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. (4 credits)
course work in accounting and two other functional areas. Proof of English proficiency is required of students whose native language is not English.
Fall term 2014, Section 1 (13351)
Joseph W. Chevarley, MPA. Lecturer on Management, Northeastern University.
G. Timothy Bowman, MBA. Executive Dean for Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.
Class times: Thursdays, on campus with online option available, in Maxwell Dworkin G125 beginning Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm. Final class meeting Dec. 18. Meets on campus in Maxwell Dworkin G115 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 am-4 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Note: This course is taught in a hybrid model, with an intensive—and mandatory—two-day residency and online option lectures. The course begins with online option lectures beginning Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm. Students who do not attend these lectures on campus are required to participate via live chat during the regular class meeting time. The on-campus session follows, Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 am-4 pm. The remaining sessions are conducted as online option lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus session, Sept. 27-28. There is an optional reception on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6:30-8 pm.
Fall term 2014, Section 2 (13350)
Mohsin Habib, PhD. Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 3 (14619)
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 4 (14638)
Class times: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Mohsin Habib, PhD. Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Class times: Mondays-Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, 1-4 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 1 (23207)
Joseph W. Chevarley, MPA. Lecturer on Management, Northeastern University.
G. Timothy Bowman, MBA. Executive Dean for Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.
Class times: Thursdays on campus with online option available beginning Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm. Final class meeting May 14. On campus Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 am-4 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Note: This course is taught in a hybrid model, with an intensive—and mandatory—two-day residency and online option lectures. The course begins with online option lectures beginning Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm. Students who do not attend these lectures on campus are required to participate via live chat during the regular class meeting time. The on-campus session follows, Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 am-4 pm. The remaining sessions are conducted as online option lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus session, Feb. 21-22. There is an optional reception on Friday, Feb. 20, from 6:30-8 pm.
Spring term 2015, Section 2 (23540)
Class times: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.