Strategic Problem Solving

STR3000 Strategic Problem Solving

4 Credits

Students who took this as ASM3000 cannot register for this course

Effective leaders excel at identifying and solving the most critical problems facing their organizations. To that end, Babson undergraduates are required to take this advanced management course which helps them to develop practical skills to solve the right problem well. After introducing core concepts and frameworks of strategic management, instructors will introduce their approach to issue-based problem solving. The latter part of the course requires students to work in teams and practice problem solving by identifying, analyzing, and proposing solutions to a strategic problem faced by a company of their choice. This course builds upon and requires students to apply the content of the foundational management courses in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and microeconomics. Students who are concentrating in strategic management or are interested in consulting are encouraged to take this course as early in their academic career as possible (preferably the end of sophomore or junior year).

Prerequisites: Before enrolling in STR3000, students will need to have completed the following 3 courses: 1) Intro to Financial Accounting, 2) Principles of Finance, and 3) Principles of Marketing, AND;

Pre- or Co-requisites: Students can take the following 2 courses before or concurrently with STR3000: 1) Principles of Microeconomics and 2) Technology Operations Management.

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: STR3000
  • Number of Credits: 4