Why Take This Course?
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Interact with eleven of the best minds at the School, and benefit from sessions led by different instructors from a variety of disciplines;
- Connect and engage with students across different programs and careers;
- Learn important personal, organizational, and societal leadership lessons;
- Have their work showcased on the Schulich website and add something unique to their resume.
Who Is This Course Open To?
This course is open to students and alumni across ALL the degree programs (from BBA to Ph.D.) at the Schulich School of Business. Students have the option to take the course as an individual study (1.50 or 3.00) if they have a free elective in their program, or for a certificate if they do not. York University students from across all faculties are also welcome to join this course, and will be able to register for the ‘Participant’ study option. Note, there is no fee for the non-individual study options.
Individual Study For Credit Option: This course may be taken as a 1.50 or 3.00 credit individual study that counts toward degree requirements. The course will appear on students’ transcripts (as a pass/fail grade) and can be included on students’ resumes. For this option, students receive both the certificate and the commendation, as well as a pass/fail grade for the course.
Other Non-Credit Study Options: Students may also take the course in a variety of other ways:
- Certificate Option: Students will receive a physical certificate upon completion and can include the course in their resume. The course will not show up on students’ transcripts.
- Certificate Plus Commendation Option: On top of the certificate students will receive a commendation in the form of their Individual/Team Assignment being showcased on the Schulich website. This can also be referenced on a resume.
- Participant Option: Students can say they attended the course on their resume. Note: Alumni will be enrolled in this option.
Study Option Requirements:
*Alumni will be enrolled in this option. This option is also available to Schulich students.
Access to the General Public: All the lectures will be made available via YouTube to the general public.
Start Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020.
End Date: Saturday, March 27th, 2021.
Frequency: Fall classes will run on alternate Saturdays starting September 12 and ending December 5.
Winter classes will run on alternate Saturdays starting January 16 and ending March 27.
Time: Synchronous sessions will be a maximum of 90 minutes (they will also be recorded for later viewing). They will take place from 9:00am – 10:30am EST/EDT. Note, the session on September 12th will be for 2 hours.
Individual Hand-in Assignments: For EACH of the five modules (see module details below), students will provide a 1 to 2-page written submission that identifies the following 3 points. All 5 assignments have to be handed in by Saturday, April 3, 2021.
- The top 5 key takeaways from both in-class presentations and readings from the module as a whole
- Two questions or topics students would like to know more about, arising from either the readings or the in-class sessions for the module
- Student contribution to the module’s chat board.
Individual / Team Project: Outstanding projects will be showcased by the School and will receive commendation. Students (individually or as a team) must submit their project by Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Example 1: Students will be assigned 1 publicly-traded company. They will be required to develop a presentation that covers three sections:
- DESCRIBE what the company did to manage the pandemic,
- ASSESS the effectiveness of the company’s actions, and
- RECOMMEND best ideas to the company based on course reflections/readings.
Example 2: Students will develop a podcast that reflects on various aspects of the pandemic. The podcast may include interviews with people who shed insight into their life experiences through the pandemic.
Example 3: Students do a photo exhibit that records visual images from the pandemic.