Design

From an intensive immersion into business fundamentals to a deep dive into your own communication and collaboration skills—get all the basics covered that will set you on your path to becoming an effective business professional.

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Core Course

Analyzing Business Processes

Organizations can be conceptualized as a series of interlinked business processes. This course will explore designing, assessing, and improving business processes in product and service organizations.

Key topics & skills

  • Delivering Value Through Operations Management

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Process Analysis

  • Process Improvement

  • Improving Supply Chains

Core Course

Business Insights Through Data

Successful businesses compare past business performance with newly acquired information to visualize industry trends and make decisions. Using data analysis helps companies predict industry and market trends and adapt accordingly. This course will help students understand and apply different business metrics and use quantitative and qualitative analyses to provide specific recommendations to their businesses and clients.

Key topics & skills

  • Using Descriptive Statistics Across Business Functions

  • Thinking Like an Analyst: Using Data to Understand Industry & Competitive Landscape

  • Regression: Uses & Implications in Business

  • Hypothesis Testing & Tiers of Non-Customers

  • Connecting the Dots: From Data to Decisions

Core Course

Communication & Collaboration 1: Personal Impact

Effective communication and collaboration skills can make or break a successful career. Gain a clear understanding of the most in-demand interpersonal competencies and skills in business today. Then, continually apply these skills in exercises and role plays—and graduate with the soft skills needed to succeed in the global workplace.

Key topics & skills

  • Learning & Development

  • Managing Yourself

  • Communicating With Individuals & Groups

  • Presentation Skills—Story Telling, Presentations & Pitching

Core Course

Design Thinking for Innovation

The business environment is transforming from one of scale, predictability, and rigidity to one of speed, agility, and fluidity. And so business management approaches need to change accordingly. Some of the most successful companies have integrated design thinking into a culture where creativity and drive are transformed into implementation and delivery. You’ll apply holistic design thinking methodology to 21st century business challenges.

Key topics & skills

  • Market Research & Understanding the Customer Need

  • Mapping the Customer Journey

  • Design Thinking Methodology

  • Ideation & Testing of New Products

  • Product Positioning in the Market

Core Course

Program Immersion

Begin your program with an immersion experience. This is where you’ll first practice essential business skills to prepare for the program and assess your readiness on commonly used concepts and tools for industry and career preparation. You’ll begin to develop communication and teamwork skills, reflect on your personal journey, and build a strong foundation for your ongoing success.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Business, Finance & Communication Fundamentals

  • Academic & Program-Specific Skills, Tools & Essentials

  • Career, Professional & Personal Development

Business Challenge

Business Challenge #1: Futures Thinking & Design Thinking (Quickfire)

For your first business challenge, get ready for an immersion into the innovation processes that create new products and services. These processes include futures thinking, design thinking, and the creation of dynamic, highly collaborative, and creative teams.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Financial & Non-Financial Performance Metrics

  • Understanding Your Team: From Charters & Development to Dynamics, Assignments, Evaluation & Two-Way Feedback

  • Formulating a Successful Company Strategy

  • Coordinating the Functional Roles within a Company to Deliver Results

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    Application Deadline - Round 1

    October 20, 2022

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