The course objectives are
- to get the students accustomed to current managerial issues with a special focus on Belgian cases,
- to get the students accustomed to some major global economic or political issues (the society theme of the year),
- to get the students accustomed to the reading of some advanced press,
- to provide students some learning in terms of reviewing work of others and providing feedback.
- A set of business talks focused on a small set of companies and the related business cases;
- A set of general talks focused on a global society issue and its related research questions.
For the society issue, the goal is to get a solid understanding of one dimension of this issue. The students have to prepare, individually, one research question related to the issue and deliver an answer to that question.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The seminar is based on the following elements.
- The students, in groups, prepare one business case per semester. They should also provide, in groups, some feedback on the business cases of their peers.
- The students prepare, individually, one research question realted to the society theme of the year and an answer tothat question. They should also provide feedback one some research questions of their peers.
- A set of guest speakers related to the busines cases that are dealt with and to the society theme of the year.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The students will be graded (all the evaluations below are subject to a confirmation by the professor)
- for their own works (by their peers),
- for their assessment of their peer works (by the distance between their assessment and the median of the assessment of others),
- for their participation.
- 25% for each group work (17.5% for the work itself, 7.5% for the assessment work)
- 50% for their individual work (40.0% for the work itself, 20% for the assessment work)
- a bonus/malus for their presence in class (from -2 points to +2 points over 20)