Strategic Management and Policy
Doctoral Program in Business Administration
Breyer State University
Instructor: Dr. G. Ackerman
COURSE OVERVIEW: This class will examine the integration and knowledge from strategy and management in and apply new strategic management concepts, principles, frameworks and methodologies.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will:
Understand the historical context of Team Management.
Compare the present trends and practices within companies.
Learn the impact of environmental factors on Teams.
Know the contemporary terms and practices of companies.
Apply management practices, trends, and planning.
TIME FRAME: This is four-semester hour course. This course is allotted 6 weeks of time. You must complete all of the requirements for the course successfully by the end of the 4 week period. The first day of week one will begin the Sunday after you register for the course, or the Sunday after you notify me that your textbook has arrived and you are ready to begin your studies. Please be cognizant of the time frame. Extensions of time are permitted if needed with my, and/or departmental approval. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 4 semester hours of credit.
Dess, Lumpkin & Eisner (2007). Strategic Management: Text and Cases. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 0073267201
RECOMMENDED MATERIAL (optional):
American Psychological Association. (2013). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Mid Term Exam 25% Due Week 2 (Chapters 1-6)
Final Exam 25% Due week 4 (Chapters 7-12)
Discussions 25% Due weekly 4 total- Each worth 6.25 x4= 25pts
Term Paper 25% Due week 4
Total possible points
GRADING: The grading scale for this course is as follows:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
Below 70% = Fail
COMMUNICATION: You are encouraged to communicate with me. I am available as a teacher, coach, and mentor to assist you in meeting your goals for this course. Please keep my email address handy so that you can contact me whenever necessary. If at any time during this course you change your email address, please be sure to notify me right away.
APA style- Breyer State University requires the use of APA format for academic writings. I highly recommend purchasing the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.). This manual provides guidance and examples of how to properly cite and reference the work of others. This is also where you will find the specific requirements regarding text type and size, margin settings, etc. These are the basic mechanical requirements of the paper and points are deducted for not complying with these. I am specifically looking for proper APA formatting of in-text citations and references.
Plagiarism- If you are incorporating information from outside sources you need to cite those sources; otherwise you are presenting the work of others as your own. This is called plagiarism and is a serious academic offense. I do have all the technology to spot plagiarism.
Grammar/punctuation/flow- You are expected to write at the collegiate level. Proof your paper to check for errors. Better yet, have someone else proof it for you if possible. The highest performing students will take pride in their written presentations and their papers will be free of grammar/punctuation errors and will have a well-structured and logical flow.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. G Ackerman
Nice to meet you all. I have worked at the State Attorney’s Office in Florida and at Corporate Law firms which specialized in White Collar crime, Business Law and an array of other law fields. I have worked as an Auxiliary member of the United States Coast Guard seeking search and rescue missions. I also completed the Miami-Dade Police Academy as a Squad leader and currently work as a Police Officer in the state of Florida. In the past, I worked in the field of private investigations, a firefighter, business, law enforcement/forensics and homeland security.
Education has been a key in my life. I completed a law degree, then a Master’s in Business Admn, continued on to a Master’s in Criminal Justice and Master’s in Sports Admn. I further completed my PhD and enjoyed my educational journey. Trust me, it opens doors and will for you as well!
I have published books with Cengage on the Courts & law, and Victimology and published on topics in evidence, torts, criminal law, property, contracts and constitutional law. Finally, I am completing a career in the law enforcement/legal field and continue to teach at the Doctoral and Collegiate levels helping others become the future leaders of our Nation and you all teach me the world! I look forward to learning a lot from you all!