Ibc Case Essay

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Management s374: General Management & Strategy
The University of Texas at Austin - Summer 2015
Dennis S. Passovoy (Professor)
(512) 471-2195
GSB 5.124G (in McCombs)
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Davit Davtyan (TA)

Phone:
Office:
E-Mail:
Office
Hours:

M T W TH 1:00 – 1:45pm,
or by appointment

M T W TH 9:00 – 9:45am,
or by appointment

Class:

#72305 (July 13 – August 14)
M T W TH 2:00 – 3:45pm
CBA 4.328

CBA 4.304A (in McCombs)
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Prerequisites





Upper-division standing
Seventy-five semester hours of coursework, including: Management 336 or 336H
Credit or registration for Finance 357 or 357H, and Marketing 337 or 337H
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Communications objectives of Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility,
established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
I encourage you to use the Undergraduate Writing Center, FAC 211, 471-6222: www.uwc.utexas.edu).
The UWC offers free, individualized, expert help with writing for any UT undergraduate, by appointment or
on a drop-in basis. These services are not just for writing that has "problems": Getting feedback from an
informed audience is a normal part of a successful writing project. The UWC’s trained consultants work
with students from every department on both academic and non-academic writing. Using methods that
preserve the integrity of your work, they help you develop strategies to improve your writing and become
a more independent writer.

Independent Inquiry Flag
This course carries the Independent Inquiry flag. Independent Inquiry courses are designed to engage
you in the process of inquiry over the course of a semester, providing you with the opportunity for
independent investigation of a question, problem, or project related to your major. You should therefore
expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from the independent investigation and presentation of
your own work.

MAN 374 / Passovoy

Summer 2015

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Course Objectives
Why do some companies outperform others? In this course we will explore possible answers to this
fundamental question of "strategy" using a combination of readings, in-class case discussions and
individual as well as Team assignments. The course will expose you to a variety of theories and analytical
frameworks that help in identifying the drivers of company performance. You will learn to apply these
across a variety of companies and industries, in the process developing your ability to examine strategic
issues from the perspective of the general manager of a corporation. As the general manager’s task cuts
across functional areas, this course builds on your previous work in the program and provides a
comprehensive and integrated management perspective.

Required Materials

Textbook: Contemporary

Strategy

Analysis,

2013,

Custom

Edition,

Grant,

Wiley

Publishing. Available at the Co-op.

Supplemental Reading Pack: Available at the Co-op.

ForClass: An online tool used for your homework assignments ($10 paid with PayPal
at forclass.com)

HBSP Core Curriculum Readings-: Supplementary readings with helpful videos and
interactive tools (2@$6.95 ea., avail. at https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/36934678)

Course Evaluation
Your overall course grade will be based on the total number of points you have at the end of the
semester out a possible 500 points.
Course Assignments
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