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Strategies for Growth (STRT-475-5)
0.50 Credit
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**This course was formerly known as STRT-955-5*

This course is about effectively scaling a business. Because growth is an imperative for many organizations, it is crucial to understand the strategic fundamentals underpinning profitable growth. Therefore, the course connects frameworks from economics and strategy to the experiences of firms attempting growth initiatives to illustrate why some businesses can scale successfully while others struggle.

The cases and examples in this course will focus on "middle-market" companies - organizations that are beyond the initial startup stage and are explicitly looking to expand their business. The case materials include first-person accounts of the challenges of growth for these companies, as collected in interviews conducted during the research stage of the professor's "Roadside MBA." The cases will be supplemented with discussions of strategy frameworks that can be used to extrapolate from experiences of these specific firms to general insights about growth and scaling.

Full-Time: (STRT-431-0 OR MGMT-431-0 OR STRTM-431-0)
E&W: (STRT-431-0 OR MGMT-431-0 OR STRT-440-0 OR STRTM-431-0)

Negative Requisites:
All Students: STRT-955-5

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2017-2018 Spring 2018 2nd Five Weeks STRT-475-5 Strategies for Growth 80 0.50 Mazzeo, Michael Fri 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2017-2018 Summer 2018 1st Five Weeks STRT-475-5 Strategies for Growth 71 0.50 Mazzeo, Michael Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N