Strategic Management

This major provides students with a deep grounding in the basic logic of competitive advantage, premised on a careful analytical treatment of the distinct qualities and positions of individual firms and an understanding of broader competitive dynamics. This background would position students well for guiding strategy at both established and emerging enterprises, as well as prepare them for positions with consulting firms that work with firms in setting their strategies.

Requirements for the Major

Only one credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted toward the major.

MGMT 611 Managing the Established Enterprise
OR
MGMT 612 Managing the Emerging Enterprise

Course requirements for a Strategic Management major include four credit units from the following:

  1. At least three credit units must come from the following list:*
    MGMT 653  Field Application Project
    MGMT 701  Strategy and Competitive Advantage
    MGMT 711  Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure
    MGMT 714  American Business History
    MGMT 717  Deals: The Economic Structure of Transacting and Contracting
    MGMT 721  Corporate Development: Mergers and Acquisitions
    MGMT 731  Technology Strategy (.5 cu)
    MGMT 782  Strategic Implementation
    MGMT 784  Managerial Economics and Game Theory (.5 cu)
    MGMT 801  Entrepreneurship (.5 cu)
    MGMT 871  Multinational Business Strategy**
    MGMT 891  Advanced Study Project in Strategic Management
    MGMT 925  Seminar in Corporate Strategy (only with permission)

    Note:
    *At most one credit unit can come from MGMT 653 and MKTG 890. MGMT 691 does not count towards the Strategic Management major.

    **Courses may not be offered in 2014-2015.
     
  2. You may only count up to one credit unit from the following list:*
    LGST 815              Environmental Law: Management and Policy
    MGMT 715            Political Environment of the Multinational Firm (.5 cu)
    MGMT 720            Corporate Diplomacy**
    MGMT 751            Strategic Management of Human Assets (.5 cu)
    MGMT 773            Managing Organizational Change
    MGMT 802            Innovation, Change & Entrepreneurship (.5 cu)
    MKTG 777             Marketing Strategy
    MKTG 890             Global Consulting Practicum (1.5 cu) (if approved by Strategy Advisor)
    OPIM 666              Information/Industry Structure and Competitive Strategy (.5 cu)
    OPIM/MGMT 690  Managerial Decision Making

    Note:
    * At most one credit unit can come from MGMT 653 and MKTG 890. MGMT 691 does not count towards the Strategic Management major. Global Modular Courses with a significant Strategic Management focus may be counted toward the major.

    ** Courses may not be offered in 2014-2015.

Advisor: Adrian Tschoegl (telephone: 215.898.1149; email tschoegl@wharton.upenn.edu)