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.
FT MBA Traditional
This course will focus on microfinance and its potential as a tool for economic development within the political, business and cultural context of Northern India. Students will learn from practitioners across the entire breadth of the industry including financing banks, MFI head-offices, field-offices and loan group meetings.
The effective management of channel relationships
is essential to the marketing manager's ability to create value for customers though the efficient delivery of goods
and services. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage channel relationships effectively. Specifically, the course facilitates an understanding of: (1)
alternative channel structures; (2) roles played by channel members in strategy and logistics; (3) effective methods for
negotiating with channel members, and (4)technologies that enable the channel system.
The primary objective of this course is to expand the students? understanding of the process of managing the customer interface. After completion of this course the student should have a basic understanding of sales management, including cross-cultural dimensions of sales force recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and compensation; sales territory design; and the interface between marketing and sales. Students learn from discussions centered on cases, assigned readings; lectures; and interaction with guest speakers as well as an applied project.
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.
The objective of this course is to gain an in-depth knowledge of the field of global pricing, covering the psychology, economics and tactics of pricing for a business enterprise, product or service. Better pricing knowledge usually converts to better bottom-line results, yet pricing is often overlooked as a tool to strengthen brands and overall profitability. Students will learn pricing theory and tactics as well as develop hands-on pricing skills, all aimed at improving profitability.
The increasing availability of detailed customer
information makes it possible for marketers to add value and instill loyalty by personalizing offerings to individual customers. This course focuses on using computerized techniques to
acquire new customers, enhance the profitability of existing customers, and retain profitable customers.