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Special Topics for Spring 2018
Announcing Spring 2018 EL-550 International Practicum Course & Study Tour
This special topics course offers the MBA student the opportunity to investigate several aspects of doing business internationally. It utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach (Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance) with a focus on Peru. It is designed so that it can benefit students in any MBA concentration. The course involves a mandatory week-long study tour to Peru from May 4-12, 2018.
The course has the same number of contact hours as a regular MBA class. It will meet once a week (four times) prior to the multi-day study tour, and will then meet four more times more upon returning to the U.S. Two Management/Marketing modules will be scheduled before the trip and the remaining two will be scheduled after the trip. The same will apply to the Accounting and Finance modules. The course will be co-taught by an Accounting and Finance instructor and a Management and Marketing instructor.
The Accounting and Finance portion will address the following topics:
- International Finance including equities, debt and currency issues.
- International Accounting including financial and tax reporting.
- International Law including international trade and contract issues.
A combination of guest lecturers and class discussions focused on current industry issues and reports will be used in the Accounting and Finance modules.
The Management and Marketing portion will address the following topics (among others):
- International Management and Marketing basics
- Global Competency
- Global Business Ethics
- Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
- South America (PELT analysis; doing business in that region) – implications for Management
- Peru (PELT analysis; cultural and business etiquette in the chosen country) – implications for Marketing
- Industry/Company analyses
A combination of lecture, class discussion, case studies, and class presentations will be used in the Management and Market modules.
MG-520 • Leadership & the Executive Mind
Center Valley, Saturdays (April 14, 21, 18, May 12, June 2 and 16 from 9:00am - 4:30pm)
This course is an introduction to the inner resources of the mind and personality for vision, leadership and performance, and the systematic methods of developing these resources into practical skills. The course will include a study of the structure and functions of the mind, the innate skills of the mind (concentration, physical and mental balance, imagination, will intuition, reasoning, instinct) relative to personal performance and the development of the personal skills of leadership. Emphasis will be given to the application of inner resources to creative problem solving, enhanced clarity of thought, and effective communication. Emphasis will also be placed on actual skills development in self-management and students will be expected to develop a degree of competency in these skills.
SU-501 • Foundations of Supply Chain Management
Center Valley, Wednesdays
This course is an introduction/overview of the fundamentals of supply chain management. It is designed for those who have an understanding of business essentials and want a summary review of how the elements of supply chain management fit together. Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities so that products are distributed to global customers in the right quantity and at the right time. Key issues associated with the design and management supply chains, modern roles of sourcing, logistics, operation, and sales, and establishing intra- and inter-firm cooperation and strategic alliances across complex, global supply chains will be introduced and discussed.
SU-505 • Value Chain Operations and Quality Management
This course provides students with a systemic and strategic approach to quality management with emphasis on process improvement tools and methodologies. The course is designed to expose students to the integral elements of a total quality management system within both manufacturing and service organizations. Pre-requisite: SU-501.