Still Need MMS Courses for Spring? Find Available Courses!

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Still Need MMS Courses for Spring? Find Available Courses!

The Markets and Management Studies Certificate Program is the largest certificate program at Duke. This means many of our courses fill up quickly, leaving students wondering what to take. If you are still looking for more MMS courses for the fall, here are are a few MMS electives and core courses that still have seats available!


SOC 344 Technology and Organizational Environments

How organizations (governments, private corporations, and non-profit organizations) are affected by the social, technological, and cultural environments in which they operate. Emphasis on how United States and Japanese cultures generate different modes of organization and differing environmental facilitators and obstacles. Competitive strategies (for example, mergers and takeovers) and the impact of technology on organizational structures (for example, the rapid diffusion of information technology). Research paper required, using either quantitative evidence or a case study approach.

SOC 345 Nations, Regions, and the Global Economy

The changing configuration of global capitalism, with emphasis on comparing global regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The internal dynamics of these regions, including the development strategies of selected nations, interregional comparisons (for example, regional divisions of labor, state-society relationships, the nature of their business systems, quality of life issues). Research paper required.

MMS 490S.01 Game Changers

The course discovers and draws inspiration from different types of game changers in a variety of fields and disciplines--from politics and policy to business/marketing/finance, environment and social movement. Investigations are pursued on how out-of-box thinking has brought creativity to problem solving and changed the way people live, connect, and contribute around the world. The relevant factors that helped successfully implement the core ideas as well as the blunders that pioneers have encountered are examined.

MMS 490.02  Business Communications

Provides conceptual framework for both effective written/oral communication; Focuses on the principles, techniques, and practices needed to communicate with various audiences in business environments;  Will emphasize (a) fundamentals of written business communication: appropriate style, types of messages (e.g., informative, persuasive, good/bad news) and formats (e.g., letters, memoranda, e-mail, reports), and (b) fundamentals of oral business communication: types of presentations (e.g., informative, persuasive), structure, design, and delivery skills; Course foci will help students develop applied, practical communication skills that will enhance their business knowledge and acumen.

SOC 331 Women at Work

Analysis of gender, class and race in contemporary business organizations and roles of men and women within them. Management systems, information technology and human resource systems, as artifacts to larger, gendered environment.



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