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Description: Analyzes the causes, effects and policy
responses to major global economic issues. Focuses on financial crises,
beginning with historical examples in emerging markets and building up to
recent crises. Also focuses on current economic debates and challenges facing
countries around the world. Possible topics include unsustainable debt, European
union, aging populations, global warming, inequality and poverty, oil and
commodity markets, international institutions, and the implications of rapid
growth in the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and "frontier"
economies. Some background in international economics recommended.
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Description: Explores international dimensions of strategic
management, and equips students to design strategies and structures that work
effectively in an increasingly complex world economy. Focuses on a range of
industries, from technology-based firms with global roots to emerging market
multinationals. Topics include managing and leveraging big data, social and
peer-to-peer networks, technology, and talent across national borders to
develop capabilities and enhance competitive advantage. Includes a final group
project in which students apply class concepts to evaluate strategic options
for a startup or established global company of their choice. No final exam.
Description: Focuses on the international dimensions of
strategy and organization, and provides a framework for formulating strategies
in an increasingly complex world economy, and for making those strategies work
effectively. Topics include the globalization of industries, the continuing
role of country factors in competition, organization of multinational
enterprises, building global networks, and the changing managerial tasks under
conditions of globalization. Restricted to Sloan Fellows in Innovation and
Description: Examines opportunities and risks firms face in today's global market. Provides conceptual tools for analyzing how governments and social institutions influence economic competition among firms embedded in different national settings. Public policies and institutions that shape competitive outcomes are examined through cases and analytical readings on different companies and industries operating in both developed and emerging markets. Restricted to Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership.
Description: Provides an integrated approach to analyze the economies of China and India through action learning. The classroom portion covers macro issues of China and India, project-related issues and personal and learning reflections. The onsite portion involves working with a host company in China or in India. Students work in teams to tackle a real world business problem with an entrepreneurial Chinese or Indian company and produce a final deliverable for the host company. Students are required to take a mid semester trip during SIP and Spring Break to China or India to work onsite with the host company. Past lab projects have included creating a business plan for fundraising, developing a new market strategy, and crafting financial models; the projects have included both for-profit and NGO projects. Limited to graduate students who participate in China Lab or India Lab.
Description: Examines how new approaches to operations, revenue, marketing, finance, and strategy enable improved health care in resource-limited settings across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Draws on system dynamics, design thinking, and strategic analysis. Explores success and failure in innovative healthcare delivery. Analysis of novel business models draws on case studies, videos, industry reports, research, and guest speakers. Students present their assessments of innovative base-of-the-pyramid health enterprises that aim to do more with less. Students who have not taken at least three management or business classes must apply to the instructor for permission to enroll before the first day of class.
Description: Practical study of the climate for innovation and determinants of entrepreneurial success. Teams of students work with top management in one company to gain experience in running and building a new enterprise. Focuses primarily on start-ups operating in emerging markets. Restricted to graduate students.
Description: Intensive module on the global economy, combining the key perspectives of macroeconomics and global economic strategy. Focuses on the policy and economic environment of firms, as well as on the development of a more international market in products, services, and capital, and how this affects trade and industries. Presents insights into national economic strategies for development, and into the evolving rules and institutions governing the international economic order. Develops an actionable appreciation for managers of the international dimensions of economic policy and strategy in an increasingly complex world economy. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Description: Provides students with the evidence, concepts and models for understanding company performance in a global world and the issues facing executives in the early 21st century. Prepares students to manage effectively in todays interconnected world by understanding this changing environment, principles of global strategy, and the relation between global strategy and organization. Focuses on the specificities of strategy and organization of the multinational company. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Description: Helps students discover and develop new and effective ways of managing and working together across national borders; also helps accelerate development of the context awareness and integrative management skills needed to lead in a globalized world. Involves intensive team engagement with a firm where students integrate their understanding of the relevant global and national economic and institutional contexts, industry dynamics, the firm's strategic position and capabilities, and its management organization and processes to provide the management sponsor with insight and effective recommendations. Includes a week-long site visit for research. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
The MIT Sloan Policy Forum will be holding a discussion between Prof. Simon Johnson (Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute) and Dr. Dan Rodriguez (Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Credit Suisse's Systematic Market Making Group). The theme of the talk will be on the impact of banking regulation on both the financial markets and the wider economy. The event was open for everyone from MIT and the wider public.
About Prof. Simon Johnson:
Prof. Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com (a much cited website on the global economy), a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers, and a member of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the private sector systemic risk council founded and chaired by Sheila Bair in 2012. From March 2007 through the end of August 2008, Prof. Johnson was the International Monetary Fund's Economic Counsellor (chief economist) and Director of its Research Department. He is a co-director of the NBER Africa Project, and works with non-profits and think tanks around the world. He is also a weekly contributor to NYT.com's Economix, is a regular Bloomberg columnist, has a monthly article with Project Syndicate that runs in publications around the world. Simon holds a BA in economics and politics from the University of Oxford, an MA in economics from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in economics from MIT.
About Dr. Dan Rodriguez:
Dr. Dan Rodriguez is a Managing Director with Credit-Suisse who serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the Systematic Market Making Group in the Investment Bank. His focus is on the front-office risk management responsibilities for a global cross-asset class, trading portfolio within Credit-Suisse. His primary responsibilities include the development of portfolio risk limits, daily and intraday monitoring of portfolio risk profiles for the group’s trading desks, as well as, recommending and trading attractively priced relative value hedges to hedge the global portfolio against emerging tail risks. He has over a decade of risk management experience including previous positions with Morgan Stanley reporting to the CRO of the firm, with responsibility for market risk methodology for the Institutional Securities Group. He began his career in financial services in risk management monitoring the risk of the Commodities Division at Morgan Stanley. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member with NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the United States Military Academy.
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