This is the required capstone course in the Business Administration concentration and should be taken in the final semester. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of this course is to integrate the concepts of strategic management and the outcomes of the business concentration, business strategy formulation and business policy. This course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the strategic management process.
- Apply the strategic management process and integrate knowledge from previous coursework.
- Function as a member of an effective management team and demonstrate interpersonal skills and appreciation for diversity of team members.
- Perform an environmental analysis.
- Analyze and evaluate a company’s resources and competitive position.
- Evaluate and name a company’s core sustained competitive advantage approach.
- Identify the role of leadership in your organization and how it relates to strategic efforts.
- Formulate strategic plans to improve your organization.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Written Assignments & Discussions (Weeks 1-6)
Quizzes (Weeks 2-6)
Team Assignments & Leadership (Weeks 2-5)
Presentation (Week 6)
Summary Paper (Weeks 7-8)
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
- Hacker, D. A Writer's Reference. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781457666766
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.
Readings and Exercises
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COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
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