MOB3507 An Irish Journey: Leadership, Collaboration & Innovation in the Creative Ecosystem in Ireland
4 Advanced Management Credits (Elective Abroad)
This course will provide undergraduate students a unique opportunity to experience and examine the current economic, social and political trends in the creative ecosystem in Ireland. We will directly engage and interact with Irish entrepreneurs, business executives, artists, performers, athletes and historians to strive to understand the ways in which creativity and innovation occur, flourish and extend far beyond the boundaries of this relatively small island nation. Our goal will be to immerse ourselves into the creative processes, systems, cultural norms and institutions that have led Ireland to gain the reputation and standing as one of the most innovative economies in the world.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3507
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3523 Building an Inclusive Organization: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace
4 Advanced Management Credits

People in the workplace are constantly interacting with peers, managers, and customers with very different backgrounds and experiences. This course is designed to help students navigate diverse settings more effectively and improve their ability to work within and lead diverse teams and global organizations. It also offers students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking on topics such as identity, relationships across difference, bias, and equality of opportunity in organizations around the world and how they relate to organizational issues of equality of opportunity, inclusion, and effectiveness. Class sessions will be experiential and discussion-based. Readings, self-reflection, guest lectures, case studies, organizational audits, and a team project will also be emphasized.

Prerequisites: (FME1000 and FME1001) or (MOB1010 and EPS1000)

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3523
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3531 Building Your Career: Internship Experience Lab
2 Advanced Management Credits

This course is designed to complement students' career/professional learning and development during an internship by facilitating deliberate observation, reflection and integration of the actual workplace internship experience. Students will complete assignments related to emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, critical thinking, leadership, professionalism, and career management. This will be achieved through readings, assessments, written reflections, group discussions, peer engagement, and supervisor feedback.

This course offers a unique opportunity for students to explore their roles in organizations, while simultaneously building and enhancing their professional competencies. The curriculum is structured to work in lockstep with the students work experience, providing guidance and mentorship to succeed at their internship, explore and assess career readiness, evaluate organizational values and leadership, while developing and practicing professional behavior.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3531
  • Number of Credits: 2

MOB3583 Business Environment in Russia
4 General Credits
Offered to students in the BRIC Program

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3583
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3582 Global Management Communication
4 General Credits
Effective communications are at the core of all international business relationships. So this course combines theory with practice in order for students to discover best practices in cross-cultural communication and then to apply them to the challenges of the global business leader. To become successful in this role, students will study the relationship between issues of culture, gender, and ethnicity and successful business communications. MOB3582 will be taught using lecture/discussion sessions, short case analyses, simulations, self-assessments, and the development of coaching skills that build collaboration across cultures and identities. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their oral and written communication competencies established within multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites: SME2001 and SME2002

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3582
  • Number of Credits: 4

STR3560 Global Strategic Management

(Formerly International Business Enterprise)
4 General Credits
This course provides a broadly based introduction to management of international business ventures and the strategies and operations of multinational corporations.

Prerequisites: ASM3300

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: STR3560
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3560 Global Strategic Management

(Formerly International Business Enterprise)
4 General Credits
This course provides a broadly based introduction to management of international business ventures and the strategies and operations of multinational corporations.

Prerequisites: ASM3300

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3560
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3540 Israel Start-Up Strategy

4 (Elective Abroad) CreditsProgram fee is paid to Glavin Office - program fee includes: accommodations, breakfast, bus transportation in Israel, program planned meals, and cultural excursions. Not included: tuition, international flight, visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) of Israel - a country of about seven million people with the highest rate of NASDAQ listings per capita of any nation.

Through direct interaction with entrepreneurs, capital providers, educators, and government officials in Israel, the students should come away with a new perspective on startup's opportunities and challenges and get experience consulting to local startups while applying concepts from two books - Capital Rising: How Capital Flows Are Changing Business Systems All Over the World, co-authored by Peter S. Cohan with Srini Rangan, and Hungry Startup Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (November 2012), by Peter S. Cohan.

Israel's ability to spur entrepreneurial innovation vastly exceeds its size. Israel has 7.1 million people but the number of Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ far exceeds its relative population. For example, India has three companies listed. Japan has six, Canada has 48, while Israel has 63. Israel has received as much foreign venture capital as the much larger Britain -- $2 billion in foreign venture capital invested there in 2008 alone. And Israel has the highest density of startups in the world 3,850 - the equivalent of one startup for every 1,844 Israelis. Moreover, during the last few decades, Israel's high-tech innovations have spread around the world.[i]

How did Israel accomplish this feat? Israel has historically been geo-politically isolated from its direct neighbors, limiting trade and cooperation. An Arab nation boycott made regional trade impossible and it has very few natural resources. In addition, it has borne the impact of multiple military conflicts, putting pressure on its economy. As a consequence, Israel looks to the spirit of its people to overcome its many limitations. The way Israel has managed its human capital - a critical element of its EE - has allowed Israel to become an innovation hub.

Israel's entrepreneurial success depends on the people it attracts and how it harnesses their skills. Since Israel remains under constant political threat, all its citizens serve in the military which creates social networks and leadership training. Furthermore, Israel's culture of critique, fostered by centuries of Jewish tradition, encourages a spirit of relentless improvement. Moreover, the Right of Return immigration policy for Jews augments Israel's population with people motivated to build new lives and livelihoods. The result is a business climate that embraces risk and spurs the growth of good ideas.

Many examples of Israel's most successful start-ups spring from the application of its human capital to the gap between demand and supply. For example, drip irrigation was invented when a farmer in the Negev desert noticed one of his trees flourishing despite drought conditions. When he discovered a leaky underwater pipe, he had a moment of creative inspiration, developing a technology that spread around the world.

Many of Israel's greatest innovations were in the area of information technology. They include PC anti-virus software, to AOL Instant Messenger, and the Intel Pentium microprocessor chip. Israelis also created medical devices such as radiation-free breast cancer diagnostics and the "Gut Cam," an ingestible pill video camera that diagnoses abnormalities.

Hence one of the goals of the course is to explore how Israel has created such a vital EE and to give students a first-hand look at the Israelis who put the concept of entrepreneurship into practice.

The Israel Startup Strategy Elective Abroad is intended to provide students with the following benefits: to understand how Israel spurs startups, to get a deeper understanding of Israel's business culture, to meet entrepreneurs, business educators, government officials, and capital providers in Israel.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3540
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3512 Leader Development: Enabling Transformational Change in Yourself and Others

(Formerly LeadershipP)
4 Advanced Management Credits
The focus of this course will be on leader development - your leader development. By wrestling with concepts and experiences, ideas and actions, identity and aspirations, we will explore leadership through the different lenses you all bring. Learning from experience is a critical part of this course. If you prefer to learn only the theories of leadership, this is the wrong course for you. We will work to identify and challenge assumptions and mental models of effective leader behavior and consider what it means to be an "entrepreneurial leader." This course is appropriate for those who are or want to become leaders, and for students who want to understand leadership whether they aspire to the role or not.

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Prerequisites: SME 2001 and SME2002

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3512
  • Number of Credits: 4

MOB3514 Leading in a Connected World
(Formerly Managing the High-Performing Or ORGANIZATION)
4 General Credits

This course will help you learn how to manage collaboration and networks for organizational performance and personal success. It will focus on ways in which successful leaders think about, analyze, and develop collaboration networks that help drive strategic advantage, innovation, and well-being in organizations. The course will also equip you with a range of network tools and frameworks that not only can make you a more effective leader and team member but give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

In this course we will specifically address:

- STRATEGY: Deriving strategic advantage in a knowledge economy. The ability to innovate and leverage expertise has become central to wealth creation for organizations and entire economies. The first 25% of this course will focus on how leaders can best define and develop networks that drive both organizational and personal success. In addition, we will review practices and unique technologies that high performing organizations employ to better leverage and share employee experience and expertise.

- ORGANIZATION: Attaining critical efficiencies and innovation through networks. In order to develop innovative products and services, leaders need to develop innovative organizations through new and better ways of collaborating. The middle 50% of this course will teach a specific process leaders can use for systematically assessing, improving and supporting collaboration inside organizations (especially in informal networks).

- EXECUTION: Driving performance through team and individual level learning and execution. The bulk of work done in organizations occurs in teams or other collaborative relationships. The last 25% of this class will address unique ways to drive performance through teams by helping them more effectively work through networks. In addition, specific focus will be paid to key things YOU need to think about in managing your own career and networks as you enter the work force.

Prerequisites: FME

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: MOB3514
  • Number of Credits: 4