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EDUC. 545 – PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND

VALUES EDUCATION

The course provides an introduction and overview of ethics for the teaching profession. Ethical, legal, and professional issues associated with teacher education will be outlined. Additionally, guidelines for research, teaching and practice will be covered. Particular attention will be focused in the Code for Professional Teachers. (3 units)


GAR 797 – ACTION RESEARCH

Applied research in education focusing on the use of problem solving technique to solve an urgent problem. (3 units)


GAR 798 – CASE WRITING IN EDUCATION

Cases on issues regarding education, science, and arts.

(3 units)
GBS 711– ADVANCED ECOLOGY

Principles and concepts underlying ecosystems’ structure and function in natural environments with emphasis on tropical ecosystems such as marine , estuarine, lakes and rivers, forest, island and urban ecosystems. (3 units)


GBS 712– SYSTEMATICS (PLANT AND ANIMAL)

Principles and methods in classification, naming and identification of plants and animals. (3 units)



GBS 713– CHEMICAL PHYSIOLOGY

A closer look at the major biochemical processes in the overall metabolic and physiological activities occurring in biological systems; an advanced course in physiology. (3 units)


GBS 714 – ADVANCED CELL AND MOLECULAR

BIOLOGY

Ultramicroscopic cellular components and their biological functions are discussed at molecular level. (3 units)

GBS 715 – ADVANCED GENETICS

Principles and concepts underlying chromosome structure and function in living systems. (3 units)


GBS 716 – MODERN TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE

TEACHING

Concerns with the traditional and modern methods of teaching courses in the biological sciences; emphasizes actual participation and practice. (3 units)


GBS 731 – EMBRYOLOGY

Current concepts in embryonic systems. 3 units)


GBS 732 – PARASITOLOGY

A study of parasites infesting man and other vertebrates; emphasis on life cycles, epidemiological factors, interrelations between parasites and hosts, and underlying principles of prevention. (3 units)



GBS 733 – DEVELOPMENATL BIOLOGY (PLANT

AND ANIMAL)

A systematic classification, identification, and nomenclature of vascular plants (plants with conducting tissues) as well as methods in experimental taxonomy. (3 units)


GBS 734 – MICROBIOLOGY

A detailed look at the taxonomy, physiology and ecology of microorganisms. (3 units)


GCE 204 PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF GUIDANCE (3 units)

Aids the students to analyze, apply on and integrate the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of guidance.


GC 205 –THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

Focuses on the theories of personality and development with emphasis on the roles of society and their implications to guidance particularly in the preventive aspect of maladjustment. (3 units)

GC 206- ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF

GUIDANCE & COUNSELING PROGRAMS AND

SERVICES

The major focus of this applied course is on the design, development, and implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program that meets national standards. (3 units)


GC 207– CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND

COUNSELING

Focuses on theories, approaches and techniques on career development; it includes researches to career development focusing on the processes of choosing, preparing, entering and adjusting in a chosen career. Counselor-in-training will also be taught how to design a development program. (3 units)


GC 208 – GROUP PROCESS AND PROGRAM

DEVELOPMENT

Study on understanding group development, dynamics of group counseling methods and skills and various other group work approaches. (3 units)


GC 209 – THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF

COUNSELING

Focuses on the theories, approaches and techniques of counseling and its applications to various counseling activities; it includes supervised practicum in the different settings. (3 units)


GC 210- MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

An advanced course in group testing organized to acquaint counselors and other school personnel with the various types of standardized tests, with stress on scoring, computations, and interpretation procedures. (3 units)

GC 211- LEGAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN GUIDANCE & COUNSELING

This course introduces legal and ethical practices and principles for the school counselor. Emphasis will be placed on the legal and ethical issues school counselors will encounter with their diverse populations such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Individual Education mediation, consultation and collaboration, due process, confidentiality laws, family and student rights, counseling and Code of Ethics. (3 units)

GC 212 A; GC 212 B – INTERNSHIP IN GUIDANCE

AND COUNSELING (PART 1& 2)

Supervised laboratory and field experiences in counseling and other guidance activities in the different settings – school, community hospital and industry; this course requires 20 hours a week for laboratory during the semester. (4 units)


GCE 795 – COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

This consists of written and practical exams to assess the examinees’ knowledge after they have taken and passed the required academic and clinical subjects in their chosen field of specialization in dentistry (i.e. endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics or periodontics)


GCI 711 – CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENT ( 3 units)

The course addresses issues which challenge current and future management thinking and practices through understanding of the principal trends in social, political, and economic thought. Issues are carefully selected each semester on the basis of their relevance and influence on the current business environment and to the decision needs of business managers.
GCM 711 – CONSTRUCTION METHODS Effective procedures, methods, equipment applied in the construction of horizontal and vertical projects; common problems encountered during the various stages of construction with corresponding alternative methods of prosecution; equipment purchase, replacement and maintenance; construction work improvement analysis. (3 units)

GCM 712 – PROJECT SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Identification, analysis and evaluation of project safety and risk and the selection of the most advantageous method of dealing with it; economics of risk; types of risk and their control; risk management components and requirements; dealing with injury to persons and damage to property; risk associated with value engineering proposals and natural and social risks; project security and traffic control; use of safety devices in construction; government regulations and specifications. (3 units)

GCM 713 – CONTRACT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Organization, management, business problems of the construction industry; fiscal control ; PERT/CPC techniques; purchasing, bonding, insurance; public and labor relations; the promotion, design construction, operation and administration of contracted projects. (3 units)



GCP 711 – CONSTRUCTION PLANNING,

SCHEDULING AND ESTIMATING

Modern methods of planning, programming, managing and applying construction project schedules; review of the techniques of the PERT CPM; quantity take offs; unit cost labor and materials and labor forces; analysis and control of project cost; relating the schedule and costs; time delay analysis; claims and the project schedule. (3 units)


GCS 711 – CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS: CHANGES, CLAIMS AND NEGOTIATIONS

Law of contracts; analysis and interpretation of specifications; duties and responsibilities of architect, engineer and contractor; standard document forms; project communications, claims/negotiations and change order documents; contract negotiations and documentation. (3 units)


GDB 895 – COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

The written comprehensive examination (WCE) tests the students’ stock knowledge and comprehension that covers the major subjects or areas of study (e.g., HR, Marketing, POM, and Finance). These should require knowledge of the theories underlying the covered areas and the application thereof. The WCE also includes an integrating case that covers most, if not all, of these functional areas.

GDB 811 - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

This course examines the importance of ethical leadership to the success of high performance organizations and develops an understanding of the characteristics and requirements of leadership. Students learn how to lead in socially responsible and organizationally effective ways while conforming to good governance and moral standards. The course covers styles and methods successful leaders use to lead in the changing environment of both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. (3 units)

GDB 812 - ADVANCED STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS DECISIONS

This course emphasizes practicality and flexibility in its approach to augmenting business decision-making. Traditionally, statistics has been taught with an emphasis on calculation and inadequate attention is paid to selecting the optimal technique and in interpreting the results. In this course, a practical approach is adopted that prepares students to identify the correct method to use, calculate the statistics, and properly interpret the results to solve the question at hand. Interpretation is stressed by providing students with Excel spreadsheets that allow for “what-if” analyses. By changing input parameters, students can see for themselves how statistics works. To complement this learning technique, Java applets are presented as hands-on computer programs that perform “what-if” simulations. (3 units)


GDB 813 - ADVANCED BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

This course develops conceptual frameworks in research methodologies and covers both quantitative and qualitative research, emphasizing business applications of modern software in research design. Topics covered include analysis in survey and experimental data, multivariate statistics, multiple regression applications and model building, experimental design, model diagnostic analysis, factor analysis, path analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, structural equation modeling, multi-dimensional scaling and conjoint analysis among others. (3 units)

GDB 814- ADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE: CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

This course introduces students to 21st century transformational leaders and organization change makers.  The course integrates the theory and practice of effectively leading organizations in a constantly changing world. Students study leadership models that help transform organizations for sustained business growth.  Through the research, the importance of critical leadership skills is reinforced to help students in the progression of their personal and professional leadership development.  The course includes a variety of application-based techniques that reinforce successful leadership and management practices used in today's leading organizations. (3 units)

GDB 815 - ADVANCED MARKETING MANAGEMENT

This course builds on the marketing management learned in the MBA program and focuses on how a firm can develop a market-driven business strategy and the planning and implementation of marketing programs based on this strategy.  (3 units)


GDB 816 - ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

In this course, the interaction between strategy and human resources is discussed from the perspective of general management. This includes investment orientation toward human resources and comprehensive discussions of the environment of human resources, strategy formulation, human resource planning, strategy implementation, the performance impact of human resource practices, and human resource evaluation. Case studies are utilized in this course. (3 units)


GDB 817 - ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

This course covers a variety of advanced topics in econometrics. Standard theory is reviewed and extended. Subjects include maximum likelihood, limited dependent variables, method of moments estimation, and simultaneous systems estimation. (3 units)


GDB 818/834 - HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

This course examines organizational performance and issues that increase or decrease success in pursuing financial and non-financial goals. It introduces current topics in business that increases an awareness of the challenges of creating and maintaining a high performance organization. It uses case studies to incorporate new thought processes in decision making and problem solving. (3 units)

GDB 819- STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND POLICY ANALYSIS

A capstone course designed to give the DBA student the opportunity to develop conceptual skills needed by higher managerial levels.  Emphasis is placed on the formulation of functional strategies (finance, management, marketing and human resource management). (3 units)

GDB 821 - ADVANCED MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

The course prepares students to analyze contemporary problems in management using the tools of modern microeconomic theory. Topics include consumption, production, uncertainty, markets, and general equilibrium theory. The course covers applications to policy analysis, business decisions, industrial organization, finance, and the legal system. The emphasis is on the use of economic theory in analyzing and understanding practical problems. (3 units)


GDB 822 - ADVANCED MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

The course is intended to introduce the doctoral students, not only to particular areas of current research, but also to some very useful analytical tools. It covers a selection of advanced topics that include growth and fluctuations, heterogeneity and incomplete markets, optimal fiscal policy, time inconsistency, reputation, coordination games and macroeconomic complementarities and information. (3 units)


GDB 823 - ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This course involves the employment of the case method to examine financial theories and concepts in practical situations and to develop analytical skills and judgment ability in solving financial problems of business firms. (3 units)


GDB 824 - ADVANCED OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This course dwells on advanced methods and models for planning, management, and decision making in the supply, operations, and logistics chain. It emphasizes the integration and coordination of resources for productivity improvement. (3 units)

GDB 831 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY

It examines how to manage all the operations and activities in the firm irrespective of department, and thus is particularly useful to students who want the larger view of running the entire enterprise. The course covers decision-making methodology and how to make decisions that propel the processes of the firm forward. In particular, for operational success the firm needs: Procedures to promote better decisions and reduce errors, Processes that are highly efficient, Flexibility and responsiveness to the customer, Innovation that beats the competition, Better trained and motivated employees, Superior management, Excellence in information technology. This course will present key concepts necessary for achieving strategic objectives, but will do so on a general level related to senior management. (3 units)

GDB 832- LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

This course examines logistics systems that support the physical supply of raw and semi-finished materials to a firm, the planning and control of operations, and the delivery of the products or services up to the final customers, with the objective of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage and optimizing the value and the long-term performance of the firm and the supply chain as a whole. The focus will be on the design, planning, organization and control of the associated activities. (3 units)


GDB 833- ADVANCED MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

This course introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. Optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, decision trees, and dynamic programming. The methods have applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance. (3 units)


GDB 834 - OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODELS

The course applies the analytical tools of operations research, such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization, to arrive at optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems in business, either maximization (of profit, performance, or yield) or minimization (of loss, risk, or cost) of some real-world business objectives. (3 units)


GDB 835- DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This seminar is designed to expose doctoral students to the current and emerging research topics in operations management. In the process, we will get exposed to a few seminal articles that have been selected based on evidence of a novel approach to either domain knowledge and/or research methods. This course will help develop skill sets in conducting independent research, critiquing articles and developing new research ideas and implementing a research study ready to be submitted to a journal. (3 units)

GDB 836 - ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE

This advanced study of corporate financial analysis and planning includes capital budgeting, cost of funds, and capital structure and valuation. Selected topics that may be covered are leasing, mergers, takeovers, business failure, reorganization, and liquidation. A combination of problem-solving and case study methodologies is used to illustrate theories and techniques helpful in financial analysis and planning. (3 units)


GDB 837 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

The course focuses on intensive review and study of the financial environment, including securities, markets, and institutions.  Emphasis is on interest rate determinants, fixed income, equity and derivative securities, and the operations and management of all types of financial intermediaries.  Theoretical and empirical literature on models and behavior of financial intermediaries, structure and regulation, interest rate theories, financial markets, and the impact of macroeconomic policies and procedures on financial markets and institutions are explored.  Regulatory structure over capital markets and institutions, market developmental issues, market microstructure issues, creation of capital market infrastructure, and impact of globalization and technological development are also discussed. (3 units)

GDB 838 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

This course will cover issues related to both international financial markets and the financial operations of a firm within the international environment.  The first part of the course will examine issues related to the international markets, including international commercial policy, international investment, foreign exchange markets, the euromarkets, and currency derivative markets.  The second part of the course will consider financial issues associated with the operation of a firm in the international environment. (3 units)

GDB 839 - BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on financial decision making about the management of risk by corporations, recognizing the relationship between risk management and the overall goals of the firm. The course offers an integrated approach to corporate risk management by combining concepts, tools, and techniques from finance and related disciplines, emphasizing the identification, evaluation, and management of risk. Besides hedging and alternative risk transfer strategies, techniques such as leveraging, post-loss financing, contingent financing, diversification, and choice of organizational design are also considered. (3 units)


GDB 840 - PRACTICUM IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The Practicum provides the DBA students with an opportunity in their final academic term to gain experience in financial management consulting. It establishes a consultative context in which students can successfully implement a pro bono financial policy analysis or financial management program evaluation project. The Practicum research groups will meet weekly to discuss applied research strategies for data collection, analysis and reporting. Topics and professional resources will be organized around the research needs of the projects and may include measurement and design, sampling, questionnaire design, cost-benefit analysis, computer applications for information management and analysis, report writing and presentation. (3 units)

GDB 841 - STRATEGIC MARKETING

This course builds on previous courses in marketing theory development, organizational behaviour theory, innovation theory, and research to examine substantive areas in marketing. It examines the development of marketing strategies that can be adapted to the changing needs of consumers, to the strategies of competitors, and to the globalization of commerce. Other topic areas include: segmentation, strategy, advertising, promotion, pricing, product development and management, distribution channels, sales force, relationship marketing, new product introduction, marketing across sectors, and retailing. In this course, strategic management concepts as they relate to for-profit, not-for-profit and professional organizations will be examined to enhance the student’s ability to analyze an industry and develop relevant ethical marketing strategies. As such, this course is designed to offer exposure to the substantive issues that marketing theoreticians are grappling with and an opportunity to delve more deeply into one or more areas of special interest. (3 units)

GDB 842 - THEORIES OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

This course builds on previous courses in marketing theory development, organizational behaviour theory, innovation theory, and research to examine substantive areas in marketing. It examines the development of marketing strategies that can be adapted to the changing needs of consumers, to the strategies of competitors, and to the globalization of commerce. Other topic areas include: segmentation, strategy, advertising, promotion, pricing, product development and management, distribution channels, sales force, relationship marketing, new product introduction, marketing across sectors, and retailing. In this course, strategic management concepts as they relate to for-profit, not-for-profit and professional organizations will be examined to enhance the student’s ability to analyze an industry and develop relevant ethical marketing strategies. As such, this course is designed to offer exposure to the substantive issues that marketing theoreticians are grappling with and an opportunity to delve more deeply into one or more areas of special interest. (3 units)

GDB 843 - NEW PRODUCT MARKETING

This course focuses on the tools and techniques associated with analyzing market opportunities and then designing, testing, and introducing new products and services. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are covered. In particular, the course covers the new product development process, market entry strategies, how to generate new product ideas, mapping customer perceptions, segmentation, product positioning, forecasting market demand, and product design. (3 units)




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