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)

Fall term 2013, Section 1 (13760)
Margaret C. Andrews, MS, Associate Provost, Hult International Business School.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.

Fall term 2013, Section 2 (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.
Thursdays on campus with online option available beginning Sept. 5, 5:30-7:30 pm; on campus Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 am-4 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,050.

Limited enrollment.

This course is taught in a hybrid model, with an intensive—and mandatory—two-day residency and ten online option lectures. The course begins with three online option lectures beginning Thursday, September 5, 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, September 28, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, September 29, 9 am-4 pm. The remaining seven sessions are conducted as online option lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus session, September 28-29. There is an optional reception on Friday, September 27, from 6:30-8 pm.

Fall term 2013, Section 3 (13350)
Mohsin Habib, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Wednesdays beginning Sept. 4, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

January session 2014 (23354)
Mohsin Habib, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
1-4 pm, beginning Monday, Jan. 6. Week 1: M, T, W, Th. Week 2: M, T, W, Th. Week 3: T, W, Th.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

Admission to this section is based on a B or higher grade in EXPO E/S-34 from summer 2013 or earlier, or on a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills taken by Dec. 8, 2013.

Spring term 2014, 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.
Thursdays on campus with online option available beginning Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm; on campus Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Feb. 23, 9 am-4 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,050.

Limited enrollment.

This course is taught in a hybrid model, with an intensive—and mandatory—two-day residency and ten online option lectures. The course begins with three online option lectures beginning Thursday, January 30, 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, February 22, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, February 23, 9 am-4 pm. The remaining seven sessions are conducted as online option lectures. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus session, February 22-23. There is an optional reception on Friday, February 21, from 6:30-8 pm.

Spring term 2014, Section 2 (23206)
Mohsin Habib, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

Spring term 2014, Section 3 (23540)
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.