FT MBA Traditional

  • This is an introductory course for beginning language learners. No prior knowledge is required. Students study language fundamentals such as pronunciations, vocabulary and grammar. The emphases are: a) establishing a solid foundation in pronunciations; b) building up vocabulary and sentence patterns in communicative contexts; c) introducing writing systems and preparing students to read characters. In addition, cultural and social information that go along with language use are also included in the teaching.

  • The course will provide an intense focused experience in India for all levels of previous exposure to the country. The course is intended to provide a re-introduction to Indian business culture and current globalization trends in the Indian market. The program will include guest speakers, corporate presentations, on-site visitation and information discussions with local businesses and members of the community.

  • Global managers must be concerned with the risks to their businesses posed by political, social, and financial forces at work internationally and in specific regions and countries. This course is centered around state-of-the-art assessment models used by businesses and foreign investors. Issues include methods of measuring and forecasting risk; and methods of mitigating risk such as political risk insurance.

  • This course will take participants to Lima and Arequipa, Peru where they will work with graduates of the SWEP Business Certificate program that are currently expanding their small to medium-sized businesses. In Lima, student will receive orientation training, visit a variety of small businesses and meet with professionals involved in the women entrepreneurship in Peru. They will also interface with Thunderbird Alumni and take part in cultural experience which highlight Peru?s current business environment as it related to small and mediums sized businesses.

  • The Entrepreneurial CEO/Founder Seminar provides an understanding of, and appreciation for, the development and implementation of entrepreneurial strategies and policy development from the perspective of the CEO/Founder of the entrepreneurial enterprise.

    In this course, students will follow, from a "been there-done that" point of view, the "story" behind entrepreneurial ventures, and importantly, learn first hand both success and failure factors faced by the entrepreneur CEO along the way.

  • This course provides an understanding of, and appreciation for, the development and implementation of entrepreneurial strategies and policy development from the perspective of the CEO/Founder of the entrepreneurial enterprise. Students will follow, from a "been there-done that" point of view, the "story" behind entrepreneurial ventures, and learn first hand both success and failure factors faced by the entrepreneur/CEO along the way.

  • The goal of this course is to offer a variety of opportunities for students to learn about social entrepreneurship and engage students in learning the contributors to high performing social enterprises. Students will explore stories of established social enterprises through books and case studies to uncover common themes and approaches. In additional, students will engage in experience exercises and class discussions for full emersion into the mindset of socially oriented business and activities.

  • This course focuses on finance concepts as applied in the real world by entrepreneurs. From the firm perspective, the course covers topics relevant to entrepreneurial finance, including financial statements, forecasting of key financial variables, funding plans and venture capital. The course will prepare prospective general managers of entrepreneurial companies on how to make the financial decisions involved with building high-risk, high-growth enterprises. It prepares business-minded students for careers focused on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

  • This course will explore and analyze family business continuity challenges and best management, family and governance practices for the effective leadership of family-owned businesses. Since the focus is on pragmatic, action-oriented, management, governance and family/business leadership skills, the course will be taught primarily through live and written cases, discussions, lectures and a study/consultation experience with a family business.

  • The guiding framework for a global enterprise and an essential tool for the global entrepreneur is a well-developed, comprehensive business plan. The process of creating a business plan provides an in-depth view of the complex inter-dependency of the functional elements of a viable organization: marketing, finance, management & leadership and systems & operations.

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