Strategic Management Reflection Paper

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Course Reflection is to help students identify theoretical concepts related to strategic management and organizational leadership and demonstrate a clear understanding. The student will identify the following three (3) subject areas: 1. Strategic Management 2. Vertical Integration, Corporate Diversification and Strategic Alliances, and Mergers and Acquisitions 3. Ethical Obligation and Corporate Social Responsibility Students will reflect upon and write in-depth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. The student will write a three (3) page paper addressing the areas as noted in the rubric below; follow the APA guidelines and be typed using the Times New Roman font, size 12 and margins should be one-inch top, bottom, left, and right. The entire document should be double-spaced and 5 pages (3 full pages of content). • • • Page 1 is the title page Pages 2, 3 & 4 content (without subheadings or bullets) Page 5 is the reference page – use at least four (4) quality sources – the textbook and three other academic sources. IMPORTANT: Use the constructive feedback from your previous written work and apply it to this paper. The following learning outcomes are associated with this course: 1. Define strategy and its impact on sustainable competitive advantages and describe the strategic management processes 2. Evaluate and utilize cost leadership and product differentiation for gaining sustainable competitive advantage 3. Analyze the value of vertical integration, corporate diversification and strategic alliances and merger and acquisitions 4. Explain fundamental theories of leadership and recognize situations in which the theories are applied. 5. Synthesize the competencies needed to be an effective leader and develop strategies for improving effective leadership potential. Rubric for Course Reflection Paper Exemplary Criteria Competent Needs Improvement Score Clearly analyzed the 1. Analyze the three Satisfactorily Did not analyze the three (3) subject (3) subject areas to analyzed the three (3) three (3) subject areas areas to reflect upon reflect upon and write subject areas to reflect to reflect upon and and write in-depth to in-depth to demonstrate upon and write inwrite in-depth to demonstrate a a theoretical and depth to demonstrate a demonstrate a theoretical and practical theoretical and theoretical and practical understanding. This is practical practical understanding. This demonstrated by using understanding. This is understanding. This is is demonstrated by examples and demonstrated by using demonstrated by using using examples and applications of the examples and examples and applications of the theories and applications of the applications of the theories and concepts. (50%) theories and concepts theories and concepts. concepts. 2. APA format – the paper must be typed using the Times New Roman font, size 12. Satisfactorily meets Margins should be oneMeets APA format. APA format. inch top, bottom, left and right, doublespaced and 5 pages (3 full pages of content). (30%) 3. Use at least four (4) quality sources that include the textbook and three other quality academic sources. (20%) Meets or exceeds the number of required references; all references highquality choices. TOTAL Rubric MBA 516 - Course Reflection Paper Did not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Did not format paper in APA. Did not provide any references. MBA 516 - Course Reflection Paper Criteria This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Analyze the three (3) subject areas to reflect upon and write in-depth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. This is demonstrated by using examples and applications of the theories and concepts. Weight: 50% This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. 4 references. Weight: 20% Ratings 50 pts Exemplary Thoroughly analyzed the three (3) subject areas to reflect upon and write indepth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. This is demonstrated by using examples and applications of the theories and concepts. 25 pts Competent Satisfactorily analyzed the three (3) subject areas to reflect upon and write indepth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. This is demonstrated by using examples and applications of the theories and concepts. 20 pts Exemplary Exceeds or meets the number of required references; all references high-quality choices 15 pts Competent Meets the number of required references but all references are not of high-quality choices. Pts 10 pts Needs Improvement Partially analyzed the three (3) subject areas to reflect upon and write indepth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. This is demonstrated by using examples and applications of the theories and concepts. 0 pts Unsatisfactory Did not analyze the three (3) subject areas to reflect upon and write in-depth to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding. This is demonstrated by using examples and applications of the theories and concepts. 10 pts Needs Improvement It does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. 0 pts Unsatisfactory Did not complete. 50 pts 20 pts MBA 516 - Course Reflection Paper Criteria This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. Clarity, writing mechanics, and APA formatting requirements. Weight: 30% Total Points: 100 Previous Ratings 30 pts Exemplary 0-2 errors present 20 pts Competent 3-5 errors present. 10 pts Needs Improvement 6 or more errors present Pts 0 pts Unsatisfactory No references provided. 30 pts
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Concepts in Strategic Management
Strategic management involves continuous planning, organizing, monitoring, analyzing,
and evaluating all critical resources that a firm needs to attain its set goals and objectives (Tucci
& Roy, 2021). Any significant change in the business environment will compel an organization to
make constant assessments of its strategic objectives for success. The strategic management
process helps an organization reflect on its operations and procedures and the external environment
that substantially impacts the firm. Top-level managers use strategic management to make
corporate strategies and decisions that govern the entire organization. Strategic management
involves three levels, which include corporate, business, and operational levels.
The corporate level of strategic management includes top managers, Chief Executive
Officers, Board of directors, and corporate managers (Tucci & Roy, 2021). The management team
comprising the corporate level is responsible for the formulation of long-term objectives, including
its vision and mission statement. It answers fundamental questions of what the business wants to
attain. The business-level includes departmental heads, unit managers, geographical managers, and
product managers. These managers focus on how the business will compete, including cost
management, product leadership, and customer intimacy (Tucci & Roy, 2021). Lastly, the
operational level involves supervisors and lower-level managers. The managers here focus on how
the business is going to grow and develop. Growth and development in this strategy level involve;
market development and penetration, diversification, and product or service development.
Generally, strategic management is thought to bring ...


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