Managing Your Time, Money, and Career: MBA Insights for Undergraduates

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Course Date: 04 August 2014 to 08 September 2014 (5 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of time and money management along with career and life planning. This course is specifically aimed at new and incoming college students. This is not an MBA prep course.


Estimated Workload: 4-7 hours/week

Course Instructors

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1986 and has been a business professor at the University of California-Irvine since 1988.  His best-selling volumes include the ground-breaking management strategy books The Well-Timed Strategy and Always A Winner, the stock market investing classic If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks, and his provocative series on China, including The Coming China Wars and Death By China.

Peter Navarro has also co-authored with former White House economic advisor Glen Hubbard Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity.  In this powerful, timely, and nonpartisan book about the global macroeconomic environment, Hubbard and Navarro take on the most important problem of our age -- a decade-long pattern in which the American economy has grown below its full potential, giving rise to fears about the nation's future prosperity.

Over the past two decades, Professor Navarro has been a keynote speaker on management, finance, global politics and the economy at hundreds of events. His speaking style is unique; it involves a very active engagement of the audience using a state of the art audience response system.

Professor Navarro is also a frequent media commentator.  His articles have appeared in publications such as Business Week, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal; and he is frequently seen on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and the major network news shows.

Professor Navarro’s latest project is the documentary film Death By China, which is based on the book of the same name.    Visit www.peternavarro.com and www.deathbychina.com for more information.

Alex LeBon

Alex LeBon currently studies physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. His interest in economics stems from the unique connections between seemingly unrelated forces in the market and how they can interact to create the effects we see every day.


Course Description

This course will use as its foundation the principles of managerial economics and draw in a multidisciplinary way upon other disciplines in business education.The goal of the course is to introduce college students in a very practical and useful way to the concepts of time and money management along with career and life planning.

FAQ

  • Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

    Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.


  • Syllabus

    Topics range from budgeting, borrowing, and credit score and credit card management to saving and investing, career planning and job search, insurance, and e-commerce and identity theft.





    Format

    This class will consist of short lecture videos, quizzes, peer graded assignment, final exam and discussion forum participation.

    Suggested Reading

    Reading links in course.

    Course Workload

    4-7 hours/week

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