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Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, Ph.D.

Professor and Head of Management Area; Director, Center for Integration of Business Education & Humanities

COLLEGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

 

 
 
 

COURSE AT A GLANCE

 
 

This course discusses the long-term and societal implications of core business topics in the MBA program through an innovative co-teaching design. Dr. Tima Bansal co-teaches a single class in each of the eight core MBA courses. These classes are anchored by a solo class, to introduce the core concepts and to conclude by summarizing the ideas. For example, in teaching net present value (NPV), the finance instructor and Tima Bansal teach a case study that requires students to evaluate the economic considerations of building a mine.

The finance colleague helps the students through the NPV analysis, which yields a positive NPV for building the mine. Tima encourages students to consider the costs of remediation, potential carbon prices, aboriginal peoples' concerns, and social movements against coal. The positive NPV becomes negative and the mine is confronting enormous social and environmental risks. By teaching sustainability in all core classes, sustainability is seen as embedded in all business decisions.

 

“This innovative course gives students deep insights into the societal impact of their decisions across the full spectrum of leadership...It’s more than an afterthought or an elective, it’s a core and vital part of our MBA Program.”

— Clay Carlson

 
 

FACULTY BIOGRAPHY

 

REBECCA HENDERSON, phd

This course discusses the long-term and societal implications of core business topics in the MBA program through an innovative co-teaching design. Dr. Tima Bansal co-teaches a single class in each of the eight core MBA courses. These classes are anchored by a solo class, to introduce the core concepts and to conclude by summarizing the ideas. For example, in teaching net present value (NPV), the finance instructor and Tima Bansal teach a case study that requires students to evaluate the economic considerations of building a mine.

 
 
 
 
 

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