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Requirements for an area of emphasis in the MBA program include the MBA core (36 credit hours – read the complete course description here), the core requirements for the emphasis area, and any prerequisites that are required (read more here). An MBA with an emphasis requires a minimum of 48 credits.
Current students should see an advisor at Webster University Bangkok academic center.
Prospective students should contact our Admission Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of emphasis for the MBA degree are:
MBA with emphasis in Information Technology Management
Provide MBA students with the technical and managerial knowledge required to work in IT related companies.
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MBA with emphasis in Finance
MBA tailored for a career in financial services, real estate or banking.
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MBA with emphasis in Marketing
Enhance your MBA by studying the dynamics of human behavior for effective marketing.
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MBA with Emphasis in Human Resources Management
MBA for understanding human resources management in today’s workplace.
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This emphasis program is ideal for students who wish to work in middle and/or upper level management positions in information technology related industries. It is also a good choice for middle and/or upper level IT managers who wish to develop their information technology management skills and move into managerial positions.
An emphasis in ITM requires the following additional courses:
ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview
This overview course presents a managerial and technical perspective that considers the application and management of information and communications technology in business and other types of organizations. The course includes an overview of all the core courses in the ITM curriculum. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the program.
ITM 5100 Information and Communications Systems and Networks
This course introduces students to the technical aspects of information and communications networks and technology. The course focuses on the interdependencies among information and communications technologies and architectures. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of networks (LAN and WAN).
ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology
This course introduces students to the procedures, tools, and techniques used in planning and managing major IT projects. Issues covered include definition, planning, implementation, control and evaluation of the project. The course also focuses on developing the manager’s ability to organize and lead project teams, and conflict resolution. NOTE: BUSN 6110 – Operations and Project Management is NOT an acceptable substitute for this course.
ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology
This course covers the basic concepts and practices in procurement and contract management, not from a strict legal approach, but rather in a manner that equips a student with the skills and knowledge necessary to negotiate and manage the procurement of information and communications technology, armed with an understanding of the critical issues.
ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation
This course covers the spectrum of activities in information systems life cycle management. The life cycle from the feasibility study through implementation and maintenance is examined. The course includes examination of structured analysis and design, prototyping, procurement and conversion methods. The roles and responsibilities of various personnel involved, as well as the communication and documentation tools and techniques employed, are studied.
ITM 5600 Information and Communications Security
This course focuses on the analysis and management of information and information systems security including processes, technology, and facilities.
ITM 6000 Final Project in Information Technology Management
This capstone project course is designed to give students the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply the technical and management knowledge and skills acquired in other courses in the information technology management curriculum. Techniques used to accomplish these goals may vary. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.
The general MBA as well as all emphasis courses (with the exception of the ITM 6000) involve lectures, case analysis, visit to industry, attending guest lectures, group presentations, simulation games as well as written exams. The ITM 6000 requires students to undertake and successfully complete an individual project that incorporates the technical and managerial knowledge that they have gained in the program.
The expected program duration is 2 years.
Besides the traditional MBA, Webster also offers emphases in Finance. If you are planning a career in banking, real estate or financial services, the MBA with emphasis in Finance will be a better choice for you. This emphasis will expand your horizon by selecting a number of subjects in the Finance field. In addition to the general MBA courses, students will cover the additional courses listed below.
Students can choose to complete their emphasis in Thailand or transfer to our London Campus which is one of the leading financial centers of the world or any of our 100 campuses worldwide.
An emphasis in Finance requires the following additional courses:
FINC 5210: Investments
Principles and methods of investing in securities of business and government. This course is a study of practical management of portfolios containing both fixed-income and equity investments. The course will examine the issues in and the procedures for security analysis and portfolio management. The emphasis is on the application of analytical techniques and portfolio management theories for individual investors. Prerequisite: FINC 5000.
FINC 5810: Capital Budgeting & Corporate Investments
The student examines the corporate investment decision process which includes working capital management, financial statement analysis, determination of cash flows, risk return analysis, forecasting, and asset investment. Prerequisite: FINC 5000.
FINC 5830: Institutions & Financial Markets
Students develop a unified framework for understanding financial intermediaries and markets. They examine the structure, regulation, and operation of banking and non-banking financial institutions; analyze how central bank operations affect financial institutions; and develop an understanding of money and capital markets, the flow of funds through the economy, and the role of financial and futures markets. Prerequisite: FINC 5000.
FINC 5840: International Finance
Course content focuses on the environment in which the international financial manager operates. Students study the risks of doing business overseas and the tools available to minimize those risks. Foreign exchange risk, political risk, working capital management, long-term investments and financing, and accounting and control are examined within this context. Prerequisites: BUSN 5200, FINC 5000, or equivalents.
FINC 6290: Financial Strategies
This course will be a final, comprehensive finance offering with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. The course will make use of cases and/or simulations to enhance the real-world applicability of the finance degree and to integrate all previous coursework. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses for the MS in finance.
MBA with emphasis in marketing encompasses in addition to general core courses covered in the MBA program, subjects such as Marketing Management, International Marketing, Marketing Channels Management, Promotional Management and Marketing Research. This specialization enables Webster Students to ideally work for small businesses that are planning to go regional or global or to work for multinational companies with ease.
The students can join the Bangkok Campus and take transfer to any one of our campuses in the US such as LA , Florida, St.Louis or any of our international campuses such as London, England, Geneva , Switzerland or Vienna, Austria and Shanghai, China.
An emphasis in Marketing requires the following additional courses:
MNGT 5920: Marketing Channel Management
The student studies distribution processes and institutional structures as subsystems of marketing strategy. Focus is on channel structure, product assortment considerations, promotional activities, pricing strategies, and physical logistics necessary to achieve channel objectives. Governmental, economic, and competitive aspects affecting channel management are included. Prerequisite: MRKT 5000.
MNGT 5940: Promotional Management
Students examine the use of all available promotional vehicles to communicate to potential customers the messages that support the objectives of the marketing plan. Each of the four elements of the promotion mix is covered: advertising, publicity, sales promotion, and personal selling. Specific focus is applied to building differentiated value perceptions in the customers in relation to competitors’ products. Prerequisite: MRKT 5000.
MNGT 5960: Marketing Management
The student examines the life cycle management of a product from inception to the point where it is no longer offered. Specific topics covered in the course include the product development cycle, product assortment decisions, branding, pricing, and others that make up the marketing mix and that are dynamic throughout the product life cycle. Specific emphasis is placed on identifying marketing problems, investigating alternative solutions, and rendering appropriate strategies and decisions. Techniques associated with situational analysis of problems are stressed. Prerequisites: MRKT 5000, MRKT 5920, MRKT 5940, and MRKT 5970.
MNGT 5980: International Marketing
Students are exposed to several aspects of international marketing. This includes the international marketing environment and the international marketing mix–product, pricing, distribution, promotion–as well as emerging issues in international trade such as trading blocs, trade barriers, and standardization/adaptation. Prerequisite: MRKT 5000.
The MBA with emphasis in HRM prepares students to work with and manage the diverse workforce that has become a norm in organizations. Students graduating with an HRM emphasis can work as human resource professionals in multinational firms, government firms or non-government organizations.
An emphasis in HRM requires the following additional courses:
HRDV 5610: Training and Development
Rapid changes in technology and job design, along with the increasing importance of learning- and knowledge-based organizations, make training and development an increasingly important topic in human resources development. In this course, the student will learn how to 1) identify training and development needs through needs assessments, 2) analyze jobs and tasks to determine training and development objectives, 3) create appropriate training objectives, 4) design effective training and development programs using different techniques or methods, 5) implement a variety of different training and development activities, and 6) evaluate training and development programs.
HRMG 5700: Employment Law
This course provides an overview of legal issues affecting human resources management. It focuses on the impact of law on individuals in organizations, recognition of legal problems, and the legal impact of human resource decisions. The course content includes laws, regulations, and court decisions covering labor- management relations.
HRMG 5800: Staffing
This course introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. Students will be introduced to basic and intermediate level theories and strategies utilized in staffing, planning, recruiting, and selection. Topics covered include: job analysis, recruitment, selection, and performance assessment. Prerequisite: HRMG 5000.
HRMG 5920: Compensation
This course addresses tangible and intangible compensation and the use of compensation to motivate and reward employee performance. The course also covers job analysis, job description, and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. In addition, students analyze the influence of unions and government in determining the compensation of the labor force, including compensation of both hourly workers and managerial employees. Prerequisite: HRMG 5000.
HRMG 5930: Labor Management Relations
Students examine legislation concerning labor-management relations and focus special attention on contract negotiations, contract administration, and the creative resolution of employee-management differences in the context of a formal contract. The course focus is on employee relations characterized as being outside of a negotiated agreement.
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