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Programme:

Management (2012/2013)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Business and Economics
Academic year: 2022 / 2023
Title: Master of Economic Sciences / Module: Management
ECTS: 120 (2 years) Accrediation
Decision:
The objectives of this program are:
  • Raising the level of management and supervision of enterprises and development of contemporary management;
  • Training and developing of contemporary profile managers: entrepreneurs, prepared to take actions, as well as risks related to any initiative, flexible, determined and courageous individuals;
  • Education of highly-qualified and professional managers with leadership abilities and desire to face the risks of the new millennium;
  • Creation of managers with new perspectives and way of reasoning, developing of skills for predicting the future and taking the risks and possibilities that emerge in the business of the 21st century.
  • English language journals and books;
  • The ability to engage in independent research at an advanced level;
 
Upon successful completion of the program students will be able:
  • To work individually and in groups on research methods that are more relevant for meeting the needs of the population.
  • To elaborate the differences and needs of the community, in professional and scientific terms.
  • To actively participate in creating macroeconomic and microeconomic policy.
  • To be informеd and to contribute in scientific and professional elaborations.
 
Knowledge and understanding
  • Calculation of basic macroeconomic aggregates and critical analysis of current macroeconomic policies.
  • Providing a critical review of development policies and their application in national economy.
 
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • The ability to diagnose the actual market developments, predict the tendencies of these developments and analyze the effects of measures of economic policy on market movements.
Making judgement
  • Able to be involved in the position of leaders in profitable and nonprofitable organizations in the country and around the world.
  • Analysis of the general processes of economic development in the world and especially the processes of transition, regionalization and globalization of world economic trends.
 
Communication skills
  • Allow the development of personal skills, communication, research and other important skills needed for employment.
  • Allowing students to actively engage in teaching and to conduct independent research in all areas of business and economics.
 
Learning skills
  • Develop the concept of critical thinking of the students.
  • Allowing the acquisition of research skills and experience of management, marketing and public finance, in private and nonprofit organizations.
 

Semester 1

  • [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The course focuses on a wide range of research methods that may be utilized within the frames of all social sciences. Attention is paid to the quantitative as well as qualitative research methods. The course is aimed at individuals who are in need of conducting social research as a part of their academic studies.
  • [6 ECTS] Advanced Economics
    The course is composed of two parts: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Within the frames of macroeconomics the consumer behaviour under existential conditions of budget restrictions and its target function are studied- utility maximization, as well as the enterprise behaviour within different market structures and their target function- profit maximization. In microeconomics, the factors of production and their prices, as well as the role of the state in regulating the businesses and the domains of market failure are also dealt with. Macroeconomics is concerned with the functioning of economics as a whole. In this context, the attention is focused on the most important macroeconomic concepts: gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment, savings, investments, rate of exchange etc. Special attention is dedicated to the factors that derange the macroeconomic balance, both in long and short terms, as well as the nature and character of the key macroeconomic policies which strive for approaching the movement of the factual gross domestic product, as much as possible, to the movement of the potential gross domestic product.
  • [6 ECTS] Strategic Management
    The course objective is to train the students to understand the decision-making process, that is as future managers, how to effectively make good business decisions. The course content enables the students to approach the Basics of the System Approach, System Analysis, Information Theory, Information System Theory, which are researched more widely in the following academic years. Decision making is an essential part of the managerial profession. Through performing tutorials with practical examples, students practice individual and team work. By doing so they are approaching the organizational reality and are becoming equipped for proper solving of the business problems
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Applied Statistics
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Marketing Management
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course 1
    • Rhetoric
    • Methodology of Teaching
    • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • Professional Communication
    • Labor Market

Semester 2

  • [6 ECTS] Management and Leadership
    This course is will prepare students for the challenges that will face them in the course of their working life, especially if they are on a certain managerial position. Within the course frames students will acquire general knowledge on management, as well as about the importance and role of leadership in managing the contemporary enterprises separately. This implies that the course will be divided into two parts. Within the frames of the first part students will be introduced to the general theoretical frames of management. Thus, attention will be given to the historical development of management, the management process that is the main managerial functions, as well as the contemporary trends in the development of management. Within the second part, the course will introduce students to the nature of leadership. Thus, apart from the rest, the leadership theories, as well as the role of leaders in the overall enterprise management will be covered.
  • [6 ECTS] Human Resource Management
    Within the course students will be introduced to the unity of the process of managing human resources in an enterprise. Thus, they will acquire wider knowledge for every phase of the human resources management process starting with the analysis of the working positions and perceiving the needs for changes in the structure of the human resources within the enterprise, through recruitment and selection of candidates, to introducing the employees in the working place, their reward and motivation and naturally their retirement or premature sacking.
  • [6 ECTS] Total Quality Management
    Целта на предметот е да ги оспособи студентите да ја сфатат суштината на менаџметот на вкупен квалитет, неговото значење и позитивните страни од неговото користење. Во рамките на овој предмет ќе се изучува што претставува квалитетот, како кај производите, така и кај услугите, како и последиците од лошиот квалитет и придобивките од добриот квалитет. Понатаму, ќе се изучуваат правците и теориите во менаџментот на вкупен квалитет, почнувајќи од класичните, западните, како и и јапонските автори. Предмет на изучување ќе бидат и елементите на менаџмент на вкупен квалитет. Понатаму, ќе се анализираат најважните техники поврзани со менаџментот на вкупен квалитет за да на крај се изучува начинот на имплементација на менаџментот на вкупен квалитет како и потребните критериуми за најпознатите награди за квалитет во светот.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Applied Statistics
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Marketing Management
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course 2
    • Rhetoric
    • Methodology of Teaching
    • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • Professional Communication
    • Labor Market

Semester 3

  • [6 ECTS] Management Information Systems
    Within the course frames topics from the field of receiving, processing and using information by the enterprise will be covered. The focus will be on the sole importance of the information for managing contemporary enterprises. Information technologies will be covered solely from the aspect of their role in information processing in the enterprise that is support of the overall process of their management. Within those frames, attention will be given to the following aspects: introduction to Management Information Systems, basic types of Management Information Systems, Information Technology and Information System Management, building of the Management Information Systems in the enterprise.
  • [6 ECTS] Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
    Considering the fact that small and medium businesses are most common in the overall business number, the course elaborates the importance, essence, the method of functioning, the organization forms of the small businesses in the economy. Within the course frames the crucial role of the small business in the overall economy, the basic distinctions between small and large businesses, the method of business plan preparation for the small and middle businesses, the organization of small and middle businesses, possible financing sources for these businesses, traps, success and failures of the small and middle businesses, their ethical operating and social responsibility, as well as the close relationship between entrepreneurship and small and middle businesses are emphasized.
  • [6 ECTS] Operational Management
    The purpose of this course is for students to gain knowledge and be able: * To prepare and to make decisions that produce production and services. * To prepare and make decisions that control their production and services. * To find a suitable approach for solving any situation related to the complex issue of production and services. * To learn about various activities of the organization and functioning of the entire system of the operation management. * To prepare and make decisions that creates conditions for production and services.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 3
    • Game Theory
    • Corporate Management
    • Export Strategies and Competition Policy
    • Product Management and Design
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 4
    • Game Theory
    • Corporate Management
    • Export Strategies and Competition Policy
    • Product Management and Design

Semester 4

  • [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    After passing examinations, the student may begin the procedure of filing, making and public defense of thesis topic. The student chooses the mentor, who gives him instructions for preparation of the application of master theses. The application must be granted by the Graduate Studies Educational Collegium and the Scientific and Academic Council of the Faculty. After preparing the final version of Masters Thesis, Academic-Scientific Council of Faculty forms a three-member committee, which prepares the report, which is may be accepted or rejected. The positive report is approved by the Academic-Scientific Council and it is set the date of public defense. After successfully defending the thesis, the student gains the degree - Master of Economic Sciences / Field: MANAGEMENT.
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