Strategy and Analytics

This course is designed to help students develop the business acumen required of successful leaders across organizational settings. For this course, business acumen has two critical components. First is the strategic insight needed to understand what the organization is trying to accomplish and your role in helping it achieve those objectives. Second is a facility with the financial and non-financial data needed to monitor and evaluate progress toward those goals. Key outcomes are developing the business acumen needed to assess and design organizational strategies; create a budget for an organizational initiative or department; and construct meaningful metrics and use them to evaluate organizational progress. [3 credits]