Distinctive Live-Online Learning Features 

This seven-week, live-online education series explores the latest thinking in strategy to help executives build and sustain their organization’s advantage in highly competitive markets.   

Executives will learn from renowned Chicago Booth faculty and global peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment.  
Participants will apply concepts in real time through business case analyses, puzzles, and solution-driven problem-solving practice. 
97% of live-online participants recommend our programs to colleagues, friends, and those who seek to expand their skills.

Our ASP Faculty Team

James E. Schrager 

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management and ASP Faculty Director 

James Schrager studies why some companies fail and others succeed, with a focus on how strategy affects the outcomes. He has specialized in understanding how management and investment teams make strategic decisions and how to improve those choices.

Karl T. Muth 

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship 

Karl Muth has held various senior positions, including CEO of a venture-backed blockchain fintech start-up, CEO of a search engine technology lab, and representing a Fortune 250 investor on the Board of Directors of a venture-backed AI/ML start-up.

Adam Bowen

Managing Director, Growth Advisory at Grant Thornton LLP

Adam Bowen, a Chicago Booth alumnus, has over 25 years of experience in strategy and consulting with a wide range of consumer and corporate brands. His work has spanned multiple categories and industries, including renewable energy and life sciences.

By completing this program, you’ll...

  • Gain the frameworks to design and implement the right growth strategies to unlock value
  • Discover how to leverage growth to strengthen your organization’s competitive position
  • Gain frameworks to develop a culture that drives organizational growth, increase profitability, and deal with the unknown
  • Learn how strategists analyze and select products and services to meet tomorrow’s needs
  • Increase your ability to predict and anticipate changes to highly competitive markets

Upon program completion, you'll also...

Have learned from a world-class faculty within a university associated with 99 Nobel laureates.

Be awarded a certificate of completion and a digital credential of your accomplishment.

Become a member of the global Chicago Booth Executive Education network.

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Have learned from a world-class faculty within a university associated with 97 Nobel laureates.

Be awarded a certificate of completion and a digital credential of your accomplishment.

Become a member of the global Chicago Booth Executive Education network.

Live-Online Sessions

Over the course of seven weeks, you will join highly focused, two-hour live-online sessions. Sessions are held on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT.  The session schedule by topic is shown below: 

  • Week 1: Why Bother with Strategy?
  • Week 2: How Not to be Surprised May 17, 2024.
  • Week 3: How to Deal with the Unknown? May 24, 2024.
  • Week 4: How to Play Moves Ahead? May 31, 2024.
  • Week 5: Will the Technology Win? June 7, 2024.
  • Week 6: Does Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch? June 14, 2024.
  • Week 7: What does Strategy Look Like? June 21, 2024.

Note: Program dates, instructors, and fees are subject to change. 

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Mid- to senior-level executives who seek to grow their organizational competitive advantage. 
  • Executives in long-established businesses and entrepreneurs leading smaller firms.
  • Practitioners across industries, including the manufacturing, retail, and technology sectors.
  • Professionals dedicated to business development, new product development, R&D, marketing, and sales. 
  • Managers who are directly involved with the strategic direction of their organizations.
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What our participants have to say about strategy programs with Professor Schrager:

Derek Mitchell

Global Alliances Executive at Cloudera, Inc.

“Professor Schrager is extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of real-world experience. His frameworks have helped me think differently. I also enjoyed the live-online format.” 

Lyman Tschanz

General Manager of the Automotive Division at Modine Manufacturing Co. 

“Professor Schrager offers refreshing insight into the difficult subject of strategy. His enthusiastic and simple approach draws upon real-world strategy experiences. Participants gain a new perspective to help drive success in the future of the competitive world of business.” 

Leslie Molloy

Director of Marketing Strategic Planning & New Categories at Bayer HealthCare 

“This highly engaging program energized me for my current and future sales in my organization. It challenged my thinking and taught me how to approach strategy by judging strategy. The program equips you with concrete tools and approaches you can use on the job.” 
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