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Strategy Specialization Description

The goal of a successful strategy is the alignment of a firm’s internal resources and capabilities with external market opportunities to sustain an advantage relative to rivals.  The strategy specialization is designed for students who will pursue careers in strategy consulting or corporate strategic planning departments.  Careers oriented toward general business management,  entrepreneurship, and investment banking also will benefit from greater depth in strategy coursework.  The courses in this specialization provide students with cutting-edge theories and practice on such topics as value creation and capture, external analysis of industries, internal analysis of a firm’s competitive strengths and weaknesses, competitive positioning, multimarket and corporate strategy, strategic decision-making, and strategy implementation.

Academic Advisor: Professor Melissa Schilling

Course List

REQUIRED: Full-Time students who select the Strategy specialization must also complete COR1-GB.2301: Strategy in addition to 9.0 credits from the list below.

FINC-GB.2304 (B40.2304) Restructuring Firms and Industries
INFO-GB.2318 (B20.2318) Digital Strategy
INFO-GB.3155 (B20.3155) Global Sourcing and Open Innovation
INFO-GB.3355 (B20.3355) Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing
INTA-GB.2306 (B55.2306) Business Drivers of Industries
MGMT-GB.2176 (B65.2176) Corporate Governance
MGMT-GB.2185 (B65.2185) Globalization: A Cross-Functional Perspective
MGMT-GB.2313 (B65.2313) The Strategist
MGMT-GB.2327 (B65.2327) Managing the Growing Company
MGMT-GB.2340 (B65.2340) Global Strategy
MGMT-GB.2353 (B65.2353) Managing Change
MGMT-GB.2366 (B65.2366) International Social Impact Strategies
MGMT-GB.2368 (B65.2368) Strategy with a Social Purpose
MGMT-GB.2370 (B65.2370) Strategic Design
MGMT-GB.2375 (B65.2375) Advanced Strategy: Tools
MGMT-GB.2383 (B65.2383) Strategic Talent Management
MGMT-GB.3105 (B65.3105) Consulting Practice: Processes & Problem-Solving
MGMT-GB.3140 (B65.3140) Moneyball for Managers: Strategizing in a Complex World
MGMT-GB.3155 (B65.3155) Technology Innovation Strategy
MGMT-GB.3319 (B65.3319) Strategies: Mergers and Acquisitions
MGMT-GB.3323 (B65.3323) Game Theory
MGMT-GB.3328 (B65.3328) Advanced Strategic Analysis
MGMT-GB.3356 (B65.3356) Managing by Design
MKTG-GB.2153 (B70.2153) Pricing
MKTG-GB.2353 (B70.2353) Pricing
MKTG-GB.2361 (B70.2361) Competitive Strategy in the Marketplace
OPMG-GB.3355 (B60.3355) Operations Strategy
OPMG-GB.3357 (B60.3357) Service Operations and Strategy

Maximum of 3 credits from this set:
ECON-GB.2110 (B30.2110) Economics of Healthcare
ECON-GB.2119 (B30.2119) Entertainment and Media: Markets and Economics
ECON-GB.2345 (B30.2345) The Business of Social and Other Networks
ECON-GB.2360 (B30.2360) Sports Economics
FINC-GB.2310 (B40.2310) Managing Financial Businesses
MKTG-GB.2119 (B70.2119) Entertainment and Media Industries
MKTG-GB.2315 (B70.2315) Business of Broadcast & Cable TV

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.