Format and attendance: Class discussions and group work, based on lectures, case studies, company presentations, and the literature. Attendance is mandatory and active class participation is expected throughout the Program.
The Short Program builds on active participation. Literature, lectures, case discussions, and company visits together provide the basic building blocks for acquiring the knowledge students will need in the short term for your individual and team assignments, and in the long term for working with or within organizations.
The basic tenet of the course is to take advantage of the ‘collective wisdom’ and the varying backgrounds of the participants. Interaction in groups and in the classroom will take center stage. We strongly encourage students to come to the Program with an open mind and a willingness to engage in discussions together with your peers and faculty.
In addition to class participation, a Team Assignment will underlie the evaluation of student performance for the final grade. The assignment is used to test students’ analytical, synthesizing, and evaluative skills and their ability to critically discuss the topics, lectures and literature. When evaluating student performance, we will be using Bloom’s taxonomy. SSE uses a scale with four passing grades: Excellent, Very Good, Good and Pass