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Summer 2016 Course Announcements

Economics

Asian and Emerging Economies (New Course Title)
ECON-GB.2322.60 (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Joseph Foudy
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Prerequisite: COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy
Specializations: Economics; Global Business/Intl Business

This course covers the economic development and market structure of Asian and emerging economies. Asia receives specific focus given its size and pivotal role in the world economy, but markets in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Middle East also receive coverage. Emerging markets are now responsible for the lion’s share of world GDP growth. Success in them is critical to the strategies of multinational firms and they are an important part of most investment portfolios. The course attempts to answer a number of important questions about these markets: what are the drivers for growth and economic potential of each state? What role does government and the state owned sector play in business? How do politics impact markets, especially for foreign firms? How do financial markets and corporate governance vary and what impact do they have on firms? What are the key challenges facing these states today and likely in the future?


Summer 2016 By-Permission Only Courses

Management

Consulting Practice (in conjunction with the Stern Consulting Corps)
MGMT-GB.3306.60 (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Sonia Marciano
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm
See website for application

Graduate management students and the organizations that hire them are increasingly demanding that management education be directly applicable to real-world needs. The 'Consulting Practice' course in conjunction with the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC) is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity that will allow students to work in teams to tackle a business issue or opportunity for a prominent for-profit or non-profit firm while applying in real time the key steps of the consulting process they are learning in the classroom. Because the projects are interdisciplinary, this course enables students to fuse theory with practice and allows them to gain hands on experience.


Fall 2016 Course Announcements

Management & Organizations

Globalization and Risk Management
MGMT-GB.2140 (1.5 Credits)
Prof. Robert Salomon
Prerequisite: COR1-GB 2103(PT)/COR1-GB.2301 (FT)
Specializations: Management, Strategy, Global Business

The central objective of this course is to understand the strategic management of global firms and the institutional (political, cultural, and economic) features of global markets. It is designed to help students manage the complex and nuanced risks that global companies face. Students will not only learn about institutional risk, but they will also be required to quantify institutional risk in their various assignments and develop an original institutional risk pricing tool. The students will then learn how to use this tool to complement existing strategic and financial analyses. This course is pertinent for students who intend to pursue careers in management consulting, general management, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, and other careers in the global context where accurate and concise strategic risk assessments are critical.


Marketing

Predicting the Future of Technology
MKTG-GB.2192.10 (1.5 Credits)
Prof. Amy Webb
Prerequisite: COR1-GB.2310 Marketing (PT)
Specializations: Marketing; Entertainment, Media & Technology

This class is designed to answer questions such as: What technology is on the horizon? How will it impact our society? How will various industries harness the tech trend? Where does the trend create potential new business partnerships or collaborators for us? How does this trend impact immediate/adjacent industry and all of its parts? How will the wants, needs, and expectations of our customers and our society change as a result of this trend? We will systematically explore the future in order to forecast it so that we might all make better decisions in the present. This is not a class about today’s hottest trends, though I will offer deep insights into what key areas to watch. Instead, this class presents a process for identifying and acting on those trends. No technical skills are required. You don’t need to be a statistician or a research scientist. The process is straightforward, intuitive, and adaptable.

Next Gen Fashion Retail
MKTG-GB.2376.10 (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Jeffrey Carr & Prof. Lawrence Lenihan
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Prerequisite: COR1-GB.2310 Marketing (PT)
Corequisite: COR1-GB.2310 Marketing (FT)
Specializations: Marketing; Luxury Marketing

The retail industry will undergo more changes in the next 10 years than it has in the past 100. Driving this change is the Internet as it connects brands directly to customers, changing every element of the traditional distribution channels. We will explore these changes across the business architecture with a specific focus on brand channel strategy and the changing relationship with third-party channel partners. While the course perspective and case material is brand centric, the traditional retail channel business model will be examined extensively to understand the enormity of the changes facing channel leaders today and their role in the “fashion brand of tomorrow.” The course will include a study of channel economics, known as traditional “retail math” as part of understanding the relationship between brands and third-party retailers. As part of this learning, the role of full-price vs. constant discount promotions and the accompanying economic drivers of product gross margin and operational expenses will be examined in the context of creating the new businesses of tomorrow.


Fall 2016 By-Permission Only Courses

Business & Society

CUBA: SANCTIONS, REFORM, OPPORTUNITIES
BSPA-GB.2313.0A (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Mark Brennan
Trip and Pre-/Post-trip meetings (see syllabus)
See syllabus for application

The purpose of this course is to provide Stern MBA students with a realistic and personal appreciation of the challenges of doing business in Cuba as well as potential opportunities arising from ongoing Cuban economic and political reform and changing U.S. – Cuban relations. The course seeks to maximize the learning experience of participating Stern MBA students by offering academically challenging course content in realistic Cuban context. The program will include lectures by Cuban professors, field trips and talks by Cuban economists, subject matter experts, industry leaders and political officials.


Finance

Managing Investment Funds
FINC-GB.3320.01 (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Anthony Marciano
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:20pm
For application, visit stern.nyu.edu/mpsif

Managing Investment Funds is a capstone course that requires students to draw on their knowledge of finance as well as macroeconomics, accounting, competitive analysis, strategy, marketing and other fields to manage a $1.5 million endowment fund held by New York University. In addition to honing their analytical skills, by organizing all activities related to institutional asset management, students gain experience in financial writing and oral presentations, advancing financial decisions in a group setting, and handling all of the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of a university endowment fund. The central mission of this course is for students to learn through having practical, hands on investment management experience. Because of the time requirements in formulating an investment strategy, screening and reviewing prospective stocks, updating the status and performance of existing positions, and all of the ancillary duties connected with the operation of a real, live portfolio, the experiential or hands-on component consumes the bulk of class time. However, a related mission is for students to acquire knowledge about institutional funds management and current industry practices and trends. This more traditional learning experience comes through readings and presentations from industry professionals. The endowment funds under management operate as the Michael Price Student Investment Fund (MPSIF). The Fund began in early 2000 thanks to a generous gift from Michael F. Price.


Management

Consulting Practice
MGMT-GB.3306.10 (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Sonia Marciano & Prof. Prashant Ghandi
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
See syllabus for application or visit SCC.

Graduate management students and the organizations that hire them are increasingly demanding that management education be directly applicable to real-world needs. The Consulting Practice course in conjunction with the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC) is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity that will allow students to work in teams to tackle a business issue or opportunity for a prominent for-profit or non-profit firm while applying in real time the key steps of the consulting process they are learning in the classroom. Because the projects are interdisciplinary, this course enables students to fuse theory with practice and allows them to gain hands on experience.


Operations Management

OPS in ENT: Las Vegas
OPMG-GB.2313.0A (3.0 Credits)
Prof. Harry Chernoff
Trip and Pre-/Post-trip meetings (see syllabus)
See syllabus for application

When we think of entertainment, perhaps the most popular location that comes to mind is Las Vegas. Behind the glitter and excitement in Las Vegas are industries dedicated to supplying entertainment to customers. Operations addresses the supply side of business, including how products are produced and how services are supplied. This course goes behind the scenes in Las Vegas to observe and analyze the operations involved in performing this supply function. It presents an opportunity to observe and study the entertainment industry including strategy formation and decision-making that are quite unique. The underlying driver is certainly gaming, but the industries surrounding the various forms of gambling have become major profit centers separate from the millions made on the casino floors. During a one-week visit to Las Vegas, students will observe and study some of the major operating industries that comprise the broad scope of entertainment in this city.