Corporate Strategy & Sustainability

Course Introduction

The ability to think creatively and critically about overall strategic direction of an organisation is a fundamental skill of anyone destined for senior management. The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough grounding in the tools used in the design and execution of corporate strategy and in the change management techniques that often arise when an organisation changes strategy, taking account of the profound changes in the global economy including the emphasis on climate change, environmental sustainability, and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Lecturers

Simon is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Simon specialises in how governments tilt the commercial playing field in favour of local firms. At the start of the Global Financial Crisis Simon created the Global Trade Alert initiative, the leading independent monitor of protectionism and commercial policy choice based at the University of St Gallen. Simon regularly engages with private sector practitioners, government officials and other thought leaders. He has taught at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (where he was a Visiting Professor of Corporate Strategy three times), and Rutgers University. In addition, Prof. Evenett has served as a World Bank official twice, has been a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies programme of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the UK Competition Commission. Recently, he was the DLA Piper Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Simon has written over 200 articles, book chapters, and volumes. He is regularly quoted in the international media.

Note: All information is accurate for the 2019-2020 academic year and is subject to change for future classes