Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Strategy Track

Strategy Track

The Strategy track may be right for you if you have a broad interest in using quantitative data to support strategic initiatives in an organization. These initiatives typically require aligning all organizational components, including human resources, operations, development and finance, in formulating a strategy. While career paths can span the organization, common roles are:

  • Economic Analysts, who research and analyze economic data, including industry structure, regulatory requirements, and economic trends, to advise both strategy and policy
  • Strategy Analysts, who use data to help senior leaders make strategic choices, such as quantifying potential growth opportunities, identifying areas to innovate, and analyzing organizational capabilities
  • Supply Chain Analysts, who evaluate a firm’s internal operations, including procurement, inventory, and manufacturing to identify areas for process improvement and cost reduction