APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING - MBA Outline 1-09-10

APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING - MBA Outline 1-09-10 - APPLIED...

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Copyright Chris Doran 2007-10 “APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING” MBA Elective course University of Science and Technology Hong Kong Chris Doran cjsdoran@yahoo.com Draft 2.0 1 st September 2010 APPLIED •STRATEGIC• THINKING
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Copyright Chris Doran 2007-10 SUMMARY Course Objective This course will give you the immediate ability to contribute to top management’s strategic conversations. It teaches you how to think strategically and provides the opportunity to apply this thinking in a team environment. Target Participants You have been successful in your function (e.g. marketing, sales, finance or operations) and aspire to become an influential member of the Executive team of your business. It is imperative that you learn how to contribute to your Business Unit’s strategic decision-making to move to the next level. Overview of Content The primary vehicle you will apply your strategic thinking skills is your own current company. This is particularly useful for Part-Timers, Full-Timers will need to pick their last organisation. In class, we will practice our strategic thinking skills across a range of industries and situations, including newspaper publishing, retailing and airlines. New strategic frameworks will be introduced and others covered on the core strategy course explored in more depth. Overview of Style To apply strategic thinking successfully, interpersonal and team skills are at least as important as concepts and frameworks. The course is designed to practice these team skills: Learning how to work effectively in a team Benefiting from other students’ work experiences The Socratic method of asking questions, rather the transmission of information Everyone on the course will be expected to participate ACTIVELY in every session.
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Copyright Chris Doran 2007-10 Course Format Each session will be built around the core of a class exercise where you practice
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APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING - MBA Outline 1-09-10 - APPLIED...

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