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Preview MBA: MBA in 10 Days

Course Code: MBA200
End Date: 2023/4/6 Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall, Spring Core certificate: Management Fundamentals Elective certificate: International Business Management Medium of Instruction: English Location: Online

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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 marketing, strategy, finance, leadership, ethics, 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 MBA-level assignments, interactive lectures and discussions, students will engage and apply analytical and strategic thinking concepts. This course offers an array of tools, methods and analytical techniques which can be applied directly in the workplace: a veritable Swiss-Army Knife of tools and techniques to help participants think like an MBA.

Learning Objectives

• Gain a broad understanding of the key components of business and how they fit together
• Grasp and apply various business concepts, tools, methods and analytical techniques
• Learn how to think like a senior manager and make critical, strategic decisions

Who should take this course

• Those who would like to gain a broader perspective on business concepts and practices
• Those who are considering pursuing an MBA
• Those who are already enrolled in an MBA program and would like to prepare themselves


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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.