Courses

J304

Strategic Management: Honors

  • 16-weeks
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: BUS-A100, A201, A202, G202,K201, L201, C104, C204, X201, X220, ECON-E201, E370, ENG-W131, MATH-M118, M119 (all with a grade of C or better), and admission to the Business Honors Program

This class is part of the integrative core along with F304, M304, and P304. Strategic Management is concerned with the roles and tasks of firms’ top managers (i.e., strategic decision makers). This course is designed to provide an appreciation for the total firm perspective and the means by which firms create and sustain competitive advantage in today’s increasingly challenging and complex business environment (domestic and global). Strategic management of a firm involves diagnosing the firm’s current situation and developing realistic solutions to the strategic and organizational problems that confront top managers. A desired outcome of this course is an enhanced appreciation for the complexities of managing a formal organization. The primary objective of the course is to help develop analytical skills for identifying key strategic issues and formulating appropriate strategies given a firm’s situation. The course will provide exposure to the theories, concepts, and techniques of strategic management through the text, readings, illustrative cases, and video vignettes.