Finance

PHILOSOPHY

Financial concerns are part of nearly every organizational decision, whether the organization is a business firm, non-profit organization or government agency. For that reason, financial executives are of central importance to overall planning and control. Even non-financial executives must know enough finance to effectively oversee financial concerns within their areas of expertise. The Executive MBA in Finance at UNN Business School provides students with the concepts and tools for participating in the financial decision-making process for a variety of businesses and organisations that require special understanding of financial analysis and financial management.

 

1.2    OBJECTIVES

The Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) programme in Finance has the following objectives;

  1. To conduct strategic financial analysis using both theoretical and practical applications
  2. To provide students with the analytical skills necessary to make effective business decisions.
  • To prepare students to become successful professionals in the field of finance and/or add value to existing finance professionals by expanding and updating their core base of technical knowledge, competency and skills.

 

1.3    SCOPE

The Executive MBA programme in Finance cuts across various areas in Finance industry. Students will complete relevant courses in business related areas in addition to project work in their areas of interest. The programme is mainly case-study and seminar driven.

 

1.4    Entry Requirements

Candidates for the Executive MBA programme in Finance should have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the industry.
  • Bachelors’ Degree or Higher National Diploma in any relevant discipline (Banking and Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Insurance, Actuarial Science, etc.).

 

Admission is twice in a year, March/April and September/October.

 

1.5    Mode of Study

The mode of study for the Executive MBA programme in Finance shall be by course work, organizational case studies seminars and project work

 

1.6    Duration

The duration for the Executive MBA programme in Finance shall be four (4) semesters.

 

1.7    Employment Opportunities

The Executive MBA programme in Finance prepares students to improve professionalism in Business practices and entrepreneurship development. The programme equally train them to fill middle and senior level management positions in business, commerce, finance industry and government. With their education and training, they can set up their own businesses since the programme also emphasizes self-employment and consultancy.

 

1.8    Fee Structure

The fee is =N=210,000.00 per semester for 4 semesters.

 

 

 

COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course Code                  Course Title                                               Unit Loads

EMB 801              Managerial Economics                                                   2

EMB 803              Strategic Management & Business Ethics                      2

EMB 805              ICT Appreciation for Decision Making                            2

EMB 807              Accounting Practice                                                        2

EMB 809              Issues in Banking and Finance                                     2

EMK 811              Marketing Process and Practice                                     2

EMB 813              Entrepreneurship & Corporate Social Responsibility     2

EMB 815              Research Methodology                                                   2

Total                                                                                                           16

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Course Code                  Course Title                                               Unit Loads

EMB 820     Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Business

Organisations                                                                         2

EMB 822     Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and

Financial Institutions                                                              2

EMB 824     Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Marketing Organisations                                                                          2

EMB 826     Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and Auditing Firms                                                                             2

Total                                                                                       8                

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

COURSE CODE   COURSE TITLE                                               CREDIT UNIT

EMF 831              Seminar Presentations in Financial Institutions            2

EMF 833              Seminar Presentations in Corporate Finance                 2

EMF 835              Seminar Presentations in Public Finance                       2

EMF 837              Seminar Presentations in Financial Regulation             2

EMF 839              Seminar Presentations in Finance and

Economic Development                                                  2

Total                                                                               10

 

 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER (students are to choose 6 courses)

 

COURSE CODE   COURSE TITLE                                          CREDIT UNIT

EMF 890              Project Report                                                                 4

                  TOTAL                                                                           38

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EMB 801    Managerial Economics                                                 (2 Units)

Economics of and in the Decision-Making Process; Understanding the Micro and Macro Environment of Business (specifically the Macro Economic Variables); Demand and Supply; Types of Market Models; Theory of Games.

 

EMB 803    Strategic Management and Business Ethics               (2 Units)

Concept of Strategic Management; Principles of Strategic Management; Professionalism in Management; Ethical Issues in Business; and the Practice of Strategic Management.

 

EMB 805    ICT Appreciation for Decision Making                        (2 Units)

Basics of Computer; Applications of ICT in Business Problem-solving; Computer Software and Packages; The Future of Business in an ICT-driven Economy.

 

EMB 807    Accounting Practice                                                     (2 Units)    

Core Topics in Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Management Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Auditing; Core Topics in Accounting Theory and Corporate Reporting.

 

EMB 809    Issues in Banking and Finance                                    (2 Units)

Money and its Relevance to Business and the Economy; Sources of Business Finance; Bank Lending and its Implications for Business; Aspects of Financial Management/Corporate Finance; Monetary and Fiscal Policies.

 

 

EMB 813    Entrepreneurship Development and Corporate Social Responsibility                                                                               (2 Units)    

The Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship; Personal Characteristics of Entrepreneurs; Theories of Entrepreneurship Development; Identification of ideas and Venture Capital Opportunities; Keeping Records; Writing Business Plans; Entrepreneurial Practice – Success and Failure; The Entrepreneur in Micro, Small, Medium and Large Scale Enterprises; Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

EMB 815    Research Methodology                                                 (2 Units)

Application of Scientific Methods in the Study and Analysis of Business Activities; Research Designs; Data Collection Methods; Sampling techniques; Data Analysis Methods, Measurement Scales; Interpretation and Presentation of Business Research Results; Applications of Research in Business Problem-Solving of Accounting; Banking and Finance; Management and Marketing

 

EMB 820    Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Business Organisations                                                                                (2 Units)

Cases will focus on guiding business organisations to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 822    Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and Financial Institutions                                                                            (2 Units)

Cases will focus on guiding banking and financial institutions to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

 

 

 

 

EMB 826    Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and Auditing Firms                                                                                      (2 Units)    

Cases will focus on guiding accounting and auditing firms to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMK 811    Marketing Process and Practice                                  (2 Units)    

General Marketing Principles; Marketing Communications Systems; Consumer and Buyer Behaviour Analysis; Professionalism in Marketing Practice; Ethical Issues in Marketing.

 

EMK 822    Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Marketing Organisations                                                                              (2 Units)

Cases will focus on guiding marketing organisations to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

 

 

EMF 831    Seminar Presentations in Financial Institutions       (2 Units)

This will focus on discussion of various issues  about financial institutions.

 

EMF833     Seminar Presentations in Corporate Finance            (2 Units)

This will also focus on discussion of various issues on corporate finance.

 

EMF835     Seminar Presentations in Public Finance                   (2 Units)

This will focus on discussion of various issues on public finance

 

EMF837     Seminar Presentations in Financial Regulation         (2 Units)

This will focus on discussion of issues on financial regulation.

 

EMF839     Seminar Presentations in Finance and Economic Development                                                                                                           (2 Units)

This will focus on the analysis of various issues on finance and economic development.

 

EMF890     Project Report                                                              (4 Units)

On completion of course work, candidate is required to write a case project report on an approved topic which will be defended before the supervisor and any other person appointed by the co-ordinator of studies (MBA Programme).