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

Number Course Title
Credits
425 Game Theory and Business Strategy
2
526 Corporate Strategy
2

Electives—choose eight credit hours for the following
Number Course Title
Credits
420 The Future of Energy Markets in a Low Carbon Economy
2
421 Financial Analysis of ESG Data
2
423 Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social and Governance Issues
2
426 Managing the Global Enterprise
2
428 Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship
2
432A Corporate Valuation
2
440 Strategic Alignment of Human Capital
2
449 Innovation Strategy
2
459C/D Health Care Quality Improvement
2
475 Operations Strategy
2
503 Health Care Economics Policy
2
507 Health Care Finance and Accounting
2
530 Mergers and Acquisitions
2
540 Leading Change
2
544 Controversies and Debates in Business, Management and Society
2
550A/B Consulting for Strategy and Operations Projects
4
554B Writing a Business Plan
2
554D Launching the Venture
2
560 Marketing Strategy
2
565 Internet Marketing
1
568 Pricing Strategies
2
572 Strategic Management of Technology
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.