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Module 5

Active Learning Project (3 credits)

Lead by Dr. Aldas Kriauciunas

The Active Learning Projects (ALP) provides opportunities for students to combine prior knowledge and experience with classroom learning and apply it in an active business setting. In contrast to the immersion electives, the ALP client is provided to the student teams and the project focuses on helping a firm diagnose and resolve a critical business problem. The teams are guided by a project advisor to provide the most beneficial hands-on experience possible. Experience in solving problems for clients provides students with insights and new skills to address challenges in their home company.

Executive Presence and Influence (2 credits)

Taught by Kasie Roberson

The Wall Street Journal has reported that corporate MBA recruiters ranked communication skills as the most important attribute they considered when evaluating applicants. Being able to communicate effectively is a vital component to many aspects of business life. The course provides students the opportunity to develop and practice their own executive presence, which will elevate their ability to work effectively with colleagues, shareholders, board members and other stakeholders.
 
In the course, students will learn to adapt their communication style to varying audience needs and levels, heighten their own presentation style, and develop Level III listening skills and emotional intelligence mindsets needed for good communication and to be a successful business leader. This will be done through developing presentations, evaluating others, and embracing a learning by doing approach.

Change Management (2 credits)

Taught by Ben Dunford

It is often said that change is one of the great constants of organizations. That has never been more true than in our dynamic business environment. In this course, we consider how managers can address both the people-side and systems-side of implementing change in organizations. Issues considered are selecting the order of change initiatives in organizations, choosing between faster or slower implementation, and considering the implications of top-down versus bottom-up approaches.

Immersion Elective (1 credit)

See our wide range of immersion elective offerings.

Please note course offerings and faculty are subject to change.