OIDD 680 – Operations Strategy Practicum

We have a few spots left for anyone interested in registering for OIDD 680! We will be visiting ten companies in Germany (see syllabus for details) during spring break, and two locally.  There will also be several lectures and case discussions held in Philadelphia.

Most of the companies that we will be visiting have set a capacity limit on the number of people that they can accommodate for a plant or site visit.  Consequently we expect that we will have to limit the enrollment in the course.

We have decided that the best way to do this is to ask each of you to submit a brief (max 200 words) statement that will help us decide who should be admitted to the course.  In particular I would like you to answer the following questions in your statement.

1)      Why do you want to take the course and what do you hope to learn from it?

2)      What is there in your background (academic, work, etc.) that would make the course valuable to you and which would make your participation valuable to the class.

Please submit your statement to Ramon Jones (at ramjones@wharton.upenn.edu ) in the OIDD department  by Monday December 18, 2017 to support your decision to apply for admission to the course.  You will be notified by Tuesday December 19, 2017 if you have been admitted to the course.

All those accepted into the course will have to pay a $1,000.00 deposit for the travel cost by Wednesday December 20, 2017.   Any questions about the travel program or course schedule can be directed to the course administrator, Ramon Jones at ramjones@wharton.upenn.edu.

You can also contact Professor Morris Cohen at cohen@wharton.upenn.edu if you have any questions.