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Concentration in Strategic Management - Social Business & Enterprise (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 - 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 in the 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 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: 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(s): U2 & U3 students only
  • 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, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Diane Girard (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and 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: Biswanath Bhattacharyay (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 567 Business in Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Examines different ideologies; business ethics and values; the corporation and its constituencies; the social impact of corporate decisions. The focus of this course is on the interaction between business organizations and society and on incorporating social impact analysis into strategic management.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only

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 Development, Food and Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : International development and world food security and challenges in developing countries. Soil and water management, climate change, demographic issues, plant and animal resources conservation, bio-products and biofuels, economic and environmental issues specially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Globalization, sustainable development, technology transfer and human resources needs for rural development.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Humberto Monardes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Two 2-hour conferences
  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    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.

    • Winter
  • BUSA 402 Independent Studies in Social Business and Enterprise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An independent study in social business and enterprise under the supervision of a faculty member.

    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.

    • Only open to U3 students within the BCom; Major in Strategic Management, BCom; Major in General Management; or Concentration in Strategic Management - Social Business & Enterprise.
    • CGPA of at least 3.00 and approval of BCom Director required.
    • Projects to be arranged individually with instructors. Application required, consisting of a proposal of project, approval of faculty member, approval of Area Coordinator, and final approval of BCom Director, before the end of the add/drop period.
  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labour, firms, poverty. Inequality and environment.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matthieu Chemin, Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall) Matthieu Chemin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208 and either ECON 209 or one development course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D.
  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 313
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D
  • INTD 200 Introduction to International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of International Development Studies focusing on the theory and practice of development. It examines various approaches to international development, including past and present relationships between developed and underdeveloped societies, and pays particular attention to power and resource distribution globally and within nations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe (Fall)

  • MGPO 433 Topics in Social Business and Enterprise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Specialized advanced topic in social business and enterprise.

    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 (s): Open only to U2 and U3 students.
  • 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 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
Desautels Faculty of Management—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)