Course outline - YorkUniversity Fall2009 AK/ADMS49003.0B ManagementPolicy:Part1 Term:Fall Day:Mondays Time:7:0010:00p.m Location:HNE 034

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York University  Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies School of Administrative Studies Fall 2009 AK/ADMS4900 3.0 B Management Policy: Part 1 Term:   Fall Day:   Mondays Time:   7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Location:    HNE 034 Course Director:   Prof. Jung-Chin Shen       Email (preferred):  [email protected] Phone: 736-2100 ext: 22494 Office Hours:   3:00 – 4:00 p.m. RM AK 256 or by appointments Start Date:   Monday, September 14, 2009 COURSE DESCRIPTION The Management Policy course is designed to expose students to the many facets of strategy which translated to why certain companies outperform their competition and gain sustainable competitive advantage. 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 as  a whole, but we will draw upon, and integrate into our analysis, your understanding of  the various functional areas of business and the external factors. To increase your competence in managing the strategic process, extensive use of the case  1
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study method is employed. This allows us to practice business decision-making skills in  simulated management roles. To maximize the learning experience, it is essential that all  students be prepared to discuss the assigned cases. Therefore, student participation is  essential for the success of this course. In addition to learning about strategic concepts, you can expect to further develop your  abilities in sizing up complex business situations and identifying the core problems or  issues. You will have the opportunity to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, both  internal and external to the firm, and assessing what implications it may hold for a firm's  success.  Through the case studies, you will learn to identify and evaluate existing and alternative  strategies and gain the confidence to recommend specific courses of action. Finally, you  will gain an understanding of the issues involved in implementing a change in strategic  direction, including addressing the issue of control. PREREQUISITES
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Course outline - YorkUniversity Fall2009 AK/ADMS49003.0B ManagementPolicy:Part1 Term:Fall Day:Mondays Time:7:0010:00p.m Location:HNE 034

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