A career in strategic planning involves helping a corporation design a path to growth and profitability amidst competition and constant change. The strategic planner's role consists of helping the organization to gather, analyze, and organize information. They track industry and competitive trends, develop forecasting models and scenario analysis, examine strategic performance, spot emerging market opportunities, identify business threats, look for novel strategic solutions, and develop creative action plans. Strategic planning involves understanding what the organization’s current strategy is, what has been tried in the past, and what it will be in the future.
Please note that the Katz Graduate School of Business requires students pursuing a concentration in Strategy to select a second area of concentration. Strategy may not stand alone as a sole area of concentration.
Katz alumni research shows that MBA students who choose the Strategy concentration are hired in the following areas:
- Management Consulting
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Summer (15 credits)
A foundational approach to business fundamentals.
Fall (18 credits)
Program refinement based on goals and concentration.
Spring (18 credits)
Leadership development and articulation of personal brand and mastery in all facets of business operations.
|BSPP 2409 Strategic Management||1.5|
|BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone||3|
|BSPP 2060 Independent Study in Strategic Planning and Policy||varies|
|BSEO 2511 Management of Strategic Alliances 1|
|BSEO 2525 Competitive Intelligence||1.5|
|BSEO 2543 Acquisition and Divestment|
|BSEO 2531 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation||3|
|BFIN 2030 Valuation 1||1.5|
|BFIN 2130 Valuation 2||1.5|
|BFIN 2031 Creating Value through Restructuring||1.5|
|BQOM 2533 Global Supply Chain Management||3|
|BOAH 2532 Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change 1||1.5|
|2111 Technical Strategy and Intelligence|
|2023 Project Course in Strategy|