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Management and Organization

 

Strategic Management and Consulting Concentration
Leadership and Organization Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting

 

Strategic Management and Consulting

Description of careers for which concentration prepares students:
This concentration is for students interested in general management, strategic management, strategy consulting, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, investment banking and international business. All organizations today, regardless of size or industry, are faced with rapidly changing markets, new technologies, and global markets. As a result, strategy has moved to the forefront of the business agenda. MBA's are increasingly being called upon shortly after graduation to contribute their knowledge and skill in formulating and implementing new strategies, whether they are acting as consultants, staff planning experts, or managers within the firm.

Description of the academic options: (See the Course Descriptions link for more information about the content of each course. The semester indicated below is subject to change.)

Basic Knowledge
MOR-557: Strategy and Organization Consulting

Relevant Electives:
MOR-542: Strategic Issues for Global Business
MOR-554: Leading Innovation and Change
MOR-559: Strategic Renewal and Transformation
MOR-561: Strategies in High-Tech Businesses
MOR-562: Strategic Choice and Valuation Analysis
MOR-570: Leading Effective Teams

Additional Options:
MOR-566:
Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
MOR-572: Leadership and Self-Management
MOR-579: The Business of Sports Entertainment
MOR-545: Corporate Governance and the Role of the Board of Directors
 

Leadership and Organization

Description of careers for which concentration prepares students:
The Leadership and Organization concentration prepares students for three kinds of careers. First, this concentration helps students learn how better to lead and manage people -- leadership and people management skills are the single most important factor in managerial career success. Second, it prepares students for careers in consulting on the design of effective organizations and people systems and on the management of organizational change. Third, it prepares students for in-house roles such as "HR generalist" and "internal organizational consultant."

Description of the academic options: (See the Course Descriptions link for more information about the content of each course. The semester indicated below is subject to change.)

Basic Knowledge:
MOR-571:  Leadership and Executive Development (Fall, Spring)

Electives (choose three of the following):
MOR-548: Competitive Advantage Through People (Spring)
MOR-551: Human Capital Performance and Motivation (Spring)
MOR-554: Leading Innovation and Change (Summer)
MOR-555:
Designing High Performance Organizations (Spring)
MOR-560: Managerial Judgment and Decision-Making (Summer)
MOR-565: Alliances and Cooperative Strategy (Spring)
MOR-567: Interpersonal Influence and Power (Spring)
MOR-569: Negotiation and Deal-Making (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MOR-570: Leading Effective Teams (Summer)

Additional Options:
MOR-566:
Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage (Spring)
MOR-572: Leadership and Self-Management (Fall)
MOR-599: Special Topics: Corporate Governance (Spring 2014)
GSBA-555: Management and Organization of the Creative Industries (Spring)


Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Management Consulting

Students who wish to receive formal recognition of their dedication to a career in strategy and consulting should consider the Graduate Certificate program in Strategy and management Consulting.

The curriculum of the Graduate Certificate is very similar to the concentration in Strategic Management and Consulting (above).

Units earned in the process of completing the certificate can be applied to the MBA, MMS, MSBA and some other master's degree programs at USC as long as the certificate is completed before or in the same semester as the master's degree. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate program is documented on the graduate's USC transcript and acknowledged with a diploma issued by USC.

Note: Completion of this program requires a formal application and admission. For more information visit www.marshall.usc.edu/GCRTSMC.