Technovate Thinking

Course Objectives

Due to the rapid evolution of computers, we are living in an era when unimaginably large volumes of data are traveling through complex networks unbounded by geographical restrictions. Today, the conventional problem solving process that requires humans to directly manipulate and comprehend data to resolve issues can no longer be applied. Regardless of the type of industry, modern business leaders need to possess their own knowledge of the evolving technologies, and use them to conceive and execute business strategies. They can no longer have the luxury to say, "I don't understand technology, so I'll trust everything to the engineers".

The objective of this course is to learn the "Technovate era problem-solving" method through actual programming exercises. This method is based on the division of roles whereby the computer handles the repetitive processing of large volumes of data, while humans manage the logical design, and resolution of business problems.

This course is aimed at students with no programming experience, or who have not studied computer science (in particular, algorithms and data structures), and who are interested in ICT-based business innovation. The course will be conducted on the basis that students have no prior, specialized knowledge. To enhance the learning effect however, students should have completed the following courses and/or possess the equivalent knowledge.

— Essentials of Marketing and Strategy
— Critical Thinking

In this course, students will participate in hands-on exercises including programming using web services and software applications on their own PCs and mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.).

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Special Course
Course Level: Specialized Course
Special Features: None
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 25

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Introduction to Technovate Thinking
CASE In-class exercises
Session B
THEME Basic Algorithms I
CASE In-class exercises
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME State Transition Diagram
CASE In-class exercises
Session B
THEME Basic Algorithms II
CASE In-class exercises
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Practicing the Technovate Thinking problem-solving process I
CASE In-class exercises
Session B
THEME Practicing the Technovate Thinking problem-solving process II
CASE In-class exercises
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Applying Technovate Thinking problem-solving process to real business situations I
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME Applying Technovate Thinking problem-solving process to real business situations II
CASE N/A
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Technovate Thinking: Making a reality I
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME Technovate Thinking: Making a reality II
CASE N/A
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Student Presentations
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME Technovate Thinking current and future
CASE N/A

Faculty

Mahendra Singh
Marketing and Strategy
The business environment is constantly changing due to many factors including disruptive innovations. While what you learn in Strategy, Marketing, HR and other courses is important, for operating in this dynamic environment it is more important to nurture your dynamic capabilities while learning. Current knowledge may become obsolete someday but your consciousness to the moment and the core learnings which you accumulate will help you to navigate through the dynamic changes in your life and business.