Communication Skills

Course description

This unit is intended to equip you with the knowledge. skills and attitude to enable you process information and communicate effectively at the work place.

Objectives

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

1. use communication skills appropriately in the work place.

2. develop necessary skills for effective communication.

3. use of different modes and forms of communication in an organization.

4. apply information communication technology in communication.

5. develop the necessary writing skills for various documents.

6. apply official etiquette, protocol and diplomacy at the work place.

7. cope with emerging issues and trends in communication skills.

Fundamentals of Finance (ATD 2)

Course Description

This unit covers the competencies required to manage finances in an organization. Competencies
include: Applying finance concepts in evaluating financial implications of relevant business decisions,
applying time value of money principles in evaluating financing and investment decisions, evaluating
appropriate source of business finance, applying appropriate capital budgeting techniques,
maintaining liquidity through appropriate working capital management, applying risk and return
concepts in making optimal investment decisions, identifying concepts that inform the dividend
decision making process and identifying finance and investment opportunities using Islamic finance
concepts

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply finance concepts to manage finance in an organization.
  2. Apply time value of money principles to evaluate financing and investment decisions.
  3. Determine the optimal cost of capital of an organization.
  4. Make capital budgeting decision using appropriate techniques.
  5. Make working capital management decisions using appropriate methods.
  6. Apply risk and return concepts to make optimal investment decisions.
  7. Identify concepts that inform the dividend decision making process.
  8. Apply valuation models to determine the value of securities.

Auditing (Diploma)

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you undertake non-complex audit assignments.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:
1. Understand the nature and concepts of auditing

2. Plan an audit assignment.

2. Comply with the regulatory framework during an audit assignment.
3. Obtain audit evidence.
4. Prepare an audit report.

Principles of Economics

Course description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply the fundamental principles of economics in decision making.

Course Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply foundational economic concepts to manage limited resources.
  2. Determine the pricing of commodities using the forces of demand and supply.
  3. Apply the theory of consumer behavior in determining consumer satisfaction.
  4. Apply the theory of production to determine appropriate mix of factors of production.
  5. Apply the theory of costs to determine the cost of production.
  6. Use mathematical approach to determine profit maximization in various market structures.
  7. Evaluate the impact of macro economic factors on an organization.

Entrepreneurship and Communication

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply entrepreneurship knowledge in business and other environments. A course requirement for ATD 1.

Objectives
A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Identify concepts of entrepreneurship.
  2. Identify entrepreneurial opportunities.
  3. Venture in to a new venture.
  4. Identify appropriate business expansion strategies.
  5. Develop a business plan.
  6. Apply appropriate entrepreneurial marketing strategies.
  7. Apply the concepts of business communication to manage an organization.

Business Mathematics and Statistics (ATD 2)

Course description

This unit is intended to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply the principles of management in practice.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations to solve business problems
  2. Solve business problems using matrix algebra.
  3. Solve business problems involving commercial mathematics.
  4. Present statistical data in form of tables, graphs and curves.
  5. Calculate measures of location, dispersion, skewness and kurtosis.
  6. Apply basic probability concepts.
  7. Compute simple, general and weighted index numbers.

Principles of Management (ATD 2)

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply the principles of management in practice.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of management principles and techniques.
2, Apply knowledge of management theories in organizations.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of other types of management.
4. Apply management competencies in response to emerging trends in management.

Financial Accounting

Course Description
This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you to prepare financial statements for different entities.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply the legal and conceptual framework in preparation of financial statements
  2. Account for assets and liabilities for different entities
  3. Prepare financial statements for different entities
  4. Use financial ratios to analyse financial statements
  5. Prepare financial statements from incomplete records
  6. Identify concepts and techniques used in accounting for public entities

Introduction to Law and Governance

Course description

This unit is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable you to apply the principles of law and legal systems in an entity and ensure compliance with basic principles of governance and ethics.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of essential elements of the legal system
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of legal personality
  3. Apply law of contract and tort in various scenarios
  4. Apply general principles of business law in practice
  5. Apply fundamental principles of ethics in practice
  6. Comply with fundamental principles of governance

Quantitative Analysis

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you use quantitative analysis tools in business operations and decision making.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Use mathematical techniques to solve business problems.
  2. Apply set and probability theories in business decision making.
  3. Apply operation research techniques in decision making.
  4. Apply hypothesis testing in analyzing business situations.
  5. Apply linear programming to solve practical business problems.