Strategic Organizational Management: Leading and Aligning Strategy with Structure

New Program

Increase your competitive gain by aligning your business strategy with your organizational structure. You'll gain the frameworks to build a highly energized workforce that operates in a fashion to achieve long-term business goals.

This program explores three key management areas to help your organization prepare and respond to changing market demands. First, you will define and evaluate business strategies through a behavioral lens, increasing your ability to envision your organization’s future. Next, you’ll connect your business strategy to effective organizational structures—how responsibilities are assigned, how communication flows throughout the organization, and how to incentivize your workforce. And lastly, you’ll examine powerful organizational cultures that embrace change and innovation to prepare your business to meet future goals.

Faculty Making Headlines: A trio of Chicago Booth alumni endow a clinical professorship creating the first named clinical professorship in Booth’s history. Discover how Booth professors, including Strategic Organizational Management faculty, Michael Gibbs, inspired the endowment. Read more.

This program is for mid to senior-level executives responsible for setting their company's strategic vision and seeking to align their internal workstreams better to meet these goals. Those who contribute to driving organizational change and influencing employees at an enterprise level will also benefit. This program is appropriate for various industries and sectors.

Titles include Director, Vice President, C-Suite, Unit Mangers, and those in Talent Management and Human Resource roles.

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics
Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He is co-author of the leading textbook in the field, Personnel Economics in Practice, which has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian and Spanish. Gibbs's research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy - Microeconomics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Industrial Labor Relations Review, Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA). From 2012-2015, he was Faculty Director of Booth’s Executive MBA program.

Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received four Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Gibbs earned an AB, AM and PhD in economics, all from the University of Chicago.

Ram Shivakumar

Adjunct Professor of Economics and Strategy
Ram Shivakumar specializes in industrial organization and financial economics. His research has appeared in the California Management Review, Journal of International Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Sports Economics, Emerging Markets Quarterly and the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Shivakumar received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Madras, India, a master's degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in economics from Indiana University.

Shivakumar is an avid crossfit, yoga and golf enthusiast.

Ana Dutra

CEO, Mandala Global Advisors

Ana Dutra is an experienced corporate board director of publicly traded and private global corporations. She previously served as CEO of The Executives’ Club, a 112-year-old world-class senior executives organization focused on innovation, technology, diversity & inclusion, and leadership development for boards and top leaders. She has led lines of business and global P&Ls with CSC, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, and more recently, with Korn Ferry. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Unlike other programs, this course incorporates a pre-program survey, allowing faculty to tailor specific sessions based on participant interests. This enhances the cohort’s learning experience with more personalized and engaging content to help foster your organizations specific learning objectives. To participate in the pre-program survey, register by June 1, 2024.

The Chicago offering is five days, taught by professors Gibbs and Shivakumar.

Strategic Leadership: Mental Processes and Dimensions

  • Foresight and Reflection: Your Strategy Credo
  • Guiding Principles: Developing your Business Strategy
  • Persuading and Legitimizing: Influencing Your Vision

Organizational Design: Align Your Strategy to Your Structure

  • Structures to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Communication Streams
  • Performance Metrics and Evaluations
  • Talent Management: Explicit and Implicit Employee Contracting

An Organization's Readiness: Cultures and Climates

  • The Leaders Role in Setting the Tone
  • Aligning Vision and Value Propositions to your Business Strategy


Upcoming Courses

Date Fee
June 24-28, 2024 $12,500 Register Now
September 9-13, 2024 $12,500 Register Now

Contact us to learn more about our special pricing for group enrollment or ways we can work with you to support your organization's education budgets.