MBA Structure and Courses

The different MBA Programme Pathways will be taught in three semesters.

  • All students must attend all 5 core courses taught in the first semester.
  • All students must attend all 5 core courses taught in the second semester.
  •  In semester three, all students must attend the Strategic Management course and the final Research Paper as well as three elective courses from the specific MBA Pathway.
  • Cost and Management Accounting
    Introduction; Management accounting and financial accounting; Cost and volume-profit analysis; Break-even analysis for multiple products; Budgeting and budgetary control; Departmental budgets; Capital budgeting; Standard costing; Pricing of products and services; Management accounting and business decisions.
  • Marketing Management
    Market determination; Customer value and satisfaction; Product planning and development; Strategic marketing decisions; Marketing of services; Branding packaging and labelling; Product policy; Pricing; Channels of distribution, promotion, Wholesaling and retailing. Concepts of information systems; Managers information needs; Types of information systems: Planning and development; Tools and methods of building information systems, Information systems successes and failures; Privacy and security of information systems; Ethical and social aspects related to information systems; Information systems departments (ISD).
  • Management Information Systems
    Concepts of information systems; Managers information needs; Types of information systems: Planning and development; Tools and methods of building information systems, Information system success and failure; Privacy and security of information systems; Ethical and social aspects related to information system; Information system departments (ISD).
  • Financial Management
    Introduction and objectives; Financial management environment; Interest rates and required rate of returns; Financial statements; Taxes, depreciation and cash flow; Risk and rates of return; Future and present value; Ordinary annuity; Annuity due and perpetuity; Effective annual interest rate (EAR); Cost of capital; Payback period; Net present value (NPV); Internal rate of return (IRR); Modified internal rate of return (MIRR); Cash flow estimation and risk analysis; Capital structure and leverage; Financial statement analysis; Distributions to shareholders: Dividends and share repurchases.
  • Organizational Behavior
    Introduction; Individual behavior: Personality and values; Individual perception and learning; Motivation and rewards; Decision making; Decision making and ethics, Ethics and conflicts, Negotiations; Communication in teams and with organizations.
  • Human Recourses Management
    Introduction; HRM planning; Job design cycle; Recruitment and selection; Performance management system; Employees counselling, Development programmes: motivation and compensation; Global HRM.
  • Project Management
    Introduction; Information system project environment; ISPM features; ISPM conflicts; Project communication; Alternate organization structures; Requirement analysis; Software development standards; Project applications.
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Introduction; Ethics in business; Good life as the goal of ethics; Finding Ethics in Business; Business values; Ethics and legal professionals; Trust and truth; Advertising and consumer manipulation; Competition and self-control.
  • Production and Operation Management
    Introduction; Location planning; Capacity planning; Facilities layout; Inventory control; Materials required for planning; Project control with PERT/CPM; Behavioral issues in operations management; International issues in operations management; Service operations management; Quality management
  • Entrepreneurship
    Introduction; Entrepreneurial process; Entrepreneurship and creativity; Entrepreneurial assessment; Business plan development; Business plan writing; Presenting business plan; Business problem-solving for the Entrepreneur; Marketing plan development; Customer new business start up; Basic and advanced website development; Entrepreneurship in practice; Applications: eBay®; Developing business opportunities and plans; Taking innovation to Market; Financing entrepreneurial operations.

In semester three, all students must attend the Strategic Management course and the final Research Paper as well as choose any three elective courses from the specific MBA Pathway.

  • Strategic Management
    Introduction; Internal context of strategy; Exploring the external environment: Macro and industry dynamics; Crafting and dynamic business strategy; International strategies; Alliances and cooperative strategies; Implementation of strategies.
  • Research Paper
    Publish a paper in a refereed scientific journal.
  • Managerial Economics
    Scope of managerial economics; Basic economic concepts; Elasticity and revenue; Demand estimation; Competitive market equilibrium; Production Iso-quants; Marginal rate of technical substitution; Iso-cost line; Cost analysis and estimation: Cost function; Profit maximization; Markets types.
  • Leadership and Decision Making 
    Define leadership; Personal leadership; Organizational leadership; Global leadership; Personal leadership profile; Leadership in Community context; Leadership theory; Leadership concepts.
  • Total Quality Management
    Basics  of total management; Evolution of quality; Foundations for total quality management; Total quality management (TQM) culture; Preparing for total quality management; Quality problems; Quality certification; TQM performance.
  • Marketing Research
    Role of marketing research in management; Decision-making: definition and research process; Secondary data and databases; Qualitative research; Survey research; Primary data collection; Observation; Experimentation; Concept of measurement attitude and scales; Questionnaire design; Sampling issues; Data processing and data analyses; Communicating research results; Managing marketing research; Research ethics.
  • Corporate Finance
    Objectives and organization; Financial institutions; Markets; Types of financing: Short and long term loans; Lease finance; Capital structure;  Long term finance;  Equity financing; Debt financing; Cost of capital; Valuation of stock and bonds; valuation of stock, Valuation of stock and bonds; Risk and return; Dividend policy.
  • International Business
    Future and challenges of globalisation; Economic, legal, and political systems; Ethics and international business; International trade: Firms and international trade; Governments and regulations of international trade; Foreign direct investment (FDI); Sudan bilateral agreements; Technical and financial studies in domestic and MNC companies; Foreign market entry modes.
  • Corporate Finance
    Objectives and organization; Financial institutions; Markets; Types of financing: Short and long term loans; Lease finance; Capital structure;  Long term finance;  Equity financing; Debt financing; Cost of capital; Valuation of stock and bonds; valuation of stock, Valuation of stock and bonds; Risk and return; Dividend policy.
  • Islamic Banking and Finance ‏ ‏
    Introduction to Islamic economics; Concept of Islamic finance; Concept of Sharia and Fiqh; Contemporary Islamic economic thought; Basic principles of Islamic law and finance; Principle of ibaḥaaṣliyya; Prohibition of Riba; Gharar and Maisir; Principle of “risk sharing; Evolution and market trends of Islamic banking and finance; Sharia Boards and Corporate Governance,  Sharia standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI); Islamic modern finance; Islamic capital markets; Takaful and Re-takaful; Corporate social responsibility; Micro financing; Current issues and challenges in Islamic finance; Outlook.
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
    Introduction; Financial system; Financial institutions; Commercial banks; Specialized banks; Islamic banks; Central bank; Non-bank institutions; Money markets; Capital markets, Financial markets, Foreign exchange markets; International financial institutions; Khartoum stock exchange market.
  • International Financial Management
    Introduction; Global financial Markets; Foreign exchange theory; how forward markets reflect expectations of future spot rate? Foreign exchange exposure; Introduce main operating exposures experienced by firms; Financing a global firm; Determinants of financial structure of the foreign subsidiaries; Foreign investments; Managing capital internationally; Measuring equity market performance across borders; International CAPM; Differences between tax systems around the globe.
  • Portfolio Management
    Introduction; Overview of investments and portfolio analysis; Markets for securities and taxes; risk and return; Economic analysis; Industry analysis; Bond analysis; Derivatives; Technical analysis; Portfolio analysis; Portfolio selection; Managed portfolios.
  • Insurance and Risk Management
    Introduction; Concept of risk management; Definitions of risk; General risk relationships; Risk management process; Risk planning; Risk identification; Risk qualification; Risk response planning; Risk monitoring; Risk control; Introduction to concept of insurance.
  • Marketing Research
    Introduction; Role of marketing research ; Definition of research process, Secondary data and databases; Qualitative research; Survey research; Primary data collection; Observations; Experimentations; Concept of measurement attitude and scales; Questionnaires designs; Sampling issues; Data processing and analysis; Communicating research results; Managing marketing research, Research ethics.
  • Marketing Strategies
    Introduction; Review of marketing elements; Analysis of marketing opportunities ; Analysis of marketing planning; Issues of e-marketing and global marketing; Managing integrated marketing communications; Insuring marketing and strategic management; Work together.
  • International Marketing
    Introduction; Scope and challenges of international marketing; International marketing strategy;  International legal environment; Foundations of culture; Cultural dynamics in assessing global markets: Culture, management style and business systems; Political environment; Critical concern; International legal environment: Case studies
  • Consumer Behavior
    Introduction; Consumer behavior; Consumer behavior-meeting changes and challenges; Consumer research process; Market segmentation and strategic targets; Consumer motivation; Personality and consumer behavior; Consumer perception; Consumer decision making; Consumer learning; Consumer attitude formation and change; Communications and consumer behavior; Culture influences on consumers behavior; Subculture and consumers behavior; Cross-cultural consumers behavior; Consumer and e-marketing; Marketing ethics and social responsibility.
  • Product and Brand Management
    Introduction; Concepts of brands; Ownership and use; Brands registration; Loss of  brands rights; Infringement; Basics of brands; Selecting brands; Protecting brands; International brands; Owner of brands; brands vs. copyright;  Types of brands.
  • Services Marketing
    Introduction; Frameworks for Services; Product catalogue service; Marketing mix III: Distribution; Marketing Mix IV: Designing customer service processes; Marketing Mix V: Designing service environment; Marketing Mix VI: Service product; Marketing Mix VII: Managing service personnel; Marketing implementation I: Service Quality; Marketing implementation II: Managing service quality; Marketing implementation III: Growth strategies for service organizations; Services marketing: Integrating customer focus across a firm.
  • Current Issues in Marketing
    Introduction; Intelligent marketing; E-Marketing; Relationship marketing; Customer relationship management; Developing innovative brand communications ; Design of marketing; Marketing services; New trends in marketing; Global marketing: Insights for going international; Marketing  for academic and professional careers; applications.
  • Innovation Management
    Introduction; Context of innovation and role of the ‎state; Managing intellectual property; Building innovative organization; Sources of innovation; Innovation networks; Decision making under uncertainty; Developing an innovation strategy;  Managing organizational knowledge; Managing R&D projects; Managing a new product development team; Group project presentations; Exploiting new ventures; Capturing benefits of innovations.
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
    Introduction; Concepts of valuation for entrepreneurial ventures and possible ‎funding sources Types of investments and planning horizons; Opportunities from funder view point; Management of ‎teams and funders; Model opportunities; Relevant capital structures; Value options; Examine VC funding work; Funding rounds and business of funding; Challenges of managing and funding growth; Term sheets and concept of Due Diligence; Liquidity events: Initial public offerings, sales and mergers; Examine latest stage financing: mezzanine financing and buy-‎outs; International growth; Corporate and strategic venture funds.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises ‎Management
    Introduction; Legal status of small and medium size enterprises; EU classification of SMEs; Creation of ‎small and ‎medium size enterprises; EU classification of SMEs Financial needs and resources of small and medium-sized ‎enterprises, Personal particulars of the operation of small and medium size ‎enterprises; Transfer obligations of SMEs; Supporting institutes for development of small and medium size ‎enterprises in the Slovak Economic information system for the needs of small and medium-‎‎‎‎‎‎sized ‎enterprises; Position of SMEs in the area of SR.
  • Strategic Alliances
    Strategic management process and concepts; value of vision; mission and corporate objectives; Role of corporate governance and stakeholder management; Coherence in strategic direction; External analysis; Porter’s Five Forces model; General environment; Competitive environment; National environments; Creating environmentally aware organization; Internal analysis; Value chain analysis; Resource-based view of a firm; Evaluation of firm performance; Balanced scorecard; Main definitions and classifications; Competitiveness at macroeconomics level; Directions of macro competitiveness research; Factors determining ‎an economy competitiveness potential; Rankings of international competitiveness of countries; Global Competitiveness Report; Main competitive strategies; Competitiveness of enterprises (theoretical issues); Types and sources of competitive advantages of enterprises; Potential and general characteristics of strategic alliances: Case studies, Typology of alliances II: Common integration, pseudo-concentration, complementary; Global network corporation.
  • New Venture Planning
    Introduction; Importance of project planning; Elements of project planning; Project scope plan; Delivery schedule planning; Team building and planning; developing business plan; Planning and grant writing; Doing the project; Outcomes evaluation and assessment; Methodology of planning and project management; Stakeholder requirements; Technological and epistemological assumptions ‎  and ‎methodological ‎ aspects ‎in designing a new applications and ‎services; Life cycle services applications; Risk analysis in ‎‎development ‎of ‎services and applications;‎Brainstorming; ‎‎Gordon’s method;  Implementation new systems for‎ services‎‎ and ‎applications; Use of soft ware tools; Comprehensive Planning.
  • Corporate Performance Management
    Corporate performance management; Performance planning and analysis; Implementing performance management systems; Strategy driven performance management; Measuring results via scorecards; Performance management and people development; Performance management in action; Employee development; Team development and coaching; Development plans; Performance management and reward system; Performance management and knowledge development; Performance consulting.
  • Personnel Management in International Organizations
    Overview of personal management; Best  employees; Paying employees; Providing benefits, Training employees; Compliance with regulations; Ensuring  safe work environment; Sustained  high performance  employees; General resources; Qualified new employees; Job  description  and orientation; Personnel records; Employees performance appraisal.
  • Labor Laws and Social Insurance
    Concepts of labor law; Trade unionism; Collective bargaining; Workers participation in management; Labor welfare and social security; ILO-convention and labor administration; Workers’ compensation schemes and redundancy; Qualifying for social security benefits; Social security benefit amount; Taking benefits before retirement age; Windfall elimination provision and government pension offsets; Medicare and social security; Strategies for maximizing social security; Six pillars of retirement income.
  • Human Resources Strategic Management
    Introduction; Strategy formulation; Role of value in strategy formulation; Strategy implementation, communicating strategy to staff; Competitive strategy; Competitive advantages; Competitive differentiator Ethics; Linking HR to organization strategy; Organizational effectives; Trends in HR; Mission and vision; Quality management.
  • Negotiation Skills and Conflict Management
    Course overview; Kinds of negotiators; Distributive and mixed motive bargaining; Integrative and mixed-motive bargaining; Competitive and cooperative styles; Negotiating in context, origins of conflict-dispute prevention; Delegating conflict management ‎to the disputants; Employers’ dispute resolution; Complaint handling systems; Conciliation; Mediation; Arbitration; Negotiation with difficult people.
  • Organization Development and Change
    Introduction; Understanding change; Organizations change; Diagnosing change; Organizational diagnosis team time; Resistance to change; Implementing change; Organizational diagnosis team time, Communicating change, Continues communicating change, Organizational diagnosis team time; Sustaining change and thanks giving; Organizational diagnosis project; Presentations.
  • Supply Chain Management
    Introduction; Within organizations supply chain management; Nature of firms; Evolution of supply chain; Role of supply chain management within fortune 500 companies; Design and development of a supply chain networks; Measuring and analyzing the value and efficiency of a domestic and global supply Chains networks; Planning for supply and demand within a supply chain; Economic effect of supply chains within corporate America case study; Barriers of overall supply chains; Coordination within a supply chain: BMW case; Pricing and revenue management in a supply chain; Major barriers facing supply chain networks in North America; Revision of managing variability within a supply chain network; Trends in markets; Information technology in supply chain management.
  • Total Quality Management
    Introduction; Total management; Evolution of quality; Foundations for Total quality management; TQM culture; Preparing for total quality management; Quality Gurus; Quality problems; Quality certification; TQM performance measurement.
  • Health Care Management
    Introduction; Risk in society;  Concept of risk; Chance of  loss; Types of insurers and marketing systems;  Insurance company operations; Life ,insurance and risk. Definition of insurance; Basic characteristics of insurance;  Requirements of an insurable risk;  Adverse selection and insurance; Benefits and costs of insurance on society; Health insurance;  Personal property insurance: homeowner and auto insurance; Insurance market in Sudan; Institutions and insurance business in Hungary; Definition of insurance activities; Insurance companies; Classification of insurance branches; Technical provisions; Social security in Hungary: health insurance; Social security in Sudan: pension system; Application on SPSS.
  • Health Crisis Management
    Introduction; Definitions and concepts of emergency; Emergency management; Form a team; Issue a mission statement; Review internal policies and plans; Identify critical products; Services and operations; Conduct a vulnerability analysis; Estimate probability; Plan components; Identify challenges and prioritize activities; Integrate the Plan into company operations; Emergency management considerations; Emergency Operations Center (EOC); Communications.
  • Health Insurance and Social Security
    Introduction; Risk in society; Meaning of risk; Chance of loss; Peril and hazard;  Types of insurers and marketing systems;  Insurance company operations; Life and insurance and risk; Definition of insurance; Basic characteristics of insurance; Requirements of an insurable risk; Adverse selection and insurance; Benefits and costs of insurance on society; Health insurance; Personal property insurance: homeowner and auto insurance; insurance market in Sudan; Institutions and insurance business in Hungary; Definition of insurance activities; Insurance companies; Classification of insurance branches; Technical provisions; Social security in Hungary: health insurance; Social security in Hungary; Applications on SPSS.
  • Computer Applications in Hospitals Management
    Introduction; National perspectives and emerging issues; E-prescribing; Disease/Demographic Surveillance Systems; Intro to Excel; Functions of health information systems; Strategic planning; National perspectives: Impacts  on professional development and tracking quality of patient care; Case studies in patient-care/ clinical decision-support systems and genomics and others; Ethical and legal issues in health care; Electronic health care records; Research and report writing  in health care issues.
  • Project Management Information Systems
    Introduction; Programme and project portfolio management; Project integration management; Project scope management; Projects and team: people, organizations and roles; Managing agreements and documents; Standard and custom reports; Guiding collaboration with policies and workflow diagrams; Information for common understanding prerequisites for collaboration; Cheapest and most reliable way to document and communicate information; Armor for defense against political or legal attacks; A window into project; Improving performance with report cards; Challenges to implementation.
  • Total Quality Management
    Basics  of total management; Evolution of quality; Foundations for total quality management; Total quality management (TQM) culture; Preparing for total quality management; Quality problems; Quality certification; TQM performance.
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
     Introduction; Bases for project schedule; Project objectives and scope; Project milestones and budget; Basic network diagramming; Cornerstones of project management; Phases of project management; Scheduling   front end; Project  recourses availability; Critical path; Project schedule tools; Expanded  network diagramming; Bar chat; Assignments.
  • Supply Chain Management
    Introduction; Supply chain management within organizations; Nature of firms; Evolution of supply chain; Role of supply chain management within fortune 500 companies; Design and development of a supply chain network; Measuring and analyzing the value and efficiency of domestic and global supply chains networks; Planning for supply and demand within a supply chain; Economic effect of supply chains within corporate America; Barriers of overall supply chains; Coordination within a supply chain: BMW case; Pricing and revenue management in a supply chain; Major barriers facing supply chains  networks in North America.
  • Projects Feasibility Studies
    Introduction; Definition of entrepreneurship; Feasibility analysis process, Opportunity recognition and entrepreneurial research; Creation of ideas-preliminary model; Identify your industry; Market types; Financial research; Competitive analysis; Venture structure and the future; Group presentations.