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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6782
Tracking Number - 4744

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Adding FIN 6465 Financial Analysis and ECO 6419 Managerial Analysis as prerequisites to better ready students to be successful in this course.
Comments: USF-SP approved 4/29/13. To USF Sys 5/23/13. To SCNS 5/31/13. Appred eff 6/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-04-29
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BP
  4. Budget Account Number: 140100
  5. Contact Person: Alison Watkins
  6. Phone: 34086
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6782
  10. Full Title: Organizational Strategies for the 21st Century
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?:
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Org Strategy for 21st Century
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: FIN 6465, ECO 6419
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: An integrated course that ties together concepts, principles, and skills useful in strategic management and strategic directionmaking with issues of ethics and responsibility in the 21st century.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Not a new course - changed course only. Currently a core requirement of the USFSP MBA program.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in a business related discipline and academically qualified under research definition of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  29. Objectives: 1. Understand and be able to apply theories, tools and methods for a dynamic approach to strategic management in today's organizational environment.

    2. Gain and apply knowledge of strategic factors important for management and decision making through readings and case studies (discussions in clas and online) and via written report and oral presentation assignments using organizational theories, analysis, and critical thinking tools.

    3. Understand how strategic management and decision making is situated in a milieu of value positions that compete for consideration in the firms' decisions and operations; be aware of multiple views of strategy.

    4. Cultivate sensitivity to issues of ethics and social responsibility, and broaden awareness of issues of globalization.

    5. Enhance written and oral communication skills in practice via case study assignments, gain experience working in teams, exercise integration of theory and practice, and be able to recommend solutions for strategic management problems considering the ethical issues managers face.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Upon completion of the course students will be ale to evaluate community responsibilities in organizations and society, and to propose innovative solutions to complex ethical issues faced by organizations.

    2. Upon completion of the course students will be able to analyze and evaluate complex issues on political, economic, legal and regulatory context of business.

  31. Major Topics: Strategic Management, Ethical and Global Issues, Social Responsibility of Business
  32. Textbooks: Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization - Concepts, 8th Ed (2009). (M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, and R.E. Hoskisson), South-Western Cengage Learning (ISBN: 978-0-324-58112-6).
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Business Strategy Game Online, 2009 Edition (A.A. Thompson, Jr., G.J. Stappenbeck and M.A. Reidenbach) mcGraw-Hill Irwin (
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students are expected to master the following requirements by the end of this class.

    1) Knowledge of tools and methods for strategic management in today's organizational environment.

    2) Application of knowledge of strategic factors important for management and decision making. This is accomplished through course assignements, written reports, and oral presentation assignments.

    3) Understanding and awareness of multiple views of strategy.

    4) Knowledge of ethical issues and application of the principles of social responsibility, including an awareness of issues of globalization.

    5) Excellent written and oral communication skills in practice via class assignments, the experience working in teams, and the ability to recommend solutions for strategic management problems that managers face. Teamwork is especially required in the simulation project.

    6) Students are expected to excel in a team-based simulation project that requires each tem to develop different assumptions and strategies for a particular company. The teams will report on which strategy was most successful.

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Grading:

    3 exams (200 points each) 600 points

    BSG Simulation 200 points

    Article write-ups 100 points

    Presentations 100 points

    TOTAL 1000 points

    Determination of Final Course Grade:

    A 93% or 930 points

    A- 90% or 900 points

    B+ 87% or 870 points

    B 83% or 830 points

    B- 80% or 800 points

    C+ 77% or 770 points

    C 73% or 730 points

    C- 70% or 700 points

    D 65% or 650 points


    Course Outline:

    Class 1: Introduction to Course

    Class 2: Chapter 1 - Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness

    Topical Presentation Example

    Assign Simulation Group Project

    Chapter 2 - The External Environment

    Chapter 3 - The Internal Organization

    Simulation Practice Decisions Due

    Simulation Online Quiz 1 Due

    Class 3: Chapter 4 - Business-Level Strategy

    Chapter 5 - Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics

    Article Presentation Example

    Simulation Decisions Due - Year 11

    Class 4: Exam I (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4,5)

    Simulation Decisions Due - Year 12

    Simulation Online Quiz 2 Due

    Class 5: Chapter 6 - Corporate Level Strategy

    Simulation Decisions Due - Year 13

    Class 6: Chapter 7 - Acquisition and Restructuring Strategies; Presentations: Simulation Decision Due - Year 14

    Class 7: Chapter 8 - International Strategy: Presentations: Simulation Decision Due - Year 15

    Class 8: Chapter 9 - Cooperative Strategy: Presentations

    Class 9: Exam II (Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Simulation Decisions Due - Year 17

    Class 10: Chapter 10 - Corporate Governance; Presentation

    Simulation Decisions Due - Year 18

    Class 11: Chapter 11 - Organizational Structure and Controls; Presentations

    Class 12: Chapter 12 - Strategic Leadership; Presentations

    Class 13: Supplemental Chapters/ Readings on Strategy Implementation; Presentations; Group Written Project Due.

    Class 14: Exam III (Chapters 10, 11, 12, Supplemental Readings)

  36. Attendance Policy: Successful completion of this course will require that students attend clas, prepare for class, and participate during class on a consistent basis. Excessive unexcused absences, with excessive defined as more than 1 absence, will result in up to a 5% reduction of your final class average for each absence.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-up exams WILL NOT be given without clear documentation of the circumstances that warrant being absent for an exam. If a make-up exam is given, the time, date, location, and method of testing will be at the discretion of the professor.

    Academic Integrity:

    Reference: USF Regulation USF 3.027 - The following is the portion of the Regulation pertaining to graduate students. To read the entire regulation, go to:

    1. Fundamental Principles

    Academic integrity is the foundation of the University of South Florida system’s (University/USF) commitment to the academic honesty and personal integrity of its University community. Academic integrity is grounded in certain fundamental values, which include honesty, respect and fairness. Broadly defined, academic honesty is the completion of all academic endeavors and claims of scholarly knowledge as representative of one’s own efforts. Knowledge and maintenance of the academic standards of honesty and integrity as set forth by the University are the responsibility of the entire academic community, including the instructional faculty, staff and students.

    2. General Policies

    The following policies and procedures apply to all students, instructional faculty and staff who participate in administration of academic classes, programs and research at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the USF system. This regulation asserts fairness in that it requires notice to any student accused of a violation of academic integrity and provides a directive for discussion between the instructor and student to seek a fair and equitable resolution. If a fair resolution is not accomplished in this discussion, this regulation allows the student continued rights of due process under the academic grievance procedures based upon the preponderance of the evidence. The policies described below are the only policies and procedures that govern violations of academic integrity at the University and supersede any previous policies or regulations.

    Behaviors that violate academic integrity are listed below, and are not intended to be all inclusive.

    (a) Cheating

    (b) Plagiarism

    (c) Fabrication, Forgery and Obstruction

    (d) Multiple Submissions

    (e) Complicity

    (f) Misconduct in Research and Creative Endeavors

    (g) Computer Misuse

    (h) Misuse of Intellectual Property

    6. Violations and Sanctions for Graduate Students

    The Office of Graduate Studies holds academic integrity in the highest regard. Graduate students are responsible for being aware of and complying with University Regulations and Policies and must conduct themselves accordingly. Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may range from the receipt of:

    •An "F" or "Zero" grade on the subject paper, lab report, etc.

    •An "F" in the course or activity in which credit may be earned.

    •An "FF" in the course (leading to expulsion from the University).

    •Academic Dismissal for any violations of academic dishonesty policies or regulations.

    •Possible revocation of the degree or Graduate Certificate following a thorough investigation.

    Graduate students who are assigned an "FF" grade will be academically dismissed from the University and will not be eligible to apply to any graduate program within the USF system . Procedures regarding Academic Dishonesty and Academic Dismissal may be found on the Office of Graduate Studies’ website:

  38. Program This Course Supports: Masters of Business Administration
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