Torbjörn Netland: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018
|Name||Prof. Dr. Torbjörn Netland|
|Field||Production and Operations Management|
Prod.- und Operations-Management
ETH Zürich, WEV H 321
|Telephone||+41 44 632 05 55|
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
|Relationship||Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)|
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC. This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01.
|3 credits||3G||B. Clarysse, M. Ambühl, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, T. Netland, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||Discovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.|
|Objective||Discovering Management combines in an innovate format a set of lectures and an advanced business game. The learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. The objective is to introduce the students to the relevant topics of the management literature and give them a good introduction in entrepreneurship topics too. The course is a series of lectures on the topics of strategy, innovation, corporate finance, leadership, design thinking and corporate social responsibility. While the 14 different lectures provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interactive business game. The purpose of the business game is to analyse the innovative needs of a large multinational company and develop a business case for the company to grow. This business case is as relevant to someone exploring innovation within an organisation as it is if you are planning to start your own business. By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and company success.|
|Content||Discovering Management aims to broaden the students' understanding of the principles of business management, emphasizing the interdependence of various topics in the development and management of a firm. The lectures introduce students not only to topics relevant for managing large corporations, but also touch upon the different aspects of starting up your own venture. The lectures will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.|
The course broadens the view and understanding of technology by linking it with its commercial applications and with society. The lectures are designed to introduce students to topics related to strategy, corporate innovation, leadership, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, value chain analysis, corporate social responsibility, and business model innovation. Practical examples from industry experts will stimulate the students to critically assess these issues. Creative skills will be trained by the business game exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of Chief Innovation Officer of a large multinational company. As they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with, the students will have to develop an innovative business case for this multinational corporation. Doing so, this exercise will provide an insight into the context of managerial problem-solving and corporate innovation, and enhance the students' appreciation for the complex tasks companies and managers deal with. The business game presents a realistic model of a company and provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyse the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Discovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.|
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
|363-0445-00L||Production and Operations Management||3 credits||2G||T. Netland|
|Abstract||This core course on Production and Operations Management provides the students insights into the basic theories, principles, concepts, and techniques used to design, analyze, and improve the operational capabilities of an organization.|
|Objective||This POM core course provides students a broad theoretical basis for understanding, analyzing, designing, and improving operations. After completing this course:|
1. Students can apply key concepts of operations strategy for analyzing production processes.
2. Students can conduct basic process mapping analysis and elaborate the limitations of the chosen method.
3. Students can calculate the needed capacity for production and service operations.
4. Students can select and use problem solving tools and methods.
5. Students can select and use the basic tools of lean thinking to improve the productivity of production and service operations.
6. Students can explain how new technologies and servitization affect production and operations management.
7. Additional skills: Students acquire experience in teamwork, report writing and presentation.
|Content||The course covers the most fundamental strategic and tactical concepts in production and operations management. The lectures cover: Introduction to POM; Operations strategy; Capacity management; Production planning and control; Lean management; Performance measurement; Problem solving; Service operations and servitization; New technologies in POM.|
|Literature||Paton, S.; Clegg, B.; Hsuan, J.; Pilkington, A. (2011) Operations Management, 1st ed., McGraw Hill.|
|363-0445-02L||Production and Operations Management (Additional Cases)||1 credit||2A||T. Netland|
|Abstract||Extension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.|
|Objective||Extension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.|
|Content||Additional cases to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||A parallel enrolment to the lecture 363-0445-00L Production and Operations Management is mandatory.|
|363-1028-00L||Entrepreneurial Leadership |
Limited number of participants.
Students apply for this course via the official website (https://www.mtec.ethz.ch/studies/special-programmes/els.html)
Once your application is confirmed, registration in myStudies is possible.
|4 credits||3S||C. P. Siegenthaler, M. Ambühl, P. Baschera, S. Brusoni, S. Herting, T. Netland|
|Abstract||This seminar provides master students at MTEC with the challenging opportunity of a real case on strategy, innovation and leadership in close collaboration with the top management of leading Swiss technology company.|
|Objective||In your team, you will work on a specific assignment that flows from the current strategic agenda of the board. While gaining substantial insights into the structure, dynamics and challenges of the industry, you immerse into the business model and strategic landscape of the corporate partner. You visit their headquarter, conduct interviews with members of the management team as well as internal and external experts before you discuss your ideas with top executives. To secure impact, it is key that you formulate your recommendations from a deep understanding of the authentic leadership culture of the corporate partner.|
|Content||In this endeavour you are coached and supported by |
- Michael Ambühl, Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management
- Pius Baschera, former Chair of Entrepreneurship
- Stefano Brusoni, Chair of Technology and Innovation Management
- Stephan Herting, Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation
- Volker Hoffmann, Chair of Sustainability and Technology
- Torbjörn Netland, Chair of Production and Operations Management
- Claude Siegenthaler, Business School Lausanne / The St. Gallen MBA
|Prerequisites / Notice||Please apply for this course via the official website (www.mtec.ethz.ch). Apply no later than August 26. |
The number of participants is limited to 18.
Participants receive a certificate