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
Track: Global Leadership & Human Capital or
Track: Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship
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.