Strategic Management (MNG109)

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Course goals

 Strategic Management course focuses on the concept of strategy development and implementation by exploring the functions and nature of general management. Strategic management concepts and techniques are studied. The course serves as an opportunity to develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, understanding of the major strategic problems of an organization, formulating business level strategies. The pedagogical approach includes lectures, computer simulation, practices, group and individual work by students.

This course integrates all the knowledge acquired from various functional courses, coupled with new strategic management techniques learned, to chart the future direction of different organizations into a coherent view of an organisation. As such it requires the use of materials and knowledge gained during previous studies various disciplines of management.

Course results

  • To develop an understanding of the elements of the Strategic Management process, research and theories.
  • To be able to analyze micro and macro environments; implement an industry analysis and be able to apply strategic evaluation tools to understand how a business is operating.
  • To be able to describe and to analyze the impact of economic, social, political, and cultural variables which affect a business operation.
  • To learn how to apply the Strategic Management process to real life business cases and develop recommendations to help firms create and sustain competitive advantage.
  • To be able to summarize the options available for the company, to defend the recommendations. Evaluate the strategic rationale for each alternative and assume the risks of an organization.
  • To be able to work in a team, to present work results in written or oral form, to be able to argue decisions.