Dr. Isaac Wanasika, Professor
"I joined the teaching profession because I wanted to be at the center and a catalyst for connecting business practice and new knowledge."
- Ph.D. in Strategic Management – New Mexico State University, 2009
- Published in the "Journal of World Business," "Journal of Managerial Issues," and other journals and book chapters.
- Presented at national and international business conferences including the Academy of Management.
- Co-author of forthcoming textbook, "Snapshots of Great Leadership."
- Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Europe.
- Won teaching and research awards.
- Has done consulting work for the State Department, U.S. Government.
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In which online program do you teach?
Which class do you teach online?
Strategic Management (Capstone)
What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?
- Develop conceptual skills so that you are able to integrate the knowledge gained in earlier core courses in the MBA program
- Develop skills in conducting strategic analyses of businesses in a variety of industries and competitive situations
- Gain an understanding of the competitive challenges of a global market environment
- Analyze a firm's current strategy and whether or not it will attain competitive advantages that are sustainable
- Create a firm’s strategy and recommend how it may be implemented
- Effectively communicate complex organizational issues to a wide variety of audiences and forums
What types of projects can online students expect in your course?
- Case studies
- Research papers
- Business news events
- Discussion boards
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Those considering online instruction must be self-driven and conscientious. They should be prepared to do the reading carefully and understand the content correctly.
Why did you start teaching?
I joined the teaching profession because I wanted to be at the center of—and a catalyst for—connecting business practice and new knowledge.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations" by Thomas L. Friedman
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.
I have lived in seven countries and have not lived in any one state for more than ten years.Back to All Faculty