Case 11: Gap Inc.
Case 16: Sara Lee Corporation
What to Expect:
You will be required to read two assigned case studies.
The questions will be similar to the case study analysis questions you have experienced during the course term.
There will be four questions regarding the case to be answered completely.
There will be three additional essay questions on strategy concepts we studied in the course.
Between the case analysis questions and additional essay questions, all TCOs in the class will be covered.
You have three hours and 30 minutes to complete the Exam.
Responses should be at least 150 words to be considered complete.
Hints and Tips:
Your grade will be based on your ability to analyze and synthesize the problem case and deliver a thorough and detailed response in relation to the TCOs in this course.
Your grade will be considered on your ability to use critical thinking skills and demonstrate your ability to make sound business decisions.
Your grade will be based on your ability to describe responses from a strategic managerial perspective.
Your grade will also be based on the degree to which you demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts involved in strategic management and embodied in the course TCOs.
It will be helpful to review the Guide to Case Study Analysis document prior to taking the Exam.
It will be helpful to review the course TCOs and the online lectures prior to taking the Exam. COURSE TCOs A Given a specific industry and competitive environment, develop or critique a firm's mission, vision, and objectives.
B Given a case situation or competitive setting, prepare an industry, company, and competitive analysis for the firm.
C Given a firm's mission, vision, and company and industry situation, compare the pros and cons of various strategies and recommend a strategic approach that appears to best match the company's current