BMI703 - International Strategic Management

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Subject Title
International Strategic Management

Subject Description
Many Canadian organizations compete in evolving, competitive international environments. In order to succeed, these businesses require complex integrative strategies. This course provides students with a range of strategic frameworks, concepts and tools. Through the use of case studies, students are challenged to analyze complex business situations, develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend courses of action. The fundamental objective of the course is for students to develop the skills to be effective global managers.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of strategy to organizational competitiveness in Canada and globally.
  2. Discuss the two main phases of strategic management.
  3. Assess factors in the internal and external environment which influence strategy.
  4. Differentiate between Business-level strategy and Corporate strategy.
  5. Describe Acquisition, Restructuring and Corporate strategies.
  6. Discuss International strategy - the challenges of entering the global marketplace.
  7. Describe the role of Corporate governance, organizational structure and controls in successful strategy implementation.
  8. Develop skills for formulating and implementing strategy.
  9. Discuss the importance of recognizing, creating and exploiting competitive advantage.
  10. Apply case analysis methodology to evaluate strategy problems, formulate strategies and recommend implementation strategies.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.