The strategy curriculum develops the student's ability to think constructively about the pursuit of sustainable competitive advantage through the systematic identification, evaluation, and creation of attractive business and corporate opportunities. The strategy field argues that it is the essential responsibility of management to discover and implement sources of sustainable performance.
Four broad issues are central to the curriculum:
The strategy major is appropriate for students who plan to pursue careers in competitive analysis, general management, management consulting, new venture management, venture capital, corporate planning, and the mergers and acquisitions side of investment banking.
It complements particularly well majors in marketing, finance, and operations for students who plan careers in those functional areas. Historically, the Strategic Management major has offered above average salaries for analytically oriented MBA graduates with strong problem solving and communication skills.
Here is a sample list of recruiters who have hired Fisher MBAs:
Fisher Board Fellows (FBF) is a student-run organization within Fisher College of Business that brings together the Columbus community and the college by selecting Fisher MBA candidates and placing them on boards of area non-profits as non-voting members for 18 month terms.
Fellows, mentored by a board member and with the full support of the non-profit executive director and board chair, contribute to their non-profit organizations by attending all board and assigned committee meetings. In addition, fellows complete a strategic, board-level project that harnesses their business expertise and adds long-term value to the partner organization.