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MBA 719 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 sem. hrs.
In this capstone course, students focus on the perspective and skills of the general manager. The purpose of this course is to provide practice in diagnosing and identifying realistic solutions to complex strategic and organizational problems. The course builds on previous coursework by providing an opportunity to integrate various functional areas and by providing a total business perspective. Topics include: an overview of strategic management, the process of choosing and defining purposes and objectives, identifying internal and external environmental factors relevant to strategic management, formulating and implementing a viable strategy and monitoring strategic performance. The course focuses on relationships among the firm, its strategy, and its environment; why firms choose certain businesses; which business strategies are successful; and how firms can change in response to a dynamic environment.
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