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|STRT 573 - Tech Disruption&Future of Work|
As current and future managers, MBA students can benefit from understanding trends in employment, wages and the interplay between the firm and its employees and in understanding the disruptors that will change work in the next decades.
The decline of manufacturing and the agricultural revolution before it, the gig economy, rising health care costs, the internet, AI and robotics and other drivers are already changing the nature of work and placing pressure on wages and on jobs. The future is likely to be even more disruptive, especially with AI and robotics. The implications for employers and managers, employees and governments and public policy as well as personal careers will be explored.
The course will address seven major themes:
1. What are the basics of labor economics?
2. What has happened to jobs and wages in this country and globally, where are they and where aren’t they? (labor demand and labor supply and their drivers)
3. What will be the impact of looming major technology disruptors on employment?
4. Where are the jobs of the future? What tasks and jobs will be automated or eliminated? What skill gaps are there that could slow down economic growth? What jobs will be created?
5. What are the implications for employment and for sourcing talent and the role of the firm?
6. What are the implications for professional careers, especially MBA graduates and the future of their work?
7. What are the implications for employment in society overall and the role of governments/public policy?
1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Lecture
Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:
MBA - Full Time Program
Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees:
Master of Business Admin.
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