MAN-4720: 00110921Global Strategy and Policy Fall 2017BU 303 (and via Lecture Capture)Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM Professor InformationDeborah SearcyOffice: Fleming West 124e-mail: [email protected]Office HoursTuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 to 1:30 in Fleming West 124Wednesdays: Phone conferences 10 am to 2 pm (email me to schedule)Required MaterialsCapstone business simulation by Capsim.comCourse DescriptionThis is the capstone course for all majors. In this class, students explore the competitive environment on a global basis, examine all external factors that affect the firm domesticallyand globally and provide solutions that include globalization as a strategic option. The course is intended to provide a unifying, integrating, and coordinating opportunity to tie together concepts, principles, and skills learned separately in other, more specialized courses in Business Administration. Course Prerequisites and Credit HoursCompletion of core requirements and senior standing (90 credits, minimum). This course may NOT be taken concurrently with prerequisites. If you have not met these prerequisites, you must withdraw from the class. Prerequisites: MAN 3025, MAR 3023, FIN 3403, QMB 3600Class Time Commitments According to Florida State Statute 6A-10.033, students must spend a minimum 2,250 minutes (37.5 hours) of in-class time during a 3-credit course. Additionally, students enrolled in a 3-credit course are expected to spend a minimum of 4,500 minutes (75 hours) of out-of-class-time specifically working on course-related activities (i.e., reading assigned pieces, completing homework, preparing for exams and other assessments, reviewing class notes, etc.) and fulfilling any other class activities or duties as required. The course schedule for this course reflects this expectation of students.For this class, I consider the simulation activities, on-line discussion boards, and team worksheet exercises to be an extension of in-class time, as they are an extension of the in-class lecture. If you were in a traditional face-to-face class, then all in-class discussions would be part of your in-class time. So, if a given
daily lecture is only 40 minutes, then you should spend the remaining 40 minutes of the class on class activities.Course Learning Objectives1. Develop strategic thinking and improve critical thinking- learn the concepts, models and tools of strategic analysis, and critically apply them to actual competitive situations and current events. Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment. It is a skill that can be learned, and is the biggest focus of this class.2. Build collaborative working skills- obtain better results by drawing on everyone’s knowledge and experience and by building working relationships despite differences in opinions and priorities.