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Saint MBA599 all discussion fall 2014 (3 versions of each discussion)

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Question;Module 1 Discussion;Examine the five mission;statements by completing Learning Exercise B on p. 59 in your text. Using the;Characteristics of a Mission Statement" identified in Table 3;identify (1) what you believe is the best of the five mission statements and (2);the one you find most inspiring and why. Post your response to the Discussion;Board no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. By Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT, find two fellow students' posts that;selected different "best" mission statements and discuss why you;agree or disagree using David's assessment criteria.;Module 2 Discussion;Prepare EFE and CPM matrixes for;Disney's Parks and Resorts division. Use Universal Studios and Six Flags for;competitors in the CPM.;Using the EFE and CPM data, as well as your own analysis, describe how Disney;is responding to its external environment, including its direct competitors.;Make sure to use important details of from your EFE and CPM results and your;critical reflections to draw conclusions. Post your analysis and conclusions in;narrative form no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Find at least two students whose conclusions bring new levels of understanding;to your view on Disney?s external responsiveness or conclusions where you might;disagree. Post a response to two students including an explanation of the value;of their contribution to your understanding or where you would ?respectfully?;disagree no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Module 3 Discussion;Prepare IFE and Financial Ratios;for Disney's Parks and Resorts division. For the Financial Ratios make sure to;use the revenue statement and balance sheet in the exercise portion of the;chapter.;Using the IFE and Financial Ratios, as well as your own analysis, describe how;Disney is performing internally. Make sure to use important details from your;IFE and Financial Ratio results and your critical reflections to draw;conclusions. Post your analysis and conclusions in narrative form no;later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. Make sure to include key data from;your exercises.;Find at least two students whose conclusions bring new levels of understanding;to your view on Disney?s internal performance or conclusions where you might;disagree. Post a response to two students including an explanation of the value;of their contribution to your understanding or where you would ?respectfully?;disagree no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Module 4 Discussion;Complete Learning Exercise E on p.;177.;Post your results no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Review your classmates' answers and find two answers that differ from;yours on any of the company examples. Post a response to;those classmates as to why their or your answer is more accurate or may;need to be reconsidered no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Module 5 Discussion;You will begin by creating a SWOT;and BCG matrix. For the SWOT, follow Steps 1-2 of Learning Exercise A on pp.;215-216 in your text. Then, prepare a SWOT matrix for Disney?s Parks and;Resorts Division. For the BCG, use the information in exercise E on p. 217 in;your text to prepare a BCG matrix for Disney locating each division where you;believe it represents its position relative to market share and growth.;When complete with both exercises, write a short narrative (one page or less;single space) of your key conclusions from (1) your SWOT analysis of Disney;(2) your BCG work on Disney. In addition, include your conclusions on the Parks;and Resorts division of Disney as a result of its position in the BCG and the;results of SWOT. Make clear recommendations for Disney?s Parks and Resorts;based on integrating the work from the above models.;Post your analysis and conclusions in narrative form to the Discussion Board no;later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Review your classmates' posts and find two whose conclusions bring new levels;of understanding to your view on Disney's external responsiveness, or;conclusions where you might disagree. Post a response to those classmates;including an explanation of the value of their contribution to your;understanding or where you would ?respectfully? disagree no later than;Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Module 6 Discussion;Complete Learning Exercise D on p.;349 in your textbook. When complete, select the one ethical choice/example;(from the list) that you struggled with in terms of determining whether it is;ethical or not. Write a short narrative stating which scenario was the most;difficult to decide, how you made you final decision.;Post your narrative to the Discussion Board no later than Thursday;11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Review your classmates' answers and find two with which you do not agree.;Explain how these classmates might revisit their ethical determination based on;your perspective no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. Monitor;their responses to see if (a) they changed your mind or (b) you still;respectfully disagree.;Module 7 Discussion;Complete Exercise A, Steps 1-3, on;pp. 297-298 of your text. Create a product positioning map only for;the "Parks and Resorts" division of Disney. Using information from;the case, the PPM, and your research, write a brief narrative to state your;strategic recommendations for Disney relative to the competitors in this;segment of Disney's business. Post your narrative to the Discussion Board no;later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Examine fellow student's posts and find two that added to your insight on;Disney's position or included conclusions you may not agree with. Respond to;those posts no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Module 8 Discussion;Complete the executive overview;for your case. This should be limited to no more than two single-spaced pages.;Post to the Discussion Board no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.;Read your classmates' executive overviews. Find one for which you;completely understood the challenges for that company and the recommended;strategy. Post what you saw valuable in terms of that student?s work. For your;second post, find an executive overview for which you did not entirely;understand the conclusions or strategic direction for the company. Ask a;question or make a suggestion to your classmate on how to improve his or;her overview. Post both responses no later than Sunday 11:59 PM;EST/EDT.;Note to students: While Thursday and Sunday are deadlines for this work;the earlier in the module you participate the more you have to gain from;learning from each other.

 

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