298D - Strategic Organizing for Consultants

Faculty: Not offered in 2007-2008

This course is designed for students who anticipate accepting positions in the consulting industry, or who very quickly will be participating in CEO-level discussions in their employing firms. It focuses on translating the results of revenue, cost, market, and industry analyses into new organizational approaches for carrying out altered strategic policies aimed at achieving sustained competitive advantage. It responds to needs of firms and consulting firms to hire MBAs willing and able to bring state-of-the-art consulting approaches into the firm. The course attempts to get MBAs “beyond conventional wisdom” about strategic organizing. It also focuses on how best to bring organizations and managers up to speed on state-of-the-art strategy development and strategy implementation approaches likely to foster sustained competitive advantage, and how one should intervene to bring about state-of-the-art strategic management in one’s own firm or client firms. Various state-of-the-art consulting approaches are evaluated as to their relevance, practicality, and academic soundness. All approaches are considered in the context of CEO-level consulting, corporate governance and change, as well as applicability to the firm in which one is employed.

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