Course Detail

Competitive Strategy (42001)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Covert, Thomas
  • Content
    This course applies tools from microeconomics, game theory, industrial organization, and theory of the firm to analyze business decisions. It focuses on how firms can anticipate and influence their rivals' competitive behavior, and the impact this has on profitability. Classes combine case analysis and discussions with lectures. Topics include efficient production, pricing, product design, commitment, firm structure and boundaries, network effects, and entry and exit. The course is designed for students who are comfortable with the material in 33001.
    Format
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

  • Prerequisites
    Cannot enroll in BUSN 42001 if BUSN 20900 taken previously.
  • Materials
    Resources
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    No auditors.
    Grades
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Graded attendance/participation

    Assessment & Testing
    • Midterm

    • Final exam (in class)

    Restrictions
    • No auditors

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2021Section: 42001-01W 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC07In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2021Section: 42001-02TH 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC07In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2021Section: 42001-81TH 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center400In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: August 4 2021