Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
125 Ruppel DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of management consulting and other related advisory services professions and help students develop skills that are broadly applicable in these professions as well as in other fields (business, politics, not-for-profits, etc). Students will gain experience in key skills including problem identification and structuring, data collection, problem solving, client presentations and client management.
Explores the strong influence of culture on business practices and cultivates skills for developing and implementing strategies in multicultural environments. Topics include culture and its implications, interpersonal effectiveness, organizational systems, political and economic environments, and corporate social responsibility. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing or instructor permission.
Capitalizing on the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities that students have fostered through courses in the Leadership Minor, students will complete an applied leadership project that focuses on providing solutions to a real problem facing a sponsor organization. In addition to the project, students will engage with leaders in the Charlottesville community to learn about the challenges leaders face in different contexts.
McIntire aims to train students on the latest business practices and decision-making tools. While this statement describes the entire MS-Commerce curriculum, this 1.5 credit hour current topics course is designed to track analytical tools likely to change more frequently than our other courses. The specific topics and tools covered are subject to change annually, as marketplace demands change.
This course provides a broad overview of management consulting and other related advisory services professions while helping students develop skills that are broadly applicable in these professions as well as in other fields. Students will gain an appreciation of industry structure and competitive dynamics, major practice areas, and future trends that help to make management consulting and advisory services unique from other business areas.
This course seeks to develop students' ability to respond to complex leadership challenges in a global context. Through experiential learning, students will be better prepared to influence the strategic direction of their organizations. Topics include understanding the role of strategic leaders, crafting organizational narratives, managing cultures, guiding change, balancing stakeholder expectations, and managing organizational threats.