Learn the fundamental concepts of strategy. Sharpen your strategic acumen to effectively position and grow your organization. This program helps participants formulate winning strategies, build and sustain a competitive advantage, and expand their organizations’ global reach during turbulent times.
- Create strategies that deal with global external forces.
- Create a vision that achieves sustainable growth and performance in the short and long term.
- Gain organizational commitment, and align all business units to one global strategy.
“[The program] provided an outstanding roadmap and execution plan for strategic thinking and action.”
Deputy Executive Director
Defense Contract Management Agency
This program is designed for leaders who need to create strategies for their teams, business units or organizations. Participants include upper- and senior-level managers from all industries, especially those promoted from functional to general management with strategic responsibilities.
This program is also ideal for intact teams that want to sharpen their strategic acumen and workshop a specific challenge.
Samuel E. Bodily
John Tyler Professor of Business Administration
S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Brigham Young University
Samuel E. Bodily researches decision and risk analysis, strategy modeling and analysis, forecasting, and lifetime consumption and investment planning. He has written several books, a wide variety of journal articles in publications ranging from Operations Research to Harvard Business Review and more than 120 cases and technical notes on quantitative analytics.
In addition to teaching strategy and decision analysis, he is a consultant to many corporations, utilities and government agencies. Previously, he taught at Boston University and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, INSEAD Singapore, and the University of Washington.
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L.J. Bourgeois III
Professor of Business Administration; Senior Fellow, Darden Center for Global Initiatives
Ph.D., University of Washington; B.S., MBA, Tulane University
L. J. Bourgeois III is an expert on strategy and post-merger integration. He has consulted for a variety of North and Latin American, European, Asian, Australian and African corporations on strategic planning, strategy implementation and post-merger integration and has designed and conducted various seminars in strategic thinking.
Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 1986, Bourgeois taught at Stanford Business School. He previously was employed as a financial analyst in the corporate planning department of Castle & Cooke Foods and held several assignments in the firm's Latin American operations.
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MasterCard Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; M.A., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Sankaran Venkataraman ("Venkat") teaches MBA and executive level courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, and ethics. He facilitates strategy discussion for firms and is adviser to companies, universities and government organizations. He has been a speaker and adviser for the Entrepreneurial Forum, a program of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce aimed at promoting trade through entrepreneurship around the world.
Venkat was the first holder of the Bruggeman Distinguished Chair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and, from 1989 to 1995, he was Paul Yeakel Term Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School. The Academy of Management, the largest professional body of management educators in the world, has recognized his research by awarding him the inaugural IDEA award for Foundational Research in entrepreneurship.
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