Syllabus for GSM-730

GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will explore the challenge of strategically managing complex organizations within a global environment.  It will explain the importance of historical artifacts related to the evolution of strategic management, investigate the driving forces of strategy deployment in highly competitive markets, analyze the impact of business- and corporate-level strategies in organizations quest to compete on the global landscape and examine the complexities of resource allocation within complex organizations.  Students will also be exposed to the practice of assessing, crafting and employing strategic decisions that allow an organization to realize its long-term goals, while dealing with current challenges.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you should be able to:

CO1        Evaluate the effect of the environmental segments on global strategic management.

CO2        Assess the ways in which business relationships can affect and influence global strategic  

         management strategies and competitive environments.

CO3        Analyze the conditions under which mergers and acquisitions contribute to formulating a global

strategy.

CO4        Ascertain how effective corporate governance can facilitate the challenges of cooperative

relationships such as alliances and trading partners in ensuring your performance meets its goals.  

CO5        Examine the means in which leadership provides effective organizational and financial controls.

CO6        Illustrate ways in which entrepreneurship and innovation lead to effective global strategic

management.

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Textbook

Hitt, Michael; Ireland, R. Duane and Hoskisson, Robert E. Strategic Management: Concepts: Competitiveness and Globalization Concepts,  (Wadsworth-Cengage Learning) 10th edition. Copyright: 2013

ISBN-13:978-1133495239

COURSE STRUCTURE

Strategic Management is a three-credit online course, consisting of six modules. Modules include an overview, topics, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums, complete written assignments, attend three synchronous events and complete a final project. See below for details.

Consult the Course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in six graded discussion forums.  Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the courses modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in Module 1. A grading rubric for the discussion forums can be found in the Evaluation Rubrics folder in the main area of the course.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete six written assignments. The written assignments are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules.

Synchronous Events

Two synchronous events will be held in Edison Live!, our virtual meeting space, during Modules 1 and 2 (See the Course Calendar). During these live events, students will discuss topics specified in the module details. To access the events, click on the Edison Live! link in the top section of the course site a few minutes before the designated time. Use the following link for directions and helpful videos about how to use the Edison Live! tool in Moodle. Your mentor will work with the class to propose a time that works best and  accommodates the majority.

 

Final Paper

This course requires that you complete a final paper. Details can be found in the Final Paper section of the course in Moodle.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93–100

B–

=

80–82

A–

=

90–92

C+

=

78–79

B+

=

88–89

C

=

73–77

B

=

83–87

F

=

Below 73

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or higher on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., assignments, discussion postings, projects, etc.). Graduate students must maintain a B average overall to remain in good academic standing.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Thomas Edison State College is committed to maintaining academic quality, excellence, and honesty. The College expects all members of its community to share the commitment to academic integrity, an essential component of a quality academic experience.

Students at Thomas Edison State College are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.

All members of the College community are responsible for reviewing the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the College Catalog and online at www.tesc.edu.

Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:

Plagiarism

Thomas Edison State College is committed to helping students understand the seriousness of plagiarism, which is defined as using the work and ideas of others without proper citation. The College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing are subject to discipline under the academic code of conduct policy.

If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism

When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Writing Assistance at Smarthinking

Originality Report Checking at Turnitin

Disciplinary Process for Plagiarism

Acts of both intentional and unintentional plagiarism violate the Academic Code of Conduct.

If an incident of plagiarism is an isolated minor oversight or an obvious result of ignorance of proper citation requirements, the mentor may handle the matter as a learning exercise. Appropriate consequences may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool in addition to a lower grade for the assignment or course. The mentor will notify the student and appropriate dean of the consequence by e-mail.

If the plagiarism appears intentional and/or is more than an isolated incident, the mentor will refer the matter to the appropriate dean, who will gather information about the violation(s) from the mentor and student, as necessary. The dean will review the matter and notify the student in writing of the specifics of the charge and the sanction to be imposed.

Possible sanctions include:

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