In the Strategy and Operations specialization, students will build on the skills and knowledge gained as a result of the M.S. in Management General Program with a focus on developing proficiency in the ways that business and organizations operate in a global environment. Students also will achieve an aptitude for creating growth and value through the implementation of effective strategies. In particular, students will use decision-making as well as their critical- and systems-thinking skills to address challenges and opportunities organizations face, while exploring means to improve processes such as supply chain, quality, innovation, and forecasting. Note that in the Business Operations course, students will be expected to participate and contribute at a doctoral level.