Strategic Management

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

In this course, you will be chal­lenged to devel­op opti­mal solu­tions to the key busi­ness prob­lems and/​or oppor­tu­ni­ties fac­ing orga­ni­za­tions. You will uti­lize a struc­tured method­ol­o­gy to ana­lyze the sit­u­a­tion and devel­op plau­si­ble alter­na­tives for eval­u­a­tion. Case stud­ies will include com­pa­nies of var­i­ous sizes, diverse indus­tries, and dif­fer­ent coun­tries. This course inte­grates the cours­es of the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram and is rec­om­mend­ed to be tak­en as the final course.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Acquire hands-on experience in crafting business strategy, reasoning carefully about strategic options, using what-if analysis to evaluate action alternatives, and making sound strategic decisions.
  • Aimed at individuals in supervisory or management positions who wish to upgrade or sharpen their managerial abilities, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Think strategically about a company—its present business position, long-term direction, resources and competitive capabilities, the caliber of its strategy, and its opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Conduct strategic analysis in a variety of industries and competitive situations, with a stronger understanding of the competitive challenges of a global market environment.
  • Understand the managerial tasks associated with implementing and executing company strategies, as well as the range of actions managers can take to promote competent strategy execution.
  • Be an effective member of a company’s strategy-implementing team.
  • Integrate the knowledge gained in earlier courses and understand how the various pieces of the business puzzle fit together.
  • Demonstrate why the different parts of a business need to be managed in strategic harmony for the organization to operate in winning fashion.
  • Have a heightened awareness of how and why ethical principles, core values, and socially responsible management practices matter greatly in the conduct of a company’s business.
  • Make sound business decisions and achieve effective outcomes.
Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Frank Saccucci

Your Instructor

Frank Saccucci

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evening (Thu)
Sep 17, 2020Dec 3, 2020
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Textbooks

Required

Franco Saccucci

Exmgt 5682 Course Pkg.

ISBN 281000021843B

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Required

Franco Saccucci

Crafting & Executing Strategy - Custom

22 editionISBN 9781260319873

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 17, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Frank Saccucci

Your Instructor

Frank Saccucci

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evening (Thu)
Jan 14, 2021Apr 1, 2021
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Textbooks

Required

SACCUCCI

Crafting & Executing Strategy - Custom

22 editionISBN 9781260319873

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Required

SACCUCCI

Exmgt 5682 Course Pkg.

ISBN 281000021843B

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 14, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • 2 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.