Strategic Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    DSCI 310 or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This is a capstone undergraduate course in Strategic Management. This course introduces you to the concepts of competitive advantage used to make strategic management decisions. You will learn how to evaluate a company?s strategic situation and develop a corporate and business strategy and the managerial keys to successfully executing the chosen strategy.

    - Introduce you to the world of Strategic Management
    - Provide you with the skills to make good strategic management decisions
    - Provide you with an opportunity to link what you have learned in functional management courses (marketing, finance, operations, ?) to the organization?s business strategy
    Presence in class is mandatory. More than 2 absences will lead to a failing grade

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1) Define the key concepts associated with strategic management
    2) Articulate the organization?s strategic performance objectives
    3) Develop a corporate and business strategy for the organization
    4) Build an organization where people, capabilities and structure support strategy
    5) Undertake actions that promote good strategy execution
    6) Be sensitive to corporate culture and leadership keys to good strategy execution
    7) Articulate the role of ethics, corporate social responsibility, and environmental sustainability in crafting and executing strategy

    Crafting and Executing Strategy, European edition, (McGraw Hill) by Thompson/Strickland /Gamble/Peteraf/ Janes/Sutton ISBN 978-007713723-6

    There will be a midterm exam and a final exam. In addition you are required to do a team project and present your work to the class You will be allowed to use any simple calculators during exams.

    The final grade will be determined as follows: Class participation and final presentation 20% + Midterm 30%+ Final exam 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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