MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Evaluación de Decisiones Estratégicas” taught by renowned Stanford PhD, Catholic University of Chile professor and strategic decision expert, Patricio del Sol, is the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered solely in Spanish where students can work together on group projects in true collaboration. The five-week free course will teach students key principles of strategic choices in the business landscape.
MOOCS, while making international headlines, are primarily offered in English, shutting out students who speak Spanish only. This free course features creative class work and engaging video filmed on location in Silicon Valley, and is available to any Spanish speaking person with an Internet connection.
The course, offered by the prestigious Latin-American University, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available on NovoEd, the revolutionary online platform developed at Stanford University in March of 2012. “NovoEd is the only one to use the power of the social web. It’s designed with teamwork in mind,” says NovoEd founder and Stanford professor Amin Saberi.
More than 80,000 students in 150 countries participated in the first NovoEd course (previously known as Venture Lab), working in teams on projects and business models. “We had students from Silicon Valley to Russia to third-world countries in Africa,” Mr. Saberi said.
Professor Patricio del Sol became intrigued with strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation after obtaining his MA degree in Economics and his PhD in Engineering-Economic systems at Stanford University. He currently teaches in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
The course, “Evaluación de Decisiones Estratégicas” has no prerequisites and teaches students how to build a cash flow and calculate a net present value (NPV) that embodies quantitatively the strategic considerations that motivate decisions.
Professor del Sol has been a Fulbright Scholar and visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Business School. He is the author of several books including “Win Without Competing” (2004) which was one of the top 10 Nonfiction best sellers in Chile in 2004. Del Sol is an expert in business competitiveness and has consulted on strategy and business valuation for many public and private institutions.
Students who complete the course with a satisfactorily will receive a certificate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile recognizing their participation.
This free course begins July 8, 2013. Enroll today at http://www.venture-lab.org/decisiones.