Case Studies Spring 2013

Case Studies from Practice

Course description

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of “real-life” challenges from corporate settings and teach them how to address these.

Objective              

By using case studies that are based on actual IT projects, students will learn how to deal with complex, not-straightforward problems. It will help them to apply their theoretical Computer Science background in practice and will teach them fundamental principles of IT management and challenges with IT in practice.

Content

The course "Fallstudien aus der Praxis" bridges the gap between computer science at ETH and the industry. In interactive case studies company representatives present the diversity of challenges in the daily routine and work of computer science graduates from ETH. As an integral part of the course, non-technical skills such as business problem-solving, communication and presentation, interviewing and relationship management are discussed and trained.

The course is particularly suitable for students, who want to gain an overview of the different working areas and want to prepare for entrance into professional life.

Course Hours

Lectures

  • Mon, 12:00-14:00 HG E 21

Exercise

  • Mon,  14:00-15:00 HG E 21


Schedule



Date


Company presenting


18.02.2013


Deloitte Consulting AG


25.02.2013


TBC


04.03.2013


Marc Brandis Strategic Consulting AG


11.03.2013


Avaloq Group


18.03.2013


Mckinsey & Company, Inc.


25.03.2013


Credit Suisse Group AG


01.04.2013


Easter Holidays


08.04.2013


TBC


15.04.2013


Sechseläuten Holidays


22.04.2013


ISPIN AG Zürich


29.04.2013


TBC


06.05.2013


Open Web Technology


13.05.2013


Review of all cases


20.05.2013


Whitsuntide Holidays


27.05.2013


Exam

 

Exam 

 

Lecturer:

Marc Brandis

 

Assistant:

Zhihao Lin