Experiential Learning

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On-Campus Residencies

Intensive, three- or four-day residencies at Drexel LeBow’s Philadelphia and Malvern campuses deliver course content in an accelerated time frame.
Graduate students may enroll in a maximum of two elective residencies during their program of study. This does not include MGMT 530 Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise.

Leading for Innovation (MGMT 680)

This course allows students to work as consultants for a real organization while also supporting and experiencing aspects of social impact, civic engagement, and community involvement. Students are tasked with evaluating, analyzing, and building a series of recommendations that address various aspects within a nonprofit organization. Students work in teams and are asked to build an integrated set of recommendations that cover overall strategy through to specific and realistic executable tasks, taking into account the capacity of the business to utilize those recommendations.

Business Agility and IT (MIS 652)

This introductory course will cover the core principles, practices, and frameworks of agile practices and how they can be utilized to drive successful delivery inside an organization. These concepts also tie into the idea of organizational change, and how an enterprise can use these practices and principles on a large scale to shift an organization to one that reacts to change and opportunity at speed to enable success. The course will also emphasize these learnings in the context of real-world Management Information Systems (MIS) projects. Additionally, some related emerging topics such as international/distributed project management and design thinking all in the context of agile methodologies will also be introduced.

Negotiations for Leaders (ORGB 640)

This course is designed specifically for leaders to enhance their leadership negotiation style. The material is geared toward developing leaders as they deal with the art and science of securing agreements and resolving disputes. The course combines a theoretical understanding of the central concepts of negotiations with learned analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to problems (the science) and good negotiation skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented (the art).

Leadership in Sport Management (SMT 621)

Students will discuss the process of leadership and leadership development in sports organizations. Leadership styles, qualities, philosophies and the ability to adapt to different situations are addressed. Information on recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating personnel are examined as are current sporting issues and their impact on sport leadership.

Leading Virtual Teams (ORGB 620)

The increased globalization of our workforce makes the use of virtual platforms to manage teams an organizational imperative. Virtual coordination offers a number of benefits for leaders including greater access to talent and temporal flexibility however, it also presents a number of challenges. This type of working arrangement heightens the importance of interpersonal relationships and teamwork in modern organizations and requires thoughtful strategies to succeed. This course examines the team structures, member characteristics, interpersonal processes, and technology features that influence the effectiveness of teams, and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in virtual environments.

Design Thinking for Digital Innovations (MIS 653)

Design Thinking is a human-centered, collaborative approach to designing new services and products that has become popular in the context of digital innovations. Design thinking can also be applied to strategies and roadmaps, organizational structures, and processes-related problems. This course teaches the core principles, practices, and frameworks of design thinking, and how they can be utilized to drive successful business outcomes. Topics discussed include: the philosophy, concepts of design thinking, the process (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test, implement), customer and team collaboration, identification of customer needs, and value-driven product design.

Change Management Experiential Capstone (MGMT 690)

This change management capstone course is designed to provide actionable know-how and skills for leading and managing change management initiatives successfully. Using live change consulting projects, a simulation, and interactions with change practitioners, the course is designed to provide students with a real world experience in the art and science of change management. This course is primarily aimed at graduate level masters students, mid- to senior-level executives, and other professionals, who aim to develop systematic understanding of organizational change, as well as practical strategies for leading organizational change in their respective organizations. Students from all disciplines and concentrations are expected to benefit from the depth and breadth of change-related issues covered in this course.