By Professor Matthew Earnhardt
This course focuses on an overview of strategic management frameworks and tools that make an organization successful. Special emphasis is placed on understanding organizational analysis tools to develop a business strategy, the global context and how it impacts business strategy, the elements of the competitive environment, and organizational practices that make people successful in the organization. The course is an overview of many major strategic management principles and discusses major theories of strategic management in a practical way.
At the completion of the course, students will:
- Understand the essentials of business management in the global context including social corporate responsibility, decision making, and obtaining organizational efficiency to develop a framework for organizational priorities
- Identify and understand the elements of the competitive environment and how it impacts the organization
- Use organizational analysis tools to identify business strategy
- Develop frameworks for executing change management initiatives
All content for this course is found in the lectures and reading materials.
View all online lecture videos and read the assigned materials. After viewing everything for the unit, take the quiz based on the lectures (100% of grade).
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and take the class again to receive credit.
Day 1-10: Mastering Strategy: Art and Science
Day 11-20: Assessing Organizational Performance
Day 21-30: Evaluating the External Environment
Day 31-40: Evaluating the Internal Environment
Day 41-50: Synthesis of Strategic Issues and Analysis
Day 51-60: Selecting Business-Level Strategies
Day 61-70: Innovation Strategies
Day 71-80: Selecting Corporate-Level Strategies
Day 81-90: Competing in International Markets
Day 91-100: Executing Strategy through Organizational Design
Day 101-110: Leading an Ethical Organization: Corporate Governance, Ethics and Social Responsibility
Day 111-120: Leading Strategically
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CLI Student Brent Arnett
"The Lord brought me to Himself in May of 1989. I was brought up in a decent home, but there was no Gospel of any kind. I left my childhood home at age 19 I became heavily involved with drugs, alcohol, and all of the sinful practices that come along with that lifestyle. After a few years in that prison of sin I was left broken, hopeless, and homeless. Around that time I was handed a bookmark with several scripture references on it. One of the references was Psalm 23 for comfort. I borrowed a Bible and read- as I did, a peace came over me that I had never before experienced. I spent the next few days with tears flowing- crying out to God to take me, and He did. Praise God! My way of thinking has never been the same, I never had thoughts of Christ before that time, but not a day has gone by in 27 years that He has not entered my mind.
I plan on using my ministry training first and foremost to God's glory. To become a better follower of Christ, a better husband, a better father, and to take the Gospel to the streets, prisons, and jails.
A degree from CLI will better equip me through structured, disciplined study, by keeping focus on a goal that I believe will make me better equipped to not only proclaim the Good News, but also to live it."
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