Attendance and Participation: Active engagement in class discussions and activities is a critical part of the learning experience in the course. The course is purposefully designed to be interactive, so students must come prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Students that do not meet an 80% attendance record will be automatically unenrolled from the course.
Group Assignments (30%): There are two cumulative assignments – with each building upon the previous one. The assignments are designed around a start-up company and the challenges of change. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and concepts learned in each module and to be prepared to field questions from the instructor and their peers.
Individual Assignment (15%): Students are to submit a short feedback report on the feasibility of a group's start-up idea. The assignment is meant to give students an opportunity to develop their critical and analytical skills, as well as develop their ability to provide constructive and developmental feedback.
Final Group Report (20%) and Final Presentation (10%): The final project reports on the status and future outlook of the start-up company. Students are expected to further refine their company's structures, management practices, and strategies based on the feedback provided by their peers and the instructor. A part of the final report will be dedicated to designing a small research study to investigate a real-world problem or challenge that is facing the industry in which the company operates. This latter part of the report is meant to provide students with insights into how theory connects to practice and empirics.
Individual contribution (25%): The individual component of the evaluation will be based on your group members’ evaluations of your contribution to group work.