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BUS 499
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.
7.Describe how corporate governance affects strategic decisions.8.Describe the relationship between strategy and organizational structure.9.Analyze strategic leadership, strategic entrepreneurship, and corporate entrepreneurship.10. Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.11. Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.©2011 Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary informationand may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission ofStrayer University.BUS 499 Student Version 1118 (1001 8-4-11) Final Page 1 of 17
BUS 499
Business Administration CapstoneWEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULEThe standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work.This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode.Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points1 Preparation
 Reading(s)oChapter 1: Strategic Management and StrategicCompetitivenessActivities
 None202 Preparation
 Reading(s)oChapter 2: The External Environment: Opportunities, Threats,Industry Competition, and Competitive AnalysisoCase Study 3: Barclays: Matt Barrett
s Journey
WinningHearts and MindsActivities
 Assignment 1: Great Lakes: Great Decisions 2403 Preparation
 Reading(s)oChapter 3: The Internal Organization: Resources,Capabilities, Core Competencies, and CompetitiveAdvantageoCase Study 3: Barclays: Matt Barrett
s Journey
WinningHearts and MindsActivities
 None204 Preparation

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