Peter Antonioni's Teaching
Business in a Competitive Environment.
Every year, 150 undergraduates sign up for
the toughest, most frustrating course offered at the university.
Business in a competitive Environment takes business economics to another place, combining an understanding of how markets work in practice with a multi-disciplinary approach to forecasting. Every group receives a sealed envelope with one of a range of forecasting topics, allocated double blind, and is then given hints as they go about discovering for themselves how to model and understand the industry, country or other domain chosen. The free-er form of the course gives space to consider things from different perspectives while the unstructured nature of the work reproduces the difficulty managers actually face in dealing with uncertainty and change.
Want to know what your future manager is
going to have occupying his or her mind?
What’s keeping them awake at night? Want to know how to talk to your manager in a language they understand? Or why your favourite technical solution does not find a receptive audience? Want to know how Sir Alan Sugar got to be so grumpy?
Management Principles is our non specialist intro course, a pre-requisite for Project Management for mechanical engineers. In ten weeks, we break down the key issues a manager faces from strategy to human resources and builds them back up into a picture of what managers do. Along the way, we get you to do what managers do, and face the challenges of working in an organisation with our innovative task based learning structure. That means you learn by DOING, not just hearing lectures, and we guide you, not too closely through the whole process. Challenging, Interactive and Fun, Management Principles will develop your ability to steer a course through he pitfalls of management.