structure and Control; Global Knowledge Management; Globalisation and Human Resource Developments; Multicultural Management; International Marketing; Export Management. The case of Nigeria.
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour; Management Functions, Skills and Roles. Foundations of Individual Behaviour; Personality and Values; Learning, Attitudes and Job satisfaction, Perception and Individual decision making; Emotions and Moods; Interpersonal Communication; Work Motivation; Group Dynamics & Team building, Leadership and Influence Process. Stress Management; Organization Structure and Design.
Understanding dynamics of Power, Influence and Organizational Politics. Intrapersonal, Intergroup and Institutional power. Lobbying, bargaining and negotiating to manage power dynamics within and outside the organization. Power motivation, strategy, tactics and skills to manage effectively power.
Introduction to concepts of Organizational Change and Development; Models of Change; Organizational Climate and Culture; Conflict, Collaboration, Intergroup Behaviour and Negotiations. Power and Politics in Organization; Quality of Work Life; Management of Organizational Creativity and Innovation. Management of Gender Issues; Cross-Cultural Management; Learning Organizations.
Ethical responsibilities, concepts, frameworks and theories of business ethics, resolution of ethical conflict/dilemma, and the action plan for its effective implementation; Analysis of policy formulation and emphasis on the application and integration of basic principles from the functional areas by case study analyses, simulation exercises and group participation.
Human Resource Management (HRM) is a modern approach of maintaining people at workplace which focuses on acquisition, development, utilization and maintenance of human resource. It is concern of managers of all level and provides space for employee involvement, performance and growth. Several companies nowadays prefer HRM to personnel management because HRM plays vital role in maintaining quality team of working experts. Topics to be covered would include: the scope, nature, methods and principles of organizational human resources management. The course could provide an overview of strategies and management practices in manpower planning techniques; Staffing; human resource training and development; performance management and systems design; Compensation designs and reward management; Career planning and employee welfare; Line and staff functions as well as the relationship between personnel department and other departments. Review of current principles and practices of human resources management in the Nigerian and global context.
The course is designed to train students in the skill of scientific information gathering, analysis and interpretation in dealing with problems in finance and related topics. Through reading, assignments and direct experience students are exposed to the art of identification of research gaps and problems which is the fundamental to any research process. Emphasis will be on the following areas: Research Methodology in management and social science; Problems of Research in developing countries; Common errors in Research; Research in Practice: Problem identification, Literature review, Materials and Methods, Results (Data Analysis), Discussion, Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations, Research writing style that is related to the management and social sciences.
This course aims at giving the students quantitative skills necessary for banking and financial decision- making. The focus of the course will be more of application rather than of the theory per se. It covers descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, discrete and continuous distributions, and statistical decision theory, study of estimation, tests of hypotheses and confidence intervals. Time series Analysis, Index Number with applications in finance, multiple regression, including correlation analysis. Also, it includes inventory, forecasting, queuing models, analysis of variance, and use of computer with application to finance. Linear Programming, simplex algorithm, large mathematical programme, decomposition integral programming, convex and geometric programming, etc.
Project Identification; Project definition and management; the Concept and Practice of Project Evaluation and Appraisal; Definition of feasibility studies, Implications of feasibility studies; the accepted Format for presenting feasibility studies Report. Tools used in project management and feasibility studies e.g., techniques of monitoring, forecasting etc, such as PERT, CPM etc.
Analysis of policy formulation and emphasis on the application and integration of basic principles from the functional areas by case study analyses, simulation exercises and group participation. Conceptual frameworks and models for the analysis of competitive situation and strategic dilemmas; Insight into strategic management; Analyses of external competitive environment, industry structure, value chain dynamics, etc.
This course focuses on the creation of new ventures, the skills necessary for success in an entrepreneurial venture, and factors associated with new venture success. The objective is to impart knowledge and skills required to start new businesses. More importantly, the course seeks to expose students to both the fundamentals of business innovation and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating and growing business ideas. Indicative contents include Analysis of Personal Efficacy and Self Awareness. Personal Characteristics of Entrepreneurs. Identification of Ideas and Venture Capital Opportunities. Business Models and Business Plan. Start-up Creation and Business Innovation including Innovation. Social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Business Model Synthesis methods and Methodologies; Sources and Availability of Resources; Finance; Technology; Manpower Appropriate Technology; Government Regulations; National and International Regulatory and Support Environment; Marketing Plan, Policy and strategy; Accounting and keeping Accounts; Financial Statements; Feasibility studies and Project Evaluation; Students’ Business Plan. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in Context, Managing Innovation in Context, Exploiting Networks. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Landscape, Innovation Management in Practice, Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. Developing Businesses and Talent through Corporate Venturing.
This course will cover areas like nature of the firm and corporate objectives; implementation of the firm’s goals for choice among alternative investment projects (the capital budgeting problems); market evaluation of non-assets under uncertainty and implication for capital budgeting, analysis and illustration with problems of alternative investment criteria; alternative approaches to value of the firm and the cost of capital: discussion of corporate financial problems; e.g. leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and issuance of new securities.
An Overview. Strategic Investment Decisions: Capital Budgeting Decisions; Budgeting Process and Techniques; Risk analysis in Capital Budgeting – Sensitivity analysis, Certainty Equivalent Approach, Calculation of RADR, Real options; Cost of Capital: Meaning and Concept, Calculation of WACC, The CAPM Approach, Adjusting cost of capital for risk, International Dimensions in cost of capital Strategic Financing Decisions: Capital Structure, Theories and Value of the firm; Leverage analysis and EBIT-EPS Analysis; Working Capital Management; Corporate Valuation; Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring.
The role of the treasury and treasurer – (raising capital, managing bank relationships, money management, managing corporate risks); Treasury organisation and its structure; corporate strategy of treasury; treasury control framework; Treasury performance management. Cash Management: Cash management objectives; Cash flow forecasting; Excess liquidity: short-tern investing; Using longer-dated instruments; Short-term borrowing.
Credit Approvals (Making the loan) – Client selection, Credit analysis, Loan approval, Loan disbursement, Client monitoring, Loan repayment.
Credit Administration (Managing the Portfolio) – Loan documentation: Starts from pre-contractual issues, explore the key clauses in a loan agreement, Spot key issues and deal with comments, avoid conflicts between representations, conditions precedent, undertakings and events of default, Review the loan agreement in different commercial situations of project corporate and asset-based financings, Review contractual support arrangements, Examine common intercreditor arrangements;
Credit Control & Loan Management (Minimizing the Risk): understand Bank’s credit policy and procedure, Bank’s credit administration requirements, Credit rating of loan portfolio; undertake loan review and recommendations and presentations; Problem Loans and Loan Workouts – Causes and signs of problem loans, Analysis of problem loans, Problem loan administration, Loan workout strategies; and
Ethical and Professional Standards of Bank Lenders: Fundamental understanding of business ethical issues Relationships with and responsibilities to the banking Seminar Outline Notes profession/employer, Relationships with and responsibilities to clients and prospects
Introduction to Corporate Treasury Management – Overview of Corporate Treasury; treasury exposures; Risk Management: Why manage financial risk? Principal treasury related financial risks; The management of financial risks; identification of financial risks; measurement and ranking of treasury risks; Currency Risk Management: Identifying the risks; accounting risks: What they are and why they are important; pricing risks; strategic risks.
Introduction – Using futures, Futures and forwards, Interest rate futures; Hedging and speculating – Swap contracts, Option contracts, Arbitrage conditions, Behavior of stock prices, Binomial option pricing, Black-Scholes pricing, Options on SI, FX futures, Portfolio Insurance, Using options, Option trading strategies. Using Forward Exchange Markets and Money Market Hedging, Forwards vs Futures vs Currency Options; Financing with International Bonds, Equity and Hybrids; Cost of Capital; Swap Financing Techniques.
Introduction to Portfolio theory; Investor’s objectives, constraints and policies; Return – Risk analysis; Markowitzian Portfolio Theory; Leveraged and Unleveraged Portfolios; Multiple security portfolios; Capital Asset Pricing Model; Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor models; Optimum risky portfolio using Single Index Model; Active Portfolio Revision; Portfolio risk management; Portfolio Performance Evaluation; Managed Portfolios in Nigeria.
Overview of the Entrepreneurial Process; The VC Business Model: Sourcing, Screening, and Selection; Developing the Business Idea; Organizing and Financing a New Venture; Preparing and Using Financial Statements; Evaluating Operating and Financial Performance; Managing Cash Flow; Types and Costs of Financial Capital; Valuing Early-Stage Ventures; Venture Capital Valuation Methods; Term Sheets: The Venture Capitalist’s and Entrepreneur’s perspectives; Deal Sourcing; Managing Innovative Processes; Later-Round Financing; Preferred Stock Valuation; Exit Strategies.
Nigerian Financial system, Investment objectives, process, avenues; the capital market – Primary and Secondary, Regulatory mechanism, Stock Exchanges; Valuation of Securities, Risk-Return analysis in Investment, valuation based on accounting information, valuation based on dividends, valuation based on earnings-Bond valuation-bond yield-bond value theorem- preference shares valuation; Fundamental analysis – Economic, Industry and Company; Technical analysis and market efficiency; Portfolio Strategy: Portfolio analysis- Efficient portfolio-efficient frontier-Markowitz portfolio optimization-Sharpe Single Index model-capital assets pricing model-factor model and Arbitrage pricing theory ; Portfolio Evaluation: Portfolio evaluation and revision-portfolio evaluation: Sharpe ratio, Treynor‘s ratio, Jensen‘s Index-measures of portfolio performance.
Introduction to statistics; Introduction to inferential statistics; Getting started with probability and data; Ubiquitous Mathematics: Finite Math Applications; Probability: Basic Concepts & Discrete Random Variables; Mathematical Biostatistics Training Camp 1; Linear Algebra Application Part 1; Introduction to Mathematical Thinking; Intermediate mathematics level / statistics; Bayesian statistics: from concept to data analysis; Game theory; Linear Model of Data Science: Least Squares; Statistical Linear Model; Introduction to linear models and matrix algebra.
With data mining, it is possible to better manage product warranties, predict purchases of retail stock, unearth fraud, determine credit risk, and define new products and services. This course introduces basic data mining technologies and their use for business intelligence. Students will learn how to analyze the business needs for knowledge discovery in order to create competitive advantages and to apply data mining technologies appropriately in order to realize their real business value. Students will study the fundamental principles and techniques of data mining such as predictive modelling and descriptive/unsupervised data mining and will examine real-world examples and cases to place data-mining techniques in context, to develop data-analytic thinking, and to illustrate that proper application is as much an art as it is a science. In addition, students will work “hands-on” with data mining software.
Analytics for Banking combines principles from science, social science, technology, engineering and mathematics with business and finance. This course will equip the students with soft skills necessary to cope with today’s technology-intensive finance industry. In this module, students will have exposure to the fundamental and applications of analytics for banking in any financial related sector. The course covers the main areas of (1) introduction to financial accounting, (2) predictive modeling, (3) introduction to data visualization, (4) principles of investment, (5) introduction to financial derivatives, (6) data analysis for optimal decision making, (7) the effective leader, (8) introduction to R programming, (9) managerial finance, (10) business society
Being able to handle and analyze the available data is now a fundamental skill for everyone. The objective of this course is to challenge and teach students how to handle data that come in a variety of forms and sizes. This course guides students through the whole data management process, from initial data acquisition to final data analysis. Some list of courses to be covered are Unix tools, Regular expressions, Data formats: XML, JSON, YAML, etc. Accessing data sources: Crawling, parsing HTML, APIs, Data modeling and ER model, Relational databases and SQL NoSQL, databases and MongoDB Data cleaning, Crowdsourcing for data management, Textual data and natural language processing tools, Handling time series, dates, time zones, etc. Handling spatial data, maps, etc. Handling image/audio/video data using signal processing, Handling social media and network data, Basic predictive modelling techniques, Visualization Big Data: Hadoop HBase Pig. This course will also introduce students to various tools and techniques of data visualization, visualization best practices, and common pitfalls. Use of Data Visualization tools such as Tableau is adopted in this course for the hands-on skills. Students will also work on building targeted dashboards based on their audience’s need. Other tools such as d3.js, dc.js, Google Charts, etc. are also introduced to reflect on the variety of data visualization tools available for a data analyst to visualize the results of analysis.
This course serves to take the nuances of fraud and the various dynamics revolving round its prevention, detection and investigation to the target audience for achieving the goal of zero tolerance to fraud and hence focused productivity in organizations. This course will enable the participants to develop a knowledge bank on various facets of fraud detection and prevention, such as fraud, its different schemes, analysis of fraud and taking steps to prevent further incidence, detection measures, fraud detection analytics, investigation techniques and the importance of Enterprise Risk Management in the overall reduction of fraud.
Introduction to Analytics (business analytics concepts and frameworks; technologies and tools required for descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics; frameworks for putting analytics to work; technologies and tools required for business analytics; the governance, oversight and business value gained from business analytics within organizations; ethical and social implications of business analytics; future directions for business analytics); Linear Regression; Time Series Analysis; Visualization/ Data Issues; Data Mining – Cluster Analysis; Data Mining – Market Basket Analysis; Spreadsheet Models; Linear Optimization; Integer Linear Optimization; Nonlinear Optimization; Monte Carlo Simulation; What is Fin Tech; Financial Innovation: Theory, History, Today Payments, Cryptocurrencies and Block chain; Digital Finance and Alternative Finance; Data & Tech Fin; Privacy and financial data ; The Future of Data-Driven Finance.
Marketing analytics involves identifying and collecting relevant data, selecting key metrics, developing models that connect these metrics, and using quantitative tools to uncover customer insights and to monitor and maximize the effectiveness of marketing initiatives. This course introduces students to techniques for data visualization and statistical and pattern analysis in a variety of settings involving marketing decision-making. Students will be exposed to data sets, cases, and readings that span a variety of topics such as market segmentation, market response models, customer relationship management, value creation, customer profitability, word-of-mouth marketing, search and social media marketing, and resource allocation. Students will learn how to use probabilistic models and optimization tools to model customer demand forecasts, pricing sensitivity, Lifetime Value and how to leverage such data to make optimal decisions on designing new products, marketing segmentation and strategy.
Tax Incidence, Tax fairness and efficiency, Theory of Income Taxes, Theory of Indirect Taxes, Theory of Taxation in International Relations, Tax Evasion, Strategic Tax Planning, Tax Strategies for New Business, Taxation And Business Operating Strategies, Distributions to Business Owners, Strategies for Business Growth and Expansion, Taxation and Capital Marketing Activities, Use of Holding Companies, Financing Activities, Derivative Instruments and Intellectual Property Management.
The Course introduces students to the peculiarities of specialized businesses and the specific tax rules that guide the imposition of income tax on the profits of companies involved in these businesses. Specifically understand the operations of the specialized businesses of Banking, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Airlines and Shipping, Mining of Solid Minerals and Unit Trust. Mergers, Acquisitions, Takeovers and Restructuring, Industrial Development (Pioneer Legislation) and Export/Free Trade Zone Business.
The Relationship between Tax Policy, Tax Law and Tax Administration; the National Tax Policy. Nigerian Tax Administration: The Joint Tax Board, Federal Inland Revenue Service, State Board of Internal Revenue and Local Government Revenue Committee. Overview of Business Taxation in Nigeria, Objectives/Aims of Business Taxation in Nigeria, Contribution of Business Taxation in Nigeria, Challenges/Problems of Business Taxation in Nigeria, Meaning of a Trade or Profession, Computation of Assessable Profit of a Trade or Profession, Taxable/Non-Taxable Incomes and Allowable/Non-Allowable Expenses, Determination of Basis Period for Assessment, Capital Allowance Computation, Loss Relief , Determination of Computation of Taxable and Non-Taxable, Income of a Partner, Identification and Computation of Allowable and Non-Allowable Expenses of Partnership, Computation of Assessable and Chargeable Profit of Partnership, Determination and Treatment of Tax under Admission and Resignation of a Partner, Introduction to Company Income Tax, Determination of Basis Period for Assessment, Capital Allowance Computation, Loss Relief, Taxation Provisions and Computation for Real Estate, Trust and Settlement Businesses in Nigeria, Tax Provisions and Computation for Transportation and Telecommunications Businesses in Nigeria.
Statutory Audit, Tax Audit, legal basis for the power of tax authorities to conduct Tax Audit and Investigation, Tax Audit Departments, Tax Audit Programme and its benefits, Tax investigation and its different stages, Tax Investigation Departments, Technical Procedures in Tax Audit and Tax Audit Process.
The financial accounting from the foundation level is taken up a level into financial reporting in the context of more complex events and transactions with a greater emphasis on compliance with regulations including International Accounting Standards and generally accepted accounting principles. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and competence in financial statement preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting. As such the following topics are to examined: Conceptual and regulatory framework for financial reporting, Accounting standards and policies relating to specific transactions in the financial statements, Preparing and presenting separate financial statements, Preparing and presenting financial statements of simple group (parent, one subsidiary and an associate), Financial statement analysis and interpretation, Limitations of analyses and interpretation of financial statements, Ethics and current developments in financial reporting and Applicable Accounting Standards.
This course focuses on providing students with required knowledge on taxation law and policy from a comparative and international viewpoint. It covers principles of international tax law, tax policy, double tax treaties, transfer pricing rules and thin capitalization.
Businesses are set in legal environments where they have to deal with regulatory and institutional guard rails. Business Law as a course provides managers and businesses with knowledge resources on the contextual issues of law within the Nigerian legal environment and beyond. The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the legal concepts and instruments necessary for business operations within Nigeria. The module would acquaint candidates with the fundamentals of the legal environment, differences in criminal and tort laws, legal basis for company formation, insolvency, global anti-trust framework, legal aspects of business ranging from law of contract, law relating to sale of goods, agency law, company law, intellectual property law, employment law, revenue law and other relevant laws.
Marketing is of interest to everyone, whether they are marketing goods, services, properties, persons, places, events, information, ideas, or organizations. As it has maintained its respected position among students, educators, and businesspeople. Firms now sell goods and services through a variety of direct and indirect channels. Mass advertising is not nearly as effective as it was, so marketers are exploring new forms of communication, such as experiential, entertainment, and viral marketing. Customers are telling companies what types of product or services they want and when, where, and how they want to buy them. They are increasingly reporting to other consumers what they think of specific companies and products—using e-mail, blogs, podcasts, and other digital media to do so. Company messages are becoming a smaller fraction of the total “conversation” about products and services. It is therefore against the forgoing that marketing management and strategies are necessary for an enhanced competitive advantage for firms. At the end of this module student should develop the ability be able to (i) Develop marketing strategies and plans (ii) Capture marketing insights and performance (iii) Connect more with customers (iv) Build strong brands (v) Shape the market offerings (vi) Deliver and communicating value and (viii) Create successful long-term growth.
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