Professor Dr. Armin Heinzl
Module 1: Value-Based IT Management
Value-based management is a management approach that puts a company’s value at the center of all management decisions and activities. Following a broad perspective on value creation, this course does not focus on conventional performance metrics. Rather, our goal is to provide a holistic view and some additional knowledge on what drives value creation.
Therefore, this course will approach the topic from six different angles, which correspond to the six modules provided in the course. Each module is presented by a professor of Mannheim Business School, providing special insights from his or her research field. These modules are:
Value-Based IT Management (Starting March 1st)
Corporate Social Responsibility (Starting March 8th)
Organizational Learning (Starting March 15th)
Company Taxation and Value-Based Management (Starting March 22nd)
Value-Based Marketing (Starting March 29th)
The Finance Function (Starting April 5th)
The modules are designed for self-paced learning. The learning content of the modules will be released on the given dates. After the release of a module and until the end of the online course, you will be able to watch the videos whenever you want. You will have the opportunity to monitor your progress by solving self-test quizzes and minor case studies provided by the instructors.
We also encourage you to comment on questions and course content in the discussion forum, where you have the chance to interact with other learners. Our course team will answer open questions and provide you with aggregated feedback from the instructors on a regular basis.
Module 1: Value-Based IT Management
Module 2: Corporate Social Responsibility
Module 3: Organizational Learning
Module 4: Company Taxation and Value-Based Management
Module 5: Value-Based Marketing
Module 6: The Finance Function
This course is aimed at business professionals and advanced MBA students. You should feel comfortable with basic management concepts such as determining the net present value of a given investment or conducting a SWOT-analysis. If you are not sure about your personal skill level – just give it a try. We also encourage you to enroll when you only feel familiar with one or two of the six perspectives on value-based management. In this case, the course will provide you with a more holistic understanding of the subject.
Apart from a working internet connection, no additional software is needed. The learning platform MBSx can be accessed through any modern internet browser. MBSx works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. There is also support for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer version 11 and above.
Once you have enrolled in MBSx:Value-Based Management, the box in the upper section of this page will show "You are enrolled in this course". Being enrolled, you can then also navigate to your personal dashboard by clicking on your user name in the upper-right corner of the landing page. A new window opens, where you see the courses that you are enrolled in. So far, there is only one MBSx course available.
No. Access to MBSx: Value-Based Management is free of charge. To celebrate the start of our MBSx platform, we can even offer you the corresponding MBSx course certificate for free. All you need to do is: complete the course and at least 60% of the self-test assignments.
Yes, you can still sign in and participate once the course has started. You can then work through the modules at your own pace until the course closing date. Mannheim Business School plans further course runs in the future.