|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module :Top Management : 3 ECTS.|
|Open for visitors||yes (3 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||20 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||60 h|
Track : Attendance
|LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.|
|Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.|
|Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.|
|Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.|
|LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.|
|Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.|
Business environment is in constant change and firms are facing new challenges they did not imagine before. Therefore, companies require managers capable of defining the vision and the strategy that would lead companies to succeed in their industries. This situation would only be possible if future managers understand how to develop businesses that keep the company competitive in a world where commercial borders are falling down and where creativity and imagination are key elements to outperform competition.
Globalization is the driving force leading this change. The key question is how to be competitive according to the risks and opportunities offered by the new business environment. Nowadays, companies look for managers who can solve complex problems and create opportunities that allow the firm to act fast and with the lowest possible risks.
- Identify the importance of good execution to achieve the company’s goals.
- Review and expand their understanding of the management role and the importance of managing one-self.
- Discuss and understand that innovation and change is not only possible through technological changes, but also by understanding the resources and capabilities of the company.
- Use and practice of the case method to learn about different industries and the decisions made by directors through the use
Topic 1: Course opening (Nov 27)
Topic 2: Management environment (Nov 27)
Topic 3: Innovation (Nov 28)
Topic 4: Execution (Nov 29)
Topic 5: Directive behavior (Dec 1)
English is the only pre-requisite for this course.
Blue Ocean Strategy; Kim and Mauborgne; HBS Press; 2005.
Harvard Business Publishing cases
Leading Change; John P. Kotter; HBS Press; 1996.
The Resource-Based Theory of Competitive Advantage: Implications for Strategy Formulation. R. M. Grant; California Management Review, 114-135; 1991
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