Corporate Governance & Communication

Communication Skills

With an ever-increasing reliance on virtual methods of communication, particularly email, the ability to articulate ones thoughts in written forms is as crucial as ones ability to communicate orally. This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of communication along with its scope and importance in business. The role of communication in establishing favorable relationships both within and outside the organization is emphasized. The various types of business communication media are covered. This course also develops an awareness of the importance of succinct written expressions in modern business communication.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to :

  • Demonstrate competence in receptive communication and the ability to comprehend written material that uses business jargon and terminology
  • Produce written communications that are clear and concise using recognized business formats and layouts
  • Communicate effectively with external organizations such as banks, insurance companies and agencies
  • Demonstrate competency in company secretarial correspondence such as preparing agenda, recording minutes and writing reports
  • Show the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Present data coherently and effectively in business settings bringing together information in a well-organized manner
  • Demonstrate the ability to receive ideas and draw logical conclusions
  • Compose routine letters, memos, email messages, good will messages, negative messages, per suasive messages, application letters, and various types of business reports

Activities

  • Students will be tasked with writing reports that capture information from specific business articles followed by oral presentations of their inferences

Contributors

  • C-Level Person
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Journalists

Executive Business Communication

This course introduces students to prevailing trends in Business communication. Communication is an important concept in business and the ability to communicate is an important skill. This course is designed to build and enhance student skills necessary for effective communication in businesses. It enables the students to develop effective verbal , non - verbal , and written communication skills. Emphasis is placed on various business correspondence including trade enquiries, credit and status enquiries, collection, and sales letters, a nd company secretarial correspondence. Students will learn the art of preparing resume, public speech and interview presentation.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to :

  • Identify and use the technology appropriate to business communication
  • Identify and use the factors that contribute to effective communication in business
  • Prepare their resume and identify the objectives and techniques of various types of interviews
  • Develop the abilities for effective public speeches and presentations
  • Be aware of company secretarial correspondence

Activities

  • Students will be making professional presentation to bankers for a mock start-up company, asking for loan
  • Students will prepare their professional resume

Contributors

  • Speech trainers
  • Marketing Managers

Corporate Communication

Building on the foundation in communication established in the course Executive Business Communication, this course deals with the various aspects of communication within a corporation and with external entities. Students are exposed to how effective communications take place with in a team, across teams and between people of different cultures. The course covers managing government relations and communications with media. Students learn proper business etiquette to be followed in various business situations. As part of this course, students get exposure to developing project proposals, communications for brand promotion, financial communication and crises communication. They also learn to make effective business presentations to a diverse audience.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to :

  • Demonstrate competence in working effectively within a team in a corporate environment
  • Resolve conflicts within an organization
  • Communicate effectively with external organizations such as the Government and media
  • Prepare project proposals and present to stakeholders
  • Make both written and oral presentations to a team of professionals
  • Conduct meetings and conferences, record proceedings and minutes and communicate the same to participants

Activities

  • Students will create a project proposal for a new idea

Contributors

  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Journalists

Project Management

This course outlines the need and importance of project management, complexities involved, current issues and roles and responsibilities of a project manager. Students learn about how to evaluate a project, how project planning is done using various tools, processes and methodologies, how to determine the feasibility of a project based on various inputs, project financing options, how to successfully implement a project dealing with ambiguities and bottlenecks, creating various reports to track the progress of the project and its performance and many others. During the duration of study, students not only learn various aspects of project management but also how to apply them practically in an actual project. Additionally students will learn about the software tools and applications used in project management and latest trends related to the above.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to :

  • Understand various aspects of project management and complexitie s involved in ensuring proper analysis, planning, funding and execution to make a project successful
  • Plan, implement and manage a real project successfully
  • Evaluate a project plan and identify issues and suggest ways to resolve them.
  • Suggest an appropriate funding model for a project

Activities

  • Given a project plan, identify issues and suggest ways to make it better
  • Given a project idea, identify the feasibility and publish a report
  • For a given project, identify a appropriate funding model and submit a financial planning report
  • Real case studies on various aspects of project management will be discussed and debated in the class
  • A professional talk about project management and its challenges from the industry
  • Expert interaction on how project funding happens in the industry and the challenges involved

Contributors

  • Senior Project Managers from various industries
  • Financial Consultants
  • Bank Managers
  • PE Managers