The SEV concentration is comprised of three advanced courses, focused on practical application:
RETURN DRIVEN STRATEGY
This course provides a framework that will enable Kellstadt students to make a significant impact on the future of their organizations and their careers. The seminar course focuses on Return Driven Strategy including the 11 tenets of successful business strategy, leveraging genuine assets, significant forces of change and strategic valuation. This seminar will focus on a deep analysis of the strategies and successful value creation of great companies. Each student will participate in a team project to apply the strategy tenets of Return Driven Strategy to an organization. The seminar-driven course will include an executive seminar session for the morning session of the first day which will include executives attending the session for executive education. This course is led by Dr. Mark L. Frigo, Director of the Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation.
The course examines strategic performance measurement, including the balanced scorecard and value-based management as frameworks for describing and executing strategy. The course will focus on the latest developments in Strategic Risk Management and the implications for strategy and performance measures. We will study how high performance companies measure and manage performance, strategic risk, and corporate sustainability performance, as well as the ethical dimension of strategy and execution. (This course is accepted as a core course the SEV Concentration and can be used as course in the Management Accounting and Financial Planning and Control Concentrations).
This course surveys valuation methods, forecasting techniques, and practical methods for driving valuations from strategic corporate analysis. The course shows the link between strategic analysis and valuations - converting our qualitative understanding of company initiatives into quantitative forecasts and valuation models. The guiding principles for developing valuation models, and the tools and techniques for enhancing that analysis are introduced. This course builds a skillset for evaluating other valuation models and a first-hand experience in building models for various companies in differing settings. The course differs from traditional treatments in its focus on the actual building of valuation models directly from financial statements and the valuation projects based on real-time data This course is co-designed and co-taught by Dr. Mark L. Frigo, and Joel C. Litman, Clinical Professor of Business Strategy at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. They have been combining their efforts in the research, study, and development of business strategy models and frameworks for execution and value-creation and have assisted a wide range of public and private companies in the application of these concepts.