Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WRA10102 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name MOT and Venture Business
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MOT and Venture Business
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-6:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Group Discussion, and Student’s Presentation, Distance Learning with Momiji, Moodle and Teams 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Career Education
Eligible Students Graduate students of all schools
Keywords efficiency, break-even point analysis, motivation, organization structure design, corporate strategy building, business plan 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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Objective: This course introduces the management process within an organization. The primary objective of this course is to familiarize students with the knowledge, roles, responsibilities, functions, and skills required of effective modern managers.
Outline: Topics covered include efficiency, break-even point analysis, motivation, organization structure, corporate strategy and business plan. 
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 Key Issues in Corporate Management
Topic 3 Break-Even Point Analysis
Topic 4 Group Discussion
Topic 5 Organizational Structure Design
Topic 6 Corporate Strategy Building
Topic 7 Business Plan
Topic 8 Final Examination and/or Final Report

Reports and exercises associated with efficiency, break-even point analysis, motivation, organization structure design, corporate strategy building, and business plan are required. 
1) T. S. Bateman & S. A. Snell (2007) Management, Seventh edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin.
2) Porter M. E., (1982) Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors, Free Press.
3) P. F. Drucker, (2007) Innovation and entrepreneurship, Routledge. 
PC or AV used in
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Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain efficiency, break-even point analysis, motivation, organization structure design, corporate strategy building, and business plan. 
Requirements No marks are subtracted if you say something “wrong”. This helps other students clarify their misconceptions. If you have something to say, no matter how silly, raise your hand. Class participation is crucial because it helps you build self-confidence. Probability statistics and mathematics of differential and integral will be helpful to understand the basic principles. 
Grading Method Learning attitudes25%+ Individual and/or group discussion, Mini test30%+ Final Examination and/or final report45%; A passing score is a score of 60% or up. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message First and most important thing is that the graduate students of science and technology should have their own high professional skills and technologies. This course provides all students a new perspective of technology development based upon corporate management. In this course, you will learn many successful stories, marketing science and customer service related with technology management. I will strongly recommend you this course because this is one of the useful courses for all graduate students. 
Other The contact information of the VBL office in charge of all courses of Management of Technology (MOT) are (Tel) 082-424-7880 and (Email) vbl@hiroshima-u.ac.jp. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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