Policy and Strategy in Global Competition – BUSI 690

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/07/2022

Course Description

This capstone course integrates the concepts, techniques, and knowledge of all areas of business administration. This course may not be substituted for or transferred in from another institution. This course is the capstone course and must be taken in the final term of enrollment.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

There is a need for a “capstone experience” in the MBA program that requires multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills including: overall strategy, marketing, operations management, human resource development, finance, accounting, economics, asset management as well as behavioral and ethical elements.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Read & Interact Textbook Assignments (12)

Using the Thompson text, the student must read the chapter and complete the Connect LearnSmart assignments designed to deepen student understanding of the topics covered in each chapter.

Homework Assignments (12)

Using the Thompson text, the student must complete a series of experiential exercises. The student must apply text material to a real organizational situation and answer the multiple choice and short essay questions. These exercises must be completed through the Connect provided in the assigned modules.

The quiz is used as a measurement and analysis tool of classroom learning as required by the ACBSP national accreditation standards.  ACBSP accreditation requires classroom learning to be measured and analyzed. That means LU must measure and report learning progress to ACBSP three times throughout your degree program: at the beginning, the middle, and the end.

For each assessment, your score will be compared with the scores of students from 15 other ACBSP accredited schools. Thus, we need you to take this assessment very seriously and for you to do your best in each assessment, as a result points are awarded based on your score on the exam.

The points earned will be awarded based on the following exam score scale:

Exam Score

Points Awarded

0

0

1-19

30

20-29

40

30-39

50

40-49

60

50-59

70

60-100

80

           

Case Study

Using the case assigned from the Thompson text, the student must complete an in-depth case analysis, divided into three sections.  The student will utilize the entire strategic management process.  Students will submit the narrative including references and appendices using Word and Excel.

Case Study

Using the case assigned in Case Study: Matrices Assignment, the student will complete the in depth analysis to include historical financial statements for a minimum of three years, financial ratios, and the firms main competitors ratios.

A descriptive analysis of the suggested corporate strategy based on financial position should be included.  The items will be submitted using a Word document for the narrative and an Excel document for all financial information.

Integration of Faith Assignment

The student will write an essay that is a minimum of 500 words in current APA format, explaining how his/her Christian worldview or biblical financial principles will impact the policy and strategy theory created in the individual case study, within a business world context. 

Case Study

Using the case assigned, the student will complete the in depth analysis to include projected financial statements for a minimum of three years, NPV calculations of the strategy chosen, and descriptive analysis of the strategic choice and alternative choices.

Each case study is an in-depth case analysis requiring each individual to utilize the entire strategic management process. The items from Parts One and Two should be combined in this final compilation.

NOTE: The narrative must be at least 15 pages of text. The last section of the narrative should fully discuss the proposed strategy, rationale for choosing the strategy and discuss how the proposed strategy initiative will increase cash flows.  Any feedback from Parts One, and Two should be corrected before submission.

Quiz

The student will complete 1 quiz within the third party platform, Connect Plus. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and the grade will transfer to Canvas.