Course Description

This class is designed to develop strategic problem-solving abilities of students in the miniMBA Program. The focus of the course is on the application of the strategic management process, strategy principles, analytical frameworks and tools by using a combination of lectures, readings and active learning through case studies.

In this intense, nine-hour online module, students wear the hat of the CEO and learn how a chief executive officer applies strategy principles, conducts problem solving cross functional barriers and formulates viable business strategies in order to achieve competitive advantage for the organization in the industries.

This course applies towards the following certificates: miniMBA

Learner Outcomes

Learners who successfully complete the module will be able to:

  • Differentiate strategic problem solving from other forms of problem solving in business management.
  • Explain the process of strategic management in complex business environments.
  • Apply strategy principles, fundamental tools and frameworks when conducting strategic analysis.
  • Assess the viability of business strategy in case studies.
  • Improve business communication skills in writing and through public presentations.

Learners will actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of assignments and case studies. Learners will be assigned a grade of "complete or incomplete" upon completion.


This class is offered online through Brightspace. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Learning Management System Requirements

All course details can be accessed through Brightspace. A link will be provided through email and you will have access the first day of class.

Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Brightspace. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Review the full Brightspace system requirements.


Minimum admission requirements include:

  • Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word
  • Experience working with word processing, email and web browsing
  • English language proficiency
  • Some post-secondary education (recommended)
  • At least 3 years related work experience (recommended)

Proof of any of the above admission requirements may be requested.

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Section Title
Strategic Management Essentials
Section Schedule
Jun 01, 2024 to Jun 15, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $500.00 or $25.00 deposit
Section Notes

Full refund 7 days before the start of the course, minus a $25.00 administration fee.  Please review the Registration and Refund Policies.

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