MANAGING COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
12021
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Letter Grade
Description
This 3-credit course introduces students to managing large firms in complex and rapidly changing environments. Students examine what managers do when faced with incomplete, noisy, and often inconsistent information about competitive forces, given (a) the firm's resources, capabilities, and constraints; (b) the effects of law, regulation, culture, and ethics; (c) the claims of various stakeholder constituencies, (d) industry structure and competition, (e) firm-level governance, and (f) market forces. This requires attention to the basic concepts, vocabulary, tools, and techniques of business and to the complex interrelations among the multiple dimensions of firm performance. The optional project will provide additional opportunity to develop several practical business skills, such as teamwork, the means of acquiring and using standard business and industry data, and fact-based reporting.
Enrollment Requirements
PLAN: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, Business Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Undeclared CBA majors
Class Attributes
Global Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Rebecca Badawy
Meets
TuTh 9:25AM - 10:40AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
G18 William Pitt Union-sunroom
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
114
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
113
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
2
Wait List Capacity
20