Culminating experience capstone course for majors in business administration. Requires case/report writing and the ability to integrate material from previous courses to analyze and resolve complex business strategic planning problems. Prerequisites: Senior status, completion of a minimum 33 hours of core requirements, including FINC 350, and at least six hours of upper-level courses within the identified major.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Senior status, completion of a minimum 33 hours of core requirements, including FINC 350, and at least six hours of upper-level courses within the identified major.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Strategic Management and Business Policy
By Wheelen, Hunger, Hoffman, & Bamford (Pearson Education) Recommended
Business Strategy Game (BSG) GLO-BUS Pre-Paid Access Code Card
By Thompson, Arthur (McGraw-Hill) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Apply business concepts learned in earlier course work to the strategic decision-making process.
Perform environmental analyses on case histories and/or in-class simulations.
Analyze the results of strategic decisions from business case histories or in-class simulations.
Evaluate business models and describe how they act in concert with their overall strategies to ensure sustainable competitive advantage.
Create a strategic plan for a proposed business venture or in-class simulation.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Introduction to strategic management and business policy
Scanning the environment
Strategy implementation and control
Applied case study analyses
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.