Other Related Courses

LEADERSHIP IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (LGE) taught by Professor Matthew J. Slaughter
This popular course for second-year students (219 enrolled during fall term 2013) challenges them to imagine being leaders of global companies faced with national governments that have deep connections to the business—connections that are often rooted in government wariness, not support, of the private sector. Using the framework of Congressional testimony, students work to develop their opinions and practice their ability to deliver a compelling and dynamic story. Read more about LGE in this story from Tuck Communications.

THE CEO EXPERIENCE taught by CGBG Senior Fellow John Lynch
This course explores the similarities and differences between being CEO in the private sector versus the public sector. According to Lynch, too often leaders from one sector think they are well equipped to lead in the other without appreciating some critical differences. This course was offered in the fall of 2013 and in the spring of 2014, with a total of 167 students taking the course.  

THE ARRHYTHMIA OF FINANCE taught by CGBG Senior Fellow Peter Fisher
"Arrhythmia" aims to help students develop a framework for thinking about the sources of volatility in financial asset prices. The course was taught during winter term 2014 with 52 students enrolled.

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY taught by CGBG Senior Fellow Curt Welling
Governments and societies around the world are increasingly focused on problems of poverty, the environment and social justice. There is an accelerating demand for sustainability. In this context, the social contract between business and government is under scrutiny and in some cases under attack in markets and countries around the world. At the same time, new models of collaboration between business, government and civil society are emerging. And new perspectives about investing and raising “social purpose capital” are being tested. Through a series of readings, cases and speakers, this introductory mini course is designed to give students an integrated perspective on the unique roles which government and business play in society, the sources of authority for, and limits to, those responsibilities, and the ways in which the traditional roles are being questioned and changed. The course will also explore the role that capital markets play in this context: sustainability is impossible without mobilizing capital. The course will examine markets from a number of perspectives: as facilitator of social policy, as allocator of capital and instrument of organizational accountability, as manifestations of social priorities and as mechanisms for reflecting moral and ethical priorities. Finally, the course will examine the rising tide of “social purpose investing” from “impact investing” to “social entrepreneurship.”

INDEPENDENT STUDY coordinated by CGBG staff and affiliated faculty
Many of the CGBG MBA Fellows projects are done for course credit.