ADVANCED MINI MBA FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

2015 Date:

  • April 14-16, 2015

Have you taken the Mini MBA for In-house Counsel? Are you interested in expanding your depth of knowledge? The Advanced Mini MBA for In-house Counsel is an advanced session that will dive deeper into the critical MBA disciplines. Completion of the Mini MBA for In-house Counsel is a prerequisite.

In this program, you will:

  • Identify strategies for establishing leadership in a rapidly changing environment
  • Explore emerging accounting issues in the 21st century such as primacy of markets, convergence of accounting standards, firm boundaries and intellectual capital
  • Examine the role of information technology in creating the new business landscape
  • Compare and contrast analytical and psychological factors in decision making
  • Learn how to plan the implementation of a leadership agenda that will drive high performance
  • Continue to learn with other graduates of the Mini MBA for In-house counsel
Sample Program:
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
8:30am-12:00pm Strategy and Leadership in the New World Economy Pitfalls of Decision Making
Driving Innovation and Change
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-5:00pm IT Everywhere: The New Business Landscape
Emerging Accounting Issues in the 21st Century
 

Session Descriptions:
Title Description
Strategy and Leadership
in the New World Economy
  • Examine strategies for establishing leadership in a rapidly changing environment
  • Discuss effective strategies for success in a recessionary period.
  • Explore strategies for changing the rules of the game
  • Understand the characteristics of firms that successfully create "blue ocean" strategies
IT Everywhere: The New
Business Landscape
  • Examine the role of information technology in creating the new business landscape
  • Explore the power and functionality of IT everywhere on products, processes and services
  • Sketch out the characteristics of the networked business landscape in the 21st century
Pitfalls of Decision Making
  • Compare and contrast analytical and psychological factors in decision making
  • Identify the most common behavioral pitfalls in decision making
  • Test individual and group decision making capabilities
Emerging Accounting Issues
in the 21st Century
  • Primacy of Markets
    • There is a global regulatory movement towards carrying assets and liabilities on the balance sheet at market prices rather than historical values (i.e., mark-to-market accounting) This movement is reinforced by technological advances (Internet, communications, financial engineering/mathematical modeling) and has important implications for the interpretation of financial statements
  • Convergence of Accounting Standards
    • US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards will eventually converge. The harmonization is being driven in part by the need for transparency to keep up with accelerating cross-border capital flows
  • Firm Boundaries
    • It is harder to draw firm boundaries in accounting terms than it used to be. This is especially true for financial services firms because enhanced computing power has allowed firms to create risk-sharing and investment vehicles of unprecedented complexity, but also for manufacturing firms because improved communication and transportation has created a high degree of supply chain interdependence. What should go on the balance sheet and what should remain off the balance sheet? There have been many disruptions lately caused by off balance sheet financing of firms (Enron, Lehmann) and even governments (Greece)
  • Intellectual Capital
    • The accounting model works relatively well for manufacturing firms with tangible, measurable assets. The model works less well for an intellectual capital based economy
Driving Innovation and
Change
  • Understand the changing nature of the competitive environment
  • Be able to define the leadership capabilities you will need to perform it a dynamic environment
  • Assess your own capabilities against what is needed
  • Plan the implementation of a leadership agenda that will drive high performance
  • Learn how to build cross unit relationships across business units to deliver maximum performance

Registration Information:

Program Date Early Rate Deadline Early Rate
(ACC Members
/Non Members*)
Regular Rate
(ACC Members
/Non Members*)
Registration
2015 date TBD
  $2,225/$2,560 $2,325/$2,660 not available
*Must be in-house counsel to attend. Nonmember rate includes a one-year membership to ACC.

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All programs take place at the Executive Leadership Center, Boston University School of Management in Boston, MA.
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