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MBA 6671 Strategic Management

Credits: 
4

Gaining strategic perspective on management in a global environment.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

In MBA 6671 Strategic Management, you will discuss through theory and cases how to best utilize management, accounting, finance, and marketing techniques to integrate the disciplines and techniques learned in previous required courses.

What You Will Learn in MBA 6671

You will gain an understanding of alternative methods of research design for organizational studies with an emphasis on academic and practitioner research issues. Students will build skills in the logic and practice of corporate research, including qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, analysis, and report writing. Additionally, the course material will offer a focus on strategy creation, execution, and organizational resources demanded in a highly competitive global business environment.

The core principles and nuances of strategic management will be explored and applied using intriguing case discussion, written case analyses, and the management of the Business Simulation Game—a state-of-the-art, team-oriented simulation application that mimics Nike Inc. to outline the intricacies of managing a global company. The BSG assignment is a challenging exercise that allows the co-managers of the company to select markets to compete in, what to pay employees, how much to advertise, how to finance operations and accomplish management tasks that mirror the daily management of a global business organization.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Characteristics of a Strategic Leader
  • Virtual Team Formation
  • Cost Leadership or Differentiation
  • Compromising Conditions
  • Inorganic Expansion
  • Financial Analysis

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, each student will be able to:

  • Discuss the value of strategy and its impact on the business enterprise
  • Compare and contrast current models and approaches to strategy formulation and implementation
  • Evaluate the driving forces behind a firm's movement from a single and dominant business strategy to a more diversified strategic approach
  • Interpret the impact of international diversification on firms' returns and innovation
  • Formulate senior management strategies to establish an ethical and socially responsible organizational culture
  • Identify acquisition strategies that enhance innovation
  • Integrate the functional disciplines of previous coursework to develop and present a capstone project

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Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.