West Virginia University at Parkersburg
College, Chamber of Commerce combine to offer "real world" classroom experience
CONTACT: Sy Sarkarat, Chair of Business and Economics Division, 304-424-8289.
George Kellenberger, President of Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, 304-422-3588.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a “real world” strategic management class as part of a joint partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The college’s Business and Economics Division is offering GBUS 440 Business Policy on Thursday evenings during the spring semester.
The Business Policy capstone course combines traditional instruction with the experiences of local business leaders who serve as guest lecturers. The course is a broad introduction of the Foundation in Strategic Management practices and techniques exercised by local businesses leaders in managing their future.
“The objective of the course is to provide future and current business leaders of the community and area residents with the practical aspect of strategic management combined with core topics and current issues in the field,” said Sy Sarkarat, chair of the college’s Business and Economics Division.
“The guest business lecturers will share their experiences and expertise to bring the practical application of economic development into focus,” noted George Kellenberger, Chamber president.
Topics of the guest instructors will include “Introduction to Foundations of Strategic Management,” Charles L. "Chip" Pickering of Pickering Associates; “The Internal Environment and Strategic Direction,” Gerard El Chaar, Vice President of Distribution, Coldwater Creek; “Business Strategy,” Michael Hastings, General Manager, Benson International, Mineral Wells; “Corporate Strategy,” Shawn Draper, Vice President of Marketing, Woodcraft; ”Strategies in an International Context,” Doug Kreinik, Owner and Secretary/Treasurer, Kreinik Manufacturing, and “Strategic Control and Restructuring,” Steve Parks, Executive Director, Wood County Habitat for Humanity.
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