Strategic Management involves the study of the interdisciplinary nature of upper level management decision-making. Students will use cases, article discussions, and a group project to become familiar with the analysis of industry trends, internal operations, and the external environment.
The course will also incorporate some domestic and international dimensions of strategy formulation and execution. Strategic management is an integrative course designed to introduce students to the ‘big picture’ and draw on their cumulative work and class experience to help them understand the perspective of managing part or all of a company.
Strategy, or managing strategically, has been given some attention in the past as part of a formal planning process reserved for the top echelons of management. More and more corporations, though, are realizing the importance of "strategic thinking" at every level of the organization.
The principles and capabilities students develop in this course should be applicable in any career they undertake, at any level of participation.