Two-Year MBA: Strategy

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
  • Entrepreneurship

Courses

Year One, Fall (15 credits)

A foundational approach to business fundamentals.

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 1.5
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5

Year One, Spring (15 credits)

Program refinement based on goals and concentration.

Course Credits
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies in Manufacturing and Operations Management 1.5
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics and Social Performance 1.5

Recommended Electives

Course Credits
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  

 

Year Two, Fall and Spring (30 credits)

Leadership development and articulation of personal brand and mastery in all facets of business operations.

Course Credits
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 3

Recommended Electives

Course Credits
BSPP 2060 Independent Study in Strategic Planning and Policy varies
2111 Technical Strategy and Intelligence  
2023 Project Course in Strategy  
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

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