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The Management Policy course is designed to expose students to many facets of strategy that contribute to varied performances of firms. Strategy and policy identification, formulation, and evaluation are developed through lectures and case discussions. Emphasis is on the integration of Administrative Studies subject areas with which the student has previously become familiar; to provide a framework for the analysis of strategic problems of general management. COURSE OVERVIEW
This course examines the challenges of the strategic management process - identifying, formulating, evaluating and implementing viable business strategies. The emphasis is on issues that affect the success of the entire organization. As such, we will view the firm
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Course credit exclusion: None.

Students are personally responsible to ensure that they have the required prerequisites as stated in the course outline or in the course calendar. Students who do not have the prerequisites are at risk of being dropped from the course at any time during the course. The department will not be responsible for refunds resulting from students being dropped from a course due to a lack of the appropriate prerequisites.

REQUIRED TEXT(S)

Dess, G.G., Lumpkin, G.T., Eisner, A.B., Peridis, T. Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages, Third Canadian Edition (2012) McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Beamish P.W., Cases in Strategic Management, Tenth Edition (2012) McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2012

Recommended readings:
Fortune; Canadian Business; Harvard Business Review; Sloan Management Review; California Management Review; Globe and Mail; National Post.

COURSE EVALUATION
Midterm: 25%
Group Work: 35%
Final Exam: 20%
Class Participation: 20%

FORMAT OF THE COURSE
Each session is of a three-hour duration. In the early stage of the course, the role of the instructor is as a lecturer to help students make sense of the material. As the time goes by, the role of the instructor will shift to facilitate class discussions. There are assigned chapters and a case in each session. In the first half of the session, we

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