This course will provide you with an introduction to the strategic management of public and private organizations with a focus on practical applications of strategic management concepts. The course begins with a general overview of strategic management rationale and context, discussing its composition and use. Next, specific strategic management tools and frameworks will be introduced and explained. We will then use this foundational understanding of strategic management to investigate case studies from European and North American organizations. Students will finish the course by completing a paper where they use a strategic management tool to analyze an organization. They will also present their findings through a verbal presentation. The course uses a combination of readings, lectures, case studies, and exercises to provide opportunities to apply classroom material to real world situations.