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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Integrated Enterprise Management
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Version 1 or 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the personal and teamwork skills required to align the functions and members of the enterprise with operational and organizational goals; apply these skills when considering differing perspectives, varying enterprise and functional needs, the multiple needs of enterprise members, and external factors; examine existing strategies in the context of a global environment; and identify key issues and prepare alternatives to improve operations.
Three-hour, capstone examination, involving multiple choice items and cases covering the personal and teamwork skills required in choosing among alternatives for effective integrated enterprise management. Major content areas and related topics include: Personal Skills Necessary for the Individual to Succeed in an Integrated Enterprise - personal characteristics, communication skills, and information technology familiarity; Teamwork Skills and Making Change Happen - leadership, operation, team as an organization, accomplishing change, and project management; Functions and Their Integration within the Enterprise - understanding business processes that require interaction and integration, identifying appropriate interactions that relate to the business processes and activities, understanding of another function's perspective, and recognition of integration mechanisms; Enterprise - vision and mission, strategic goals and critical success factors, strategic decisions, issues that affect strategy, and measurement of success; Enterprise in the Environment - global, domestic, environmental, stakeholder influences, and competition; Enterprise Through Time - operation within each phase: start-up, growth, maturity, and decline; transition between phases; and demand and technology changes. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of Delivering Products and Services, Designing Products and Processes, Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals, and Identifying and Creating Demand.)
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Strategic Management or Business Policy in Business, Business Administration, or Management. For this examination, when paired with Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Strategic Management, Business Policy, or Operations Strategy in Business, Business Administration, or Management (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: For the credit recommendation of 3 semester hours, this examination and Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.