- Monday 9 March–Thursday 12 March 2020
- Prof Paolo Quattrone; Professor and Chair of Accounting, Governance, and Social Innovation; University of Edinburgh Business School
It draws on theories developed in interdisciplinary accounting, science, and technology studies, and rhetoric and communication studies, blending them in ways that equip students with a novel understanding of the roles that data visualisations and financial representations play in organisations and megaprojects.
Rather than seeing management control as a mere technical matter based on objective accounting calculations, students learn about the various roles these calculations play in organisations and programme management.
By preparing a case to be discussed before class, you will already start to become familiar with the topic before the start of the course.
Aims and Outcomes
On completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Understand how data visualisations play different roles (from providing answers to help learning, via mediating political and contextual issues) in various phases of the decision-making process
- Understand issues in stakeholders' and media management when communicating financial results to internal and external audiences
- Understand the basic economics of large infrastructure and industrial investments, the advantages and risks involved in using calculative techniques in assessing the financial viability of such investments
- Understand complexities in change and project management
- Understand how to use data visualisations as tools to govern complex organisations and programmes in order to scrutinise uncertainty and risk and explore unknowns
The course uses a mix of lectures and case studies, together with classroom simulations and exercises. Lectures are designed to be interactive and to promote autonomous and peer learning.
Deconstructing common wisdom (I)
Deconstructing common wisdom (II)
Constructing alternative forms of managing ambiguity and complexities (I)
Constructing alternative forms of managing ambiguity and complexities (II)
Practicing lessons learnt (I)
Practicing lessons learnt (II)
Assessment and Credits
Participants are required to attend every session throughout the week and to take part in all activities and submit all assessments. On successful completion, they will receive a certificate and 10 credits which can be used towards an MBA/EMBA programme.
Students will be required to complete an individual assessement (60% of final mark) as well as a group exercise (40% of final mark).
This is an intensive course with teaching based on a 09:00–17:00 working day however there will be group work, assignments and reading outside these hours. There will also be some pre-course reading and tasks to complete before the first session.
Course fees include all tuition and course materials, but excludes any textbooks that may be required. Catering and accommodation are not included.
There is a 20% discount for University of Edinburgh Alumni and Staff.
The deadline for applications is Monday 10 February 2020.
For entry requirements please see our EMBA entry requirements.
Please email us if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.