This is a capstone course for students requiring them to apply the principles and knowledge obtained in all other business disciplines to a specific business situation whether domestic or international. The course uses a broad theoretical perspective combined with experiential learning to equip students with the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors needed to effectively participate in the development of overall strategy and operational tactics, and to prepare students to participate in the strategic planning process within a global economy. Adopting a resource-based view of the firm, students will be exposed to leading strategic theories and tactics at global, corporate, business units and functional levels. Students will be asked to analyze sources of competitive advantage and profitability using a wide range of approaches to develop a comprehensive SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) analysis and to formulate realistic recommendations.Differences among embryonic, growth and mature industries, and the techniques needed to prosper in technologically driven industries, will be examined. Specific challenges and techniques associated with entry into international markets will be explored, along with the challenges associated with resource allocation. Students will have an opportunity to explore techniques to foster B2B and B2C relationships.
Not all courses are offered each term.Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.
In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration
Online - Asynchronous: 100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery