Program

FIRST SEMESTER 

Business Strategy

When: May 5 - 6, 2017

What: This course deals with the overall management of the business enterprise and the need to identify and evaluate alternative paths to determine direction, sustainability, and competitiveness. Topics include the identification and evaluation of strategies; assessing industry attractiveness; evaluating the firm’s capabilities, resources, and position; determining the optimal horizontal and vertical scope of the firm; entering into strategic alliances and joint ventures; and formulating and implementing strategy in multi-business organizations.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

Innovation and Design

When: May 13, 2017

What: This Master class engages students in understanding the importance of innovation and the principles of creating and sustaining a culture of innovation at contemporary companies. Given the dynamic changes across many industries and the rapid advance of new companies that lead to disruption of existing business models, innovation is becoming an ongoing need rather than a phenomena applicable to exclusive situations. Using contemporary techniques for understanding business problems, and designing solutions, the course will engage students in experiencing a process of designing an innovative solution to a real problem.

Duration: This is a one-day Master class

Organizational Design and Management

When: June 1 - 2, 2017

What: This course provides participants with in-depth knowledge about the essence, functions, and styles of management. It also touches on organizational effectiveness by examining the role of executive leadership, information processing, organizational learning, cross-cultural differences, management innovation and organizational culture. The course offers a global picture of organizational management, organizational structures, and organizational life cycles.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

Business Law

When: June 23 -24, 2017

What: This course provides a perspective on the legal environment and issues that companies and their executives are facing from day one starting the business until it is wind-up. Topics include general corporate law (company set-up, M&A, various exit strategies); corporate governance (one-tier/two-tier management systems; special rules for listed companies) and other common issues encountered as part of running a business (employment law; IP law; commercial litigation/arbitration). The course will ensure good understanding of key concepts of contractual relationship with focus on international law, potential issues to keep in mind when entering into contracts and outcomes in case of breach. Special emphasis will be placed on privacy and data protection. It will explain the principles behind data protection rules, what regulations exist on EU and national level, how they correspond to similar regulations around the world and why the EU - US Privacy Shield was needed.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

When: May 26 - 27, 2017

What: Key topics include introduction to finance, financial markets, financial decision making, time value for money, financial statements. The enhanced format offers an interactive approach that will engage participants in practicing financial thinking and decision making (for example a basic format will simply introduce participants to a financial statement while an enhanced format will engage them in reading and understanding it).

Duration: Enhanced format: one module of approx. 15 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-5 hours.

SECOND SEMESTER

Marketing Management

What: This course offers an overview of marketing as a strategic function in the organization. It exposes participants to the contemporary thinking about marketing in the context of the current global marketplace. Focus is placed on developing understanding about frameworks and tools that can be applied to different contexts to produce relevant market insights and relevant tactics. Value creation is analyzed from the perspective of the company, customers and market collaborators.

Duration: This is a one-day Master class

Leadership and Positive Psychology

What: Enhance soft skills as well as capacity in leadership with this course. Topics include: Leadership, Change, Communication for the diverse global workplace/work environment/Best self, Happiness. Emphasis can be placed on each one of them. Please see more detailed descriptions below.

Leadership: authentic leadership, bringing best self forward to inspire and empower others, serving/leading a greater cause/organization for lasting success.

Change: how to create lasting change/transformation, anatomy of change, how to stick with New Years resolutions, self-concordant goals, creating lasting habits.

Communication for the diverse global workplace/work environment: improving relationships for growth, appreciation, openness, positivity resonance, character strengths.

Side effect: Better relation-ships make us happier, healthier and smarter. Best self, explore character strengths, build resilience, elevate best potential - for healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. 

Happiness: holistic approach to improving life and work satisfaction.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

Negotiations

What: This course will explore how current approaches to negotiation strategy and tactics are used, what negotiation entails, types of negotiation relationships that exist from hard bargain to win-win, to fully partnered relationships and personal ones. The course explores the personal and behavioral characteristics of an effective negotiator. Participants will be engaged in discussing how empowerment, power, and authority affect the negotiation process and outcome. Topics include how important it is to plan and prepare for a negotiation session.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

Operations Management

What: This course provides participants with in-depth knowledge about the essence, functions, and styles of In today’s customer-focused marketplace supply chain management has become the key to competitive advantage. In this course participants learn to understand the details of daily business operations, the principles of operations management that are useful in both the service and manufacturing sectors. The topics covered include logistics, supply chain management and the role of the Internet in business process re-engineering, inventory control, material resource planning and forecasting, enterprise planning solutions and total quality management.

Duration: One module of approx. 10 hours, plus individual take-home work of 2-3 hours.

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