Students dive headfirst into global strategy workshop
In April a group of students from the Information Systems (IS) major of the Master in Information Technology degree (MIT) traveled to Poland to take part in an international workshop on Strategic Management at the University of Technology in Poznan.
Poznan was an incredible experience. Working with students from a number of cultural backgrounds and languages was a highlight of the workshop.
The workshop, which is in its 16th year of operation, included 70 participants from 8 European countries and, for only the second time, from Australia. The students worked with peers from different countries on a case study of a real life company, for which they developed a mission and strategy, including considerations for a ‘strategic balance scorecard’.
Getting to go through that group work with students from all over Europe was amazing and was an experience we could not have received at UTS alone.
To develop the strategy, the students carried out an analysis of the macro-environment, the competitive environment and the company’s potential. They summarised the outcomes of their work in posters and gave presentations followed by rigorous Q&A sessions.
The students raved about the experience, praising the team-based workshop structure, which allowed them to share and learn from different perspectives, as well as the comprehensive knowledge and interactive teaching style of the lecturers. Industry exposure in the form of a field trip to the Volkswagen factory was a highlight.
Apart from the academic values from the workshop, the overall experience of meeting new friends and traveling around Poznan was really awesome!
Representatives from the School accompanied the students and facilitated a workshop session.