Curriculum Plan Graduate Courses
MSB500 Advanced Statistics for Management
The course emphasizes formulating models and using them for decision-making prediction. Topics include probability theory, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, and some more techniques such as factor analysis, cluster analysis, if time permits. For all the issues, both theoretical and practical aspects through case studies will be emphasized.
Microeconomics is a field of economics that studies consumer and firm behaviors scientifically. Consumers and firms make decisions to accomplish their goals under constraints. More specifically, microeconomics studies the ways to make better decisions choices) when resources such as budget, time, information, clean water, etc. are limited. This course is composed of three parts: consumer theory, firm theory, and externality. Students will study various topics intuitively rather than mathematically.
MSB510 Innovation Management and Strategy
Management of innovation is defined as the set of activities associated with bringing high technology products to the marketplace. Innovation management strategy is aims to integrate management of market, industry, technological, organizational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effective organization. In doing so, this course will examine on the basis of the dynamic firms capability framework- position in the competitive and national environment, Path for developing and exploiting technological trajectories, Process for strategic integration and learning.
MSB530 Accounting Principles
The objectives of this course are for graduate students to comprehend “accounting procedures” with which accounting information is gathered, processed and presented; to understand contents in companies’ financial statements; and to apply to management functions with accounting numbers.
MSB535 Technology Management and Corporate Finance
The objective of this course is to study the basic concepts, theories, and current issues of corporate finance and apply the materials to technology management. Students are required to write individual research proposals related to technology management and corporate finance including literature reviews, research hypothesis development, data collection, empirical analysis, interpretation of empirical results, and conclusion. In addition, as a group project, students conduct technology valuation using the currently developed technology. Students are required to make presentations of both academic papers and technology valuation project at the end of semester.
MSB536 Marketing for Hi-tech company
This course is concerned with the development, evaluation, and implementation of marketing management in complex environments for Hi-tech companies. The course deals primarily with an in-depth analysis of a variety of concepts, theories, facts, analytical procedures, techniques, and models. The course addresses strategic issues such as:
- What business should we be in?
- What are our long-term objectives?
- What is our sustainable marketing competitive advantage?
- Should we diversify?
- How should marketing resources be allocated?
- What marketing opportunities and threats do we face?
- What are our marketing organizational strengths and weaknesses?
- What are our marketing strategic alternatives?
MSB537 Digital Innovation and IT Management
This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of the various advanced management, organizational, and ethical issues of digital innovation for graduate students. Effective management of digital innovation and IT resources are becoming even more compelling and significant in light of Internet business. To achieve these objectives, a combination of various approaches including class lectures, case discussions, group projects and assignments will be offered.
MSB538 Managing Innovative Organization
We will focus on the skills and tools managers need to be successful in innovative organizations. The objectives of this course are to understand multiple theoretical and conceptual foundations of managing innovative organizations and apply scientific knowledge to lead and manage real-world innovative organizations.
MSB542 Management Science
Main purpose of this course is to provide fundamentals in management science. The course will cover introductory levels of linear programing, network theory, game theory, decision analysis, queueing theory and inventory analysis.
MSB552 Corporate Strategy and Design Process
This course aims to approach the design process from a broader business perspective. Beyond the traditional role of industrial design and designers, this project attempts to include developing business strategy as a design problem. By investigating and analyzing the market, company structure and business model, students engage in managerial decision-making process to develop business strategies.
MSB554 Smart Business Application and Development
The course is intended for graduate students to understand and develop smart business application running on smart phones. It provides a comprehensive guide covering programming technology on Mobile Internet, Mobile Security and Payment, Location based and Context Aware Services, Social Network Services, and Business Model Development Method through Case Study, Value Chain Analysis and Economic Feasibility Study. An application is proposed and developed by students as team consisting of business and engineering areas for the purpose of creating new application services and businesses.
MSB556 Future and Technology : New Media Technology and Business Strategies
The course will essentially provide basis of marriage between social sciences and engineering capabilities of students, hence: 1)Link understanding between future-oriented Business and Technology Strategies in Media and Broadcasting, 3)Emphasize importance of user considerations when identifying and designing disruptive technological solutions for future media society
MSB601 Research Methodology in Business and Technology Management
This is an introductory graduate level seminar on research methods in business, science, and technology. It deals with a variety of issues on research methods including research design, experiments, quasi-experiments, survey development, qualitative research methods, and others. This is to be explorative and thought-provoking mutual learning experiences by active engagements of all members of the class.
MSB613 Network Economics
This course aims to understand basic principles of network economics and study applications of the principles to real economies and business issues. We introduce network concept, structure, and principles including network externalities, excess inertia and excess momentum, positive feedback, path dependent process, and so on. We apply those principles to various economic, business, and policy issues; technology adoption, standardization, spatial pattern, network trade, discrepancy and instability, synchronization, self-organizing, complexity, etc.
MSB615 Game Theory with Applications
You make your decisions sometimes without worrying about the decisions of others, but in many cases the results of your decisions depend on others’ decisions. This course is a course in which you learn a systematic and analytic approaches and frameworks for a better strategic decision making in interactive circumstances. In addition, this course fosters students’ ability to analyze and handle the complexity involved in strategic decision-making process.
MSB630 Managerial Accounting
This course aims to understand cost flows, costing systems, and the use of cost information in managerial issues; and to get fundamental research ideas, topics, and methodologies regrading managerial accounting area. This course also provide how to apply cost information to practices, management functions, and managerial decision makings with mini cases.
MSB635 Investments Theory
The main purpose of this course is to analyze portfolio theory and the pricing model of securities in the financial markets. In addition to the valuation model such as Capital Asset Pricing Model, Arbitrage Pricing Model, bond valuation model, financial derivatives such as options and futures are introduced. Focussing on information and telecommunications industry, issues related to market efficiency, M&A, venture capital, and IPO are also covered in the class.
MSB637 Theory of Consumer Behavior and Decision Making
This course is designed to familiarize students with the current major theoretical streams of research in consumer behavior and decision making. It is expected that students will develop and refine the ability both to critically evaluate the theoretical contribution of articles in consumer behavior and decision making and to formulate theory-based hypotheses capable of advancing the discipline’s understanding of consumer behavior and decision making.
MSB638 Strategic Management Theory of Technology Innovation
Strategic management research deals with explaining and predicting firm-differential performance. Strategic management research is motivated by a particular set of phenomena expressed in fundamental questions like “why do some firms succeed, while others fail?, “what determines firm performance?,” and to a lesser, normative extent, “what, if anything, can managers do about it?” We will study the questions using the lens of firm technological innovation. We will be focused on the implications of behavioral, institutional, and organizational perspectives, particularly as they apply to technology innovation.
MSB644 Supply Chain Innovation
One of the core process of ‘Industry 4.0’ is implementing smart technology into all the manufacturing and service processes, such as procurement, assembly, production, distribution, and retailing. Theories and cases related technological and managerial issues will be covered.
MSB656 Theory of Information Policy
This course provides the overview of the governments policies aimed at changing the nation and society by means of informatization. This course is designed to help students understand how the relation between globalization and informatization transform the world and its economic structure. This lecture also aims to help students equip the knowledge and perspective required to be a CEO in the near future. Related studies are political economics, theory of policy, theory of information society, and theory of information industry.
MSB701 Advanced Econometrics
Topics to be studied include specification, estimation, and inference in the context of models that include then extend beyond the standard linear multiple regression framework. After a review of the linear model, we will develop the asymptotic distribution theory necessary for analysis of generalized linear and nonlinear models. We will then turn to instrumental variables, maximum likelihood, GMM, and two step estimation methods. Inference techniques will be extended to include Wald, Lagrange multiplier and likelihood ratio tests. Modelling frameworks will include the linear regression model and extensions to models for panel data, multiple equation models.
MSB702 Research Methodology II
This class try to achieve in-depth understanding of the high level research methodologies which should be essential in writing empirical dissertation paper and conducting various researches in the field of business. The class covers empirical design focussing validities, and multivariate data analyses including ANOVA, Factor Analysis, Regression, Discriminant Analysis, Conjoint Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Structural Equation. etc.
MSB703 Business Analytics for Innovation Management
This course provides master level and Ph.D. level students with knowledge to empirically analyze commonly used econometrics and machine learning techniques, and to interpret its outcome. The topics to be discussed are mainly intended for technology marketing, Information Systems, and technology strategy areas. The computer packages to be mainly lectured in class will be STATA and Python. etc.
MSB716 Innovation & Global Financial markets
The course covers the fundamentals of the macroeconomic environment of international financial management, discusses the financial environment in which the multinational firm and its managers must function, and covers foreign exchange management and financial management in a multinational firm.
MSB736 Advanced Quantitative Marketing
This course in intended for first year Ph.D. students and M.S students who will eventually pursue a Ph.D degree in quantitative marketing. We will cover topics relating to the analysis of data such as household scanner panel and physician level data (individual) and store data (aggregate). All topics are empirical in nature and very strong background and motivation for quantitative modeling are required. I will also strongly encourage students to conduct interdisciplinary research throughout the course. Once we have covered a topic in class, I will provide readings. There are 2 types of assignments for the class. The first is to implement each of the models discussed using the data I provide. Ph.D. students can use any software package such as R, SAS, Gauss, Matlab etc. as long as no canned routines are used. The other assignment for this class is a final paper-individual. This is intended only for Ph.D students registered for the class. Papers are due at the end of summer. It has to involve some piece of empirical research that uses the quantitative methods discussed in class
MSB813 Telecommunications Economics
This course is designed to understand basic principles of telecommunications industry and study applications of Microeconomics and Industrial Organization to telecommunications industry: market structure, demand structure, interconnection, pricing, competition and regulation, etc. It is also to discuss current policy issues and future of telecommunications industry such as network neutrality, facility and service-based competition, MVNO, bundling service, market foreclosure, DRM, convergence service, telecommunication expenditure, regulation and market growth, etc.
MSB830 Research on Performance Management
This course is designed for graduate students to understand various issues concerning the enterprise performance management. Students study successful factors for not only implementing performance management systems but also operating them continuously throughout papers and cases.
MSB835 Advanced Technology Innovation and Financial Management
The objective of this course is to study the basic concepts, theories, and current issues of corporate finance and apply the materials to technology management. The topics cover the areas related to corporate finance decisions including capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, IPO, M&A, corporate divestitures, corporate valuation, technology valuation and other related issues. Students are required to write individual research proposals related to technology management and corporate finance including literature reviews, research hypothesis development, data collection, empirical analysis, interpretation of empirical results, and conclusion. In addition, as a group project, students conduct technology valuation using the currently developed technology. Students are required to make presentations of both academic papers and technology valuation project at the end of semester
MSB836 Marketing science seminar
This course consists of supervised study and investigation of specific topics and problems in the field of marketing such as consumer behavior, business to business marketing, structural equation modeling, hi-tech marketing, and marketing models. In addition, students examine the philosohphy, concepts and methods of marketing research design. The focus of seminar is on the application of advanced scientific research methodology to marketing issues.
MSB837 Doctoral Seminar in Digital Innovation and IT Management
This seminar is designed to provide doctoral students with contemporary theories of digital innovation and IT management. Students will understand the phenomena related to the introduction, adoption, use, effects, and exploitation of digital innovation and IT management. Students will present a research proposal based on the provided theories.
MSB838 Advanced Seminar on Theories of Innovative Organization
This course analyzes the structural and behavioral aspects of innovative organizations. Macro issues covers organizational communication, organizational culture, and organizational change for innovation, whereas micro issues include group dynamics, business ethics, power, work motivation, and decision making for innovation. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the conceptual and methodological strengths and weaknesses of the perspectives presented. This course is a student-centered seminar class.
MSB881 Advanced Special Topics Ⅰ in Business and Technology Management
This course provides studies of recent academic research papers and the research methodology on each industry and business areas of technology management to graduate students of Business and Technology Management major. This course is offered to cover additional business and technology management area which is not covered by regular courses. It will be opened flexibly.
MSB882 Advanced Special Topics Ⅱ in Business and Technology Management
This course provides studies of recent academic research papers and the research methodology on specific industry and business areas of technology management to graduate students of Business and Technology Management major. This course is offered to cover additional business and technology management area which is not covered by regular courses. It will be opened flexibly.
MSB883 Advanced Special Topics Ⅲ in Business and Technology Management
This course provides selected studies of recent academic research papers and the research methodology on specific industry and business areas of technology management to graduate students of Business and Technology Management major. This course is offered to cover additional business and technology management area which is not covered by regular courses. It will be opened flexibly.
MSB960 MS Thesis Research
MSB966 Seminar (MS)
MSB980 Ph.D Thesis Research
MSB986 Seminar (Ph.D)