MPTM 622-102 Spring 2018 Trujillo.docx - Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management

MPTM 622-102 Spring 2018 Trujillo.docx - Georgetown...

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Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management Course Syllabus Spring 2018 Course: Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World (MPTM 622-102) Course Credits: 3.0 Class Start Date: January 10, 2018 Class End Date: March 5, 2018 Location: Distance Education/Blackboard Instructor: Maria F. Trujillo, Ph.D. Office Hours: By Appointment Email: [email protected] Course Description: The Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World course is designed to expose students in the program to the complex activities of implementing global projects for firms and organizations worldwide. The course caters to students, practitioners, managers and executives interested in fostering effective cross-cultural collaboration, resolving conflicts in a multinational context, and leading globally diverse and disbursed teams and networks. This course prepares students to anticipate the impact of globalization and to develop effective strategies to engage in international initiatives both in a domestic market and abroad. Students will learn the core concepts of the Global Project Management Framework and structure an international project. They will learn about globalization, diversity, traits of effective global teams, adopting collaborative tools and implementing the Global Project Management Framework. The course will be taught from a global technology managerial perspective including managerial, cultural and legal issues. Course Objectives: This course is intended to help students develop the ability to: Understand, apply and design a strategy to implement the Global Project Management Framework Weigh elements of cross-cultural collaboration as they relate to project management Analyze the tenets of global leadership, including examining approaches to conflict resolution in a global work environment Formulate strategies for effective cross-cultural meetings and intercultural communication Structure an international project by assembling a global collaborative network and evaluating collaborative and knowledge sharing tools 1
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Assess the managerial benefits and challenges of diversity and inclusiveness in the work force. Course Methodology: Learning strategies include lectures, group discussions, case studies, and group projects. The primary teaching approaches are the following: Socratic method, named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, stimulates critical thinking and allows students to present opposing arguments or viewpoints in the form of inquiry and debate; and Case method which enables the student to serve in the role of decision-maker for real- life business and management situations. The case method approach empowers students to apply the theories, concepts, and practices of globalization and diversity in technology management. Moreover, critical thinking skills are applied as students examine the causes, consider and compare/contrast alternative courses of actions,
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