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Strategy Electives. STR 815Corporate Strategy and Post-Merger Integration (2 sections) STR 887Strategy Seminar (2 sections) STR 897Investigations into the Nature of Strategy (2 sections) STR 8044The Consulting Process STR 8305Strategic Thinking: Integrating East and West

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Strategy electives

Strategy Electives

  • STR 815Corporate Strategy and Post-Merger Integration (2 sections)

  • STR 887Strategy Seminar (2 sections)

  • STR 897Investigations into the Nature of Strategy (2 sections)

  • STR 8044The Consulting Process

  • STR 8305Strategic Thinking: Integrating East and West

  • STR 8310Competitive Dynamics

  • STR 8435Emerging Medical Technologies

  • STR 8459Corporate Innovation and Design Experience (semester long)

  • STR 8468 Organic Growth: A Challenge for Public Companies

  • CBP 895ADBP: Consulting

  • STR 8484Creativity and Design Thinking


Gbus 815 post merger integration

GBUS 815: Post-Merger Integration

  • Role of acquisitions in corporate strategy

  • Achievement of merger objectives after the “deal is done”

  • Integrating different types of mergers:

    • In-market (industry consolidation)

    • Product/market extensions

    • Diversification

Jay Bourgeois


Gbus 887 strategy seminar

GBUS 887: Strategy Seminar

  • The economics of strategy

  • Competing on capabilities

  • Competition, competitive advantage, and rivalry

  • Strategy as a process

Jay Bourgeois


Gbus 897 investigations into the nature of strategy q2 and q4

GBUS 897: Investigations into the Nature of StrategyQ2 and Q4

  • Purpose is to give students confidence in creating novel strategies

  • Exploration of wide variety of metaphors for strategy from non-business disciplines:

    • Biology

    • Anthropology

    • Military history

    • Experimental game theory

    • Neuroscience

    • Others

Tiha von Ghyczy


Gbus 8310 competitive dynamics seminar

GBUS 8310: Competitive Dynamics Seminar

  • Overview: This advanced strategy seminar provides class participants with an integrative framework and specific analytical tools for understanding how firms interact in the marketplace—within an industry, across industries, and beyond national borders.

    The seminar intends to engage participants on two fronts: bridging application and scholarship, and maximizing the student-centered learning experience.

  • Topics: Analysis of a competitive attack, Prediction of competitive reactions, Dynamic global competition, Competitor analysis, Competition-cooperation

  • Audience: especially useful to those interested in high-level business-strategy consulting, advanced strategic planning and marketing, and industry security analysis, as well as anyone seeking to develop sophisticated competitive thinking

Ming-Jer Chen


Gbus 8305 strategic thinking integrating east and west

GBUS 8305: Strategic Thinking: Integrating East and West

  • Overview: This seminar intends to help participants 1) develop a deep understanding of the strategic concepts and business models underlying foreign (in this case, Chinese) business, based on a thorough knowledge of cultural and institutional differences; 2) use this understanding to think broadly about global enterprise; 3) develop a globally integrative perspective that enables them to conduct business in any part of the world.

  • Topics: China’s re-emergence and its global implications, competition-cooperation, a globally integrative business perspective, a new enterprise framework.

  • Audience: especially useful to those interested in pursuing managerial careers with responsibilities involving international operations or high-level strategic components, and to those interested in strategyconsulting, international business, or business opportunities in Asia.

Ming-Jer Chen


Gbus 8468 organic growth a challenge of public companies

GBUS 8468: Organic Growth: A Challenge of Public Companies

  • Overview: examines the challenges of creating consistent organic growth in public companies. Students will use their knowledge of strategy, operations, finance, marketing, and human resources to focus on growth from a growth manager, an organizational design, and strategy and execution perspectives.

  • Topics: Building A Growth System; Who Are Growth Leaders?; A Growth Experimental Pipeline; Growth Resiliency; Managing The Risks of Growth

  • Audience: designed for those who will

    • either manage, lead, or execute growth inside public companies

    • be consultants creating growth strategies

    • be involved in finding and investing in growth companies

    • be involved as investment bankers in financing growth

Ed Hess


Gbus 8459 corporate innovation and design experience q3 q4

GBUS 8459: Corporate Innovation and Design ExperienceQ3 & Q4

  • Overview: semester long course meeting Tuesday af in Quarters 3 & 4, focused on exploring and using design thinking and innovation principles and tools to accelerate business model innovation. Students will form teams to do a hands-on innovation project aimed at providing user insights, deep concept thinking, and prototypes for specific innovation opportunities to client organizations

  • Topics: Design thinking; business model innovation; user-driven design; visualization techniques; hypothesis generating and testing; prototyping; storytelling

  • Audience: any student interested in developing his or her capacity for innovative thinking in any field or career: especially of interest to those interested in strategy consulting, product management, business development

Jeanne Liedtka


Gbus 8484 creativity and design thinking q3

GBUS 8484: Creativity and Design ThinkingQ3

  • Overview: This course covers much of the same material as 8459, with a greater emphasis on the topic of creativity and without the field project. It is focused on exploring and using design thinking and innovation principles and tools to identify and accelerate innovation opportunities

  • Topics: Design thinking; business model innovation; user-driven design; visualization techniques; hypothesis generating and testing; prototyping; storytelling

  • Audience: any student interested in developing his or her capacity for innovative thinking in any field or career: especially of interest to those interested in strategy consulting, product management, business development

Rachel Brozenske


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