MBA Required Curriculum (1st Year)

Strategy

The objective of this course is to help students develop the skills for formulating strategy. It provides an understanding of:

  • A firm's operative environment and how to sustain competitive advantage.
  • How to generate superior value for customers by designing the optimum configuration of the product mix and functional activities.
  • How to balance the opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes in industry attractiveness and competitive position.

Students learn to:

  • Develop a mastery of a body of analytical tools and the ability to take an integrative point of view.
  • Use these tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries and competitors, predict competitive behavior, and analyze how firms develop and sustain competitive advantage over time.

Particular attention is paid to competitive positioning; understanding comparative costs; and addressing issues such as cannibalization, network externalities, and globalization.

MBA Elective Curriculum (2nd Year)

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Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Competing Globally Juan Alcacer Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Contemporary South Asia: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social & Economic Problems (University-wide Course) Tarun Khanna Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy David J. Collis, Raffaella Sadun Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Japan; Tohoku: The World's Test Market for Authentic Entrepreneurship Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2016 J 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management ) Rebecca M. Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy and Technology David B. Yoffie Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0