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RSM2609H – Aligning People and Strategy (fall 2022)

General Information


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

  • Leadership (s)

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

  • Business Design (r)
  • Consulting (r)
  • Health Sector Management (r)
  • Leadership and Change Management (c)

Target Audience

This course is designed for graduate students who have an interest in learning about new paradigms for talent management.  Students successfully completing this course will better understand the role of talent management practices in the strategic management process, and how to align these practices to support the firm’s strategic direction.  Students will develop their skills at hiring, evaluating, and managing talent. 


Fall Semester:  12 sessions 2 hours each

Course Mission and Scope

In our increasingly competitive, dynamic, and global business environment, a firm’s ability to attract, develop, and manage talent has become one of the primary drivers of success and a major source of its competitive advantage. Because the management of talent is becoming less of a functional responsibility and more of manager’s responsibility, the concepts that are learned and the skills that are developed in this course are applicable for many positions in a wide variety of organizations. 

The course is divided into four modules: aligning people and strategy, hiring talent, managing talent, and organizational change. Through these modules the course examines the techniques, strategies, and practices used by companies to effectively and efficiently leverage their talent in local and emerging markets and while undergoing organizational change. Through exercises, case discussion, in-class presentations, and assignments, the course will provide you with the opportunity to learn the basic concepts and theories underlying these practices and to develop your skills in these areas. 

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue DateWeight
Class ContributionOngoing10%
Individual Component2 weeks after last class60%
Group ComponentTBD30%

Required Resources

Readings and cases will be available electronically.  Links to the readings will be posted on the portal and a link to purchase electronic copies of the cases will be provided in the course syllabus.

Last Updated: 2022-05-02 @ 3:27 pm