MGMT 225 - Strategic Management

In this course students will apply the skills learned in their marketing, accounting, mathematics, finance, and economics classes to business cases in strategic management. A computer-based simulation enables students to integrate their learning on various aspects of strategic management.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Prerequisites: All Post Degree Diploma students: ECON 105 or MGMT 120, and 30 credits toward a PDD; OR permission of Chair.
All others: ECON 101 or 105, MGMT 104, MGMT 107, MGMT 109 or 120, and MGMT 150 or MGMT 260; OR permission of Chair.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
 - A description of strategic management                                                                                                                                 
 - The roles of the Board of Directors and management
 - Conducting a comprehensive case analysis                                                                                                                         
 - The new business environment
 - Tools of environmental analysis and the value chain
 - Environmental analysis: external analysis and Porter's Five Forces model
 - Environmental analysis: internal analysis
 - Functional strategies: what happens after SWOT
 - Competitive strategies: Porter's Generic Strategies
 - BCG Matrix                                                                                                                                                                           
 - International strategies
 - Strategies for entrepreneurial ventures
 - Strategies for non-profits
 - Business simulations
 - Strategic risk management concepts
 - Risk management techniques in generating shareholder value


Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the function of strategic management in organizations;
- Explain the roles of directors and management in managing strategically;
- Demonstrate the analytical, writing and presentation skills required in today’s business environment;
- Analyze strategic problems in a wide variety of business contexts;
- Employ fundamental tools typically used by strategic managers (SWOT, PEST, BCG Matrix);
- Apply strategic management analysis to a range of organizations (large business, small business, not-for-profits);
- Integrate skills learned in other management courses to resolve realistic business opportunities;
- Practice strategic management analysis skills using business simulations.
- Design an effective risk management program and evaluate its impact on shareholder value.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.