Strategic Management Program

The Strategic Management Program consists of three courses that are offered in the Executive Management Program; High Impact Strategic Planning, Best Practices in Strategy Execution and Fundamentals of Finance for Decision Making. Upon completion of these three courses, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance in the Strategic Management Program. You also have the option to choose two additional courses offered in the Executive Management program to receive the Certificate of Completion.

Each one day program is designed for mid to senior level managers and provides participants with a toolkit of resources that are applicable and relevant. Whether you have completed your MBA and are looking to update your skills, or want to further your career without committing to a full MBA program, this certificate of completion will help take you to the next level.

There are no prerequisite requirements to enrol in this program.

High Impact Strategic Planning

This course puts the critical pieces of the strategy puzzle together in a straightforward way that increases process understanding and the ability to implement a set of proven analytic and design tools. Case studies and participants’ own organizational examples are used to illustrate and deepen the lessons. As a manager, your organization’s success depends on effective strategic leadership. This course is designed to help you understand the challenges and opportunities that define the moment, what needs to be done, and how to mobilize people and resources with purpose and urgency.

See complete course outline.


Fundamentals of Finance for Decision Making

In this one day intensive program, you will learn the fundamentals of finance as it relates to your organization. Participants who do not work in finance roles will be provided with a sound understanding of accounting and finance required to be effective in their organization. This program will look at the basic business finance language, the logic of business, and the structure and content of financial statements and key indicators.

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Best Practices in Strategy Execution: Method + Mindset

It is estimated that 90% of strategies that fail falter in implementation. Most leaders start out with the best of intentions, but before too long, focus, energy and confidence can start to wane. Strategy execution has to compete for resources and attention with the demands of running the business. Unless you have prepared for this, the urgency of the day-to-day will always win out.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  1. The 7 keys to successful strategy execution
  2. A practical and effective 4 phase method for orchestrating and managing the strategy execution process, based on the experience of the most successful organizations
  3. The major challenges and dilemmas of implementation and how to tackle them
  4. Strategy execution leadership roles and requirements including: design, governance, coaching and problem solving

See complete course outline.

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  • Dates and Fees

    Fundamentals of Finance for Decision Making
    Wednesday May 3, 2017

    High Impact Strategic Planning
    Wednesday April 26, 2017

    Best Practices in Strategy Execution: Method + Mindset
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    All 3 courses

    $2,147 +HST

    Cancellation Policy

    Payment Policy

    These courses are currently being offered as part of the
    Executive Management Program.

  • Who Should Attend?

    These courses are designed for mid to senior managers and executives who want to further develop their management skill-set.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.

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