Students in the International MBA—Hong Kong Program are required to take six electives during their course of study. A number of electives are offered throughout the year. The following list includes some of the courses that may be available to you during your enrollment. Because of class size, we cannot guarantee that all of these courses are available every year.
Structured Finance—Securitization: Design of debt, equity, and hybrid financing techniques to resolve issuer and investor problems that conventional methods cannot address; why and when corporations and financial institutions issue structured securities; how securities are designed and priced; how securities meet investors' needs; securitized assets, mortgages, asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, credit risk, valuation, cost of capital; legal, tax, and regulatory issues; design and implementation of structured-financed products.
Real Estate Finance and Investments: Develop an in-depth understanding of concepts and techniques of real estate financial analysis, equity investment decision making; real estate investing from analysis of developments through the securitization of mortgages; mortgage markets and pricing, real estate finance and investments, mortgage-backed securities, development process, real estate valuation, tax effects, securitized real estate, real estate cycles, application of derivative instruments, strategic asset allocation.
International Finance: Introduction to structure and functioning of global financial markets; currency market, international equity markets; use of derivatives in currency risk management for corporate and investment needs; corporate investment decisions in an international context.
Maximizing Team Performance: Current approaches to implementing effective teams within organizations; team selection and formation, group dynamics, facilitation skills, performance and obstacle management.
International Management: Management issues encountered in international business settings; assessing international politico-economic and sociocultural environments; managing a multicultural workforce; forming international structures and alliances; developing international business strategy.
Dynamics of Negotiations: Exploration of the predictable aspects and dynamics of bargaining experiences. Much of the learning is done through simulations and experiential exercises to foster the skills needed for effective negotiation in almost any situation.
Leadership & Personal Development: Major theories; determinants of leader effectiveness, personal and career success; practical development of leadership, managerial skills to enhance individual, organizational effectiveness.
Law & Ethics: Laws affecting employers and employees, such as regulatory health and safety policies, unemployment and retirement benefits, and employment discrimination including hiring, termination, testing issues.
Brand Management: Strategies for building, leveraging, and defending brands; principles of consumer behavior, how they relate to building brand identity and equity; branding of consumer goods and services.
Product Management: Techniques of new product development; idea generation, concept screening, product design, market testing, forecasting, brand management strategies within the firm.
International Marketing: Domestic versus international perspective; identification and evaluation of opportunities and risks in non-U.S. markets; research problems in global markets; effects of international organizations, foreign exchange, macroeconomic policies, local law, and cultural differences on consumer behavior and marketing decisions; multinational versus global marketing strategies (entry, product adaptation, channel logistics, pricing, promotion); emphasis on practical applications.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Exploration of the entrepreneurial process from conception to birth of a new venture. Students discover the attributes of successful entrepreneurs, explore issues of innovation and creativity, recognition of opportunity, venture screening, identification of resources, feasibility analysis.