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  • Core Course Descriptions | Global Execuitve MBA | Hult
    near term in nature are no longer suitable Managers in the 21st century will need to think differently understanding the broader context within which they are operating and employing new business models to be successful Conventional narrow value chains will increasingly be replaced with value webs that involve multiple types of systems institutions and stakeholders the interests of which need to be understood and integrated to create value for both business and society Financial Management Financial management is the management of the flow of funds available to an organization In a market economy it is often viewed as the integrating discipline of management moderating the flow of capital and risks and rewards between savers and users of capital A primary objective of financial management in the United States is to create and preserve shareholder value or wealth Clearly that objective does not hold in many parts of the world While it is the objective articulated in the text it will be questioned from time to time as other interests are considered Through case discussions and the supplementary readings in the text this course will help you to develop the knowledge skills critical thinking abilities and behaviors required of any manager not only those specialized in finance Although the main focus of this course is for profitseeking firms much of what is learned has applicability for organizations in the not for profit and governmental sectors as well Global Operations This course addresses the supply of goods and services in a global economy We describe marketing as the management of demand and operations as the management of supply Operations managers need to carefully manage and direct resources capital labor technology and information This is done in multinational environments with increasing pressure for more better faster Customer service quality and use of appropriate technology are critical factors Rapid and effective communications including the internet produce more options and choices than ever for the consumer This course will address the strategic issues and the analytic tools for decision making It will focus on a practical approach to solving operation problems while focusing on the flow of processes in the organization The course will address concepts in process analysis quality supply chain logistics control and integration The role of the manager and what managers do about processes cross functional links use of information systems and technology are emphasized Global Strategy This course has two major objectives The first objective is to provide a framework of analysis that will help participants formulate successful business units and corporate strategies aimed at establishing sustainable competitive positions The second objective is to introduce students to a number of hands on tools and methodologies that are used by strategic and marketing managers in realworld strategy projects These tools are important for gaining short to mediumterm competitive advantages particularly when long term sustainable competitive positions are difficult or impossible to create International Marketing Marketing is the interface between the company and the marketplace Managers in all functional areas of business need

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  • Specialization & Electives | Global Executive MBA | Hult
    competitive edge in the world of finance Designed with input from Fortune 1000 CFOs leading academics and a broad range of finance professionals this specialization provides broad exposure to areas such as corporate finance as well as developing your analytical and interpretive skills crucial no matter what finance career path you choose Learn more Sustainability Social responsibility and sustainability are increasingly issues at the top of the agenda for leading businesses This specialization has been created for anyone committed to making their organizations more responsible sustainable and successful Get to grips with areas as diverse as environmental economics sustainable development and design and social justice and understand the way in which all of these affect the global supply chain business practices and future business strategy Learn more Entrepreneurship Got a great idea for a startup Acquire all the knowledge tools and mentorship you need to start your own organization You can further focus your studies in social entrepreneurship by gaining knowledge of how to navigate social and political issues as well as a full understanding of how to make change happen Note Since many of your professors are successful and busy entrepreneurs themselves some of these classes might be conducted online Learn more Project Management Strong project management can mean the difference between businesses that thrive and those that fail This specialization will equip you with the technical and people skills required to manage major projects for multinationals family businesses and NGOs It is designed to give you the wide range of skills necessary for planning organizing securing and managing resources to meet business objectives Learn more General Management Want to ensure you have as broad a perspective as possible on global enterprises Simply take the courses that interest you the most from any of the specializations above This will

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  • EMBA Marketing Program | Global Executive MBA | Hult
    changed irrevocably by the advent of the world wide web The Internet has placed the customer in control and at the center of all marketing experience Mobile allows us to communicate and conduct business any time and anywhere Social media has brought the power of word of mouth and user generated content to an exploding mix of platforms and applications This course examines the full range of digital marketing platforms and activities defining best practices exploring channels appropriate for products and services and examining the potential for continued disruption and change The course will cover the history of the web and web marketing the digital customer journey online marketing display advertising SEO and paid search advertising social media including blogs microblogs and social networks mobile and linkages between the online and offline worlds Students will also explore how to create marketing products and the concept of lean marketing as well as the growth of technology and how it will lead to new opportunities and challenges Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Communication Resulting from a pluralistic society augmented by the increasing demand for transparency of our organizations and institutions magnified by instant communication afforded by today s information and communication technologies ICTs managing the stakeholders for any type of enterprise has become increasingly important Every enterprise private for profit nonprofit or public government needs to be sensitive and always aware of their stakeholders and the reactions they may cause because of their actions or lack of In this class we will learn the tools and processes to identify prioritize communicate act and manage the relationship of the enterprise with its stakeholders You will develop methodologies to manage internal and external stakeholders Furthermore attention will focus on how the relationship evolves over time in its importance and needs A systematic view of all

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  • EMBA Finance Course | Global Executive MBA | Hult
    execution This finance course tackles guiding insights for fundamental valuation through macro theme identification idea generation bottoms up analysis and asset allocation strategies This course focuses on the link between strategy and valuation converting qualitative understanding of company initiatives into quantitative forecasts and ultimate impact on valuation and the reverse For this reason it covers fundamental and quantitative techniques which have been dubbed Quantamental linking planning to actions to results to forecasts Participants in this course will leave with a more comprehensive understanding of the capital markets of what drives valuations and of what matters most in strategic decision making International Economics This finance specialization course provides students with the tools to better understand the current world economy The first half of the course begins with a review of and builds on the students understanding of how a modern market economy works emphasizing the determination of GDP A particular focus will be on understanding economic fluctuations recessions and depressions and current economic problems including today s fragile world recovery The course continues by examining the nature of international trade and development The tremendous economic progress in some parts of the world will be assessed along with the remaining challenges of severe poverty and inequality Mergers and Acquisitions How to create corporate value by restructuring a company or by undergoing a business combination This finance course focuses on the design analysis and implementation of financial strategies aimed at repositioning and revitalizing companies faced with major competitive or environmental challenges problems and opportunities Discussions will focus on debt restructuring leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations corporate downsizing programs mergers and acquisitions corporate spin offs divestitures and tracking stock We will also examine the players in the M A arena and explore major deals that have impacted Wall Street Emphasis will be given to the

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  • EMBA Sustainability Development | Global Executive MBA | Hult
    resources of global energy businesses gaining a clear understanding of the implications and considerations when involved in energy discovery production transportation and distribution being aware of the stakeholders in energy production and distribution understanding the geopolitical influences on the business of energy and become aware of further resources related to the business of energy Social Innovation Despite trillions of dollars in development aid the majority of the world s population of more than 4 billion people still live on less than 2 a day Why are the poor still poor and why have so many been excluded as potential consumers and entrepreneurs Does business ingenuity provide a more viable option than aid to solve the complex problem of poverty and reduce the greatest challenge of our time growing income disparity This course introduces students to the concept of socially driven innovation and the potential of business to creatively and proactively address some of the world s greatest societal challenges yet remain true to its mission as an economic entity Topics include theories of change design and systems thinking behavioral change communication effective partnering and new business and finance models such as multinationals intrapreneurship efforts social entrepreneurship digitally driven socially focused innovation and the growing trend towards public private partnerships Supply Chain and Logistics Management Supply chain management is an extension of traditional operations management to include multiple stages of suppliers and customers Many of the methodologies for managing the firm work well with supply chains but others have had trouble when extended beyond the firm especially into the global arena Logistics have always been an important part of supply chain management but assume an even greater importance when the firm uses global sourcing or services customers around the world The course content will consist of roughly four parts the basics

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  • EMBA Entrepreneurship Program • Global Executive MBA | Hult
    sustainability This course considers the main challenges and opportunities that arise from incorporating sustainable development in a business strategy as well as leading corporate practices and real cases At the end of this course you should have learnt to identify opportunities to create business value from environmental and social issues and understand the implications related to the successful execution of projects You should have also learnt what type of long term strategies can be set to foster sustainable development and sound financial sense When does it pay to be green How does one successfully lead business initiatives and convert them into successful projects You will learn to develop a sustainable framework for thinking about these opportunities and challenges Disruptive Business Models Business models remain poorly understood They involve the venture s selection of its customers its offerings the activities it will conduct itself and those it will outsource and how it will capture profits A business model is a set of planned assumptions of how a firm will create value It is the result of the business design process and increasingly this kind of innovation is the most critical form of sustainable competitive advantage All too often companies attempt to compete and bring new products and services to market with outdated business models meanwhile disruptive models are often the model of choice for entrepreneurs and have proven successful within the start up environment Enabling technologies such as mobile and web 3 0 and big data analytics serve as catalysts which accelerate the need for companies to constantly monitor and refine their business model lest they be rendered irrelevant Superior business models do not arrive by accident rather they are the result of a highly disciplined and systematic process of build learn adapt Scenario Planning The global economy is increasingly marked by volatility ambiguity and uncertainty In this environment businesses find it more and more challenging to make sound strategic decisions This course explores a framework for making strategic agendas more robust amidst uncertainty using scenario based foresight This elective is part of the entrepreneurship specialization because scenario planning is a useful tool for forcing new start ups and young growing businesses to forecast different possibilities Both entrepreneurs and executives can use scenario planning to take stock of their assumptions vet critical uncertainties and consider alternative futures It allows all stakeholders to gain greater visibility into the different ways in which a market or a competitive landscape can evolve and to be prepared with the right moves This course will address how the integration of scenario planning with strategy frameworks allows us to see uncertainty as opportunity and craft high level portfolios of strategic options that have a better chance of yielding success The Next Uber Strategy in the Sharing Economy Uber and Airbnb have massively disrupted the transportation and lodging industries Thousands of other sharing ventures hope to have similar impacts on other sectors This MBA entrepreneurship course explores businesses that embrace collaborative consumption where the firm s primary function

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  • EMBA Project Management • Global Executive MBA | Hult
    s syllabi We strive to keep our electives as up to date as possible but the exact courses on offer may vary slightly Project Planning and Execution This MBA project management course provides an in depth examination of the processes and tools involved in project definition planning execution monitoring and controlling and closing Project management as a discipline is applicable to business projects of all types and requires balancing the demands for time quality scope and cost inherent in any project This course is designed to provide the project management knowledge necessary for a business executive manager consultant or entrepreneur to successfully initiate plan and execute projects It is structured to provide principles methodology and practical information through a combination of lectures assignments group collaboration and hands on exercises Topics include project program and portfolio management project selection and project plan development work breakdown structures change control Gantt charts project and product life cycle methodologies communications and stakeholder management and project management tools Project Procurement and Contract Management This course is an in depth examination of project procurement management in the wider context of contract and commercial management of projects Examination of the management of buy side and sell side activities in the project lifecycle as defined by the main PM bodies and leading research in the area reveals fundamental conflicts which must be resolved if the project is to obtain the inputs it requires on cost and schedule maintain profitability avoid claims and penalties successfully complete projects and strengthen business relationships This course has been designed around the knowledge area Project Procurement in the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge PMBOK and the Commercial Management chapter of the Association for Project Management BoK Underpinning theories from economics and strategic management are used to expand appreciation of commercial situations and

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  • General Business Management • Global Executive MBA | Hult
    triple bottom line of economic social and environmental sustainability The course explores the intricate relationships between resource scarcity uneven but rapidly increasing consumption environmental degradation continuing and widening poverty and the resulting global social problems Students then learn about various definitions frameworks and models of sustainability and explore ways of applying these in terms of change scenarios and possible future pathways of global business and political systems Corporate Diplomacy and Managing Geo Political Risk This MBA General Management course will explore the variety of ways companies are actively engaged in corporate diplomacy activities from geopolitical crisis response rescue relief efforts and tri sector negotiations to corporate social action and economic development initiatives in emerging markets This elective will build on the Business and Global Society course as well as reinforce much of the key institutional knowledge that students will need to put into practical use throughout the various exercises and assignments for Corporate Diplomacy Further this course deals with how an ever changing international geopolitical and geo economic environment is developing and how it impacts business and leadership Topics include country and political risk in emerging markets influence of new power brokers IGOs NGOs and coalitions regional competition and collaboration new regional versus global regulatory regimes tri sector leadership managing global reputations and branding cross sector campaigns as well as the corporate role in shaping the global order International Negotiations We are all instinctive negotiators We negotiate at work and at play But are we as effective as we could be Structured around individual and group exercises this course aims to enhance the student s ability to prepare for and conduct negotiations in an international business context It culminates in an investment simulation based on the choice of whether to create an alliance in China or India which elucidates the

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