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Dr. Isaac Wanasika, Professor

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"I joined the teaching profession because I wanted to be at the center and a catalyst for connecting business practice and new knowledge."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management – New Mexico State University, 2009

Career Highlights:

  • 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.

Link to share:

www.linkedin.com/in/isaacwanasika

In which online program do you teach?

MBA – General

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.

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