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Course Stats

Instructor(s):  Jim Emery

Units: 3

Semester Offered:  Usually Spring

Description

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Skills and Career Applications

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  • Reading company financial reports
  • Basic NPV and interest calculations
  • Porter's 5 Forces Model
  • 6 Domains of leadership 
  • Writing a business plan
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Registration Advice

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  • The class is often packed full at the beginning, but loses a lot of people early on, so don't be discouraged if there is a waitlist.  The course is a relatively moderate to light work load, mostly case readings and a few team assignments.   No exam!

Student Opinions

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  • This is a great overview of the major fields within business management:  financials, accounting, operations, leadership, marketing, strategy, organization, etc.  The biggest headache will be learning how to read financial statements, which is the first part of the class.  Everything else is really intuitive (as is business management itself), and shouldn't be too hard for the MEM to grasp.  The most foreign aspect will be getting used to business jargon and how business people think and like to have information delivered, which might not be intuitive to the scientist or manager.  Lectures might be a bit of a snooze sometimes, but the instructor actively engages student discussion.  The case readings are excellent (mostly from Harvard Business Review) and worth the class itself. 

The Instructor's Take...

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