Business | BUS J 304 Strategic Management: Honors
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BUS J 304 Strategic Management: Honors (3 cr.) P: BUS-A 100, A 201, A 202, G 202,
K 201, L 201, X 104, X 204, X 201, X 220, ECON-E 201, E 370, ENG-W 131, MATH-M 118,
M 119 (all with a grade of C or better), and admission to the Mitte Business Honors
Program. Part of the integrative core along with F 304, M 304, and P 304. Strategic
Management is concerned with the roles and tasks of firmsí 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 todayís increasingly challenging and complex business environment (domestic and
global). Strategic management of a firm involves diagnosing the firmís 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 firmís situation. The course will
provide exposure to the theories, concepts, and techniques of strategic management
through the text, readings, illustrative cases, and video vignettes.