BADM 781 | Strategic Management for Executives (3 credits)

Instructor: James Sundali, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Managerial Sciences

Strategy and policy in the business enterprise. Strategic management process and systematic analysis of complex organization-wide issues faced by general management. Case studies, both national and international.


  • Theoretical frameworks, tools and techniques necessary for conducting an Industry analysis and organizational analysis
  • Financial statement analysis and how such analysis applies to the operational and strategic functioning of the organization
  • Fundamentals of both generic business level strategy and corporate
    level strategy
  • The role organizational variables, such as culture, structure and incentives, play in the implementation of strategy

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Complete a strategic audit of an organization and develop an accompanying operational plan for the organization
  • Successfully develop and implement a strategy for an organization in order to compete in a computerized simulation game against other teams

EMBA Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The overall learning objectives for the EMBA are a broad set of knowledge and skills we wish students to acquire and hone over the course of the program. Objectives represent the collective thought of the program’s faculty about the most valuable intellectual attributes of an executive at any point in his/her career.

The overall learning objectives form a central framework for the curriculum to which each course-specific set of objectives may be mapped, allowing courses to be woven together by common threads. Having a shared viewpoint of the educational content we wish to provide allows our faculty to continuously improve their courses, while maintaining a focus on the outcomes that are desired.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes Key:

  1. The ability to use evidence-based reasoning to understand, manage, and lead complex organizations.
  2. Development of skills that facilitate problem solving in a  complex and dynamic environment.
  3. The ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative  information into the decision making process.

Course specific mapping for BADM 781:

  • Apply and integrate knowledge from accounting, economics, finance, marketing, information systems, and management to strategic organizational issues (L.O.: 3)
  • Further develop and improve your ability to think strategically (L.O.: 1,2)
  • Broaden and deepen your understanding and perspective regarding the functioning and purpose of an organization (L.O.: 1)
  • Improve your quantitative, verbal, oral and written communication skills (L.O.: 3)