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KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion Course Level: Graduate

Business Capitals Immersion (1.5) Topics vary by section. Students travel to a U.S. or international business capital to more deeply understand the business community in that city and extend their peer networks, collaborate with professionals, engage with business leaders, and expand cultural understanding. During the immersion, students participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to build on the program curriculum and develop practical and interpersonal career skills. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: MBA program.

KSB-630-010
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Beijing, China
Section Fee: $1,500.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: September 16 - 19, 2018. Travel Location: Beijing, China. Beijing, China (1.5) This course explores negotiation and aspects of global trade in business management in the Chinese context. Students visit local companies in Beijing including multinational corporations, transportation and logistics hubs, and other enterprises. The course considers Chinese history to assess the viability of China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative towards trade collaboration and applies negotiation principles to resulting opportunities. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-020
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Washington, DC: Innovation
Section Fee: $410.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: December 13, 2018 - December 15, 2018. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Washington, DC: Innovation (1.5) Through this course students explore the intersection of government, business, and innovation and gain a deeper understanding of corporate innovations, federal labs, and the process through which products and services are commercialized. Company visits and structured meetings with business managers, executives, and experts provide an important experiential element to the study of innovation in the Washington, DC context. The course combines innovation, policy, and economic development concepts. Visits include federal laboratories and local companies with significant innovative histories, including multinational corporations and startups across diverse industries. Students gain an understanding of the innovation process within government and corporations, as well as the regional factors that influence innovation outcomes. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-021
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Washington, DC:Natl/Intl NGOs
Section Fee: $410.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: December 13, 2018 - December 15, 2018. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Washington, DC: National and International NGOs (1.5) This course explores the important role of NGOs in the Greater Washington, DC area, home to many international organizations (e.g., World Bank, IMF, International Red Cross), more than one thousand associations, and to hundreds of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations. Students gain a deeper understanding of these types of businesses and how they interact with Washington, DC and the world beyond it. Organizational visits and structured meetings with business managers, executives, and experts provide an important experiential element to the study of business in the capital. Students visit these important organizations and local companies and learn about their global impact, nurture effective communication and business norms, and deepen their professional networks. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-022
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Washington, DC: Entreprenrshp
Section Fee: $410.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: December 13, 2018 - December 15, 2018. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Washington, DC: Entrepreneurship (1.5) This course explores the thriving Washington, DC entrepreneurial scene and how local companies are continuing to dominate important areas of innovation. Students explore the ideation process through readings such as Ash Maurya's Running Lean to help them explore the viability of their business concept, as well as various Harvard Business School articles on how to write business plans and create pitch decks for investors. Student teams create their own company, based on the group's interests, and then pitch their final idea. Visits to thriving startups and meetings with successful entrepreneurs provide an important experiential element to the study of business in DC. Through the course students gain a better understanding of how startups start, thrive, and fail. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-010
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Atlanta, GA: Lifestyle Brands
Section Fee: $1,400.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019. Travel Location: Atlanta, GA. Atlanta, GA: Lifestyle Brands and Sporting Event Sponsorship (1.5) A lifestyle brand attempts to embody the values, aspirations, interests, attitudes, or opinions of a group or a culture for marketing purposes. They seek to inspire, guide, and motivate people, with the goal of their products contributing to the definition of the consumer's way of life. Due to their nature, lifestyle brands and the companies that own them make great sponsors for large scale events, especially sporting events. This marketing immersion in Atlanta is focused on lifestyle brands and the impact of sporting event sponsorship. Atlanta is a diverse and business-friendly city that has hosted the Olympics and the Super Bowl and is home to many Fortune 1000 Corporations that have become successful due to the lifestyle brands they have built and their focus on the consumer. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-020
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Washington DC: Prn of Valuatn
Section Fee: $410.00 Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Washington, DC: Principles of Valuation (1.5) It's estimated that 1 out of 6 dollars being invested are in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments and both firms and investors are increasingly incorporating ESG metrics into their traditional capital market practices. This course capitalizes on this new business phenomenon to provide students with an understanding of financial markets and investment fundamentals while demonstrating how ESG factors can be used to assess the risks and opportunities of investment decisions. Students become familiar with the main policies, regulations, frameworks, and market initiatives shaping ESG investment decisions today. They also explore the major obstacles facing investors and the future of how data and technology may address these issues. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
KSB-630-021
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Kenya: Business Environment
Section Fee: $1,750.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: June 17, 2019 - June 19, 2019. Travel Location: Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: Business Environment (1.5) In this course students investigate Kenya as a representative example for identifying and analyzing the overall business environment/climate for an investment opportunity in a sub-Saharan African country. Students serve as fact-finding teams examining the business environment/climate to invest directly in Kenya. Student teams conduct research and analyze data, meet and discuss with government and private sector officials, and participate in site visits in Kenya. Each team prepares a written business environment/climate due diligence memo that includes data on the overall business climate, investment policies, infrastructure and technology capacities, and regulatory framework for an investment in Kenya. Each team also prepares and gives a presentation on their findings. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional. Permission: department.