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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 5, 2007

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Premalatha Junius, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Course Change
Department: Business and Economics

Purpose and nature of change: Change the title of BUS 4490 from Business Policy to Strategic Management and Business Policy. The new title is consistent with the new trend among business schools accredited by the AACSB, and reflects the true nature of the course. The course deals with the set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a firm. It involves environmental analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and evaluation and control. Add prerequisites and co-requisites to authorize admittance for students who have sufficient background for the course.

Old Prefix: BUS Old Number: 4490 Old CIP:_______________
New Prefix: BUS New Number: 4490 New CIP:______________

Old Course Title: Business Policy
New Course Title: Strategic Management and Business Policy
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule): Strategic Mgmt

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences): This capstone course integrates the concepts students have been learned in the various business functional areas. It includes environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and evaluation and control. The course deals with the critical managerial issues and decisions that determine the long-run performance of an organization.

Prerequisites (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): 75 earned credits; ECO 1110; Acc 1111 or equivalent
Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with): BUS 3330, BUS 3349 or equivalent
List all programs that require this course. Provide support from affected departments.

List 1 – 3 sample textbooks for this course:
Thomas L. Wheelen and J. David Hunger. Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy. Eleventh Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
John A. Pearce II and Richard Robinson, JR. Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control. Eighth Edition. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Mary Coulter. Strategic Management In Action. Fourth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit. Please check all
applicable boxes.
a. _____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________
b. __X___ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement
c. __X__ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement
d. _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6
Provide Support for this request.



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