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Course Objective:

The primary objective of this course is to provide the students the ability to formulate and to analyze the existing problems and to provide tangible advice in order to improve the business strategy and operations.

Class Time and Venue:

Date: Thursday
Time: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.
Venue: F-338 Anek-Prasong 2 Building, Tha Prachan Campus
Some sessions will be held off-campus.

Instructor:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Karndee Leopairote
Department of Operations Management, Thammasat Business School
E:im.karndee@gmail.com (Always begins your email subject with ?AI731:??)
T:089 112 0505 (LINE / WhatsApp)
Facebook / Twitter:Karndee Leopairote
Office Hour: Wednesday 12.30 a.m. ? 1.30 p.m. or by appointment.
Room 543. Thammasat Business School ? Tha Prachan Campus

Reading Material:

Ethan Rasiel and Ph.D., Paul N. Friga. (2001). The McKinsey Mind: Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consulting Firm 






 














Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn. (2010). Essential Tools for Management Consulting: Tools, Models and approaches for Clients and Consultants 





Ken Watanabe. (2009). Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People 





Evaluations:

Assignment   20%
Project  30%
On-Field Performance  30%
Final Exam 20%


Teaching / Learning Format:

  • Class slides can be downloaded from www.karndee.com  and from class dropbox.
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Class Schedule (Tentative):

Week Date Topic Reading Material - Chase
& Jacob Textbook / Case
Assignment  
1 21.08.14
Module 1:

- Class Introduction & Administration
- Getting to know Consulting Career
- Pre-Test: Consulting Skills ? Case Analysis  
Reading: Types of Management Consultancy
2 28.08.14
Module 1:

- Fundamental Concepts, Frameworks, and Tools
- Pyramid Structure
- System Thinking & Conceptual Thinking
 
3 04.09.14
Module 1:

Presentation & Communication Skills
4 18.09.14
Module 1:

Managing consulting project
Setting evaluation criteria
5 25.09.14
Module 1:

Developing project proposal
6 02.10.14
Module 1:

Ethical issues for consultant
Midterm Exam Period
7 16.10.14
 
Module 2:
Section 1
Working with a professional management consulting team (1)

Module 3:
Section 2
Project development with client (1)

Remarks:
- During week 7 ? 10 (Oct 16, 2014 ? Nov 13, 2014), classes will be off-campus.
- The students will be divided into 2 sections. Each section contains 3 groups. 
- The group will work on a consulting project toward the end of semester

Module 2:
PrimeStreet Advisory (Thailand) Head Office
The Offices at Central World, #2303 23rd Floor
(http://www.primestreetgroup.com)

Module 3
Client: to be announced
8 30.10.14
Module 2:
Section 1
Working with a professional management consulting team (2):  
PrimeStreet Advisory

Module 3:
Section 2
Project development with client (2)

Remarks:
- During week 7 ? 10 (Oct 16, 2014 ? Nov 13, 2014), classes will be off-campus.
- The students will be divided into 2 sections. Each section contains 3 groups. 
- The group will work on a consulting project toward the end of semester

Module 2:
PrimeStreet Advisory (Thailand) Head Office
The Offices at Central World, #2303 23rd Floor
(http://www.primestreetgroup.com)

Module 3
Client: to be announced
9 06.11.14
Module 2:
Section 2
Working with a professional management consulting team (1):  
PrimeStreet Advisory

Module 3:
Section 1
Project development with client (1)

Remarks:
- During week 7 ? 10 (Oct 16, 2014 ? Nov 13, 2014), classes will be off-campus.
- The students will be divided into 2 sections. Each section contains 3 groups. 
- The group will work on a consulting project toward the end of semester

Module 2:
PrimeStreet Advisory (Thailand) Head Office
The Offices at Central World, #2303 23rd Floor
(http://www.primestreetgroup.com)

Module 3
Client: to be announced 
10 13.11.14
Module 2:
Section 2
Working with a professional management consulting team (2):  
PrimeStreet Advisory

Module 3:
Section 1
Project development with client (2)

Remarks:
- During week 7 ? 10 (Oct 16, 2014 ? Nov 13, 2014), classes will be off-campus.
- The students will be divided into 2 sections. Each section contains 3 groups. 
- The group will work on a consulting project toward the end of semester

Module 2:
PrimeStreet Advisory (Thailand) Head Office
The Offices at Central World, #2303 23rd Floor
(http://www.primestreetgroup.com)

Module 3
Client: to be announced 
11 20.11.14
Module 3:

Preliminary project presentation & class feedback
12 27.11.14
Module 3:

Final project presentation to the client
13 04.12.14
Module 3:

Class summary
Remarks: (I):individual Work; (G): Group Work