BUS 599 001VA016[1] - Strategic Management – BUS 599...

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Strategic Management – BUS 599 001VA016 Student Course Guide Prerequisite: To be taken as last or next to last course. Quarter Spring 2011 Meeting Days/Time Asynchronous Instructor Dr. Etido Akpan Instructor Phone (800) 422 8055 ext. 19058 (any time) Instructor E-mail etido.akpan@strayer.edu Instructor Office Hours/Location Fridays from 11 am – 2:00 pm EST, Strayer Online Academic Office Phone Number http://hss.strayer.edu Strayer Technical Support 1-877-642-2999 (Used for problems entering the class) eCollege Help Desk 1-866-448-6703 (Used for problems once in the class) INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL Thompson, A.A., Strickland, A.J., & Gamble, J.E. (2010). Crafting and executing strategy: The quest for competitive advantage: Concepts and cases: 2009 custom edition (17 th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill-Irwin. Custom Book (2009). BUS599: Strategic management cases . New York: McGraw-Hill. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL - Supporting The following resources provide additional background and supporting information for this course. There is no need to purchase these items for the course. Adam, L., Jochim, D., & Cutting, T. (2008). The art of strategic leadership: A proven approach to optimizing your organization. R.W. Beck. Ellet, W. (2007). The case study book: How to read, discuss, and write persuasively about cases . Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing. Hughes, R., & Beatty, K. (2005). Becoming a strategic leader: Your role in your organization’s enduring success. I. COURSE DESCRIPTION Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. This course is the capstone course for the MBA program. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges, and global operations. BUS599 Student Version 201004 [1002 – 01/13/10] Page 1 of 34
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II. COURSE OUTCOMES Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Recommend effective business strategies based on an analysis of domestic and global operating environments, market dynamics, and internal capabilities. 2. Analyze the external and internal environment for opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses that impact the firm’s competitiveness. 3. Describe strategic planning techniques used to formulate alternative strategies designed to achieve stated business goals. 4. Analyze a plan to implement a firm’s strategy and manage the change from current operations. 5.
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