Application Thesis – Cultural Immersion Part 1 (MG 8042a) Spring 2017
Monday nights – March 6 through May 22
This course provides the foundation to Doing Business with China. Top leaders from an array of organizations will share their knowledge and experience on operating strategies and management issues. Thematic case-based learning will occurred through presentations by corporate leaders, readings, tours and discussions. Research, theory and application of the topic will be woven together with culture. Most class sessions will be held in a face to face format. Some will be virtual and some will be held at corporate sites. Preparation for the international servant leadership project will occur. Deliverables include reflection papers, article and book reviews and an interview summary.
Application Thesis – Cultural Immersion Part 2 (MG 8042b) Summer 2017
Travel May 28 or 29 with return June 7 or 8 – with follow up in late June
Learning will primarily occur through 11 days of travel to China. Focus will be on networking and learning from local business leaders during corporate tours and breakfast/lunch/dinner meetings and team building events. Cultural and historic understanding will occur through tours and immersion with shopping, public transportation, and the servant leadership project. Leadership development will occur through presentations at corporations, project management of the servant leadership project and taking an active role in leading some designated aspects of the travel. Deliverables for this course include reflection papers and an applied, scholarly learning contract.