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MGMT410 - Strategic Management

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT410 Course ID: 3358 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

In today's business environment, executives have challenging and costly corporate decisions to make regarding globalization and organizational expansion. This course focuses on concepts and approaches that shape organizational strategic decision making by examining internal and external factors and influences. Students will have the opportunity to analyze case studies and participate in discussions on how best to select competitive strategies and analyze competitive advantages.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will:

LO1: Examine the internal and external environments of a firm.

LO2: Compare and contrast competitive advantages and intellectual assets of a firm.

LO3: Examine the impact of organizational initiatives and partnerships on increasing employee/consumer awareness of the importance of diversity in global markets.

LO4: Evaluate effective organizational designs, strategic leadership, and innovation opportunities.

LO5: Assess leveraging internet, marketing, and e-business capabilities.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Written Assignments - SWOT 15.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: SWOT Paper 15.00 %
Written Assignment - week 5 15.00 %
Week 5 Assignment: Strategic Analysis 15.00 %
Case Study Assignment - Week 7 10.00 %
Week 7 Assignment : Case Study 10.00 %
Week 4 Quiz 5.00 %
Week 4 Midterm 5.00 %
Week 8 Essay Exam 15.00 %
Week 8 Final Exam 15.00 %

Our text has multiple authors. All authors must be listed in the reference.

Textbook in APA format:
Johnson, G., Whittington, R., Scholes, K. Angwin, D., Regner, P. (2014). Exploring Strategy Text & Cases (10th ed.). Harlow, U.K.: Pearson.(10

The first time you cite them, all must be spelled out. Then, you can use et al.

i.e. (Johnson, Whittington, Scholes, Angwin, Regner, 2014)

then (Johnson et al.,2014)


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

American Management Association

Academy of Management

Book Title:Exploring Strategy: Text & Cases - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, links provided in the classroom Lessons section. Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author:Johnson, Gerry
Unit Cost:$217.50
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.