Thursday 14th May 2015
5.30-8.30pm, Postgraduate Suite, 7th Floor, Business School
Join specialists from our Executive MBA and Masters programmes as they deliver a series of insightful masterclasses designed to enhance your leadership knowledge. The evening begins with a keynote session attended by all, followed by your choice of one of three masterclasses.
|5.30pm||Registration and refreshments - Business School Atrium
Sign in and meet tutors, staff and other attendees over light refreshments.
|6.00pm||The fragility of emerging market growth: evaluating the ‘rise’ of Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa
Dr Stephen Buzdugan
Despite unprecedented levels of economic growth among countries previously classified as ‘underdeveloped’/‘developing’, recent economic challenges faced by Brazil and sub-Saharan African countries has called into question the basis on which the optimism from scholars and international institutions and indeed the inward foreign direct investment has been founded. This session will examine the strength of the 'Brazil on the Rise' and 'Africa Rising' arguments, and evaluate whether these recent challenges are a 'blip' or signs of deep economic and political issues in these countries.
Dr Stephen Buzdugan is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, lecturing on many postgraduate programmes including the International Strategy module on the MBA.
Your choice of one of the following Masterclasses:-
Coaching for Development: The Power of Listening at Work
The Impact of Big Data on Organisational Structure: How Much Change Is Needed?
The concept of Big Data is increasingly, and frighteningly, becoming popular among the business community. However, once we start to look deeper into the characteristics of Big Data, it becomes clear that many organisations are ill-prepared for such data intensive environments. This master class aims to give an introduction to the area of Big Data and the strategies that organisations might need to consider to succeed in such environments.
PR and Marketing - an exploration of the blurring of boundaries.
|7.30pm||Networking and Close|