Essentials of MBA (EsMBA) modules:

Strategic Management issues program for top Iranian Executives

By Professor Taieb Hafsi, HEC Montreal


This seminar is intended as a showcase in Strategic thinking. It is divided into two segments. The first segment lasts one day, and targets CEOs and company presidents. It is mostly focused on strategy in situations of complexity. The second segment lasts two days and targets executives at the intermediate level. It deals more extensively with strategy analyses, with an emphasis on alliances and mergers-acquisitions. An additional one-day coaching workshop is also provided by Iranian experts.

Strategic management is focused on the organization as a whole. We are not so much concerned about what to do in terms of marketing, finance or human resource management, but about how to make all these consistent to enhance the ability of the firm to create value, build a distinctive competence and eventually succeed against its competitors. At the more complex level, strategic management is mostly about meta-management or the ability to generate the organizational behavior, which lead to the outcomes mentioned earlier.

Top executives’ seminar

Three important issues are addressed in this segment:

  1. Strategy fundamentals
  2. Strategy implementation
  3. Managing complexity

Program details

Strategy fundamentals (2hours)
Strategy Implementation (2 hours)
Managing complexity (3 hours)

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