After more than two years with no teaching for me at the U of Utah, it’s back to the salt mines this fall. I’m teaching three different courses fall term (a bit overwhelming, for sure), so I figure I better get started preparing early.
The long break has given me a good opportunity to re-think the MBA Managerial Economics course I developed for the U of U around 2006-7. That course worked well, but it was designed to move seamlessly between the U’s full-time MBA program, part-time MBA program, and executive MBA program. And that meant constructing course modules that could flip between the part-time program’s ten 4-hour classes and the full-time program’s 28 80-minute classes.
I’m only teaching in the full-time MBA program these days, and that frees me from some constraints. So, I’ve reorganized around four broad modules that I’m currently building out specific topics under:
- Foundations of Business Economics
- Economics of Oligopolistic Competition
- Economics of Perfect Competition
- Economics of Information
As with previous iterations of the course, it’s not an intermediate micro course but rather a first-step toward understanding the economics of business.
I’m also going to be teaching four or five case studies, which I haven’t done with U of U MBAs before. (Plenty of case teaching at Kellogg, though…) So, I’m looking forward to fall term. Might even be able to pull a few Roadside MBA examples into the class…