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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions S Strategy and Global Management SGMA
Strategy and Global Management SGMA

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Junior Course
Strategy and Global Management 217       Introduction to Business Skills

Introduction to the external business environment, human resource management, and marketing. Topics will include ethical decision-making, teamwork, secondary research, proper use of business communication tools and presentation skills. Pedagogical approaches may include case analysis, exercises, simulations, and class discussion.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Strategy and Global Management 217 and Business and Environment 291 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Strategy and Global Management 371       International Business
Covers the concepts and knowledge base required to understand how foreign cultural, economic and political developments affect the strategies of firms involved in international trade and investment, as well as of firms often seen as principally domestic in orientation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents).
Also known as:
(formerly Strategy and Global Management 575)
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Strategy and Global Management 403       Business in BRIC Markets

Introduction to complexities facing multinationals when operating in emerging markets, particularly Brazil, Russia, India and China. Exploration of institutional contexts and consumer cultures in each of the BRIC countries, and the impact of the above on strategy. Comparison of multinational enterprises from emerging economies versus companies from developed economies, in terms of international strategies, challenges and opportunities.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 405       East Asia in the World Economy
Investigation of how firms become international and achieve superior performance in the international business environment, with an emphasis on Asia. Exploration of opportunities and contemporary issues for doing business in the diverse countries of Asia. Similarities and differences in business practices among Asian countries are studied. International business concepts and strategies for doing business in Asia are considered.
Course Hours:
3 units: H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 407       International Business Regulation
International business regulations are examined, and their impact on a firm's international strategies are analyzed. Exploration of how multinational enterprises must simultaneously adapt to the external/regulatory environments of their home country and multiple host countries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 409       Cross-Cultural Management
Introduction to the challenges posed by managing in international environments and across cultural boundaries. Emphasis is placed on understanding the nature of cultural differences; the influence of these differences on organizational processes including leadership, teams, communication, ethics and conflict resolution; their impact on human resource practices including staffing and performance management; and implications for those holding international managerial roles.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Strategy and Global Management 409 and Management Studies 559.26 will not be allowed.
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Strategy and Global Management 559       Selected Topics in Strategy and Global Management
Examination of selected topics in Strategy and Global Management.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents). For certain topics, consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategy and Global Management 571       Business Under Nafta
Legal, political, economic and social considerations important to Canadian firms pursuing the US and/or Mexican markets, including the implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 573       Business with Japan
An integrated approach to the cultural, governmental and structural factors influencing the conduct of business with Japan, whether as a supplier, customer, partner or investor.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 577       International Strategic Management
A focus on why and how firms internationalize and the strategic challenges facing firms that operate within an international business environment. The course covers key concepts, theories and perspectives in international management. These are critiqued, contextualized and applied to particular firm level cases.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
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Strategy and Global Management 579       Co-ordinating Global Business
Applies international business theory to the practical operational challenges faced by international managers with a focus on functional implications throughout the entire value chain of the firm's cross-border activities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents).
Notes:
A basic understanding of the international business environment and international strategic management is assumed.
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Strategy and Global Management 589       Field Investigation in International Business
Research project based on a live "case". Student groups are presented with a case of a real-world local multinational company facing an international strategy issue, conduct primary and secondary research, analyze impediments, and apply knowledge and skills gained to provide actionable recommendations for managers in charge of international strategy. Final projects may be submitted as IVEY teaching cases in cooperation with interested faculty.
Course Hours:
3 units: H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) including one of Finance 461, Marketing 467, Strategy and Global Management 371, 403, 405, 407, 409, 571, 573, 577 or 579.
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Strategy and Global Management 591       Strategic Management
Analysis of competitive situations from the general management point of view, including fit between key environmental forces and the firm's resources, and changes in these over time. Formulating and implementing strategy based on that analysis. Developing and leveraging a firm's core competencies to gain long-term sustainable advantage.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 84 units (14.0 full-course equivalents) including Accounting 217 or 317, Accounting 323, Business and Environment 395, Communications Studies 363 or 369 or Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317, Management Studies 391, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317, Business Technology Management 317, Finance 317, Marketing 317, Operations Management 317.
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Graduate Courses
Strategy and Global Management 601       Strategic Management I
The role of the CEO and other senior executives in formulating and implementing corporate strategies, and provides an overview of key strategic issues and topics. Covers such areas as industry analysis, executive leadership, corporate strategy, corporate diversification, strategic change, global strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic implications of new technologies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Strategy and Global Management 601 and 701 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(formerly Strategy and Global Management 701)
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Strategy and Global Management 707       Advanced Strategic Management Tools
Re-examination of the main tools used in strategy analysis with a unique triple focus on: 1) inclusion only of tools that are actionable and lead to outcomes with clear management implications; 2) critical assessment of the ‘limits’ associated with applying each tool (boundary conditions; weaknesses; danger of wrong interpretation of results; unexpected negative spill-over effects; etc.); and 3) discussion of the most recent insights from the scholarly and practitioner oriented literatures, emphasizing dynamics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Strategy and Global Management 725       e-Strategy
The impact of Internet technology on strategic management of large corporations. How the technology influences industry structure and how it drives companies' competitive strategies and their organizational structures and systems. Explores the implications for strategic leadership in organizations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Business Technology Management 725.
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Strategy and Global Management 751       Strategic Management in the Global Energy Industry
Characteristics of the energy industry. Major strategic issues facing top management teams in corporations involved in oil and gas and power businesses and relevant strategic tools for addressing them. Industry structure, energy value chain, key players and their strategies, industry dynamics and trends, supply and demand, expansion, M&As, roles of governments, OPEC and international politics, Kyoto Protocol, major technological drivers, organization and top management leadership.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Corequisite(s):
Strategy and Global Management 601.
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Strategy and Global Management 775       International Business Environment
The environment which influences international business activities including economic, legal, political and socio-cultural factors. Foreign direct investment in Canada will also be considered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Strategy and Global Management 789       Seminar in Strategy and Global Management
Study and discussion of current research literature and contemporary issues on topics related to Strategy and Global Management in the private and/or the public sectors.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategy and Global Management 795       Strategic Management II
Application of strategic concepts and frameworks of analysis. Decisions and the processes to mobilize resources for the attainment of objectives. Measurement of performance through industry and competitive analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Strategy and Global Management 601 or consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Strategy and Global Management 796       Qualitative Research in Strategy and Organizations
Processes of collecting, analyzing, and reporting qualitative data, as well as inducing theory from them. Application to the area of Strategy and Organizations is emphasized. Focus on various approaches to qualitative research and on developing competence in conducting it.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Strategy and Global Management 797       Advanced Seminar in Strategy and Global Management

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategy and Global Management 799       Doctoral Seminars in Strategy and Global Management

799.01. Survey of the Field

799.02. Corporate and Competitive Strategy

799.03. Current Topics in Strategic Management

799.04. Business Environment

799.05. Interorganizational Relationships: Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
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