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The Course Catalog includes course descriptions of all courses offered by F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business. For descriptions of the courses offered in the current or upcoming semesters, please see our Course Listing

MSA6600 - PERSONAL PROJECT COURSE

PERSONAL PROJECT COURSE

MSA6600: Personal Project 6 credits (MSAEL Core) This course bridges key MSAEL Program learnings into demonstrated application, by delivering real Project impact, while enhancing the ability to mobilize others to drive organizational growth and renewal. With Faculty coaching each student will identify, in alignment with their work stakeholders, a specific challenge or opportunity at their organization. Clear Learning Plan frameworks, built on Project Management under Uncertainty principles, will be used to frame their project considering stakeholder needs, potential resistance to change, benefits of implementation and leadership challenges (self, others, organization). Their Entrepreneurial Leadership Project Action Plan, with relevant Analytics, will be reviewed for progress through ongoing check-points with Faculty, and key stakeholders inside their organization. By the end of this Capstone course, the student successfully implements a measurable pilot solution and a plan for further actions.

6.00 credits

MSB6300 - BUSINESS ANALYTICS FIELD PROJECT

BUSINESS ANALYTICS FIELD PROJECT

MSB6300 Business Analytics Field Project 3 credits Blended The course will provide students with the opportunity to reinforce as many as possible of the programs learning goals by guiding and coaching them through the performance of analytical tasks that they can expect to encounter in the workplace following graduation. The course will consist of two principal components: 1.A formal curriculum, delivered in a blended format, that will teach students critical skills needed to plan and execute analytical projects, and then to communicate their results effectively to senior management and other stakeholders; and 2.A consulting project, coached by a faculty member, in which teams of students will perform an analytical task for an outside organization and present their work to executives from that organization.

3.00 credits

MSB6310 - STORYTELLING/COMMUNICATION WITH DATA

STORYTELLING/COMMUNICATION WITH DATA

MSB6310: Storytelling/Communication with Data 3 credits MSBA Core This course covers all forms of communication (visual, oral, and verbal) with data. It particularly pays attention to the latest advances in the field of data visualization. Students may be able to take the Level 3 Tableau Certification Exam by the end of the course.

3.00 credits

MSM6100 - LEADING ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION PROJ

LEADING ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION PROJ

LEAP is a yearlong experiential course and serves as the foundation for the MSM program. The course is designed as an integrated learning experience that integrates design, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. The course is structured as a project-based course in which students will work in small, independent groups as they identify, design, develop, and prepare to launch a new opportunity. Students will develop a deep understanding of the intersection between design principles and fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students also will learn how to work effectively in a group and organization, critical to the success of any new opportunity. Cocurricular resource sessions will provide students with essential awareness of legal issues that might impact the implementation of their projects.

4.50 credits

MSM6101 - LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

LEAP is a yearlong experiential course and serves as the foundation for the MSM program. The course is designed as an integrated learning experience that integrates design, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. The course is structured as a project-based course in which students will work in small, independent groups as they identify, design, develop, and prepare to launch a new opportunity. Students will develop a deep understanding of the intersection between design principles and fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students also will learn how to work effectively in a group and organization, critical to the success of any new opportunity. Cocurricular resource sessions will provide students with essential awareness of legal issues that might impact the implementation of their projects.

4.50 credits