At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
During their programme, students of the LSM Master¿s in management or Master¿s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities¿
KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Aims and objectives. At the end of the course, students should be able to (i) master an array of specific concepts from strategic management and industrial organization, so as to (ii) understand how digital platforms operate and what sets them apart from other business, and (iii) apply this knowledge to design their own venture.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course will be organized according to the flipped-classroom method. Every week, students will be exposed to learning material online, which they will cover at their own pace. They will prepare, individually, a number of learning activities, aimed at making them engage with the material. In parallel, students will develop, in groups, their own project of platform. They will also present their work in progress, every Tuesday, to the teaching staff.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The final grade in this course will be based on grades in three activities:
- A group project (40%): Working in groups, the task will be to design a digital platform whose objective is to help mitigating the damages of climate change.
- Individual assignments and class participation (40%):
- Each week, individual activities (e.g., quizzes, small exercises, applications of concepts, etc.) will be assigned and graded;
- Each Tuesday, members of the teaching staff will talk with each group separately (using Teams); the group will present what they did for the group activities that were assigned for that week; time will also be used to answer questions about the material and to discuss the progress in the group project; the quality of the interaction will be graded;
- A final written examination (20%): the exam will cover the entirety of the material and will be organized in the two regular exam sessions (June and August/September). The purpose of the exam is to check the students’ understanding of the main theoretical concepts covered in the course. The exact format of the exam (written or oral, in-person or online) will be decided in due time, in strict accordance with the health rules and special provisions that will be in force.