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Concentration in Strategic Management - Global Strategy (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Please consult the Bachelor of Commerce website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/bcom/academics/courseinfo

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

The Global Strategy option is intended for students who want to learn strategic management and analysis in the context of globalization. Globalization is no longer the concern of a few large enterprises and financial institutions; it has consequences that affect all kinds of businesses and the environments in which they operate - economic, social, political, and ecological. Global Strategy allows students to assess the various opportunities and threats inherent in globalization, and requires them to explore the consequences and implications of business decisions for society and the environment. It also enables them to think through the requirements of doing business in different economic and political systems. Finally, it offers them the opportunity to understand and analyze industry structures and the kinds of business opportunities they either create or destroy.

Complementary Courses

At least 9 credits selected from the following:

  • MGPO 383 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational business involvement (exporting, licensing, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, consortia); technology transfer, location and ownership strategies: competitive multinational relationships. Emphasis on pragmatic analysis, using case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 445 Industry Analysis & Competitive Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Analysis of industry structure, macro-environment, and evolution. Evaluation of strategic position, behaviour, and intent of organizations within industry context. Development of strategic recommendations for these firms.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Robert James David (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students only
  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Firms face difficulties in developing new products. This course examines the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do. Topics include the creative synthesis of market and technology; the coordination of functions; and the strategic connection between the project and the strategy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 469 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores economic and social consequences of globalization, focusing on the most pertinent issues at the time. Topics include the existing global imbalances; the opportunities and risks presented by large cross border capital flows; and the role of institutions, and organizational and policy responses in crisis hit countries.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Abhirup Chakrabarti (Winter)

    • Recommended: MGCR 423
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 470 Strategy and Organization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores how strategic change affects the organization and how the organization can be designed to realize its strategy more effectively. It will examine how strategic choices affect organizational structures, processes, culture, human resource policies, leadership styles, etc. and how the organization can be aligned with the organizational mission.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Karl James Moore (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

The remaining credits to be chosen from:

  • BUSA 391 International Business Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Introduction to the legal aspects of foreign trade and investment transactions. Forms and documentation of types of foreign trade contracts. Conflict avoidance, arbitration, and litigation arising from international transactions. Government regulation of foreign trade. Legal aspects of the international transfer of investments and technology. Conventions and institutions of international economic cooperation (e.g. GATT, ICC, IMF, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • ECON 305 Industrial Organization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course analyzes the structure, conduct, and performance of industries, particularly but not exclusively in Canada. Topics include effects of mergers, barriers to entry, product line and promotion policies, vertical integration, and R & D policies of firms.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christopher Green (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 305
  • MGPO 365 Business-Government Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : The political environment in which business organizations operate: how governments control, regulate, promote, and compete with the private sector and how corporate policy responds to, and seeks to influence, these activities.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): U2 & U3 students only
  • MGPO 434 Topics in Policy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This is a specialized course covering an advanced topic in strategy and organization.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben, Dror Etzion, Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 435 International Business History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course covers the evolution of modern business institutions from their roots in the early middle ages to the modern era. Covering economic issues in the context of arts and culture, it offers a "distant mirror on globalization."

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students
  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores the relationship between economic activity, management, and the natural environment. Using readings, discussions and cases, the course will explore the challenges that the goal of sustainable development poses for our existing notions of economic goals, production and consumption practices and the management of organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Isla Milne (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : An examination of the economic, legal and ethical responsibilities of managers in both private and public organizations. Through readings, case studies, discussions and projects the class evaluates alternative ethical systems and norms of behaviour and draws conclusions as to the right, proper and just decisions and actions in the face of moral dilemmas. The focus of this course is on the decision process, values and consistency of values of the individual and on the impact of systems control and incentives on managerial morality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only
  • MGPO 468 Managing Organizational Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Power and politics can be mechanisms of control that maintain the status quo or they can be used as a force for change. Students learn how to recognize politics and use power. There is also a strong focus on the ethical implications.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Strategic management challenges in developing and emerging economies. Focus on strategies that foster both firm competitiveness and economic development, including: technological capabilities, new forms of organization, small and large firms, global production, social impact, global standards and governance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGSC 578 Simulation of Management Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Building simulation models of management systems. Design of simulation experiments and the analysis and implementation of results. Students are expected to design a complete simulation of a real problem using a standard simulation language.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Yasmina Maizi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: (Undergraduate) MGCR 271.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGSC 678.
Desautels Faculty of Management—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)