THE IESE ELECTIVE WITH 40 FT MBA STUDENTS HELPED TO EDUCATE TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE OFFERING
The course BUILDING Digital Solutions for your Business was offered to FT-MBA students with a clear goal in mind to allow participants to submit a brand new project-idea related to technology and its applications to modern business life. These project-based learning experiments ranged from new start-up ideas to new products or services. A group of 40 FT-MBA students was asked to not only articulate and submit a novel project proposal but also to deliver a prototype or minimal viable product (MVP) of their idea.
The course included workshops on Databases, Mobile UI patterns, basic programming skills and an introduction to Cloud computing. Students were given exclusive access to the Barcelona’s prestigious Mobile World Congress.
The academic challenge with IESEs MBA students was to bridge the gap between business and technology providing an environment that helped to acquire practical skills and experiences. In order to align concepts and methodologies in todays fast moving technological business environment the BUILDING course helped to prepare students to become more eloquent with technology. A significant amount of time and focus during teaching sessions was factored into the overall course syllabus.
The academic team together with a small group of digital mentors “real” IT professionals, provided instant feedback about the submitted project ideas, team collaboration, project/ development phase of the MVP as well as delivery of the final technological solution during a period of 90 days.
TELANTOs project and action-learning platform provided a series of ready-to-use, user-based processes were 1) students were given access to project-creation and -bidding and 2) professors & digital mentors access to idea evaluation and selection processes. Furthermore, all project-related communication including set-up of course milestones were managed through TELANTOs Academic Business Network.
Has been the slogan of La Salle for the most recent time and has left its traces throughout the programmes in the entire university. Together with TELANTO the access to relevant challenges has become even easier and also new formats have been enabled through personal contribution of the TELANTO Team. The example with a local pharmaceutical company is a good example for this collaboration
Work-Integrated-Learning has a long tradition within the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and thanks to the strong industry engagement of the different schools, there hasn't been a shortage of challenge sponsors from businesses, particularly from the Australian continent.
Through the collaboration with TELANTO the challenge-based learning activities at RMIT have since experienced a new way of industry engagement. A global one. Thanks for the network of TELANTO with its global industry partners, RMIT students are now working with chalenge sponsors from Europe, Amercias and the Rest of World.
In order to run global and virtual WIL activity throughout various schools within RMIT a strong technology backbone is required to plan, executie and control the end to end processes involved for a rich learning expeirence and valuable interaction with global industry partners. With the Academic Business Cloud, the underlying cloud solution of TELANTOs network, RMIT has enabled already thousands of students to access challenges and collaborate in a virtual fashion.
The partnership between RMIT and TELANTO continues to grow ever more strategic, which is also represented by the first TELANTO empowered micro-credential available in RMITs programmes "Working with global clients".
Working with an ever growing amount of data is a challenge for data scientists as well as any other line of business manager and professional. Dealing with big amounts of data and to make meaningful and more importantly correct decisions has become paramount in todays economic landscape.
The class prepares business students for the work as employee in basically any function, in which decision making is part of the job description. The learning objective is to be able to handle, visualize and understand data for process enablement and decision making.
Together with TELANTO the course was "injected" with challenges from industry with real problems including business data management and related decision making and/or strategic planning, for instance understanding consumer behaviour based on data and make projections on future purchasing decisions.
The role of human resources has become more important over the last decade(s), driven by demographic shifts as well as more focus on the human capital, that drives innovation and growth within the organization. With new technology achievements and the increasing usage of Artificial Intelligence, the challenges for Human Resources don't stop at re-designing work places, flexible work arrangements and full package compensation plans for employees, but a complete redefinition of workforce (employees, contractors, partners, providers, customers, robots) as well as interaction between internal, external and human-machine.
Particularly the international and large enterprise partnership base of TELANTO has detected a plethora of challenges within this space, which needs addressing by young, eager students, motivated to learn new concepts and propose solutions in a creative and innovative manner.
The University of Alabama has detected a great need for engineers with a big deal of business sense and has since developed the STEM path to MBAs for the undergraduate engineers to take the next step upon graduation on to a Master of Business Adminstration. This powerful setup is developing a generation of very well equipped talents into the labour market, where they are already highly sought after.
In order to give the program an even higher value, the University of Alabama, more specifically Dr. Rob Morgan, has decided to incorporate real world challenges into the course programs to prepare the students even better for their future as leaders in organizations.
With TELANTO their students have already worked on many different challenges, coming from the Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations, Innovation, Product Development and other lines of businesses and a number of different industries.