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Redefining Executive Education
ISM offers e-learning modules for our IEMBA, DBA and PhD degree programs. E-learning offers students the flexibility of studying anywhere in the world and at any time. The scheduling and pacing of these modules are designed to be compatible with the lives of working professionals.
E-learning modules remain open for a one-year period; students may enroll any time during that one-year period and take up to three months to complete. Modules are taught by teachers specifically chosen for their areas of expertise and experience.
Students are able to access module materials, communicate with the instructor, participate in discussions, and submit assignments from anywhere in the world, and benefit from one-on-one contact and feedback throughout the module. E-learning modules are each three credits, more than an in-class seminar.
Note: ISM students must earn a minimum of 25% of the credits towards their degree through face-to-face seminars taken at any of our locations.
Please see each individual degree program’s e-learning section for more program-specific e-learning opportunities and courses.
Trial e-learning module:
Sample E-learning Modules:
Active Investment Management
This module examines the activities of innovative investment managers and attempts to answer the following questions: 1. How valuable is the ability to time markets? 2. How might we test whether we actually have the ability to time markets? 3. How can we evaluate our performance if we engage in both market timing and security selection?
This module describes the theory and practice of finance. Managers learn how to cope with routine problems from experience, but the best managers are also able to respond rapidly to change. This requires a sound knowledge of current financial theory. Throughout the module, sound financial theory is used to solve practical everyday business problems which managers face, not just as financial managers but also managers from other corporate functions.
Current Issues in Marketing
This module raises awareness of the actions in the marketing environment, including trends and events at the micro and macro levels and the way they affect industries, markets, and the effectiveness of marketing strategies. Several key issues are studied that could potentially impact industry and consumers in the global marketplace.
International Organizational Behavior
This module prepares students to examine the theories and practices of cross-cultural management. Three major cross-cultural models of behaviors are emphasized. Motivation models of behavior are examined and their effectiveness considered using this foundation of cross-cultural models. The role of cognitive dissonance in bringing about lasting change in organizations is explored and international team-building is discussed.
Dynamic Strategic Management
Strategic management and decision making affect all parts of the organization. It is concerned with matching the organization to the environment in which it operates, focusing on the threats and opportunities that exist or may exist in the future in order to position the business appropriately, and assessing the capabilities of the organization and the availability of resources within the organization.