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.
Description: Focuses on the ways economics and politics influence the fate of energy technologies, business models, and policies around the world. Extends fundamental concepts in the social sciences to case studies and simulations that illustrate how corporate, government, and individual decisions shape energy and environmental outcomes. In a final project, students apply the concepts to assess the prospects for an energy innovation to scale and advance sustainability goals in a particular regional market.
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.
Description: The objective of the Global Business of AI & Robotics (GBAIR) course is to analytically investigate where the near term opportunities and challenges lie for the commercialization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics around the world. This course will be rooted in the business school but will be cross-disciplined; we openly welcome non-Sloan students. No technical background is necessary. There will be a balance of frameworks, external speakers and projects but the success of the course depends on strong student participation.
Description: Democracy thrives on an informed public, and it fails when propaganda distorts truth and people lose faith in institutions of information and governance. It also fails when people feel humiliated and motivated by bias instead of reason. Over the past year we have seen a rise to prominence of new sources of public information as well as new techniques for organizing and mobilizing political action. This seminar will consider recent social, behavioral, and political analysis with the goal of creating a new set of grassroots tools and applications to enable diverse populations to become politically active mobilizers, which we will do as class projects. There are 469 congressional (House and Senate) elections in 2018 occurring throughout the US; if we are successful in this seminar, we will help ensure that these results reflect the true will of the people. And we will learn the dynamics of public opinion and action in 2017. This seminar will meet in two parts. We will have weekly 5:30 - 7PM dinner discussions with periodic invited guest speakers, and a project unit where groups will design and build test viral organizing apps. Students can sign up for the dinners and/or the project component (additional credit). There will be tutorial and demonstration sessions for projects.
Target audience: graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The project teams will be hands-on and cross-functional using tools developed at the Media Lab.