Marlin4890Summer2011Syllabus - GEB 4890 STRATEGIC...

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GEB 4890 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING Summer 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Dan Marlin, Ph.D. OFFICE: PNM 104B OFFICE PHONE: (727) 873-4946 CELL PHONE: (813) 486-7299 OFFICE HOURS: MW 3-5pm FAX: (727) 873-4192 HOMEPAGE: www.stpt.usf.edu/marlind EMAIL: marlind@mail.usf.edu COURSE INFO: GEB 4890-601, MW 10:00am-12:20pm, DAV 217 Course Description, Prerequisites, and Grade Requirements: This course is intended to be a challenging capstone course that provides a unifying, integrating, and coordinating opportunity to tie together concepts, principles, and skills learned separately in other, more specialized courses in Business Administration. The primary focus of the course is on problems confronted by top managers in formulating and implementing strategy. The content of this course will, among other things, introduce you to the meaning of strategic management, the role of managers, strategy formulation and implementation, and useful diagnostic tools for arriving at strategic decisions. Prerequisites: Senior standing and FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAR 3023. Grade Requirement: A grade of “C-“ or better is required for graduation. Course Objective(s): 1) To develop an understanding of the complex relationship between an organization and its environment: to demonstrate the ability to perform internal and external analyses. 2) To develop skills in strategy formulation: to identify, assess, and recommend the mission, objectives, and strategies that an organization may develop to manage or adapt to its environment(s) (H2 Gen Ed Learning Goal). 3) To develop skills in strategy implementation: to identify, assess, and recommend the structures, culture, systems, and leadership needed for putting strategies into action (H2 Gen Ed Learning Goal). Required Textbook: th Edition, (A. A. Thompson Jr., A. J. Strickland III, and J. E. Gamble), McGraw-Hill (ISBN: 978-0-07-724769-0).
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Grading: 3 Exams (200 points each) 600 points Group Project 300 points Written Project/Strategic Plan (200 points) Presentation (100 points) Article Reading Assignments 100 points TOTAL 1000 points Determination of Final Course Grade: Course Grade Course Requirements A 93% or 930 points A- 90% or 900 points B+ 87% or 870 points B 83% or 830 points B- 80% or 800 points C+ 77% or 770 points C 73% or 730 points C- 70% or 700 points D 65% or 650 points F <65% or 650 points Course Policies (Attendance, Preparation, and Participation): Successful completion of this course will require that you attend class, prepare for class, and participate during class on a consistent basis. Excessive unexcused absences, with excessive defined as more than 1 absence, will result in up to a 5% reduction of your final class average for each absence. Showing up late and leaving early will each count as half of an absence and will result in up to a 2.5% reduction in your final course grade for each occurrence. Please turn off all cell phones before entering the classroom. Finally, text-messaging and surfing the Internet is not
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course GEB GEB 4890 taught by Professor Geiger during the Summer '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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