MBA Strategic Management of the Enterprise Capstone

Offered in partnership with A.T. Kearney and select sponsoring companies, Strategic Management of the Enterprise prepares students for real-world challenges faced by managers.

Strategic Management of the Enterprise is an experiential learning course that features a broad range of exciting consulting projects where students work to solve business problems faced by client companies.

Students will learn how to handle ambiguity, perform a persuasive analysis and communicate effectively. In addition, students develop a deeper understanding of how organizations can coordinate and leverage synergies across a range of disciplines through the effective deployment of technologies and existing organizational structures and processes. 

The projects included in this course reflect the reality that managers must address daily — namely, the significant challenges surrounding identifying “real” problems and the importance of conducting your analysis in a transparent way to achieve buy-in from key stakeholders. 

How It Works

Through the course, students work with client companies on a wide array of problems spanning strategy, operations, technology and marketing — challenges that will put your Tepper School education to the test. 

Specifically, teams will address issues such as big data, mobile application strategies, supply chain, digital media, complexity management, health care delivery models and healthcare marketing strategy. 

Past clients include reputed companies across diverse industries, such as:

  • Brooks Brothers
  • Costco
  • Embraer
  • Emerson
  • Meredith
  • MeadWestvaco
  • P&G
  • Siemens
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPMC
  • Virtual Radiologic
  • Walgreens
  • WellPoint
  • Wesco
  • Walmart