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Old Code New Code Course Name
     
AM33D  TOUR310  Ecotourism
     
HM100  HOSP1000  Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management
     
HM30B  HOTL3001  Meetings & Convention Management
     
HM329  TOUR3000  Tourism Management
     
HM340  TOUR3105  Caribbean Tourism Planning
     
HM341  TOUR3106  Caribbean Tourism Planning Policies and Issues
     
HM35A  HOTL3001  Entertainment Management
     
MS15A  ACC1002  Introduction to Financial Accounting
     
MS15B  ACCT1003  Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting
     
MS15D  ACCT1005  Financial Accounting
     
MS20A  MKTG2001  Principles of Marketing
     
MS21C  MGMT2005  Computer Applications
     
MS22A  MGMT2008  Organizational Behaviour
     
MS22C  MGMT2029  Managerial Communication
     
MS25A  ACCT2014  Financial Acounting I
     
MS25B  ACCT2015  Financial Accounting II
     
MS25E  ACCT2017  Management Accounting I
     
MS25H  ACCT2019  Accounting for Managers
     
MS26A MGMT2020  Managerial Economics
     
MS27B  MGMT2021  Business Law
     
MS28D  MGMT2023  Financial Management
     
MS28F  MGMT2068  Risk & Treasury Management
     
MS29P  MGMT2026  Production & Operations Management
     
MS30B  MKTG3001  International Marketing
     
MS30C  MKTG3002  Marketing Research
     
MS30D  MKTG3003  Marketing Strategy
     
MS30E  MKTG3070  Consumer Behaviour
     
MS30M  MKTG3010  Integrated Marketing Communication
     
MS31B  MGMT3011  Management Information Systems I
     
MS31C  MGMT3012  Systems Analysis & Design
     
MS32A  MGMT3017  Human Resource Management
     
MS32B  MGMT3018  Industrial Relations
     
MS32C  MGMT3019  Business Negotiations
     
MS32D  MGMT3065  Management of Change
     
MS32E  MGMT3022  Organizational Development
     
MS32G  MGMT3062  Compensation Management
     
MS32I  MGMT3069  Quality Service Management
     
MS32J  MGMT3061  Team Building & Management
     
MS32K  MGMT3063  Labour & Employment Law
     
MS32O  MGMT3021  Organizational Theory & Design
     
MS33D  MGMT3031  Business Strategy & Policy
     
MS33E  MGMT3033  Business, Government & Society
     
MS33G  MGMT3066  Business Ethics for Bankers
     
MS34A  MGMT3036  Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
     
MS34B  MGMT3037  International Business Management
     
MS35E  MGMT3039  Management Accounting II
     
MS35H  ACCT3041  Advanced Financial Accounting
     
MS36E  ACCT3043  Auditing I
     
MS36F  ACCT3044  Auditing II
     
MS37B  MGMT3046  Company Law
     
MS37C  MGMT3067  Regulatory Framework of Banking and Finance
     
MS37D  MGMT3046  Financial Services Law
     
MS38G  MGMT3051  Taxation I
     
MS38H  MGMT3048  Financial Management II
     
MS38I  ACCT3064  Financial Statement Analysis
     
MS38O  MGMT3052  Taxation 2
     
MS39H  MGMT3057  Productivity & Quality Management
     
MS39I  MGMT3056  Project Management
     
MS39J MGMT3060 Production Planning
     
TR21C  TOUR2100  Transportation & Travel
     
TR31B TOUR3102 Tourism Destination Marketing
     
TR31D  TOUR3103  Destination Management

 

AM33D (TOUR3110): Ecotourism

This course examines the development of the concept of ecotourism regionally and internationally.  It will take you through the various components of Ecotourism, highlighting in particular, the business potential of the concept. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between tourism, society and the environment, and the effects of man’s action on the tourism industry.  Ecotourism will be examined from the perspective of its importance as a sustainable option for tourism development.  

Prerequisites: HM341

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HM100 (HOSP1000): Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Management

The entertainment business is a multi-billion dollar industry that touches people in every corner of the world. The Caribbean presents very enticing prospects for better participation in this business through better management of the entertainment industry and in particular its music products. Closely aligned to the music industry are the areas of fashion designing, cosmetology, filmmaking, choreography, management, marketing, tourism, gaming, graphic design, law and technology.

This course will introduce students, to the knowledge and skills that will help them to manage the Caribbean entertainment product. Students will specifically develop an understanding of the workings of the local and international music industry, sports, and related sectors. They will be introduced to some rights and obligations, some production concerns in putting together events, festivals, films, music and other forms of entertainment.

Prerequisites: HM100

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HM30B (HOTL3001): Meetings & Convention Management

This course offers the student the opportunity to study a unique combination of business and management and to explore the specialist area of the meetings and conventions sector. It will cover many areas within this discipline to include events, meetings, conventions and conferences.

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HM329 (TOUR3000): Tourism Management

Prerequisites: HM100  

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HM340 (TOUR3105): Caribbean Tourism Planning

The main objective of this course is to discuss sustainable tourism, with special emphasis on the Caribbean. Caribbean nations are dependent on services in general and tourism in particular as a means of ensuring economic growth and development. The Course will focus on the following issues:
  • The importance of Tourism to Caribbean Economies;
  • The social, economic and environmental impacts of Tourism;
  • The Concept of Sustainable Tourism and its relevance to the Caribbean;
  • Policy and Planning mechanisms to achieve Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean;
  • International, Regional and National Actions to achieve Sustainable Tourism

Prerequisites: AM33D

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HM341 (TOUR3106): Caribbean Tourism: Planning Policies and Issues

At the end of this course, learners should have a better understanding of the importance of the tourism industry to many economies, especially small economies within the Caribbean/CARICOM region. It is therefore necessary that workers and potential workers in this industry understand the planning and organization processes of the industry so as to minimize threats and maximize opportunities. With the understanding that the essence of tourism involves the travel to places and the interaction with people, this course focuses on the planning and organization of the 'People and Place' aspects of the four marketing P's and the policies and issues facing these entities.  

Prerequisites: HM329

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HM35A (HOTL3001): Entertainment Management

The entertainment business is a multi-billion dollar industry that touches people in every corner of the world. The Caribbean presents very enticing prospects for better participation in this business through better management of the entertainment industry and in particular its music products. Closely aligned to the music industry are the areas of fashion designing, cosmetology, filmmaking, choreography, management, marketing, tourism, gaming, graphic design, law and technology.

This course will introduce students, to the knowledge and skills that will help them to manage the Caribbean entertainment product. Students will specifically develop an understanding of the workings of the local and international music industry, sports, and related sectors. They will be introduced to some rights and obligations, some production concerns in putting together events, festivals, films, music and other forms of entertainment.

Prerequisites: HM100

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MS15A: Introduction to Financial Accounting

This is a foundation course designed for students who will proceed to further financial accounting studies.  However, it is recognized that this could be a terminal course for some students. Both theoretical and practical aspects of accounting are covered.  The student who completes this course will not only be able to prepare the accounts of a number of business entities but will also have a fundamental understanding of what those accounts mean.

Prerequisites: Open Campus/TLI Students Only

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MS15B (ACCT1003): Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting

This course sensitizes students to an understanding of current cost and management accounting theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and procedures of product costing, as well as strategies that help the manager to perform the functions of planning and decision making.

The course makes use of some simple mathematical concepts that should have been grasped at the primary and secondary levels. These include the basic mathematical operations, solving simple linear equations and graphing linear functions.

Prerequisites: CXC Math(1-3),OLevel Math,EC08A

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MS15D (ACCT1005): Financial Accounting

This course introduces students to the fundamental accounting principles, practices and procedures necessary for the recording and reporting of financial data within a business entity. It also examines how the reported results of the entity are analyzed.

Objectives

  • To acquaint students with the main principles and concepts underlying the recording and reporting of financial data
  • To introduce the procedures and techniques involved in the recording and reporting of financial data To explain the procedures and techniques involved in the analysis of the financial accounts of a business entity.

Prerequisites: CXC Math(1-3),OLevel,EC08A

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MS20A (MKTG2001): Principles of Marketing

This course is designed to expose students to modern concepts and tools for marketing. The focus will be on fundamentals of marketing such as consumer behaviour, the environment of marketing, marketing information systems, and how managers use the marketing mix strategies to achieve organizational goals. Lectures will be complemented by industry guest lectures and field visits to companies operating in the Jamaican environment.

Prerequisites: PS10A, PS10C

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MS21C (MGMT2005): Computer Applications

MS21C is a hands-on course that is designed to teach students how to solve managerial problems using decision support software. It is not a course in computer literacy. Rather, MS21C is designed to hone a student's problem-solving skills by exposing him/her to the capabilities of specific software applications that can be used to develop business solutions that support managerial decision-making activities. Case-based solutions will be developed using MS Excel and MS Access.

Prerequisites: MS15D

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MS22A (MGMT2008): Organizational Behaviour

This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of Organizational Theory and Behaviour and a familiarity with the concepts of Management Practices and the behaviour of people in Organizations. It takes a systems and contingency approach to the study of organizations, examining the social and cultural environment of the structural, technical, managerial and psycho-social sub systems. Specific emphasis will be placed on the study of the development of Caribbean organizations, while comparisons to organizations in other countries will be made through case studies. Other cases to be examined include: The Caribbean business environment which is impacted by culture, ethnicity, social interaction and economic changes and globalization. Individual, group and group behaviour in organizations to include:

  • Leadership, power, authority and influence, supervision, motivation, informal organizations/groups, alienation and conflict.
  • Managerial strategies which can be employed for better working relations and their implications for the organization and its environment will be explored extensively through the use of case studies/discussions/simulations.

Prerequisites: (PS10A or PS10C) & (SY14G or SY13B)

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MS22C (MGMT2029): Managerial Communication

This course is designed to help students develop effective communication and presentation skills. If offers a practical and analytical approach to the development of content and style in business communication with an emphasis on the relationship between creative and independent and logical thinking and the solution of business problems.   

Prerequisites: FD10A OR FD14A

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MS25A (ACCT2014): Financial Acounting I

This course will provide students with a solid conceptual and practical understanding of the discipline of Financial Accounting and the opportunity to develop competence in the handling of accounting data.

  • Improve the knowledge and expertise in the preparation of financial statements.
  • Gain experience in group research, sharing information and helping colleagues.
  • Prepare reports and improve written communication.
  • Make presentations and improve verbal communication.
  • To enable students to comprehend and evaluate the conceptual framework which underlies accounting methods and reports.
  • To foster civic responsibility to the university community through service learning.

Prerequisites: MS15B, MS15D 

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MS25B (ACCT2015): Financial Accounting II

This course builds on Financial Accounting I - MS25A which is a pre-requisite. It is designed to develop :

  • competence in handling accounting data;
  • sound theoretical basis for a critical evaluation of accounting concepts, terminology and current practices;
  • awareness to deal with controversies, conflicts and shortcomings which exist within the traditional structure of accounting theory.

The course will include theory and practice in relation to both private and public entities of a wide variety in the following areas:

  • Company Accounts including capital re-construction, group accounts, valuation of business and bases of evaluations.
  • Profit available for distribution as dividends, and dividend policy.
  • Preparation of Financial Statements to accord with legislation, accounting standards and generally accepted principles in modern practice.
  • Treatment of Taxation, Reserves and Provisions in accounts and Annual Report to Share/Stock holders and disclosures.
  • Accounting for Changing Price levels.
  • Public Sector Accounting Principles, Methodology (Jamaica).
  • Branch Accounts - Foreign Branches and Accounting for leases.
  • Framework of Accounting

Prerequisites: MS25A

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MS25E (ACCT2017): Management Accounting I

This course builds on Financial Accounting I - MS25A which is a pre-requisite. It is designed to develop :

  • Competence in handling accounting data;
  • Sound theoretical basis for a critical evaluation of accounting concepts, terminology and current practices;
  • Awareness to deal with controversies, conflicts and shortcomings which exist within the traditional structure of accounting theory.
  • The course will include theory and practice in relation to both private and public entities of a wide variety in the following areas:
  • Company Accounts including capital re-construction, group accounts, valuation of business and bases of evaluations.
  • Profit available for distribution as dividends, and dividend policy.
  • Preparation of Financial Statements to accord with legislation, accounting standards and generally accepted principles in modern practice.
  • Treatment of Taxation, Reserves and Provisions in accounts.
  • Annual Report to Share/Stock holders and disclosures.
  • Accounting for Changing Price levels.
  • Public Sector Accounting Principles, Methodology ( Jamaica ).
  • Branch Accounts - Foreign Branches.
  • Accounting for leases.
  • Framework of Accounting.

Prerequisites: MS15B, MS15D 

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MS25H (ACCT2019): Accounting for Managers

This course is a study of accounting theory and practice from the perspective of both preparers and users of financial statements. The course develops the student's technical and problem-solving ability involved in the accounting process and the preparation and analysis of financial statements especially for persons not specializing in accounting as well as locate accounting reports in the decision- making process.

Prerequisites: [MS15B (ACCT1003) or CAPE Accounting Unit 2] & [MS15D(ACCT1005) or CAPE Accounting Unit I] 

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MS26A (MGMT2020): Managerial Economics

This course is primarily concerned with the applications of economic principles and methodologies to the decision making process of the business firm operating under conditions of risk and uncertainty. It focuses on the economics of business decisions and as such, brings abstract theory into closer harmony with managerial practice. The concepts and issues are put in the context of real business decision problems in order to demonstrate methods of identifying problems and finding solutions.

Prerequisites: MS23C 

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MS27B (MGMT2021): Business Law

This course is a survey of some aspects of the law and legal system of Jamaica as it relates to the everyday conduct of business. As a foundation law course for business students, it introduces them to the major sources of law and deals with the main legal principles concerning the formation and breach of contracts. It also introduces the remedies for contractual breach and explains the agency principle.

The objectives of the course are:

  • To familiarise the student with the framework in which the law operates and develops
  • To provide the student with basic knowledge of some fundamental legal principles governing or affecting business and business relationships
  • To introduce students to the process of legal analysis and reasoning.

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MS28D (MGMT2023): Financial Management

This course seeks to provide the foundation of financial management. It will introduce some of the basic concepts used by financial managers in the decision making process and provide a theoretical framework within which these concepts are applicable.

The course will also draw on situations to highlight the importance of both the theory and practice of finance. It is also intended that this course should lay the foundation for students who will be pursuing Financial Management II - MS38H.

Prerequisites: (MS15D or CAPE Accounting Unit I), MS23C 

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MS28F (MGMT2068): Risk & Treasury Management

This course introduces students to the various forms of risks affecting financial institutions. The types of risks, which include, market risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, credit risk and foreign exchange risk. The course will focus on ways of managing these risks. The role of the regulatory authorities is reviewed as well as ethics with regard to bankers.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To acquaint students with the composition of the financial services industry
  • To identify the various forms of risks
  • To explain the international best practices of managing risks

Prerequisites: Banking & Finance students only 

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MS29P (MGMT2026): Production & Operations Management

This course will examine the methods used for efficiently managing the operating division of manufacturing and service based firms. The topics to be covered will include process analysis, design and layout, forecasting, capacity planning, production planning, inventory control, scheduling, project management and quality control. An introduction is also provided to new production control techniques such as Just-in-Time systems and Group Technology.

Throughout the course, special emphasis will be placed on the use of mathematical and statistical techniques for decision making by operating managers.

Prerequisites: MS23C 

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MS30A: Marketing Management

Prerequisites: (UWIDEC) MS20A 

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MS30B (MKTG3001): International Marketing

This course is designed to explore the scope of international marketing. The course examines the impact global environment has upon marketing decisions and strategy formulations. Through analysis of different types of markets, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of how the world is "shrinking" and the influence this has on Jamaican businesses, individuals, households and institutions.

This course will acquaint students with the conceptual and analytical tools they need to understand international business practice, strategy, and positioning. Students will be introduced to the field of international business with emphasis on current issues, globalization, culture, politics, legal issue ethical issues, social responsibility issues, and negotiations. In addition, the course covers basic elements of why and how businesses decide to engage in international business, basic elements in assessing international markets and an overview of the implementation process.

Prerequisites: MS20A 

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MS30C (MKTG3002): Marketing Research

Marketing Research has increasingly become an important part of our lives as students, teachers, practitioners and users. Marketing Research is an information providing activity that aids managers and consumers to make ultimately better decisions. There are several issues that will be discussed in this class: (1) the use of marketing research information in decision-making, (2) examination of the techniques of marketing research, and (3) the consumption of marketing research information.

Course Objectives

  • To help students develop an understanding of the use of marketing research information in strategic decision-making.
  • To familiarize students with the techniques of marketing research.
  • To help students develop the skills to apply marketing research tools in real life situations.

Prerequisites: MS20A, EC16A 

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MS30D (MKTG3003): Marketing Strategy

This course examines how marketing concepts, techniques and theories can be used by decision-makers to identify specific threats and marketing strategy opportunities facing their enterprise and/or organizations. Case studies and real life projects are the principal teaching methods to be used in this course. Participants will be required to conduct a marketing audit of a selected enterprise, identify relevant threats and opportunities and prepare the appropriate marketing strategy and plan for a financial year.

Prerequisites: MS20A 

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MS30E (MKTG3070): Consumer Behaviour

This course is designed to explore the changing dynamics of consumer behaviour throughout the purchasing process and to provide students with the necessary skills to analyze, and shape marketing strategies which effectively meet consumer needs. The course provides a broad overview of the following:
  • Consumer motivation
    Behavioural considerations affecting consumer purchase decisions
  • Meeting consumer needs through selling, advertising, distribution and related activities
  • Special emphasis is placed on the importance of marketing and specifically marketing strategy in producing desired purchasing behaviour.

Prerequisites: MS20A 

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MS30M (MKTG3010): Integrated Marketing Communication

In a nutshell, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is aimed at carrying a unified message to your target market wherever they may be. Something that is critical for today's marketer. This course is designed to explore in detail IMC and brand building.  Students will examine the role of advertising, public relations, personal selling interactive direct and internet media within the IMC) programme of an organization.

OBJECTIVES

  • Explore the discipline of IMC and its role in Marketing
  • Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, tools and practices of IMC
  • Examine the components of the marketing mix and the pros & cons of each
  • Apply these in developing, implementing and evaluating the IMC plan
  • Introduce students to the customer decision process and how to influence it
  • Execute effective creative materials

Prerequisites: MS20A 

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MS31C (MGMT3012): Systems Analysis & Design

This course covers the fundamental activities that are involved in the analysis, design and development of computer-based information systems. Analysis is the act of understanding current information systems and developing the set of information requirements that users demand in a new or enhanced system. In the design stage, Information System personnel develop data and programming maps as to how Information System will meet these requirements. Actual coding and system construction occur in the development phase. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis and design stages of the systems development cycle. Students are encouraged to pay particular attention to the structured design philosophy espoused in our approach to teaching systems development. Special emphasis is placed also on the tools such as data flow diagrams, PERT and Gantt charts, among others.

Prerequisites: MS21C(MGMT2005) 

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MS32A (MGMT3017): Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management - Theory and Practice introduces the student to the organizational models and designs that will most effectively procure, integrate, develop, protect, compensate and maintain the human resources of the organization. Students will be exposed to a cross section of Caribbean cases and readings and will analyze the implications of these practices for development of the region.

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) 

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MS32B (MGMT3018): Industrial Relations

As a subject, Industrial Relations is concerned with the rules, practices, outcomes and institutions emerging from the interaction between employers and employees in a formal work setting.  Much of the study and practice of industrial relations has centred on trade unions and the institution of collective bargaining. Some scholars and practitioners however, point out that Industrial Relations (a notoriously imprecise term) does not only refer to an employment situation in which a union exists. Wherever an employment contract exists, the conditions are created for industrial relations to be
studied.

This course provides an introduction to Industrial Relations; it focuses on the principal Industrial Relations actors (workers, management, and government) and their contribution to the process of workplace governance. It is suitable for anyone who will work in any kind of workplace organization, but essential for someone who will have responsibility for the management of people and absolutely critical for someone who will specialize in human resources management.

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) 

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MS32C (MGMT3019): Business Negotiations

Business Negotiation involves the sharing of information.  Most real life negotiations, such as the negotiation between the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) and the West Indies Players Association, or that over the Portmore Causeway are not dyadic negotiations but complex multi-party decision making activities.  

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) 

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MS32D (MGMT3065): Management of Change

The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the major issues involved in managing change within contemporary organizational settings. Additionally, the course aims to assist students to develop the necessary practicalskills and intervention strategies, which are required to manage change effectively at the individual, group, and organizational levels, in order to assist an organization to achieve its desired corporate objectives. 

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) 

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MS32E (MGMT3022): Organizational Development

Organization development is a system wide application of behavioural science knowledge to the planned development, improvement and reinforcement of the strategies, structures, and processes that lead to organization effectiveness."(Cummings and Worley)

The objective of this course is:

  • to allow the student to gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories and models of organizational change as well as
  • To develop their analytical ability to diagnose situations for potential change. At the end of this course the student would have developed competence in general managerial problem solving.

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) grade B+ or higher 

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MS32G (MGMT3062): Compensation Management

This course is intended to introduce students to the principles and practice in modern compensation management. Students who take this course will:

  • Be able to explain the role of compensation in the management of human resources in an organization
  • Be able to explain the importance of compensation in achieving the strategic objectives of an organization
  • Be able to explain the theoretical issues that underlie the design of a compensation system, the techniques involved in designing a compensation system and the skills necessary to make sound compensation decisions in different labour market settings.
  • Be able to describe the unique variables operating in the Caribbean context and explain in the light of this, how to design an appropriate compensation system.

Prerequisites: MS32A(MGMT3017) 

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MS32I (MGMT3069): Quality Service Management

This course introduces students to models of service management from the perspective of the Behavioural Sciences. Students will trace the evolution of service management and analyze the effectiveness of current models of service management in especially as they are utilized in the Caribbean. Course topics include:
  • Caribbean organizations and the implications for service in those organizations
  • The evolution of service
  • Defining and measuring service quality
  • Designing and managing for quality service
  • Emotional labour, transactions and relationships

Prerequisites: MS32A(MGMT3017) 

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MS32J (MGMT3061): Team Building & Management

Course objectives include:

  • to allow the student to gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories and models of organizational change as well as
  • to develop their analytical ability to diagnose situations for potential change.

At the end of this course the student would have developed competence in general managerial problem solving.

Prerequisites: MS22A(MGMT2008) 

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MS32K (MGMT3063): Labour & Employment Law

Industrial relations is intended to give the student a working knowledge and understanding of the current labour laws and underlying philosophies in the region as well as a theoretical approach to Industrial Relations. Students will work with existing laws and analyze the implications of these laws for management and employees in the region.

Students will be exposed to problems and solutions in the workplace by Industrial Relations Practitioners who will serve as guest lecturers. The case method will also increase the student's understanding of the contemporary issues surrounding Industrial Relations in the Caribbean.

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MS32O (MGMT3021): Organizational Theory & Design

This course covers the fundamentals of Organizational theory, Structure and Design, the components and the links to organizational success. We begin with an historical overview of organizational theory, structure and design examining the pros and cons.

Candidates will then be able to interpret the information in ways that will help them to determine which organizational structures are more appropriate for the particular kind of product and or service.

Candidates will be able to identify those factors in the environment which impact and
influence the organization's functioning either positively and or negatively. Factors such
as Organizational Culture, the Organization's History, Management Practices,
Government Policies, and all will be examined in the context of Caribbean organizations
responding to a global environment.

Prerequisites: MS32A(MGMT3017) 

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MS33D (MGMT3031): Business Strategy & Policy

The central theme of this course is to examine how a business organization responds to the constraints and complexities of the real world and how these impact on managerial decisions. Students will be expected to analyze problems confronting managers and attempt to develop solutions. The course has the potential to help students develop the following skills:
  • Provide a basis to undertake internal and industrial analysis
  • Planning and developing strategy
  • Presenting strategic report management

Prerequisites: Final Year B.Sc. Management or B.Sc. Accounting Students only. 

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MS33E (MGMT3033): Business, Government & Society

This course describes the role and function of the business sector in society, the role of public sector as regulator and activist and the role of the individual as consumer, citizen, entrepreneur and voter. We examine theories of business behaviour. 

Prerequisites: MS20A (MKTG2001) 

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MS33G (MGMT3066): Business Ethics for Bankers

This is a survey course which attempts to prepare students for attendant challenges in the banking and finance arena.  

Prerequisites: Finalizing Banking and Finance students 

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MS34A (MGMT3036): Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation

This course deals with one of the most challenging issues confronting developing countries. It focuses on understanding and appreciating the entrepreneurial mindset in relation to the ability to create new ventures successfully. The course also focuses on "intrapreneurship" or in the reinvigoration of existing enterprises with an attitude of innovation, responsiveness and receptivity to change, and it considers entrepreneurship in an international context. 

Prerequisites: MS15D, Finalising Management Studies Students 

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MS34B (MGMT3037): International Business Management

The purpose of the international business management course is to familiarize students with the globally applicable theories of international business in the context of the practice of management in a small open developing environment.The course builds upon the unassailable conclusion that the development of Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region will rest upon the ability of firms within the region to engage profitably in international business activities. To this end, the conceptual theme that will drive the course is the relationship between the processes of economic development and national competitiveness on the one hand, and the theory and practice of international business on the other.

The course is divided into two modules. The first is 'international business theories, systems and institutions' in which focus is on understanding the theories and concepts of international business and in identifying the principal institutions that comprise the framework for international business. The second is "managing the international operations of firms in developing countries," in which the focus is on the response of firms in developing countries to the current imperatives of international business and development.

Prerequisites: Final year B.Sc. Management Studies Students 

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MS35E (MGMT3039): Management Accounting II

This is a revised third year management accounting course and represents the second of a two-semester programme in management accounting. This course seeks to provide further analysis of the critical role of management accounting concepts, models and information systems in the development and implementation of competitive strategy. 

Prerequisites: MS25E (ACCT2017)

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MS35H (ACCT3041): Advanced Financial Accounting

This course is designed for students above the intermediate level to deal with more advanced accounting concepts, practices and procedures relating to accounting topics not necessarily used by all accountants in their daily lives. It is geared toward persons intending to pursue accounting as a career. The course may also be regarded as a terminal level course for persons working in the field of accounting.

Prerequisites: MS25B (ACCT2015)

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MS36E (ACCT3043): Auditing I

Provides an introduction to auditing within the wider context of assurance services. The course covers the basic principles and theory underpinning modern audit and the application of the principles to the main areas of a statutory audit. Emphasis on ethics (integrity and objectivity, confidentiality, independence), auditing standards and procedures, internal control, audit evidence, testing. Classroom instruction is mixed with practical examples through the examination of decided cases. 

Prerequisites: MS25B

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MS36F (ACCT3044): Auditing II

This course builds on the fundamentals of auditing theory and practice acquired in MS36E. The course covers the management of the audit process including quality control of audits, international standards on auditing and focuses heavily on the application of the theory to the conduct of the audit process. 

Prerequisites: MS36E (ACCT3043)

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MS37B (MGMT3046): Company Law

The course introduces the student to some essential legal principles relating to registered companies especially those which are particularly relevant to students of accounting, management and entrepreneurial studies.   The course begins with an introduction to a primary source of company law the Companies Act, 2004 and then launches into an expose of the various types of registered companies.  It highlights the legal nature of registered companies particularly limited liability companies.  It examines the law relating to pre-incorporation matters, provides a brief on the documents andprocedure for company formation and highlights the effect of the company's constitutive documents.  The student will also be exposed to rules relating
to corporate financing as well as to issues in corporate management, particularly the role and duties of directors.  The student will also be exposed to the statutory basis for several accounting and audit requirements for companies as well as other filing and reporting requirements and will study the rules governing appointment, removal and duties of the company auditor.  The course ends an examination of the procedures for winding up ofcompanies and the role of the liquidator in winding up.

General Objectives

The general objectives of the course are:

  • To introduce the student to the legal framework for companies
  • To provide the student with basic knowledge of some fundamental legal principles governing the formation, operation and dissolution registered companies
  • To develop critical thinking skills and introduce students to the process of legal analysis and reasoning.

Prerequisites: MS27B(MGMT2021) 

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MS37C (MGMT3067): Regulatory Framework of Banking and Finance

This course provides a familiarization with the legal environment and practices which govern the financial services industry. International best practices will also be studied and comparisons made with local laws and regulations them. 

Prerequisites: Finalizing Banking and Finance students.

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MS37D (MGMT3067): Financial Services Law

This course provides an understanding of fundamental legal principles relating to banking and other financial services. Emphasis will be placed on bank and customer rights, duties, liabilities and the law relating to negotiable instruments, methods of payment, security documentation and capital market instruments as well as fundamental principles of insurance law. 

Prerequisites: MS27B/MGMT2021; Finalizing Banking and Finance students

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MS38G (ACCT3064): Taxation I

This course provides students with an understanding of the main principles and concepts of taxation. It aims to provide students with a knowledge of how taxation policy is formulated and applied in Jamaica and selected countries overseas countries. The course will enable students to understand how the Jamaican tax liabilities of individuals and organizations are calculated. The study of Jamaica tax law and practice is further developed in the context of tax planning and ethical considerations. 

Prerequisites: MS27B(MGMT2021), MS25A (ACCT2014) 

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MS38H (MGMT3048): Financial Management II

Finance is an exciting, challenging, and ever-changing discipline. Financial Management II is an advanced managerial finance course that ties together theory and applications of financial management; covering the essential aspects of financial decisions.

Financial decisions are primarily concerned with providing solutions to the following problems:

  1. what assets should the enterprise acquire? (this is the capital budgeting decision);
  2. how should these assets be financed? (this is the capital structure decision); and 
  3. how should short-term operating cash flows be managed? (this is the working capital decision).
This course focuses predominantly on learning the tools and techniques needed to analyze and evaluate financial information. This type of analysis enables the financial manager to identify and solve management problems related to the financial operations of business corporations.

Prerequisites: MS28D (MGMT2023) 

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MS38I (ACCT3064): Financial Statement Analysis

Research has shown that the use of financial statements prepared using generally accepted standards can improve the level of analysis and positively impacts the resultant decision-making process. While one of the goals of International Financial Reporting Standards is to facilitate comparisons of the results and performance of companies over time and across industries, the preparation of financial statements involves numerous assumptions and judgments, which influence the outcome of the statements. It is therefore imperative that users are aware of the assumptions and the various ways that the numbers in the financial statements are affected.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the basis of preparation of accounts, how accounts should be used in informing the decision-making process, how accounts are to be compared over time and how comparisons are to be made across companies.

Prerequisites: MS25B (ACCT2015) & MS28D (ACCT2023) 

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MS38O (MGMT3052): Taxation 2

This course builds on Taxation I (MS38G) and extends the measurement of taxable income to corporate entities. A thorough understanding of MS38G is therefore requisite. This course introduces issues related to the taxation of distributions and benefits to principal members of companies. It covers the taxation implications of residence and domicile of incorporated bodies, including double taxation treaties. The course includes a comparative review of Commonwealth Caribbean tax regimes in the areas of income tax and capital gains tax. Throughout the course tax planning and management will
be emphasized, including tax incentives legislation. 

Prerequisites: MS38G(MGMT3051) 

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MS39H (MGMT3057): Productivity & Quality Management

This course provides an in depth coverage of productivity and quality management in the service and other industries. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of quality principles through the interpretation, understanding and use of these principles and concepts throughout the problem solving process. Areas covered include Quality and Continuous Improvement, Process Control, Productivity and Measurement, Reliability, Bench Marking and Auditing.

Students will have a sound understanding of quality and productivity in the service sector and be able to apply tools and techniques for improvements.

Prerequisites: MS29P(MGMT2026) 

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MS39I (MGMT3056): Project Management

This course will be an upper level (3), undergraduate course, designed to fill the gap in our current curricula, which does not incorporate the management of projects. The course is about the principles and practices of project management in business and technology and will provide the student with the necessary skills that are required in the industry. 

Prerequisites: MS29P(MGMT2026) 

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MS39J (MGMT3060): Production Planning

This course focuses on advanced techniques for use in the design, planning, and control of operating systems in the manufacturing and service sector.

The course is designed to complement and build on topics covered in MS29P, Introduction to Production & Operation Management. A more advanced treatment is provided for decision models which are used in production planning, inventory control, scheduling, facility design and location. Case examples are drawn from operating systems in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations. 

Prerequisites: MS29P(MGMT2026) 

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TR21C (TOUR2100): Transportation & Travel

This course focuses on the dimensions of tourism: historical, economic, social, cultural, psychological and environmental characteristics as they relate to the development of the travel and tourism industry with special emphasis on the transport sector.  With ever increasing  tourism demand, the transportation sector has had to adjust in order to accommodate the volume of international and domestic travelers.  Adequate transportation infrastructure and access to generating markets is one the most important prerequisites for the development of any destination.  Thus tourism travel 
and transport is a very active element of the tourist product and experience.

Prerequisites: HM100

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TR31B (TOUR3102): Tourism Destination Marketing

As the recipient of tourism, the destination is a key element of the tourism system and

provides the focal point for tourism activity and the study of tourism. Since tourism is
consumed where it is produced, the destination comes under intense scrutiny and pressure from a wide range of sources, providing many challenges for all those involved in tourism in the public and private sectors. This course will examine the key issues that must be considered to effectively market the tourism destination.

More specifically, the course evaluates:

  • The factors that influence tourists' destination choices
  • The role that branding, destination image and promotion play in destination marketing
  • The auditing and management of tourism destinations
  • The growing importance of the Internet as a communications and market development tool
  • Marketing destinations in crisis

Prerequisites: MS20A (MKTG2001)

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TR31D (TOUR3103): Destination Management

The inability of Small Island states to take advantage of the benefits of economies of scale and by extension compete effectively in both the primary and secondary sectors have rendered these economies dependent on service. Indeed the context of the Caribbean this reality has cause for small Caribbean nations to be highly reliant on tourism for the provision of jobs, contribution to GDP and the generation of foreign exchange.

The perpetuation of this industry however is dependent on the management of the many, participant of the tourism system while the profitability of the industry is dependent on the proper coordination of the relative industries to which tourism is linked. Further the longevity of these profits is reliant on the maintenance of social, cultural, environmental and economic equilibriums. It is therefore the purpose of this course to expose students to the importance of, and issues surrounding the effective management of tourism destinations.

Prerequisites: HM329

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