Course Description: A series of business cases and materials dealing with a variety of problems confronting general management selected to illustrate the major areas of managerial concern: environmental opportunities and constraints, formulation of business policy, organization for business activity and marshalling of resources for achieving objectives of the firm. Pre-requisites: EN 306B and completion of business/management core or permission of instructor. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one that blends different methods of learning based on lectures, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet web sites, videos, additional reading and writings, and the sharing of current and past experineces of students. The instructor will help student comprehend course objectives/goals and help facilitate the student's learning.
Course Assessment: Course assessment will be through combination of quizzes, presentations, and exams.
Grading: Attendance and participation 5%
Assignments and/or quizzes 5%
Final Examination 40%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Must have prior instructor approval and subject to penalty points.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Jan 11 Chapter 1: An Introduction to Corporate Strategy
Jan 13 Chapter 2: Resources and Rents
Jan 18 Cases 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3
Jan 20 Chapter 3: Scale and Scope Within an Industry
Jan 25 Chapter 4: Diversified Expansion
Jan 27 Cases 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3
Feb 1 Review Chapters 1-4
Feb 3 Mid-Term Exam
Feb 8 Chapter 5: Organizational Limits to Firm Scope
Feb 10 Chapter 6: Managing the Multibusiness Corporation
Feb 15 Cases 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6
Feb 17 Chapter 7: Creating Corporate Advantage
Feb 22 Chapter 8: Corporate Governance
Feb 24 Cases 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3
March 1 Review Chapters 5-8, Case Presentation
March 3 FINAL
Add-Drop- The Deadline for Add/Drop Jan. 17
Last Date for withdrawal- Feb. 13
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
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