Spring 2013 MBA Course

B9301-180: The European Financial Crisis

Block Week Jan. 14-18 - 09:00AM to 06:00PM

Location: Off-Campus (Please see description)

Instructor: Steven Mandis

Prerequisite(s): B6302

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The objective of this course is to provide students with a better understanding of the European financial crisis. Starting with a background of the European Union and the Euro, continuing with an overview of the crisis and finishing with the potential options available to policy and decision makers and the potential impacts and unintended consequences of selected decisions.

Location: The course location is Madrid. Madrid has been chosen specifically to bring students closer to the crisis and make it easier for European-based guest speakers to present to the class.

Philosophy: The spirit of the course is to try to make it as practical as possible. Guest speakers will be bankers, investors, lawyers, risk managers and accountants involved in the crisis. There are no cases. There are no books. The course utilizes a series of articles and practical experience. It is a timely course that focuses on key selected memorable messages/lessons learned and an emphasis on what can help you in your career.


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Steven Mandis

Adjunct Associate ProfessorSteven G. Mandis is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He teaches classes of MBA and executive MBA students on strategic issues facing investment banks and the European financial crisis. In addition, Mandis is a PhD candidate and an honorary Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He focuses on economic sociology as well as organizational culture and innovation...

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