Understanding Modern Business and Organisations
School: University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
Registration Link: Understanding Modern Business and Organisations
Start Date: March 2, 2015 (6 Weeks Long)
Workload: 6 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Viktor Dörfler
Credentials: Dr. Dorfler is a senior lecturer in information and knowledge management at the University of Strathclyde. As a researcher, he focuses on modeling expert knowledge and enhancing knowledge-based expert systems such as eLearning systems. He holds four masters degrees from Budapest University, including an MBA and an MSc in mathematical engineering. For the past four consecutive years, he has earned a teaching excellence award from the University of Strathclyde’s student association.
Graded: Students who earn a passing grade will receive an Honor Code Certificate.
Description: This graduate level course examines how business operates today – and how it will evolve in the future. In particular, the course focuses on four themes:
- “Knowledge:What does our shift towards a knowledge economy, away from manual labour, mean for both business and society?
- Technology:How do organisations develop and/or use technology, and protect their intellectual property? How are the concepts of copyright, reliability and intellectual property changing today?
- Ethics:Does the rise of corporate social responsibility and environmental issues mean that businesses are more morally and socially responsible today?
- Globalisation:How do organisations perform on the world stage and balance the global with the local? What does living in a global village mean for organisations, as well as individuals, today and tomorrow?”
These themes are then tied together when an in-depth examination of the global financial crisis.
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