Develop sustainable strategies for long-term growth. Manage change and drive innovation. Identify opportunities for improvement and cultivate tactical decision-making.
The strategic problems managers face are typically ambiguous and do not lend themselves readily to solutions using one specific formula or model. Strategic management helps students understand the practical realities behind organizational decision-making.
Georgia Tech emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach involving psychology, sociology, and economics in order to develop analytical frameworks that examine the strategic issues managers face. The major strengths of our Strategic Management coursework are in innovation and the commercialization of new technologies, the economics of strategy and public-sector science.
Partial List of Courses
Competing in the Health Sciences (MGT 8803)
Covers strategic issues important to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Topics are broad with the goal of exposing students, through weekly external speakers, to many of the relevant topics facing the industry.
Current Thinking in Strategy (MGT 6190)
Builds on the core strategic management course (MGT 6125) and strives to provide an in-depth and reflective study of current and emerging topics in strategic management. Not only covers the latest thinking in strategic management, but also the translation of current strategic thinking into managerial practice.
Technology Strategy (MGT 8803)
Focuses on the economic and strategic factors that guide a firm's strategic decisions regarding the generation, commercialization, protection, and adoption of technological innovations.
Will I be at a disadvantage if I haven't completed any business coursework?
No. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume any prior business coursework.
How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?
Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program.
Do I have to declare a concentration?
You do not have to declare a concentration and you may customize your curriculum by choosing electives from a variety of academic areas.
Can I schedule my classes on a flexible basis?
Yes, you can take as few or as many courses each semester as your schedule permits.