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Frances Maloy
B A 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Business

Class description

COURSE TITLE: Case Analysis for Competitive Success.

This course will focus on both the development and presentation of strategic solutionis to business problems that have an international dimension. Teams will be formed to take advantage of students' various skill sets and disciplines. Teams will compete in their analyses of cases and present before a panel of judges.

Student learning goals

Students will learn to analyze business problems and formulate solutions in a global context.

Synthesize and apply common business frameworks and concepts within a strategic context.

Develop an understanding of the functional interrelationships within the organization and their role in the support of organizational objectives.

Develop the ability to understand the interaction of the organization with its multifaceted environment.

Develop the ability to analyze business problems and opportunities, assess resources and constraints, and to propose feasible courses of action.

Develop the ability to present well-reasoned decisions orally and in writting and defend business proposals under the conditions of live Q & A

General method of instruction

Case method

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Case analysis with emphasis on the formation, presentation and defense of viable solutions to strategic problems in international business settings.

Course grade will be based on the following: Participation in class discussion (15%); Student team presentations (oral presentation, slides, and executive summaries) (60%); Student written assignments including questions to be used for judging, critiques of videotaped team presentations, and structured learning assignments (25%).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Andrew Anderson
Date: 05/12/2008