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在秋季學期上半段,學生將學習到全球市場(15.223)的國家與產業。期間,學生也將組成他們的團隊,並且和一個適當的公司專案配對。關於G-Lab公司、專案與學生背景的資訊會公佈在G-Lab的網站。我們將舉辦一個聯誼會(mixer)促進團隊形成。邀請團隊成員的表格(bidding forms)將在一週後發下去,隔一週收回,接著在表格收回的下一週公佈結果。

在秋季學期下半段,藉著研究全球新創公司及共事團隊常見的一系列挑戰,學生會得到預備教育(關於實習)。實習結束時,學生要交給公司一份報告。在春季學期上半段,我們將討論學生的經驗,並且針對某些公司作更詳細的討論。學生期末要交的是一份報告,反映他所學到的,並且對該公司作進一步的建議,學生必須說明他對該公司及其事業所瞭解的詳細內容。

課程要求

  1. 秋季下半段和春季上半段按時出席。出席率以及小團體互動佔總成績25%。我們每節課會徹底點名,會有一個座位圖,學生每節課要坐在同樣的座位。每堂課出席是必要的,如果你不能出席要告訴我們,我們會尊重任何合理的解釋,但是未經說明就缺席會扣成績5%,缺課三次就死當。

  2. 你必須建立一個能力不同且互補的團隊,這是你實習成功的關鍵。謹慎思考你想要共事的人們以及如何在團隊裡分配每人的責任。我們會盡可能幫助你,但最終成員選擇及運作是你的責任。這部分不直接評分,但它對你這門課的表現會有重大的影響。第五次上課前,你必須提交一份關於你在公司工作的詳細計畫,我們會給你回饋,但它不會計入成績。

    非常重要:在春季上半段結束時,會有一個團隊內部評估(也就是說,你得說出誰有做事)。

  3. 在公司實習。我們會幫你找公司,並且規範此專案的大致模式。每個團隊會分配到一個助教和一個教師,他們會協助處理各種事情。然而,你最終要負責洽談所有的細節。你和該公司的往來(包括各種事情的後續行動),這些努力佔總成績20%。評分將以我們與小組成員、助教及實習公司經理的談話為根據。

  4. 公司可以做得到的事。實習的目標是產生能夠立即對公司有幫助的書面內容(例如建議或忠告),這部分佔總成績15%。你要負責協商出對公司有幫助且可以做得到的事。我們期望一月份的實習地點在美國以外。我們已經和新創公司達成實習條款的總協定,但你要負責和該公司洽談所有的細節。

  5. 課堂討論。春季上半段的課程大部分會環繞在你實習的公司,可能包括現場與CEO互動(電話或當面)。這份報告的簡報與討論佔總成績10%。具體而言,你需要做到以下三點:

    a)春季上半段的第一堂課前,所有團隊應該提供助教在課堂上簡報的PowerPoint投影片。

    b)所有團隊將對全班或教師群簡報。因為時間限制,我們無法在課堂上討論所有個案,我們將選擇其中最有用的一些個案供全體學習。

    c)每份簡報應包括下列幾點:(i)公司性質及其目前的問題; (ii)這個團隊如何幫助他們; (iii)對公司而言,重要且尚未解決的問題是什麼;(iv)團隊成員從這次經驗學到什麼。每份簡報差不多15到20分鐘,另外10到15分鐘提問與回答。

  6. 期末報告。春季上半段的最後一堂課要交書面期末報告,期末報告佔總成績30%。這份報告應著重於說明你徹底了解這家公司及其價值定位。此外,這份報告應整合關於G-Lab四大目標的內容(四大目標如教學大綱所示)。舉例來說,這家公司因其座落地點所面臨的具體問題有什麼?你如何確實地幫公司加值?你如何確實地增加人脈?你也應該在相關的總體和個體環境下,對公司前景提供合理的預測。期末報告要有20頁(2倍行距),附加任何表格和附錄幫助讀者理解內容。值得注意的是,過去幾年傑出團隊的期末報告,其形式可以直接當MBA課程的教學個案。我們鼓勵這種做法,但不一定要如此。然而,我們可能在春季學期下半段邀請一些團隊在史隆管理學院的其他課程演講。

學分

G-Lab有12學分,秋季和春季各六學分。你要把這因素計入整個秋季和春季學程的學分限制(也就是說,修這門課的史隆管理學院MBA們,在秋季和春季可以再修最多54學分的其他課程)。你不可以用任何其他方式分配這些學分,也不可以把這些學分分配到自由活動月(IAP)。
(譯註:http://web.mit.edu/iap/overview.html。自由活動月是麻省理工學院特殊的四星期課程,三十多年來,自由活動月提供麻省理工學院社群成員(學生、教師、職員、校友)獨特的機會去組織、贊助與參與多樣的活動,包括實用技術入門課程、論壇、體育活動、系列演講、電影、旅遊、實習公演以及競賽。)

這門課在秋季學期結束時的成績是"T",這是一個待續的分數,它的出現是為了麻省理工學院行政用途,當你完成全部作業後,最終的成績會在春季學期結束時公佈。你必須完成秋季、自由活動月與春季的全部作業,才能拿到學分。我們不會給部份的學分。春季課程會自動登錄,你無須重新選課。

其他重點

  1. 密切注意課程網站。網站會有課程及公司的重要資訊。

  2. 公司資訊會公佈在網站上。每家公司會分配到一個助教及一個教師。在團隊與公司的配對完成前,如果你有進一步的問題,請洽詢適當的助教代為詢問該公司。這是為了避免太多不同團隊去聯絡該公司。

  3. 每個團隊會和一個教師以及一個助教共事,他們的工作是確認該團隊正常運作。教師在秋季下半段會定期和該團隊開會。

  4. 為了促進團隊運作以及使該公司認識你,請在課程網站留下你的履歷。請你盡快在網站上註冊,這件事很重要,這是為了查看公司及其他學生的資訊。

  5. 投影片和講義會公佈在課程網站。請定期查看,特別是在每堂課前。每堂課的所有教材會在上課前一天晚上公佈,但請確認有無其他東西在上課當天中午以前放上去。

  6. 課堂上我們會分派給學生討論時事新聞的文章。如果你想要討論特定議題或新聞,請讓我們知道。

自由活動月在一月為期四週,實習會持續三到四週。整個團隊應一起到達公司、一起離開。

非常重要:給公司的書面文件在實習結束一週後到期。課堂簡報(有可能)的投影片也是在實習結束一週後到期。

上課的主要目標是使你能就個人及專業的角度思考你從實習所學到的。在春季上半段,每組要做簡短的報告,說明他們所學到的,特別是在了解該公司及其價值定位。春季上半段的詳細課程表會在春季學期開始時發放。





In H1 of the Fall semester, students will learn about countries and industries in the Global Markets (15.223) course. During this course, they will also build their teams and be matched to a company project. Information about GLAB companies, projects and students backgrounds will be posted on the GLAB web site. A "mixer" will be organized to facilitate team formation. Bidding forms will be distributed week later and collected the following week. The results of the bidding process will be announced a week after the bidding forms have been collected.

In H2 of the Fall Semester you will prepare by studying a set of common challenges facing global startups and teams that work with them. At the end of your internship, you will deliver a report to the company. In H1 of the Spring Semester we will discuss your experiences and talk in more detail with some of the companies. Your final deliverable is a report that reflects on what you have learned and makes further suggestions for the company. You will need to demonstrate your detailed understanding of the company and its business.

Course Requirements

  1. Regular class attendance in both H2 Fall and H1 Spring. Participation in class and small-group interactions will account for 25 percent of the grade. We will cold call students throughout every session. There will be a seating chart and students are requested to occupy the same seat in all sessions. Attendance at every class is expected. Please talk to us if you need to miss a class. We are willing to consider any reasonable explanation for why you can't attend class, but each unexplained absence reduces your grade by 5 percent. Missing 3 classes constitutes an automatic failure of the course.

  2. You need to build a team with diverse and complementary skills. This is the key to success in your internship. Think carefully about the people you want to work with and how you will allocate responsibilities within your team. We will help you as much as possible, but ultimately team selection and operation is your responsibility. This activity is not graded directly, but it will have a major effect on your performance throughout the course. By Lecture 5 you need to submit a detailed project plan for your work with the company. We will give you feedback on this plan, but it will not count towards your grade.

    Very Important: There will also be an intra-team evaluation at the end H1 Spring (i.e., you get to say who did the work).

  3. Internship with the Company. We will help you find the company and define the project in general terms. One TA and one faculty member will work with each group to help on all aspects. However, you are ultimately responsible for negotiating all the details. Your diligence in dealing with the company, including all aspects of follow-up with them counts for 20 percent of the grade. Our evaluation will be based on our conversations with your group, the TA who helps your group and the company managers you work with.

  4. Deliverable to the company. The goal of each internship is to produce written material (e.g., recommendations/advice) that is immediately useful to the company; this will count for 15 percent of the grade. You are responsible for negotiating a deliverable that is as useful as possible to the company. Our expectation is that the January internship will take place outside the US. We have reached a general agreement with the start-ups as to the terms and conditions of the internship, but you are responsible for negotiating all the details with the company.

  5. Class Discussion. Most of the H1 Spring classes will be structured around the companies you have worked with, possibly including a live interaction with the CEO (by phone or in person.) The presentation and discussion of this report will count for 10 percent. Specifically, you need to do the following:

    a) One day before the first class in H1 Spring, all teams should provide the TAs with the set of PowerPoint slides that you would use to make your presentation to the class.

    b) All teams will present either to the full class or just to the faculty. Given time limitations we will not be able to discuss all cases in class, so we will select those most useful for overall learning.

    c) Each presentation should include the following: (i) the nature of the company and its current issues, (ii) how the team was able to help, (iii) what are the important open issues remaining for the company, and (iv) what team members themselves learned from this experience. Each presentation should take about 15-20 minutes, allowing 10-15 minutes for question and answer.

  6. Final Report. The written final report is due at the start of the last class of H1 Spring. The final written product will count for 30 percent of the grade. This report should focus on showing that you understand thoroughly the company and its value proposition. In addition, you should integrate material relevant to the four goals of G-Lab, as outlined on page one of this syllabus. For example, what specific issues does the company face because of where it is located? How exactly did you add value? How exactly have you added to your network of contacts? You should also provide reasonable forecasts for the future of the company, given your projections of the relevant macroeconomic and microeconomic environment. The final report should be 20 double-spaced pages of text, plus any tables and appendices that help the reader. Note that in previous years, outstanding teams have prepared their final report in a form that can be used effectively as a teaching case in MBA classes. We encourage this approach but do not require it. However, we may ask some teams to talk with other classes at Sloan, e.g., in H2 spring.

Course Credit

Global E-Lab is a 12-credit course. You earn 6 credits in the fall and 6 credits in the spring. You should factor this into your overall fall and spring credit limits that apply to your program. (i.e., Sloan MBAs taking Global E-Lab can take at most 54 credits-worth of additional courses in the fall and spring semesters.) You cannot allocate these credits in any other way and you cannot allocate any of these credits to IAP.

You will receive a "T" grade at the end of the Fall semester for the course. This is a continuation grade that appears for MIT administrative purposes. A final grade will be applied at the end of the Spring semester when you have completed all work. You must complete all the work in the fall, IAP and the spring to receive credit. Partial credit is not given. Registration for the spring semester will be done automatically. You need not re-bid for the course.

Other Important Points

  1. The course website should be monitored closely. This web site has important information about the course as well as about the companies.

  2. Information about the companies will be posted on the website. Each company will have one TA and one faculty member assigned to it. If you have further questions for the company (until the final matching of teams and companies is complete), please ask the appropriate TA to ask the company. This is to avoid too many different groups contacting the companies.

  3. Each group will work with a specific faculty member as well as by one of the TAs, whose job it is to make sure that the group functions normally. Faculty will meet with each group on a regular basis during H2 Fall.
  4. To facilitate team building and to enable the companies to get to know you, please post your resumes on the course website. It is very important that you register on this website as soon as possible, in order to see information about companies and other students.

  5. Overheads and handouts will be posted on the course website. Please check this regularly and particularly before each class. All the materials for each class should be posted the evening before class; but please check for late breaking items posted before noon on the day of class.

  6. During the course we will assign topical newspaper articles dealing with current events. If there are particular issues or newspaper stories you wish to discuss, please let us know.

IAP runs for 4 weeks during January. Your internship should last between 3-4 weeks. The whole team should arrive at and leave the company together.

VERY IMPORTANT. Written deliverable is due to the company one week (7 days) after finishing your internship. Your slides for potential in-class presentation are due one week after finishing your internship.

The primary goal of the in-class sessions is to enable you to reflect on what you have learned from the internship, personally and professionally. Each group is expected to make a brief presentation of what it has learned at some point during H1, with a particular focus on understanding the company and its value proposition. A detailed schedule of the Spring H1 Sessions will be distributed at the beginning of Spring Term.




 
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