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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 Business & Enterprise.

The Concentration in Strategic Management - Global Strategy Option provides students with the skills necessary to understand contemporary businesses in a global context, and to explore the implications of business decisions for society and the environment. Since globalization affects organizations of all types, this concentration conveys the tools necessary to understand industry structures and competitive dynamics in a global context. It provides opportunities to analyze organizational capabilities and how to enhance them, and enables students to assess the requirements of doing business in different economic and political systems. Global Strategy adds an overarching, holistic and integrated perspective to the Faculty’s other concentrations and majors. Anticipated career trajectories include positions in consulting; strategic planning and analysis in multinationals and government agencies; and business development in new start-ups and small enterprises.

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 2015

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    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: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall)

    • 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 2014

    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: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Fall) 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 2014

    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 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : tudy of the key aspects involved in starting and managing a new venture: identifying opportunities and analyzing new venture ideas, identifying common causes of failure and strategies for success, understanding intellectual property systems, comparison of multiple modes of funding. Applies to for-profit and not-for-profit start-ups.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Peter Younkin, Gregory Bryan Vit (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to 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 2015

    Instructors: Ilya Okhmatovskiy, 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students
  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Explores key concepts associated with social entrepreneurship and social innovation – the application of principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social problems through social ventures, enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Focuses on the social economy, including how the market system can be leveraged to create social value.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anita Nowak (Fall) Anita Nowak (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only. Students cannot receive credits if they already received credits for MGPO 434.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Diane Girard (Fall)

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGSC 402 Operations Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Effective management at the operating unit level, including the concept of "operations strategy", action-oriented tools and frameworks for designing and managing operations innovation, effective use of operations-related technologies and supply chain strategy.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Saibal Ray (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 and U1 students
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Matissa Hollister (Winter)

Desautels Faculty of Management—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)