List of Courses (Economics and Business Administration)

Course Title Description
Intermediate Microeconomics This is an intermediate-level microeconomics course aimed to help students develop a framework for understanding and analyzing economic problems faced by individuals, firms, and society. We make many choices every day, and microeconomics studies how individuals and firms make these decisions and how they interact in the market. It also provides implications for a range of policy issues faced by governments.
Development Economics This course is designed to acquaint students with core concepts and key issues in development economics. Poverty is a complex, multifaceted problem, and remains one of the primary challenges facing the world today. In this course, we will study development issues from an applied microeconomic perspective and learn how to approach each issue. We will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the developing world, such as inequality, human capital (education and health), labor, migration, gender, and corruption, to name a few. It aims to help students develop critical thinking and a broader perspective of the world, thereby deepening their understanding of important economic problems in low- and middle-income countries and of the lives of the world's poor.
Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning The course contents are currently under review.
Marketing Marketing is often defined as advertising - a highly visible activity by which organizations try to persuade consumers to buy products and services. However, marketing is much more than advertising and even the most skillful marketing cannot make consumers buy things that they don't want. Marketing involves two basic sets of activities. The first set starts with identifying consumer needs and ends with positioning the product or service to satisfy those needs and differentiate it from competition. In between, rigorous analysis of the competition, the customer, the environment, and the company's own capabilities are required. The second set of activities revolves around the "marketing mix" - letting the consumer know about the product in an attention-getting, convincing, and motivating way, getting it to the consumer through the best combination of distribution channels, pricing it effectively, and offering incentives to try, purchase, and purchase more. At any point along the way, failure to get one of these activities right may result in the failure of the product. Positioning is the key to product success, but even a perfect product with brilliant positioning won't last long if its benefits are not clearly communicated to the right people, if its price is too high or too low, if it is sold through the wrong retailers, or displayed poorly.
Intermediate Macroeconomics Macroeconomics deals with the overall, or aggregate, performance of an economy. It is therefore concerned with the crucial questions in economics. Why have some nations achieved rapid and sustainable economic growth while others remain low growth? What causes the fluctuation of economic performance? How do government policies affect output, employment, price level, and growth? These fundamental questions are closely associated with the subjects of macroeconomics. This course attempt to answer these questions by introducing the study of macroeconomics at an intermediate level.
International Trade The course contents are currently under review.
Prescriptive Analytics for Operations Management The course contents are currently under review.
International Business In contemporary global economy, business people must understand the relationships, institutions, and environment that underlie international commerce. The primary objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the global economy that will help students be effective in business - whether they actually work in a global corporation or not. Thus, the main intention of the course is to help students to be an educated citizen, understanding the major issues impacting government policy and globalization. The topics in the class have been selected to address both theoretical and practical dimensions of the global economy.