Strategy Specialization

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

Full-time students who select the Strategy specialization must also complete COR1-GB.2301: Strategy (or equivalent) in addition to 9.0 credits from the list below:
Course Number     Course Title
INTA-GB.2306 Business Drivers: An Analytical Framework 
MGMT-GB.2113 The Strategist
MGMT-GB.2313 The Strategist
MGMT-GB.2327 Managing the Growing Company
MGMT-GB.2339 Strategic Ownership
MGMT-GB.2340 Global Strategy
MGMT-GB.2368 Strategy: A Social Purpose
MGMT-GB.2370 Strategic Design
MGMT-GB.2375 Advanced Strategy: Tools
MGMT-GB.3306 Consulting Practice: Processes & Problem-Solving
MGMT-GB.3140 Moneyball for Managers: Strategizing in a Complex World
MGMT-GB.3155 Technology Innovation Strategy
MGMT-GB.3323 Game Theory
MGMT-GB.3328 Advanced Strategic Analysis
MGMT-GB.3335 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MGMT-GB.3339 Endless Frontier Lab
MGMT-GB.3356 Design Thinking for Managers

Maximum of 3 credits from this set:
Course Number     Course Title
BSPA-GB.2115  Political Risk Analysis
BSPA-GB.2176 Corporate Governance & Stakeholder Activism*
ECON-GB.2110 The Business of Health & Medical Care
ECON-GB.2112 Economics and Management of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
ECON-GB.2114 Healthcare Economics & Strategy
ECON-GB.2119 Entertainment and Media: Markets and Economics
ECON-GB.2345 The Business of Platforms, Networks, and Two-sided Markets         
ECON-GB.2348 Public Policy and Business Strategy
ECON-GB.2360 Sports Economics
FINC-GB.2304 Restructuring Firms and Industries*
FINC-GB.2310 Managing Financial Businesses
FINC-GB.3125 Corporate Strategy and Finance in Entertainment and Media
INFO-GB.2318 Digital Strategy
INFO-GB.2332 Managing a High Tech Company: The CEO perspective
INFO-GB.3155 Global Sourcing and Open Innovation*
INFO-GB.3355 Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing*
INTA-GB.2114 Political Risk Analysis
INTA-GB.2307 Tech Industry Drivers: An Analytical Framework
MGMT-GB.2105 Strategic Management of AI
MGMT-GB.2140 Strategic Management of Global Risk*
MGMT-GB.2185 The Globalization of Business Enterprise*
MGMT-GB.2353 Managing Change*
MGMT-GB.2366 Global Social Impact Strategy*
MGMT-GB.3319 Strategies: Mergers and Acquisitions*
MGMT-GB.2383 Strategic Talent Management*
MKTG-GB.2119 Entertainment and Media Industries
MKTG-GB.2353 Pricing*
MKTG-GB.2355 Retail Strategy & Analytics
MKTG-GB.2370 New Products
MKTG-GB.2375 Retail Strategy
MKTG-GB.3152 Strategy in Technology Intensive Industries
OPMG-GB.2360  Real Estate Development & Entrepreneurship
OPMG-GB.3357 Service Operations and Strategy*

*For students beginning the MBA program during or after Spring 2019, this course is now part of the "Maximum of 3 credits from this set" section.
For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.