Courses

Courses Schedule

Courses at AIBEc are patterned on those you would encounter in a typical American MBA program. The AIBEc MBA requires completion of at least 15 courses (11 required and 4 elective) with a grade of C or better in each course. Each course consists of approximately 40–60 academic hours of classroom instruction. Courses typically meet once a week for three hours during the 10–12-week fall and spring semesters, or twice a week for 5–6 weeks during the summer semester. Regular attendance is required. In planning their schedules, students should allow at least 6 hours per week for homework, reading, and study in each course, in addition to time spent in lectures and seminars. Normally the maximum course load is 3 courses during fall and spring semesters and 2 courses during the summer semester. Students who take the maximum course load every semester can complete the MBA in two years. However, many students with full-time jobs prefer to spread their MBA studies over a three-year period.

Students not willing to take the full MBA program at AIBEC are welcome to choose individual courses of interest from the offered schedule.

Economics Courses

Managerial Economics

Applications of microeconomic theory to business decision making, including pricing, demand estimation, cost analysis, competitive and noncompetitive market structures, and other topics.

Principles of Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

The course provides the students with a basic understanding of the principles of macroeconomics, as well as to discuss various macroeconomic models and some most recent concepts of macroeconomic analysis and forecasting. They are also introduced to the real problems and processes of macroeconomic theory, policy and decision making.

Finance Courses

Corporate Finance

The course discusses the basic principles of finance (the opportunity cost of capital, the net present value concept, risk and return tradeoff, portfolios and diversification), as well as the theoretical basis for financial decision making. It also includes comparisons of the U.S. and the Russian financial systems.

Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate Governance

An exploration of takeovers, mergers, divestitures, and corporate restructuring, including strategies and empirical evidence, with examples drawn from international and Russian experience.

Capital Markets and Financial Institutions

This course consists of two major parts. The first part is devoted to the nature, role, and functioning of financial institutions in the developed capital market. The second part deals with the Russian capital markets and financial institutions. The principal goal here is to screen the local experience against worldwide theory and practices in order to identify both common and specific features of developed and emerging markets.

International Finance and Risk Management

The course discusses the principles of international finance (economics of the international environment, purchasing power parity, and sources of risk in the international financial markets) and the theoretical background on which the practices of operation of the international financial markets are based.

Modern Financial Services

Theory and practice of banks and insurance companies. Managing finance and people and implementing these skills in banking, insurance and elsewhere in the financial sector. Responding successfully to the rapid changes in technology, customer requirements and regulations and making smart decisions about operations and strategies in the global financial services industry.

Accounting Courses

Financial Accounting

Introduction to the recording of business transactions and interpretation of financial statements, emphasizing US GAAP and IAS.

Managerial Accounting

Accounting for costs with applications to managerial decision-making. A thorough review of most managerial accounting issues of importance to many organizations such as cost allocation, activity based costing, budgeting, standard costing, just-in-time inventory and many other topics.

Accounting Analysis

How Accounting rules influence Decision Making, valuation and the Global Financial Crisis. Topics include: Credit rating Agencies and the analysis they use to rate companies, Equity Accounting, Business Combinations and Consolidations, Methods used to manipulate Accounting numbers, Crisis issues such as Mark to Market and Impairment of assets, Future trends in IFRS, GAAP and RAS.

Comparative Taxation

Covers fundamental concepts of taxation and examines the current Russian tax system from an international comparative perspective with reference to both U.S. and Western European practices.

Marketing Courses

Principles of Marketing

This course provides an overview of the role of marketing in a modern international business.

Marketing Research

This course provides students with knowledge of many marketing research techniques such as market sampling, designing a marketing questionnaire and many others. Students are required to do a project in which they research a product or service in Russia, using the research methods they have learned.

Principles of Advertising

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of advertising and covers the historical, economic and social aspects of advertising.

Marketing Communications

This course examines topics such as Public Relations, Advertising and Sales Negotiations. This course is extremely interactive and a significant portion of the class is devoted to business games, presentations and other training activities.

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Strategic Marketing

The course covers a variety of advanced topics in marketing strategy such as Marketing Plans, detailed SWOT analysis and other issues. Course is open to students who have previously taken Principles of Marketing.

Services Marketing

This course deals with the marketing service issues such as customer satisfaction and customer profitability in areas such as financial services, legal services, hospitality, entertainment, health care, education, retailing, transportation and other service areas.

Personal Marketing

The course provides essential practice of presenting and promoting oneself on the labor, corporate and professional markets as well as in any other social exposure fields. It is strongly advisable to take this course after the G. Troussov’s Marketing Communications.

Other Business Courses

Field Study

Managing People in Organizations

Applies concepts of social sciences to problems of managing individuals and teams in large and small business organizations.

Operations Management

A survey of production-related topics with which all managers should be familiar, including inventory management, project scheduling, quality assurance, and others.

Project Management

The course establishes the fundamental common concepts of traditional project management based on the world-wide standards — Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology — and then introduces the strategic approach to project management and the concept of project leadership. Such comprehensive exploration of the project management discipline presents the tools, steps, and processes of project management and uncovers the critical thinking — the why — vital to project management excellence.

Business Psychology (I)

This course examines the manifestations and roots of the irrational, both positive and destructive, processes in corporations. Of particular interest will be the ideas and particular tools for better understanding the unconscious needs and emotional reasoning that usually stay shadowed and unspoken. Numerous examples of irrational decision making, specific leadership styles, teamwork impasses will be analyzed in terms of general theory. Of special importance will be the discussion of the prediction cues and coping strategies that can be developed.

Business Psychology (II)

This course examines the individual coping strategies and personal styles in dealing with the pressures, limitations and other challenges one faces in professional life. Considerable attention will be paid to the unspoken, shadowed and unconscious processes of corporate functioning. Of particular interest will be the ideas and practical tools for better understanding the counterproductive coping patterns as well as what can work to increase one’s resiliency.

HR Management – Myths and Reality

The course deals with the most common Human Resource management theories and practices universally accepted by the most successful multinational companies.

Strategic Management

The study of strategic management involves three major themes: strategic positioning, strategic choices and strategy into action. Strategic positioning is the analysis of the environment in which an organization operates, a full understanding of the strategic capability of the organization, coupled with the expectations of stakeholders. Strategic choices involve breaking strategy down into levels and determining the directions and methods of development of the overall strategy. Finally strategy into action brings structure as well as the dynamic processes of management and change into the equation in order to move the organization towards its stated goals.

Public Relations and Social Networking

The course discusses current issues in the media, PR and social networking. It compares western thinking and practice with Russian reality. Special emphasis is made on the PR Manager function in corporate society, including international PR topics. Social networking and the role of the Internet in today’s media and PR are discussed.

Principles of Business Law

Fundamental concepts of American business law, with special emphasis on topics of use to Russian students working as employees or partners of American firms and comparisons to Russian business law as appropriate.

Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

Practical and legal issues in negotiating various agreements and dealing with various methods of dispute resolution.

Business Planning in the Russian Environment

It is a prototype of the long-prepared format of Field Study — a standard and mandatory course at all business schools. In a Field Study the students in a group analyze a real project at a real company. In this course the students have to pick and analyze an investment project, individually or in a group (up to 5 students in a group). The resulting «product» will be a full business plan that can be implemented in the current Russian environment. The project will have to be presented in class.

Career Development

This course is for those who want to be more successful in their working and non-working lives. It covers such issues as career success skills, impression management, presentation skills, the HR cycle and others.

Effective Presentations – Spoken or Written

The main goal of the course is the significant improvement of communication skills, primarily, by means of preparation and delivery of efficient business presentations (spoken or written). Major attention is paid to the position and interests of all “stakeholders” – “clients”, “consumers”, and “providers” of a presentation.

Psychology of Personal and Professional Growth

The course deals with real challenges of personal and professional growth and provides tools for self-learning, and practical approaches to developmental tasks.

Sales Leadership

This course is structured as a series of facilitated workshops, a.k.a. “dives”. Sales Leadership is about how to influence others to buy. It is about you, about the selling skills you possess and about skills you need to gain.

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance course starts on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Entrance Exam

You could take AIBEc Entrance Exam from May 4, 2017 till \\\June 6, 2017. Students who achieve qualifying score on the exam pay reduced tuition.

Summer Semester, 2017

Summer Semester starts on May 16, 2017.