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FNCE 640 Financial Management

A course focusing on the investing and financing activities of a corporation. Topics covered include the concept and application of risk, return, and value; cost of capital and capital budgeting; working capital management; capital structure; and international aspects of financial management.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MBA/ MSA

This course may also be taken by

  • Business professionals for continuing education
  • Business professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credits

TIME INVESTMENT

You are encouraged to invest enough time in this course. Number of hours are relative for each person. Remember the philosophy: “If you do not understand the financial concept, you can not compute. If you can not compute, you can not come up with workable alternatives. If you can not come up with workable alternatives, you can not make a sound financial decision.”

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students would have:

  1. An idea of what financial management functions are.
  2. When you have comprehended the functions, you are capable of evaluating financing, investing and operating financial alternatives.
  3. At the end of the course, a student may be able to compute, alternatively design financial strategies, and make a sound financial decision. Hopefully, by the grace of the Lord.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Overview of Financial Management

Week 2

Valuation

Week 3

Short-term Financial Strategy

Week 4

Long Term Financial Strategy          

Week 5

Capital Budgeting Analysis

Week 6

Equity Financing Strategy

Week 7

Debt- Related Financing Strategy  

Week 8

Financial Risk Strategy

Week 9

Financial Management of the Sinking Funds

      

 

FACILITATOR/DEVELOPER

Eric Nasution, PhD

Prof. Eric J. Nasution, an emeritus finance professor, is currently serving in the AIIAS Graduate School – Business Department nurturing and teaching all financial courses. He has a more than 20 years finance and banking experience, and around 34 years of academic experience (mostly in the graduate school).  

 

 

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PHNU 640 Public Health Nutrition

A study of the principles of nutritional science and their application to the health of the public throughout the life cycle. This course also examines nutrition intervention programs for the prevention and control of nutrition-related diseases. Field experience.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MPH (Emphases: Health Promotion and Nutrition)

This course may also be taken by

  • Health promoters for continuing education
  • Health promoters as a non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 3 hours per day

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

Cognitive

  1. Explain public health nutrition in terms of its philosophy, goals, concepts, and scope.
  2. Discuss the ecological and world challenges in public health nutrition.
  3. Identify nutrition programs and policies that has proven successful in improving the nutritional health of the public at local and international levels.
  4. Describe the special nutritional needs of each age group throughout the life cycle.

Procedural

  1. Apply principles of assessment in determining the nutritional needs of a community.
  2. Conduct a research on the effects of PHN to participants in a community level.
  3. Implement a public health nutrition program in a community level.
  4. Apply behavior change theories in the public health nutrition program.
  5. Use mass media communications in the public health nutrition program.

Values

  1. Appreciate the wisdom inherent in God’s dietary plan for humans and the advantages of the Seventh-day Adventist’s diet and lifestyle.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Public Health Nutrition Philosophy, goals, basic concepts, and scope

PHN: World Challenges, Policies, and Programs

Week 2

Community Nutritional Needs and Assessment

Assessment of Target Population’s Resources

Evaluating PHN Programs

Week 3

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation

Week 4

Nutrition in Infancy

Week 5

Nutrition in Childhood

Week 6

Nutrition in Adolescence

Week 7

Nutrition in Adulthood

Week 8

Nutrition in Elderly

      

 

FACILITATOR/DEVELOPER

Chirlynor Ebora-Calbayan, DrPH, RND

Dr. Chirlynor Calbayan is a full time faculty member at AIIAS Public Health Department. She is a registered nutritionist-dietician and holds a doctoral degree in Public Health Major in Preventive Health Care.  Her expertise is on nutrition and risk reduction to lifestyle diseases. Before coming to AIIAS, she served as a health educator, clinical dietician, public health nutritionist, and adjunct professor in different organizations.

 

 

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THST 518 Doctrine of Salvation

A study of the Christian experience of salvation, focusing on the nature and consequences of sin, the meaning and means of salvation, and the relationship between law and grace, justification and sanctification.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • Master of Ministry
  • Master of Divinity

This course may also be taken by

  • Pastors/Teachers for continuing education
  • Pastors/Teachers as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 2-3 hours/day for approximately 2 months

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to:

  1. Understand the importance of the doctrine of salvation in the context of the cosmic Great Controversy between good and evil.
  2. Have the right concept of law, sin, and salvation.
  3. Be aware of the issues related to the relationship between the law and grace.
  4. Comprehend the difference between justification and sanctification.
  5. Realize the uniqueness of Adventist doctrine of salvation.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Introduction to Doctrine of Salvation

Week 2

The Great Controversy and the Plan of Redemption

Week 3

Nature and Function of God’s Moral Law  

Week 4 

Repentance and Justification

Week 5

Conversion (New Birth)

Week 6

Sanctification

Week 7

Glorification

Week 8

Summary and Conclusions

      

 

FACILITATOR/DEVELOPER

 

Kyungho Song, PhD

Dr. Kyungho Song is currently serving as the Chair of Theological-Historical Studies department at AIIAS Theological Seminary. He has been teaching at AIIAS for 22 years as a theology professor. This on-line course has been developed by Himself. Besides this course, he has also developed and taught other online courses such as Distinctive Doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Revelation, Inspiration, and Prophetic Guidance.

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RESM 625 Action Research

Theory, concepts, and practice of action research.  The process is a disciplinary inquiry carried out by and for those practitioners to solve an immediate problem or improve practice. The research procedures include quantitative and qualitative tools.  The participants will produce a action research proposal.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • MAEd (Emphases: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration)

This course may also be taken by:

  • Teachers for continuing education
  • Teachers and missionaries as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

For every hour of class you should expect to spend 3 hours outside of class for the duration of the course.  Typically you would meet 6 hours a week in directed study and would need to spend up to 18 hours studying outside of class.

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. To distinguish the difference between action research and other traditions of research.
  2. To recognize different applications of action research.
  3. Explain the importance of the use of action research.
  4. List the steps in conducting a typical action research study.
  5. Develop an action plan based upon the findings of the study.
  6. Define important action research terms.
  7. Explain the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches to interpreting data.
  8. Develop a research topic request using action research.
  9. Develop a research proposal using action research.

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Introduction to Action Research

Week 2

Overview of the Action Research Process

Week 3

Planning for Action Research

Week 4 

Developing a research plan

Week 5

Collecting Data

Week 6

Analyzing Data

Week 7

Developing an Action Plan

Week 8

Submitting a draft of the Action Research Topic Request

Week 9

Finalizing the Action Research Topic Request


 

FACILITATORS/DEVELOPERS

Rita Henriquez-Green, EdD

Rita Henriquez-Green retired as Professor of Education from the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines December 2018. She was born in Panama and is a citizen of the US. She has worked in a number of international environments. She is a veteran elementary through graduate school teacher, an experienced administrator, an author of a number of publications on teaching and curriculum, a qualitative researcher, curriculum developer, and is active providing consultant services to a wide variety of schools.

William H. Green, PhD

William H. Green retired as Dean of the Graduate School from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in Silang, Philippines in December 2018. He is a native of the United States. He has taught from elementary through graduate school levels. He has been a reading specialist, high school teacher, college and graduate school teacher, chair, and graduate dean in both the US and abroad. He consults widely on a variety of topics including qualitative research, has taught qualitative research for 30 years, and advised well over 100 theses and dissertations.

 
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NTST 560/660 Gospels

A study of the four Gospels, including introductory issues, the theology of each Gospel, analysis and exposition of selected passages, and consideration of the essence of the gospel message for the Church.

Units: 3

WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?

Graduate students:

  • Mmin
  • MDiv

This course may also be taken by

  • Pastors for continuing education
  • Pastors as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit

TIME INVESTMENT

At least 2-3 hours/day for approximately 2 months

 

COURSE GOALS

Upon completion of this course, the students would have:

  • Analyze scholarly views on the origin of the Gospels
  • Determine key theological themes in any Gospel periscope.
  • Effectively analyze and interpret texts in a way that is faithful to the text and builds faith.
  • Appreciate the life and ministry of Jesus.
  • Apply constructively the skills gained in theological discourse. Reflect the character of Jesus Christ

 

TOPICS TO COVER

Week 1

Introduction to the Gospels

Week 2

Synoptic Relations

Week 3

Timeline of the Life of Jesus

Week 4 

The Kingdom of God the Ministry of Jesus

Week 5

Sabbath Controversies in the Gospels

Week 6

The Gospel to the Weak

Week 7

Teaching and Healing in the Gospel of Mark

Week 8

Proclamation and Discipleship

      

 

FACILITATOR

 

Oswell Dzairo, PhD Candidate

Pastor Oswell Dzvairo hails from the country of Zimbabwe, where he served as a Pastor for more than 10 years. He is currently pursuing his PhD in New Testament at AIIAS. I completed his B.A Degree at Solusi University and his Maters in Pastoral Theology at the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya. He and his wife, Alice are blessed with three kids who are currently studying at AIIAS Junior Academy. His interests are in the field of biblical studies, Greek language, New Testament, Christology and other interesting topics in the New testament.

DEVELOPERS

 

Kim Papaioannou, PhD

Dr. Kim Papaioannou has been a seasoned Pastor, educator, administrator in different countries for several years. He is now serving his own country, Greece. His expertise in the field of biblical studies has greatly impacted many Seminary students at AIIAS, where he served to teach for many years.

 

Alfredo G. Agustin Jr., PhD

Dr. Alfredo G. Agustin Jr is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies (FRS) at Asia-Pacific International University (APIU) in Thailand. Prior to that, he served as an associate professor at the Theological Seminary of Adventist International of Advanced Studied (AIIAS) for several years. He comes with more than 25 years of seasoned experience as a field pastor, a university lecturer and an administrator.

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