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RSM2058H – Communicating Strategy (Summer Intensive 2022)

General Information


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Applicable Emphases:
(m) = Main, (s) = Supplemental

  • Strategy (s)

Applicable Major(s):
(c) = Core, (r) = Recommended

  • Consulting (r)


Translating your managerial skills into career success requires the ability to effectively present and communicate your ideas.  

By second year, Rotman MBA students are able to analyze complex business problems and make intelligent recommendations. However, that’s rarely enough to excel in a business environment – it’s not enough to have a great idea; you also have to work out how to get people interested in it. While MBA students have invested in their abilities to solve businesses problems, their career success depends importantly on the ability to effectively communicate their ideas in business settings.

Target Audience

For students interested in honing their effectiveness in informal communication and formal professional presentations, both in person and online, in areas including verbal and nonverbal communication skills, presentation framing and logic, presentation visuals.


Taught over 2 weeks during the Summer Intensive Term.

Course Mission

The specific course objectives are:

  • To increase effectiveness in informal communication and formal presentations, both in person and online, by
    • Using verbal and nonverbal communication skills to create emphasis, intensity, and impact.
    • Becoming skilled in framing and developing logical arguments to support effective communication.
    • Enhancing managerial skilfulness by combining expert analytical and presentation skills.

Course Scope

This course provides second year students with the opportunity to enhance their presentation and communication skills. Students will improve their abilities to (1) use verbal and nonverbal communication skills effectively, (2) frame and develop logical arguments to support their ideas, (3) communicate informally and in formal presentations in person and online.

The course pedagogy emphasizes learning-by-doing. Students will engage in skill-building exercises, make regular presentations, give and review peer feedback, and receive faculty coaching. Student presentations will occur most classes and typically involve video review and analysis. 

Evaluation and Grade Breakdown

ComponentDue DateWeight
Individual ParticipationOngoing10%
In-Class PresentationsOngoing30%
Individual AssignmentsTBA30%
Final Individual PresentationTBA30%

Required Resources

No textbook. There is a package of readings and cases.

Last Updated: 2022-06-28 @ 11:27 am