MBA Program Courses
Analyze and make decisions around emerging technologies. Apply techniques for scanning the horizon for emerging technologies. Predict which technologies will be successful and why. Describe environments in which technologies emerge. Sustainability is a key topic covered in the examination of technologies related to energy and transportation.
Teams work on a project developed in consultation with a not-for-profit organization, and present results to organizations and boards.
Learn how to create, design, find, assess, and shape opportunities. Understand and apply the strategic process of venture creation. Develop and present a venture creation plan. Covers ventures starting from scratch or within an organization. Develop a sense of how to make decisions and execute strategies.
This course offers a holistic view of the interaction of businesses with the environment. It outlines reasons why businesses would want to care about environmental issues, introduces environmental assessment and management tools, and visits topics from various business functions. A novel feature of the course is innovation tournaments for sustainability.
Introduces tools and concepts linking development to strategy, and for managing the development process for speed, efficiency, and market impact.
The focus of this course is the analysis of the challenges associated with managing a firm's resource capabilities for long-term competitive advantage. Particular emphasis is placed on planning under conditions including rapid technological innovation (in products and processes), international competition, and changing markets.
Students gain knowledge in three important areas: management consulting, sustainability, and project management. This course takes students through a crash course in management consulting skills and also provides an understanding of important sustainability frameworks and approaches. Students then form teams and scope, plan, execute, and deliver a 12-week consulting project for participating companies.
Applicable Courses from Other Georgia Tech Graduate Programs
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electricity economics, including economic theory, electricity markets, and policy. The behavior of the physical system including the grid, and the market is modeled in detail and simulated through software including auction and trading exercises. Emphasis is given to current trends: renewable energy, information systems, smart grid, and consumer empowerment as drivers for market architecture.