Academic Department

Course Name: Strategic Management
Instructor: William Griffith, Robert Rue

This course begins with prereading addressing the elements of sound decision making. Students then move on to in depth study of purposeful strategic, systemic planning using sound judgment in selecting appropriate decision-making methods and actions that assure financial, organizational and environmental sustainability. In addition, three guest speakers visit the class, the CEO of a for profit, high tech organization, the Chief Sustainability Officer for a major food producer, and the Executive Director of a food cooperative. Students also read, analyze, six selected cases with an emphasis on developing long term strategy with a strong sustainability focus. One of the cases is selected for group presentations and another to be the subject of a final paper.