Executive Electives Week

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Executive Electives Week

Drexel LeBow Executive Electives Week features coursework that spans a diversity of disciplines and explores some of the most pertinent challenges facing industry today. Designed by leading faculty members, industry experts and the Corporate and Executive Education team, these immersive experiences are designed to enhance your business acumen and sharpen your existing skillsets.

2020 Executive Electives Course and Descriptions

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021

Grander Stages, Higher Stakes: Executive Communication Strategies for Disruptive Leaders
Instructor: Daria Torres, MBA, MSE, Strategic Advisor & Managing Partner, Walls Torres Group

Explore skills and strategies that lead to the adoption of bold ideas, learn to blend qualitative and quantitative arguments into a compelling storyline and finish the course with mastery of battle-tested, pragmatic tools for impactful executive-level communication.


Executive Financial Decisions: How to Manage the Growth Continuum
Instructor: David Becher, Dean’s Industry Fellow, Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business

Learn how to take a big-picture approach to address issues in the market for corporate control and explore how companies make these complex financial decisions. Key topics covered will include examining how the continuum of business decisions can add value, a broad-based perspective on how to apply investment decision-making skills, and corporate successes and failures.

Ready, Set, Fail!: Creating New Opportunities Through “Smart Risk” and Failure
Instructor: Charles Sacco, Assistant Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship & Director, Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship

Understand how to foster future career and entrepreneurial success by learning how to better assess opportunities and risks, how to appreciate failure, and how to present a framework you can use to manage risk and learn from failure. Additional resources provided in the course include a library of videos, documents and tools that can be used to help you better assess any new business opportunity and the critical risks associated with it.


Healthcare Finance & Entrepreneurship
Co-Instructors: David Stein, MD, MHCM, Regional Chief of Surgery, Baltimore; Chair of Surgery Franklin Square, MedStar Health and David Becher, Dean’s Industry Fellow, Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business

Learn how to better understand the fundamental tenants of financial decision-making as well as the key inputs in healthcare finance and entrepreneurship. Through case-based learning, participants will gain exposure to actual healthcare investment decisions and be required to assume the role of a healthcare start-up founder making financial decisions.

Tableau for Managers: Improving Decision-Making Through Data Exploration and Visualization
Instructor: Bay Arinze, PhD, Professor of MIS, LeBow College of Business

Tableau is the leading platform for business reporting and visualization that enables executives, middle managers and data analysts alike to work productively with data and obtain insights to drive decision-making. Learn to use Tableau to conduct basic data analytics and visualization to support decision making, strategy formulation and operational improvements.


Accelerating and Navigating Industry Transformation
Instructor: April Walker, Senior Director, U.S. Microsoft Technology Centers & Industry Innovation, Microsoft

Explore and analyze real-world industry and corporate use cases from companies that successfully and unsuccessfully achieved their transformation goals. We will take an analytical approach and assess transformation preparedness and success criteria based upon the four key areas: technology, data, process and organizational change capability.

Prospective students interested in enrolling in Executive Electives Week courses must submit their online application and have enrolled in the Executive MBA program by April 1. If you are an alum or have additional questions regarding the coursework, please contact Christian Polidoro, assistant director, LeBow Corporate and Executive Education, at 215-895-1406 or cp483@drexel.edu.