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Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
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En este curso el estudiante perfeccionará su comunicación oral y escrita mediante el estudio y la discusión de temas relacionados al impacto social y cultural de la ciencia y la tecnología en ciertas sociedades hispanas. Algunos de los temas a tratar son los efectos de los cambios tecnológicos en la estructura familiar y comunitaria, en las relaciones entre los sexos, en la identidad personal y cultural, en el mundo natural y en los sistemas de valores, la religión, la educación y el trabajo. También se examinan y discuten diversas actitudes hacia la innovación tecnológica y científica así como las ramificaciones éticas de las decisiones tecnológicas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
Languages
Social Science
World Cultures
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Full Course
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MIT
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Author:
Groeger, Margarita
Date Added:
02/01/2014
Advanced Strategy
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This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm’s success.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henderson, Rebecca
Date Added:
02/01/2008
Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance
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This half-semester course introduces and surveys a selection of cutting-edge topics in the field of real estate finance and investments. The course follows an informal “seminar” format to the maximum degree possible, with students expected to take considerable initiative. Lectures and discussions led by the instructors will be supplemented by several guest speakers from the real estate investment industry, who will present perspectives on current trends and important developments in the industry.

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Business and Communication
Finance
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Geltner, David
Date Added:
02/01/2007
Advanced Urban Public Finance: Collective Action and Provisions of Local Public Goods
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In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is currently under stress because of the financial crisis. The first part of the class will focus on collective action and its connection with local public finance. The second part will explore alternative institutional arrangements for mediating collective action problems associated with the provision of local public goods.
The objective of the seminar is to broaden the discussion of local public finance by incorporating collective action problems into the discourse. This inclusion aims at exploring alternative institutional arrangements for financing local public services in the face of severe economic downturn. Applications of emerging ideas to the provision of public health, education, and natural resource conservation will be discussed.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Finance
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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Author:
Hong, Yu-Hung
Date Added:
02/01/2009
The Aerospace Industry
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This course meets weekly to discuss recent aerospace history and current events, in order to understand how they are responsible for the state of the aerospace industry. With invited subject matter experts participating in nearly every session, students have an opportunity to hone their insight through truly informed discussion. The aim of the course is to prepare junior and senior level students for their first industry experiences.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Economics
History
Management
Social Science
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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Author:
Craig, Jennifer
Lechner, Barbara
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
02/01/2004
Air Transportation Systems Architecting
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This course addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. The focus is on the conceptual phase of product definition, including technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. It centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples include: the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet, and a Next Generation Cargo System. The course identifies the critical system level issues and analyzes them in depth via student team projects and individual assignments. The overall goal of the semester is to produce a business plan and a system specifications document that can be used to assess candidate systems.

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Applied Science
Business and Communication
Engineering
Management
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Clarke, John-Paul
Hansman, John
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
02/01/2004
Airbnb Before, During and After COVID-19
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This book explores how Airbnb has developed from its early days as a niche accommodation provider to the alternative traveller segment to a mainstream booking platform for short-term accommodation and other travel-related services. Every chapter discusses three distinct periods of time: the time before, during and after COVID-19. The pandemic has disrupted Airbnb’s growth and expansion trajectory, leading Airbnb to focus once again on the key to its success: local communities.

Word Count: 95676

ISBN: 978-1-74272-321-1

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Business and Communication
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Queensland
Author:
Sara Dolnicar
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Aircraft Systems Engineering
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Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams “retrospectively analyze” an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Haggerty, Allen
Hansman, John
Liebeck, Robert
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
09/01/2004
Aircraft Systems Engineering
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16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific shuttle systems for detailed analysis and develop new subsystem designs using state of the art technology.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hoffman, Jeffrey
Date Added:
09/01/2005
Airline Management
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This course provides an overview of airline management decision processes with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. It emphasizes the application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks, and it examines industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Management
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Belobaba, Peter
Date Added:
02/01/2006
The American Journalism Handbook: Concepts, Issues, and Skills - 1st Ed
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This book is designed to help us understand the many changes to U.S. journalism and imagine new futures for it – futures in which it can serve as an even more useful tool for promoting a well-functioning society. But, before we can imagine new futures, we must take a step back and examine the institution of U.S. journalism through a critical and in-depth lens. This book aims to offer just that. It provides a conceptual foundation for understanding the development, logic, and practice of journalism in the United States; describes some of the key challenges, tensions, and opportunities it has faced, is facing, and will likely face; and offers guidance to help individuals develop the skills needed engage in impactful journalism.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rodrigo Zamith
Date Added:
08/31/2022
The Analytics Edge
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This course presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today’s most important companies. We outline the competitive landscape and present the key quantitative methods that created the edge (data-mining, dynamic optimization, simulation), and discuss their impact.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bertsimas, Dimitris
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Analytics of Finance
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This course covers the key quantitative methods of finance: financial econometrics and statistical inference for financial applications; dynamic optimization; Monte Carlo simulation; stochastic (Itô) calculus. These techniques, along with their computer implementation, are covered in depth. Application areas include portfolio management, risk management, derivatives, and proprietary trading.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Finance
Mathematics
Social Science
Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kogan, Leonid
Date Added:
09/01/2010
Analyzing Projects and Organizations
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This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tendler, Judith
Date Added:
09/01/2009
Applications of System Dynamics
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15.875 is a project-based course that explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. In small groups, students learn modeling and consulting skills by working on a term-long project with real-life managers. A diverse set of businesses and organizations sponsor class projects, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. The course focuses on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process, and appeals to people interested in system dynamics, consulting, or managerial policy-making.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Engineering
Management
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hines, James
Date Added:
02/01/2004
Applied Economics for Managers
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The fact of scarcity forces individuals, firms, and societies to choose among alternative uses – or allocations – of its limited resources. Accordingly, the first part of this summer course seeks to understand how economists model the choice process of individual consumers and firms, and how markets work to coordinate these choices. It also examines how well markets perform this function using the economist’s criterion of market efficiency.
Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing U.S. and international business environments.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Management
Social Science
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Richards, Daniel
Date Added:
06/01/2004
Applied Macro- and International Economics II
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This course seeks to establish understanding of the development processes of societies and economies by studying several dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social, political, institutional, economy, organizational, relational, and personal) and the balance among them. It explores the basics of governmental intervention, focusing on areas such as the judicial system, environment, social security, and health, and builds skills to determine what type of policy is most appropriate. We also consider implications of new technologies on the financial sector: Internationalization of currencies, mobile payment systems, and cryptocurrencies, and discuss the institutional framework to ensure choices are sustainable across all dimensions and applications.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rigobon, Roberto
Date Added:
02/01/2016
Architecture and Communication in Organizations
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While no businesses succeed based on their architecture or space design, many fail as a result of inattention to the power of spatial relationships. This course demonstrates through live case studies with managers and architects the value of strategic space planning and decision making in relation to business needs. The course presents conceptual frameworks for thinking about architecture, communication and organizations.
This course is offered during the Sloan Innovation Period (SIP), which is a one-week period at the MIT Sloan School of Management that occurs midway through each semester.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
Management
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Allen, Tom
Burton, Diane
Duffy, Frank
Date Added:
09/01/2003
Argumentation and Communication
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This Communication and Argumentation seminar is an intensive writing workshop that focuses on argumentation and communication. Students learn to write and present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Literature
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abbanat, Cherie Miot
Date Added:
09/01/2006