Μαθήματα Κορμού
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr C. Kantzos - J.Bacalis, MBA, CPA
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
  The first part of the course is intended to reinforce the financial accounting background of the MBA students so as to become knowledgeable users of accounting information. Financial accounting offers an opportunity to develop a sound understanding of preparation and analysis of financial statements. The course content includes: income recognition, both current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, components of stockholders' equity, the corporate income statement, statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Real world illustrations are incorporated reflecting current relevant business practices and applications of accounting principles.
  The second part of the course emphasizes the creation, analysis and use of accounting information to assist management in setting operational and financial goals, as well as planning, controlling, and evaluating performance. The emphasis is on using accounting information in managing an organization. Topics include Managerial Accounting Systems, Accounting for Manufacturing Operations, Cost Accounting Systems, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis, Segment Performance, Operational and Cash Budgeting, Standard Costing and Incremental Analysis and Capital Investment Analysis.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
After completing this course, the student will be able to :
  • Describe how business activities are captured by financial statements
  • Indentify and explain issues related to income determination and measurement
  • Understand and explain issues related to assets, liabilities and equities.
  • Calculate key financial ratios taken from financial statements in order to assess the liquidity, profitability and solvency of private sector corporations.
  • Interpret key financial ratios taken from financial statements in order to assess the liquidity, profitability, and solvency of private sector corporations.
  • Summarize and interpret cash flow activities.
  • Analyze, apply and interpret cost behaviour and Cost-Volume Profit Analysis.
  • Understand various cost systems: e.g. Job Order Costing, Process Costing , ABC Costing.
  • Be able to apply and analyze product costing allocation methods.
  • Describe and illustrate income analysis under various costing assumptions.
  • Describe the basic elements of the budgeting process, its objectives, and its impact on human behaviour.
  • Analyze the types of standards, how they are used in dudgeting and how they are established for businesses.
  • Prepare a differential analysis repoet for decision making.
  • Analyze Capital Investment Alternatives.
  • Analyze and interpret managerial accounting reports that provide both objective measures of past operations and subjective estimates about future decisions.
  • Evaluate the organizational role of management accountants and descride accounting systems used by manufacturing businesses.




Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: 
  •  Introduction ,
  •  Business Transactions,
  •  Measuring Business Income,
  •  Completing The Accounting Cycle Financial Reporting and Analysis- Financial Statements.
  •  Merchandising Operations,
  •  Inventories
  •  Cash and Receivables,
  •  Current Liabilities,
  •  Time Value of Money,
  •  Long-Term Assets, 
  •  Long-Term Liabilities,
  •  Contributed Capital
  •  Investments,
  •  The Corporate Income Statement and The Statement of Stockholder's Equity
  •  The Statement of Cash Flows
FIRST TEST:
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Cost Concepts and Cost Allocation
Costing Systems: 
  • Job Order, 
  • Process, 
  • ABC Costing
  • Cost Behaviour Analysis, Breakeven Analysis
  • The Budgeting and Variance Analysis
SECOND TEST:
  • Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
  •  Management Decision Making:(Short-run decision making, Capital Investment Analysis, Pricing Decisions)
FINAL EXAM
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Students are required to:
  • Read, prior to class, the notes of the applicable chapters, to get familiar with the topics to be covered, according to class schedule.
  • Bring to class the notes and  any other material downloaded or emailed to them.
  • Bring to class their textbook. Will be needed for work done in class.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
The required  textbook for this course is  Powers, Needles, Crosson: " Financial and Managerial Accounting Principles "  9th Edition, International Edition.
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. D. Kantzos & Dr. C. Zopounidis
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
In this course the focus will be on understanding the technique, promoting its effective use, and interpreting the results of the analysis. The discussion of the extensive mathematical details that underline many of these procedures will be limited. In other words, the focus will be on "Why", "How", and "What it means". In many cases, the computer tool that is used will be the same Excel.We can use a specialized statistical software package, but it is unlikely that you will have to access to the same software in your work enviroment. By contrast, Excel is available in practically every organization that has a computer. It is also important to note that, for the types of statistical analyses that we are covering in this class, the tools that are available in Excel are sufficient.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The objective of this course is to introduce students to commonly used quantitative techniques that can be used to make effective decisions in a business environment.The use of quantitative techniques to improve desicion-making is often reffered to as "analytics" or "business analytics" or "data analytics". The term analytics is often interpreted as the process of transforming raw data using a set of tools and techniques into information that can be used for desicion making. The objective of this class is to provide an introduction to the tool and techniques used for analytics and to illustrate the application of these techniques for managerial desicion making. The specific topics that will be covered in this class include data analysis using statistical techniques and solving business problems using these techniques.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Course Tentative Timetable:
  • Management and presentation of data
  • Central Tendency and Variability- Special Topics
  • Statistical Inference: Confidence Intervals- Quiz 1
  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Non Parametric tests
  • Sample Methods- Quiz 2
  • Simple Linear Analysis & Multi Regression Models- Correlation
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Times series Analysis & Forecasting
  • Final Exam
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Class Participaton is one of the formulating factors of the final grade. It is therefore students participate and keep informed regarding all aspects of strongly suggested that the class( material covered, assignments, etc ) themselves.
Attendance is mandatory. Exceptions will be made for university excused absences. Students must provide appropriate documentation for such absences. In addition to university excused absences, given that most of you work full time and probably travel for work related purposes. For work related absences, you must inform me at least two days prior to the absence and provide documentation as well. I request that you use the work related absences only if it is absolutely necessary.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Text Book: Basic Business Statistics, M. Berenson, D. Levine, T. Krehbiel, any available edition.
Suggested reading
  • Jon Curwin and Roger Slaffer 2002 5th edition "Quantitative Methods for Business desicion" Thomson
  • Anderson Sweeney William, 2002, " Quantitative Methos for Business"
  • L. Oaksott (2001) 2nd edition, "Essentail Methods for Business Management and Finance", Palgrave Macmilan, England
  • Ms Clave, Benson, and Sincich, 8th edition, " A first Course in Business Statistics"
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Paul Childs
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
This is a graduate-level course in corporate finance. Students will be exposed to fundamental theories in financial management and financial markets, applications of these theories in business practice, and limitations and difficulties in applying financial theories to solve real problems.
There are three essential decisions for the firm - the investment desicion, the financing desicion, and the payout decision. The investment desicion involves the evaluation and selection of projects that will add value to the firm. The financing decision involves the selection of the appropriate mix of contracts to finance the projects chosen through the investment decision. The payout decision deals with various options the firm has to distribute the free cash flow to its owner - the shareholders. Mastering the theoretical foundation of these decisions and learning to apply these concepts when dealing with ambiguity is the basis of the class.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
After completing the course, students should be able to:
  • use the CAMP model to calculate risk-adjusted expected returns and interpret the value.
  • calculate the weighted average cost of capital for a firm.
  • calculate the net present value of a project and use it to make capital budgeting decisions.
  • explain the tradeoffs for using debt and how this tradeoff can lead to an optimal capital structure,
  • explain why payout policy should not affect shareholder value in perfect and efficient financial markets.
  • identify factors that produce an optimal payout policy.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative schedule:
  • Time Value of Money
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Risk and Return
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Financial Leverage and Capital Structure
  • Dividends, Payout Policy and Review.
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
The classroom and participation:
You are expected to attend each class session, and participation is strongly encouraged. Please inform me in advance that you have to miss a class for illness or other reason. We often will degress and discuss current topics from the financial press, as well as current academic work as pertains to the topics covered in class. As such, the textbook is not an adequate substitute for attendance and preparation. Class descussions are important. This class will concentrate on application and critical thinking.
Practive problems and quizzes:
Problems and quizzes will be assigned throughout the class. They will be collected as well as being used as the basis of class discussion.
Exams and Grading Policy:
There will be a single final exam. Makeup exams are only given under extraordinary circumstances and an oral exam may replace a written make-up exam at my discretion.Cheating is prohibited. This includes sharing calculators and speaking to other students during exams. Any evidence of cheating will lead to loss of credit and, possibly failure in the course. The scale for grading is 90%- 100% earns an A , 80%-90% earns a B, etc.
Absences:
Students need to notify me of absences prior to the problem sets and exams when possible. S.R. 5.2.4.2. defines the following as acceptable reasons for excused absences :
  • serious illness,
  • illness or death of family member,
  • university-related trips,
  • major religious holidays
  • and, other circumstances found to fit reasonable cause for nonattendance by the professor.
Students anticipating an absence for a major religious holiday are responsible for notifying thr instructor in writing of anticipated ansences due to their observance of such holidays no later than the last day in the semester to add a class.



Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Course Materials:
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (10th edition) by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan. 
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Nicos Sykianakis & Dr. Yannis Salamouris
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
The course of Financial Statement Analysis deals with the use and interpretation of information from financial statements. The purpose of Financial Statement Analysis is to assess the performance and prospects of the firm and assist decision-making. These decisions mainly concern resource allocation and financing of the firm.Financial analysts could be used by business organizations, banks and the financial sector or investment consultants.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The course aims to assist students to:
  • Understand the principles and conventions underlying the preparation of financial statements.
  • Familiarize themselves with the financial reporting process under the Greek and International Accounting Standards.
  • Perform cash flow and liquidity analysis.
  • Assess the performance and the prospects of business entities.
  • Evaluate the capital structure of the firm.
  • Appreciate the use of financial statement in making business decision.
It is expected that students have a good knowledge of financial and management accounting.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Teaching plan & Assessment:
  • Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis.
  • Technical Analysis.
  • Cross sectional analysis & trends analysis.
  • Profitability Analysis.
  • Gearing ratio analysis.
  • Liquidity analysis.
  • Cash Flow Statements.
  • Business Valuation and Dividend policy.
  • Case study.
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Students are required to:
  • Read, prior to class, the notes of the appicable chapters, to get familiar with the topics to be covered, according to Class Schedule.
  • Bring to class the notes and any other material downloaded or emailed to them.
  • Bring to class their textbook. Willo be needed for work done in class.
  • Need to notify the professor of absences prior to class as soon as possible.
Final Exam:
Apart from actively participating in lectures, students are expected to prepare a team case study. The students' final mark is based by 60% on written examination and by 40% on individual case study presentation.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
The core textbook:
Palepu, K., Bernand, V. and Healy, P., (1996), Business Analysis and Valuation: " Text and Cases", Cincinati, Ohio: South-Western Publishing Co., ITP.
Further Reading: 
  • Bergevin, p.m. Financial Statement Analysis: An Integrated Approach, Prentice Hall.
  • Foster, G., (1986), Financial Statement Analysis, 2nd edition, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
  • Penman, S.H., (2001), Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation, New York: McGraw-Hill.
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Walter Ferrier, Ph.D.
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
Strategic management is an integrative capstone course- the only course that challenges students to study and experience sets of multifunctional problems that confront top management. The course requires students to bring together all of their learned functional skills (i. e. accounting, finance, marketing, etc.) and use them to study organizational problems within the context of hands-on exercises/simulations, real-world business case studies, and open discussion forums.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The objectives of Business Policy and Strategy are:
  • To introduce students of business to the perplexities of multifunctional organizational problems.
  • To acquaint students with the idiosyncrasies of top management as opposed to functional management.
  • To actively involve students in the exploration of current ideas, issues, problems and techniques associated with those of top management and the total organization.
  • To familiarize students with the current literature and theories of Strategic Management.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative course schedule:
  • Strategy basics
  • Competitive Strategy 
  • Strategic Innovation 
  • Competitive Rivalry
  • New Product Strategy Audit
  • Country Selection and Foreign Market Entry Modes
  • International Strategy
  • Global New Product Launch Simulation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Post-acquisition Integration Simulation
  • Final Project
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Attendance:
You are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.
Participation:
One of the critical factors in making this course a successful experience for everyone is the quality of student participation. Thus, students are expected to read all assignments before class and contribute to class discussions.


Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Suggested Readings:
Strategy Management, 3rd edtion. Bob Dewit & Ron Meyer
Articles in course Dropbox or Google Bocs, Web-dased readings and articles: 
  •  Hierarchical levels of Strategy, Strategic Management Process
  • PEST Analysis, Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis, Competitive Advantage
  • Porter's Generic Strategies, Brazil's Embraer Jets Just the Right Size
  • Apple Going for Google's Jugular, Table War Heats Up with Apple's iMini Pad
  • Wargaming 1(strategy + business) + Wargaming 2(www.ashgate.com)
  • Foreign Market Entry Modes
  • Global Strategic Management
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Christopher Jepsen
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
In this course we will apply economic theory to managerial decision making. We will employ many of the traditional tools of microeconomics and see how they can be used to analyze practical business problems. We will pay particular attention to the strategy of firms in the marketplace. ECO 610 is a course in the MBA program and its intended to complement the other core courses. The course may well be of interest to students outside the MBA program.
Prerequisites for this course are principles of micro and macroeconomics, basic probability theory and statistics, and introductory calculus.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The basic objectives of this course is to familiarise the students with the concepts and tools of Managerial Economics as applicable to decisions making in contemporary business enviroment.
After completing this class students should be able to:
  • Use the rational-actor paradigm to predict firm and individual behaviour.
  • Compute the relevant costs of any decision.
  • Use marginal analysis to make extent decisions.
  • Make investment decisions that increase firm value.
  • Set optimal prices and price discriminate.
  • Bargain effectively.
  • Make decisions in uncertain environments.
  • Solve the problems caused by moral hazard and adverse selection.
  • Identify unconsummated wealth-creating transactions and devise ways to profitably consummate them.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative course schedule:
  • Background and Economics of Scale and Scope
  • Make Versus Buy
  • Incentives in Firms
  • Competitors and Competition
  • Strategic Commitment 
  • Midterm examination
  • The Dynamics of Pricing Rivalry
  • Entry and Exit 
  • Industry Analysis
  • In-class Final Exam
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Grading:
Your grade in the course will be based on your performance on (1) in-class group homework assignments, (2) an in-class midterm exam. The final exam will be comprehensive, but greater weight will be placed on material not covered on the midterm.


Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
The textbook for the class is "Economics of Strategy, by David Besanko, David Dranove, Mark Shanley, and Scott Schaefer, published by John Wiley and Sons.
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Anna Zarkada
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
The marketing management process is important at all levels of the organization, regardless of the title applied to the activity. Typically, it is called corporate marketing, strategic marketing, or marketing management. For our purposes they all involve essentially the same process, even though the actors and activities may differ.
The characteristics and management of markets are described in topics that include the marketing environment, components of the marketing mix, market segmentation, and planning. The course focuses on formulating and implementing marketing management strategies and policies, a task undertaken in most companies at the strategic business unit level. It provides a systematic framework for understanding marketing and will therefore examine the latest trends and theoritical developments and their impact on the marketing process.
Accordingly, the course emphasizes the following:
  • Primary and changing perspectives on marketing in the New Economy
  • The impact of interactive media on marketing management.
  • Applied marketing management and strategy, domestic and global.
  • An international focus in developing marketing management and strategy.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The course is designed around four key competence dimensions. In each one of them, on successful completion of the course, the students are expected to:
  • Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the concepts, paradigms and processes of marketing.
  • Take a critical approach to examine the strategic marketing theories, models and concepts.
  • Understand the organisation-wide nature of marketing.
  • Understand the strategic marketing planning process and the techniques of effective marketing management in the context of globalization and information technology.
  • Be aware of the latest trends and theoritical developments in marketing.
  • Think critically about marketing issues.
  • Research, interpret and evaluate current marketing theories and apply in an organizational setting.
  • Be aware of the importance of marketing  in creating customer and shareholder value.
  • Operate effectively when critically evaluating knowledge and applying it to marketing issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence marketing strategy
  • Apply marketing theory in an organizational setting.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative course schedule:
  • Understanding Marketing Management 
  • Capturing market insights
  • Connecting with customers
  • Building strong bands
  • Shaping the market offerings (Product and Pricing Policy)
  • Delivering value (Place Policy)
  • Communicating value ([Promotion Policy)
  • Managing personal communications
  • Creating successful Long-Term Relationships and Growth Strategies
  • Evaluation of achievement of personal learning outcomes.
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Class attendance is compulsory.
Students take Exams and quizzes in class in paper and pencil format.
Per university policy, students shall not plagiarize, cheat, or falsify or misuce academic records. Students are expected to adhere to University policy on cheatinh and plagiarism in all courses. Making or receiving calls and messages in class is not allowed and mobile devices may only be used for class purposes. Class discussions, exchange of information and debate ideas is encouraged. You are expected to study material covered during each week before the 1st meeting of the next week as it will form the basis of exercises and discussion of case studies. Collaboration in the preparation of answers to case studies and in-class exercises is strongly encourages.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Required materials(textbook):
"Marketing Management", 1st European edition, by Kotler, Keller, Brady, Goodman and Hansen Pearson/Prentice-Hall 2009.
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Dan Brass
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
Organizational Behaviour is the study of organizations and the individuals and groups that make up organizations. The purpose of the course is to increase your effectiveness and skill in observing, understanding and managing behaviour in organizations. It is a course in applied behavioral science that will selectively survey ideas and frameworks from the social sciences( phychology, social psychology, sociology) and explore their implications for management practice. It is designed specifically for students who are, or may become, managers in organizations.
We will do our best to maintain a dual perspective on management- "managing" and "being managed". It is important to understand the managerial perspective because most of you are managers or will likely move into some position that entails the management of other employees. The "being managed" perspective is important because none of us ever joins an organization at the top. Thus, our first experiences in organizations involve other people managing us. Also, once you move into the ranks of management, it helps to understand and remember what it is like to be managed.
The ability to act with skill and creativity in organizations begins with the development of multiple perspectives on organizations. In this course, you will be exposed to many different views, concepts and debate the various perspectives. Hopefully, exposure to these various views will better enable you to examine your own behaviour and beliefs about managerial behaviour and to contrast, debate, and integrate these ideas with the theories and observations of others. This will allow you to make sense of organizations and better understand your past and future management experience.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
Course Objectives include:
  • Obtaining a knowledge of important theories of organizational behaviour.
  • Developing the ability to apply these theories and perspectives to personal and managerial situations.
  • Developing critical thinking skills in analyzing organizational issues.
  • Developing managerial skills in areas such as communication, decision making, leadership, teamwork, etc.
  • Gaining an understanding of the structrure and function of organizations.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative course schedule :
  • Introduction
  • Motivation: Needs, Reinforcement, Expectancy, Equity, Reward systems.
  • Job Design
  • Organizational Design
  • Organizational Culture - National Culture 
  • Midterm Exam
  • Groups Job Stress
  • Power, Conflict and Negotiations
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making Communications
  • Change
  • Endterm Exam
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Grading:
Class Contribution: 20 % Your learning experience depends on personal participation and involvement. Sharing perceptions and ideas with other is crucial for learning and for understanding how diverse opinions you are likely to encounter get articulated and debated ( or suppressed and post). You will find yourself presenting and testing new ideas that are not wholly formed, and assisting other to shape their ideas. You should be prepared to take some risks and to be supportive of others' efforts to do the same.
You will be expected to attend class, to have read and thought about readings, and to contribute to the class by actively participating in the discussions and exercises. Contributing to class does not mean talking all the time - a few thoughtful, insightful comments can contribute much more than continual talking. Quality counts, as does actively listening to you classmates.  I like a stess-free, free-wheeling, fun class enviroment. Do not hesitate to share your thoughts and do not feel that you are being evaluated on everything you say. Learning should be fun!! Exam will be a combination of multiple choice and short answer essay questions. It will cover all the material in the first half of the course. 
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
The textbook for the class is "Organizations - Behaviour, Structure, Processes" (13th edition), Gibson, J.L., Ivancevich, J.M., Donnelly, J.H., & Konopaske, R. 2009.
Μαθήματα ΜΒΑ (University of Kentucky)
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. A. P. Kakouris
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
Research indicates that improving supply chain performance alone can bring quite considerable saving in both organizations and nations. New days the logistics sector is an important infrastructure supporting international trade and manufacturing activities. With globalization, manufacturing companies are also faced with increasingly complex and cross-border supply chain structures and so business logistics become increasingly important to the success of the economy and the enterprise. By focusing on a practical and integrated approach, this course addresses the needs of both the manufacturing and services sectors.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
After completing this course, the student will be able to :
  • Critically understand the techniques of logistics and supply chain management
  • Reflect the significance of the tools for supply chain modelling and optimisation
  • Analyse critically case studies of actual applications of supply chain management and formulate innovative proposals
  • Provide explanations, with insight, on the efficient of actual supply chain management modelling and execution systems
  • Reflect on the significance of a unified approach in order to facilitate enterprise integration and supply chain management
  • Critically evaluate state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) for implementing logistics and supply chain management strategies 
Course goals or objectives:
  • To provide students with a broad introduction and knowledge of logistics and supply chain management for strategic and tactical decisions
  • To develop an introductory understanding of the unified and comprehensive logistics management environment 
  • To develop student's abilities to reflect on the mechanisms and intergration of the internal and external supply chain
  • To develop the student's critical appreciation of Information Technology tools for implementing supple chain management and its integration and synchronization with the enterprise.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Course Tentative Timetable:
Introduction to Supply Chain Management:
  • Define "supply chain management" and the activities involved.
  • Identify the flows through a supply chain and explain the bullwhip effect.
  • Describe the rise of supply chain management and its global implications.
  • Descibe the characteristics of a competitive supply chain.
  • Identify and explain key trends that drive today's supply chains
SC Strategy:
  • Define supply chain strategy and explain how it supports the business strategy.
  • Explain how proper supply chain design can create a competitive advantage.
  • Identify and explain the components of a supply chain strategy.
  • Explain differences in supply chain design based on organizational competitive priorities.
  • Explain how productivity can be used to measure competitiveness.
Netwrok and System Design:
  • Describe the supply chain as a system of processes.
  • Understand how to manage processes across the supply chain.
  • Explain system constraints and variation in managing a supply chain network.
  • Describe the stages of supply chain integration.
  • Describe key factors in designing a supply chain structure.
  • Explain enterprise resource planning (ERP) as asystem integration technology.
Sourcing:
  • Define sourcing and explain the differences between purchasing, strategic sourcing, and supply management .
  • Explain the impact of the sourcing function on the organization and the supply chain.
  • Describe the sourcing process.
  • Explain characteristics of different types of sourcing engagements.
  • Explain how to measure sourcing performance.
Logistics:
  • Define logistics and explain its impact on supply chain management.
  • Identify and describe key logistics tasks.
  • Explain reverse logistics and its challenges.
  • Explain differences between modes of transportation.
  • Explain the role of warehousing on logistics and describe cross-docking.
  • Explain the role of third-party-logistics(3pl) providers.
Forecasting & Demand Planning:
  • Explain the impact of forecasting on supply chain management.
  • Describe the forecasting process.
  • Identify key qualitative and quantitative forecasting models.
  • Explain how to measure forecast accuracy.
  • Descibe methods of collaborative forecasting and demand planning. 
Inventory Management:
  • Describe different types of inventory, their uses and costs.
  • Explain inventory systems and ordering policies.
  • Understand how to compute order quantities, reorder points, and safety stock.
  • Differentiate between independent and dependent demand.
  • Understand practical issues of managing supply chain inventories.
  • Explain ABC inventory classification and vendor managed inventory. (VMI)
JIT/Lean Production:
  • Describe Lean and Six Sigma, and explain the benefits of  "Lean Six Sigma".
  • Identify elements of the Lean philosophy.
  • Explain Lean production.
  • Explain Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Explain Statistical Process Control (SQC)
  • Describe the Lean Six Sigma supply chain.
Global SCM:
  • Describe the global supply chain enviroment and identify.
  • Describe the global supply chain enviroment and identify  key impact factors.
  • Explain market  and cultural challenges that impact global supply chains.
  • Describe global infrasteusture challenges and role of technology.
  • Identify key cost and non-cost considerations in managing global supply chains.
  • Describe key political factors and non-tariff barriers that impact global SCM.


Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Class attendance is compulsory. Absences will have a negative impact on Class Participation degree.
Excused Absences:
Students need to notify the professor of absences prior to class when posiible.
Acceptable reasons for excused absences:
  • serious illness
  • illness or death of family member
  • University-related trips
  • major religious holidays
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Sanders, N.R.(2012)  Supply Chain Management: "A Global Perspective, Wiley"
Supplementary Reading:
  1. Ballou, R.H. "Business Logistics Management", 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall
  2. Bowersox, D.J., Closs, D.J and Cooper, M.B (2007) "Supply Chain  Logistics Management", 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill
  3. Bozarth, C. and Handfield, B. (2005), Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management, Prentice Hall
  4. Chase, R.B., Jacobs, F.R. and Aquilano, N.J. (2010) "Operations and Supply Chain", 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Dimitris Stavroulakis, Professor, Dept of Accounting, TEI of Piraeus
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
MGT610 offers an overview of business activities at the International level. The course aims at identifying strategies for global challenges which confront managers. Emphasis is stressed on the study of domestic and internationsl issues which affect the operation of multinational corporations. The course includes a variety of management issues, covering the most important functios of the global enterprise. 
The course content is as follows :
  • Globalization of business. Benefits, drawbacks, ethical dilemmas, and trends of globalization. The emergence of multinational corporations.
  • The Resource-Based Approach to strategy. Resources, capabilities, and competencies. The value chain.
  • Exploring the external enviroment. The competitive advantages of Porter's Diamond. PEST analysis of the external enviroment. Porter's Five Forces framework.
  • Patterns of international expansion.The international, multi-domestic, global, and transnational mentality. Models of the internationalization process.
  • Entry modes in foreign countries. Joint ventures and foreign direct investment. Greenfield investments, mergers and acquisitions. Assessment of country risk.
  • Intercultural Management . Global staffing, appraising and rewarding. Expatriate management.
  • Global Finance. International Monetary Systems, Spot and Forward exchange Market, Futures and Options.
  • Global Marketing Strategies, the Global Competitive Environment, Global Marketing Segmentation.
  • The strategic importance of technology. International diffusion of technical innovations.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
  • Assess the impact of global business on international economy.
  • Identify key issues that companies face when competing at the international level.
  • Analyze strategies of multinational enterprises at the internal and the external enviroment.
  • Identify modes of international expansion.
  • Discern advantages and weaknesses of entry modes in foreign markets.
  • Apply the principles of management within the context of global business.


Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Course tentative timetable:
  • Introduction/ Globalization of Business
  • Global Business Strategy "Outside-In"
  • Global Business Strategy "Inside-Out" / Case Study 1
  • The Process of Internationalization / Case Study 2
  • Mid-term Exam
  • Global HRM and Leadership / Case Study 3
  • Global Marketing & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Case Study 4
  • International Innovation / Group Project Presentations
  • Final Exam
Mid-term Exam:
  • Covers all lectures, chapters, class discussions, handouts & videos till the mid-term date.
  • May include multible choices, correct/fault, brief explanations/definitions, in-depth analysis of case studies & theoretical issues, personal viewpoints etc.
Case Studies or Group Projects:
  • Case Study and project presentations are valuable for integrating theory.
  • Time for presentation: Approx. 30 min (20 Presentation, 10 Discussion).
  • Active discussion after each presentation is expected.
  • About 30 slides are suggested.
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Classroom Behaviour Policies:
  • Students are discouraged to use cell phones in class. In case of emergency, they may leave class for a few minutes.
  • Students are strongly discourage to chat in class.Excessive informal talking will harm their class participation degree.
Excused Absences:
Students need to notify the professor of absences prior to class when possible.
 S.R. 5.2.4.2 defines the following as acceptable reasons for excused absenses:
  1. serious illness,
  2. illness or death of family member,
  3. University-related trips,
  4. major religious holidays, and
  5. other circumstances found to fit "reasonable cause for nonattendance" by the professor.
Students are expected to withdraw from the class if more than 20% of the classes scheduled for the semester are missed  ( excused or unexcused ).
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Suggested textbook:
Stonehouse, G., Campbell, D., Hamill, J. & T. Purdie(2005): Global and Transnational Business: Strategy and Management.
Chichester: Wiley.
All other essential material ( handouts, case studies, videos etc.) will be distributed by the beginning of the course.
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Daniel Davenport
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
The goal of this course is to increase your understanding of the role of information systems in organizations and particularly how they impact company performance and how they are used by managers.The influence of information systems on organizations - and our personal lives- is increasing and even accelerating in just about every domain.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
This course combines lectures with a variety of tasks that students must perform well. These tasks include:
  • Managerial Desicion Making
  • Systems Theory
  • Current trends in IS
  • Business value chains, models
  • Organizational Information Flows
  • How Information systems help Competitive Forces
  • Digital Markets, goods and distribution
  • Flattering Organizations
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Big data , Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Data warehouses & structures 
  • Create Home Finance accounting database in Computer Lab
  • Enterprise systems, intranets , extranets, supply chain, customer relations
  • Network security and technologies 
  • Social network structures, monitoring performance and risk assessment
  • The Sharing Economy and The Mobile Economy
  • Innovation S-Curves, timing of entry and first mover advantages and disadvantages.
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Course Tentative Timetable:
  • Management Information Systems
  • E-business operations and strategy
  • Managerial Desicion-making, Control and Communication
  • Database Management and Data Structures
  • Software and Enterprise Systems
  • Network Technology and Securing networks Querying databases
  • Network effects, social networking, peer-to-peer markets, online advertising and search
  • Project management
  • Managing IS and other technological innovation
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Attendance and Late Homework:
Family and health emergencies only will excuse absences and late homework.
Attendance will be recorded and graded via the handed in activity notes during the class
Students can miss one class out of nine without penalizing their grade.
Homework and cases must be emailed to Daniel.Davenport@uky.edu as attachments to the email in MS Word or .pdf format.
They are considered one day late 15 minutes after they are due and an additional day late every 24 hours thereafter.Late homework and cases are penalized 10% per day late.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
The required textbook for the course is John Gallaugher's, " Information Systems : A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology, version 4.0"
ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΟΣ ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ: Dr. Pradeep B. Deshpande
Περιγραφή & Σκοπός Μαθήματος
Major companies and their suppliers in the United States and abroad have adopted six sigma for achieving very low defect levels of customer satisfaction to boost their bottom-line. Students completing the course will find the concepts useful their careers.Additional infomation on six sigma is available in our papers at the SAC ebsite link www.sixsigmaquality.com/sixsigma_papers.html.The course syllabus follows: Course Title: Six Sigma fir Global Competitiveness. This course presents the why, what, and how of six sigma for achieving global competitiveness.The course will cover the five phases of six sigma: 
  1. Scope
  2. Measure
  3. Analyze
  4. Improve, and
  5. Control.
Στόχοι Μαθήματος
The objective of the course is to learn what sigma is, how to may be applied, and what the benefits of applying are. Applications to (static and dynamic) manufacturing and transactional processes will be considered. The course will provide a historical background of six sigma, and a summary of who is using it at present. This will be followed by a synopsis of six sigma, which will outline the fundamental laws that make six sigma possible. Discussion of a strepwise procedure for implementing six sigma is the new topic. A number of case studies will be presented to reinforce the concepts. The course will and with a discussion of a deployment plan and an implementation strategy, along with an outline of the roles and responsibilities of six sigma professionals. 
Περίγραμμα Μαθήματος
Tentative course schedule:
  • Articulate the problem
  • Define response variables
  • Identify customer critical to quality
  • Draw process map
  • Validate measurement systems
  • Collect data on response variables
  • Identify major impact factors
  • Set major impact factors at optimal values
  • Implement control plan
Υποχρεώσεις Φοιτητών
Please istall a free trial version of minitab statistical software from minitab, inc (www.minitab.com) before coming to class on the first day.
Grading:
Your grade in the course will be based on attendance, full participation in the course, and a test at the end of in-class instruction. The test is closed-book and its intended to test mastery over fundamentals without having to memorize formulas. The scholl administration will intimate the date of the examination.
Ενδεικτική Βιβλιογραφία
Required readings:
Six Sigma for Global Competitiveness. This course presents the why, what, and how of six sigma for achieving global competitiveness.
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