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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.

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Grading Scale
A93+C73-76.99
A-90-92.99C-70-72.99
B+87-89.99D+67-69.99
B83-86.99D63-66.99
B-80-82.99D-60-62.99
C+77-79.99Fbelow 59.99
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Course Evaluation Method

INDIVIDUAL WORK………………………………………………………65 pts
Attendance/Participation/HW/Quiz………………….. 5 pts
In Class Assignments……………………………………….5 pts
Case analysis Report….……………………………………..8 pts
AACSB Case Report…………………………………………10 pts
Exam 1…………………..….…………………………………10 pts
Exam 2……….………………………………………..………12 pts
Exam 3…………………………………………………………15 pts

TEAM WORK (TERM PROJECT)………………………………..…………35 pts
Interim Report………………………………………………. 10 pts
Presentation………………………………………………….5 pts
Final Report………………………………………………….15 pts
Team Participation…………………………………………. 5 pts

Attendance/Participation/HW/Quiz (5 pts):
Attendance is required because of the importance of the collective learning experience. Students are encouraged to participate in the discussions and are expected to help create a productive learning environment. Prepare by completing all reading assignments prior to class and by bringing the required readings/assignments to each class. If a student misses a video/movie, the student is responsible for the material covered. I will NOT provide the student with a copy of the video, it is up to the student to either rent the video or get notes from another student.

In Class Assignments (5 pts):
Every class will contain a participative element. There are two primary in class assignments that will count for the 5 points - the Tucker assignment and the Wal-Mart assignment. Both assignments will be provided to the student in class on the date determined by the schedule. In order to receive credit, the student must be present to complete the assignment, unless prior arrangements are discussed and approved.

Case Analysis Reports (8 pts):
The goals for case discussions are to understand the strategic nature of the situation, define key issues, recognize critical assumptions/tradeoffs, and propose strategically sensible recommendations. All students should attend...
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