Strategy Concentration

The Strategy Concentration is designed to equip you with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management that are essential to a career in consulting and beneficial to a leadership role in any field. Courses are analytical and focus on senior management decisions that enhance profit maximization while taking into account the competitive response to those decisions.

*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change; not all courses are offered every year.  Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.  

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
Corporate Strategy 2

Electives—choose ten credit hours for the following

Course Title Credits
The Future of Energy Markets in a Low Carbon Economy 2
Financial Analysis of ESG Data 2
Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social and Governance Issues 2
Managing the Global Enterprise 2
Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship 2
Corporate Valuation 2
Strategic Alignment of Human Capital 2
Innovation Strategy 2
Health Care Quality Improvement 2
Operations Strategy 2
Health Care Economics Policy 2
Health Care Finance and Accounting 2
Mergers and Acquisitions 2
Leading Change 2
Controversies and Debates in Business, Management and Society 2
Consulting for Strategy and Operations Projects 4
Writing a Business Plan 2
Launching the Venture 2
Marketing Strategy 2
Internet Marketing 1
Pricing Strategies 2
Strategic Management of Technology 2
Game Theory and Business Strategy 2


Strategy-related Project Courses and independent studies do not count toward the 12-hour requirement in the Strategy Concentration unless approved by the subject-area faculty head.