• University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of York Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Glasgow Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • Leeds Beckett University Featured Masters Courses
  • Regent’s University London Featured Masters Courses
De Montfort University Featured Masters Courses
University of Greenwich Featured Masters Courses
Southampton Solent University Featured Masters Courses
University of St Andrews Featured Masters Courses
University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses

Strategic Management


Course Description

Motivation: The challenge and the dilemma of strategic management
What is strategy? The answer to this question varies among different schools of strategy studies. However, it is generally agreed that the firm’s strategy, as a whole, is essentially of an integrative nature and does not break into parts that can be separately addressed. Yet, in an individual managerial situation, the manager must focus on the specific strategic theme of the situation as if it were a separable part of the whole strategy. How does the manager comprehend the whole of the strategy if it is not a collection of parts? How does the manager successfully complete a specific strategic task if it is an inseparable part of the whole? Clearly, the dilemma to manage here is to maintain the undisturbed focus on the part while developing a broader picture of the whole.

Learning Objectives
This course is an introduction on the fundamentals of strategic management. It introduces the basic tools, concepts and frameworks useful in conceiving a firm’s strategy as an irreducible whole. Throughout the course, the essential task of students is to develop the ability to take an integrative perspective when making a decision in a specific business situation.

Entry Requirements

This course serves as a critical prerequisite to two advanced strategy courses, namely, Global Strategy and Organization in the winter term and Innovation and Business Development in the spring term.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: International University of Japan

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully



Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X