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.
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for Strategy and Organizational Management include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be print-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Credit Hours: 120
Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum
Major Index: 2.00 minimum
Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)
- To be 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 required School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
- Complete MGMT 29500 with a C- or higher; Grade calculated in GPA but not for MAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
- Requirements for Upper Division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
- University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
- Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.
- Previous enrollments in MA 16100 , MA 16200 , MA 16500 , MA 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.