Course Description

This course is a "capstone" seminar in general management. It integrates the knowledge, theories, skills, and techniques derived from the previous courses in this curriculum. Analysis and diagnosis of business problems are applied in order to formulate strategies, tactics, plans, and policies for the improvement of organizational performance. Accomplished through practice in rational and responsible decision-making processes, the course develops a well-defined approach to solving the technical, economic, and human problems of management. A sense of managerial responsibility in and for a democratic society that also asks recognition of and respect for individual, group, employee, and managerial values is stressed. Prior to class, participants will receive a syllabus listing the required textbook and delineating the required readings and case studies.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Analyze and diagnose common business problems to formulate strategies, tactics, plans, and policies to improve organizational performance.
  • Describe a strategic approach to solving the technical, economic, and human problems of management.


This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Course Prerequisites

This course is designed to be the capstone course in the Business Administration program. Participants must complete the following courses or obtain permission from the instructor before enrolling in Business Policy:

  • Principles of Management (XCPD-030)
  • Principles of Marketing (XCPD-031)
  • Business Accounting (XCPD-033)
  • Principles of Finance (XCPD-684)

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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