Macquarie MBA で勉強した講義内容を一挙公開!

私がMBAで一体何を勉強した講義を一挙公開します!MGSMにはコアと呼ばれる必須単位が10科目、選択科目を6科目で計16科目取ることが卒業のために必須要件となります。(なお、選択科目に限って、さらに追加で2つまで取得することもできます。)選択科目は名前の通り人によってどの授業を履修するかが異なります。ここでは私が履修した全ての科目と一体何を学習したのかを、その講義の内容(英語)を講義ガイドからそのまま引用して紹介します。なお同じ講義内容でも講師(Lecturer)によって生徒の評価は様々です。そこでここには全ての講師も併せて記載しておきます。

 

必須科目 (Core units) ー 10科目必要

(1) MGSM845 Economic Context of Management

マクロとミクロ経済学の勉強です。経済学の基礎です。

Lecturer: Danielle Merrett

This unit examines economic analysis concepts and tools that enable students to set an organisation’s decision-making within its wider economic context. Topics include supply, demand, and market equilibrium; scarcity; exchange and trade; choice theory; theory of the firm; game theory and strategy; market structure; market failures; role of government and government policies; aggregate economy; and international trade.

We look at economic variables and how rises and falls in these variables affect people and businesses. We investigate how government policies, decisions by households and firms, and changes in the world economy affect inflation, exchange rates, interest rates, unemployment, growth, and social issues such as poverty and inequality.

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(2) MGSM960 Information and Decision Analysis

統計学の勉強です。ここで統計学の計算に必要なアプリケーションであるMintabの使い方も勉強しました。

Lecturer: Dr Vik Kortian

This unit provides quantitative/statistical research tools, data analysis and computer modelling necessary to help the modern business manager with strategic planning, tactical decision-making, and resolving business problems. It also covers the efficient use of all resources to enhance management effectiveness. The overall aim is to improve the reliability of decisions made and to develop better strategy through the use of scientific method.

 

(3) MGSM840 Accounting for Management

会計学を勉強します。会社の財務諸表をどう分析すべきかを勉強します。

Lecturer: Dr Jeffrey Wong

This unit equips managers with the skills and tools to construct, analyse, interpret and act upon the accounting and financial information produced within a business. This discussion and analysis begins with the three financial statements targeted at external users: the Profit and Loss Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows. The unit then proceeds into the analysis, interpretation, and the use of management accounting information for the purpose of managerial decision making. Real life complexities in the decision making process are highlighted.

 

(4) MGSM835 Financial Management

プロジェクトマネジメントについて勉強します。割引現在価値が出てきます。

Lecturer: Mike Healy

The fundamentals of financial management are introduced from the perspective of the finance manager in a firm, namely those making investment, financing and dividend decisions. Finance theory is applied with the aim of providing a coherent framework and insights to assist in forming reasoned judgements. Case studies and financial planning models are used to provide context. The unit covers methods used in evaluating investment projects, assessing risk for competing projects, valuation and capital structure.

 

(5) MGSM820 Marketing Management

マーケティングについて勉強します。マーケティングに不可欠なベネフィット、差別化と強み、セグメンテーションとターゲティング、4Pや7Pなどのコンセプトが出てきます。

Lecturer: Paul Blanket

This unit enables students to apply appropriate tools, techniques and frameworks to make informed management decisions around the marketing function. This includes identifying markets and segments, understanding consumer behaviour, strategic targeting and positioning and the latest approaches to product, pricing, distribution and communications. Above all, this unit teaches students how to think about the marketing function in relation to the business as a whole, in order to create and deliver sustainable value for an organisation and its stakeholders.

 

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(6) MGSM890 Operations Management

生産効率を向上させるための考え方や手法を勉強します。

Lecturer: Mehrdokht (Medo) Pournader

This unit examines the key issues currently facing all service and manufacturing organisations when creating the products and services. A primary aim of the unit is to illustrate the principles involved in effectively creating a value proposition and how the value transformation process is managed in the organisation and across the value chain. The unit will also examine the strategic contribution that operations management can make to the organisation’s long-term success. After placing the activities required of the operations manager into a conceptual framework, the practical issues and difficulties in making operations decisions are examined. Included are the areas of product design conversion processes for making goods and services, planning and control, the impact of e-commerce on operations, supply chain management, and improvement activities.

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(7) MGSM870 Organisational Behaviour

企業の中での組織論です。組織構造や文化的な問題について学びます。

Lecturer: Associate Professor Paul Nesbit

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is a multi‐disciplinary field that uses insights from psychology, anthropology, philosophy and sociology to study human behaviour in organisational settings. In this unit, students critically examine insights into human behaviour to better manage and improve organisational performance and capability, with an emphasis on ethical management and a global mindset.

The unit covers the micro perspectives of OB (such as individual foundations, perceptions, attitudes and motivation); mezzo (such as groups, communication and team dynamics); and macro (such as organisational culture, change, power and leadership), as well as ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

 

(8) MGSM850 Strategic Frameworks

ある産業について分析する手法を学びます。外部環境分析(PESTEL、5Fなど)や内部環境分析(SWOTやCrossSWOT)、ブルーオーションとかそういった内容です。

Lecturer: Dr Marc Jones

This unit analyses the theories behind, and practical applications of, strategic frameworks used to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. You will learn why organisations change their strategic direction, the importance of those changes, and the process that leads to such key decisions. Importantly, there are no “universal solutions, only differing perspectives which can help you make competitively sustainable strategic decisions.

 

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(9) MGSM860 Strategic Management

Lecturer: Randal Tame

Strategic Management is the capstone unit that builds on MGSM850 and disciplines studied in other MGSM units. The purpose of this unit is to help you develop your own viewpoint on formulating and implementing corporate strategy and on the roles and tasks of corporate leaders. You will learn how to think and act as a leader, and as an adviser, to help achieve and maintain the competitive advantage of an organisation.

 

(10) MGSM880 Foundations of Management Thought

Lecturer: Robert Spillane

This unit surveys the evolution of Western thought from major philosophical perspectives (from Homer to Sartre) and their relevance for management. What is important about a philosophical perspective is not what it explains, but what it assumes. Three assumptions ground the unit:

a) managing is essentially a philosophical activity because human existence is interpreted through diverse perspectives;
b) management training needs to be combined with management education. To train is to drill and subordinate individuals to routines, standards and practices. To educate is to liberate a person’s intellectual, moral and aesthetic powers.
c) managers and leaders need to have the critical skills to debate, reflect, and engage in dialogue across different functional disciplines, stakeholders and cultures in organisational contexts.

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ちなみに、紹介した講義の順番には意味があり(最後の哲学を除いて)、私がこの順番で勉強することをお勧めするというものです。詳しくは後のページで紹介したいと思いますが一応参考まで。


選択科目(Electives) ー 6科目必要

MGSM847 Entrepreneurial Finance

VC投資やIPOについて学びます。起業したい人向けの講義です。

Lecturer: Karl Rodrigues

Entrepreneurial Finance examines the theory and practice associated with the financing of new ventures. This unit explores sources of funding, risk, venture capital financing terms and models, value creation, and exits. This study of entrepreneurial finance will enhance your ability to finance and launch new ventures, from both the viewpoints of the entrepreneur and external investors.

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MGSM849 Raising Capital in Global Markets

これはシドニーを離れて香港、ロンドン、ワシントン、シドニーの各都市を周り、Nasdaqなどの取引所で講義を受けたりします。起業後に株式上場など考えていたり、株の購入や発行、市場の規制などを学びます。

Lecturer: Professor Andrew Lepone

This unit is concerned with the way in which capital is raised by corporations in the world’s major markets. This includes a detailed examination of IPO’s and equity offerings which can be undertaken. The rules and regulations surrounding the issue of various forms of capital will be examined. The three largest equities markets in each of the Asian, European and American time-zones will be examined, namely HK, UK and USA capital markets.

This unit is also concerned with the processes which turn orders into trades in securities markets, and the forces which mould and affect both order flow and order execution. The unit is an introduction to some fundamental market design and structure ideas. At the end of the unit, students should be able to understand (1) how the international markets for various securities including foreign exchange, swaps, bonds and equities are organised, (2) how trading is conducted in these markets and how these transactions are cleared, (3) how the markets are regulated, if they are supervised and what risks different counterparties face in these markets. The unit aims to equip students to independently analyse international investment and financing alternatives and to estimate expected returns and costs taking into account liquidity risk, price volatility and credit risk.

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MGSM981 Special Topics in Management II

こちらは名前の通りスペシャルコースで、MBAというよりはデータサイエンス、プログラミング、ビックデータ、機械学習などを学ぶコースです。Python、Power BI、Google datastudioなどを学びました。

Lecturer: Neil Fraser

 

MGSM824 Doing Business in/with China

名前の通り、中国の歴史や文化、規制、産業などを幅広く学び、中国でビジネスをする、あるいは中国との間でビジネスをする場合に必要な知識を学びます。講義はシドニーで、教授は中国人です。

Lecturer: Dr Yiming Tang

This elective unit examines various issues critical to doing business in/with China, include China’s macro business environment, outsourcing and exporting to China, operating a business in China, working and competing with China in the global market, etc. It is designed not only for those interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of modern China as a host country/market, but also for those needing to develop a capability of dealing with a wide range of challenges in doing business in/with China in today’s context.

 

MGSM800 Exchange program: Guanghua School of Management at Peking University

こちらはシドニーのキャンパスを離れて中国の北京大学で講義を受けます。北京大学の本校がある北京のほか、北京大学のキャンパスがある西安、上海の3つの都市を訪れ、実際に中国経済の今を肌で感じるプログラムです。

 

MGSM884 Negotiation; Theory and Practice

「交渉」をする際の本来あるべき考え方や戦略、そして実践方法をトレーニングを含めて勉強します。日本人の考える交渉と、アメリカやオーストラリアでの交渉は、日本のものとそもそも目的や方法論がかなり異なっているためとても役立ちます。

Lecturer: Dr Andrew Heys

Negotiation involves influencing how people think, perceive, feel and behave. We apply these skills in every interaction, whether in the business environment, with our family, or in the world of international politics. The path to improving our negotiation performance involves adopting a mindset conducive for negotiations, learning theories, and developing skill in executing the right behaviour at the right time. This subject will increase students’ awareness of the complex dynamics in human interaction and decision-making. The subject will draw on multiple disciplines in order to provide students with key theories and frameworks for managing that complexity in a wide range of different contexts. Students will also build practical skill in preparing for, conducting, and reviewing negotiations.

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次に、必須科目に絞って各科目がどうつながり、どう位置付けられるのかについて考えてみたいと思います。まずは必須科目の取るべき順番という観点で、戦略論を見返しながら紹介していきたいと思います。

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