The course provides students with an introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to successfully commercialize new ideas determine the suitability of starting and running a business of their choice. Entrepreneurship is about more than just starting a business. It is also about identifying good opportunities and then creating, communicating, and capturing value from those opportunities. This includes innovation in corporate and non- profit settings. Emphasis will be placed on the setting of new venture formation. This course will provide experiential learning opportunities for you to develop real skills in analyzing business opportunities, and articulating these opportunities in multiple formats (video, live and written). Upon completion, the student must have awareness of the basic problems of pursuing a business opportunity and be able to demonstrate the planning process of a business start-up.
The International Management course focuses on opportunities and challenges created by globalization. It examines cross-cultural and management issues related to management in an international marketplace. The course provides a better understanding of the international environment challenges and its Focus is placed on the analysis of country differences in political economy and political risks as well as cultural and social heterogeneities. It enables students to better analyze and understand the opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding their activities internationally and when dealing with international competitors in their home markets. Special attention is placed upon different tools and analytic competences available to the different specialized managerial roles when competing internationally.
Seminar in Strategic Management
The course is designed to provide a broad foundation in strategic management research. It begins with an introduction to the core concepts of strategy and the various factors that may influence performance. Then we will briefly cover a number of topics that are central to research in strategic management. The goal of the course is to get students familiar with the important theoretical perspectives and interesting phenomena, and to generate original research ideas in the field of strategic management. The seminar focuses on macro (economic and sociological) perspectives towards strategy, entrepreneurship, strategy implementation and evaluation, international business and technology management. The course covers several topics, which include the resource-based view of the firm, industry evolution and dynamics, strategy-related theories of the firm, and diversification and vertical integration, as well as specific areas such as technology management and information and agency.
Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
The seminar focuses on exploring ethics and responsibility in the context of commerce and profit and the role of the corporations in the larger society and the role of the individual in the corporation. It examines a range of ethical and social performance issues and challenges that managers can confront. The course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the role of business in society, with a focus on questions of legitimacy, government regulation, ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder management, corporate culture, and the role of management in a changing environment. It offers the most recent approaches to corporate social responsibility and a broad range of alternative applied ethics theories in support to managerial and professional decision making. The course will be based on the analysis and discussion in class of case studies concerning the most controversial corporate scandals.
Managing Organizational Design and Change
The course provides students with a conceptual framework addressing the strategic importance of managing change and organization development in various agencies, human service organizations, community organizations and other settings. This course increases students understanding of dealing with and managing multiple aspects of organizational change. It enables students to develop different approaches and responses to organizational change from a human and process perspective. The course readings are aimed at expanding awareness and knowledge of multiple issues associated with change. The course aimed at skill building in ways that are related to students own organizational settings. Students will learn key skills for overcoming resistance to change in times of uncertainty, and for facilitating the transition process.
Leadership Research and Development
This course will develop your understanding of and ability to practice senior management and leadership competencies. It uses ‘Intelligent Career Theory’ as a guiding principle which will be adapted to understand the ‘knowing why, knowing how and knowing who’ of management and leadership skills development.
Research Methodology & Business Reporting
The first part of this course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for business research. It introduces the processes for developing research and considering different research designs and approaches together with statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation. The second part of the course teaches students how to report and present research findings using computer technologies and other presentation aids.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.