Unformatted text preview: Strategic Management - Week #2 Piedmont University
Firdayani Noer Afifi
Luisa Maria Gigler
Septianish Ekaputri Main Characteristics of the Education Industry Government Curriculum Teachers Parents Students Facilities Did Scott Policies & Decisions addresses the
Strategic Issue at Piedmont? Please explain.
Based on the case, we identify that Scott implemented the Emergent
Strategy since he is very adaptive with the problem arise in the university
when he was inaugurated as the university's president; budget deficit. He
directly made decision to raise tuition, froze hiring and curtailed operating
costs, and it results in a small operating surplus produced in the two years.
To identify whether the strategy is suitable for Piedmont situation, we use
the fit test strategy to determine the is the strategy is considered as
winning strategy or not, in both external and internal condition.
We agree with the Policies and Decision that offered by Scott and Malcolm,
but only in few area. We agree that: Central
Administrative Cost Cross Registration Gifts &
Endowment Athletics - The higher revenue generated by the central administrative,
the higher profit could be use to fund other divisions in the
university. - The annual gift and endowment also should be decrease and
change it into a fund-raising activities instead of using
university’s budget. - The cross registration could be charged to students because
they get more benefits from the university for free. Since the
university had this budget issue, university can charge this
facilities to help their condition. - For athletics, we agree to charge some fees, but there should
be a special price for Piedmont University students as a
support from the university. Computer For these categories, we disagree that the university charged some fees
because we think that these categories are facilities that help students to grow
and develop their skills. Also, these are facilities to support their education
processes. Library Maintenance The maintenance factor, it is for the university to put aside their high-quality
standard that they set due to lack of budget. They should consider more about
doing maintenance using third-party, if the cost is lot cheaper than they do it
themselves. In conclusion, they should be more concern about using the all the
facilities running in a good condition, even though it is not the best quality they
wanted. Do you Agree with the Proposal to Restructure Piedmont? Why?
We agree with the proposal to restructure Piedmont University only for
Raising the tuition fees and eliminating other costs that should be used
to support education process is not a solution to their budget deficit
problem. Piedmont University will not be able to produce skillful and
high quality graduates that could lead to decreasing number of
students in the future because parents and students will select the best
university who can support their learning process at its fullest.
They can decrease the budget cost for certain factors, but only for
those who have minor results and have no impact to the quality of the
students, for example computers and library. Do you think Scott is a good executive? Explain.
We believe that Scott is a good executive because of the characteristics that he has, such
● Adaptability skills due to the information that he came from another university,
we can assumed that Scott is not familiar with the Piedmont’s problem and its
characteristics. But, he successfully adapted to new environments. ● Employability skills such as problem solving, initiative and enterprise, and
self-management. Because, he able to work under pressure and capable to identify
the issues that need to be done and doing them without being asked. ● Persuasive But then, even though Scott has the great characteristic as the president in which he able
to identify the problems and find the solution in the short time. Scott could not be a good
executor without support from all stakeholders related to the university including the
students and the university council. ...
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- Spring '16
- Management, problem. Piedmont University