FT MBA Accelerated

  • This course focuses on understanding how and why consumers make decisions and choices as is observed in the market. Although consumers desire to make rational decisions that maximize their utility, in reality they often make irrational and suboptimal choices. This course will offer why such phenomena occur and how consumers can improve the quality of decision-making.

  • This course focuses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation in transition economies. It will focus on doing business and business opportunities in Hungary and Slovenia exemplifying doing business in transition economies. Students will have seminars from faculty members at the Budapest University of Economics and the University of Ljubljana, executives and managers of business organizations from various industrial sections, government officials of the two countries, and capital providers in each country. Company visits and cultural activities will also occur.

  • This is a practically oriented course that provides participants with a number of tolls necessary for the successful operation of a business. The course begins with a brief introduction to the risk management process and to commercial insurance concepts. After the introduction, nine specific topics will be addressed. Each topic will require participants to read materials and to access the Internet for additional information. Internet resources will be emphasized not only because of their ease of use but also to identify websites that can be used for years to come.

  • The objective of the course is to introduce the participants to the basic concepts of sustainable development, raise awareness to the challenges, limits, and opportunities faced by the private sector. Brazil?s government, society, and business community have shown a great commitment to balancing economic development and environmental sustainability. From programs to reduce the rate of Amazon deforestation, to a gigantic bio-energy industry, and innovative carbon credit-generating initiatives, Brazil is leading a true revolution of economic possibilities.

  • This course examines how an organization can
    identify, develop and manage products for global markets.
    Issues include the product development cycle, the innovation
    charter, and the management of barriers to product development.

  • This course will take participants to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong, where the program will explore how to do business in one of the world?s most dynamic economies. Program content will focus on applied knowledge that will help prepare students to lead and manage effectively in the complex Chinese market. Learning will be primarily through site visits, a group exercise, and integrative lecture/discussions.

  • This course will take participants to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong, where the program will explore how to do business in one of the world?s most dynamic economies. Program content will focus on applied knowledge that will help prepare students to lead and manage effectively in the complex Chinese market. Learning will be primarily through site visits, a group exercise, and integrative lecture/discussions.

  • This course examines select cases of managerial challenges in the Asia/Pacific region. Each case will combine a specific national/territorial setting with a specific management topic: staffing, incorporation, ethics, joint venture management, technology transfer, distribution analysis, and other related topics. Additionally, emerging thematic issues will be explored, such as the new political economy of Northeast Asia (Siberia, Manchuria, Korea), post-industrial globalism in Japan, the Indian investment environment change, and Vietnam?s economic reform.

  • This course is designed to provide the participant with a complete understanding of the techniques involved in successfully carrying out cross-border trading operations. And success is measured here just as it is in the measurement of organizations in general. To quote Peter Drucker, "to avoid a loss", the procedures, documentation and financing of international trading operations will be explored in depth. Also some of the legal constraints and what have become known as "Disincentives to Exporting".

  • This course focuses on the use of marketing
    research techniques for competitive advantage in a global business context. Critical assessment of the need for market information, and of its potential value, is an important part
    of this course. Students will develop the necessary skills to implement real-world market research, including research
    design, data collection, data analysis and reporting the results.

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