American Global Consulting (AGC), one of the preeminent educational services company in the Arabian Gulf, has teamed up with Muhlenberg College, a well-known and reputable college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania and ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine as among the top 75 colleges in the United States. The college is less than 90 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia.
Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts institution that was founded in 1848. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,440, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 75 acres. Muhlenberg College offers academically challenging programs in the liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional studies within the context of a warm, caring community and close student-faculty relationships.
The campus is known for outstanding facilities and beauty. Muhlenberg faculty is unusually accessible, and the academic and co-curricular programs aim to prepare students for lives of leadership and service. The student-faculty ratio at Muhlenberg College is 11:1, and the school has 68.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.
As part of AGC’s international educational program, and in partnership with AGC, in the summer of 2017, Muhlenberg College will offer a 2-week certificate program on executive leadership and business uniquely designed for international mid-career business and government leaders. The program will be based on the following nine modules:
- Leadership and Team building: This module prepares students to participate in a team/cohort learning environment. It provides a framework and rational for leading and a work process (Team Charter) for accomplishing work at both the individual and team levels.
- Communications: This module blends research, theory and practice in the art of effective communication, presentation and facilitation skills, team dynamics, and written skills to create a dynamic contribution to the overall effectiveness of any organization.
- Human Behavior in Organizations: As most people do not work in isolation, understanding human behavior is an essential element in practicing the art of management and provides the link between the individual, group, and organization. This module emphasizes how human factors influence overall results.
- Supply Chain Management: In this module, the focus is on the importance of the Supply Chain and the impact of its design, planning, and operation. Students will become better acquainted with the different operational functions and the key issues faced in the achievement of organizational and Supply Chain goals.
- Economics: Basic principles of economics at both the macro and micro levels will be explored. Topics of supply and demand, national income accounting, monetary and fiscal policies, and impact of taxes and subsidies will be covered.
- Accounting and Finance for Managers: The overall goal in this module is to help the student to better understand, interpret, and use accounting and financial information in making informed decisions. Topics covered will include a review of the basic financial statements, methods for analyzing the statements, activity-based accounting, cost-volume-profit analysis, break even points, budgets, and the balanced scorecard.
- Global Issues, International Law & Policy: Doing business internationally requires an appreciation of the culture and knowledge of unique laws and customs for doing business in host countries. This module will specifically focus on these aspects of international business within their cultural and social settings.
- Strategic Management: The ability to see into the future and create opportunities is the main purpose of designing a strategy. Students will sharpen their skills in order to predict with confidence the future strategic focus of their organization. Critical thinking skills, along with personal commitments to success, will be highlighted.
- Innovation and Capstone: The critical role of innovation in organizations and societies will be explored and factors supporting innovation will be discussed. The capstone project is the culminating event in the program and requires the students in their teams to reflect on the knowledge gained from the program and to determine exactly what would have the greatest impact on their organizations. The project involves a presentation by the students explaining how they see the impact evolving and its implications.
Additionally, the 2-week program will also include visits to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC with special briefings at United Nations Headquarters, the U.S. State Department, the New York and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges, the New York Federal Reserve Bank and private conversations with CEOs on issues raised through the focus on the modules.
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this two-week course, each participant will receive a Certificate of Leadership and Business Program from Muhlenberg College. (While the program does not receive academic credit, Muhlenberg College does transcript the courses and students can use the courses to waive pre-requirements for graduate school).