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Strategy and Organizational Management, BS

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About the Program

If managing people and leading organizations is your goal, the Strategy and Organizational Management major is your answer. Strategy and Organizational Management graduates lead change. Using strategic thinking and people skills, they manage effectively across a wide variety of organizations.

You’ll study the foundations of business - accounting, economics, statistics, etc., then develop business strategy from different angles using innovative technology, organizational change and competitive strategy. You’ll explore things like how to position your organization to outperform the competition, and how to recruit, develop and motivate staff to build a high performance team.

Strategy and Organizational Management graduates become business leaders. They are entrepreneurs, change leaders, internal organizational consultants, human resource managers and management consultants.

Two concentrations were specifically designed to complement the Strategy and Organizational Management major:

Global Leadership and Human Capital

Human resource management practices in organizations rely on soft skills that are critical for successful managers. Adding the Global Leadership and Human Capital concentration to your major will enhance your skills in change leadership, negotiating, and managing a global department. If you are interested in a career as a Human Resource Manager, Organizational Development/Effectiveness Director, Change Agent, or Management Consultant this concentration is a great fit.

Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

A great addition if you are looking to start a new company or work on new product development and innovation teams. You’ll develop a deeper knowledge of how to drive innovation in organizations, and an understanding of the relationships between strategy, technology, and innovation. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial activity in both new startup and established firms.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Strategy and Organizational Management  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Bachelor of Science in Management
Major: Strategy & Organizational Management
Minimum credit hours: 120

Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)

  • To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
  • MAI courses, or their equivalents, may only be enrolled in two times for a grade.
  • A maximum of three MAI courses may be retaken.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” can only be retaken at Purdue University.
  • Previous enrollments as a non-School of Management student in MA 16100 , MA 16200 , MA 16500 , MA 16600  do not count against the retake policy.

MAI Core

Upper Division - Major “Strategy & Organization”


Students MUST choose at least two from the following


Students MUST choose at least two from the following

  • MGMT 44362 - Leadership & Organizational Change
  • MGMT 44690 - Negotiation & Decision Making
  • MGMT 44310 - Managing Human Capital Globally
  • Any OBHR 59000  courses offered by OBHR area (graduate level courses require minimum 3.4 GPA or instructor permission); typically 2 cr hr/8 week courses

University Core/Program Course Requirements

International Electives

Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language.

Foreign language course cannot be taught in English

Electives (Complete Enough Electives to Equal at Least 120 Credits)

University Core Requirements

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • MGMT 30400 , MGMT 32300 , MGMT 45500  and MGMT 44301  are no credit courses.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info) courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (www.aacsb.edu).
  • Courses taken on approved Purdue study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
  • Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • *PU* Course MUST be taken at PURDUE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

Program Requirements

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • MGMT STRAT-A - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective/Concentration - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • MGMT STRAT-B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective/Concentration - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective/Concentration - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00

13-15 Credits

120 Total Credits


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*PU* These courses must be taken at a Purdue University campus.

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (MGMT. OBHR, ECON) Index: 2.0 minimum

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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