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  • QST HM 999: Directed Study: Health Care Management
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department chair
    PhD-level directed study in Health Care Management. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Center website.
  • QST IM 345: Global Business Environment
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC101, CAS EC102, and junior standing.
    Required for International Management concentrators. Deals with international economic theories and explores the intersection between theory and practice. Determinants of international trade and payments: international trade theory and policy and balance-of-payments accounting. Explores the implications of trade-promoting and trade-inhibiting institutions and practices: WTO, NAFTA, European Union, etc. Introduces cultural, political, and demographic issues for international managers. 4 cr.
  • QST IM 430: Managing in a Global Environment
    Course description TBD
  • QST IM 445: Multinational Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC101; CAS EC102; QST IM345 or QST FE427 or CAS EC392 or CAS IR292 or equivalent for non-Questrom students (may be taken concurrently)
    This is heavily case-based course studying the business strategies of multi- national enterprises, particularly in high-growth and developing economies. Having worldwide operations not only gives companies access to new markets and diverse resources, it also opens up new sources of information and knowledge that stimulate innovation and operational strategies. Along with opportunities, we also look at the challenges to a more complex, diverse, and uncertain business than those faced by companies who focus primarily in their mature markets or even their own country. This course helps students to acquire skills and perspectives that will help them as they pursue careers with multi-national companies or other opportunities in the global business environment.
  • QST IM 471: Made in Italy
    This course offers a comparative analysis of the diverse peculiarities that characterize the products made in Italy from others produced in some European countries (Germany, France, or Great Britain) and non-European countries (Japan or the U.S.). By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of local and global diversity and the global impact of "Made in Italy." The course also helps students to improve their creative skills by completing an in-depth analysis of how innovation works as a fuel for SMEs to find strategies to compete and create additional value for customers. By preparing for case studies, presentations, participating in company visits and doing reports, students are able to directly engage in the creative process.
  • QST IM 475: Global Management Experience
    The Global Management Experience is a four-credit course that involves analytical work throughout the spring semester, and each year the countries, cities and companies studied are changed. Coursework includes an exploration of the economic, governmental and social factors that affect the conduct of business, and ethics, in a variety of industries and contexts. The course will feature presentations and Q&A with different business executives, government leaders and entrepreneurs, providing an opportunity for first-hand observation around the application of management principles and strategies in the global arena. Please click here to watch a 1 minute video overview of the course.
  • QST IM 498: Directed Study: International Management
    Directed study in International Management. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.
  • QST IM 851: The Management of Luxury Business
    Graduate Prerequisites: Students must have 16 credits of MBA course work completed at Questrom.
    This Paris seminar is designed to be a deep-dive experiential learning experience focused on one of France's leading economic sectors: luxury goods and services. In this course, students will examine best business practices and challenges behind the global economic success of the French luxury goods industries. While in Paris, students will get a closer look into leading businesses serving high-end consumers across industries such as cosmetics, wine and spirits, high-end fashion, retail, hotels, real-estate, airplanes, and auctions as well as a historical perspective on how France became the leader in the luxury goods market. We will also learn about how global consumer trends such as sustainability, the resell market and economic downturn affects the luxury segment. Management issues in the luxury goods and services industries will be covered during firm visits, discussions with high-level executives and via an experiential consulting project. Students will meet with top executives and decision makers across business functions such as customer-relationship management, marketing, branding, operations, manufacturing, and financial planning. This class counts as an experiential learning course.
  • QST IM 860: Social Impact Field Seminar
    This course provides an action-based learning experience for students interested in understanding how for-profit and non-profit organizations develop innovative products and services that help mitigate grand challenges such as climate change, food security, global health, and poverty, and enable them to grow their business and sustain their competitive advantage over time. Students will work on a live 'social impact' consulting project for a client from the host country, and present their recommendation to the client while in the country. Furthermore, students will visit and interact with various players in the social impact sector (e.g., entrepreneurs, high-level executives, non-profit leaders) to learn about the opportunities and challenges they face. This course is ideal for students interested in social impact, sustainable energy, environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, socially responsible investing (SRI), and global health and healthcare.
  • QST IM 885: International Management Field Seminar
    This course will allow students the opportunity to utilize and apply their MBA learning to business work experience. Students will secure their internship in a position related to the MBA degree program. The deliverable of the project is a paper in which the students must address how the position will leverage their MBA career growth and industry analysis. The deliverable will be due upon completion of the internship experience.
  • QST IS 223: Introduction to Information Systems
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST SM 131.
    Provides students with an understanding of the important role that information and information technology play in supporting the effective operation and management of business. Elaborates on the themes of "place to space" and the implications for business of the digital enterprise. Focuses on learning IS concepts in the context of application to real business problems.
  • QST IS 428: Managing Information Security
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS 223.
    Combines technical and business approaches to the management of information. It will address technical issues such as cryptography, intrusion detection, and firewalls along with managerial ideas such as overall security policies, managing uncertainty and risk, and organization factors. We will examine different aspects of computer security such as password, virus protection, and managing computer security in dynamic environments. Topics will also include network security and how to secure wireless application and services. These technical details will be placed in a business context. The class will have a practical focus as we examine current "best practices" in area. There will be several guest speakers in the security area. This will be a project-oriented class and students will present their research projects during the last several classes. 4 cr.
  • QST IS 465: Managing Data Resources
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS223; QST BA222 or CAS CS105 or CAS CS108 or CAS CS111 (co-requisite /pre-requisite)
    Required for Management Information Systems concentrators. Provides a practical and theoretical introduction to data management focusing on the use of relational database technology and SQL to manage an organization's data and information. Introduces recent topics such as data warehouses and Web databases. Includes a project to design and implement a relational database to manage an organization's data. 4 cr.
  • QST IS 467: Agile Development Methodologies
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS223; QST BA222 or CAS CS105 or CAS CS108 or CAS CS111 (co-requisite /pre-requisite)
    This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of Agile Development methodologies. The course introduces the various methods currently used in the industry and then focuses on the primary methodologies used today, SCRUM and Kanban. Students will learn the tools of these software development approaches that produce deliverables to end users every two to four weeks. We analyze the value each of these methodologies bring into the development process and the reasoning behind a corporation selecting one method over the other (or a combination of both). In addition, the students will be introduced to CA Project Management software, the leader in the industry for SCRUM. Students will learn to analyze requirements, create backlogs, schedule "stories" to be developed, hold Standup meetings, Reviews and Retrospectives.
  • QST IS 469: Designing Information Systems
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS 223.
    Required for Management Information Systems concentrators. Studies the process of designing and implementing management information systems. Students will learn to analyze organizational information requirements, develop specifications for information systems, manage systems development projects, and understand implementation issues. Key implementation concepts that affect management decisions will be discussed, and reinforced with programming examples. Design support tools will be used to support the design process. Includes a project to design an information system.
  • QST IS 474: Platform Strategy & Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS 223.
    Today's most valuable and powerful companies do not offer standalone products or services, but rather platforms which enable transactions between multiple customer groups -- think Alibaba, Airbnb, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Uber, etc. This course explores the unique strategy challenges and economic foundations of such platform businesses. What makes platforms special relative to regular product businesses? Why are platforms so powerful, yet so hard to build? How should platforms be designed and priced? How much responsibility should platforms take for bad things they enable their participants to do (e.g. fake news and ad scams on Facebook, counterfeits on Alibaba)? When and how can regular products or services be transformed into platforms? How should other businesses deal with the rising power of platforms that they depend on? The course will use a mixture of conceptual frameworks, (light) economic models, and case studies to provide students with a thorough and in-depth understanding of what it takes to build or invest in platforms. Such an understanding is indispensable to anyone seeking a career at technology companies or aspiring to become an entrepreneur or venture capitalist.
  • QST IS 479: Innovating with Information Technology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST IS 223.
    Surveys the organizational implementation, uses, and impacts of advanced information technology including decision support systems, management support systems, and expert systems. Includes a group project to design and develop a decision support system.
  • QST IS 498: Directed Study: Management Information Systems
    Directed study in Management Information Systems. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.
  • QST IS 711: IT Strategies for a Networked Economy
    Graduate Prerequisites: QST MO712 or MO713, QST AC710 AC711, QST QM716 or QM717
    This case-based course demonstrates the role that information technology plays in shaping business strategy and business models. It provides an overview of the key technologies that are important in today's business environment and introduces organization and management concepts relating to the information technology function. The course also illustrates the relationships between organizational performance and the ability to leverage knowledge assets.
  • QST IS 717: Systems Architecture in Management and Applications
    Graduate Prerequisites: MSDT students only
    The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the concept of systems architecture and how it has evolved from a technical notion to an important business issue. The course has several themes: (1) Students develop an appreciation of how a business may leverage architectural design choices for operational and competitive advantage, both at a technical and business level. (2) Students obtain insight into how interface driven systems (those using APIs) enable flexibility and increased innovation. (3) Students are confronted with the difficult aspects of modern systems, such as parallelism and concurrency, and how these technical challenges are managed. An introduction to programming in Python provides a context to help students develop a hands-on understanding of these concepts. Care is taken to not just apply the technical material to management contexts, but also inform business strategy and organization and operations through these architectural principles.