At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.
This course takes an in-depth look at the planning and control of material flow and production activities in a manufacturing organization. Topics Include: forecasting, sales and operations planning, demand management, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production execution and just-in-time systems.
Building Teams and Resolving Conflict
This course examines principles of team building and conflict resolution. Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.
This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management and project integration.
Production Planning and Quality Management
This course focuses on Production planning and Quality in decision making. Emphasis is laid on forecasting aggregate production planning, capacity planning, materials requirement planning, scheduling, advanced techniques and approaches in modern production planning and control for designing manufacturing, quality and service systems.
Project Cost and Time Management
This course examines the essential initiatives to effectively manage the scheduling and budget of a project. This course will enable students to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects to ensure cost effectiveness, project time management, and techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing and reporting costs and interpreting the meaning of earned value data.
Managing Project Risks and Opportunities
This course will provide students a conceptual framework of managing risks that threaten projects and how to develop a risk management plan. The course will provide a review of basic project risk management concepts and processes.
Contracts and Procurement
This course examines the legal environment and various challenges of managing modern supply chain organizations. It also reviews the concepts of contract law and examines government procurement and common civil procurement practices. The course includes information about negotiation tactics and strategy, ethical work environments and legal compliance. It builds upon the students' knowledge of basic legal terms and provides an understanding of contracting and procurement activities within a global supply chain organization.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.
Management Information Systems
This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.
Management and Leadership of Organizations
This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.
This course examines the key components of financial decision making: valuation and risk management. Students will examine the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management, and project risk management.
Course content subject to change.