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BSc. Banking and Finance - Course Description


Course Description

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SOBF 2512 Law Relating to Banking Services

The course deals with laws on cheques and other payment systems, banks and agency, the banker-customer relationship, insolvency, and taking of security for bank advances.  Emphasis will be placed on internet laws, partnership customs, company customs, corporate securities and guarantees.

 

SOBF 2523 Monetary and Financial Systems

This course is designed to introduce students to the functions of Financial Institutions and markets with emphasis on Ghana. Topics to be covered include: Money and Inflation, Financial Institutions and Markets in Ghana, Money Supply, Interest Rates, Economic Policy, Balance of Payments, Exchange Rates, International Finance, Supervision and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Risk Management problems of the Third World Debt.

 

SOBF 2533 Marketing of Financial Services

This course is designed to introduce students to the nature and key concepts of financial services; and the role and importance of marketing in modern banking and insurance organizations. Also, the essential elements mix as well as the overall industry analysis in defining business strategies is emphasized.

 

SOBF 2542 Risk Management in Banking

The course introduces students to the basic principles of risk management, decomposition of risk types, liability risks in derivatives and an introduction to Value-at-Risk models.  Topics covered in this course include: developing the role and scope of Risk Management, Organisational Risk Management, factors which influence the corporate demand for insurance, adding value to corporate Insurance products, risk transfer and financing, the pros and cons of captive Insurance companies, managing risks using derivatives, alternative risk transfer and financing mechanisms as well as physical risk control.

 

SOBF 2552 Introduction to Business Information Systems

This course presents an overview of business information systems. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources and explores their integration and application in business. Electronic spreadsheets, word processing, and the fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming with BASIC are also discussed and applied.

 

SOBF 2563 Central Banking

This course introduces students to the functions of the Central Bank, Domestic Banking and International Banking. Emphasis would be placed on the Bank of Ghana; its role in the management of the economy and servicing of national debt.

 

SOBF 2573 Banking Operations and Ethics

This course includes the operations of banks, professional ethics and standards of practice in banking. Students are exposed to the development of the Banking System, Bankers and Customers relationship, Types of Account and Banking Services, Accounts Operations and the Principles of Lending.

 

SOBF 2613 Accounting and Finance I

This course examines the principles and practice of book keeping and the preparation of the final accounts of sole traders, partnerships and clubs including incomplete records. Also to be introduced are the preparation and interpretation of the accounts of limited companies, accounting theory and the structure of the current Ghanaian regulatory system.

 

SOBF 2623 Accounting and Finance II

This is continuation of SOBF 2613 Accounting and Finance I.  This course emphasizes: balance sheets, cash flow statements, income accounts and other accounting statements relating to past events and planned activities, their construction, use and interpretation. Other topics are: Accounting conventions, their nature, purposes and limitations; the nature and capital structure of limited companies; the essential differences between Accounting and Economic concepts of income; the basic arguments for, and against, a conceptual framework of accounting; Introduction to budgetary planning and control and to long-range planning and capital investment appraisal.  The finance component will focus on Fund flow analysis, sources and use of funds analysis and forecasting future needs of funds.

 

SOBF 3513/ 3523 Corporate Finance I & II

The course aims at getting insight in financing the business enterprise, under conditions of risk. The firm is positioned in an environment of market opportunities, with its own financial structure and firm-specific options. Emphasis will be on the assessment of the financial structure of the firm, cost of capital, portfolio-analysis, as well as mergers and international financial management. At the end of the course students are expected to have an in depth knowledge of financial management techniques; skill development and application of knowledge under different perspectives/in different problem areas; and broad knowledge of relevant literature.

 

SOBF 3533 Banking Practice I

This course examines Banker and Customer relationship; determination of the relationship and General Banking Transactions; Types of account holders and Securities acceptable to Bankers.

 

SOBF 3552 Financial Services Accounting

The course examines the role of financial reporting analysis and planning as an effective tool for achieving organizational excellence. Topics to be covered include the conceptual framework, regulatory framework, legal framework, valuation of assets, accounting for liabilities, taxation, accounting for investments, capital reorganization, business revaluation, cash flow statement, plans, forecast and budget, ratio analysis, and cost behavior and consolidated accounts.

 

SOBF 3562 Domestic & International Banking

The course examines the behaviour of banks in the context of Economic theory, the Legal framework, Institutional environment and historical development. The course applies theoretical concepts introduced in the core Money, Banking and Finance module and Microeconomics module of year two. The course facilitates the development of team working and report writing. The content of the course includes: Financial Intermediation and the Financial System, Banking Structures of Industrialised Countries, Banking Structures of Developing countries, Retail, Wholesale and International Banking Models of the Banking Firm. Others are: Theories of Credit Rationing, Securitisation and various lending techniques, Theory of Regulation, Deregulation and Free Banking, Banking Efficiency and Structure Conduct Performance, Overview of Banking in Europe, Banking Structures of West Africa and Regulation of Banks and the Financial Industry.  Attention will also be given to deposit contracts and insurance.

 

SOBF 3583 Bank Treasury Management

This course aims at providing the student with the expertise to structure, trade and manage positions in the main interest rate, cash, foreign exchange and derivative products.  The course will cover: Overview of Bank Financial Structure & Performance, Foreign Exchange Markets, Interest Rate Markets, Money and Capital Markets, Intermediated Liability and Asset Products and Asset & Liability Management.  Attention will be given to Simulation.

 

SOBF 3593 Public Expenditure and Taxation

This course examines a number of issues relating to the reasons for, and consequences of, public expenditure and taxation. The course assumes that students are familiar with Microeconomic Theory at Level 200 and have some knowledge of Macroeconomic Theory. The approach taken is analytical and students are expected to be comfortable with standard techniques such as optimisation subject to constraint. It deals with public revenues, the theory of taxation, institutions and problems of the revenue system as a whole, and the effects of the taxing, spending, lending, and borrowing by government units upon the national income and employment.

 

SOBF 3613 Econometric Methods

This course prepares the student in the use of econometric techniques, such as linear regression, hypothesis testing and model-building. The focus is on the application of econometrics to applied problems in finance, macroeconomics, development and international economics.

 

SOBF 3643 Economics for Financial Markets

This module examines economic theories of financial market behaviour and discusses strategies for evaluating their empirical relevance. The course considers a variety of topics, which can vary from year to year. Topics covered include: Models of Asset Pricing, Measuring Portfolio Performance, Asset Valuation Theory, the efficiency of Financial Markets, International market integration and the microstructure of financial markets.

 

SOBF 3662 International Trade & Finance

This course provides an overview of essential skills for managing financial transactions in an international trade. It covers practical applications of trade finance including: political and economic risks, foreign exchange tactics and risks, credit and payment risks, optimal terms of payment, arranging financing, and setting the business’s overall financial plan.

 

SOBF 4533 Management of Financial Institutions

This course is designed to introduce students to the financial management of financial institutions. The course provides broad knowledge and skills in the practices of commercial bank, pension fund, thrift, insurance, and finance company management. An analysis of the nature, purposes, and objectives of the Ghanaian financial system is stressed. Topics also include “nonbanks” and financial regulation or deregulation.

 

SOBF 4562 Monetary Policy

This course builds on the main macroeconomics' models with a particular emphasis on the role of monetary policy, and its effectiveness or otherwise in those models. The first part of the course will consider some of the building blocks of a monetary macroeconomic model such as the demand for money, supply of money and the term structure of interest rates. The latter part of the course will concentrate on policy issues relevant to the conduct of modern monetary policy such as credibility, the transmission mechanism and inflation targeting.

 

SOBF 4573 International Finance

The course explores the World Monetary System, International Monetary Policy, Foreign Exchange markets and their uses in the fields of International Investments and Finance.  Attention will be given to monetary unions and international policy co-ordination.

 

SOBF 4583 Electronic Banking

This course will focus on the basic concepts of information systems. Also electronic systems in banking institutions, information processing, data security, system development statistical banking, and regulation of the banking systems will be tackled. The planning, designing, and implementation of MIS system with emphasis on the system’s applications will be looked at.

 

SOBF 4593 Banking Practice II

This course would expose students to the techniques of reliable credit assessment. Emphasis would be placed on the principles of lending, appreciation of the appropriate type of security and conditions on which advances are made to Customers.

 

SOBF 4623 Investment in Third-World Economies

This course will analyse the economics of foreign investment in third world economies. Emphasis will be placed on understanding Trans-national capital flows, Foreign direct investment, Privatisation  of industry, the role of exchange rate and currency risk, and models of foreign portfolio investment.

 

SOBF 4503 Thesis/Project I

An independent research project carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.  Students may produce an 8,000 or 10,000 – word dissertation depending on the nature of the project or research.

 

SOBF 4603 Thesis/Project II

Continuation of SOBF 4506 Thesis/Project I.

 

SOAC 1553 Quantitative Techniques

This course is designed to introduce students to Quantitative Techniques and Graphical Methods of Display. Topics to be covered include: Mathematical Techniques; indices and logarithms, percentages and ratios, arithmetic and geometric progressions, graphical presentation of linear functions and quadratic equations, matrices and set theory. Also to be covered include: Financial Mathematics; simple and compound interest, nominal and effective rate of interest, annuities, sinking fund and amortisation, future, present values of cash flow, investment and appraisal method. Another area to be covered include: Data Collection; types of data, data collection methods, questionnaire design, sampling methods, data presentation, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, skewness and index numbers.

 

SOAC 4713 Financial Management I

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager relating to issues affecting investment, financing and dividend policy decisions.

 

SOAC 4723 Financial Management II

Continuation of SOAC 4713 Financial Management I.
 

 

SOED 1533 Communication Skills I

This course seeks to introduce you to academic writing as a meaningful process involving extensive reading, multiple drafting, and revision. Students will do a great deal of reading and writing in and out of class. Students will encounter several ideas and strategies that might sound new to them. They are encouraged to try them out and see their reading and writing skills improve tremendously. Both group and individual activities will be assigned.  Each student is required to submit a term paper.

 

SOED 1543 Communication Skills II

This course covers the application of oral and written business communication, involving competency in effective letter writing, preparation of business reports, oral presentation, business meeting (parliamentary) procedures, minutes writing and topic on employment-related communication. Attention will also be given to meeting procedures, interviewing skills and writing of CV’s, and non-verbal communication.  This course also deals with the application of basic ethical principles to modern standard business practices. Emphasis will be placed on ethical decision-making in the business arena. Keyboarding skills is a pre-requisite for this course.

 

SOGE 1573 Studies in African Development

The aim of this course is to inform students about the state of the socio-politico economic and religious affairs on the continent of Africa and discuss a workable agenda and strategies that can help Africa take control of its own destiny.  Topics include among others, the identity of the African, a survey of the geography of Africa and the wealth of the land, the culture (e.g. customs, belief systems, religion, music, festivals, art and symbols, proverbs and saying, tales and story-telling, etc), the place of the trans-Atlantic slave Trade and the development of the continent, prominent Africans in the Diaspora, colonialism, the Africa culture and technology, wars, woes and poverty of the continent, religion as an instrument of development, Africa and the Bible, failure and success of organizations established to rescue Africa from poverty and shame (AU, NEPAD, etc), the contemporary Global interest in Africa’s resources, potential for emancipation.  Attention will be given to setting a new agenda and devising strategies that will help Africa gain total independence.  Various models of rebuilding nations will be studied (e.g., the Nehemiah strategy).

 

SOGE 1583 Logic and Reasoning

This course looks at the relation between a formal language (syntax) and its interpretations (semantics), Consistency, completeness, and compactness. Tarski’s theorem on the inexpressibility of truth. Godel’s incompleteness theorem and impact on mathematics. Broad spectrum of areas of logic and applications, based on student’s suggestion and interests.

 

SOEC 2513 Elements of Economics I (Micro)

This course provides an introduction to the theory of consumer demands, theory of production costs; optimal output and pricing determination under conditions of competition and monopoly and allocation and pricing resources.  Attention will be given to theories of perfect and imperfect competition.

 

SOEC 2523 Elements of Economics II (Macro)

This course covers such areas as; measuring and explaining overall economics performance; national income and expenditures; money; interest rates; fiscal policy and monetary policy; as an analytical core.  Attention will be given to basic theories in Macroeconomics; Stabilisation policy, elements of Growth theory; Inflation; and unemployment.

 

LAFR 1513 French Language I

This introductory course deals with the basic elements of the French language. In so doing, it places equal stress on speaking, listening and writing abilities, using daily-life vocabulary. It includes intensive oral drills designed to teach good speaking habits. This course is enhanced by the use of audio-visual materials whose purpose is to expose the student to contemporary broadly based French culture.

 

LAFR 1523 French Language II

This course, a continuation of French I, is a practical approach to everyday situations through the development of listening, speaking, and writing abilities. Intensive oral drills of a more complex nature designed to achieve fluency, make class attendance compulsory. The reading of short anecdotes on French life provides exposure to written French. This course is enhanced by the use of audio-visual materials designed to expose the student to contemporary French culture.

 

LAFR 2513 Business French I

The aims of the module are to polish formal written skills in French, in particular, in terms of discipline-specific discourse, to further develop oral and presentational skills in French, and to explore contemporary debates in France.

The language class focuses mainly on translation work (in and out of French) geared towards discipline-specific texts. In semester 1, lectures and related seminars (held in French) examine contemporary debates (e.g., the economy, Europe, the nature of work etc). Also in semester 1 there is back-up oral class with a lecturer.

 

LAFR 2523 Business French II

This course is the continuation of LAFR 2513 Business French I.  Students select (in consultation with their tutor) a discipline-specific topic which they prepare independently for oral presentation and which is video-recorded and assessed.

 

LAFR 3513 Business Communication in French I

This is a communication and correspondence focusing on conversational fluency, writing competency, and reading skills by offering a review and an expansion of grammar through grammatical exercises and by providing audio-visual materials and texts that focus on various aspects of commerce and technology in French language. The aim of this course is to refine students' accuracy and flexibility in oral/written expression in a business and IT context.  The topics covered on correspondence will include: business letters, memos, emails, faxes, note taking, telephone skills, job advertisements and written applications.

 

LAFR 3523 Business Communication in French II

This course is a continuation of LAFR 3513 Business Communication in French I.  Attention is given to business negotiation protocols, lexical precision and vocabulary specifically in sectors such as advertising, marketing, insurance, finance, banking and transportation.  Students will be part of an intensive vacation French language programme in a Francophone country during the third year.

 

LAFR 4513 Functional French in Banking and Finance

This course aims at consolidating the knowledge acquired from the combined application of Business French II and Business Communication in French II. The lexis will enable the students to develop and appreciate how to use vocabulary and terms applied in business with special emphasis in Banking and Finance. It will also introduce the students to methods of developing the necessary skills in applying business terms and expressions.

 

GSGR 4500 Development of Business Portfolio

Enables students to reflect on their learning and business experiences throughout the program.  As a requirement for graduation, learners are required to submit an extensive Business Portfolio to the Academic Office during the final semester. Business Portfolios encourage and reinforce the importance of lifelong learning and articulate the importance of career development.  Learners follow a plan to compile, build and develop a Business Portfolio throughout the entire program.  The key features of a Business portfolio include: Resumé; List of one’s competencies (papers, projects, workshops, list of skills and achievements); Brief summary of one’s professional growth and development (career goals and objectives, professional affiliations, resources and contacts); Statement of one’s personal life & business philosophy; Formal workplace observations; Videotapes, audiotapes and photos of the workplace activities, bulletins boards, field trips; Records of strategies and challenges mastered from experience; Clippings, reports, newsletters and articles; Notes and comments received from colleagues, lecturers and administrators; Selection from a business journal that highlights the growth of a business; Self-evaluation and reflection on feedback (include self-reflection and documentation of improvement towards one’s stated goals); Samples of student’s creative and exemplary work and projects; Well-articulated business plan; strategic plan, Writing samples (best recent paper); Lists and discussions of participation in community events and activities; Assessment instrument used to date; Other documents related to professional development (publication, grants, honors, awards, and/or certificates).

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 400. What constitute a pass are (i) at least 90% presence and (ii) timely completion of personal experience record (PER), a journal assessed by the Educational Support Service (ESS).No student can graduate without passing this course.

 

GSGR 4511 Regent Industrial Placement Experience (RIPE)

This course is one of the requirements for earning a bachelor’s degree from Regent. This training offers students experience in varied organizations and agencies where computing applications are relevant. These might include an educational institution, the public service or corporations. This industrial training or internship is for a minimum of 24 weeks and may involve some formal training.  The placement may take place during the vacation periods from the first year to the final year.  Students are visited regularly by a tutor from either their department or theucational Support Service.

The course will be graded either pass (P) or repeat (R). A pass is required in this course at the end of Level 100 for progress into the second year of the degree programme. What constitute a pass are (i) at least 90% presence and (ii) timely completion of personalexperience record (PER), a journal assessed by the Educational Support Service (ESS).No student can graduate without passing this course.

 

SICS 1593 Introduction to Information Technology I

The first part of the course treats Word processing using MS Word (and its equivalent in OpenOffice) functions using a specific word processing software package, which may include insert, delete, cut, paste, find, replace, document formatting, margins, tabs, spell checker, thesaurus, grammar checker, pagination, page numbering, indent, printing, line spacing, justification, centering, view modes, multiple windows, footnotes, endnotes, headers, footers, disk maintenance, folders and document formats. Introduces merge, tables, borders, images and drawing objects. Applications also may include tables, charts, graphics, borders, Clip Art, drawing features, Web-enhanced forms, fill-in forms, columns, outlines, paragraph numbering, styles, macros sort, select, shared documents, table of contents and index. Keyboarding skills required for successful completion.  Students will be introduced to MS Excel.

 

SICS 1663 Introduction to Information Technology II

The first part of the course covers E-mail, Electronic Communication and Electronic Presentations for Business Professionals.  Students will be introduced to Microsoft Outlook (and its equivalent in OpenOffice) emphasizing efficient use of e-mail, calendar, tasks and notes.  It also covers the use of MS PowerPoint (and its equivalent in OpenOffice) design, prepare and present effective business presentations utilizing current electronic presentation software and design techniques. Techniques for assessing a business presentation situation and delivering a successful electronic presentation.

The second part introduces students to Desktop Publishing using CorelDraw.  This part of the course is designed to integrate the enhanced graphic features used in desktop publishing applications including promotional documents, newsletters, brochures, booklets, proposals, manuals, reports and flyers.

 

SICS 2573 Database Management Systems

This course introduces the basic concept of databases. Files, File Organization and File Structures, the purpose of Database systems, Data Models, Transaction Management, Storage Management, Data base Users, Database Administrator, Database Architecture and data Modeling, Relational Model, Entity Relationship Modeling, Data Normalization etc.

The course also introduces the latest database management tool. Topics cover: Information models and systems, Data modeling, object oriented models, Relational databases, Database Query languages, SQL- DDL, DML, TCL, Sub queries. PL/ SQL: Functions, Packages, Triggers etc. Query optimization; 4th generation environments; embedding non procedural queries in a procedural language; introduction to object query language, database design, functional dependency, transaction processing, failure and recovery, concurrency control, Database System Architectures: centralized systems, client server systems, Distributed systems, Parallel databases and multi database systems.

 

SICS 2593 Programming with Visual Basic.Net

This course provides the knowledge and techniques needed to build distributed Visual Basic.Net applications. You develop the skills required to take advantage of a combination of component- and object-oriented syntax in VB.Net to achieve increased reusability.

 

SICS 3793  Geographical Information Systems Fundamentals

Provides an introduction to Mapping andGeographic Information Systems and their applications. Emphasizes the concepts needed to use GIS effectively for manipulating, querying, analyzing, and visualizing spatial-based data. Industry-standard GIS software is used to analyze spatial patterns in social, economic and environmental data, and to generate cartographic output from the analysis. Attention is given to data collection and description; measuring absolute and relative location, patterns, interaction, and association.

 

SICS 4853Advanced Visual Basic .NET Programming

This advanced course teaches the enterprise functionality of VB .NET, including accessing databases, reporting, creating web services, addressing security and deploying applications. Students will learn the necessary tools for developing in a modern distributed application environment.  Further attention will be given to such topics as: Accessing Data (ADO.NET); Interoperability; Creating Data-Bound Applications; Introduction to ASP.NET; Managing Data with ADO.NET DataSets; Creating Windows Services; Creating and Consuming XML Web Services; Data Binding Techniques; Security; Multiple Document Interfaces (MDI) and Graphics (GDI+) and Deployment.  As part of their class project, students will be required to write their own macros using VBA for excel or develop their own small applications to automate much of the routine found in the work place.  The course focuses on hands-on lab experience

 

SICS 4863 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions

The course is meant to help students build flexible financial models and perform sensitivity analysis to quickly evaluate the options available to them in a business scenario.  There are two main goals for the course: (1) to improve students' ability to think logically about and to structure complex managerial problems, and (2) to improve students' ability to develop Excel-based spreadsheet models (or use Linux - OpenOffice spreadsheet models)  that can be used to improve managerial decision-making significantly. The course will be taught almost entirely by example, using problems from the main functional areas of business - Finance, Operations, investments, and Marketing. Students will learn about the two main types of modeling approaches: optimization models, i.e., models that can help find the "best" solution; and simulation models, i.e., models that allow explicit consideration of risk trade-offs associated with alternatives.  Students (especially, in Econometric methods) will also be introduced to using spreadsheets to model mathematical relations including Black Scholes, Markowitz’s Efficient frontier, etc.

The key emphasis of this course on models that are widely used in diverse industries and functional areas, including finance, accounting, operations, and marketing.  Applications will include production planning, supply chain management, foreign exchange and commodity trading, asset-liability management, portfolio optimization, corporate risk management, and yield management, among others.  Because of the hands-on nature of the course, many sessions will be held in the computer laboratory. The class sessions will include lecture and then a lab in which students implement the techniques on their own. Out of class assignments will demand that students evaluate a business situation and make and support their decision based on their analysis.

 

SICS 4693 Computer Security

The course is intended to help business executives and information systems/computer professionals, and organisations protect the computer and the data from a wide variety of threats. Security concerns are of prime concern now. News events about computer related data errors, thefts, burglaries, fires, and sabotage dominate. Weak computer security and lack of internal controls increases an organization's vulnerability. The major steps in managing computer security are discussed in this course. The course helps business executives identify resources in their organizations that need to be protected. Some computer security Issues to be discussed in the course include: Organizational Policy, Physical Security and Data Preservation, Hardware Security, Software Security, Personnel Security, Network Security, Security Policy, Contingency Planning, Auditing and Legal Issues, Computer Crime, and Cyber fraud.

 

SICS 4763 Electronic Commerce

This course examines the concepts, technologies, and applications of electronic commerce. Topics to be covered include the World Wide Web as a platform for electronic commerce, intranets, electronic data interchange, electronic banking and payment systems and security issues in financial and sensitive data transfer. Others include: unique aspects of business-oriented commerce such as supply-chain management in relation to consumer commerce, software agents and the social, legal, and international issues in electronic commerce, building and maintaining an electronic commerce website and future trends in electronic commerce.

 

SOMA 3832 Business Research Methods

Areas covered in this course include; Research Skills, Research methods and Creative thinking, relationship with supervisor and interaction with research groups, Research presentations and Requirements of a good dissertation and Technical writing skills.

 

SOMA 4513 Strategic Management

The course covers the strategic Management process, Development of General Corporate Strategies, Inter-firm and Competitive analysis, and Corporate Intra-firm Situation analysis.

Business goals; objectives; policies strategies and tactics; master’s strategy; programme strategies sub-strategies; components of a strategy; levels of a strategy; strategy formulation; strategic information; industry level analysis; firm-level analysis; functional strategies and policies; finance; production marketing; research and development; human resources; organisational design; strategy implementation; tactical planning; organisational structure; strategy evaluation; consistency etc.

 

SOMA 4833 Derivatives

The course introduces students to the pricing and hedging of derivative securities. It covers forward contracts, futures contracts, and swaps. The primary emphasis is on option contracts. Underlying assets include stocks, currencies, and commodities. By the end of the course the student will have a good knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of derivatives, learn skills used in derivative analysis and valuation, evaluate trading and speculation opportunities available in the current financial markets and assess the influence of economic events upon pricing.

Topics covered include: Derivative basics, strategies and payoffs; the valuation techniques (Valuation of forward and forward-based derivatives; Valuation of option and option-based derivatives); applications of the valuation techniques for various types of securities, and the use of these securities for trading purposes, financial engineering, and investment applications.  The course will also explain the Black-Scholes arguments.  When possible, concepts are explained through hands-on applications and examples, rather than through advanced mathematics, to make the course accessible for students.

 

SOMA 2743 Business Environment in Ghana

This course will discuss the Micro and Macroeconomic structure of the Ghanaian economy. Discussions on the micro economic structure will be on Natural Resources, Human Capital, Physical Capital formation and Enterprises. The Macroeconomic structure will be discussed in the context of the country’s External trade, Money and Banking, Public Finance, National Income and Economic Planning. 

The course will also look at some general features of economies of developing countries, e.g., the economies of other West African countries; how Ghana’s economy reflects features of underdevelopment; an overview of the Ghanaian economy since 1957; ERP/SAP and the performance of the economy of Ghana; the HIPC initiatives, and NEPAD.

 

SODB 4553 Project Management

This course discusses the practical examination of how projects can be managed from start to the end, including specific emphasis on planning and controlling to avoid common pitfalls. The course will also look at identifying needs, defining requirements, project costing, scheduling, resource allocation, and project politics.

 

SODB 3523 Human Resource Management

The human problems of the management of all work situations, supervision by authority and motivation, communication and introduction of change, organization of work efforts , employee development, performance incentives, personnel policy, and management responsibilities.

 

 

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