Strategic Management and Policy

The Strategic Management and Policy concentration is oriented toward cross-functional problem solving and analysis. Careers and employment resulting from the Strategic Management and Policy concentration include strategic planning, public sector and nonprofit management, public affairs, policy analysis, environmental affairs, and other cross-functional positions.

Strategic Management and Policy Concentration Checklist

Please use the concentration checklist as a guide to satisfy your graduation requirements. Check off the courses as you complete them to keep track of your progress. If you are pursuing a catalog year prior to Fall 2014 or you have general questions regarding concentration requirements, please consult with the Faculty Concentration Advisor.

Checklist for Strategic Management and Policy students:

Download Strategic Management Policy Checklist

Career Guide

Strategic Management and Policy Career Guide

Strategic Management and Policy Faculty Concentration Advisor

Karen Patterson
  • Karen Patterson
  • Associate Professor
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  • Phone: (505) 277-2807
  • Office: MCM 3036
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  • Bio: Dr. Patterson received her PhD from Texas Tech University in 2007. Her research interests broadly focus on macroeconomic developments, most notably industry evolution and the specific determinants of industry trajectory. Empirically, she is interested in the emergence, acceptance and persistence of nontraditional practices, including complementary and integrative medicine, religion, athletics, online gambling and other stigmatized activities. She prefers a mixed methods approach to research, utilizing both historical archival analysis as well as longitudinal time-series analysis. Dr. Patterson serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Inquiry and has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and Sport Management Review, among other journals.

Department Contact Information

The Strategic Management and Policy Concentration falls within the Department of Organizational Studies (DOS). For more information on this department, including contact information for the department chair, please visit the DOS Website.

Yvonne Fung

MBA, Policy & Planning

"After graduating from Anderson, I got a job as an Operations Analyst at Accion, where I developed strategic planning and project management skills and was eventually tasked with managing a team. My current position is Director of Organizational Systems; I lead our IT and Fundraising teams and have recently joined Accion's Senior Management Team. On a daily basis, I find myself referring back to the concepts and skills that I learned during grad school." Read more about Yvonne's experience at Anderson...