strsb581 | Graduate

Implementing Business Strategy

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This course integrates concepts from all prior courses in the program. Students apply the concepts of strategic planning and implementation to develop a business plan for a small or start up business. Other topics include environmental scanning, strategic analysis, social responsibility, implementation, evaluation, and risk management.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Small Business Plan Implementation

    • Evaluate measurement and evaluation plans.
    • Explain change management.
    • Describe the small business plan implementation process.
    • Develop implementation schedules and budgets.

    Strategic Small Business Plan Creation

    • Evaluate franchising opportunities.
    • Construct a small business plan.

    Mission, Vision, and Values

    • Explain social responsibility.
    • Identify components of environmental scanning.
    • Develop mission, vision, and values statements.

    Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

    • Explain the role of risk and flexibility in competitive advantage.
    • Identify factors for gaining and sustaining competitive advantage.
    • Outline strategies that lead to competitive advantage.

    Business Planning

    • Evaluate internal and external environments.
    • Apply strength, weakness, opportunity, and threats (SWOT) analysis to a business plan.
    • Identify generic and grand strategies.

    Development and Evaluation

    • Compare small business and strategic plans.
    • Identify measurement strategies for monitoring and controlling the success of a small business plan.
    • Identify critical success factors in the development of small business plans.
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