STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29340
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
This course deals primarily with the concept of organizational strategy ' how organizations position themselves to succeed in an ever changing environment. Secondarily, it deals with managerial strategy ' how leaders and managers in organizations make important decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Strategic management consists of a set of tools to help organizations thrive in dynamic and (sometimes) competitive environments. The essence of strategic management is the ability to leverage the organization's strengths and 'comparative advantages' to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges in its external environment. In government and nonprofit organizations, the practice of strategic management is complicated by the need to work effectively within the political system and to collaborate with other agencies for the delivery of goods and services. Purely competitive strategies must be tempered by a broader view of what is in the best interests of society at-large, not just the organization's self-interests. This course will help you to understand and apply the concepts and methods of strategic management in public and nonprofit organizations. Strategic planning is one of the many tools of strategic management. Strategic planning is a step-by-step process, usually undertaken every 3-5 years, to help an organization develop its strategy for the future. The strategic plan might, for example, highlight opportunities for the organization to grow by offering its services in new locations, add new services to its portfolio, alter its mission statement, or even merge with another organization. Alternatively, a strategic plan might identify ways for the organization to reduce its size, cut programs and staff, or even go out of business in an orderly way.
Enrollment Requirements
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students only.
Class Attributes
Online
Class Notes
The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Vera Krekanova
Meets
Mo 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
22
Seats Open
8
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
8
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0