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Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business Syllabus – Fall 2014 MGT 495 Administrative Policy Instructor: Mahendra Joshi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Office Hours: 11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday/Thursday Office: 3061 Office Phone: 616-331-7413 E-mail: joshim@gvsu.edu Course Description MGT 495 Administrative Policy involves integrative study of the managerial decisions; introduces students to an understanding of strategic competitiveness and the way in which business strategy is formulated and implemented; uses a combination of theoretical and experiential approaches to designing business plans for key decisions, implementing these decisions, and monitoring their effects. Value of the Course This course is intended to integrate the learning from all of your prior business classes (and other knowledge, both classroom and real world). You will not only learn new things in this class, you will develop and improve thinking, interpersonal and business skills and prepare yourself for a successful business career. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, you will be able: 1. To develop your ability to think strategically about an organization, how its businesses compete, and how it can gain a sustainable competitive advantage. 2. To give you experience researching and developing organizational strategy at the corporate, business, and functional levels of the organization. 3. To provide opportunities to apply the ideas, concepts, and proficiencies you acquired in other business courses to projects, case studies, and class discussions. 4. Explore the complexities involved in managing multi-product, and multi-national firms. Textbook and Other Required Materials You will need to purchase the text: Essentials of Strategic Management (Third Edition) by Charles Hill and Gareth Jones Short

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