Summer 2013 EMBA Course

B7708-002: Corporate Growth & Development

EMBA Saturday Electives, Menu E - 04:00AM to 05:00AM

Instructor: Kathryn Harrigan


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This course is for students who are interested in mergers and acquisitions, diversification, corporate strategy and improving shareholder value. It combines analytical frameworks with case studies and guest speakers to identify how managers create value through multibusiness activity. As a final project, class participants give presentations that include analysis of their own original fieldwork. The course is highly recommended for consultants and private equity investors.


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Kathryn Harrigan

Henry R. Kravis Professor of Business LeadershipProfessor Harrigan, who teaches courses in strategic management and international business strategy, is a specialist in corporate strategy, industry and competitor analysis, diversification strategy, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, industry restructurings and competitive problems of mature- and declining-demand businesses. She serves on the boards of three publicly traded firms and is the author of several prize-winning books on strategy.

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