Business Administration Capstone(Prerequisite: To be taken as last or next to last course)COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Business Administration program. It examines theprocesses by which organizations formulate strategy, implement policy, and evaluate outcomes in thehighly competitive and dynamic global environment. The ethical implications of strategic choices are acentral concern of this course. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised throughthe use of case analysis and decision making.INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALSRequired ResourcesHitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2011). Strategic management: Competitiveness andglobalization, concepts and cases: 2011 custom edition (9th ed.). Mason, OH: South-WesternCengage Learning.Supplemental ResourcesAngwin, D., Paroutis, S., & Mitson, S. (2009). Connecting up strategy: Are senior strategy directors amissing link? California Management Review, 51(3), 74-94.Derfus, P. J., Maggitti, P. G., Grimm, C. M., & Smith, K. G. (2008). The red queen effect: Competitiveactions and firm performance. Academy of Management Journal, 51(1), 61-80.Franken, A., Ewards, C., & Lambert, R. (2009). Executing strategic change: Understanding the criticalmanagement elements that lead to success. California Management Review, 51(3), 49-73.COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES1.Identify the vision, mission, and stakeholders of a firm.2.Identify how the six segments of the general environment affect an industry andits firms.3.Identify the five forces of competition.4.Analyze the external environment for opportunities and threats that impact the firm.5.Analyze the internal environment of a company for strengths and weaknesses thatimpact thefirm
s competitiveness.6.Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.