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Course Description: Consideration of managerial problems and/or policies. Topics include: the role of values and assumptions in administrative situations, especially their influence on administrators choices among possible ends and means; the skills, attributes and personal qualities that enhance effectiveness of responsible individuals as they work with others in organizations; and the determinants of organization and executive action. Pre-requisites: MG 352 and EN 306B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Define the term “strategic management”.
2. List four phases of strategic management.
3. List four basic elements of strategic management.
4. Define the term “strategy”.
5. Identify the five forces that shape competition as described by Porter.
6. Explain what is meant by the term "competitive advantage".
7. List three directional strategies.
8. List the five stages of international development.
Course Assessment: The course includes small group discussions, case studies, current article reviews, seminars, lecture, exam, presentations, and papers. Assessment of learning will be based upon these activities. Students will learn Strategic Management concepts (Knowledge) and apply them during class exercises (Skills); together, these form the basis for long-term retention (Learning) and future application.
Grading: GRADING PLAN:
Assignments/in class work 20% 2000 points
Participation/Discussion 10% 1000 points
Case Analysis 45% 4500 points
Final Examination 25% 2500 points
TOTAL 100% 10000 points
A = 90% and above
B = 80% to 89%
C = 70% to 79%
D = 60% to 69%
F = less than 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept assignments late in this Senior environment. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student behavior that distracts from the learning environment at Park University will not be tolerated. Students should recognize how their behavior affects the learning environment and adjust their behavior. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
1 Introduction, Chapters 1, 2 and Analyzing a Case, pp C2 – C14
2 Competitive Advantage. Chapters 3 and 4. Case 1 Analysis
3 Functional and Business Level Strategy. Chapters 5 and 6. Case 2 Analysis
4 Competitive and Global Strategy Chapters 7 and 8. Case 3 Analysis
5 Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development. Chapter 9 and 10. Case 4 Analysis
6 Organizational Structure and Control Systems. Chapters 11 and 12. Case 5 Analysis
7 Matching structure and strategic change. Chapters 13, 14. Case 6 Analysis
8 FINAL EXAMINATION. Course Summary
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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