This course is designed as a Project Seminar offered by IHM for the Cross Functional Management (CFM) program. It focuses on a current topic within the area of Strategic Management and/or Strategic Leadership and apply them to profit and/or nonprofit organizations. Two organizations have been invited to serve as partners for this course.
Learn from practice: company projects
Representatives from our partner organizations (consumer goods/non-profit sector) provide real-life cases to emphasize the practical relevancy of this seminar.
Learn from each other: peer feedback
Through the class setting, participants are required to constantly present and discuss their current project progress in front of their peers. The goal is to establish a constructive feedback culture that all participating groups will benefit from.
Convince decision makers: project partners
Students have to present their strategic & operational decisions in front of a jury. Members of the jury will be our project partners as well as the course instructors.
After completing this course, students will have the ability to:
- cope with ambiguity
- structure complex and ill-defined problems
- have the ability to evaluate the market environment and react in a real business situation
- justify their business decisions in front of an experienced jury
Apart from that, completing this course will contribute to student's ability to:
- efficiently work and communicate in a team
- improve their oral and written communication and presentation skills
- learn to give and receive constructive feedback
Participants should be present at all modules.
Classes will be interactive. The project character determines the format of the course.
The course grade will be determined as follows:
- Individual reflection paper (5 pts)
- Take-home assignment (20 pts)
- Class participation/peer feedback (10 pts)
- Group presentations (30 pts)
- Final seminar paper (35 pts)
90% - 100%
80% - 89%
70% - 79%
60% - 69%
This course is exclusively offered to students enrolled in the Cross Functional Management (CFM) program. Students need to complete the following courses to register for the Project Seminar: Strategic Management and Strategic Leadership, as well as the course Advanced Strategic Management or Advanced Strategic Leadership.