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ETH Engineering (Civil) | Master's level

International Development Engineering - ETH Zürich


04 Mar 2021 — 10 Jun 2021

In this seminar, students will learn from researchers around the globe about technological interventions designed to improve human and economic development within complex, low-resource setting. Students will also get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering, helping them to understand, and evaluate the discussed technologies and to put them into a broader context.


Prerequisites

This course is for engineering students (civil and mechanical) as well as economics students with an interest in technological innovation.



Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Zurich
  • Thursday, 04:00 PM— 06:00 PM


Teacher
Prof. Isabel Guenther
Course Website
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Business | Master's level

Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management (5-day online seminar)


16 Mar 2021 — 22 Apr 2021

This course is an intensive 5-day online seminar on March 16-18 and April 21-22. As both manmade and natural disasters are on the increase, the humanitarian sector has been growing accordingly. Because logistics typically comprises 70-80% of mission budgets, efficient operations and supply chain management are critical to maximizing impact. This course explores the emerging theory and best practices which address this need.


Prerequisites

This is a master's level course recommended to students in our Management, Technology and Economics department. It also welcomes students with backgrounds in natural and social sciences, with an interest in humanitarian operations. No computation or prior knowledge of supply chain management is required but good analytical, reading comprehension and writing skills.



Class sessions


Teacher
Associate Director, HumOSCM Lab Bublu Thakur-Weigold
Course Website
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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Universidade de São Paulo Political Science | Master's level

Comparative Politics: Public Opinion, Public Policy and Representation


23 Mar 2021 — 15 Jun 2021

Comparative politics focuses on comparisons within or between countries, regions, or systems. In this course, we will focus on the links between public opinion, democratic politics, elections and public policy. Surveys and public opinion polls are important sources of data, particularly for research on political behavior and preferences. This course will introduce students to advanced techniques in survey analysis and how analyses are used to test theories in comparative country-specific and cross-country research. This is an applied course and as such, students are expected to actively participate performing lab exercises on a weekly basis. The data and replications used in the course will emphasize key themes, debates and concepts in the literature contrasting insights from empirical work in developed democracies with the emerging literature in developing democracies with particular attention to Latin American democracies.


Prerequisites

Students should have a background in statistical inference (for example, FLP 406, FLS 5028, or a similar course) and multivariate regression analysis (for example, FLP0468, FLS 6183, or a similar course). The course will assume students understand the basics of these subjects, as the readings and lab assignments will be based on replication of empirical exercises that assume students have sufficient background. The course requires advanced knowledge of either Stata or R. Course materials will provide sample code in Stata.



Class sessions (GMT-03:00) Brasilia
  • Tuesday, 09:00 AM— 11:00 AM
  • Friday, 09:00 AM— 11:00 AM


Teacher
Associate Professor Lorena G Barberia
Mode of Participation
None
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University of Chicago Political Science | Master's level

Conflict and Humanitarian Intervention: Blurring Humanitarian, Development, and Security Policy


29 Mar 2021 — 02 Jun 2021

Humanitarian principles were instituted to ensure aid was used for life saving purposes, and not to support governments or a country's foreign policy goals. While there was always some blurring, the lines between humanitarian, development and security policy began to blur to a greater degree during the Balkan wars; after 9/11, the lines became ever more faint, creating significant debates about civilian-military relations. Post-Syria there are questions if there are even lines anymore. In this course, we will examine this evolution, where aid, both humanitarian and development, is used to a greater and greater degree in support of a country's security policy. We will examine how this has changed the nature of these programs, how it effects the ability of governments and INGOs to operate in these environments, and the moral and ethical dilemmas that arise.


Prerequisites



Class sessions
  • Monday, 10:50 AM— 12:10 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:50 AM— 12:10 PM


Teacher
Lecturer Rebecca Wolfe
Course Website
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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FH Aachen Economics | Bachelor's level

Introduction to SAP ERP


29 Mar 2021 — 08 Jun 2021

This lecture is offered in *German*

Lecture Content
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Lecture
› Foundations of ERP systems
› SAP’s product strategy and SAP ERP
› 11 business scenarios
› Business background oft the business scenarios
› Implementation of the business scenarios in SAP ERP
› Process integration in SAP ERP

Hands-on-Training
› Navigation in SAP ERP
› Sales and distribution (SD)
› Material management (MM)
› Production planning (PP)
› Finance (FI)
› Controlling (CO)
› Warehouse management (WM)

The module introduces concepts and options to support business processes using SAP ERP. This includes a detailed discussion of business administration concepts of the various functional areas of an organization (finance and accounting, procurement, marketing & sales as well as service, project and human resource management).


Prerequisites



Class sessions
  • Monday, 02:15 PM— 03:45 PM
  • Thursday, 08:15 AM— 09:45 AM


Teacher
Prof.Dr. Drumm
Mode of Participation
None
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UCLA Economics | Master's level

International Development


29 Mar 2021 — 11 Jun 2021

Why are some countries rich, while other countries are poor? What can policy-makers do to reduce poverty? In this class, we discuss current research on these questions. We will study both the methodologies used to answer questions in development economics, like natural experiments and randomized control trials, as well as the relationship between development and institutions, education, growth, culture, and gender. This is a reading intensive, seminar-style
course. Students will be expected to read academic articles in economics and actively participate in class discussions. Students will also learn how to use data to evaluate policies.


Prerequisites

Intermediate microeconomics, a course in econometrics



Class sessions (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Monday, 03:30 PM— 04:45 PM
  • Wednesday, 03:30 PM— 04:45 PM


Teacher
Assistant Professor Natalie Bau
Mode of Participation
None
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