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SYLLABUS
STR/581

SYLLABUS
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
STR/581
STRATEGIC PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION
MAIN CHARLOTTE CAMPUS
04/01/2013 TO 05/06/2013
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
THIS CAPSTONE COURSE INTEGRATES CONCEPTS FROM ALL PRIOR COURSES IN THE PROGRAM. STUDENTS APPLY THE CONCEPTS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR AN ORGANIZATION. OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT. POLICIES

FACULTY AND STUDENTS/LEARNERS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ADHERING TO ALL POLICIES CONTAINED W ITHIN THE FOLLOWING TWO DOCUMENTS:



UNIVERSITY POLICIES: YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO THE STUDENT WEBSITE TO VIEW THIS DOCUMENT. INSTRUCTOR POLICIES: THIS DOCUMENT IS POSTED IN THE COURSE MATERIALS FORUM.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. BE SURE TO READ THE POLICIES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CLASS. POLICIES MAY BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON THE MODALITY IN WHICH YOU ATTEND CLASS. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED MODALITIES, READ THE POLICIES GOVERNING YOUR CURRENT CLASS MODALITY. COURSE MATERIALS

BARNEY, J. B. (2007). GAINING AND SUSTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE (3RD ED.). UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ: PEARSON PRENTICE HALL.
MINTZBERG, H., GHOSHAL, S., LAMPEL, J., & QUINN, J. B. (2003). THE STRATEGY PROCESS: CONCEPTS, CONTEXTS, CASES (4TH ED.). UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ: PRENTICE HALL. PEARCE, J. A., II, & ROBINSON, R. B. (2011). STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: FORMULATION, IMPLEMENTATION, AND CONTROL (12TH ED.). BOSTON, MA: MCGRAW-HILL/IRWIN.

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SYLLABUS
STR/581

WEEK ONE: MISSION, VISION AND VALUES




IDENTIFY MAJOR COMPONENTS OF A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROCESS. EVALUATE THE ORGANIZATION’S MOTIVATION, INNOVATION STRATEGY, AND PEOPLE STRATEGY. EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN STRATEGIC PLANNING.

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
1. READINGS







READ THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROCESS TO EMERGENT STRATEGIES IN CH. 1 OF GAINING AND SUSTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
READ CH. 1–3 & 14 OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.
READ FIVE PS FOR STRATEGY TO STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE IN CH. 1 OF THE STRATEGY PROCESS. READ W HAT IS STRATEGY? TO REFLECTING ON THE STRATEGY PROCESS IN CH. 1 OF THE STRATEGY PROCESS.
READ CH. 12 OF THE STRATEGY PROCESS.
READ THIS WEEK’S ELECTRONIC RESERVE READINGS.

2. INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: ETHICS REFLECTION PAPER



USE THE ETHICS AWARENESS INVENTORY AND ETHICAL CHOICES IN THE W ORKPLACE ASSESSMENTS TO REVISIT YOUR VALUES.
WRITE A PAPER OF NO MORE THAN 700 WORDS IN WHICH YOU DO THE FOLLOWING: o
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EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC PLAN, CONSIDERING STAKEHOLDER NEEDS.
EXPLAIN HOW YOUR ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE HAS EVOLVED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM.

FORMAT YOUR PAPER CONSISTENT WITH APA GUIDELINES
3. INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: CLASS...
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