Course Description

Foundation Year, Semester 1

FY101               Math Applied

Mathematics is required by every educated person needing to know to process, evaluate, and understand the numerical and graphical information in our society. Math Applied is usually adopted by economists, financers, or businessmen to settle most issues in finance, probability, statistics, and economic growth / downturn, etc.

In Math Applied, the interdisciplinary field of study includes Swiss and Series, Determinant of Matrix and Linear Equation, Real-valued Function, Derivatives and Integrals, Function of Several Real Variables, Partial Derivatives, Total and Absolute Derivatives, and Linear Problems.

FY102               Office Application

Office Application is intended to introduce students to basic office applications useful for office work (i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). It is to do with a spreadsheet application. That is, the study involves calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. This enables graduates to use basic office applications for the sake of their work administrations.

FY103               Theory of Economics

This subject focuses on, “What are Economics and Market Economics? Theories of Demands and Supplies, Monetary and Economics, the Culculation of Monetary’s Value, and Manufacturing Economics,” and it also focuses on the organizing and managing the enterprises.

FY104               Introduction to Business

This subject is an oriented course in the Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism and Faculty of Social Science and Economics that will expose students to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues. The aim of the course is to develop a viable business terminology, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine the business decision-making skills.

The overall contents of this subject mainly are about the conception and the basis of important sectors in business such as what Business and Economics are. Specifically, it is about the awareness of crucial success in the business world and how small businesses shall be started, operated, monitored and evaluated. Indeed, the interdisciplinary study of this subject mainly focuses on three major forms of businesses, the awareness of ethics and the responsibility of business with a society as a whole, the awareness of management and effective human resources management, and the principles of manufacturing management in a business.

FY105               Core English 1-A

English language courses are adopted to fit students studying in the Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism and Faculty of Social Science and Economics since all majors in these faculties are non-English programs to be conducted. The course aims at qualifying students in these faculties the ability to use English effectively in their prospective careers.

The subject of Core English 1-A is the first level of English language study for this major. It is a topic-based young adult/adult English language course, adapted from the NetLanguages’ General English Online Self-study course. It combines a multi-layered syllabuses, a topic- and text-based approach to materials design, and a communicative methodology to make an engaging and effective course for learners and teachers alike. In addition, the subject allows maximum of flexibility and provides an unprecedented range of quality print and online resources.

Foundation Year, Semester 2

FY206               Khmer Study

In this subject, students explore, compare and contrast the rituals, practices, art and culture of Buddhism and Brahmanism during the Funan, Chenla, Angkorian, Uddong, Chaktomok, colonized epochs and its newly development among modern ideologies along with Khmer history. In addition, Students analyze the evolution of literary ideas and texts during the period of Cambodian independence.

After the completion of the course, students will be proud of Khmer Nation because they can understand the work of Khmer ancestors for building up the foundation of Khmer culture and civilization from the past with a famous legacy in Southeast Asia.

FY207               Basic Statistics

The calculation of probability of issues that may happen after the theory has been put into practice to identify the methods how to select random sampling, and collect this random sampling to reach an estimation, medium parameters, and percentage of population and use this random sampling to make testing. Population has a medium comparison or percentage of population with one number and medium comparisons or population statistics with global statistics (two or more).

FY208               Basic Marketing

The Marketing is the subject which enable learners to be excited, brave, and updated.This subject has an emphasis on the principles of marketing which is the the most fundamental basis in studying Marketing Subject as a whole. The design of this subject is aimed at improving students’ capacity to have profound understanding in exploring the markets for selling products as many as possible in today acute competitive conditions.

FY209               Basic Accounting

This subject will study the process of determining transaction, measurement records and the economic interpretation of the transactions of the funnel unit within the specified period. The Basic Accounting Course will help learners to develop their skills in the accounting field, from understanding Profit and Loss accounts to VAT. The course will cover a range of lessons and provide multiple examples for assessment.

FY2010             Core English 1-B          

English language courses are adopted to fit students studying in the Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism and Faculty of Social Science and Economics since all majors in these faculties are non-English programs to be conducted. The course aims at qualifying students in these faculties the ability to use English effectively in their prospective careers.

The subject of Core English 1-B is the second level of English language study for this major. It is a topic-based young adult/adult English language course, adapted from the NetLanguages’ General English Online Self-study course. It combines a multi-layered syllabuses, a topic- and text-based approach to materials design, and a communicative methodology to make an engaging and effective course for learners and teachers alike. In addition, the subject allows maximum of flexibility and provides an unprecedented range of quality print and online resources.

Year 2, Semester 1

ORB211301     Organizational Behavior

This course integrates the study of management principles and practices with the study of human behavior within organizations. The primary goal of this course is to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in modern organization. This course will provide a good foundation for students intending to study in any major, as the main objective of this course is to provide students with the essential content and experiences they need to become a motivating student, successful manager and an effective employee in any type of work they do in the future. By taking the course students will understand themselves and other people at work and will be able to learn how to create effective work groups to be successful in life.

The course will examine the contemporary principles, techniques and research findings in management and organizational behavior that are driving high performance and continuous improvement in business today. To understand management and organizational behavior, concepts associated with continuous improvement in individual and group processes will be discussed. Specific attention will be given to Organizational Behaviors, Diversity in Organization, Attitudes and Job Satisfaction, Personality and Values, Perceptions and Individual Decision Making, Motivation Concepts, Foundations of Group Behavior, Communication, Leadership, Power and Politics, and Conflict and Negotiation.

SEII211302      Socio-Economic Issues I

This course provides an introduction to the economics of social issues. Economists contribute vigorously to contemporary debates about a full range of social issues, and help to determine just what policy options currently warrant consideration. Key current issues such as financial crises, globalisation, poverty, ageing populations, the welfare state, access to education and health care, inequality, the determinants of human happiness, and avoiding ecological catastrophe are major issues that good economists study and care about. Controversies arise, even between economists, as to just what policy responses are best, and these controversies, and divisions of opinion between schools of thought, will be highlighted. There is a great deal more to economics than just theory, quantitative analysis and technical terms.

Students will be challenged to appraise the respective perspectives on social issues offered by laissez-faire and interventionist economists, and to locate themselves on the continuum of views as to the extent to which social issues are best dealt with by market forces. This course should be of particular interest to potential economists, as well as those from other fields interested in the major social and economic issues of the 21st Century.

MIE 211303     Microeconomics

This is a core course in introductory microeconomic theory, introducing students to the fundamental principles of how to think like an economist. By the end of the course, students should be able to combine abstract concepts with formal analytical tools in order to understand how consumers and producers make optimal choices, and how these choices affect real market outcomes.

The course examines how individuals and firms make decisions by weighing up costs and benefits, and how the interaction of their decisions leads to market and social outcomes. The model of market supply and demand is employed to examine the effects of taxes, subsidies, and other government interventions in market activity. The implications of different market structures, including perfect competition and monopoly, are examined. Public goods, externalities and common resources are key examples of cases in which private markets may yield socially sub-optimal outcomes. Such cases are examined and the role of government policy in correcting for these is discussed.

FAC 211304     Financial Accounting

This subject prepares students to develop their ability in preparing and analyzing the financial statements of public corporations. Topics include an overview of corporate financial reporting, transaction analysis, and accounting entries; double-entry accounting systems; merchandising and inventory; internal control, cash, and receivables; long-lived assets and current liabilities; financial reporting concepts and accounting for partnerships; corporations; long-term liabilities; cash flow statement; investments; and financial statements analysis.

EAPI 211305   EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

This course is designed for the students to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English and it may help them functioning well in the prospective careers. It aims at accurate and fluent communication, extending grammatical, lexical and functional skills in the major.

Therefore, Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree students at university with English proficiency at least pre-intermediate level who wish to prepare themselves and improve their communication skills in business English in order to improve their employment prospects upon their graduation. It teaches basic business skills in English needed to communicate in a variety of different work settings. Essentially, the course introduces and examines various skills in English language under business English context including communication, careers, employment, import-export, marketing, retail, competition, innovation, money/negotiation, market research, investment, and ethics.

Year 2, Semester 2

MAE 211401    Macroeconomics

This course provides an overview of macroeconomic issues: the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed. Important policy debates such as, the sub-prime crisis, social security, the public debt, and international economic issues are critically explored. The course introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the international, regional, and local economies.

BLA211402     Business Law

This subject introduces learners to law in general and application to business specifically, comprehensive study of the law of contracts and the principal and agent relationship.

The main content of this course is aimed at training students to know about the Camdodian legal system, Khmer history, Cambodian modern law in Roman-German legal system, wealthy businessman, traders and properties, obligations of traders, commercial enterprises, commerical units, co-ownership company, and equity affiliates. In addition, it will figure out the structure of Cambodia companies’ branches, foreign trade companies, general rules of commercial contract, special trade contracts, labor laws in the field of businesses, administrative obligations of enterprises, dispute resolutions, and the acknowledgement of any of other types of businesses and companies locally, regionally, and internationally.

SEIII211403    Socio-Economic Issues II

This subject is more advanced to SEII211302 Socio-Economic Issues I

ICD211404       Introduction to community Development

Introduction to Community Development provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of community development. Bringing together leading scholars in the field of community development, the course will follow the curriculum needs in offering a progression from theory to practice, beginning with a theoretical overview, an historical overview, and the approaches to community development (e.g., ecological, interactional, structural-functional; moving to the practice of community development) including technical assistance, action research, evaluation research, the role of local organizations and leadership, and coalitions; and ending with critical issues such as rural development, inner city development, youth in community development, health care, public schools, and sustainable development.

EAPII302405   EAP (English for Academic Purposes)                      

This subject is more advanced to EAPI302305

Year 3, Semester 1

LBL211501      Labour law

This course will strengthen students’ knowledge and practices in the Cambodian Labour Law and working conditions in HR/employee management. Understanding how the Cambodian Labour Law works in relation to a company or an organization as a whole to ensure that students will meet the minimum requirements.

In addition, the study on labor law is an important contribution to facilitate students to take all kind of national codes of conduct for grated such as national constitution, convention, laws, regulations, decrees, sub-degree, Prakas, directive and information which are necessary for ensuring the implementation and actions related to the jobs of the private sectors, including the role of employers and employees in working performance and the accountabilities to the law.

ENT211502      Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses. In economics, entrepreneurship combined with land, labor, natural resources and capital can produce profit. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk-taking, and is an essential part of a nation's ability to succeed in an ever changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace.

This course is designed to help students evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students will learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives. Students will also be introduced to entrepreneurship from an economic perspective and the concepts of environmentally sustainable practices and social entrepreneurship.

CCM211503    Cross Culture Management

This course is designed to convey the major principles relating to management across cultural and national boundaries. It focuses on interpersonal approaches between people of different cultures in work settings as opposed to a country specific approach. That is, the approach is used to understand the effect of culture in a way that can then be applied to a wide variety of cross-cultural interactions in a number of organisational context. Participants will interact, examine concepts, cases to increase awareness, and understanding concerning the influence of culture on management and management practices.

Students will benefit from basic and advanced knowledge of management and organisational behavioural concepts. Before attempting this course, students are advised that it is important to complete the appropriate prerequisite course(s) listed on the front of this course profile. No responsibility will be accepted by the School of Business, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or the University of Queensland for poor student performance occurring in courses where the appropriate prerequisite(s) has/have not been completed, for any reason whatsoever.

ECD211504     Economic Development

The course deals with the principal issues of economic development, with the objective of preparing students for advanced study and policy-oriented research in this subject area.  Emphasis will be on economy-wide aspects of economic development, with special references to international dimensions of national development policy making.  The basic approach is to present the relevant theory, examine the empirical validity of alternative models and draw out their policy implications.  Major policy issues are discussed with illustrations from actual experiences in selected developing countries.  As an integral part of the course, an attempt will be made to train students to collect and interpret data on developing economies. The course is intended for students in the Master of International and Development Economics or the Master of Public Policy.

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the wide-ranging policy issues and theories in development economics. On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate economic problems of developing countries and to effectively participate in the contemporary policy debate on development priorities and policy reforms in these countries.  It is hoped that the course will help students in defining topics for their doctoral research.

ESAP302505   ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purposes)

Since English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) is concerned with the specific needs of students in particular disciplines, the course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the students majoring in any skill in Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism and Faculty of Social Science and Economics at Asia Euro University. In its specification, ESAP consists of reading, vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening and writing relevant to those majors of the faculties. Indeed, the course aims at qualifying students in these faculties the English proficiency in their prospective careers. Therefore, with ESAP successful completion, students whose majors are non-English instructed will be able to use English language independently and effectively.

Year 3, Semester 2

PFI 211601       Public Finance

Public Finance is the study of the role of the government’s economy. It is the branch economics which assesses the government revenue and revenue and government expenditure of the public authorities and the adjustment of one or the other to achieve the desirable effects and avoid undesirable ones. In addition, the course covers the process of national budget planning, income-expenditure management, procurement processes (international procurement), and local procedure procurement (it is the assurance of the advanced petty cashed budget which is not the program of the advanced petty cashed budget of the revenue petty budget, etc.). Therefore, the course is designed to enable students the abilities to discuss the criteria for evaluating market based and government based solutions to society’s needs and wants; evaluate current policies in Cambodia related to education, health care, insurance, and poverty; and discuss issues relating to the supply of public goods in a multilevel system of government.

HRM 211602   Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is provided to the major in order to acquaint students the awareness of formalized systems devised for the managing of people within an institution. In fact, the course features three major areas: recruitment, compensation and benefits for employees, defining and designing jobs, and working-performance appraisal. Essentially, the purpose of HRM is to increase the productivity of an institution by optimizing the efficiency of its staffs. This mandate is unlikely to change in any fundamental way, despite the ever-increasing pace of change in the business world. The basic mission of human resources will always be to acquire, develop, and retain talent that align the workforce with the business and be an excellent contributor to the business.

ECG211603     Economic Growth

This subject focuses on an increase in the capacity of an economy to produce goods and services, compared from one period of time to another. It can be measured in nominal or real terms, the latter of which is adjusted for inflation. Traditionally, aggregate economic growth is measured in terms of gross national product (GNP) or gross domestic product (GDP), although alternative metrics are sometimes used.

The course will present students with the basic theories and empirical evidence on economic growth and national development – processes that affect each other as they influence our lives on the extensive (quantified growth) and intensive (quality of life) margins, respectively… It will cover conventional economic theories of growth (from Solow to endogenous growth theory), the role of institutions (from culture to governance), and review empirical evidence related to growth and development in nations over the past thousand years.

HUR211604     Human Right

What are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Indeed, the course provides an introduction to basic human rights philosophy, principles, instruments and institutions, and also an overview of current issues and debates in the field with focus on the problems specific to Cambodia.

This course aims to explore some aspects of the diverse and increasingly complex body of international law of human rights that has both national and international application. The course also seeks to analyze the ways in which allegations of human rights violations are dealt with in the Cambodian courts and the impact of human rights discourse on international politics and relations.

SRM211605     Social Research Method

This subject will enable students to identify and apply appropriate research methodologies in order to plan, conduct and evaluate basic research ranging from their communities to a society as a whole. Among topics discussed ranges from the introduction to research methodology and developing research proposal.

Students will have opportunities to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Students will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field or interests and determine how research findings are useful in forming their understanding of their work, social, local and global environment.

Year 4, Semester 1

PRM211701     Project Management

This course guides students through fundamental concepts of project management and behavioral skills needed to successfully launch, lead, and realize benefits from projects in profit and nonprofit organizations. Successful project managers skillfully manage their resources, schedules, risks, and scope to produce a desired outcome. In this course, students explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and class exercises. A key and often overlooked challenge for project managers is the ability to manage without influence—to gain the support of stakeholders and access to resources not directly under their control. Special attention is given to critical success factors required to overcome resistance to change. The course will review causes of project failure and how to mitigate risks through proper planning in the early phases of a new initiative.

This course focuses on project management methodology that will allow students to initiate and manage projects efficiently and effectively. Students will learn key project management skills and strategies, and they will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through their prospective careers.

CAE211702     Cambodian Eco Analysis

“Let's forget the dark days of civil conflicts, Cambodia must stand up.” It seems like a message from experts, government officials, and many international business leaders.

Following more than two decades of strong economic growth, Cambodia has attained the lower middle-income status as of 2015, with gross national income (GNI) per capita reaching US$1,070. Driven by garment and tourism exports, Cambodia has sustained an average growth rate of 7.6 percent in 1994-2015, ranking sixth in the world. According to preliminary estimates, economic growth slightly eased to 6.9 percent in 2016, compared to 7 percent in 2015. However, it is expected to remain strong over the next two years as recovering tourism activity coupled with fiscal expansion compensate for some moderation in garment exports and construction growth.

The Cambodian Eco Analysis course focuses on how eleven key strengths of the Cambodian Market, three key challenges, and seven key reforms at a glance that have been analyzed as the indicators to make its economy strong for the past more than two decades and will sustain its growth within the upcoming years.

EFA211703      Economic for Agriculture

Economic for Agriculture is about agricultural and resource economics that addresses the economic and policy issues associated with agricultural production, marketing and resource use. Agricultural production and cost economics, farm management economics, agricultural marketing economics and agricultural and resource policy analysis are included in the course.

This course introduces basic economic principles and analytic tools and applies them to the analysis of decision making and marketing and policy issues in the agricultural sector. The course is designed to familiarise students working in related disciplines (agricultural science, agribusiness and other disciplines) with these fundamental concepts and their use and relevance in their chosen disciplines. The course provides the basis for further specialised study in applied economics areas.

PSD211704      Poverty & Sustainable Development

This course explores the crucial link between poverty and sustainable development. Sustainable development has emerged as the global norm and dominant approach to reconcile the goals of economic development, environmental quality and social equity. Poverty is general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic, and political elements. The course discusses the contested nature of both these concepts, and investigates how both are combined in local, national, regional and international policy-making about environment and development challenges such as poverty, global inequalities, loss of biodiversity, deterioration of global eco-systems, and the threat of climate change to human societies. Contemporary ecological problems and crises are predominantly a result of ineffective governance.

Thus the main purpose of the course is to examine the ways in which state, private sector and civil society interact on national and international levels to address environment and development issues through better governance models and frameworks of sustainability. Major issues and concepts covered in the course include: policy making and policy analysis; "good governance" and international development; urban governance and sustainability; reflexive governance and learning; gender and governance; governance of ecological conflicts and disasters; e-governance and sustainability; and global ecological governance in particular in regard to climate change. These issues are explored through case studies from Australia and various other regions of the world.

CTP211705      Cooperative: Theories & Practices

Cooperative: Theories & Practices is about history of cooperation/mutual aid among people and different forms of economic institutions, which appears through human history, and important personalities in the development of cooperatives. Emergence of early cooperatives in western Europe, early cooperative efforts in other selected countries. Nature and objectives of cooperative enterprise: principles and characteristics of the cooperatives-definition, aim and differences between cooperatives and other forms of enterprises- the dual characters of the cooperative, cooperative and economic system-problems and obstacles in the development of cooperatives and solutions proposed.

This course focuses on the application of cooperative learning in community settings and workplaces. Topics include theory and research, teacher’s roles, essential components that make cooperation work, teaching social skills, assessment procedures, and collegial teams. Group dynamics in cooperative learning is also considered.

Year 4, Semester 2

ECM211801    Economic Environment

Economic Environment covers wide ranging topics from forestry on the land, to fisheries in the ocean, up to the air pollution and further more incorporating the whole earth system in the studies of climate change. The course will focus on limited topics within the chapters and apply economic theories to explain the root of the problems. Also, the course allows students to conduct a careful study of the analysis of environmental policies which includes cost-benefit analysis and pollution permit trading.

The goal of this course is to orient students with topics in economic environment, the analytical techniques that policy makers adopt and the general problem solving skills. Student will be able to analyze basic environmental issues with economic methods and tools while strengthening team working and research skills at the end of the course.

GGO211802    Good Governance

This course is designed to inform and stimulate discussion on issues of ethics and social responsibility encountered in the business setting. The materials covered are intended to allow students to recognize and manage ethical and social responsibility issues as they arise, and to help them formulate their own standards of integrity and professionalism.

The overall course objectives are to increase the awareness on the ethical dimension of business conduct; contribute insight into the professional standards and the responsibilities of business students in future careers; develop analytical skills for identifying and resolving ethical and social responsibility issues in business; and practice making decision connected to ethical and social responsibility issues in a business environment.

COL211803     Community Leadership

The Community Leadership course combines action-learning and reflection; it places value on the experience of participants and creates a safe space for everyone to work with their own community. The experiential learning is embedded in reflection as the foundation for purposeful learning and improved action – individuals have an opportunity to reflect on their own leadership practice in the context of peer support. Participants are introduced to challenging ways of developing their confidence, willingness and competence to work with their own power as well as understanding their leadership roles as facilitators of change and agents of transformation in community.

The course will involve students in field experiences in community agencies and help them reflect on the meanings of community, service, and leadership as they work in those agencies. The goal of the course is to bring students to a deeper understanding of their role as servant leaders in the communities they not only find themselves living and working in but also those they wish to affect in humane ways.

CMGT211804Cooperative Management

The cooperative management is about planning and administration in production, marketing, credit, purchasing, services, including office administration of cooperatives. Relationship among cooperative committee, managerial staff and members, public relation, services and information are also included.

The course aims at strengthening the partnership between the client and the cooperatives in its supply chain, so that the cooperatives will be stronger and better able to serve their members and communities.

APS211805      Applied Statistics (SPSS)

Applied Statistics (SPSS) is a software package used for conducting statistical analyses, manipulating data, and generating tables and graphs that summarize data. Statistical analyses range from basic descriptive statistics, such as averages and frequencies, to advanced inferential statistics, such as regression models, analysis of variance, and factor analysis. SPSS also contains several tools for manipulating data, including functions for recoding data and computing new variables as well as merging and aggregating datasets. Applied Statistics (SPSS) also has a number of ways to summarize and display data in the form of tables and graphs.

The course is designed to provide an intensive introduction to the latest version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), now known as IBM SPSS Statistics. SPSS is a user-friendly Windows-based statistical software and a powerful and versatile tool for data analysis. The training combines lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions and involves an analysis of a subset of a large dataset.

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