Courses and Programs for Academic Year 2015Expand all

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Description: Design and execution of human resource management strategies. Two central themes: How to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing the organization's human assets, and what really needs to be done to implement these policies and to achieve competitive advantage. Adopts the perspective of a general manager and addresses human resource topics (including reward systems, performance management, high-performance human resource systems, training and development, recruitment, retention, equal employment opportunity laws, work-force diversity, and union-management relationships) from a strategic perspective.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Pamela Stepp
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Description: Provides understanding of the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. Designed for relevance to the broad spectrum of bargaining problems faced by the manager and professional. Allows students an opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasizes simulations, exercises, role playing, and cases. Undergraduates may register for this subject provided they are ready to participate with the intensity expected for a grad H-level subject

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • John Richardson
  • Ofer Sharone
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Description: Critical analysis of liberal, neoclassical, and Marxist perspectives on modern society. Alternative theories of economic growth, historical change, the state, classes, and ideology.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Suzanne Berger
  • Michael Piore
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Description: Group study of current topics related to industrial relations and human resource management.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Paul Osterman
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Description: Provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their coursework and experiences in sustainability. Involves deep intellectual exploration of fundamental debates in sustainability through classic and current readings that are essential for working in the field. Students link ideas to practice through an analysis of the industry they plan to enter after graduation.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Matthew Amengual
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Description: Develops a pragmatic, action-oriented approach to sustainability: the alignment between healthy businesses, healthy environments, healthy societies, and an economy that meets human needs. In-class simulations and role-playing provide a robust foundation for understanding sustainability challenges. Cases analyze innovative strategies for sustainable businesses and organizations. Class discussions explore how sustainability is changing existing business models and market structures, how to develop sustainable management practices, and how firms can implement those practices successfully.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Matthew Amengual
  • Jason Jay
  • John Sterman
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Description: Provides students with the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories, and tools of sustainability by working with a host organization on a real management project during the semester. Classroom lectures and simulations complement project work to give greater depth in techniques for managing sustainability. Topics include start-up dynamics, certification programs, evaluating the environmental impact of products and services, and leveraging consumers to advance sustainability.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Matthew Amengual
  • Jason Jay
  • John Sterman
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Description: Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.

Professor(s) who recently taught this course:

  • Roberto Rigobon
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PhD: Institute for Work and Employment Research

http://mitsloan.mit.edu/phd/iwer.php

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