TSEBA is going to offer a course developed in cooperation with Harvard Business School
Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration is going to offer a course called Economics of Competition which was developed in cooperation with Harvard Business School. This is the first course to be offered in Estonia in co-operation with this prestigious business school. The course will be part of the Finance and Economic Analysis programme at TSEBA and will take place for the first time in the autumn semester of 2013.
The course will focus on the determinants of national and regional competitiveness using interdisciplinary approach (building from the perspective of firms, clusters, subnational units, nations, and groups of neighbouring countries). The study process is based on an extensive use of Harvard case studies which the students can analyse and discuss in order to get a feeling of real-life competitiveness situations. In addition the course will improve the students’ ability to analyse the determinants of competitiveness in the context of an industry, cluster or a region through the preparation of a group project.
The studies will help students and participating business practitioners to become better versed in economics of competition and gain practical skills in the area. The course will be extremely useful for those interested in enhancing their knowledge of competitiveness issues further from the traditional firm-level thinking.
Professor Enn Listra, Head of Finance and Banking chair of TSEBA, will act as the leader of this course. Prof. Listra and Senior Research Scientist Laivi Laidroo participated in an internship at Harvard Business School where they were introduced to the content, teaching methods, and requirements of the course by the developer of the programme. Skills obtained during this internship will be used in teaching process.
Harvard Business School chooses only the best business universities with a strong faculty base and abundant research experience to teach the course.