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MGMT414 - Strategic Planning

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT414 Course ID: 3290 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the principles utilized in the formulation and execution of an organization's strategic plan as it relates to maintaining a competitive advantage. The integration of an organization's mission, stakeholder objectives, vision, and core values is emphasized.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:


1 Analyze how to think strategically about a company, its present business position, its long-term
direction, its resources and competitive capabilities, the caliber of its strategy, and its opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage.
2 Apply business strategy, reasoning carefully about strategic options, using what-if analysis to evaluate action alternatives, and making sound strategic decisions.
3 Explain the range of actions managers can take to promote competent strategy execution, and build confidence for teams to implement a company’s strategic plan.
4 Describe how to assess business risk, improve the ability to make sound business decisions, and achieve effective outcomes through strategic planning.
5 Produce supporting logic about the strategic planning process and how it relates to core reading material and outside articles that relate to strategic planning.

Forum Assignments: Please review the classroom rubric for forum grading criteria
Homework Assignments: Each written assignment is associated with a classroom rubric
Exams/Quizzes: Your exams and quizzes are auto graded

NameGrade %
Midterm 15.00 %
MGMT414 Midterm 15.00 %
Forums 45.00 %
Introduction Requirement 5.00 %
Week 1 5.00 %
Week 2 5.00 %
Week 3 5.00 %
Week 4 5.00 %
Week 5 5.00 %
Week 6 5.00 %
Week 7 5.00 %
Week 8 5.00 %
Strategic Planning Paper 5.00 %
Assignment- Week #3: Strategic Planning Paper 5.00 %
Strategic Planning Final Paper 30.00 %
Assignment- Week #8: Strategic Planning Final Paper 30.00 %
Leadership Role Essay 5.00 %
Assignment- Week #7: Leadership Role Essay 5.00 %
Book Title: Creating Your Strategic Plan, 3rd ed.- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Bryson
Publication Info: Wiley Lib
ISBN: 9780470405352
Book Title: Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 4th ed.- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Bryson
Publication Info: Wiley Lib
ISBN: 9780470392515
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: N/A
Publication Info: N/A
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Book Title:Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 4th ed.- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780470392515
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Bryson
Unit Cost:$51.52
Book Title:Creating Your Strategic Plan, 3rd ed.- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780470405352
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Bryson
Unit Cost:$35.72
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.