Course Announcements


Spring 2023 Course Announcements

Business and Society

Sustainability & Impact in Supply Chains and Procurement (1.5 credits)
BSPA-GB 2110
Prof. Christopher van Bergen
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm (2nd Half)
Specializations: Sustainable Business & Innovation, Supply Chain Management & Global Sourcing

There is increasing market demand for companies operating in a global context to develop inclusive, transparent, and sustainable supply chains that minimize risk, improve performance, engage with value chain actors in new ways, and meet socially-conscious business goals. Across industries, companies seek to move from transactional to transformative relationships with suppliers in order to create or increase positive societal impact and company value. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to expose further weaknesses within the current approach. This course is about how to utilize supply chains and responsible sourcing to create a strategy and implementation plan for sustainability and social impact, whether as a budding social entrepreneur or from within an established firm. Students will learn about the latest advancements in social and environmental sustainability standards, the application of technology (e.g., blockchain and beyond), the engagement of partnerships with NGOs, and business practices and strategies that are being adopted by various companies. Students will consider organizations and sectors such as Walmart and Unilever in consumer-packaged goods (CPG), fashion and home brands, and sustainability and social impact drivers in natural resource-based sectors like mining. We will hear directly from executives operating in this space – past speakers include executives from Target, West Elm, PVH, as well as entrepreneurs involved in tech innovation. Understanding the complexity of supply chains and the new sustainability demands is critical for all students regardless of industry. From finance (as investors are beginning to scrutinize these practices) and management consulting to retail and manufacturing, this course is meant for anyone interested in learning best practices for incorporating social impact thinking and strategies within their own career and field.


Finance

Currency Crashes in Emerging Markets
FINC-GB 2190 (1.5 credits)
Prof. Bret Rosen
Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm (1st half)
Specializations: Finance

The six-session course focuses on understanding the causes, dynamics and consequences of notable currency crises that have occurred in Emerging Markets countries over the last three decades. These economies have been particularly susceptible to significant currency volatility over the years, especially as their capital markets have increasingly opened to global investors.

Management

Strategy and Innovation in China (1.5 credits)
MGMT-GB 2143
Prof. Christina Fang
[Section 20] Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:20pm (1st half)
[Section 30] Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm (1st half)
Specializations: Management, Strategy, Global Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The goal of the course is to equip students with a better understanding of the strategy and innovation lessons from China. In particular, we discuss cutting-edge innovation in important industries ranging from social media to telecommunications. Many of the Chinese firms we study are already world class competitors. As such, while our focus is China, you will find that the principles of innovation are generally applicable elsewhere. The course provides a quick survey of China’s unique business landscape, in addition to a generalized toolkit to analyze strategy and innovation in fast growing industries. Whether your goal is to do business in China and beyond, or to better compete with Chinese firms in your existing industry here in the US, you will find the course informative, relevant and timely. The course examines many different types of business—private and public, Chinese and American —and the institutions that have and will define China’s economic trajectory and its role in the global economy. We will read and discuss a combination of cases, academic articles, book chapters as well as real-time news and reports.

Advanced Corporate Strategy
MGMT-GB 3129 (1.5 credits)
Prof. Michael Dumais
[Section 20] Tuesdays, 1:30pm-4:20pm (1st half) 
[Section 30] Tuesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm (1st half)
Specializations: Management, Strategy

This course will tackle advanced corporate strategy, and in particular the execution of corporation strategy (e.g., negotiating prices in acquisitions, integration, etc.). This course will pick up where Strategy 2 leaves off and prepare students for the complex task of actually implementing corporate strategy moves such as mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, etc.


Spring 2023 By-Permission Only Courses

Experiential Learning

Consulting Practice – two sections (3.0 Credits)
MGMT-GB.3306.30
Faculty TBD
Mondays, 6:00pm-9:00pm
To apply, visit Office of Student Engagement

MGMT-GB.3306.31
Faculty TBD
Mondays, 6:00pm-9:00pm
To apply, visit Office of Student Engagement

In the business world, consultants help analyze and solve organizations’ most challenging problems. Consultants tackle these challenges by applying a structured approach to their analyses; this in turn allows for successful problem-solving across industries. Through the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC), students learn these skills in a hands-on, for-credit course with blue chip brands as the project partners. In SCC, teams of MBA students create lasting, business-driven impact with our partners by crafting actionable business plans and targeting opportunities for growth.

Stern Signature Projects (3.0 credits)
INTA-GB.XXXX
Faculty TBD
Day/Time: TBD
To apply, visit Office of Student Engagement

NYU’s research continually drives innovation for the global challenges of tomorrow. Stern Signature Projects (SSPs) pair student teams with research centers to address some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Structured as semester-long academic independent studies, these opportunities allow students to customize their MBA experience by driving thought leadership across an array of global and interdisciplinary questions. Each semester’s unique projects take place domestically and globally.

FinTech Experiential Learning (3.0 credits)
INTA-GB 2313
Prof. Kathleen Derose
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:50am
To apply, visit Office of Student Engagement

This inter-departmental course provides hands-on experience in the emerging Fintech discipline. It is intended to immerse students in a semester-long project evaluating fintech innovation projects at a major global bank. The projects will enable the partner bank to develop a deep understanding of the financial services customer of the future, and the products and services the financial institution will need to deliver. Fintech refers to financial sector innovations involving technology-enabled business models that can facilitate disintermediation, revolutionize how existing firms create and deliver products and services, address privacy, and regulatory challenges, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, and see opportunities for inclusive growth.

Global Real Estate Immersion - Abu Dhabi & Dubai (3.0 credits)
FINC-GB.2344
Prof. Sam Chandan
Trip and Pre-trip meetings (see syllabus)
See syllabus for application

While commercial real estate development, asset management, and the legal and tax framework of investment and lending remain inherently local features of a worldwide sector valued at more than $300 trillion, institutional real estate equity and debt capital flows have become increasingly global over the last several decades.

For students seeking careers in the institutional real estate industry in New York and other global cities, interaction with cross-border investors, lenders, property technology entrepreneurs, and others will be the norm rather than the exception. This course introduces students to real estate finance and investment analysis in non-US settings, special issues when deploying equity and debt capital internationally, and approaches to analyzing global real estate portfolios.

The highly experiential course is structured around direct interaction with global real estate developers, investors, lenders, and policymakers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two of the world's most active development markets, supplemented by pre-departure meetings in April, local site visits, and case-based deliverables.

This course will count toward the Real Estate specialization. For questions, please contact the realestate@stern.nyu.edu and intl@stern.nyu.edu.

CPRL Education Practicum
Faculty - TBD
Day/Time - TBD
Please email experiential@stern.nyu.edu if you are interested in applying

Through the CPRL Education Practicum, Stern MBA students have the opportunity to work with a consortium of business, policy, education, and law students from top tier upper-level graduate programs. This is an intensive, full-semester practicum and seminar in the theory and methods of managing, governing, and transforming public- and social-sector organizations in K-12 education. *This course takes place at Columbia University*


Finance

Managing Investment Funds (3.0 Credits)
FINC-GB.3320
Prof. Anthony Marciano
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:20pm
To apply, visit nyumpsif.com/

The Michael Price Student Investment Fund (MPSIF) is a family of funds managed directly by NYU Stern MBA students. The fund, part of the overall NYU endowment, was established in 1999 through a generous gift from Michael Price, managing partner, MFP Investors, LLC and former chairman of Franklin Mutual Series funds. MPSIF provides students with hands-on experience managing a real fund with significant assets. The fund is divided into three equity funds - Growth, Value and Fixed Income. While each fund has its own performance benchmark, MPSIF's primary goal is to deliver positive returns that exceed the rate of inflation. Based on the February 2021 Annual Report, MPSIF had assets under management of $2.9 million, excluding more than $1.88 million in mandated distributions since its inception to the Price School. Since March 2000, MPSIF has earned a cumulative return (after trading costs) of 284.2%, or 6.8% per annum. About 40 students enroll each year and are responsible for screening and evaluating stocks, preparing and presenting pitches for buy and sell recommendations and strategizing on broader portfolio allocation and risk management decisions. Students also write a newsletter and prepare annual and semi-annual reports to the MPSIF Board of Advisors. Students gain invaluable experience in investment management, which provides a competitive advantage when interviewing for summer internships or full-time employment after graduation. Managing the diverse tasks in MPSIF relies on teamwork and the course requires students to draw on their knowledge of finance, macroeconomics, accounting, competitive analysis, strategy and marketing.


Marketing

Commerce & Craft of Cinema: Cannes Film Fesitval (3.0 Credits)
MKTG-GB.2142 (Part I) On campus classes at Stern during Spring 2023 semester.
MKTG-GB.2143 (Part II) Travel component to festival during Summer 2023 semester (late May). If graduating in 2023, your official graduation date will be designated as September 2023.
Prof. Alvin Lieberman
Trip and Pre-/Post-trip meetings (see syllabus)
See syllabus for application

This is a specialized EMT course designed to provide students with a framework for understanding the dynamics of the film industry including the complete process from crafting the idea for a film script, hiring or becoming a producer, financing the project, selling it to a studio or independent production company, building a team, production elements, post production including music acquisition, marketing, distribution and exhibition, international, and domestic. The course includes learning about distribution and exhibition, marketing and building audience awareness, research applications, international licensing, and preparation for a career in the industry. It is offered during spring break and involves a trip to the west coast. In addition to tuition, students have to pay travel and living expenses.


Operations Management

Operations in Panama: A Man, A Plan, A Canal (3.0 Credits)
OPMG-GB.2312
Prof. Harry Chernoff & Prof. Kristen Sosulski
Trip and Pre-/Post-trip meetings (see syllabus)
See syllabus for application

This exciting advanced elective from the ToPS department will be a three (3) credit course studying the history, major business operations, and future of the country of Panama.
Panama has developed as the economic hub of Latin America and leads this area of the world in economic, logistics and hospitality operations. Our course tracks the development of the country as an independent nation and highlights the importance of Panama in the Global Shipping Supply Chain.
Through readings, classroom discussion, and a one-week visit to the country, students will learn, analyze, and observe the intricacies of the Panama Canal, various hospitality developments, and the history and future challenges that Panama faces.
The Panama Canal is certainly the country’s major attraction, and process techniques and strategies abound within this fascinating operation. Included in our week travel in Panama will be extensive real estate projects and major tourism improvements that have been provided by the financial revenues from the canal. The course is a unique opportunity to learn about these operations and speak to the major decision makers leading Panama.


By Lottery

Communications for Consultants (3.0 Credits)
MCOM-GB.3311.30
Prof. Brian Hanssen
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Clients expect the consultant to listen well to their perceived needs, engage collaboratively with their staff and ultimately communicate their insights in a manner that leads to some form of change. In this experiential learning offering, students will take on client engagements. Each project will be based in NYC and have an impact on the City. The assignments will require participation from the initial client meeting, through data collection and finally presenting to the client. While the course experience will entail considerable field work, students will be supported by class work that focuses on the communication tools in a typical consulting contract.

Consulting Lab: Branding + Innovation (3.0 Credits)
MKTG-GB.2368.30
Prof. Fran Gormley
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Consulting Lab: Branding and Innovation is an experiential course designed for MBA students seeking real world brand consulting experience. Students work in teams to solve critical global branding challenges facing partner organizations. Students will learn global branding frameworks and concepts as well as valuable consulting skills, including managing complex projects, enhancing team dynamics, building client relationships, and optimizing presentation skills. Each team (5-6 students) presents their own unique and innovative marketing strategy for the same client.