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Entrepreneurship & Blockchain

Spring 2023 | Dr. Michele Favilla and Filippo Comin

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the internal and external factors that shape an organization’s ability to create value. Students will be familiarized with tools to analyze industries, sectors, competitive advantages, firm resources, and competitive positioning, both on the individual business and the corporate level.

Particular attention will be put on the Blockchain and Crypto sector. The course strives to instill a digital strategic mindset that will enable students to go beyond a simple application of tools and enhance their own strategic decision making. The sessions will rely intensively on the case method. Through the discussion of the different organizations described in the case studies, students will be able to develop analytical, critical thinking from a practical perspective.

Learn how to recognize and evaluate new venture opportunities. Understanding both the entrepreneur´s as well as the investor´s perspective; Understand the issues faced by entrepreneurs when starting a venture, as well as acquire some of the fundamental skills and tools required for embarking on a new venture - Understand the nature and purpose of a business plan in the context of new ventures, and be able to write, articulate and present a business plan.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”

– Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

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Managing Transitions

Spring 2023 | Dr. Gianmarco Machiorlatti

Course Description

The course provides the fundamentals to manage personal and organizational transitions with a coaching approach and following a process inspired by the ‘William Bridges’ Managing Transitions’ Model.

With a structured approach, and through individual and group exercises, participants will experience what managing a transition means and how their emotional intelligence, their values and their inner dimensions contribute to a successful and significant outcome.

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Diplomatic Negotiation

Spring 2023 | Amb. Patrizio Fondi

Course Description

The course will focus on nature and technique of the diplomatic negotiation, both in bilateral and multilateral context.. In addition to a general overview of possible patterns, also selected cases and practical examples based on the experience of the lecturer/practitioner will be extensively used to describe the negotiation process under different aspects: contents, interests and values, skills, formats, tools. Moreover, the impact of new technologies  on the development of diplomatic mechanisms will be analyzed.

The course is tailored for students interested in understanding better the dynamic of negotiation in the framework of a diplomatic environment, in order to identify as well its peculiarity in comparison with other contexts ( such as business, technical-scientific or juridical fields).

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Public Policy and Administration

Spring 2023 | Dr. Stefano Scalera

Course Description

The course aims to train students in the analysis, design, evaluation, activation and management of public policies taking Italy as a benchmark case study. The course focuses on the implications of globalization and the need for an international comparative perspective to understand the formulation, implementation and results of public policies.

The features of the program are:

-    "Evidence - based" approach.
-    Need for research of comparable policies. 
-    Focus on political social sciences (economics, sociology, philosophy, public administration, political science)
-    Draft of a legislative and administrative decrees. 

The program focuses on how to approach the response to public problems, explaining how the administration may help the political decision maker to develop the policies needed or to implement a political decision in an efficient way. The program addresses of how bureaucracies interact with other political institutions (parliament), the political and legal context of administration, and how organization structures and governance structures affect the actions of the government.

The course is tailored for students interested in understanding better how a government works, in particular the fiscal administrations.

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Career Confidence

Spring 2023 | Prof. Douglas Brown

Course Description

The aim of the course is to strengthen each student’s personal confidence and capacities in starting and shaping their career.  It will focus on the writing of clear and engaging CVs & Resumes, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements -  the ‘personal marketing material’ - which will be used when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements and further studies.  It will also focus on identifying opportunities and next steps, and on strengthening job interview skills through practical exercises.

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