Strategy, Minor

The strategy minor is open to undergraduate business students with any major or concentration. The curriculum develops students’ ability to assume the role of a general manager and to think constructively about the strategic focus and direction of an organization, as well as its relative competitive strengths and weaknesses. Broad topics include the appropriate criteria and processes for general management decision making, especially under conditions of uncertainty; strategies a firm can follow in order to gain competitive advantage when entering into, competing within, and exiting from individual markets and how these strategies interact when the firm competes in several markets; and the optimal boundaries of the firm—the advantages and disadvantages its unique history and resources give it. The strategy minor may be of particular interest for students who plan to pursue careers in general management, management consulting, new venture management, venture capital, corporate planning, and investment banking.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

STRT 4501Strategy in Action4
or INTB 4202 Executing Global Strategy


Complete three of the following:12
Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Business Model Innovation for Entrepreneurs
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Mergers and Acquisitions
Competing to Win in Emerging Markets
Marketing Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Management Consulting in Organizations
The Consulting Environment
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management
Strategic Analysis and Decision Making

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor