BUS 475 Integrated Business Topics, Complete Course
DOWNLOAD HEREBUS 475- Integrated Business TopicsWEEK 1Individual Importance of Strategic Planning and Management in the BusinessEnvironmentDiscussion Questions 1 and 2WEEK 2Individual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part I: Conceptualizing a BusinessTeam Assignment: Value AlignmentDiscussion Questions 1 and 2WEEK 3Individual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part II: SWOTT AnalysisTeam Assignment: Functional Area InterrelationshipDiscussion Questions 1, 2 and 3WEEK 4Individual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part III: Balanced ScorecardTeam Assignment: Communication Plan OutlineDiscussion Questions 1, 2 and 3WEEK 5Individual Assignment: Final Strategic Plan Paper and Presentation.Discussion Questions 1, 2 and 3Individual Assignment: Final Exam
BUS475 Complete CourseBUS475 Entire CourseBUS 475 Full CourseBUS 475 Week 1 to 5, All includedIndividual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part I: Conceptualizing a Business Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you explain the importance of your selectedbusiness’s vision, mission, and values in determining your strategic direction. Include thefollowing:• Define your business, products or services, and customers by developing amission statement. Ensure that you are differentiating your product or service.
• Create a vision for this organization that clearly demonstrates your decision onwhat you want your business to become in the future.• Define your guiding principles or values for your selected business consideringthe topics of culture, social responsibility, and ethics.• Analyze how the vision, mission, and values guide the organization’s strategicdirection.• Evaluate how the organization addresses customer needs and critique how theyachieve competitive advantage.Format your paper according to APA guidelines.• Prepare to discuss this assignment with the class.Learning Team Assignment: Value Alignment • Discuss with your Learning Team an existing organization with which you are familiar that is different than the one you used for the Conceptualizing a Business paper. • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you analyze the individual values and the organization’s values as reflected by the organization’s plans and actions. Include the following in your paper:Analyze the origin(s) and subsequent evolution of your personal and workplace values. • Explain how your individual values drive your actions and behaviors, and analyze the alignment between your values and actions and behaviors. • Analyze the degree of alignment between the organization’s stated values and the organization’s actual plans and actions. • Explain the differences and analyze the degree of alignment between your values and the organization’s values as reflected by the organization’s plans and actions. • Format your paper according to APA guidelines. • Prepare to discuss this assignment with the class.Individual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part II: SWOTT Analysis• Conduct an internal and external environmental analysis for your proposed business.• Discuss with your Learning Team the forces and trends below that must be taken into consideration while developing a strategic plan. Given today’s business environment and each Learning Team members’ selected business idea, provide a list of the lessons learned from your Learning Team’s discussion for each of the items listed below. Use this discussion to complete this assignment.• Create a SWOTT table summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should take into account, at a minimum, the following factors. For each factor, identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table.
• External forces and trends considerations:• Legal and regulatory• Global• Economic• Technological• Innovation• Social• Environmental• Competitive analysis• Internal forces and trends considerations: Strategy• Structures• Processes and systems• Resources• Goals• Strategic capabilities• Culture• Technologies• Innovations• Intellectual property• Leadership• Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word synopsis in which you analyze at least seven of the forces and trends from the list above. Your analysis must include the following: Include economic as well as legal and regulatory forces and trends.• Critique how well the organization adapts to change.• Analyze the supply chain operations of the organization.• Identify issues and/or opportunities: Identify the major issues and/or opportunities that the company faces based on youranalysis above.• Generate a hypothesis surrounding each issue and research questions to use for conducting analysis.• Identify the circumstances surrounding each issue; classify the circumstances; attribute the importance of each classification; and test the accuracy of the importance for each classification. Format your paper according to APA guidelines.Learning Team Assignment: Functional Area Interrelationships• Select one organization of the Virtual Organizations from the student Web site.• Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper in which you complete the following:• State the primary reasons for the organization’s existence from an analysis of the mission, vision, values, and goals. Analyze the reason for the type of organizational structure employed by the organization,and identify the key positions that support that organizational structure.
Identify and explain the steps of the collaboration process among the functional areasthat must be employed to achieve organizational goals, and prepare an action plan toimplement the collaboration process. Identify and provide an example of the use of lateral collaboration and verticalcollaboration within the organization, and prepare an action plan to use lateral andvertical collaboration. Identify the key stakeholders and their roles needed to achieve the organizational goals,and recommend the collaborative interactions among the key stakeholders to facilitate theorganization’s success.Individual Assignment: Strategic Plan, Part III: Balanced ScorecardDevelop the strategic objectives for your business in the format of a balanced scorecard.The strategic objectives are measures of attaining your vision and mission. As youdevelop them consider the vision, mission, and values for your business and the outcomesof your SWOTT analysis. Consider the following four quadrants of the balancedscorecard when developing your strategic objectives: Shareholder Value or Financial Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas suchas: Market shareRevenues and costsProfitabilityCompetitive position Customer Value Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as:• Customer retention or turnover• Customer satisfaction• Customer value Process or Internal Operations Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as: Measure of process performance• Productivity or productivity improvement• Operations metrics Learning and Growth (Employee) Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas suchas: Employee satisfaction• Employee turnover or retention• Level of organizational capability• Nature of organizational culture or climate• Technological innovation Develop at least three strategic objectives for each of the following four balancedscorecard areas identified above (Financial, Customer, Process, Learning and Growth).Your objectives should be selected, in part, based on an evaluation of a number ofpotential alternatives to the issues and/or opportunities identified in the SWOTT Analysispaper and table you completed in Week Three. Base your solutions on a ranking ofalternative solutions that includes an identification of potential risks and mitigation plans,and a stakeholder analysis that includes mitigation and contingency strategies. Youshould also incorporate the ethical implications of your solutions into your selection. For each strategic objective, develop a metric and target using a balanced scorecardformat. (For example, a strategic objective in the shareholder or Financial Perspective is
to increase market share. A metric to actually measure this strategic objective of marketshare increase is, "The percentage of increase in market share." The target is the specificnumber to be achieved in a particular time period. The target for the metric of "Increasemarket share" could be "Increase market share by 2% for each of the next 3 years" of anincrease of 2% per year for 3 years.) Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary that explains your critical thinking on how youderived your objectives from your vision, mission, values, and SWOTT analysis.Format paper according to APA guidelines.Learning Team Assignment: Communication Plan Outline Develop a generic communications plan and template. This template will be used todevelop a communication plan for your Final Strategic Plan, due in Week Five.Individual Assignment: Final Strategic Plan and PresentationResources: Vision, mission, values, SWOTT analysis, balanced scorecards, andcommunication planWrite a 700- to 1,050-word section for your strategic plan in which you add yourstrategies and tactics to implement and realize your strategic objectives, measures, andtargets. Include marketing and information technology strategies and tactics. Develop atleast three methods to monitor and control your proposed strategic plan, being sure toanalyze how the measures will advance organizational goals financially andoperationally. Finally, recommend actions needed to address ethical, legal, and regulatoryissues faced by the organization, and how they can improve corporate citizenship.Combine your completed strategic plan. This includes the vision, mission, values,SWOTT analysis, balanced scorecard, and communication plan. Your consolidated finalstrategic plan should be 2,800 to 4,200 words in length.Prepare three to five Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, in which you briefly outline thevision, mission, values, and balanced scorecard that you have developed for yourbusiness.