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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 0.5-1.5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Course Overview and Week 1-Analysis of Business Problems: Capstone

Welcome! Before you start today's videos, please have a look at the syllabus. In this first session, I’ll introduce you to IESE’s six-step Analysis of Business Problems (ABP) methodology. This methodology is a very useful tool to help managers in their principal responsibility: making decisions. Because most business problems involve financial, technical and human issues, they are by nature complex. No matter how much thought you put into it, there is no “correct solution” and certainly no guarantee that your decision will yield the desired outcomes. Learning this six-step methodology is therefore a great help to many mangers as they take on their decision-making challenges, such as the one that GAS GAS faces. Objectives: To give learners a relevant and effective tool to make managerial decisions....
Reading
12 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
What is Gas Gas? Company Promo Video3m
1. Week 1 Intro1m
2. The Role of the Manager3m
3. Structured vs. Unstructured Problems7m
4. Finding Solutions to Unstructured Problems7m
5. Introducing Six Steps to Solving Problems7m
6. Criteria and Alternatives6m
7. From Analysis to Action4m
8. Hamlet & Othello3m
9. What’s Next2m
Interview with Ramon Puente5m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview & Syllabus5m
Required Reading: IESE's Six-Step Process10m
Required Reading: GAS GAS Case30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 2: GAS GAS Marketing Problem

Now that you understand a bit of the history of GAS GAS, it’s time to analyze the situation from a marketing perspective. The decision to manufacture bikes for KTM will undoubtedly have an impact on consumers, branding, pricing and channels. Will that impact be positive or negative? Are the risks worth the long-term benefit? What should the CEO take into consideration when making a decision? By the end of the session you should have enough information to advise Ramon Puente about the relevant marketing issues. Objective: To apply the marketing concepts acquired in Marketing: Understanding Your Customers in order to evaluate and make a decision about GAS GAS....
Reading
4 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
2. Consumer Considerations and Branding3m
3. Pricing and Channel Considerations3m
Interview with Ramon Puente: The Marketing Problem5m
Reading1 reading
About Week 2: GAS GAS Marketing Problem2m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 3: GAS GAS Finance Problem

In this session, we will evaluate GAS GAS’ history and current situation and discuss the potential financial effect of partnering with KTM. After looking at some of the concepts we discussed in Module 3 - need of funds for operations (NFO), working capital (WC), sustainable growth and more – the learner will be able to understand how the financial outlook will influence the ultimate decision. Objective: To apply the financial concepts acquired in Operational Finance: Building a Robust Business in order evaluate the GAS GAS problem from a financial perspective. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
2. Understand GAS GAS5m
3. The Financial Effect of Partnering with KTM4m
4. Integrate Finance in Strategy4m
Interview with Ramon Puente: The Finance Problem2m
Reading1 reading
About Week 3: GAS GAS Finance Problem2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4: GAS GAS Organizational Behavior Problem

All business decisions have a direct impact on people. So that the board makes the best decision possible, it is important to examine whether they have the most effective tools at their disposal from an Organization Behavior perspective. Who are the people on the board and how well do they work together as a team? Whatever they decide will affect GAS GAS employees. This is a critical consideration for leadership to take into account as they weigh the financial and marketing issues you have already discussed. Objective: To apply the organizational behavior concepts acquired in Organizational Behavior: Managing People in order to evaluate and help Ramon Puente make a decision about GAS GAS. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
2. Degree of Teamness on Board5m
3. GAS GAS Employees7m
4. Week 4 Recap2m
Interview with Ramon Puente: The Managing People Problem6m
Reading1 reading
About Week 4: GAS GAS Organizational Behavior Problem2m

Instructor

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Carlos García Pont

Professor
Marketing Department

About IESE Business School

For over fifty years, IESE, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve....

About the Foundations of Management Specialization

Good management is equal parts knowing and doing. No matter what industry you work in or where you are in your career, a basic understanding of financial, marketing and decision-making principles and other management fundamentals will help you achieve your professional goals - be it getting promoted in your current job, getting ready for a MBA program, or starting your own company. This Specialization will give you a comprehensive introduction to the practice of management through the lens of four key disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. In each course, you'll analyze real business cases from these four perspectives. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to develop a holistic solution to a real-world business dilemma. This Specialization will provide you with the skill set needed to help achieve the next step in your career....
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