Major Strategic Management (30 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

The Strategic Management Major combines traditional topics in strategic management, such as competition and globalization, with attention to pressing social, and environmental challenges. Since the activities of contemporary businesses can no longer be considered separately from these challenges, the Major is intended to foster a holistic view of management practice. Students will be encouraged to consider strategy formation and change for large corporations, small businesses, and social enterprises within their economic, social and environmental contexts. Because Strategic Management is a broad subject area, students are given flexibility to tailor this Major to their interests. Anticipated career trajectories are diverse, and include positions in management consulting, business development in new start-ups and small businesses; and strategic planning and analysis in large multinationals, NGOs, international organizations, and government agencies.

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

at least 9 credits from the following group:

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Toulan, Omar Nohad (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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Vit, Gregory Bryan (Fall) Ross, Michael James; Duchesnay, Nathalie Marie (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 2017

    Instructors: Obukhova, Elena (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 2016

    Instructors: Moore, Karl James (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

at least 9 credits from the following group:

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Perez-Aleman, Paola (Fall)

    • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Doering, Laura (Fall) Leitzinger, Jocelyn (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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Etzion, Dror (Fall) Robitaille, Jad (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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Villeneuve, Claire (Fall) Gill, Andrea (Winter)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Perez-Aleman, Paola (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only

the remaining credits, if any, to be chosen from:

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Monardes, Humberto (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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Beck, Leslie A (Fall) Beck, Leslie A (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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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 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 2016

    Instructors: Lasio, Laura (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 305

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Chemin, Matthieu; Pulido Lema, Diego (Fall) Chemin, Matthieu (Winter) Sayour, Nagham (Summer)

    • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kurien, John C (Fall) Kurien, John C; Tuuli, Maxwell (Winter)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Takamura, Kazue; Deer, Kenneth (Fall)

  • MGPO 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Study 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Younkin, Peter; Graham, Margaret (Fall) Bhattacharyay, Madhurima (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 and INTG 202 for non-Management students. (INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students, but can be taken concurrently.)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U2, U3 students.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. INTG 201 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to this course. INTG 202 is a prerequisite for non-Management students and must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course. Non-Management students without the prerequisites will be deregistered from the course.

  • MGPO 402 Dynamic Cities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : A course which focuses on three key theories of National Competitiveness and includes a visit to a country(ies). The country(ies) visit(s) has a more integrated approach, drawing on material taught in marketing, finance, strategy, OB, etc.., as we apply ideas from all our classes in a foreign context in the organized visits.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Moore, Karl James (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Instructor's Permission Required. Not open to students who have taken BUSA 434 when topic course was “Growing National Competitiveness"

    • Students must take part in the country(ies) visits. There will be a substantial fee associated with this travel. The fee depends on the country(ies) visited, hotels, meals, which will vary from trip to trip.

  • MGPO 430 Practicum in Not for Profit Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course is designed around a pro bono consulting experience. It is meant to connect students to both the NGO community as well as the consulting world. The students go through the entire process of researching potential NGOs, writing and getting a Letter of Proposal Signed off, undertaking the first hand research and analysis, presenting the project results to the Board of the NGO, and finally presenting it to both the professor and the office of the partnering consulting firm. Students are put into teams whose structure is meant to mimic that of a real consulting team.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Toulan, Omar Nohad (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MGPO 434 when topic course was “Not for Profit Consulting” . Permission of instructor.

  • 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction (s): Open only to U2 and U3 students.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGPO 435 The Origins of Capitalism (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 2017

    Instructors: Graham, Margaret (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students

  • 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Westgate, Chantal; Diaz, Karen K (Fall) Hollister, Matissa (Winter) Jaeger, Alfred M (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

Desautels Faculty of Management—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)
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