Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

MGMW 570 001 (CRN: 14682)

COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

Long Title: COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
Department: Management
Instructor: Li, Haiyang
Meeting: TBA TBA (26-JUL-2021 - 9-AUG-2021) 
Session: MBA ILE A
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
MBA for Professional Weekend
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required)
Section Enrolled: 65
Enrollment data as of: 16-OCT-2021 4:46AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The field of strategic management explores how firms achieve competitive advantage in a dynamic and complex environment from the general manager’s perspective. This course is organized around fundamental frameworks to assist you in analyzing a wide range of strategic issues facing a firm. It will: 1) Cover theories for in-depth industry analysis, for anticipating and predicting future industry developments; 2) Examine some of the firm specific underpinnings of competitive advantage and growth in both domestic and international settings; 3) Explore some of the challenges in implementing the strategy that has been formulated. Nevertheless, the best analysis in the world will have little effect if it cannot be communicated to others. Managers must be able to articulate their views coherently and persuasively, and they must be skilled at understanding and critiquing other points of view. Management is a "verbal sport;" perhaps 90% of a typical manager's day is consumed by oral communication. Time is often scarce. You must learn to make convincing arguments and to make them quickly, or the merits of your ideas are likely to become simply irrelevant. This skill takes practice, and we will place a great deal of emphasis on it in class.