This is a capstone course in business and management that includes the gradual development of
a comprehensive and integrative business plan. This course is designed to assist students in their
development as managers, servant leaders, and successful strategic thinkers. Management,
marketing, accounting, Fnance, economics, global perspectives, law, and political issues are
covered during this course. It is a writing-intensive course that will help students develop
competencies such as critical thinking, effective communication, leadership, and global
±IN 350, MGT 420, MKT 245, and senior status.
Required Course Materials:
Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., and Hoskisson, R. E. (2010). Strategic management (9th ed.).
Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western. ISBN: 9780538753111
QuickMBA. (2004). Global strategic management. Retrieved July 14, 2005, from
QuickMBA. (2004). SWOT analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2005, from
Refer to individual modules for other speciFc required readings and resources.
If you need help formatting assignments, go to the Writing Center in the Student Success
Center, read the style guide, and use the templates for this course.
Topics, Objectives, and Assignments:
Module 1: Topic and Objectives