Curriculum for the Business Challenge Track is designed to give participants a unique and thoughtful perspective on business. Participants are equipped with a unique set of skills to go out and thrive from day one. We engage you through our immersive approach and challenge you to master discrete skills and important business knowledge, in a “real world” context. The structure of our Programs emphasize the connection between the content with which participants interact, and the world around them. Key curriculum themes include the following:
Classic Business Concepts
Participants are introduced to classic business concepts, including project management, business strategy, and valuation. The Business Challenge Track takes an analytical approach to these concepts, giving participants a practical framework in which to structure and execute ideas. Ultimately, the development of these skill sets will provide graduates with the tools to better analyze their organization’s goals and strategy.
Financial Analysis & Valuation
At the Fullbridge Program, we demystify finance. The finance modules account for over 50 hours of program content, covering key concepts such as financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, investment decisions, enterprise valuation, and capital markets. Through engaging tutorials, case studies, and real-world scenarios, the curriculum builds participants’ fluency in the language of finance. Previous knowledge of finance is not required. The Business Challenge Track starts with the basics and teaches finance from the ground up. Participants learn by doing, not rote memorization.
Strategic Thinking in a Global Context
Today’s workplace is global - markets and business relationships are no longer bound by geographic borders. Thus, Program content places an emphasis on global business trends, focusing on creative problem solving, innovation, and business analysis. The ability to frame business knowledge in a broad context is of immeasurable value: participants will be able to illuminate strategic areas of consideration in their organizations that is often overlooked by others.
Analytical Tools and Presentation Skills
The Business Challenge Track includes immersive tutorials on Excel and PowerPoint. These tutorials provide participants with solid groundings in basic technical skills, as well as opportunities to develop expertise in financial decision-making. Excel and PowerPoint will be utilized in both individual and team exercises throughout the program, to synthesize data and deliver structured presentations.
An initial step to understanding how to become a professional is recognizing the traits that will promote success. Professional development is a key component of The Fullbridge Program. Participants learn behavioral traits that are crucial for achievement in the workplace. Three full days of the Program are devoted to a multi-phase professional development experience led by Tim Butler, Director of Career Development Programs at Harvard Business School. Throughout the Program, participants receive advice, evaluation, and direct feedback from Tim and Fullbridge Career Coaches, individuals with extensive professional experience and degrees from the nation’s top business schools. The 20-hour career module uses a sequence of assessments and tools to help participants gain insight into their personal drivers and then map these drivers to professional pathways. Additionally, this module provides hands-on resume instruction and a thoughtful approach to authentic networking.