Business Strategy

In this course, you’ll learn to put essential business management principles into practice to formulate business strategy. You will examine real-life case studies covering a wide range of Canadian and international business situations. This course works from a general management perspective to explore functional activities such as production, finance and marketing.

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Business Strategy topics include: 

  • Strategy and why it’s important
  • Crafting and executing a strategy
  • Analyzing a company’s external environment and competitive position
  • Competing in foreign markets
  • Ethical and socially responsible business strategies

Course grads will be able to: 

  • Understand strategic business theory
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan
  • Effectively implement and formulate business policies
  • Create strategies at both the corporate and functional levels of a business
  • Create strategic policies sensitive to societal values and trends

Business Strategy Course Fee:

The fee for Business Strategy is $850 plus applicable tax.

This fee does not include the cost of textbooks. Textbooks are purchased separately from the University of Toronto Bookstore (or you can source your textbook locally/online). International students pay an additional fee of $125 plus 5% GST per course. There are no refunds issued for courses taken directly through CITT once your registration and payment has been received and processed.

Business Strategy Course Materials:

Thompson, Strickland, Gamble, Peteraf,
Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for CompetitiveAdvantage Concepts and Cases (23rd Edition) McGraw Hill. Electronic version also acceptable
ISBN: 9781264250110 (DIGITAL). 9781264641581 (TEXT + Connect)

Available through the University of Toronto Bookstore 

Business Strategy Course Work and Final Exam:

Course work for Business Strategy includes a series of assignments which are due throughout the semester.

Your Business Strategy exam will be held at an exam centre local to you—the University of Toronto coordinates exam centres across Canada, and internationally when necessary. Exam dates cannot be changed. Visit the Key Dates page to see exam dates for upcoming semesters as they are scheduled.

Learning Assessment and Grades

Grades are reported as Honours, Pass, or Fail. To obtain a Pass, learners must obtain a minimum grade of 50%. To achieve Honours, learners must earn a total grade of 80% or higher.

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