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UT Dallas Syllabus for ba4305.5e1.11f taught by Maria Hasenhuttl (h1562)

UT Dallas Syllabus for ba4305.5e1.11f taught by Maria Hasenhuttl (h1562)

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 Course Syllabus
BA 4305-5E1 Fall 2011 Dr. Maria Hasenhüttl1
Course Syllabus
Course Information
Course Number/Section
Course Title
Strategic Management
Fall 2011
  Days & Times
Thursday, 7:00
9:45pm, CHEC
Professor Contact Information
Maria Hasenhüttl, PhD
Office Phone
972-883-5898 (during office hours)
 Email Address
Please use eLearning
Office Location
SOM 4.411
Office Hours
before class in McKinney or by appointment on the main campus
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Co-requisite: BA 4371, Prerequisites: BA 3341, BA 3351, BA 3352, BA 3361 and BA 3365.
Course Description
This is a capstone-level course requiring integration of all fields of business. Students will draw on theirbroadened awareness of various environmental influences (social and political) to solve businessproblems. Management alternatives will be examined with an ethical perspective relating policy trends tothe strategic planning mode.The Strategic Management course has been designated a capstone course in business at the University of Texas at Dallas. The purpose of a capstone course is to integrate the learning achieved in individualbusiness courses taken to earn a business degree. The knowledge acquired in finance, accounting,operations, MIS, marketing, and organizational behavior classes will be utilized to study the strategicmanagement of the firm as well as the responsibilities of the general manager. Students will participate ina simulation that requires taking into account multiple decision-making factors while balancing all sectors
of the firm’s environment.
This is an extremely intense course, which requires a substantial timecommitment.Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Students will be able to complete an external and internal analysis of a firm.2.
Students will be able to identify the strategic problems of a firm.3.
Students will be
able to develop solutions to a firm’s strategic issues.
Students will be able to integrate skills acquired in finance, accounting, marketing, production, andMIS courses to create a successful firm strategy.
 Course Syllabus
BA 4305-5E1 Fall 2011 Dr. Maria Hasenhüttl2
Required Textbook and Materials
G.G. Dess, G.T. Lumpkin, and A.B. Eisner. Strategic Management Theory. Text and Cases. 2010.5
Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 978-0-07-353041-32.
Management Simulations (Smith, D.C.). CAPSTONE and Comp-XM.(Simulation Guide isdistributed in class). You are required to pay for and register at http://www.capsim.com for the simulation. The Industry ID for this class will be handed out on the first day. With questionsregarding the technical aspects of the simulation, please call the following toll free number duringworking hours: 877-477-8787.3.
Use the websitehttp://www.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/ewp_writingcenter/modules/plagiarism/start.html to completeyour plagiarism tutorial and quiz, and hand-in to instructor on assigned date.4.
Refer to the MLA style guide at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/  to write your individual case papers.5.
eLearning will be used throughout the semester. eLearning allows you to receive information frominstructors, submit most assignments electronically, and monitor your grades. Be sure that yourgrades have been recorded correctly. Report any discrepancies within three weeks of the day thegrade was posted.
Suggested Course Materials
Range of journals through McDermott Library (www.utdallas.edu/library/resources/journals.htm).
Assignments & Academic Calendar
The following course schedule provides a detailed checklist of topics and assignments by week. Thiscourse outline provides a general plan for the course.
I reserve the right to make periodic changes tocontent, requirements, and schedule.
All changes will be announced in class. Notice that there may betimes when you have more than one assignment due on a particular day. You will need to plan ahead sothat you do not fall behind or miss a grade. Readings and assignments are to be completed before class.All assignments are due at the beginning of the assigned class period, unless otherwise noted below.
 Course Syllabus
BA 4305-5E1 Fall 2011 Dr. Maria Hasenhüttl3
Date Topic Reading/Case Discussion Assignments Due
Aug 25 Course Introduction,RequirementsIntroduction to CapstoneSimulationSyllabus review,Capsim discussionSept 1 Strategic ManagementGeneric StrategiesSituation AnalysisChapter 1Case 1: Robin HoodChapter 8 of Student GuideSubmit Case 1: Robin HoodPrintout of completedplagiarism tutorialRead student guideRegistered for simulationViewed introductory lessonand completed the quiz on-linePrinted Capstone Courierfor Round 0Printed Industry ConditionReportRehearsal Simulationcompleted
Sept 8 Strategic Leadership &EthicsCase AnalysisChapter 11Case 3: SkeletonChapter 13Submit Case 3 Skeleton3 practice rounds completedCost Leadership StrategySimulation beginsSept 15 External Environment of firmChapter 2Case 35 Nintendo WiiSimulation QuizSubmit Case 35 NintendoWiiSept 22 Internal Environment of firmChapter 3Case 17: PixarSubmit Case 17 Pixar
Simulation 1 Paper
(CostLeadership Strategy)Differentiation StrategySimulation begins
Adopt a ratiopresentations (groups)
Sept 29 Internal Environment of firm continuedChapter 3 continued
Case Paper 1
( case TBA)Completed financialanalysis (case TBA)Oct 6 Intellectual Assets Chapter 4Case 27 SW Airlines
Simulation 2 Paper
(Differentiation Strategy)
Submit Case 27 SWFocus Strategy Simulationbegins

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