Strategic Management | Course Catalogue

2020-2021 Catalogue

Strategic management involves decisions about the set of goal-directed, coordinated commitments and actions that a firm undertakes to gain and sustain superior performance relative to competitors. It includes diagnosing the competitive challenges facing a firm, formulating strategies (including corporate, business, international, etc) to address the competitive challenges, and devising a coherent set of actions to implement a firm’s strategy. 

Knowledge of strategic management complements students’ mastery of particular functional or operational areas, and allows graduates to understand how their functional roles and activities in a firm relate to the firm’s overall strategic objectives.

Minor Objectives

Upon successful completion of this minor*, the student will be able to:

  • Relate and discuss the potential functions and applications of management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling.
  • Identify and examine the needs of today’s managers in assessing and implementing strategies used in the management of information technology in the workplace.
  • Recognize and describe issues as they relate to organizational behavior in terms of individual, group/team, and overall organization.
  • Examine and explore potential management problems and opportunities and discuss possible strategies and applications to be used in addressing such managerial concerns.
  • Recognize and discuss ethical conduct and the social responsibility of business in the lives of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyze the external and internal environmental forces affecting business organizations that affect the effectiveness of managers in today’s competitive and global organizations.
     

*Strategic management is also offered as a concentration for business administration majors; please see the “Business Administration” page of the course catalogue for additional details and course descriptions.

Required Courses (18 hours)

Each course listed is 3 hours.

  • BUS 315: Principles of Management
  • BUS 317: Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 330: Strategic Management
  • BUS 332: International Business Management
  • ACC/BUS 333: Business Information Systems
  • BUS 350: Entrepreneurship

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