To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets both traditional and emerging. The way in which organizations attempt to develop such competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through case analyses, and considers the basic direction and goals of an organization, the environment (social, political, technological, economic, and global factors), industry and market structure, and organizational strengths and weaknesses. The emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of strategy in different types of firms across industries.

Prerequisites: course work in accounting and two other functional areas; a B or higher grade in EXPO E-34 or a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills. (4 credits)

MGMT E-5000 Strategic Management (13760)
Fall term 2013
Margaret C. Andrews, MS, Associate Provost, Hult International Business School Associate Dean for Management Programs, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University.
Dayna J. Catropa, EdM, Associate Director, Research and Marketing Programs, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University.
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Limited enrollment.