Whether you want to follow a career in consulting or just want to improve your problem-solving capabilities, this course will provide you with valuable skills to navigate both the consulting and corporate worlds. Through a combination of lectures, class exercises, case discussions and real-life examples, this course focuses on key models and frameworks used by top management consultants to better understand, diagnose, solve, recommend and implement top strategic corporate decisions. The course´s ultimate objective is to develop a disciplined, structured and analytical approach to consistently help you and your clients succeed.
Connection with the Core: This course builds on knowledge primarily from Strategy Formulation, Marketing Strategy and Leadership Development. Specifically, we will further develop concepts like company and competitive analysis, sources of economic value, trade-offs, etc. Basic knowledge of incremental cost/benefit analysis, key financial statements and marketing segmentation will help students create more robust recommendations in-class exercises and cases.
Throughout the course, class exercises will also provide students the opportunity to integrate and further develop key leadership concepts like team management, influence, persuasion and decision-making.
Adjunct Professor of Business
Marco Viola is a Managing Partner and founder of Nexus Partners. Nexus Partners is a US investor, general partner and manager of a portfolio of companies with over 5000 employees and company value in excess of $500MM. Current portfolio companies include investments in retailing, health care services, education, telecommunications, water treatment, food service, media and industrial laundry. Prior to Nexus, Marco was Managing Director of...