Executive Master in Business Administration

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Take advantage of this opportunity to experience an exceptional free overview of the courses, campus, and the academic body.

When: 14, 15, 16 November 2019

Where: USI, Executive Center, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13,6900 Lugano

Quantative Method

– Develop analytical skills in structuring and analysing business decision problems.
– Build analytical models for a variety of problems in a number of functional areas.
– Understand usefulness and limitation of selected techniques.
– Use software to generate computer solutions of the models.
– Demonstrate skills in communicating the analysis and results of business decision problems and to work as a member of a team.
– Use the knowledge gained from this course to continue life-long learning in decision technologies to aid business decision making.

Prof. Kostis Christodoulou

Visiting Professor of Quantitative Methods. PhD (London Business School), M. Sc. (LSE).
Prof. Kostis Christodoulou has been teaching courses on Quantitative Methods, Decision Analysis, Business Statistics, Risk Management and Financial Modelling to MBA students and business executives at London Business School, City University Business School (where he received the MBA teaching award) and at ALBA Graduate Business School.He holds a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from London Business School, a M.Sc. in Mathematics & Operations Research from the London School of Economics and a ΒΑ in Mathematics & Computer Science from Swarthmore College.His research has been published in the Telecommunications Policy, the Journal of the Operational Research Society and Technological Forecasting & Social Change.He is currently Director of Finance at the private equity firm Curzon Consulting. Before that he was Director of Consulting Services at Velti SA, the first Greek technology firm to list in the AIM of London Stock Exchange, and also worked at McKinsey & Co with telecoms and financial services clients.Research and teaching interests include regulation, “big data” and health care. He has extensive consulting experience in financial services, telecommunications and media. He sat on the board of the Greek Energy regulator from 2007 to 2009.





Organization Behaviour

This course explores how to lead and get things done in organizations, using an organizational behavior perspective that helps understand issues involved in both managing and being managed at work. We all develop our own understanding of what organizations are and how to act effectively as organizational members. But our understanding is often limited by our current position, functional area, or individual interactions and experiences with other organizational members. A narrow view can lead to costly misunderstandings and damaging managerial decisions. In this course, we seek to enhance participants’ understanding by studying the human aspects of organizations. More specifically, we look at organizations through the lenses of leadership, power, structure, culture, and change. Each lens provides explanations of why some organizations flourish whereas others collapse, and why people within organizations behave the way they do. I will discuss the managerial implications of each lens and provide you with the skills and tools to thoroughly diagnose organizational problems and to tackle them with the appropriate ethical actions.

Frédéric Godart

Frédéric Godart is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Management & Human Resources at HEC Paris. He is also the Academic Director of the HEC Paris luxury certificate, sponsored by Kering (owner
of Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent…) Before that, he was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. He teaches in various programmes, notably at Lugano and SciencesPo in Paris.
At HEC Paris he teaches Leadership and Strategic Talent Management in the EMBA program and Leading Organizations in the Grande Ecole Master in Management. He received his PhD from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in the United Kingdom, an MSc in Management from Sciences Po Paris, and was a fellow of the École Normale Supérieure in France. His research explores the dynamics of creative industries, and he focuses on fashion and luxury (e.g., design, modeling, watchmaking, footwear). He is the author of Unveiling Fashion (2012, Palgrave-MacMillan).



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