Concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership
Consulting, operations, entrepreneurship, family business, strategy -- these are some of the careers supported by the strategic management and leadership concentration. There are several key features to the curriculum that will benefit you in your management career:
- The curriculum is practical. Course content is dictated by the skills and knowledge sets you need to succeed in a management career rather than by traditional academic interests.
- Course delivery is sequenced to synchronize the timing of your management training to the timing of your job search. Technical skills useful in summer internships and initial interviews are emphasized early in the curriculum and more complex integrative skills are developed later as you approach job site visits and graduation.
- The curriculum structure allows Freeman to deliver more focused, topically oriented courses, and allows you greater flexibility in choosing electives.
This is a distinct advantage of the Freeman School's management curriculum. Courses tie your training more tightly to the needs of the companies that recruit you, and hence, more tightly to your interests as you face a competitive job market.
Curriculum in Strategic Management and Leadership
Students may earn a concentration in strategic management and leadership by completing 12 credit hours from the following courses:
INFO 7300 Platform Strategy (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7100 Corporate and Cooperative Strategy (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7110 Negotiations (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7120 Competition and Strategy (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7140 New Product Development in the Hospitality Industry (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7150 Environment, Society, and Capitalism (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7210 Management of Technology and Innovation (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7250 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
MGMT 7320 Executive Leadership (3 credit hours)
Students pursuing the strategic management and leadership concentration are encouraged to take Marketing Planning and Implementation for Practice of Management II (MGMT 6220) and Strategic Consulting for Practice of Management III (MGMT 6230). For students interested in pursuing a double concentration in strategic management and leadership and marketing, Negotiations (MGMT 7110) can count toward both concentrations.