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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

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

Core Course

Teamwork & Collaboration

In modern organisations most of the work is done in teams and so the ability to work with others is fundamental in business. The Teamwork & Collaboration course will lay the foundations for effective teamwork by understanding yourself – your behavioural style and mindset. The course will then focus on how to collaborate with others in a variety of contexts. You will develop a broad repertoire of tools to collaborate and negotiate across cultural and generational boundaries in a range of situations.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Personal Development

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity

  • Negotiation

Core Course

AI and the Future of Work

This course will explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work, specifically from a business perspective. It will cover topics such as automation, blockchain and other Web3 technologies, and the ethical considerations of AI in the workplace. Students will gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by AI, and how it can be leveraged to drive innovation and competitive advantage.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Overview of AI and Current State of AI in Business

  • Applications of AI through Organizational, Strategy, and Leadership Lenses

  • Business Opportunities to Web3 Technologies

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

Communication & Collaboration: 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

Project Planning & Execution

A key driver for competitive advantage is the successful planning and execution of projects. Equip yourself with a set of best-practices, tools, and project management frameworks to allow you to work successfully in a variety of project environments.

Key topics & skills

  • Project Definition, Planning Methodologies & Tools

  • Time, Cost & Resource Planning

  • High Performing Teams

  • Global & Remote Project Execution

  • Sustainable (Green) Projects

Business Challenge

Business Challenge: AI Challenge 

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    Application Deadline - Round 5

    June 30, 2024

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