Core modules

Aspects of Marketing Management

The module aims to determine the creation of customer value through various marketing management concepts and theories; evaluate strategic marketing plan and propose the application of relevant business models in a local and international context; interpret the drivers of globalization and analyze the impact of culture and multinationalism on marketing strategy, branding and channels of distribution; encourage the development of critical analysis and strategic thinking through the use of business case studies, field visits and business simulations

Financial Analysis for Managers

The module aims to enable students to interpret corporate annual reports and documents where financial terminology is used, in the context of the legal and regulatory framework of accounting and in light of the companies’ strategy, their sector’s trends and their competitors’ performance; provide students with techniques and methodologies aimed at carrying out financial analysis of the above; develop students’ analytical skills for making a critical evaluation of corporate financial reports and projects, using capital investment appraisal techniques.

Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager

The module aims to enable participants to identify and develop key people management skills in an international context; discuss organizational issues, key challenges and viable alternatives using theoretical frameworks; examine the intercultural competencies needed by managers and by multicultural teams in order to operate in an international context; enable participants as likely future managers to adapt their managerial style and the use of management techniques to the international environment in which they find themselves working; provide an international perspective to the study of human resource management and offer acritical perspective on the use of human resource strategies in relation to the overall corporate objectives of a multinational organization.

Information Management

The module aims to explore the realm of information management with the use of various components of contemporary information systems for organizations trading in local, national, and global marketplaces; assess information needs at differing organizational levels and identify appropriate information systems to support those needs; explain the relevance of information in management and decision-making and to take pro-active roles related to information and knowledge management in organizations; comprehend the increasing role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the effective delivery of local and global businesses, and to develop business solutions supported by contemporary ICT solutions.

International Business Strategy

The module aims to explore the contemporary global and international strategic issues confronting businesses, organisations and their stakeholders, particularly in the environmental context of Uzbekistan; cultivate an interest in contemporary strategic literature and its application as a process of enquiry on the strategic issues facing organisations in an international and local context; develop the skills to analyse strategic problems and formulate strategic options from cases, scenarios and dilemmas; synthesize learning from other modules and provide a means of setting their principles and practices in the overall organizational context.

Optional modules

Business Research Methods

The module aims to develop students’ knowledge of effective and academic research design at master’s level and provide guidance on the purpose and design of literature reviews, strategies of research, problem definition and ethical considerations; ensure students have an advanced understanding of how the range of qualitative and quantitative approaches can be most appropriately applied in business management (sub)contexts; develop students’ ability to identify/collect and analyse relevant data and literature sources and reference them appropriately; apply this knowledge and establish the most effectual research design and method for their project, and write a successful research proposal.

Corporate Finance and its Applications

The module aims to equip students with practical knowledge and analytical tools of corporate finance applied in functional areas such as security analysis and valuation, corporate and project valuation, investment decision making, portfolio management concepts and techniques, introduction to risk modelling tools, and financial risk management; interpret finance and economic theories underlying the abovementioned areas in relevant problem contexts.

Project Management

The module aims to enable students to recognize the need for and importance of project management; explore project management theories and practices; develop team working skills; create project plan for a small business related project with appropriate use of software programs.

Operations Management

The module aims to explore the role of operations management in ensuring competitiveness of a company; discuss operation management theories, principles and techniques to strengthen functional areas of an organization; critically analyse operation management approaches in developing, designing, delivering, and directing operational process.

Digital Marketing

The module aims to advance the students understanding of the social setting fuelled by the rise of digital technologies; encourage the development of a strategic approach to digital marketing practice, focusing on opportunities, challenges and other implications for marketing practices; encourage the confidence and ability to engage responsively

International Aspects of Business Law

The module aims to critically evaluate aspects of law relating to business transactions from an international perspective; interpret legal implications of various types of business activity; develop the student’s skills in applying their legal knowledge to particular situations within a business management context; to provide students with knowledge of the most important legal requirements that apply to banks and other financial institutions; to provide students with an understanding of the main principles governing interstate trade relations and international commercial transactions and the impact of these rules on domestic businesses.