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Innovative Seminars

innovative seminar

FALL TERM 2017

 

ADM4396 Section A

Selected Issues in Global Marketing with Applications to the Luxury and Private Banking Sector

(A 5-day intensive course offered during the Fall Study Week, From Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th.)

Multinationals and small firms as well have responded to the challenge created by these unmatched opportunities by boldly entering new markets either by themselves or through alliances and other cooperatives arrangements with foreign partners. At this stage, firms may enter foreign markets with a large variety of options and expand worldwide through the simultaneous operationalization of foreign, multinational, regional and global marketing strategies. The first task in this course will be to draw the distinctions between these internalization modes, and then to evaluate under which conditions these modes may be appropriate to the firm depending on its profile, constraints and objectives. The second one will be to analyze how marketing strategies must be adapted accordingly. Although a variety of business sectors will be covered in these cases and in the lectures, global luxury marketing will be more specifically addressed. Strategies of firms such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Rolex and Pathek Phillippe will be discussed as well as strategies in the «luxury» private banking sector to high net worth individuals worldwide.

The prerequisites for this seminar are the successful completion of the common core courses of the first and second year of the BCom program (see course sequence of option/specialisation). This course is not recommended for students that plan to take ADM 4328/4728.

This 5-day intensive course will be offered during the Fall Study Week, From Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th, 2017. Students must apply by June 23rd, 2017 and be admitted to this limited enrolment intensive course. If admitted, the Student Services Centre will register students to this course during the week of June 26th, 2017.

This course will be taught by Dr. Jean-Emile Denis, Professor Emeritus, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Professor Denis has lectured in many countries, notably the United States, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Algeria, Tunisia, Norway, France and Switzerland and for several years in the Executive MBA programme in Wealth Management of the Swiss Banking School. He is author and co-author of four books and has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals, including The Journal of International Business Studies, The International Marketing Review, and The Journal of World Trade Law.  He has been a consultant in international marketing to several public and private agencies in Canada, and for Geneva-based international trade and development organizations. His professional activities have given him the opportunity to teach, research, advise and trade in more than forty countries.

 

ADM4396 Section B

Global Strategy

(A 5-day intensive course offered during the Fall Study Week, From Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th.)

Operating in an international environment gives a manager access to new markets, additional natural resources, and cost saving opportunities. It also opens up sources for new ideas and innovations as well as management talent. On the other hand, these new opportunities present the challenges of managing in more complex, diverse, and uncertain circumstances. Unlike the purely domestic enterprise, multinational enterprises (MNEs) face diverse and often conflicting demands and pressures- including political and economic risks – from various host countries. Unlike domestic companies, MNEs must deal with barriers of distance and time, and differences in language and culture. They must compete on a complex global playing field.

In some instances, firms choose to confront these challenges when they make the decision to expand internationally. In some instances however, firms have these challenges thrust upon them when their industries become more global in scope. In this course, students should become sensitive to cultural, economic, legal and political differences between countries, and study the appropriate policies and strategies for coping with them. In particular, this course will focus on the pressures affecting international firms and the strategic options managers have in order to deal with them. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a conceptual, theoretical and practical understanding of the strategic and organizational challenges of multinational corporate management.

This 5-day intensive course will be offered during the Fall Study Week, From Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th, 2017. Students must apply by June 23rd, 2017 and be admitted to this limited enrolment intensive course. If admitted, the Student Services Centre will register students to this course during the week of June 26th, 2017.

This course will be taught by a visiting professor, Dr. Nicolas Kfuri.

Dr. Kfuri holds a Ph. D. in Business Administration from Cordoba National University, Argentina, an MBA from Purdue University, USA, an a BA in Business Administration from Cordoba National University, Argentina. He has lived in Argentina, Germany, and Mexico. Dr. Kfuri works globally as consultant and executive trainer. His areas of expertise are Corporate Global Strategy, Marketing, and Branding. He has lead projects in the private (MNC’s, medium and small-sized enterprises, and family-run businesses) as well as the public sector. For more than 15 years Dr. Kfuri has also been teaching at executive, graduate(MBA), undergraduate and e-Learning programs of universities in Asia, Europe, Latin andNorth America. Dr. Kfuri has also worked with executives from more than 400 companies, representing more than 75 countries, from 5 continents. 

 

WINTER TERM 2018

 

ADM4396 Section M

Personal and Leadership Development 

This facilitator-driven seminar introduces students to important aspects related to personal and leadership development and will broaden students’ awareness in topics related to career development, leadership skills, self and balance, and community involvement.  Thinking about what goals to set, how to map out a career plan, what it will take to be a business leader in the future, and how does one find balance in one’s life while looking to achieve long-term success as a business leader are just some of the topics that will be explored in this highly engaging Seminar.

Students must apply and be admitted to this course. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2017.


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