Modern Business and Organisations
Discover how modern businesses are shaped by the four forces of knowledge, technology, business ethics, and globalisation with this online business course.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed primarily at graduates entering the world of the work. Anyone who is interested in learning more about how modern businesses are shaped by forces of knowledge, technology, CSR/ESG, and globalisation might find this course of interest, however.
Though no specific background knowledge is required, it is pitched at a graduate-level of complexity and is thinking-intensive. Some experience of a business environment, not necessarily at a business organisation, would be beneficial.
What topics will you cover?
An initial understanding of modern business and organisations
Up-to-date concepts to shape understanding of the four major forces that shape the world of modern business and organisations: knowledge, technology, ethics and globalisation
Trigger concepts to prompt changing mind about what accepted (up-to-date) knowledge is regarding the four major sources
Upcoming concepts, developed in collaboration with the participants, to facilitate an open-minded exploration of knowledge that is still being developed
Part of the content is developed based on the interest of the participants using the ‘Ask Viktor’ feature
Based on Henry Mintzberg, the phenomenon of the financial crisis is described as the crisis of management rather than the crisis of economics
Knowledge acquired in the first five weeks is applied to make sense of the financial crisis, arguing for or against Mintzberg’s position through a chosen concept from each of the four major forces that shape the world of modern business and organisations
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Develop an initial understanding of the social and business context, structures, and management and leadership process in contemporary organisations.
Interpret what it means for organisations to reinvent them as communities.
Explore the main forces that shape modern business and organisations today: knowledge, technology, ethics and globalisation.
Describe organisations that you know, in your own social, cultural, and economical context from the perspectives of the four major forces.
Compare experiences in a variety of contexts provided by the internationally diverse participants of the course.
Discuss hot topics from the world of modern business and organisations that matter to you.