King Talal School of Business Technology
Business Administration

Course Description

33121 Introduction to Business Administration
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Concept of management, Its importance, historical development and management writings, with some reference to Arab/Islamic management. Management as science and art. Relationship of management to other sciences. The main functions of the organization, such as finance, production, marketing, personnel management and public relations. The major schools of management theory and practice.

33123 Principles of Management
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3

This course offers a broad insight into the basic principles of management, its importance, evolution, and schools of thought. Other topics include the evolution of contemporary administrative thought, decision-making steps, managerial functions (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling), and how to exercise these functions in business organizations.     
 

33203 Organizational Behavior 

Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Behavior in formal organizations. Organization structure, behavior patterns at the individual and group levels, communication, leadership, motivation, conflict, organization climate, and environmental factors and their effects on the employees behavior and performance

33205 Financial Planning and Control
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Concentration on two major functions of management, i.e., planning and controlling. Types, methods, and steps of financial planning and controlling are emphasized. The nature of these two functions are also emphasized.

33206 Health Care Management
Prerequisite: 32131
Credit Hours: 3
Medical services systems and institutions, such as hospitals. Characteristics of medical institutions, and problems they face. Their functions, administration and organization. Some modern issues, such as increasing costs, quality, competition and marketing are emphasized.

33221 Financial Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental concepts of financial management. Its investment goals. Sources and methods of financing firms. Financial evaluation of business firms. Profitability, liquidity and financial planning. Assets management.

33228 Organization Theory
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3

This course outlines the theoretical framework of an organization, including its types and dimensions. Main topics include organizational evolution, the importance of organization in achieving optimal productivity; the main theories and schools of thought surrounding the concept of organization.

33230 Quantitative Analysis
Prerequisite: 31131 + 31232
Credit Hours: 3
Quantitative methods that can be used in decision-making. Topics such as, linear programming, simplex method,
and transportation principles are emphasized.

33231 Organization and Management Development
Prerequisite: 33228
Credit Hours: 3
Nature and importance of organizational change. Methods and models of change. How to deal with resistance to change. Training and development of human resources are emphasized.

33236 International Marketing
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of international marketing and trade. Application of the marketing mix on the activities of multi-national business organization.

33303 Production Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaint students with production concepts. Understanding hypotheses and limitations of production models. Applying quantitative methods on production models. Making decisions, demand forecasting, and strategic plans in its operations. Identifying the organization production capacity.

33308 Knowledge Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Coverage of the modern theory and practice of knowledge management. Focus will be on how to use the wide variety of computer science and business, information systems, and organizational behavior. The use of case studies will of special interest.

35304 Sales Management
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 3
Strategicplanning and budgeting. Developing the selling functions. Concentrating on accounts relationships, territory management, demand and sales forecasting. Sales methods, and controlling sales activities.

33322 Quality Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Critical study of operational functions of business enterprise. Capital costs and investment criteria. Plant location and layout. Process planning and production design. Analysis of the quality assurance functions in organizations, with special attention to quality control.

33323 Production and Inventory Systems
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 3
Organizations and operations management functions (production and service types). Planning continuum in operations management (tactical and strategic). Forecasting models and applications (quantitative and qualitative). Materials management (raw materials, in process goods and finished goods). Bills of materials and routings, and their use in inventory management. Inventory systems and their use in operations management. Total inventory cost and the economic order quantity. Planning strategies (materials and labor).

33324 Business Ethics
Prerequisite: 33203
Credit Hours: 3
Business ethics concepts and principles, models and theories. Integrative and balanced perspectives between business and society. The intertwined relationship between ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility is stressed.

33325 Project Management
Prerequisite: 80 Credit Hours:
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to public management and project management. Project life cycle. Introduction to project planning: (budgeting, scheduling, Staffing, directing, and controlling). Network design and application of Project management techniques (Critical path method "CPM", project evaluation and review technique "PERT"), Information Systems: selection criteria and use.

33420 Engineering Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical project planning, budgeting, and presentation. Cost estimation and measurement methods of such projects. Time table planning and evaluation. Materials management and controlling. Practical application through computer programs.

33421 Purchasing and Inventory Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Organizing and purchasing requirements. Inventory Management and purchasing. Order life cycle (Order creation, vendor selection, order placement, order receipt, quality and quantity of materials).

33422 Human Resources Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Concept of human resource management. Its importance and functions. Job Evaluation. Employment policies. Salaries and wages. Training. Developing, compensating and retaining employees.

33425 Strategic Management
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaint students with strategic development, and formulation, selection, implementation, evaluation and controlling managerial strategies.

33426 Hotel Management and Tourism
Prerequisite: 33123
Credit Hours: 3
Hotel administration and tourism with an emphasis on development of the tourism industrial base, as well as development and financing superstructure and infrastructure.

33428 Small Business Management
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 2
Stages of developing a new venture. Managerial decisions related to location and sources of financing. Application of management theories and techniques to small business ventures. Administrative, financial and marketing functions. Leadership issues. Human relations in small businesses.

33429 Marketing Management
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on the role of marketing manager in developing and presenting marketing strategies and how to implement them by concentrating on the marketing mix and consumer wants and needs.

33436 Distribution channels
Prerequisite: 32234
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the nature, types, and functions of channel members (producers, wholesalers, retailers). Examining various influences on the channel, such as: environmental and behavioral aspects. Channel designing, controlling and evaluating distribution activities in the channel.

33441 Managerial Accounting
Prerequisite: 32272
Credit Hours: 3
Introducing students to principles of managerial accounting. Its importance in planning and controlling production.

33480 Special Topics in Management
Prerequisite: Departmental approval
Credit Hours:3
Students are required to analyze, discuss and provide reports on special and contemporary topics in management. Topics should be approved by the instructor of the course / or the department chairman.

33499 Graduation Project
Prerequisite: 100 Credit Hours:.
Credit Hours: 3
The student should undertake a graduation project applied on one of the companies. The focus is on the organization of management and adjustment of alternatives in the preparation of a computerized model of management.