Our graduate programming centers around the pursuit of mastering "Your Role" in strategic leadership. The coursework and supplementary programs aim to guide early and mid-level career professionals to enable and support the success of their teams. A great deal of focus at this level is on navigating unknown environments and taking risks during uncertain times.
Are you a mid-career professional but not enrolled in a degree program? How about a current graduate student at the University of Utah? We welcome you to join us for free sessions and events that guide your development as a strategic leader. We also offer opportunities for those looking to build your management skills in preparation for the next step in your career!
The Strategic Leadership Alumni Meetups are free to all current and alumni members of the Full-Time, Professional, or Online MBA programs at the David Eccles School of Business and their invited guests. These two hour monthly sessions focus on enabling and supporting shared success within a firm and navigating unknowns given the uncertainty of our ever-changing world.
One way we share our research insights is through courses for the various MBA programs at the David Eccles School of Business. The courses are offered through the School of Entrepreneurship and topics span industry dynamics, identification of competitively valuable skills, resources, and capabilities, and the complexity and challenging task of managing a diversified (multi-product) firm or team.
Developed by Dr. Todd Zenger, based on his book "Beyond Competitive Advantage", the graduate Strategy course introduces basic concepts and focuses on how firms can develop sustainable competitive advantages. Central topics include assessing industry economics and dynamics to identify strategic threats and opportunities, evaluating the profit potential of strategic resources and capabilities, and strategic diversification.
We offer a 5 week elective that emphasizes the unknown, creating value, enabling others, and motivational communication. Role plays, cases, and current events introduce and demonstrate key concepts relevant to connecting your other coursework. Class discussions involve everything from operations to strategy to marketing to finance.
Current PMBA or MBAO students are able to enroll in this course that teaches how to build individual skills and adopt a strategic leadership mindset. The primary topics covered relate to a specific subset of concepts drawn from the fields of both strategy and leadership.