All The New MBA Courses At The Top U.S. B-Schools

UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is offering 10 new MBA courses this fall, including ESG for Managers and Investors, taught by Valentin Haddad and Henry Friedman

Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

New Course: Leading Disruptive Change

Instructor: Scott Anthony

Leading Disruptive Change describes a set of lenses, tools, and mindsets to confront 21st-century challenges such as building cultures that spur diversity, equity, and inclusion, addressing sustainability and related issues, and transforming organizations in the face of disruptive change. The course integrates academic research and practitioner-oriented tools and frameworks to give students practical ways to act wisely and decisively through the fog of disruptive change.

UCLA Anderson School of Management

New Course: ESG for Managers and Investors

Instructors: Valentin Haddad and Henry Friedman

This course focuses on ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues relevant to corporate managers and investors. The last few years have seen these issues rise to the forefront of corporate and investment decisions. By taking the point of view of major decision-makers in this process (shareholders, managers/directors, lenders, regulators, and community-members), we build a comprehensive picture of this radical change in the business world. We will cover various frameworks for measurement, valuation, and opportunity and risk assessment, with emphasis on recent changes in the ESG landscape. The course can serve as a stand-alone introduction to ESG or as a foundation for other SG/sustainability courses offered at UCLA.

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Course: Creating Value in the Metaverse

Instructors: Professor Anton Korinek and David Touve.

In this course in the Global Economies and Markets area, students will explore how to create value in the emerging metaverse. Taught through discussions, workshops, and time spent in the metaverse, the purpose of this course is to expose students to the developing technologies, strategic dynamics, and economic underpinnings of this expanding network of virtual worlds and economies, with the goal to contribute to creating value.

New Course: GEMstone

Instructors: Professors Frank Warnock and Kinda Hachem

In this course in the Global Economies and Markets area, students will take deep dives into the biggest issues at the intersection of international finance and money and banking; examples might include the international payments system and the demand for liquidity, the evolving role of the U.S. dollar as the center of global finance, where in the world long-term interest rates are headed, and how to think about the monetary policy transmission mechanism in a world of crypto and central bank digital currencies.

New York University Stern School of Business

New Course: Becoming You: Crafting Your Authentic Career

Instructor: Suzy Welch

The objective of this class is to guide students through the complex, exhilarating, and sometimes surprising journey of discovering the right career for them, one rich with opportunity, meaning, and impact. “Becoming You” grows out of the premise that the happiest, most fulfilling lives are those lived in your “Area of Destiny,” the intersection of your best and most unique skills, your deepest and most authentic values, and the economy’s most rewarding spaces. On many levels, the Area of Destiny construct is intuitive – of course you should be doing what you’re good at, what you love, and what the world needs. But what’s less intuitive is how often smart, ambitious, and often enlightened people end up with lives and careers that are less deliberate and joyful, and more accidental and stressful, than they’d ever wanted. With readings from memoirs that are as illuminating as they are brutally honest (Tina Fey, Steve Wozniak, and Phil Knight), spell-binding documentaries about trailblazers such as Dr. Dre and Iris Apfel (to name a few), as well as classical works about identity by great philosophers and social scientists, “Becoming You” will explore career journeys that are provocative – and instructive. But the career journey at the center of this class is yours. Where have you been and how has it shaped you? What are you dying to leave behind, and what is ahead that scares you? What is your unedited dream of a life? What are your non-negotiables around lifestyle? Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? And what about money…really? Analytic tools, assessment surveys, and exercises will be employed in each student’s personal exploration process, along with team activities, writing assignments, and guest speakers from careers paths both conventional and unorthodox. The course will conclude with a capstone project in which each student will identify their own “Area of Destiny,” either newly discovered or confirmed, and the roadmap to it, now and in the future.

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