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Strategic Innovation Concentration | Graduate Degree Program

Strategic Innovation Concentration


The Master of Business Administration program provides you with high-quality professional advanced study in business. Courses incorporate personal values and professional ethics. For maximum flexibility for working adults, Business Administration degree program courses are offered in the evening in a classroom setting and online.

About our Strategic Innovation Concentration

You’re a dreamer. A thinker. An innovator. Use those talents to advance your career with an MBA degree from Ottawa University. Our Strategic Innovation MBA track is designed to help you advance in your career to take on new responsibilities, put a stronger focus on strategic tasks, and learn to perform comprehensive strategic planning and analysis. This 36-credit-hour Master’s in Business Administration program consists of eight required core courses and four courses designed specifically for those in the Strategic Innovation MBA track:

  • The Creative Organization
  • Corporate Strategies
  • Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences in Business
  • Managing in a Global Environment

Earn your MBA degree and learn what it takes to become a strategic leader in the business world by studying strategic management and innovation at Ottawa University. Contact us today to learn more about our Strategic Innovation track.

For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.

Strategic Innovation Concentration Courses

The Creative Organization |  
Course covers methods for stimulating creativity and innovation, why context matters, and processes for making effective decisions with a focus on sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include practice in creative problem solving through in-class exercises and the creation of a plan to move the students' own organizations to the next level of creativity.

Corporate Strategy |  
Course focuses on the strategic, organizational, and leadership challenges faced by multi-business organizations.  Topics include vision formulation,resource allocation strategies, and the development and evaluation of synergistic effects using case studies.

Social, Cultural, Legal, and Political Influences of Business | 
Examination of social, legal, political and cultural forces affecting organizations in both domestic and
global environments. Emphasis on identification and development of strategies for dealing with threats and opportunities arising from the relationship between organizations and their operating environments.

Managing in a Global Environment |  
Course provides requisite knowledge and skill sets for managing multinational corporations dealing with different cultures and leading a diverse global work force. Topics examined include negotiation, strategic policy making, and best practices in global management.

Master of Business Administration Courses

Module 1 - Behavioral Courses

Organizational Behavior and Theory |  
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.

Value Systems and Professional Ethics |  
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 2 - Core Courses

Strategic Marketing |  
Covers the identification and selection of marketing opportunities, target markets and design, and implementation and evaluation of marketing programs.

Managerial Economics |  
Application of economic theory to managerial. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

Managerial Finance |  
Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency and capital structure.

Management Information Systems |  
Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making. Explores current trends and emerging technologies.

Management Accounting |  
Explore use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include: cost analysis and allocation, budgeting and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 3 - Capstone Courses

Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy |  
Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.

Two courses from selected concentration.

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