MBA students of SHU Lux join forces with Special Olympics and organize the First Annual Charity Basketball Game in new course: “Team Management – The Smart Team Manager”.
A team of SHU students and alumni will face off against the top Special Olympics Luxembourg athletes for the first ever Charity Basketball Game organized by SHU students. The match will be held at the Rehazenter in Kirchberg on April 24, 2016. Tip-off is at 2PM and the game is expected to run until 4PM. A don’t-miss Halftime Show includes a special LIVE performance from Thierry Mersch who will be singing the anthem of Special Olympics Luxembourg.
Entrance fee: €5
All proceeds and donations will help finance the Special Olympics Luxembourg team in their participation at the 2016 international basketball tournament!
SHU’s Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Adjunct Professor of Management, discusses “Business Angels and the Value of Patience”
in the maiden edition of the Luxembourg for Finance new and improved LEO: The Financial Center’s Mag.
Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Business Angel, focused on Social Investing and board member of the European and Luxembourg Business Angel networks, says it is important for Luxembourg’s government to create a supportive tax environment for Business Angels that help businesses to thrive.
-Interested participants (students/alumni) book and manage air travel arrangements individually. SHU will not make any air travel arrangements.
-SHU has arranged a discounted rate with the Sheraton Hotel -Participants will book their hotel reservations individually via a link provided by SHU.
-The deadline for making those reservations will be in June, but the longer you wait, the greater chance you might not get a room at the SHU discounted rate – or at all, if the hotel is fully booked during those two weeks. SHU will be keeping in touch with the hotel to see how occupancy is coming along.
-No extra insurance needed for the trip!
-In the past Lux students have relied on their own personal insurance.
There is still time to register!
SHU Luxembourg will launch a new 1-week seminar by partnering with Special Olympics Luxembourg for the first ever SHU Basketball Tourney in Luxembourg.
The Smart Team Manager – Achieve more and be a great team
Become a more knowledgeable team manager
Become a more effective team manager
Become a more reflective team manager
Have fun and be part of the SHU team that will deliver a contribution to Luxembourg society in the process of the course through the organisation of a charity event where a SHU team will play against the Luxembourg Special Olympics Basketball team
April 4 – April 16, 2016
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Final Project Luxembourg Special Olympics Basketball Tourney
You work with other people every day. Your interpersonal and team management skills determine what the performance of the team will be, how the progress of achieving targets will go, how much fun you have and how much you will learn. How other people feel when part of the same team with you also has a significant impact on the quality of your future relationships. In summary, your team management skills are a key factor for individual and organizational success.
This course is designed for managers who dare to become aware and develop their interpersonal and team management skills and who want to discover ways to challenge themselves and others while further developing their career.
Professor: Esther A.C.E. Celosse, during her 25-year professional career in the world of global finance, Esther managed teams, set up fresh-field products and markets developments, set up her own business focussing on performance improvement through personal leadership development.
Michael Zhang, DBA
Summer 2016 3 CH Elective
Dates: August 1 – August 13 (for in-class portion of course)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights (Aug 1 – Aug 5)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights (Aug 8 – Aug 12)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 13
Written project assignments due up to one month following August 13.
USA students will be traveling to Luxembourg to join in this course.
Course Description: According to a recent article in KMWorld (the leading magazine on the practice of knowledge management), today retailers can harness big data and big content from their customers for big profits through knowledge management systems. Opportunities to improve business performance through knowledge management practices and systems also abound in other service and manufacturing industries. Leading companies such as World Bank, Danone ,IBM, Deutsche Bank and Siemens have reaped enormous benefits from their knowledge management efforts. In this course, you will explore critical issues, problems and challenges facing organizations in managing their knowledge resources. You will also learn about contemporary concepts, ideas and tools for effective knowledge management and have opportunities to apply them in helping your organization identify solutions that better develop and leverage its knowledge.
Michael Zhang is an Associate Professor of Management at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Michael teaches management and international business at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the SHU US campus and has published multiple research articles in those two disciplines. He received his BA from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in People’s Republic China, MBA from Gonzaga University, MPA from Eastern Washington University, and Doctor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
July 17 – July 30, 2016: A Great Opportunity for Mind-Stretching Experiences
Two Week In-class Summer Session
3 CH Elective Course in Contemporary Issues in Global Management
Our biannual two week seminar and cross-cultural experience for both Luxembourg and USA students will be based at SHU’s Graduate Center in Stamford, Connecticut, USA from July 17 through July 30, 2016.
This team-facilitated inter-disciplinary course, coordinated by Dr. Mary Trefry, will offer opportunities to explore connections in many facets of our world. We’ll discuss how human and technology-enabled connections affect people, organizations, geopolitics, innovation, interdependence of economies, competitive advantage – and much more. For example, we will explore how ‘big data’ analytics are helping to shape what organizations do, how social networking is changing the ways companies interface with their customers, as well as challenges presented when unknown others can affect a company’s reputation and companies can discover more than an employee or individual may want to have known.
Informal round-table dinners will offer opportunities to discuss interesting issues with executives. Several fascinating tours, including the New York Stock Exchange and IBM, will give us insight into how companies are influencing and managing such opportunities/challenges. Class sessions and social events will enable us to enrich our own global connections and friendships – and to hear perspectives that may be different from our own.
Plan also for an opening social event on Sunday, July 17 at 4:30 at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel, where our Luxembourg students will be staying. More details will be available in June but, in the meantime, please contact Alexandra Lewis (email@example.com) if you would like further information or have any questions.