Implementing Strategy through Management Evaluation (EISM) 622

Implementing Strategy through Management Evaluation

EISM 622

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Phase 1 of the MBA program before taking this course.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Master of Business Administration

Manager: Fathi Elloumi, PhD

Course Overview

Several of the core MBA courses have addressed the role of strategy in organizations. In this course, students will learn how to implement strategy through management control systems. After an introduction to the nature of such systems, students will learn and discuss the management control process and variations in the practice of management control. An organization’s strategies are implemented primarily through people inside the organization—the management control environment section of the course addresses principles of behaviour in organizations, responsibility centres, and transfer pricing.

Course Outline

The course is divided into eight lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Management Control, Results Control, and Incentive Systems
  • Lesson 2: Other Forms of Control, Tightness, System Cost, and Designing a Management Control System
  • Lesson 3: Financial Responsibility Centres
  • Lesson 4: Planning and Budgeting
  • Lesson 5: Financial Performance Measures
  • Lesson 6: Addressing the Myopia Problem and Uncontrollable Factors
  • Lesson 7: Corporate Governance, Control-Related Roles, and Ethics
  • Lesson 8: Management Control in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Student Evaluation

Your grade will be based on completion of seven group cases, one individual case, participation in group discussions, and peer evaluations.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.