Academics

The 30-credit Master in Management (MiM) includes new coursework specific to this master’s degree taught over three semesters. Classes are held on Temple University, Japan Campus.

The Courses

Business Fundamentals I

This course prepares new students for the Fall semester by giving an overview of basic business concepts, current issues, and interaction with industry professionals. In addition, this course will explore fundamental issues that permeate all course content, such as ethics and legal compliance, persuasive communication, and current events impacting the domestic and global economy.

Business Fundamentals II

This course is an overview of industry, allowing students to develop a business vocabulary conducive to discussion of critical issues facing businesses in today’s economy. Students will be exposed to current issues associated with the central management functions of marketing, strategy, finance, accounting, human resources, legal compliance, information systems, and operations. In addition, students will discuss ethical and social issues with regards to their impact on businesses.

Principles of Accounting

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of both financial and managerial accounting. The course focuses on the accounting cycle, the structure of the financial statements, profitability analysis, decision making based on accounting data, and learning basic accounting tools.

Managing People

This course focuses on understanding the behavior of individuals and teams in relation to helping organizations and its members thrive. The concepts focus on leadership development and how effective leaders develop, motivate, and inspire organizational members to drive organizational success. Ultimately, students will learn how to better create a vision of success, relate to others, and lead groups in which people engage and perform at their best.

Business Intelligence and Data Visualization

This course will focus on the strategic role of information technology from the perspective of a non-technical manager. Key topics include systems thinking, disruptive innovations and digital transformation, digital business models, enterprise architecture, cloud computing, IT governance and ethics, and cybersecurity and IT risk. Also, this course will explore the principles of data literacy and analysis through tools that enable turning data into insight through analysis and visualization.

Financial Reporting and Analysis

This course provides an overview of the financial challenges associated with the life cycle of an organization. Topics include: financial analysis and planning, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial statements, and the sources and uses of business funds. While the emphasis is on decision making within a corporate environment, the tools taught in this course are just as relevant to other forms of business organization and to personal financial management.

Marketing Management

This course is designed to provide you with the principles of marketing from the perspective of both buyers and sellers at both the macro (societal) and micro (firm) levels of analysis. Initially, we will address the evolution of market systems (macro level) and the role that marketing plays in bridging the gap between the production and consumption sectors of the economy. Subsequently, we will explore how firms (micro level) develop, price, promote and deliver goods and services to buyers and develop an understanding of how buyers acquire, consume and dispose of these goods and services.

Organizational Strategy

To achieve business success, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets. The way in which organizations attempt to develop such competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management and considers the basic direction and goals of an organization, the external environment, industry and market structure, and organizational strengths and weaknesses.

Internship

The MiM internship is a practical work experience. The experience comes at the end of the program, such that the student has the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a workplace setting. Students use models of critical and reflective thinking to merge classroom theory with their practical experience.

Project

The MiM project course may be chosen as a substitute for Internship. The MiM project may be a research study or strategic project focused in a particular aspect of business administration, under the direct supervision of a graduate faculty member. The project should cover emerging or advanced content, such that it is not a repeat of material presented by regular semester courses.

Course Schedules

Semester Course Title
Fall (Mid-August) Business Fundamentals I
Fall (Sep-Dec) Business Fundamentals II
Principles of Accounting
Managing People
Business Intelligence and Data Visualization
Spring (Jan-Apr) Financial Reporting and Analysis
Marketing Management
Organizational Strategy
Elective
Summer (May-Jul) Internship or Project

Academic Calendar

Orientation
Mid-August
Fall Semester (early-term)
Late-August to Early-September
Fall Semester (full-term)
September - December
Spring Semester
January - April
Summer Semester
May - July

MiM Faculty

A diverse faculty brings extensive professional knowledge to the MiM program. Majority of professors hold extensive professional experience in business development, financial reporting and marketing management.