Broad students collaborate in lab settings where they address real-world business challenges and gain the tools, knowledge, and experience needed to make valuable contributions from their first day on the job. This “practice-makes-perfect” approach prepares MBA students with highly rated workplace aptitudes that earn employers’ confidence. Our lab opportunities include:
First-semester MBA students develop collaborative skills in the state-of-the-art Team Effectiveness Laboratory. Students are assigned to a team based on behavioral tests and background; the team setting teaches students how to influence without power while receiving real-time feedback. Through the combination of traditional lecture-based classes and the team simulation, students are able to gain greater insight into both leadership and team processes.
The Financial Analysis Laboratory provides training in financial modeling and valuation. The lab simulates a real trading room, with trading desks, real-time data feeds and other trading room technology, and enables a dynamic instructional setting. All students taking the department’s introductory finance class complete a project in the lab. Students taking a financial modeling course or the security analysis course may also complete assignments in the lab.
Broad MBA students and faculty use the IBM Supply Chain Laboratory to study, simulate, and test the key relationships in an end-to-end supply chain, focusing on the dynamic flow of information and the resulting interdependencies between them. Their work is expected to help IBM and other companies build dynamic supply chains that can sense and rapidly respond to changing customer demands and market conditions.