Making Change: Business Management in Turbulent Times
Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 quarters
The title of this upper-division business program is intended to convey that we will study two aspects of “making change.” Our primary focus will be on making change in the sense of how to respond to new challenges, foreseen or unforeseen, in the business environment. We will consider both how to anticipate and respond to these challenges and also how to design an organizational structure that is resilient enough to adapt readily to whatever comes along. We will also look at the need for and techniques of managing the routine aspects of a business or organization – that is, making change as represented by what happens (used to happen?) at the cash register during a business transaction. If the manager doesn’t look after these sometimes boring and generally routine tasks the organization will founder. While we will deal with business, most of what we study will apply also to government and nonprofit organizations.
Fields of Studybusiness and management
business and management.
QuartersFall Open Winter Open
Location and Schedule
First winter class meeting: Monday, January 9th at 9am (Sem II C3105)
Online LearningEnhanced Online Learning
|2016-05-04||New fall-winter opportunity added.|