Top The course grade will be calculated in the following way:
Individual Class participation (25 %)
IVLE quizzes and Case Questions (50 %)
Short group presentation (10 %)
Group Case Day Presentation (15 %)
1. Class Participation (35 %)
Participation in class is important and is closely tied with learning outcomes. It is thus essential that class participants be ready to discuss pre-assigned issues with respect to cases and readings. In analyzing a case, you should identify problems, explore strategic alternatives, and develop recommendations. I use the following questions to evaluate class participation:
- Is the participant a good listener?
- Do the comments reflect careful analysis?
- Do the comments add to our understanding of the situation?
- Is there a willingness to try new ideas (beyond repeating case facts)?
- Is the participant considerate of other class members?
Please read in advance the cases and the readings assigned for every class. If you are not prepared for any class, please let me know in advance so that I don’t inadvertently embarrass you. Individuals and/or groups may be called on to present their analyses in class.
2. IVLE quizzes and case questions (40%):
You are expected to take part in a weekly online assessment. The aim of this assessment is to further classroom learning by testing your understanding of the concepts. This will include questions on the case to be discussed in the following class.
Note that if you need to miss a class, you will still be expected to take the IVLE assessment, else will be awarded 0 marks. There will be no grace period given to students who have missed the deadline.
3. Short group presentation (10%)
Each group is expected to make a short presentation on an assigned topic. You are encouraged to get in touch with the instructor if you need any clarifications or suggestions on the preparation of your topic. You may also choose another topic after getting approval from the instructor. The presentation should be about 12-15 minutes. Submit a hard copy of your slides and a 1 page executive summary before your presentation and post a copy on IVLE as well.
4. Case Day Group Presentation (15%)
The objective of the group application project is to apply the concepts and frameworks learnt in the course to an episode of corporate strategy in an industry. You have two choices:
This should be worked on in a team of four (preferred) or five students depending on the number of students in class. In keeping with the spirit of the class, the case/project will examine how a specific problem faced by a firm, how it chose to tackle it, and how it could do so better. Good projects generally identify and study a specific problem faced by a company.
- present a topic/case study of my choice
- identify a subject of interest, research it, and present it in class.