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Management

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MOB7525 Chile/Peru: Analyzing Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Latin America 3 credit off-shore elective This course focuses on approaches and opportunities for starting and growing entrepreneurial businesses in Chile and Peru. We will study the characteristics influencing entrepreneurship in Chile and Peru, and draw some conclusions about the similarities and differences across countries and firms. Upon completing this course, you will have a better understanding about the unique elements associated with starting a new venture in Chile and Peru. This course provides an overview of the mindsets, methods, and managerial activities necessary to understand the entrepreneurial process in Peru and Chile, in particular the process of detecting and understanding entrepreneurial opportunities in Latin American countries. A key element of the course are visits to a number of entrepreneurial firms in Chile and Peru and the presentations by top level entrepreneurs, academics and government officials. An optional extension of travel is planned to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Additional details of which will be provided at the course information session.

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F2F Meeting Dates - April 24th & 25th

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BL GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MOB7559 Global Strategic Management Blended Learning MBA electives will open up to Non-Blended Learning MBA students on March 12th at noon F2F Meeting Dates- Saturday, June 6 and Wednesday July 1 This course is intended as a strategy elective for students who are in the second half of their program. It is also the only required (or capstone) course for those who seek a global concentration. The course aims at understanding the development and implementation of broad global strategies by businesses. The course expands students' strategic thinking and combines it with a global perspective. The strategic elements include business systems analysis, competitive strategies, key success factors, and strategic imperatives. Looks at a number of issues relevant to international business such as global opportunity analysis, market(s) selection, assessing international competitors, selecting generic or complex global strategies, geographic priority setting, resource allocation across geographies and products, global functional strategies, and organizational implications. Students learn to develop global strategies, paying attention to their implementation through organizational innovations such as fostering a global mindset within the organization and using global strategic alliances. Teaching is discussion driven and involves case analysis. Prerequisites: Evening: MOB7000 or MOB8400 or MOB7202 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or MOB7202 Two Year: MBA7320 or MOB7301 or MOB7202

BL GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

F2F Meeting Dates: Friday, January 23rd and Saturday, February 21st. MOB7559 Global Strategic Management This course is intended as a strategy elective for students who are in the second half of their program. It is also the only required (or capstone) course for those who seek a global concentration. The course aims at understanding the development and implementation of broad global strategies by businesses. The course expands students' strategic thinking and combines it with a global perspective. The strategic elements include business systems analysis, competitive strategies, key success factors, and strategic imperatives. Looks at a number of issues relevant to international business such as global opportunity analysis, market(s) selection, assessing international competitors, selecting generic or complex global strategies, geographic priority setting, resource allocation across geographies and products, global functional strategies, and organizational implications. Students learn to develop global strategies, paying attention to their implementation through organizational innovations such as fostering a global mindset within the organization and using global strategic alliances. Teaching is discussion driven and involves case analysis. Prerequisites: Evening: MOB7000 or MOB8400 or MOB7202 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or MOB7202 Two Year: MBA7320 or MOB7301 or MOB7202

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MOB7511 (formerly MOB7120) Negotiations Blended Learning MBA electives will open up to Non-Blended Learning MBA students on March 12th at noon. F2F Meeting Dates- Saturday, June 6 and Wednesday, July 1 Explores formal and informal ways that managers negotiate differences. Treats negotiation with peers, supervisors, subordinates, suppliers, customers, outside agencies, and others as a core managerial process. Examines research and concepts developed in a number of academic fields, and looks closely at personal skills and experiences. Requires intense involvement in negotiation simulation exercises, and thoughtful application of theory and research. Prerequisites: Evening: (MBA8500 or MOB7010) or MOB7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or MOB7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or MOB7303 or MOB7200 This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer first and second sessions

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F2F Meeting Dates December 5th and December 6th MOB7200 Creating and Leading Effective Organizations Creating and Leading Effective Organizations (CLEO) - This course studies the core issues of entrepreneurial leadership: how to get things done when you can’t give orders, how to develop influence and build effective teams and organizations, and how to design and implement management structures and processes for high performance. There will be opportunity for practicing influence, stakeholder analysis and action planning skills.

BL1 MANAGING TALENT YOUR OWN AND OTHERS

BL1 MANAGING TALENT YOUR OWN AND OTHERS

F2F Meeting Dates: February 20th and February 21st

BL1 NEGOTIATIONS

Required F2F dates: Saturday, November 22nd and Friday, December 19th. Non-Blended Learning students will be able to add this class beginning on July 21st, provided there is space and prereqs, if any, are met. All non-Blended Learning students will be required to complete the Blended Learning Business and Social Communications pre-work by the first day of the course. Contact gradprograms@babson.edu to be added to the required pre-work. MOB7511 (formerly MOB7120) Negotiations Explores formal and informal ways that managers negotiate differences. Treats negotiation with peers, supervisors, subordinates, suppliers, customers, outside agencies, and others as a core managerial process. Examines research and concepts developed in a number of academic fields, and looks closely at personal skills and experiences. Requires intense involvement in negotiation simulation exercises, and thoughtful application of theory and research. Prerequisites: Evening: (MBA8500 or MOB7010) or MOB7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or MOB7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or MOB7303 or MOB7200 This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer first and second sessions

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BL1 STRATEGY

Face-to-Face Dates: April 24th & 25th MOB7202 | STRATEGY 2 credits This course focuses on strategic and competitive analysis to enable entrepreneurial action. How should we position our business strategically to compete effectively? What sources of competitive advantage can we create, exploit and sustain? What capabilities do we need to launch the business, grow the business, and adapt successfully to changes in the environment? Students will need to demonstrate that they can write coherently about strategic developments and options.

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F2F Meeting Dates December 5th and December 6th MOB7200 Creating and Leading Effective Organizations Creating and Leading Effective Organizations (CLEO) - This course studies the core issues of entrepreneurial leadership: how to get things done when you can’t give orders, how to develop influence and build effective teams and organizations, and how to design and implement management structures and processes for high performance. There will be opportunity for practicing influence, stakeholder analysis and action planning skills.

BL2 MANAGING TALENT YOUR OWN AND OTHERS

F2F Meeting Dates: February 20th and February 21st

BL2 STRATEGY

Face-to-Face Dates: April 24th & 25th MOB7202 | STRATEGY 2 credits This course focuses on strategic and competitive analysis to enable entrepreneurial action. How should we position our business strategically to compete effectively? What sources of competitive advantage can we create, exploit and sustain? What capabilities do we need to launch the business, grow the business, and adapt successfully to changes in the environment? Students will need to demonstrate that they can write coherently about strategic developments and options.

BOS CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

MOB7200 Creating and Leading Effective Organizations Creating and Leading Effective Organizations (CLEO) - This course studies the core issues of entrepreneurial leadership: how to get things done when you can’t give orders, how to develop influence and build effective teams and organizations, and how to design and implement management structures and processes for high performance. There will be opportunity for practicing influence, stakeholder analysis and action planning skills. MOB7200 will meet for 7 face-to-face sessions, plus a 3 hour online session, and an integrated session with EPS7200 and ACC7200 held on Saturday, December 13, 2014. MOB7200 is part of Cluster A and must be taken with EPS7200 and ACC7200 during the same semester unless otherwise waived from the course through completion of old core courses, advanced standing credit, or passing a waiver exam. All of the courses in Cluster A must be taken at the same location. MOB7200 is a prerequisite for Cluster F MOB7202 and MBA7201. MOB7200 is equivalent to MOB7010 Organizational Behavior or MBA8500 Leading Dynamic Organizations in the Info Age.

CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

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