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Instructions:
There are a number of comprehensive and short cases in the textbook under the case section. The Guide to how to perform a Strategic Management Case Analysis is found in part #6 of the book. Follow the written template on page in the book.
Case Studies are a cornerstone of this course. Each student will be responsible for summarizing two (2) Case Studies. One case will be uploaded for grade and the other will just be used by the student as practice. It will be the student’s choice as to which case you wish to submit for a grade. Your primary goal in the analysis is to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the Case in your written paper and video following the template in part #6 of the book. There is no length requirement.
Course TEXT:
David, David & David. (2020). Strategic Management: A Competitive Advantage Approach, Concepts and Cases.
17th ed. Pearson. ISBN: 9780135199978
Template Instructions:
Strategic Planning to Enhance My Employability: How Important Are Various Reasons to Use the Free Excel Strategic Planning Template at www.strategyclub.com?
Purpose
There are numerous reasons how the free Excel strategic-planning template is used globally in doing strategic planning. This exercise aims to enhance your familiarity with the template, so you ultimately will be comfortable using and referring to this skill in your career progression in business.
Instructions
Rank order the following 12 reasons according to why students (and companies) like using the template at www.strategyclub.com. Let 1 = the most important reason, 2 = next most important reason, all the way to 12 = the least important reason. Compare your answers to fellow students and to your professor’s expected/expert answer.
      1. To save time in preparing a strategic-management case analysis; to focus on the “thinking rather than the mechanics” of developing matrices and performing analyses.
      2. To follow the correct process in formulating and implementing strategies.
      3. To avoid mistakes in math calculations, plotting points, and drawing graphs.
      4. To develop professional-looking charts, graphs, and matrices.
      5. To develop existing and projected financial ratios.
      6. To correctly place firms in BCG and IE portfolio matrices.
      7. To examine different scenarios for using debt versus stock to raise needed capital, using EPS/EBIT analysis.
      8. To vary weights and ratings in matrices and to see the resultant impact on total weighted scores.
      9. To more easily share information with team members, colleagues, or a professor.
      10. To more easily develop projected financial statements to reveal the expected impact of various strategies.
      11. To develop skills with perceptual mapping or product positioning.
      12. To gain experience using corporate strategic-planning software; many business jobs require proficiency in Excel, which students obtain using the template. After obtaining proficiency, you may include two competencies on your resume: (1) Excel and (2) using strategic planning software.

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