MBA in Strategy & Leadership

My Passion is Strategy - Jennifer, Rutgers MBA '12

The Strategy & Leadership concentration prepares students to step into strategic management and organizational leadership positions. Students can choose one of two tracks, either of which requires taking a total of 15 credits in courses related to the concentration.

The Strategy track prepares students to develop and execute organizational and business strategies, create or extend new products and services to cope with technological and market changes, manage mergers, acquisitions and alliances, and build organizational capabilities for long term competitive advantage.

The Leadership track prepares students to manage people, teams, and organizations. Courses in executive leadership, creative decision making, human resource management, team building, management consulting, negotiations, and change management provide students with the tools they need to be successful organizational leaders.


Students gain access to business thought leaders

Industry-connected faculty frequently bring in high-level business leaders to class.

Denny Strigl, former President and CEO of Verizon Wireless, recently came out of retirement to teach Corporate Strategy to graduate students at Rutgers Business School.

In his class, Strigl shares the experiences he gained during a four-decade-long career in the communications industry with MBA students. Strigl will be teaching as part of the Department of Management and Global Business.

“A key to winning in the business world, like elsewhere, is to continually improve yourself, to build your management knowledge and skills every single day. Conditions around you–economies, markets, customers, products, organizations–are perpetually changing. Unless you are building your skills continually, your past skills may not be appropriate for these fluctuating conditions.

Personally, I have always had a goal of learning at least one new thing every day. This attitude toward learning can make a big difference in personal growth, and in making yourself the very best you can be.”

Strigl is also famous for helping to spearhead Verizon’s “Can you hear me now?” marketing campaign that became part of the nation’s lexicon.


Sample Courses

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Executive Leadership
  • Global Management Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Management of Innovation and Technology
  • Managing Strategic Transformations
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances


Learn more about the program

(PDF) Strategy & Leadership Concentration factsheet