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RSM2058H – Communicating Strategy (Spring 2022)

General Information


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

  • Consulting (r)


Translating business skills into career success requires the ability to effectively present ideas.  

By second year, Rotman MBA students are able to analyze complex business problems and make astute recommendations. However, in organizations that is not enough because good recommendations go unacknowledged unless presented well. While students have invested in their abilities to solve businesses problems, their career success depends on the ability to effectively communicate those ideas in business settings.

This course is for students interested in honing their skills in areas such as analysis and synthesis of information about management situations, formulating recommendations, developing implementation plays, and professional presentations.


8 3-hour classes over two weeks (January 3-14, 2022) with a combination of in-class and virtual formats (unless University policies require only online courses)

Course Mission

The specific course objectives are:

  • To increase students’ effectiveness in informal communication and formal presentations.
  • To better understand how to use business school models and tools.
  • To become a more complete business manager by combining expert analytical and presentation skills.

Course Scope

This course provides second year students with the opportunity to hone 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; and
  3. Communicate informally and in formal presentations in-person and online

The course pedagogy focuses on learning-by-doing. Students will learn by regularly presenting their recommendations for business problems, reviewing peer feedback, and receiving faculty coaching. Student presentations will occur most classes and often involve video tape analysis.

Evaluation and Grade Breakdown

Class Participation/Attendance20%
In-Class Participations
Mid-Term Exercise
Final Individual Presentation20%

Required Resources

No textbook. 

Last Updated: 2020-09-01 @ 9:05 am