Take a look at the mission statement of your school’s athletic department. Does it accurately explain a specific vision, a mission, and goals? If not, how could it be changed so it would address these areas?

1. Choose a specific NCAA Division II athletic department, and explain how this department would utilize the first two steps of the strategic management process. Imagine that the school you have chosen is deciding whether to remain in Division II or switch to a different classification. Apply the elements of Step 2 to help the managers understand the various factors they need to consider in making this decision.

2. Identify and explain the third step in the strategic management process, and describe how the decision about switching divisions outlined in the previous question could be addressed by implementing this step.