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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 496
COURSE TITLE: Senior Business Project
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Elden Wiebe, PhD
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 3 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides students who expect to graduate with a first concentration in business administration with the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on a project, either a research project or a practicum, which will allow them to pursue some facet of their business studies in a more concentrated way.

Prerequisites: BUSI 471
REQUIRED RESOURCES: Course pack is available at the bookstore. We will be working through a particular journal article that has been reproduced for the course pack. Also, we will be reading material from websites.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Strategic Analysis Components
Basic Descriptors5%
External Analysis10%
Internal Analysis15%
Financial Performance Analysis10%
Current Strategy and Fulcrum Analysis10%
Solution Analysis10%
Final Presentation
Written Report30%
Presentation10%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To understand and apply the basic framework for the practice of strategic management
  • To critically expand on that framework in order to further enhance your ability at strategic assessment, development, and implementation
  • To develop an ethical position in the practice of strategy
  • To develop an ability to constructively critique the practice of strategy and strategic decisions
  • To develop your own voice as a strategic decision maker
  • To develop and use the ability to access and assess management/strategy research
  • To provide you with ways to effectively influence the strategic direction, and hence health, of your organization
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Orientation
  • Ownership, History of the company, Mission, Vision, Overall Objectives
  • External Analysis
  • Internal Analysis
  • Financial Performance Analysis
  • Current Strategy and Fulcrum Analysis
  • Solution Analysis
  • Preparation of Final Report
  • Presentation


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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