Bart Clarysse: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017
|Name||Prof. Dr. Bart Clarysse|
ETH Zürich, WEV H 311
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC. This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01.
|3 credits||3G||B. Clarysse, M. Ambühl, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, T. Netland, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||Discovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.|
|Objective||Discovering Management combines in an innovate format a set of lectures and an advanced business game. The learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. The objective is to introduce the students to the relevant topics of the management literature and give them a good introduction in entrepreneurship topics too. The course is a series of lectures on the topics of strategy, innovation, corporate finance, leadership, design thinking and corporate social responsibility. While the 14 different lectures provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interactive business game. The purpose of the business game is to analyse the innovative needs of a large multinational company and develop a business case for the company to grow. This business case is as relevant to someone exploring innovation within an organisation as it is if you are planning to start your own business. By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and company success.|
|Content||Discovering Management aims to broaden the students' understanding of the principles of business management, emphasizing the interdependence of various topics in the development and management of a firm. The lectures introduce students not only to topics relevant for managing large corporations, but also touch upon the different aspects of starting up your own venture. The lectures will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.|
The course broadens the view and understanding of technology by linking it with its commercial applications and with society. The lectures are designed to introduce students to topics related to strategy, corporate innovation, leadership, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, value chain analysis, corporate social responsibility, and business model innovation. Practical examples from industry experts will stimulate the students to critically assess these issues. Creative skills will be trained by the business game exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of Chief Innovation Officer of a large multinational company. As they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with, the students will have to develop an innovative business case for this multinational corporation. Doing so, this exercise will provide an insight into the context of managerial problem-solving and corporate innovation, and enhance the students' appreciation for the complex tasks companies and managers deal with. The business game presents a realistic model of a company and provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyse the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Discovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.|
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
|351-0778-01L||Discovering Management (Exercises)|
Complementary exercises for the module Discovering Managment.
Prerequisite: Participation and successful completion of the module Discovering Management (351-0778-00L) is mandatory.
|1 credit||1U||B. Clarysse, L. De Cuyper|
|Abstract||This course is offered complementary to the basis course 351-0778-00L, "Discovering Management". The course offers additional exercises and case studies.|
|Objective||This course is offered to complement the course 351-0778-00L. The course offers additional exercises and case studies.|
|Content||The course offers additional exercises and case studies concering:|
Strategic Management; Technology and Innovation Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Finance and Accounting; Marketing and Sales.
Please refer to the course website for further information on the content, credit conditions and schedule of the module: https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/mtec/chair-of-entrepreneurship/en/education/discovering-management.html
|363-0790-00L||Technology Entrepreneurship||2 credits||2V||U. Claesson, B. Clarysse|
|Abstract||Technology ventures are significantly changing the global economic picture. Technological skills increasingly need to be complemented by entrepreneurial understanding. |
This course offers the fundamentals in theory and practice of entrepreneurship in new technology ventures. Main topics covered are success factors in the creation of new firms, including founding, financing and growing a venture.
|Objective||This course provides theory-grounded knowledge and practice-driven skills for founding, financing, and growing new technology ventures. A critical understanding of dos and don'ts is provided through highlighting and discussing real life examples and cases.|
|Content||See course website: http://www.entrepreneurship.ethz.ch/education/tech-entrepreneurship.html|
|Lecture notes||Lecture slides and case material|
|363-1095-00L||Deep Science Entrepreneurship |
Does not take place this semester.
To guarantee a high standard of motivation and entrepreneurial thinking of the students in this course, we require a letter of motivation (1 page) for admission.
In this statement, please also confirm that you will be available for the entire block seminar.
Interested students send their letter of motivation together with their CV via E-Mail to Jana Thiel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|3 credits||2G||B. Clarysse|
|Abstract||The deep science entrepreneurship course is geared toward postgraduate students who are interested in understanding and mastering key activities that help turn deep-science inventions into value-creating innovations. The course has a strong practical focus and aims to prepare its participants for founding science and technology-based ventures.|
|Objective||In this course, we help students with a strong science or engineering background understand and master some of the key challenges of turning science into products and ultimately operating businesses. In so doing, we adopt a strongly entrepreneurial lens. That means, we will look at commercialization activities through the eyes of a potential science-based entrepreneur.|
Throughout the course we aim to work on real inventions from ETHZ labs and help push them further toward value creation.
The knowledge students will acquire will help them prepare for their own entrepreneurial journey. It will also be extremely valuable should they choose a career in managing technology in an established firm or within a public or private research lab.
|Content||The course will bring together postgraduate-level students from different disciplines, with a strong interest in entrepreneurial activity. In small teams students will work on a real ETHZ technology to help build a case and roadmap for its commercialization.|
Key topics we will cover in this course:
1) Theoretical insights into the origin of entrepreneurial opportunities from scientific inventions: Search Theory (local and distant search), problem spaces and problem-solution sets
2) Entrepreneurial Thinking: understanding competitive advantage, strategic positioning and options thinking
3) Opportunity Roadmaps: Developing and evaluating market application portfolios under conditions of high uncertainty
4) Business Case Development: Crafting compelling strategies for opportunity exploitation and gathering resources
5) Real-life cases of ETH inventions with commercialization potential
|Lecture notes||slides, handouts, and case presentations|
|Prerequisites / Notice||If you have an interesting science-based project you think could benefit from going through this bootcamp to evaluate and generate a commercialization roadmap, please email email@example.com|
If you are interested in participating in this course, please note that this is a time- and effort-intensive bootcamp, which requires high levels of commitment from its participants. If this is exciting for you, please send a CV and letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|364-1064-00L||Inagural Seminar - Doctoral Retreat |
Pre-registration upon invitation required.
Once your pre-registration has been confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
|1 credit||1S||F. von Wangenheim, S. Brusoni, B. Clarysse, T. Netland, J. Reuer, P. Schmid|
|Abstract||This course is geared towards first and second-year doctoral candidates of MTEC. It is held as in a workshop style. Students attending this seminar will benefit from interdisciplinary discussions and insights into current and future work in business and economics research.|
|Objective||The purpose of this course is to|
- introduce doctoral candidates to the world of economics, management and systems research at MTEC
- make doctoral candidates aware of silo-thinking in the specific sub-disciplines and encourage them to go beyond those silos
- discuss current issues with regard to substantive, methodological and theoretical domains of research in the respective fields