MBA Dual Degree Vermont Law

  • 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.

  • This course is for entrepreneurs and venture financiers who desire to learn how non-public firms are valued. The course consists of lectures, in-class presentations by guest experts, in-class presentations by students, written examinations, team projects, and various assigned readings. Lectures will cover a review of financial theory and analytical techniques as they relate to valuation, a review of the various types of valuations mandated by law, and circumstance and the identification of the appropriate valuation techniques to apply in each circumstance.

  • This course covers concepts and skills essential to managing work relationships in organizations of increasing cross-cultural complexity. Relationships examined include those with your direct reports, your boss, and your peers. Concepts and skills associated with self-management, interpersonal, one-on-one management and group/team management are covered and practiced. The course will use discussion, self-reflection, experiential exercises and lecture to help build hands-on self-awareness and relationship management competencies.

  • This course will (1) increase your understanding of the nature of organizational change (through conceptual frameworks, readings and discussions), (2) increase your skill in managing change (through a project) and (3) enhance your sensitivity to the contribution and consequences of the human element as related to change. As a pivotal requirement of this course, you will create and manage a change project. This project will be the platform through which you will apply the issues and concepts that we cover in this course.

  • This course examines in detail the business, economic, and politics associated with the global energy industry. The course, while not exclusively focused on hydrocarbon energy sources, devotes a large amount of time to this area because of its current energy role. The depth and breadth of material includes history, culture, politics, and involves some of the largest, most profitable, most valued, and most influential multinational firms in the world.

  • This course provides a managerial orientation to the topic of international brand management. It is designed to prepare students for a career in international brand and/or product management.

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