Strategic Management, MBA

This major provides students with a deep grounding in the basic logic of competitive advantage, premised on a careful analytical treatment of the distinct qualities and positions of individual firms and an understanding of broader competitive dynamics. This background positions students well for guiding strategy at both established and emerging enterprises, as well as preparing them for positions with consulting firms that work with firms in setting their strategies.

Curriculum

A minimum of 19 course units is required for graduation.

Strategic Management Major Requirements
The Strategic Management major requires four course units beyond the required Management core requirements.
Management Core Requirements:
Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
Managing Established Enterprises
Management of Emerging Enterprises
Select 3-4 course units from the following:3-4
Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure
Managing Strategic Partnerships
Value Creation and Value Capture in American Business History
Deals: The Economic Structure of Transacting and Contracting
Corporate Development: Mergers and Acquisitions
Technology Strategy
Strategic Implementation
Managerial Economics and Game Theory
Entrepreneurship
Advanced Global Strategy
Advanced Study Project - Strategic Management
Seminar in Corporate Strategy
Select up to 1 course unit from the following: 11
Environmental Management: Law and Policy
Political Environment of the Multinational Firm
Corporate Diplomacy
Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise
Strategic Management of Human Assets
Managing Organizational Change
Change, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Advanced Study Project - Collaborative Innovation Program
Marketing Strategy
Electives
Select 5.5 course units of electives5.5
MBA Core Requirements9.5
Total Course Units19

MBA Core Requirements

Accounting
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting
Finance 1
Corporate Finance
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance (Half CU)
Macroeconomics
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
Legal Studies
LGST 611Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 612 Responsibility in Business
Microeconomics
MGEC 611Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 612Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
Management
MGMT 610Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 611Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 612 Management of Emerging Enterprises
Marketing
MKTG 611Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 612Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 613 Strategic Marketing Simulation
OIDD
Select one unit of the following:0.5
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Innovation
Operations Strategy
Enabling Technologies
Managerial Decision Making
Statistics
STAT 613Regression Analysis for Business 21
or STAT 621 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 611Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: "Pitching your Business"
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.