During the Max Problem Solving course, MBA students apply the skills learned in their MBA journey to identify solutions to the most challenging problems faced by society. The goal of the course is to examine significant social issues, to understand them, propose solutions and, if they are unlikely to be solved in the short run, explore how a business should manage through it while it is being resolved. Sample problems to be incorporated into the course could include the opioid crisis, trade wars or the digitalization of society.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: MAX PROBLEM SOLVING

Work with academics, non-profits, and community leaders to identify and understand complex problems faced by society. MBA student teams will:

  • Apply cross-functional business knowledge to identify potential solutions
  • Evaluate ways that affected businesses can mitigate these effects
  • Determine ways that businesses can positively impact these problems and work toward a solution
  • Assess possible courses of action by firms and society at large to address these problems

Max Problem Solving Course Topics:  Ethics and Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, Problem Identification and Definition, Problem Analysis, Solving Multifaceted and Complex Problems, Working with Community Stakeholders, Strategy Development, Implementation Planning

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