The strategy minor is open to undergraduate business students with any major or concentration. The curriculum develops students’ ability to assume the role of a general manager and to think constructively about the strategic focus and direction of an organization, as well as its relative competitive strengths and weaknesses.
Broad topics include the appropriate criteria and processes for general management decision making, especially under conditions of uncertainty; strategies a firm can follow in order to gain competitive advantage when entering into, competing within, and exiting from individual markets and how these strategies interact when the firm competes in several markets; and the optimal boundaries of the firm—the advantages and disadvantages its unique history and resources give it.
The strategy minor may be of particular interest for students who plan to pursue careers in general management, management consulting, new venture management, venture capital, corporate planning, and investment banking.
This interdisciplinary minor is open to business majors only.
Strategy Minor Curriculum
Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Strategy. You can find the full set of Strategy Minor requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.
You must complete one of the following:
STRT 4501. Strategy in Action. 4 Hours.
Provides for the integration and application of administrative theory, knowledge, skills, and experiences for effective strategic performance in an organization. Offers students an opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the relevance and limitations of business and management concepts and techniques when making and implementing strategic decisions.
INTB 4202. Executing Global Strategy. 4 Hours.
Emphasizes global strategy and execution as well as the leadership requirements necessary to execute global strategy. Offers a capstone, “big picture” course that draws on and integrates all business fields and presents a global manager’s perspective. Uses the knowledge acquired in core courses—such as finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and organizational behavior—along with their international dimensions, to study how global managers reach strategic management decisions for the firm and its role in society. Offers students an opportunity to review and revise their professional development plans (PDPs) following their return from the expatriate experience and begin to develop post–Northeastern PDPs.
Complete three of the following:
|ENTR 4225||Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances|
|ENTR 3305||Business Model Innovation for Entrepreneurs|
|ENTR 2414||Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality|
|FINA 4420||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|INTB 2501||Competing to Win in Emerging Markets|
|MKTG 3301||Marketing Management|
|MGMT 4310||The Management Practices of Great Organizations|
|MGMT 4550||Management Consulting in Organizations|
|or BUSN 3110||The Consulting Environment|
|SCHM 4401||Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management|
|STRT 4301||Strategic Analysis and Decision Making|
Interested? Next Steps
To declare a minor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, including as part of the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:
Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their Northeastern email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.
To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.
Other Minors at D’Amore-McKim
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can get a broad overview of the business world, including an introduction to the key functional areas of business administration.
Develop business data capability that can be applied to all business and decisions contexts.
A minor designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the skills and concepts needed to succeed in a consulting-oriented environment.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can prepare to develop new ventures or innovate processes within existing organizations with the Corporate Innovation Minor.
The minor in emerging markets introduces students to the challenges and opportunities that face companies in countries that are rapidly developing into more developed world economies.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim will be guided through the startup process through this interdisciplinary minor.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can develop a strong understanding of the distinct challenges, opportunities, and practices of family businesses.
Deepen the knowledge and skills you’ll need to attract, retain, develop, lead and manage employees.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can gain a deeper understanding of brands, current markets trends, and consumers.
Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim can learn the cutting-edge skills necessary to harness, process, and analyze data to address modern marketing challenges.
Create and manage businesses with a focus on the betterment of society with the Undergraduate Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Develop a deeper understanding of sustainability issues and the business tools needed to address complex environmental issues.