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MAS in Management, Technology, and Economics Information
MAS MTEC Introductory Event for 1st Semester Students.
01.09.2017, 18:00 - 20:00, Dozentenfoyer ETH Zurich, main campus, HG J
3. Semester
Core Courses
Strategy, Technology and Innovation Management
363-0392-00LStrategic Management Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 80.

Registration through myStudies (first come, first served). If you are unable to sign up through myStudies, please contact the course assistant:
W+3 credits2GG. von Krogh
AbstractThis courses conveys concepts and methods in strategic management, with a focus on competitive strategy. Competitive strategy aims at improving and establishing position of firms within an industry.
ObjectiveThe lecture "Strategic Management" is designed to teach relevant competences in strategic planning and -implementation, for both professional work-life and further scientific development. The course provides an overview of the basics of “strategy” and the most prevalent concepts and methods in strategic management. The course is given as a combination of lectures about concepts/methods, and case studies where the students solve strategic issues of the case companies. In two sessions, the students will also be addressing real-time strategic issues of firms that are represented by executives.
a. Strategy concepts
b. Industry dynamics I: Industry analysis
c. Industry dynamics II: Analysis of technology and innovation
d. The resource-based theory of the firm
e. The knowledge-based theory of the firm
Prerequisites / NoticeNumber of participants limited to 80. Registration through myStudies (first come, first served). You will receive a confirmation email from us once you have successfully registered. We do not use the mystudies-Waiting List, but a seperate internal system.

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Session #0: (September 25) Organizational Issues
Session #1: (October 2) Strategy Concepts & How to Solve a Case
Session #2: (October 23) Industry Dynamics I & Guest lecture I
Session #3: (October 30) Guest Lecture II
Session #4: (November 6) Industry Dynamics II
Session #5: (November 13) Resource-Based Theory
Session #6: (November 20) Knowledge-based Theory
Session #7: (November 27) Guest Lecture III

For participants of the MAS-MTEC program we offer a complentary course Practicing Strategy in which students will apply the concepts of Strategic Management to their real-life contexts and organizations. Please register simultaneously for both courses if you want to take part in this course.

For more information please see:
365-1059-00LPracticing Strategy Information Restricted registration - show details
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

A parallel enrolment for the lecture Strategic Management (363-0392-00) in the same semester is mandatory.
Limited number of participants: a minimum of 10 persons and a maximum of 28 persons.
Please register through myStudies to enrol for the course no later than 23.10.2017.
W+1 credit1SG. von Krogh, S. Herting
AbstractThis lecture is a special course for MAS students which supplements the Strategic Management course. Participants work on real-life strategy problems in a two-day workshop and apply concepts & methods from the Strategic Management course to develop suitable solutions.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is that participants are able to transfer and use the concepts and methods from the Strategic Management lecture to develop solutions for strategic issues in real-life business contexts.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful registration and prior/parallel enrollment in "363-0392-00 G Strategic Management" required (see course catalogue page for details).
363-0387-00LCorporate SustainabilityW+3 credits2GV. Hoffmann
AbstractThe lecture explores current challenges of corporate sustainability and prepares students to become champions for sustainable business practices. In the beginning, traditional lectures are complemented by e-modules that allow students to train critical thinking skills. In the 2nd half of the semester, students work in teams on sustainability challenges related to water, energy, mobility, and food.
- assess the limits and the potential of corporate sustainability for sustainable development
- develop critical thinking skills (argumentation, communication, evaluative judgment) that are useful in the context of corporate sustainability using an innovative writing and peer review method.
- recognize and realize opportunities through team work for corporate sustainability in a business environment
- present strategic recommendations in teams with different output formats (tv-style debate, consultancy pitch, technology model walk-through, campaign video)
ContentIn the first part of the semester, Prof. Volker Hoffmann will share his insights on corporate sustainability with you through a series of lectures. They introduce you to a series of critical thinking exercises and build a foundation for your group work. In the second part of the semester, you participate in one of four tracks in which SusTec researchers will coach your groups through a seven-step program. Our ambition is that you improve your analytic and organizational skills and that you can confidently stand up for corporate sustainability in a professional setting. You will share the final product of your work with fellow students in a final puzzle session at the end of the semester.
Lecture notesPresentation slides will be made available on moodle prior to lectures.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations will be distributed during the lecture
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