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Bachelor of Commerce Concentration in Strategic Management - Social Business & Enterprise

Mentors: Professors Dror Etzion and Robert David

There are two options offered in the Strategic Management Concentration: Global Strategy and Social Business & Enterprise.

The concentration in Strategic Management - Social Business & Enterprise Option is intended for students interested in harnessing the not-for-profit, civil, and for-profit sectors to tackle social issues. Students will be challenged to reconceptualise strategy formation and implementation with an emphasis on economic development, the environment, corporate social responsibility, and social impact. The concentration will impart a comprehensive set of management skills, encompassing cross-sectoral collaboration and social entrepreneurship. It encourages students to complement their courses in Management with an array of course offerings from outside the Faculty. The concentration complements concentrations and majors in other Management areas, adding a holistic and integrated perspective. Anticipated career trajectories include positions in NGOs; international organizations such as those affiliated with the UN; social enterprise; government agencies; as well as fields of consulting and corporate social responsibility.

Complementary Courses 

At least 9 credits selected from the following: 

  • MGPO 365 Business-Government Relations 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneur&Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Devel Countries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 567 Business in Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

The remaining credits, if any, to be chosen from the following: 
(Note: no more than 3 credits may be taken at the 200 level)

  • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BUSA 402 Ind. Stud. in Soc. Bus.&Enter. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INTD 200 Intro to Int'l Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 433 Topics in Social Bus. & Enter. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 435 International Business History 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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