MGMT 5510 - Community Development, Social Change & Sustainability Consulting Projects
For Dual Degree students, the course is designed to enable students to employ theory, lessons and skills taught by two departments (GSOM and IDCE) in a final project plan. The nexus of IDCE and GSOM will be merged with both theory and practice, marrying management with environmental science, social change or community development.
MBA and IDCE graduate students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in their graduate studies to address real-world challenges and opportunities.
Students will chose from a consultancy assignment for a specific client, or work on another type of project; e.g., a community development, social change, sustainability or preparation of a ‘business plan’ for an entrepreneurial effort the student intends to undertake alone or in conjunction with others.
Approval of the project is required at least 120 days prior to the start of the course by the instructor as well as by the students’ advisor(s), as appropriate. Refer to Addendum A for an overview of the timeline for course preparation, the course structure and follow-on activity, as appropriate. The project should align with the student’s area(s) of interest and be supportive of his/her career aspirations. Given the uniqueness of each student’s competencies, interests and goals, teams are typically not appropriate for a project; i.e., projects are managed by individual students. However, on an exception basis, student teams may take responsibility for a project given mutual interests in the client, topic, etc.
Counts as Experiential Learning Requirement II for the MBA program or as an elective.
Prerequisites: ACCT 4100 or ACCT 4101 , OM 4600 , MGMT 4050
Anticipated Terms Offered: Varies