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MAN 4720 - 011
CRN 19106

Global Strategy and Policy
Spring 2013
BU 208
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:00-9:20 AM

Instructor Information
Name: Heather Parola
Office Address: Flemming West 115
E-mail address: Hparola@fau.edu
Phone Number: 407.430.5957

Office Hours
Office Location: Flemming West 115
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays 9:30-11:00

Required Text and Materials
Hill, C. W. L., and Jones, G. R. “Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach”, 10th edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Course Description
The fundamental question of strategy is: Why are some firms more successful than others? This course analyzes the sources of competitive success among firms and develops knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective strategy analyst. We will take a senior management perspective of the corporation and learn the intricacies of making critical strategic decisions for myriad companies facing a variety of critical circumstances. We will tackle the complexity of analyzing the business enterprise as a whole, and of assessing corporate and business level strategies under increasing levels of uncertainty.

Course Prerequisites and Credit Hours
MAN 3025, MAR 3023, FIN 3403, QMB 3600, and senior status.

Course Learning Objectives
This course has three primary objectives: develop strategic thinking, build effective communication skills, and build collaborative working skills. Students will learn the concepts, models and tools or strategic analysis and learn to apply them to competitive situations. Students will also learn to present ideas concisely and develop collaborative skills and working relationships through combining everyone’s knowledge and experiences.


Grading Scale
C+77-79.99Fbelow 59.99...
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