Strategy and Policies
School of Business Administration - Oakland University
Time: 3:30-5:17 PM MW
Instructor: Tianxu Chen, Ph.D.
Office: Elliot Hall Room 300
Office Hours: By appointment.
I. Course Description
This capstone course in Strategic Management aims to equip you with the knowledge and analytical tools essential to comprehend and analyze how firms formulate and implement strategies. In doing so, you will learn how leaders of successful organizations make decisions and strategically maneuver their firms through uncertainty to better prospects in the market place. You will be encouraged to integrate insights learned in your business curriculum in understanding the firm as an …show more content…
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Disclaimers & Riders:
1. The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time if she believes (1) that the change is in the best interests of the students and (2) that the change will improve learning outcomes.
2. In principle, due dates for assignments are non-negotiable (except for emergencies)
3. If the instructor contacts you by email and you are the only recipient of the email (i.e. addressed to you rather than the entire class), you are expected to reply to the email.
4. This course covers a manageable number of assigned learning objectives each week. On some occasions we may not be able to discuss every assigned learning objective. This is the result of a difficult balancing act between quality of discussion and quantity of discussion. Consequently, you