Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Next appointment: 21-25 November 2022.

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Room 250
Main Building

Competitive Intelligence

The course uses lectures, online-simulations and case study analysis to teach advanced methods of Operations Management for future executives. The main objective is to show how companies gain and sustain competitive advantages over their rivals through effective and efficient Operations Management.

Operations management is the area of management, which is concerned with designing and controlling the production of goods or services. Based on a company’s competitive and business strategy, operation managers develop and control the process of transforming inputs (e.g. raw materials, labor, information, energy) into outputs (good and services). Operations Management consists of numerous subfields. This course focuses on the following key areas of operations management: operations strategy, process analysis, quality management, project management, waiting line management, inventory management and yield management.

Room 354
Main Building

Networks and Behavior in Organizations

Working in organizations implies first and foremost daily interaction among organizational members across all levels. This is especially the case for contemporary organizations that are required to deal with an increasingly complex business environment. The most recent technological advancements, economic trends and epidemiological events have brought to the fore the need for organizations to rethink their internal structures and systems, and move towards design approaches encouraging collaboration and interaction, innovation and creativity, autonomy and accountability. Understanding the practical implications of work-related interactions and social relationships among organizational members is the focus of this course.

Networks and Behavior in Organizations introduces the concepts and analytical tools needed for mapping, describing, and understanding social networks and individual behaviors in organizations. The course introduces participants to a relational view of organizations that complements a more traditional formal view articulated in other courses offered in the Master programme (e.g., Organizational Design and Change).