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Preview MBA: MBA in 10 Days

Course Code: MBA200
Start Date: 2022/9/17 End Date: 2022/11/19 Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall, Spring Core certificate: Management Fundamentals Elective certificate: International Business Management Medium of Instruction: English Location: Tokyo

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Course Description

How do senior managers think and make critical, strategic decisions? This MBA preview course will provide a useful foundation in the key principles of business management such as strategy, marketing, team building, finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, economics, financial analysis and accounting. Participants will gain insight into the formulation of business strategy, discover how the components of business fit together, better understand the broader competitive forces acting on organizations, and examine the critical task of motivating and leading people. Participants will gain a wide understanding on business issues and principles that will help to make sounder and more informed business decisions. This course is designed and taught as a primer for students considering an MBA but is useful for all who manage or aspire to manage in business, government or non-government organizations. Through lectures, discussion, MBA-level case studies and assignments students engage and apply analytical and strategic thinking concepts presented in class. This course offers an array of tools, methods and analytical techniques presented can be applied directly in the workplace: a veritable Swiss-Army Knife of tools and techniques to help you think like an MBA. Students who have a basic, foundational knowledge of business are encouraged to enroll in MBA200 over BUS101.

Learning Objectives

1. An understanding of the ethical issues management face and how quantitative analysis factors in to business decision making.
2. A general understanding of marketing principles.
3. Factors that yield effective leadership, teamwork, and world-class performance.

Who should take this course

Those who would like to gain a broader perspective on business concepts and practices.


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Paul Kates

Instructor Biography

Originally from Toronto (Canada), Paul Kates has over 20 years of diverse professional experience. After the completion of his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, he began his career in the Entrepreneurial Services Practice of Ernst & Young, providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide variety of businesses. He then moved on to management positions for companies operating in both the consumer goods and hospitality sectors, including a Fortune 500 company, where he was engaged primarily in marketing, sales, customer service, and merchandising activities. Paul arrived in Tokyo in 2006 and has spent the majority of his time here as a University Instructor and Corporate Trainer. Among other things, he teaches an assortment of business courses and workshops at TUJ.