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  1. To provide an understanding of the human and organizational contexts in which you will be working and the skills you will need to be productive and successful in the initial stages of your career.
  2. To explore how to put the scientific, technical and organizational knowledge learned at MIT to work in addressing the major challenges facing management and organizations today.

We use interactive exercises, simulations, cases and student projects to examine these issues and to develop critical skills in teamwork, negotiations, communications and leadership. The concepts and tools needed to complete the optional fieldwork project for the Minor in Management are introduced.

Required Books

Amazon logo Ancona, D., T. Kochan, M. Scully, J. Van Maanen, and E. Westney. Managing for the Future. 3rd ed. Mason, OH: Thomson/Southwestern, 2005. ISBN: 0324055757.

Amazon logo Kochan, Thomas, and Richard Schmalensee, eds. Management: Inventing and Delivering Its Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 0262112825.


Individual Career Paper 20%
Team Project Paper 35%
Management Problem/Challenge Paper 35%
Peer Assessment of Team and Class Contributions 10%