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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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:
  • 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

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.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

University Core (*UC*)/Program Course Requirements

(Additional requirements fulfilled through MAI Core and/or School of Management Foundations courses)

Strategy & Organizational Management Upper Division Required Major Courses (17-18 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of six courses (17-18 credit hours) with at least two courses from each track

Track: GLHCM - Global Leadership and Human Capital Management

Students MUST choose at least two from the following

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher, except for MGMT 30100, can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON ( courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities. Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • Refer to the most updated list of pre- and co-requisites and Course Grade Requirements at

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

13-16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or SOM - TIE Track or SOM - GLHCM track - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or SOM - TIE Track or SOM - GLHCM track - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or SOM - TIE Track or SOM - GLHCM track - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or SOM - TIE Track or SOM - GLHCM track - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or SOM - TIE Track or SOM - GLHCM track - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

14 Credits

120 Total Credits


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*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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