Department of Management Studies
Workshop Descriptions
Workshops are listed here in alphanumeric order by workshop Code – i.e. Subject Code followed by Course Number. Descriptions for all Subject codes are given below.   

Code Description
ACCT Accounting
COEM Building and Construction Management
HRNM Human Resource Management
IMGT International Management
MGMT Management
MKTG Marketing
PTMT Project Management & Evaluation
TOUR Tourism Management


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WORKSHOP CODE: ACCT 6022
TITLE: Portfolio Analysis & Management Using the Bloomberg Platform I
Workshop CREDITS: 0

Description
The Bloomberg Profession System (BPS) provides financial professionals with access to news, economic data, capital market data, financial data and a variety of analytics related to equities, fixed income, foreign currency and commodities. This workshop introduces students to the fundamental features of the BPS. The workshop will include both hands-on training in researching capital market data using a variety of news wires, retrieval of data and analytics on publicly traded companies, equity fundamentals and the Bloomberg’s messaging system. This workshop will include an orientation to the Bloomberg University’s online training and students will be required to view two online videos (Getting Started and Bloomberg News and Research).

Assessment
Pass/Fail


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WORKSHOP CODE: ACCT 6023
TITLE: Portfolio Analysis & Management Using the Bloomberg Platform II
Workshop CREDITS: 0
PRE-REQUISITE: ACCT 6022 - Portfolio Analysis & Management Using the Bloomberg Platform I

Description
This workshop builds on the fundamental concepts covered in the Bloomberg I workshop. This workshop covers live monitoring systems using the Bloomberg Professional Service and introduces students to the Bloomberg Launchpad. The workshop will cover the addition of equities, indexes, news and message alerts to the Launchpad. This session will also cover additional concepts related to equity analytics and fixed income. Charting using the BPS and the interaction of the BPS with Excel and Word will also be covered in this session. Students will be required to view two online videos as part of this workshop (The Launchpad and Equity Fundamentals).

Assessment
Pass/Fail


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WORKSHOP CODE: COEM 6059
TITLE: Intro to Construction Industry Projects Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This mandatory workshop for the MSc Building and Construction management programme covers: - Overview of structure, culture, and processes for developing and implementing construction projects in the Caribbean; Overview of stakeholder roles and responsibilities, including governmental, private sector and union; Views on current construction environmental impact factors; Factors influencing the success or failure of Island State construction projects; and A brief view of Safety and Quality issues. (18 hours)

Assessment Attendance 
Pass/Fail
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WORKSHOP CODE: COEM 6061
TITLE: Research Design and Writing Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This workshop is intended to clarify the distinctions between, and different roles of, research methodology and research design. Research design is defined as a "blueprint" or "drawing" concerning the "layout" of a proposed research paper. Topics covered include: the issues that arise in designing a research project ( e.g., ways to frame a research topic, how to determine which types of data may be relevant, how to design an appropriate data collection plan, and, once the methodology is implemented, how to manage the findings). Also in this workshop, students will assess their writing skills, and determine what improvement plan may be needed. Finally, the workshop will address "reader analysis", and suggest ways to develop and display qualitative and quantitative data visually. (30 hours)

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on attendance


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WORKSHOP CODE: COEM 6062
TITLE: Advanced Project Management Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This workshop is designed to bring the project management knowledge of building and construction students to the level of "Project Management Professional" (PMP). A comprehensive view of the complex model of inputs, outputs (documented) and tools and techniques used by experienced project managers is covered in ways that make the learning applicable to the everyday work of managers in various disciplines within the building and construction industry. The material covered from the perspective of the latest PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) Guide is brought to life with real, local project examples. (30 hours)

Assessment
Attendance – Pass/Fail

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WORKSHOP CODE: COEM 6063
TITLE: Advanced Construction Law Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This workshop is intended for building and construction M.Sc. students who have taken COEM 6009 (Contract Management and Construction Law). Its objective is to delve further into the often intimidating and confusing aspects of contracts regarding commerce, to examine the laws, customs and practices that support sound contracts in the Caribbean context, and to explore legal remedies available when one or more parties are in breach.

Advanced Construction Law (Contracts) will be an interactive class focusing on various scenarios in which construction students can improve their project results through awareness of the need for specific language in the contracts they write or sign, and of the potential consequences of being in breach of contract terms.

The deliverable will be the development of a written document (by an individual or group of students) on a topic designed by the student(s) and approved by the lecturer. Ideas for this assignment include contracts for such topics as: (1) procurement of materials from a local or foreign supplier, (2) the incorporation of a small construction firm, (3) the creation of a strategic partnership, etc. (16-20 hours)

Assessment
Attendance – Pass/Fail
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COURSE CODE: HRNM 6114
TITLE: Skills for Human Resource Management
CREDITS: 0

Description
The competency skills of human resource professionals and quality of leadership they bring to the organisation will determine their success and ability to contribute as a business partner and have utility for the business. The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with practical experiences that will help prepare them to develop and apply the competency skills relevant to human resource management and needed to become a functional specialist or a strategic HR leader supporting small and large organizations. Through scenarios and activities, the workshop will focus on the development and application of various
competency skills such as consulting, understanding the strategy of the business, business decision making skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation, project and programme management, flexibility, change management, customer orientation, relationship building, and team building.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory attendance and participation
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WORKSHOP CODE: HRNM 6302
TITLE: HR Information System Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This workshop is for students in the M.Sc. Management (Human Resources).

Human resource information systems provide vital functionality and connectivity in the performance of modern business activities. Its centrality demands that employees and students in human resources management disciplines alike must be exposed fundamentally to the rudimentary knowledge concerning the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of information computer technology. Human resource information system is delivered in a workshop format to give participants basic information that would improve their confidence in those system interfaces which they encounter technologically.

The workshop reviews briefly the differences between traditional personnel administration and contemporary human resources management. It then examines human resources administration as an information-handling business through record-keeping and reporting. Major functional areas such as personal employee information, performance appraisal, wages and salaries among others are examined. The advantages and limitations of automated human resources are examined. A typical model of the HRMS development process is discussed with emphasis placed on planning and designing operations.

Planning comprises four aspects: establishing the project team, defining system requirements, performing a feasibility analysis and building support for the HRMS. Designing evolves from the requirements definition in the planning phase. Designing a simple database allows students to create a simple normalized table structure as a key component in database management. Hierarchical, network and relational database structures and their relative value in information processing are investigated. Finally, practical daily problems that arise in real world scenarios in human resources management systems are simulated and debated.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

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WORKSHOP CODE: IMGT 6200
TITLE: Cross-Cultural Skills Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This is a one-week, intensive module focusing on developing skills in critical-thinking, team building, communications, effective presentations, managing diversity, and so on, from a cross-cultural perspective. These skills have been identified as critical to completing future courses, as well as to effective international management. The module will be interactive, incorporating exercises and simulations designed to improve students’ skills and confidence.

Assessment
Pass/Fail on satisfactory Attendance and Participation

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WORKSHOP CODE: IMGT 6205
TITLE: Caribbean and Latin American Experiences
Workshop CREDITS: 0

Description
This is a one-week, intensive module focusing on developing an understanding of management in the Caribbean and Latin America. The course will provide information on Caribbean and Latin American countries, including contrasts within the region, and with other countries around the world. The special characteristics of the region will be explored and related to management issues.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory Attendance and Participation


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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6203
TITLE: Contemporary Management Issues Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This is a one-week, intensive module focusing on developing an understanding of management in the Caribbean and Latin America. The course will provide information on Caribbean and Latin American countries, including contrasts within the region, and with other countries around the world. The special characteristics of the region will be explored and related to management issues.

Assessment
Pass/Fail on satisfactory Attendance and Participation


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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6300
TITLE: Corporate Communication Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
The Worksop in Corporate communication for the Masters in Management Studies was established to sensitize students to the theory and practice of elements of Corporate Communication. Corporate Communication theory has been gaining attention in both the academic and business arena from the late nineties onward and it continues to gain prominence with the current world economic downturn and the reestablishment of several business norms and protocols. Students who complete the workshop will have a broad understanding of the interconnectedness of corporate communication principles and other disciplines including, but not limited to, marketing, human resource management and general management.

Assessment Pass/Fail


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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6303
TITLE: Spanish Language Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
Geographically, Barbados is perfectly situated to benefit from linkages with Latin America and increasingly businesses are recognising this. The mandatory Spanish Language Workshops are designed to equip Management students with a basic working knowledge of Spanish developing their skills in speaking and reading through vocabulary and grammar enhancement. Participants will also learn about the Hispanic culture which too will assist them in the conduct of business in the Spanish-speaking world. Areas such as greetings, taking a taxi or a flight, email protocol and booking hotel reservations are among those covered.

Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to travel to a Spanish-speaking country to fully immerse themselves in the culture, while attending classes to sharpen their skills in a wholly Spanish learning environment.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6305
TITLE: Portuguese Language Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
The Portuguese Language Workshops are designed to equip students in the Department of Management Studies with a basic working knowledge of Portuguese through developing their skills in speaking and reading through vocabulary and grammar enhancement.

Assessment .
Pass/Fail

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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6306
TITLE: French Language Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
The French Language Workshops are designed to equip students in the Department of Management Studies with a basic working knowledge of French through developing their skills in speaking and reading through vocabulary and grammar enhancement.

Assessment
Pass/Fail


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WORKSHOP CODE: MGMT 6307
TITLE: Mandarin Language Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
The Mandarin Language Workshops are designed to equip students in the Department of Management Studies with a basic working knowledge of Mandarin through developing their skills in speaking and reading through vocabulary and grammar enhancement.

Assessment
Pass/Fail
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COURSE CODE: MKTG 6101
TITLE: Pricing and Revenue Management
CREDITS: 0

Description
This not-for-credit workshop in the MSc Marketing programme consists of five (5) three (3) hour sessions. It exposes marketing students to the legal issues, techniques, and procedures involved in pricing. This workshop covers costing approaches, pricing methodologies, Activity-based Costing (ABC) for services, revenue optimizing approaches, and revenue management. This workshop will extend the knowledge of the student in the important but difficult marketing function of pricing.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory attendance and participation

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COURSE CODE: MKTG 6102
TITLE: Product Planning
CREDITS: 0

Description
The not-for-credit workshop in the MSc Marketing programme consists of five (5) three (3) hour sessions. It deals with some of the contemporary issues in Marketing concerning the product. The areas that will be dealt with include - new product development strategies, product categorisation, and product management strategies. Emphasis will be placed on the extended product life cycle, and branding concepts. The overall aim of the workshop is to assist students in having a contemporary and holistic understanding of product management strategies.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory attendance and participation

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WORKSHOP CODE: PTMT 6020
TITLE: Project Development Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This Project Development Workshop is centred on the theories and practices of project management – focusing on endeavours that have a beginning a clear and final end; projects that combine human and non-human resources pulled together in an organization, to achieve a specific purpose. The objective of this Workshop is to stimulate and sustain interest among participants in the essentials of Project Management, especially the definitional, conceptual, formative and developmental aspects of project development. It is expected that students’ participation in the Workshop will enable them to appreciate the project concept, approach, organization and management process; emphasize the project life cycle and dynamics; understand project design issues; and underscore project management’s contribution to management practice and development processes. Project development is critical to project completion and to effective and efficient goal attainment for both project and organization. The Workshop incorporates core processes and areas and integrates elements crucial for managers to develop projects in contemporary times.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory Attendance and Participation

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WORKSHOP CODE: PTMT 6021
TITLE: Information Management for Projects Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
The workshop in the MSc Project Management and Evaluation programme will focus on project management information systems through the fundamentals of information technology and information systems and their use within a business enterprise.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory Attendance and Participation

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WORKSHOP CODE: TOUR 6020
TITLE: Caribbean Tourism Business Environment Workshop
CREDITS: 0

Description
This workshop analyses a number of critical issues in the business environment for Caribbean Tourism. The major sectors of tourism will be examined including the transportation sector and the peculiar challenges faced by regional air carriers in competition with international air carriers, the accommodation sector in terms of its size structure and operating characteristics. The role and future of the small hotel in Caribbean Tourism will be examined along with the rapidly expanding all-inclusive resort sub sector. The workshop will also consider the state of planning in the tourism economies of the Caribbean region and the role of governments and regional tourism organizations in the future development of the sector.

Assessment
Pass/Fail based on satisfactory Attendance and Participation






Department of Management Studies
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