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Phase I: Improving Efficiency
MODULE ONE: Foundations of International Business and Problem
Definition (New York)
January 6-17, 2014
The program kicks off at Columbia Business School with two weeks of
core classes in all business areas, with an emphasis in performance
improvement. With the support of a faculty adviser, each participant
will prepare a proposal for a "Process Improvement Project" that
esponds to a pressing issue in their company.
MODULE TWO: Process Improvement Methodology (Online)
January – August, 2014
Online lectures and case studies – focused on process improvement
methodology – will enable students to make their businesses more
efficient and competitive. With the support of a faculty adviser,
students will spend 10 weeks working on their Process Improvement
Projects followed by approximately 18 weeks implementing and
analyzing the impact of their projects on their companies.
MODULE THREE: Entrepreneurship & Innovation (International
March 16-March 22, 2014
A week-long study trip will permit students to learn firsthand how
high-growth entrepreneurs have made their companies successful
Phase II: Business Growth Planning
MODULE FOUR: Global Expansion and Value Creation (New York)
August 24 - 30, 2014
A week-long module in will offer classes that examine
current trends in global business. Students will also present the
findings of their Process Improvement Projects to faculy, who will
evaluate the success of the projects. Applying the skills and
knowledge acquired from Module IV, students will develop a
"Business Growth Plan" that prepare their companies for global
expansion and value creation.
MODULE FIVE: Business Growth Applications (Online)
September – December 2014
Online lectures and case studies on business-growth applications will
help students identify the opportunities and challenges of cross
border expansion. With the support of a faculty adviser students will
spend 4 months developing their growth plans.
MODULE SIX: Business Plan Presentations and Graduation
Ceremony (New York)
January 11-16, 2015
Participants will present their business growth plans to Columbia
Business School faculty and and guests. At the graduation ceremony,
students will receive a certificate from Columbia Business School’s
*Faculty advisers will be provided by Columbia Business School.
**Students who cannot demonstrate an impact on their companies as the result of their Process Improvement Projects will not be asked to continue the program after Module Four.
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