Strategic Management Minor


Strategic management involves decisions about the set of goal-directed, coordinated commitments and actions that a firm undertakes to gain and sustain superior performance relative to competitors. It includes diagnosing the competitive challenges facing a firm, formulating strategies (including corporate, business, international, etc) to address the competitive challenges, and devising a coherent set of actions to implement a firm’s strategy. 

Knowledge of strategic management complements students’ mastery of particular functional or operational areas, and allows Carlson graduates to understand how their functional roles and activities in a firm relate to the firm’s overall strategic objectives.

Minor Curriculum



Mgmt 3004 Business Strategy should be completed before starting the minor coursework

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
MGMT 4031 2 Industry Analysis in a Global Context
MGMT 4032 2 Corporate Strategy


Course Credits Title & Additional Information
MGMT 4033 2 Strategy Implementation
MGMT 4034 2 Technology Strategy
MGMT 4035 2 Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy (prereq: Mgmt 4032)
MGMT 4050 or IBUS 4050 2 Managing Innovation & Change or Managing Innovation & Change in Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS (At least 2 courses chosen from the list below or from the strategic management elective list)

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
FINA 4221 2 Principles of Corporate Finance
FINA 4242W 4 Corporate Investment Decisions Capstone
IDSc 4444 2 Descriptive and Predictive Analytics
IDSc 4455 2 The Business of Social Media
IDSc 3511 2 Pitching Technology Strategy
MGMT 3010 4 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 3040 2 Understanding the International Environment of Business
MGMT 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies
MKTG 3010 4 Marketing Research
MKTG 4080W 4 Marketing Strategy
MKTG 4082W or IBUS 4082W 4 Brand Management or Brand Management in Rome & Florence
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3072 2 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain
SCO 4065W 4 Supply Chain and Operation Strategy

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on One Stop for details.