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GSBGEN 346: Comparing Institutional Forms: Public, Private, and Nonprofit (EDUC 377, PUBLPOL 317, SOC 377)

For students interested in the nonprofit sector, those in the joint Business and Education program, and for Public Policy MA students. The focus is on the missions, functions, and capabilities of nonprofit, public, and private organizations, and the managerial challenges inherent in the different sectors. Focus is on sectors with significant competition among institutional forms, including health care, social services, the arts, and education. Sources include scholarly articles, cases, and historical materials.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

GSBGEN 347: Education Policy in the United States

The course will provide students from different disciplines with an understanding of the broad educational policy context. The course will cover topics including a) school finance systems; b) an overview of policies defining and shaping the sectors and institutional forms of schooling, c) an overview of school governance, d) educational human-resource policy, e) school accountability policies at the federal and state levels; and f) school assignment policies and law, including intra- and inter-district choice policies, desegregation law and policy.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Dee, T. (PI)

GSBGEN 348: The Economics of Higher Education

Topics: the worth of college and graduate degrees, and the utilization of highly educated graduates; faculty labor markets, careers, and workload; costs and pricing; discounting, merit aid, and access to higher education; sponsored research; academic medical centers; and technology and productivity. Emphasis is on theoretical frameworks, policy matters, and the concept of higher education as a public good. Stratification by gender, race, and social class.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

GSBGEN 349: Introduction to the Politics of Education

The relationships between political and economic analysis and policy formulation in education; focus is on alternative models of the political process, the nature of interest groups, political strategies, policy efficiency, the external environment of organizations, and the implementations of policy. Applications to policy analysis, implementation, and politics of reform. (APA)
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF

GSBGEN 350: International Internship

Units: 1-2 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
Instructors: Rajan, M. (PI)

GSBGEN 355: d.org: Designing Creative Organizations

Students will learn and apply several frameworks for organization design and human centered design. They'll also get a rare, in-person view into the fabric of industry-leading organizations during project work outside of class. They'll discover how company leaders inculcate the notion of user empathy into their DNA, to create compelling customer experiences and extraordinary work environments. Employing a human-centered approach, interdisciplinary teams will explore the partner companies and identify opportunities to design for positive organizational impact. After generating a range of initial ideas, teams will prototype focused interventions taking the form of novel roles, tools, spaces, rituals and more. Students will learn how design thinking applies to leading creative organizations. They will be exposed to and experiment with multiple organizational design models in a real-world environment. They will work in teams and learn from their peers' professional experience by participating in projects together.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

GSBGEN 356: Dynamics of the Global Wine Industry

This course will examine the world of wine with a fresh and contemporary lens. It will explore the market dynamics of this fascinating global industry. The goal of the course is to provide insight into the branding, marketing, and distribution dynamics that shape what consumers can buy and consume with a focus on the strategies of some of the world's leading wine brands. Attention will also be paid to the legal, regulatory, and market dynamics that define the U.S. wine industry as well as to issues of contested authenticity in the world of wine.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Rapp, A. (PI)

GSBGEN 360: Sports Business Management

This course will examine the diverse management challenges facing the sports industry. The course will cover issues at the league level, the team level, the athlete/agent level, and the college level. The diverse constituencies with interests in sports issues (athletes, fans, media companies, advertisers, and legislators to name a few) will be discussed. Sports issues at a global level (the IOC) and both U.S. and outside U.S. will be covered. There will be coverage of evolving business ventures related to the sports industry (such as venture backed sports companies and sports networks). nnnA key focus is on how the sports industry is similar to and different from other industries. Key concepts underlying the course are: value creation/value sharing; revenue ecosystem; virtuous circles and vicious circles; disruptive technologies; growth facilitators and growth inhibitors; leveragable assets/inherited liabilities; and entrepreneurship/new product innovations. Over 80% of the sessions typically will include a guest co-lecturer from the sporting industry.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

GSBGEN 363: Fiscal Policy

One of every four dollars in the American economy will be spent by the federal government this year. This course will examine how federal spending, taxes, deficits and debt affect the U.S. economy and global financial markets, and how the economy affects the federal budget. We will look inside the federal budget to understand entitlement spending, what causes it to grow so fast, how it could be reformed, and why that's so hard to do. We'll understand where the money goes -- how much goes to infrastructure, education, housing, health care, energy and the environment, parks, scientific research, national defense, and other needs. We'll look at the stimulus vs. austerity debate, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and Europe. We'll look beyond partisan battle lines and explore various fiscal philosophies that sometimes split the political parties. We'll cover the federal budget process from developing the President's budget to enacting individual spending and tax bills, and discuss process reforms including spending and deficit reduction targets, a balanced budget amendment, and line item veto. We'll cover the major players in the budget debate and understand where the big and small budget decisions are made. We'll look at federal taxation, where the money comes from, how it affects the economy, and how it might be restructured. We'll examine the recommendations of the President's budget commission and see if we can predict what will become of its recommendations. And we'll see if we, as a class, can solve our nation's fiscal problems as Washington has so far been unable to do.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

GSBGEN 373: Investing in Alternative Assets

This course is intended for any student interested in a career in managing, developing, or investing in alternative assets such as hedge funds, private real estate funds, buy-out private equity (primarily large cap firms) and infrastructure. The first module of the course presents an overview of how investing in these alternative assets differs from investing in the public markets (e.g., publicly traded stocks and bonds). We spend time defining and discussing the risks involved when investing in non-transparent market sectors. We also focus on the perspectives of general partners and limited partners and how they each assess performance. Lastly, in this module we identify the attributes of successful private investment firms. The second module consists of analyses of individual transactions in real estate, mezzanine debt, large cap buyout transactions and infrastructure. Many of these investments can become significantly troubled and when they do, one must make decisions among a number of poor alternatives. Cases will be global.nnObjectives include: How to construct portfolios that include alternative assets; How to benchmark such portfolios; How to assess risks in transactions and portfolios; How to perform relative value analyses of differing investment opportunities; How to manage troubled investments (when to "hold 'em and when to fold 'em"); and How to manage a general partner firm. The course is divided into three modules with special emphasis on the financial analysis for transactions and portfolios. The first module focuses on portfolio construction issues and how to quantify whether the investor has been successful. The second module focuses on underwriting individual transactions and applying a relative value construct in determining the more attractive investments. The second module also focuses on the management of troubled investments, including deciding when to "double down" and how to protect investments already in place. The third module will address how general partners manage their firms.nnStudents will be expected to create an investment concept, draft an investment memorandum, create a pitch book and make presentations to a panel of experts.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
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