THE FALL 2016 COURSE:
A program designed utilizing the Harvard Business School (HBS) case studies taught by HBS MBAs for the business community. Course instruction is the case study method of taking real-life for profit businesses and resolving their issues through group discussion in the class environment. Students are expected to commit 3-4 hours each week to preoare for the class case discussion. In prior course, students averaged 1.8 hours in preparation for each case. There are no formal written assignments.
This program is designed for:
- Business owners and leaders interested in continuing education
- Functional managers looking to broadena business horizons
11 Monday Evenings
September 26 - December 13, 2016 (there will be no class on Halloween)
5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Two 75 minute case discussions each evening
Light dinner offered before case studies
The Girl Scout Leadership Center at the Balboa Campus
1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Deadline for submission, September 16, 2016
Return application to HBSClubSanDiego@Gmail.com
Tuition: Early Bird Special!
$2000.00 (enrolled before September 1, 2016)
$2250.00 (enrolled after September 1, 2016)
The case discussion process is to practice coping with new, often unfamiliar and ill defined situations. In a sense, it is a broadening of one’s experience in a very short time. The case discussion will be moderated by San Diego area Harvard MBAs and graduates from other Harvard Business School executive for-profit and non-for-profit programs. The following are subject areas for the cases:
- Financial Reporting and Control: Accounting is the primary channel for communicating the economics of any for profit or not for profit business. We will cover basic financial statements and some of the differences between not for profit and for profit reporting.
- Mission and Strategy: Funds providers and customers can request changes in the organization mission. Sometimes the change is appropriate, and other times it is divisive mission creep. The mission itself is only of value when it results in action which requires an effective implementation strategy.
- Change: All organizations encounter consistent forces for change. Not only must the managers find ways to lead change, but they must also help others in the organization cope with new situations and requirements.
- Development and Funding: Maintaining and expanding the sources of funding involves issues of cost effectiveness and conflicts between mission and funding implications.
- Operations: Managing the effective integration of technology, people, and operating systems present critical challenges to leaders of not for profit organizations. The successful management of the organization will involve continuing work on process improvement, project implementation, customer service, and employee development.
- Board: How does the board’s governance role fit with the staff role of management?
Testimonials from past students:
“Creative, dynamic discussions of issues facing every non-profit strategy, management, governance and financials.”
“The course offers an interactive venue with like minded professionals to be exposed to a variety of organizational business scenarios. Great diverse group of individuals with wonderful ideas, insights and knowledge of non-profit sectors.”
There are no educational or management experience requirements for admission. However, to gain the full value of the program, the applicant should have the reading speed and time to cover 40 to 60 pages of case work each week. In addition, the analysis of the cases often requires the use of basic math skills.
The fee for the program is $2000 to be paid upon registration. This includes all digital cases and article reprints. An invoice will be sent to the sponsoring organization following the selection of students.
CASE MATERIALS INCLUDE:
Samsung Electronics Company: Global Marketing and Operations
Apple Inc. in 2015
Governance & Marketing
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google
Leadership & Organizations
A Day in the Life of Alex Sander: Driving in the Fast Lane at Landon Care Products
Resilience at InterMune: A Journey Through The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Shouldice Hospital Ltd (Abridged)
Merck & Co, Inc. (Rothaermel)
The Accounting Framework, Financial Statements, and Some Accounting Concepts
Entrepreneurship & Growth
Leadership & Organization
Thomas Green: Power, Office Politics and a Career in Crisis
Amgen Inc.’s Epogen – Commercializing the First Biotech Blockbuster Drug
Coach K: A Matter of Heart & Bobby Knight: The Will to Win (2 cases)
How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Potential Venture Opportunities
Marketing – Pricing
Cumberland Metal Industries: Engineered Products Division 1980
Columbia’s Final Mission
Strategy – Joint Venture
Sonata Software LTD., India: Building Global Competitive Advantage Through an International Joint Venture