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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Introduction to Professional Diploma Awards
Professional Diploma Program Requirements
Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships
Application Instructions
Program Faculty
Course Descriptions

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA AWARDS

Akamai University offers these eleven Professional Diploma programs in cooperation with the Institute of Management Specialists, a recognized professional awarding body in the United Kingdom. Participants successfully completing all elements of any one of the Professional Diploma Programs will be issued the Award Completion Certificate jointly by Akamai University and the Institute of management Specialists. Accordingly, graduates may add the prestigious professional award to their resume. Successful participants will be permitted to apply their completed coursework toward the MBA degree at Akamai University and gain 9 graduate credits toward the MBA or related Master's degree.

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PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Each professional diploma program is a nine credit program to be completed in the planned nine-month duration, as arranged between the student and the University. Each module within the professional diploma programs includes assigned academic readings, exploration of case studies, online or email discussions with the instructor, and the preparation of a scholarly paper or business-related project report on an approved topic selected by the student. The required course array for each program is itemized below:

Professional Diploma in Strategic Management (PDSM)
Professional Diploma in Finance (PDF)
Professional Diploma in Marketing Management (PDMM)
Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management (PDHRM)
Professional Diploma in Organizational Behaviour (PDOB)
Professional Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (PDL&SCM)
Professional Diploma in Quantitative Analysis (PDQA)
Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA)
Professional Diploma in Operations (PDO)
Professional Diploma in Economics (PDE)
Professional Diploma in Business Law (PDBL

Professional Diploma in Strategic Management (PDSM)

BUS 515: Strategic Management (3 credits)
BUS 517: Strategic Brand Management (3 credits)
BUS 519: Creating World Class Company (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Finance (PDF)

BUS 521: Financial Management & Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 522: Financial Strategies and Decision-making (3 credits)
BUS 523: Management Information Systems (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Marketing Management (PDMM)

BUS 531: Public Relations for Marketing Management (3 credits)
BUS 532: Media Relations (3 credits)
BUS 533: Branding (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management (PDHRM)

BUS 541: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
BUS 543: Strategic Employee Resourcing & Rewards (3 credits)
BUS 547: Strategic Management (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Organizational Behavior (PDOB)

BUS 552: Human Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 553: Change Management in Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 554: Motivation toward Higher Performance (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (PDL&SCM)

SCM 561: Supply Chain Development and Trends (3 credits)
SCM 563: Complexities/Challenges Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 565: Design Supply Chain Strategies and Measurement (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Quantitative Analysis (PDQA)

BUS 571: Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
BUS 572: Econometric Theories and Forecasting (3 credits)
BUS 574: Managerial Decisions (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA)

BUS 526: Financial Management and Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 527: International Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 528: Management Information Systems (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Operations (PDO)

BUS 581: Principles of Operations (3 credits)
BUS 582: Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
BUS 583: Management in the Face of Change (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Economics (PDE)

BUS 504: Microeconomic Principles (3 credits)
BUS 506: Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
BUS 508: International Economics (3 credits)

Professional Diploma in Business Law (PDBL)

BUS 591: Legal Aspects of Business Operations (3 credits)
BUS 592: International Business Law (3 credits)
BUS 593: International Business Ethics (3 credits)

TUITION AND FEES

All students entering the Professional Diploma program at Akamai University shall pay the following tuition and fees:

  1. Admission Fee..........................USD $ 50
  2. Tuition (@ $200 per credit)............USD $1800
  3. Tuition Reduction Scholarship..........USD $ 200
  4. Tuition after Scholarship..............USD $1600
  5. Total Tuition and Fees.................USD $1650

The standard Akamai University nine-credit professional diploma tuition is USD $1800. In cooperation with the Institute of Management Specialists, all professioanl diploma participants will receive a tuition reduction scholarship in the amount of USD $200, lowering the overall diploma tuition to USD $1600 (in addition to the initial $50 admission fee). The tuition is payable at the time of enrollment.

ADMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicant are instructed to be in touch with the Institute of Management Specialists and make application. Once accepted by IMS, provide proof of membership to the University. This will initiate your scholarship at Akamai University. Then, you will need to make application for the Professional Diploma Program at Akamai University. Full instructions and necessary forms for the Admission process are available online. Be in touch with University headquarters, if your need assistance with the process.

PROGRAM FACULTY

Premkumar Rajagopal, BBA, MBA, Dip.Mgnt, Ph.D.
Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Operations, Qualitative Analysis, and Economics

Dr. Premkumar received his MBA from Northern University of Malaysia and his Ph.D.in Supply Chain Management from University of Science Malaysia. He served as Manufacturing Superintendent at Seagate Technology; Logistics Superintendent, Logistics Manager, and Head of Supply Network Planning, and Logistics Integrator at Intel Technology. Dr. Premkumar served as lecturer at Jabatan Veterinar Kluang, Institute Veterinar, EDS Advance Academy, Malaysia and MBA lecturer at University of Southern Queensland; University of Sunshine Coast; University of Nottingham Trend, UNITAR, USM and University of Midwest Missouri. Dr. Premkumar presented papers at the International Conference ICORD on operations research for development and International College on developing trends in logistics for Sedaya. Most recently, Dr. Premkumar's papers were accepted by the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation Conference; British Academy of Management; and Operation Research Society UK. Dr. Premkumar's teaching and consulting interests include corporate strategic management, organizational behavior and development, people management, and logistics and supply chain management. His current research interests include supply chain initiatives and trends in logistics (reverse logistics). Dr. Premkumar is a member of the Graduate Society at University of Science Malaysia.

Harvey Menden, Ph.D.
Organizational Behaviour, Operations, and Economics

Dr. Menden is Director, Training and Organizational Development for a multi-billion dollar business. He previously held the position as a Senior Consultant for the Human Resources Organizational Capability Group at Amoco Corporation. He has provided services as either an employee or an external consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as The General Electric Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Black and Decker, Canada Life, and Little Tikes. He possesses extensive experience within Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, International Business, and Adult Education. Dr. Menden is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and has previously served on the Atlanta chapter's board. He serves as adjunct faculty at Newport University. Dr. Menden received his Ph.D. in Business Education from International Institute for Advanced Studies, D.Min. from CBCS, an MBA from Newport University, and a BS in Political Science from the State University of New York.

Niranjan Ray, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., Ph.D. (Engineering)
Finance and Accounting

Dr. Ray received his B.S.E.E., M.S. E.E. and Ph.D. (Engineering) from Jadavpur University in India. He has taught at several universities including Jadavpur University, India, Engineering University, Bangladesh and International Institute of Management Science, India. He served as a Faculty Head of Computer Division of the Indian Institute of Material Management, Kolkata, India. He was an adjunct faculty of University of Redlands, California and Greenwich University, Norfolk Island. He served as a Principal Adviser, Software Design and Development of EDSA Micro Corporation., USA. As a corporate trainer he taught Managers, Engineers of Parsons Corporation, USA in Relational Database Management System (DBMS). He also provided training on courses of Computer and DBMS to Managers, Engineers of State Electricity Board, Kolkata, India, and Indian Administrative officers at Administrative training Institute, Kolkata, India. He is a Competent Toast Master (CTM) of Toast Master of International, USA. Dr. Ray was a senior member of IEEE, USA. He has a number of published papers to his credit. His primary interests are in teaching and research in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering, Management Information Systems, Computer Applications in Business Administration including Project Management, and Systems Analysis and Design.

Richard K. Tweneboah, Ph.D.
Finance and Accounting

Dr. Tweneboah started his professional career as a health care consultant in Ghana and participated in many complex projects for various health care organizations in Africa and Europe. He served as an accountant and financial analyst with major corporations including American Express, Medtronic Incorporated, Coopers and Lybrand, LLP, Northwest Bank, US Bank and others. Dr. Tweneboah is recently authoring two books in managed health care for the developing world. He earned his doctorate in Health Services from Walden University, his Master’s in Health Services Management from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and his Bachelor’s from the Graduate School of Management in London.

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Marketing Management

Dr. Phan has been an Asian pioneer in several fields, including computer-based training (CBT), service quality, digital prepress, and knowledge management. He was the first in-house developer of network-based learning with multimedia in 1987 for a major computer parts manufacturer, where at that time, all such programs were typically out-sourced to external development houses. In that capacity, Dr. Phan developed a total of 8 training programs, all with multimedia and interactivity, and online testing across an intranet, a first in Singapore in that era that predated the Internet. Dr. Phan has also been an external corporate educator and facilitator to many multinational corporations and govern ment agencies, teaching about the adoption of vendor-neutral e-business, Internet connectivity, Internet security, wireless networks, business transformation and leadership. He is also a knowledge management pioneer, and his intranet solutions have been adopted by leading companies in law, manufacturing and retail. Dr. Phan has been credited as a credible and incisive journalist and editor, and has served as contributing editor for Network Computing Asia (CMP), Asia correspondent for ETHIX, correspondent for TechTV, and has been a frequent on-air analyst for leading broadcast channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia and NewsRadio 93.8 and Capital Radio 95.8. He has consulted and helped many technology startups from USA, Israel and Europe achieve media presence in Asia Pacific. Dr. Phan received his doctoral degree in Business from Greenwich University, where he conducted a major dissertation concerning the use of the Internet as a self-analysis tool to improve small businesses in Singapore.

Ashok Kumar, LLM (Aus) GCDR(Aus) CA(Aust) CA(NZ) ACIS FTIA AAMINZ
Finance and Accounting

Pror. Kumar is a barrister (counsel) in the Trust Chambers in Sydney Australia. He has worked as a manager and accountant for a number of companies in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Mr. Kumar is a qualified chartered accountant and has worked as senior accountant for a major international accountancy firm in the business advisory services role. He has specialized in tax, commercial law, insolvency and other areas of law, and has consulted for major organizations, delivering high impact consulting advice and training programs aimed at enhancing profitability and efficiency in business organizations. His experience extends from commercial roles in private companies, consulting to being a barrister in prestigious chambers in Sydney. Mr. Kumar has postgraduate alternative dispute resolution qualifications and has mediated many business and property disputes. He has consulted extensively with private industry such as, EMC,of, Linge AG and large Australian companies. Prof. Kumar has been involved in some major tax and commercial litigation in Australia. His diverse background includes serving the telecommunications, transportation, consulting,gaming, fashion, law, heavy machinery and healthcare industries, as well as government and social service agencies. Mr. Kumar holds Master of Laws degree from the prestigious Sydney Law School, Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Technology, Sydney. He holds the Graduate Certificate from from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mr. Kumar is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand and in Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, an Associate of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of New Zealand and a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Mr. Kumar has prepared papers and articles for professional journals and serves on the Business Forum Planning Committee with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and with a number of business and community organizations. Mr. Kumar has tutored students in undergraduate Commerce and Law programs in Australia and New Zealand. He is a well-known professional sports person in Fiji and Australia.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Economics
Strategic Management
Finance
Accounting
Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain management
Quantitative Analysis
Operations
Business Law

Economics

BUS 504: Microeconomic Principles (3 credits)
This course provides a review of microeconomic theory and practice. Theories related to consumers, products and costs will receive an examination. Competitive markets and applications are covered. Additionally, markets and completion will be examined using working examples.

BUS 506: Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
This course reviews the concept of Economics including terms, scope and methods. Topics provide a detailed look at economic systems; supply and demand; the concept of equilibrium of the market; macro economic analysis; and effects on the world economy.

BUS 508: International Economics (3 credits)
This course covers global trade and international monetary theories. Students examine tariffs and other trade-restricting devices, trade blocs and global trading problems. Topics include trade determination theories, theories of exchange rate, problems of the international monetary system, evaluation of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies, inflation and unemployment, effects of exchange rate changes, and international interdependence and policy coordination.

Strategic Management

BUS 515: Strategic Management (3 credits)
This course examines the strategic management process. Participants receive instruction in effectively establishing company direction, completing industry analyses, evaluation of company resources and competitive capabilities, strategic competitive advantages and strategic implementation. Topics also examine business models and strategies in the Internet era, building resource strengths and organizational capabilities.

BUS 517: Strategic Brand Management (3 credits)
This course explores the field of strategic brand management including brand positioning and brand building, product management, and measuring and managing brand equity over time. This course utilizes case studies of leading marketers (Starbucks, KFC, Nike, Coca-Cola, and Levi's) and their strategies for effectively building and managing brands. Topics include customer focus, brand positioning and identity, creating points of difference and competitive advantages, marketing communications and messages and building customer loyalty. Building brand portfolios, sub- brands and line extensions and distribution strategies will also be covered.

BUS 519: Creating World Class Company (3 credits)
This course explores the seven attributes and one rule appropriate for becoming a world-class company: differentiation, focus, thinking globally, the perpetual spirit of innovation, sensitive radar system, retention of talent, social and environmental responsibility.

Finance

BUS 521: Financial Management and Accounting (3 credits)
This course addresses budgeting methods and processes, management and control, , investment decisions, capital management, and long term financial decision-making. Topics examine financial and management accounting, managerial decision making and finance issues. Students explore bookkeeping and accounting for business transactions and assets and liabilities, determining profit, measuring financial performance, interpreting accounting information, costs, working capital, budgeting and financial planning.

BUS 522: Financial Strategies and Decision-making (3 credits)
This course investigates theory and practice of financial management from a corporate perspective. Topics cover financial management objectives, principles of capital investment, project evaluation techniques, capital structure decisions, financing techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and elements of risk management. Students explore issues of debt and equity, authority, misrepresentation and misleading deceptive conduct, market regulation, fund raising provisions of corporation law, dispute resolution, insolvency, and consumer credit, corporate treasury management, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk modeling, commercial property management, financial ethics and codes of conduct, long-term corporate financing strategies, and international funds investment. Topics also include capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, taxation and financial decision making, corporate funding sources, international financial management issues, valuation techniques, and financial management policies.

BUS 523: Management Information Systems (3 credits)
This is a course in managing information systems in an organization. This course provides an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, and the relation of information systems to the objectives and structure of an organization. Human aspects, models of systems, and general theory of systems are discussed. Applications are considered, including budgeting, planning, decision-support systems, and microcomputer applications.

Accounting

BUS 526: Financial Management and Accounting (3 credits)
This course addresses budgeting methods and processes, management and control, investment decisions, capital management, and long term financial decision-making. Topics examine financial and management accounting, managerial decision making and finance issues. Students explore bookkeeping and accounting for business transactions and assets and liabilities, determining profit, measuring financial performance, interpreting accounting information, costs, working capital, budgeting and financial planning. BUS 527: International Accounting (3 credits) The course covers international accounting including the influence of environmental, cultural, political and managerial factors on the development of accounting theory and practice.

BUS 528: Management Information Systems (3 credits)
This is a course in managing information systems in an organization. This course provides an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, and the relation of information systems to the objectives and structure of an organization. Human aspects, models of systems, and general theory of systems are discussed. Applications are considered, including budgeting, planning, decision-support systems, and microcomputer applications.

Marketing Management

BUS 531: Public Relations for Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course is intended to guide public relations practitioners in building maximum ethical principles into their daily professional activities. As many public relations practitioners may have a tendency to bend truths with “spin” and approach their skill at the level of "advertising," topics in this course assist the PR professional to select effective means for presenting the truth as simple as it is, and with art and wit.

BUS 532: Media Relations (3 credits)
This course guides the media relations professional toward vital long term competencies for the long haul in building effective allies with the media. While many practitioners believe media relations is solely about "wining and dining" the media and "forcing" the media to tell stories in a favorable manner, this style of media relations can be viewed as no more than another form of advertising. True media relations is about the long haul, and about building long term, trusted relationships, unlike "bursty" advertising campaigns.

BUS 533: Branding (3 credits)
This course provides instruction in the use of ethical branding communications. As branding in many circles has no synergy with the "soul" of the business, and many top public relations executive mistakenly believe branding is just about a pretty logo, a catchy tagline, and lots of celebrity endorsements this course brings back into focus the soul of branding.

Human Resource Management

BUS 541: Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Participants review essential elements of HRM, including trends in the changing HRM environment. Topics include study of the impact of new management practices, discriminatory personnel management practices, employee resourcing, employee development, and employee relations.

BUS 543: Strategic Employee Resourcing and Rewards (3 credits)
The course provides an overview of basic principles and current trends selection and recruitment. Topics emphasize the value and strategic implications of good selection for an organization and examines concepts and selection tools, such as job analysis and psychometric testing, interviews, CVs, and references. Topics also explore how companies can attract and retain the best people and winning the war for talent via effective on-line recruiting. It focuses on the organizational reward system and specifically on issues of fair compensation and benefits as well as on how they can be aligned with the overall strategic goals of the corporation. The main components of a compensation system such as job descriptions, analysis and evaluation (e.g., ranking, classification, factor comparison and point method), pay structures and salary surveys will be explained and an overview of incentive plans e.g., merit pay, gain sharing, profit sharing, stock options, ESOP will also be provided. Issues of organizational justice and fairness will also be an important element of this course.

BUS 547: Strategic Management (3 credits)
This course examines the strategic management process. Participants receive instruction in effectively establishing company direction, completing industry analyses, evaluation of company resources and competitive capabilities, strategic competitive advantages and strategic implementation. Topics also examine business models and strategies in the Internet era, building resource strengths and organizational capabilities.

Organizational Behavior

BUS 552: Human Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
An examination of the prerequisite human sensitivities necessary to deal with the human challenges within the workplace. Student will learn to thoroughly analyze the situation and create a coordinated and effective action plan before making a decision. Includes the perspective of the individual, interaction between individuals and the organization as a whole.

BUS 553: Change Management in Organizations (3 credits)
An examination of theory related to managing change in the workplace. Student will develop a written change plan for an on the job application or an evaluation of the effectiveness of change within an organization. The course will focus on John P. Kotter's change model.

BUS 554: Motivation toward Higher Performance (3 credits)
An exploration of motivation in work organizations with emphases on drives, needs, outcomes, satisfaction, behavior, bases for decision to work in an organization, extrinsic rewards, job performance, and interpersonal influences. Student will conduct an employer-specific project or a comparative analysis of two organizations addressing real world issues in this field of study. Student will prepare a written presentation of the project.

Supply Chain Management

SCM 561: Supply Chain Development and Trends (3 credits)
Participants will understand how successful supply chain management adds value to their organizations and learn how to develop a supply chain strategy that aligns with the corporate strategy.

SCM 563: The Complexities & Challenges of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
This module describes the key interdependency and complexities that exist within the supply chain. Participants shall analyze the dynamics within the supply chain to optimize performance and profitability and shall learn to recognize supply chain challenges within their industry.

SCM 565: Designing Supply Chain Strategies and Measurement (3 credits)
This module shall assist the participants in aligning the supply chain strategies to meet industry and market needs. Participants shall understand the innovative technologies enabling channel relationship and global visibility and will learn to develop the supply chain initiatives and measurement to achieve efficiency and responsiveness.

Quantitative Analysis

BUS 571: Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
Qualitative analysis applies mathematical techniques to business situations introducing additional mathematical techniques including applied calculus. Topics cover descriptive statistics, discrete probability distributions, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, statistical quality control, simple linear regression and correlation. Topics also include mathematics of finance, linear equations and functions, graphs of functions, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear programming, and non-linear models as well as nonlinear models, derivatives, graphing and optimization with derivatives, and integration.

BUS 572: Econometric Theories and Forecasting (3 credits)
This course provides a working knowledge of the basic techniques of econometric theory, used by top managers to make long-term strategic decisions. Topics may include applications in cash flow forecasting, cost prediction, earnings forecasts, bankruptcy prediction, foreign exchange forecasting, interest rate forecasting, and technological forecasting. The course also reviews statistical methods, hypothesis testing, and modeling, with respect to financial data.

BUS 574: Managerial Decisions (3 credits)
This course introduces business research methods and the foundations of management decision-making processes. The course covers the application of quantitative models to the business arena, and explores decision analysis theory. Students examine available means for using mathematics for solving business problems and for interpreting the results of decision models.

Operations

BUS 581: Principles of Operations (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, processes, and methods of managing and controlling operations in manufacturing or service settings. Topics cover current issues in globalization, supply chain strategy, e-business, and ERP. Course activities make use of case studies to provide connections with real world operational situations.

BUS 582: Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
This course is an overview of the field of supply chain management. Topics cover the complexities and challenges of supply Chain Management, the designing of supply chain strategies and supply chain development and trends.

BUS 583: Management in the Face of Change (3 credits)
Students investigate effective management of organizations operating in unpredictable and rapidly changing environments. Topics address management theory and leadership, human resource management, employee relations, leadership, management advancement and development, operations, strategy, systems thinking and organizational learning, and total quality management. Students consider the international perspectives of management including the global organization, cross-cultural management, workplace cultures, organizational restructuring, and new patterns of work design.

International Business Law

BUS 591: Legal Aspects of Business Operations (3 credits)
Students will gain an understanding of basic legal terminology and an understanding of the court system at the local, state, and national level. Students will gain an understanding of contract law, effective utilization of financial transactions, employment and agency relationships, and the understanding of the regulations governing different types of business organizations. While the course has a focus upon the legal system in the USA, it also has extensive implications for the international business community.

BUS 592: International Business Law (3 credits)
This course gives the international business student an overview of the legal concepts affecting individuals and/or organizations that are involved in international business. The student will be exposed to a broad survey of legal issues businesses confront in the international market place. Specifically, the student will learn about the treaties giving rise to international law, differing legal regimes, international dispute resolution processes including principles of jurisdiction, differing governmental structures as they relate to commerce, global information systems regulations and international social issues affecting businesses and their operations.

BUS 593: International Business Ethics (3 credits)
An analysis of ethical issues arising in contemporary business life. Sample topics include: fair and unfair competition; responsibilities towards employees, society and the environment; honesty and integrity in business; the moral status of corporations.

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