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Courses

General and Strategic Management

Note:  The General and Strategic Management Department teaches and conducts research in three areas: entrepreneurship, international business, and strategy.

5051. Business Strategy in a Global Environment   (4.5 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Business foundation classes.

This course is designed to present international strategic management concepts and the field of global industry competitive analysis. This seminar combines multiple attributes and analytical frameworks of strategic management to assess an industry and the relevant competitor strategies.

5101. Foundations of Strategic Management   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.

Conceptual and operational models of strategic planning examined in detail. Emphasis is on strategy formulation, implementation, and control of organizations of all types.

5102. Strategic Decision Support Systems   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.

Students are exposed to state-of-the-art, PC based decision techniques and approaches for addressing strategic (or unstructured) issues confronting an organization. Skills are developed in structuring complex, strategic decision problems and in the selection and application of appropriate techniques for reaching realistic decisions. Complex, judgmental problems are considered for a variety of organization types, business and non-business. All students perform a team project in strategic analysis using an advanced expert system. No prior computer knowledge is required.

5103. Management of Technology and Innovation   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.

The emphasis on concepts and management processes to manage technological developments and innovations in organizations. Topics include technology, strategy, management of research, development and innovation, development of new products and businesses. Case studies will be used to develop students' analytical skills. Students will do a project within an organization and present written and oral reports.

5104. Management of Growth, Decline and Turnaround   (3 s.h.)

 

5105. Industry Competitive Analysis   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.


An applied examination of recently developed techniques for assessing industry competitive forces and devising appropriate business strategies. Topics include: analysis of industry trends, recognizing types of industries, developing strategic maps of industry competitors, and learning to utilize industry information sources, among others. Students will be required to conduct an in-depth analysis of at least one industry.

5107. Management of Mergers and Acquisitions   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.

Examines managerial aspects of growth through mergers and acquisitions. Examines pre-merger analysis, strategies for negotiation and bidding, as well as post-merger integration of target firms. Utilizes several techniques valuable for acquisition analysis, including financial valuation techniques and industry analysis. Case studies develop students' analytical skills.

5182. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: approval of department chairperson.

is only available to MBA/MS students. It provides an opportunity for students to explore the creation of an idea for a new eBusiness, as well the planning and research involved in moving from the idea stage to the startup stage. This course involves preparation of a business plan on the new eBusiness idea. In addition, this course provides students with an on-going platform to develop and integrate concepts presented in previous and concurrent seminars. Prior to taking this course, students will be exposed to an entrepreneurship module in the Fall semester. This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to present preliminary ideas for a new eBusiness endeavor to be expanded on during this course.

5190. Special Topics- General & Strategic Management   (3 s.h.)

 

5501. Operation of the Multinational Firm   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 5000 foundation classes or permission of instructor.

Operating policies and procedures; organization, administrative, and operational problems of multinational companies. Required for majors in International Business Administration.

5701. Project in Consulting   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Limited to students matriculated in the International MBA-Tri Continent program or permission of instructor.

Develops problem solving and consulting skills as students work in 3-4 person teams on strategic problems for small, medium-sized and large international corporations in the Philadelphia area. An attempt is made to match up student interests with appropriate projects. Formal presentations are made to executives of participating companies. Note: Enrollment is limited to students in the IMBA program.

5702. Multinational Strategic Man   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Limited to students matriculated in the International MBA-Tri Continent program.

Conceptual and operational models of strategic planning examined in detail. Emphasis is on strategy formulation, implementation, and control of organizations of all types. An applied examination of recently developed techniques for assessing industry competitive forces and devising appropriate business strategies. Topics include: analysis of industry trends, recognizing types of industries, developing strategic maps of industry competitors, and learning to utilize industry information sources, among others. Students will be required to conduct an in-depth analysis of at least one industry.

5801. Contemporary Corporate Strategy   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Limited to students matriculated in the Executive M.B.A. program.

In this course, you'll increase your grasp of strategic management concepts as they relate to for-profit, not-for-profit and professional organizations. You'll enhance your ability to analyze an industry and develop relevant enterprise-level strategies. In particular, through several real-world case studies, you'll learn about cutting-edge developments in e-business and e-business strategies. You'll apply the concepts to organizations that you and other program participants work for or are interested in.

9001.   Seminar - Strategic Form - Env Analysis

A critical evaluation of the paradigms, theories, and research approaches as well as the current state of knowledge in strategic management. The courses focuses specifically on the theory and current state of research in the analysis of relevant environments and the subsequent formulation of strategy within corportate entities.

9002.  Seminar - Admin Strategic Decisions

Design of systems to implement decisions. Examines concepts and theories of organizational design and processes required to transform strategic decisions into action and desired results. The current research literature in the area of organziation decision making is emphasized.

9003.  Seminar - Management Control

Survey of control theory and research as it relates to organizational behavior. Examines managerial practices and organizational processes which have the potential effect of achieving strategic goals.


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Updated 10.30.2007