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MIS 5108: Digital Business Strategy on Mondays 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Temple Center City

The Fox School presents a MASTER CLASS on DIGITAL BUSINESS STRATEGY by Niraj Patel

MIS 5108: Digital Business Strategy on Mondays 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Temple Center City

 

Technology creates new business opportunities. Learn to be an Digital Business Strategy leader from Digital Business Strategy leaders. See how they exploit the power of technology to create new products and services.

•         Learn best practices from industry experts in a workshop format

•         Analyze and evaluate leading edge digitally enabled business models in multiple industries including small start-ups and the largest most successful digital business titans

•         Formulate new digital business strategy for your firm or in specific industries based on your interest and knowledge

•         Apply web 2.0, social media, and analytics as strategic levers in digital business models

 

The course will be taught as a practical workshop. You will analyze existing digital business strategies in the first half of the course. In the second half of the course, you will put on the master training wheels and repeatedly construct and deconstruct new digital business strategies. The course will feature a who’s who list of guest speakers and analysts who will help you evaluate and construct digital business strategy.

 

ABOUT NIRAJ PATEL

Niraj Patel, Co-founder of ISGN, is a leader in building global technology and services businesses especially in the mortgage and financial technology industries. He has more than 20 years’ experience in applying corporate management, entrepreneurship, and technology as business accelerators to generate organic and externally driven growth and investments. At ISGN, Niraj has deployed over $90 million in funding, and generated more than $100 million in revenue.

 

Niraj is also a founding partner of Witmer Partners. Witmer is responsible for launching 4 startups in the mortgage industry including Selene opportunity fund ($850 million), Selene finance, Helios (3x exit in 3 years) and Tavernier.

 

Prior to this Niraj was a part of the founding team of GMAC Commercial mortgage as executive vice-president and chief information officer. He was a key contributor to the organization’s international growth by consistently delivering double-digit net income growth for over 13 years and sold to private equity in 2006. At GMAC Commercial, Niraj was also responsible for spinning off several new startups (MortgageRamp, Gtel, Epitome Systems, EnableUs, olive), all of which had successful exits to growth equity and corporate community.

 

Recognized as an award winning innovator and viewed as one of the leading technologists of his generation, Niraj serves on boards and panels, speaks at industry conferences and is frequently quoted. These include the HSBC PA & DE Advisory Board; Microsoft Executive Circle; Eastern Technology Council; the Information Technology Advisory Board of the Fox School of Business, Temple University; the NPower CIO Advisory Council and his executive board experience includes: the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Board of Directors, EnableUS, Epitome Systems, Savana, MortgageRamp, Deskom and GTEL. Niraj graduated with a BBA in information systems and Finance from the Fox School of Business, Temple University.

 

Commonwealth Entrepreneurship: Measuring the Impact of Enterprises in Hyper-Local Communities

Independent Study – 18203 – SGM 3582 – 003;

 

Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “necessity breeds invention”. Indeed, amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, there is renewed inventiveness in the field of entrepreneurship. Innovating around entrepreneurship itself is at the heart of this unique course geared towards industrious, self-directed students interested in community-centered entrepreneurship.

 

In this Fall 2012 hands-on course, a small group of students will help build the foundation for a long-term project that seeks to identify, measure, bolster and codify “commonwealth entrepreneurship” on a hyper-local level. Based on a concept introduced by the instructor in his book, Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.

 

Commonwealth entrepreneurship is the socio-economic phenomenon that produces commonwealth enterprises–ventures whose operations inherently create or strengthen community assets such as public health and well-being, public safety, education, the arts and culture, environmental stewardship, democratic expression and civic engagement.

 

Temple students will interview, and analyze data from, various stakeholders such as parents, youth, elders, teachers, clergy, public servants and current and prospective entrepreneurs. They will also review the latest research and become familiarized with entrepreneurial eco-system locally and beyond. At the conclusion of this course, students will present their findings to the instructor and various other stakeholders for potential adoption by the Commonwealth Enterprise Index Project.

 

This course is being taught by Professor Chris Rabb, the Social Entrepreneur in residence at the Fox School’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI).

 

Chris Rabb brings an unparalleled expertise and fantastic energy to issues around Social Impact and Urban Entrepreneurship. These are increasingly important topics the world over and are especially relevant to Temple University, to our students, and to Philadelphia.

 

http://www.invisiblecapital.com/

 

Since we only have a small number of spots in this group independent study course, please send Professor Rabb an email describing your background and interest if you would like to sign up:

 

rabb@temple.edu.

 

Note: This section of SGM 3582 fulfills the breadth elective for Entrepreneurship majors or fills a general business elective for other Fox students (Independent Study – 18203 – SGM 3582 – 003; Meeting time/place: TBD)

A FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

The Philadelphia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Presents

 A FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Credit – making it work for you

 

 A hands on workshop that takes the mystery out of personal finance and help you make informed decisions that are wise for your wallet.

   

Fox School of Business

Temple University

Alter 035

Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 10:00 – 12:00 pm

   Workshop Presented by Keith M. Donnell MBA, CFP

President of Modern Wealth Concepts 

Refreshments will be served

Become CERTIFIED in PROJECT MANAGEMENT before graduating!!!

The Project Management Institute (PMI), certifies project managers globally and offers the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation to those who have been trained in project management and can pass a test on the subject.  No work experience is needed for this certification.

 

CAPM is widely recognized as a valuable certification across a variety of industries – it is a critical addition to a resume in today’s competitive market place. CAPM leads to career opportunities in project management; including project management in marketing, HR, legal, operations, IT or other areas.

 

The Marketing and Supply Chain Management Department will offer all Fox students the opportunity to acquire this certification while still in school.  During the Summer I session of 2012, the course MKTG 3580, a special topics course, will be offered.  This course will prepare the student to pass the PMI certification exam.  The course will be offered in an online format, providing maximum flexibility to fit into student’s schedule.

 

The course textbook will be the PMBOK, the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (4th edition), published by PMI and the basis for the exam.  The course outline will follow the nine Areas of Knowledge for the exam, and simultaneously look at the five phases of projects.

 

For more information, contact your advisor or Professor Mark Gershon at 1-8130 or mgershon@temple.edu.  MKTG 3580 will count as a marketing elective or as an upper division elective for non-marketing students.

 

Note: PMI charges an examination fee of $300 for the test.  Depending on enrollments, we may be able to negotiate a lower fee for a group, but be aware that this fee is separate from your tuition for the Temple course that prepares you for the exam. 

BA 4101 Prerequisites – All Fox Students Should Know This!

Attention Fox School of Business Students,

As you continue to make progress towards your degree (and graduation), please be reminded that you will be required to complete the Capstone course – Business Administration 4101 (BA 4101) during your senior (final) year of enrollment.

 

Please also note that you will not be eligible to register for BA 4101 until you first complete the prerequisite Business Administration 3103 (BA 3103).

 

Finally, please be mindful that BA 3103 has three prerequisite course (MIS 2101, MSOM 3101, and Finance 3101*).

 

IN GENERAL, students are encouraged to follow the sequence outlined above to be eligible to register for BA 4101 during your final year of enrollment:

MIS 2101 – completed fall or spring semester of your sophomore year

FIN 3101* – completed before the spring semester of your junior year

MSOM 3101 – completed before the spring semester of your junior year

BA 3103 – completed fall or spring semester of your junior year (must first complete MIS 2101, FIN 3101*, and MSOM 3101)

BA 4101 – completed during the fall semester of your senior yearCapstone Course (determined by your major) – completed spring (final) semester of your senior year

 

Please review the below helpful information.  We hope this is helpful.  Please consult with your academic advisor if you have any questions . 

Human Resource Management Course Options for Spring 2012

Consider taking one of these great HRM courses as a business elective in spring:

Our ever popular HRM 3502, “Leading people at work” . For the first time ever, it will be taught in a compressed, 2 weekend format! This post-spring break (post snow!), 6 sessions should appeal to our fast-track Main students,even though it is at Ambler Campus.  Course Dates: –March 30, 31, April 1 and –April 13, 14, 15. Times: Fridays, 6-8:45pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-6pm.

or

HRM 3580 (Section 001, Main). Special Topics: Diversity.

This practical and thought-provoking course is taught by one of the nation’s leading experts on workplace diversity issues–Dr. Derek Avery. Tuesday evening 5:30-8pm. Truly an outstanding course and teacher.

Stat 2522 – Survey Design & Sampling

Spring, 2012

Course: Stat 2522

Title: Survey Design and Sampling

Instructor: Damaraju Raghavarao

We see surveys all the time. How can asking just a few hundred people tell us much about the entire population? And how do they select the respondents?! It turns out that there are many ways to select a good sample. In this course you will learn the practical aspects of survey design and the criteria of a good sample design. Using an introductory text on the design and analysis of sample surveys, the students will be introduced to simple random sampling with and with out replacement, stratified sampling, systematic sampling and cluster sampling.  Methods of forming strata, using auxiliary information in ratio and regression estimators, and randomized response procedures of getting information on sensitive topics will also be discussed.  Other topics of interest in the course are call backs, interpenetrating samples, repeated surveys, and capture – recapture method of estimating population size.

This course is a part of statistics minor and is ideal for all business majors. A basic understanding of mean, variance and confidence intervals is sufficient to take this course. The students will be expected to do a small survey and prepare a brief report as a class project in this course. (Pre-requisite: C or better in Stat 2103 or equivalent).

Have You Heard About the New Digital Marketing Minor?

Digital Marketing Minor: A Degree for the Digital Age

A joint program between the Marketing and Supply Chain Management Department and the Management Information Systems Department of the Fox School.

 

Digital Marketing Minor: A Degree for the Digital Age

Interactive digital marketing spending in the U.S. will grow exponentially in the near term to over $50 billion by 2014.  Areas such as retail, financials, B2B, travel, high-tech, automotive, health, consumer goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunications are responding to this growth by creating new multidisciplinary occupations that just a few years ago did not exist.  Leading edge employers demand that students understand the integration of marketing activities with digital technology and analytics. The Fox School’s new Digital Marketing minor will prepare students for new and emerging jobs related to analytics, blogging, search engine optimization, e-detailing, site design, Internet research, digital demographics, personalization, customer relationship management, information architecture, social media, ecommerce, and media design.

Curriculum

The minor consists of five courses and an optional supervised corporate internship experience. There are a total of three required courses in MIS and two required courses in Marketing. The required courses for the Digital Marketing minor are:

  1. MIS 2501: Enterprise IT architecture
  2. MIS 2502: Data analytics
  3. MIS 3538: Social media innovation
  4. MKT 3507: Direct Marketing
  5. MKT 3508: Digital Marketing

Marketing majors should take MKT 3507 and MKTG 3508 as part of the minor and take other Marketing electives for the major because courses cannot double count toward the major and the minor. Other business students will also take the required courses listed above for the Digital Marketing minor.

Admissions

The Digital Marketing minor is highly selective and is suitable for students interested in being challenged. Students are expected to have outstanding quantitative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

For more information check out the Digital Marketing Minor Website.

To declare the minor complete this form and meet with Professor Michael Smith (msmith@temple.edu).

Become Certified in Project Management before graduating!

Become

CERTIFIED in PROJECT MANAGEMENT

before graduating!!!

 

The Project Management Institute, which certifies project managers globally, offers the Certified Associate in Project Management designation to those who have been trained in project management and can pass a test on the subject.  No work experience is needed for this certification.

The Marketing and Supply Chain Management Department will offer all Fox students the opportunity to acquire this certification while still in school.

During the Summer I session of 2012, the course MSOM 3580, a special topics course, will be offered.  This course will prepare the student to pass the PMI certification exam.  The course will be offered in an online format, providing maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

The course textbook will be the PMBOK, the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (4th edition), which is published by PMI and is the basis for the exam.  The course outline will follow the nine Areas of Knowledge for the exam, and simultaneously look at the five phases of projects.

Those who take the course will be capable of working in project management, whether the projects are in marketing, HR, legal, operations, IT or other areas.  The certification should also increase the marketability of any student looking for a job upon graduation.

PMI charges an examination fee of $300 for the test.  Depending on enrollments, we may be able to negotiate a lower fee for a group, but be aware that this fee is separate from your tuition for the Temple course that prepares you for the exam.

For more information, contact your advisor or Professor Mark Gershon at 1-8130 or mgershon@temple.edu.

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