Concentration in Strategic Management - Social Context (15 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Professors D. Etzion and R. David

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

The Social Context option is intended for students who want to learn strategic management and analysis with special attention to the not-for-profit or civil sectors, or who want to focus on broader or more complex social issues within the for-profit sector. The civil sector, made up of voluntary and non-governmental organizations and foundations, is the sector that has been the fastest growing employer for the past decade. Students who focus on this stream will be challenged to place a high priority on environmental issues, as well as issues of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and social impact. They will also investigate the social tools and mechanisms necessary to employ cross-sectoral collaboration to achieve desired social outcomes.

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: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): U2 & U3 students only

  • 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Winter)

    • 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 2012

    Instructors: Manuel Mendonca, 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 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 2012

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (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 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Winter) Leslie A Beck (Summer)

  • 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: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall) Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382

    • Restriction: 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: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anita Nowak (Fall) Dror Etzion, Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

    • Note for MGPO 434, section 001 (CRN 9585) in Winter 2013: Team selection for this course takes place in September, please contact one of the professors for more details.

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students

  • 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 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: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gregory Bryan Vit (Fall) 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 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Abhirup Chakrabarti (Winter) Hermann Juergens (Summer)

    • 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Karl James Moore (Winter)

    • 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 2012

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: (Undergraduate) MGCR 271.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGSC 678.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)