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Reserves Wang: MGMT 6359

MBA Capstone Course: Strategic Management

Week 1

  1. Strategic Analysis Overview
  2. Select your teammates--3-4 members per team:
  3. Read Chapter 1: What is strategy and why is it important?
  4. Complete Quiz 01
  5. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  6. Supplementary reading: What Is Strategy?, Porter, Michael E. Harvard Business Review; Nov/Dec96, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p61-78, 18p.
  7. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Where Do Great Strategies Come From? By Rivkin, Jan. W. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series, 2005. Duration 34.21

Week 2

  1. External Environment Analysis and Interpretations
  2. General External Environment Analysis
  3. Study Project Outline: Instructions & Grading Rubrics;
  4. Read Chapter 2: Charting a company's directions: It's vision, mission, objectives and strategy
  5. Complete Quiz 02
  6. Complete DIscussions and interactions in Blackboard
  7. Supplementary reading: Cady, S.H., Wheeler, J.V., DeWolf, J., & Brodke, M. (2011). Mission, Vision and Values: What Do They Say? Organization Development Journal. Vol. 29, Issue 1, p. 63-78.
  8. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Where Do Great Strategies Come From? . Lecturers: Rivkin, Jan W. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005.

Week 3

  1. Industry Analysis - Part I
  2. Industry Analysis - Part II
  3. Read Chapter 3: Evaluating a company's external environment
  4. Complete Quiz 03
  5. Complete Quiz 02
  6. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  7. Supplementary reading: How Much Does Industry Matter, Really? McGahan, Anita, M. Porter, Michael E. Strategic Management Journal; Jul97 Supplement 1, Vol. 18, p15-30, 16p.
  8. Supplementary video: Harvard FSS: Crafting business strategy and environmental scanning lectures. Lecturers: anand, Bharat N.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series, 2006.

Week 4

  1. Internal Environment Analysis
  2. Organizational Culture
  3. Read Chapter 4: Evaluating a company's resources, capabilities, and competitiveness
  4. Complete Quiz 04
  5. Complete Discussion and interactions in Blackboard
  6. Supplementary reading: Duncan, W. Jack; Ginter, Peter M. & Swayne, Linda E. (1998). "Competitive advantage and internal organizational assessment." Academy of Management Executive. 12(3), 6-16.
  7. Supplementary video: Harvard FSS: What Really Matters. Lecturer: Nohria, Nitin. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series; 2004.

Week 5

  1. Compensation
  2. Organizational Culture & Leadership
  3. Read Chapter 5: The five generic competitive strategies: Which one to employ?
  4. Complete Quiz 05
  5. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  6. Recommended reading: Focused SWOT
  7. Supplementary Reading: Porter, Michael E. (Spring 88). "From competitive advantage to corporate strategy." McKinsey Quarterly. 2, p. 35-66.
  8. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Capturing the Value: Competitive Strategies that Work Lecturers: Bradley, Stephen P.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series;2004. Duration: 0:57:06. (AN: 7529c) Video

Week 6

  1. Value Chain Analysis
  2. Financial Statement Analysis
  3. Read Chapter 6: Strengthening a company's competitive position: Strategic moves, timing, and scope of operations
  4. Complete Quiz 06
  5. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  6. Recommended reading: Focused SWOT
  7. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Judo Strategy: Turning Your Competitors' Strength to Your Advantage Lecturers: Yoffie, David B.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series; 2002. Duration: 1:00:17. (AN: 1512c) Video
  8. Supplementary Reading:Yoffie, D.B. (1999). "Judo strategy." Harvard Business Review. 77(1). p. 70. Jan/Feb .

Week 7

  1. Fit Analysis
  2. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Scope and Global Strategy. Lecturer: Khanna, Tarun. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005.
  3. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: How Countries Compete: National Strategies for Globalization. Lecturer: Vietor, Richard. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2007.
  4. Complete draft for the Internal Environment Analysis in your individual project

Week 8

  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Complete Quiz 07
  3. Complete and Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  4. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Managing People for Competitive Advantage. Lecturer: Bartlett, Christopher A. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2003.
  5. Complete draft for the Fit Analysis in your individual project.

Week 9

  1. Individual project due: Midnight
  2. Send your individual project to your team members for review; No extension for any reasons and do not ask, Please!

Week 10

  1. Read Chapter 8
  2. Complete Quiz 8
  3. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  4. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Strategic agility: Managing Continuous Change. Lecturers: Wells, John R.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series; 2005.
  5. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Leadership is a Choice: The General Manager in the Middle. Lecturer: Ower, Joseph L. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005

Week 11

  1. Read Chapter 9
  2. Complete Quiz 09
  3. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  4. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Building Strategy-Focused Organizations with the Balanced Scorecard. Lecturers: Kaplan, Robert S. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series, 2003.
  5. Supplementary Video: Harvard FSS: Authentic Leadership. Lecturer: George, William W. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2007.

Week 12

  1. Read Chapter 10
  2. Complete Quiz 10
  3. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard
  4. Complete draft for all sections in Team projects

Week 13

  1. Read Chapter 11
  2. Compete Quiz 11
  3. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard

Week 14

  1. Read Chapter 12
  2. Complete Quiz 12
  3. Complete Discussions and interactions in Blackboard

Week 15

  1. Team Term Project due by 11:59pm Sunday. No late submissions allowed
  2. Peer Evaluation due by 11:59pm Sunday

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