Academic Resources and Future of Work Bootcamps

Academic Workshops and Future of Work Bootcamps are offered several times throughout the year to provide MBA students with skills to complement their business education.

 

Fall 2020 Future of Work Bootcamp and Academic Workshop Schedule 

  • Excel I: Excel Basics for Business Applications
  • Leadership, Communication, and COVID-19
    • Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Professor Fred Garcia, will review what he sees as the Seven Dimensions of the COVID-19 Crisis.After describing the scope of the issue and how it differs from prior precedent, the lecture will explore how the tools of Crisis Management can be deployed for individual leaders and organizations alike in the days ahead. This conversation will begin by discussing general best practices and important considerations. Once the foundational principles are laid down, we will explore "Applying Best Practices to COVID-19 Communication" to bring these into concrete terms for the audience.
  • Excel II: Unleash the Power of Excel
    • Sunday, October 11, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Designed in collaboration with NYU Stern Faculty, this workshop directly supports the skills needed in your NYU Stern classes.  Please note that Excel II builds upon Excel I. 
  • Work, Wisdom and Happiness
    • Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
      • Led by Professor Jonathan Haidt, students will touch on the latest research on what makes people happy at work, on how happiness at work improves the quality of work, on how people and organizations develop wisdom, and on what makes a career not just successful but meaningful.
  • Innovation, Design Thinking & Experience Design: Foundations
    • Friday, October 23rd, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      •  In today’s digital world, innovation starts with understanding the customer.  This talk will be a primer for understanding the basics of user experience design (UX) and design thinking.
  • Excel Bootcamp, Day 1 - 4
    • Sunday, October 25th, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    • Sunday, November 1st, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    • Sunday, November 8th, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    • Sunday, November 15th, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
      • The four part workshop taught by Professor Dan Gode will cover the use of Excel in building projections of financial statements, developing scenarios and what-if analysis, solving investments and corporate finance problems as well as data analysis. Please note later workshops build on previous topics.
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
    • Friday, October 30th, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Students are introduced to the basics of cyber security with emphasis on concepts relevant to business and industry. The course is arranged as a series of four one-hour lectures that cover the following: (1) An overview of cyber threats to business assets; (2) an introduction to challenges in modern enterprise architecture, (3) a tutorial on secure eCommerce protocols and infrastructure, and (4) an explanation of transition to cloud-hosted applications. 
  •  Innovation, Design Thinking & Experience Design: Advanced Hands-On Practice
    • Saturday, November 7th, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • How do you actually apply design thinking to drive innovation in business? This follow-up workshop will teach you design thinking skills and allow you to apply them in a hands-on workshop environment. Please note that attendance for this workshop is contingent upon past attendance of Innovation, Design Thinking & Experience Design: Foundations.
      • Registration will be available following  Innovation, Design Thinking & Experience Design: Foundations.
  • People Analytics:  Managing Business Complexity with Netlogo
    • Saturday, November 21st, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • This online workshop introduces agent-based simulation, a powerful approach to analyzing complex business problems by replicating the way individuals behave and interact with one another and with their environment. The workshop presents key concepts with a focus on real-world business management applications, introduces Netlogo – an open-source platform for agent-based simulation – and provides hands -on experience with agent-based simulations for workforce analytics.
  • Programming and Data Analytics Tutorial: SQL
    • Sunday, November 22nd, 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • Sunday, December 6th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
      • SQL is the lingua franca of all database systems and a necessity for anyone who needs to analyze data as part of their job.
        This workshop is designed for absolute beginners and teaches students how to write SQL queries that retrieve data from a database. The workshop has pre-work components that must be completed online and two practice face-to-face sessions

Academic Workshops

  • Academic Planning for Spring 2021 and MAP Workshop (Langone)
    • Friday, October 9th, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage your MBA Program Progress.
  • Academic Planning for Spring 2021 and MAP Workshop (Full-Time)
    • Thursday, October 15th, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage your MBA Program Progress.
  • Academic Planning for Spring 2021 and MAP Workshop (Langone)
    • Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage your MBA Program Progress.
Please note: You must cancel 48 hours in advance of the workshop date either on the event's reservation page or by contacting Academic Affairs and Advising (academicaffairs@stern.nyu.edu).