Executive Skills

  • QST ES 090: Ascend Seminar
    The Ascend Seminar is designed to engage Questrom Ascend students in their own career exploration and development through company/industry exposure as well as timely professional development, leadership, and topics related to student success. Using the core values of a Questrom School of Business education as a foundation, the course will focus on preparing for a meaningful career and life, as well as building a professional network and community of Questrom students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners. This course is open only to those students who formally participate in the Questrom Ascend Fellowship.
  • QST ES 710: Teaming
    This course introduces the challenges of leading and participating in teams and project groups. It emphasizes the roles of team members and leaders, how to motivate within a team environment, and how to create an environment in which teams and their embers increase their capabilities. This course also provides support for students as they work on program projects and helps students to gain both knowledge of team dynamics and the skills to shape them.
  • QST ES 724: Professional Skills
    The Professional Skills Collection consists of three elements integrated into the full time MBA curriculum: Communications; Teaming, and Career Management. First, Communications focuses on both oral elements - including development of a presenter's delivery skills and message clarity - and writing elements - including how to exercise leadership through writing and understanding how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management. Second, Teaming will support student work on teams while also assessing the dynamics by which teams form, develop, change, achieve success and transform or disband. Third, Career Management will assist students in transforming personal interests into professional goals, and these goals into an MBA level, candidate-driven internship and job search through a set of complementary resources and activities. Each of the three professional skills elements are integrated within, and delivered alongside, the integrated modular MBA core experience.
  • QST ES 735: Team Coaching
    The ability to work with and develop teams is considered one of the most essential skill sets for the 21st century workplace. This course focuses the role of coaching on both an individual and team level in order to develop the skills needed to work effectively in teams. Course activities and learning objectives are integrated and aligned with other academic courses to deepen and enrich the MBA student learning experience by developing their abilities to coach each other in collaborative environments.