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MGT 499: Strategic Management Capstone

Course Description

The goal of this capstone course is to integrate the concepts of strategic management and the outcomes of the business concentration, business strategy formulation and business policy.

This is the required capstone course in the Charter Oak Business Administration concentration and should be taken in your final semester.

Prerequisites

  • ACC 101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 102: Managerial Accounting
  • FIN 210: Financial Management
  • ITE 101: Management Information Systems
  • MGT 101: Principles of Management
  • MGT 315: Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 220: Principles of Marketing
  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the strategic management process.
  2. Apply the strategic management process and integrate knowledge from previous coursework.
  3. Function as a member of an effective management team and demonstrate interpersonal skills and appreciation for diversity of team members.
  4. Perform an environmental analysis.
  5. Analyze and evaluate a company’s resources and competitive position.
  6. Evaluate and name a company’s core sustained competitive advantage approach.
  7. Identify the role of leadership in your organization and how it relates to strategic efforts.
  8. Formulate strategic plans to improve your organization.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Written Assignments & Discussions (Weeks 1-6)

13.25%

Quizzes (Weeks 2-6)

37.5%

Team Assignments & Leadership (Weeks 2-5)

19.5%

Presentation (Week 6)

4.75%

Summary Paper (Weeks 7-8)

25%

Total

100%


Required Textbooks (Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore):

  • Pearce, John and Richard Robinson. Strategic Management. 14th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2015. ISBN-10: 0077862511 or ISBN-13: 9780077862510

Optional Text:

  • Hacker, D. A Writer's Reference. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781457666766

Course Schedule

Note: See Detailed Course Outline in the Blackboard course located in Course Documents that will also serve as an ongoing self-progress report and grade assessment at the end of the course.

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1-6

  • Readings: Chapter 1
  • Read  assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

2

7-13

  • Readings: Chapters 2 and 3
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Team assignment
  • Quiz

3

14-23

  • Readings: Chapters 4-6
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Team assignment
  • Quiz

4

24-31

  • Readings: Chapters 7 and 8
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Team assignment
  • Quiz

5

32-36

  • Readings: Chapters 9 and 10
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Team assignment
  • Quiz

6

37-41


  • Readings: Chapters 11-13
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Quiz
  • Presentation

7

1-41

  • Readings: None
  • Work on Summary Paper

8

1-41

  • Readings: None
  • Summary Paper Due

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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