MBA Strategic Management

Requirements for Class of 2021 – below
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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. A total of 5.0 cu is required for the major. Only one credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted toward the major.

Course requirements for a Strategic Management Major

Students are required to take 1.0 cu from the following list:

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

AND 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 712  –  Managing Strategic Partnerships (0.5 cu)
    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
    MGMT 782  –  Strategic Implementation
    MGMT 784  –  Managerial Economics and Game Theory (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 801  –  Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 871  –  Advanced Global Strategy
    MGMT 891  –  Advanced Study Project in Strategic Management
    MGMT 925  –  Seminar in Corporate Strategy (only with permission)
  2. You may only count up to one credit unit from the following list:*
    FNCE 785/LAW 542 – Business Strategy, Private Equity and Corporate Law
    LGST 815    –  Environmental Law: Management and Policy
    MGMT 715  –  Political Environment of the Multinational Firm (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 720  –  Corporate Diplomacy
    MGMT 729  –  Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 751  –  Strategic Management of Human Assets
    MGMT 773  –  Managing Organizational Change
    MGMT 802  –  Innovation, Change & Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 892  –  Collaborative Innovation Program
    MKTG 777  –  Marketing Strategy

*At most one credit unit can come from MGMT 653. Global Modular Courses with a significant Strategic Management focus may be counted toward the major.

Advisor: Allison Elias (for current Wharton Students only, Prospective students should contact the Admissions office)
Telephone: 215.898.1149

For additional information or to apply visit the MBA website.