Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Business Management

  1. BSM412: Strategic Management

    (2 credit units)

    Management process of corporate planning. Budgeting and control, Business performance appraisal, managing by objectives, motivating group and individual efforts, and generally relating an organization to the changes taking place in its environment. Predicting the dynamic environment. Impact of environmental changes on the strategies and performance of a firm. Analysis of the role of employee and managerial behaviour in success or failure of strategy implementation. Integrated analysis. Recent developments affecting the strategy formulation and implementation processes of firms in Nigeria.

  2. BSM422: Corporate Finance

    (3 credit units)

    Scope of investment and financial management. Financial Analysis, Planning and Control. Management of long-term finance: the capital budgeting models; investment appraisal under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Growth profitability and valuations principles of share valuations; theoretical approaches of share valuation; capital structure and the uses of leverages models, the use and limitation of portfolio. management and its relationship to capital budgeting techniques. Financing short and intermediate term requirements. Dividend policy decision. The management of working capital. Rules of money in exchange, money demand ,general equilibrium and financial intermediaries supply of money, real and nominal interest rates, the term structure of interest rates. The roles of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Ministry of Finance are studied to provide background for interpretation of current developments.

  3. BSM432: Corporate Planning

    (3 credit units)

    The concept and theory of planning, Strategic Planning, Environmental study and analysis, Technological Forecasting, Socio-Political forecasting, Industry analysis, planning tasks and techniques, Operational Planning and the resource allocation processes; Organization for planning, organizational and behavioural planner, Managing and Corporate Planning process.

  4. BSM442: International Economics

    (3 credit units)

    Introduction to the theory of trade and international finance incorporating presentation of various theories of international trade, foreign trade protection, economic integration, balance of payments, foreign and capital flows, the uses of international economics in explaining contemporary international relations and diplomacy, International Financial Institutions.

  5. BSM492: Research Project

    (6 credit units)

    Developing studentsí skill in analyzing and writing reports based on an empirical or library study of a specific subject matter or topic in relevant Administration and Management Studies. Students would present a research-based report of not less than 50 pages at the end of session.

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