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WSP 327 — Brains for Hire: Managing Your Knowledge Worker Career (CANCELLED)

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 7—Oct 21
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 30
Unit: 1
Tuition: $425
Instructor(s): Iddo Hadar
Status: Cancelled
On-campus course
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Oct 7—Oct 21
2 days
Drop By
Sep 30
1 Unit
Iddo Hadar
Are you a knowledge worker—in fields such as management, law, accounting, finance, engineering, or software? If so, career-long employment with one organization—irrespective of your skills and performance—is highly unlikely; odds are that you’ll spend at least part of your career in some form of consulting.

The consulting universe offers a wide range of possibilities (from mega-firms through small firms, to short-term or freelance assignments in the “gig economy”)—each with distinct opportunities and challenges. Consulting roles are multiplying—evolving and reshaped by technology and business trends. Should you be considering a consulting role as part of your career path? The course will provide you with the tools to consider the requirements for success as a consultant, in either a firm or on your own, as well as the potential trends in your profession.

After clarifying the scope and segmentation of the consulting space, we will cover the consulting experience from a wide range of angles (e.g., economic, interpersonal, and practical). Our initial focus will be on management consulting as a rich case study; later, several guest speakers will provide perspectives on consulting in various professions. These insights should allow you to determine which experiences, within the expanding spectrum of consulting roles and business models, might constitute a great fit for you.

Iddo Hadar, M&A Transaction Advisor, Ernst & Young

Iddo Hadar has been involved in management consulting as a client or consultant for more than thirty years. He was head of corporate strategy and chief marketing officer at Applied Materials and an advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton and EY. He received an MBA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.