ICT and Business Decision Making

PHILOSOPHY

The Executive MBA in ICT and Business Decision Making is a programme designed to meet the increasing need for professionals who can respond to the convergence between computers and communication. It is an ideal programme for people from technical and non-technical backgrounds to become future corporate leaders in today’s technology driven industries.

 

1.2       OBJECTIVES

The Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) programme in ICT and Business Decision Making has the following objectives;

  • To train students to analyse and solve information systems problems in diverse contexts using technical, social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.
  • To enhance the capabilities of students to integrate theoretical and technical information systems knowledge which includes a selection of issues in enterprise systems, business process management, project management, systems modelling, database design, communication technologies, and with an understanding of contemporary issues in information systems research.
  • To train students to critically apply theoretical and technical information systems knowledge and skills to evaluate complex information systems problems in professional and research contexts.
  • To equip students with the skills that will enable them justify and communicate information systems advice and ideas in diverse collaborative contexts involving stakeholders with both IS and non-IS specialist skills.

 

 

 

 

 

1.3       SCOPE

 

The Executive MBA programme in ICT and Business Decision Making cuts across various areas in ICT 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 ICT and Business Decision Making should have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the industry.
  • Bachelors’ Degree or Higher National Diploma in any relevant discipline (Computer Science, Management, Engineering, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Actuarial Science, Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Administration, 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 ICT and Business Decision Making shall be by course work, organizational case studies seminars and project work

 

1.6       Duration

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

 

1.7       Employment Opportunities

The Executive MBA programme in ICT and Business Decision Making prepares students to improve professionalism in Business practices and entrepreneurship development using ICT. The programme will equally train them to fill middle and senior level management positions in business and commerce industry and government organization/s. 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=250,000.00 per semester for 4 semesters.

 

 

COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

 

COURSE CODE       COURSE TITLE                                                      CREDIT UNIT

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                                                      CREDIT UNIT

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

EIB 831            Database Processing and Decision Making for Business

Executives                                                                                           2

EIB 833           Global ICT Management and Cloud Computing                               2

EIB 835           Information Systems Management in Business                                  2

EIB 837           Seminar on ICT Systems                                                                    2

EIB 839           Seminar on Digital Marketing                                                            2

Total                                                                                                   10

 

 

 

 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER (students are to choose 6 courses)

 

COURSE CODE       COURSE TITLE                                                      CREDIT UNIT

ERM 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.

 

EIB 831 Database Processing and Decision Making for Business Executives                                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

Basic concepts of database environment; data concepts and characteristics; database planning from organisation and management perspectives. Database management system using Microsoft Access. Introduction to systems designs and analysis.

 

EIB 833 Global ICT Management and Cloud Computing                       (2 Units)

Basic concepts of information technology and globalization. Cloud computing in the global marketplace. Includes the complexities of information security and privacy, and the importance of data management and retrieval systems. Also includes enterprise solutions, government policies and regulations, and emerging technologies.

 

 

EIB 835 Information Systems Management in Business              (2 Units)

Information systems resources: hardware, software, people-ware, information services; organization of the information systems function. Decision-making for managerial problem solving and decision making process, computer application for business decision making. Decision making and information systems: the role of information systems in managerial decision making and problem solving.

 

EIB 837 Seminar on ICT Systems                                                               (2 Units)

Management of change, creation and use of websites, Human Resources and Payroll system deployment for business organisation.

 

EIB 839 Seminar on Digital Marketing                                                      (2 Units)

Seminar on varying aspects of digital marketing

 

ERM890         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).