This course is a project-based class in which student: 1) study the economic and business dynamics of post-war Germany, 2) do a deep dive into the German export-driven model for corporate innovation and R&D, and 3) gain firsthand insight into engineering, design and innovation excellence through corporate visits, in particular Mittelstand companies and startups. The lectures will be augmented with corporate visits throughout the course in Munich and Berlin. Please note this is a highly-intensive block week course, taking place March 10-17. A predeparture meeting will take place on February 15th from 12:30-2:00pm.
Global Immersion Program classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. Blockweek classes bring together classroom sessions and meetings with business executives while working on team projects. The 2017-2018 Global Immersion Program fee for most classes is $1,850 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals; unless an increased fee is otherwise specified in the course description. It does not cover roundtrip international airfare. Attendance both in pre-trip New York CBS sessions as well as in-country and active participation are a crucial part of the learning experience, and as such, attendance is mandatory. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Please visit the Chazen Institute website to learn more about the Global Immersion Program, and visit the Global Immersion Policies page to review policies affecting these courses.
R.A. Farrokhnia, a recipient of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, is an Executive Director at the Dean's Office of "Advanced Projects and Applied Research in Fintech." He also teaches courses at Schools of Business and Engineering; in addition, he is a lecturer and Board Member of the Knight-Bagehot Program at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism...