In this six credit course, students will gain real-world international business experience by exploring business opportunities, as well as organizational problems, firms face in a recovering economy like Greece. The core of this course consists of experiential learning opportunities though the lens of real case business challenges and projects of Greece-based companies (referred to as "clients") that students will work on. Due to the nature of these consulting projects and the emphasis on preparing participants for strategy-related business challenges, this course will focus on:
management consulting concepts and methodologies
strategic management concepts, tools and techniques of strategic analysis, and the formulation and implementation of competitive and corporate strategy
Students will explore the concepts and tools through readings and take part in discussions. The eighth week in Athens (in residence week) consists of a series of lectures, business and cultural site visits, tours, and student presentations. Moreover, students will gain direct experience from business establishment visits to a variety of sites that are the benchmarks in their industry/sector of activity. The ninth and tenth weeks will be spent writing the final group consulting report.