Business | BUS J 304 Strategic Management: Honors
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BUS J 304 Strategic Management: Honors (3 cr.)  P: A100, A201, A202, G202, K201,
L201, X104, X204, X201, X220, ECON-E 201, ECON-E 370, ENG-W 131, MATH-M 118, MATH-M
119 (all with grades of C or better) and admission to the Business Honors Program.
C: F304, I304, M304, and P304; students are administratively enrolled. Part of Honors
I-Core. 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.