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The Business Strategy & Decision-Making Program is a part of the Department of Economics at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The mission of the Program is to bring together DePaul students and alumni to share ideas and insights surrounding the use of economic and other decision-making frameworks in business and everyday life.

The Program offers a number of strategy-focused classes that can be found on the Economics Department web page. The purpose of this blog site is to house additional resources, insights, and content about strategy and decision-making. 

News & Praise

Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 052: Luke Balderson, Arc3 Gases

For May, we begin a two-part interview with Business Strategy & Decision Making alumnus Luke Balderson. This part 1, dives deep into Luke’s multidecade career in the far reaching and fascinating industrial gases industry. Luke is a composed, experienced, and...

Episode 051: Roxy Kozyckyj, AdvaMed

For Episode 51, MS-EPA graduate Roxy Kozyckyj joins us. Roxy is Senior Director, State Government & Regional Affairs for the advanced medical technology association AdvaMed and has spent most of her career in healthcare policy, from advocacy, to intern, to...

Episode 050: Andrew Zarkowsky, The Hartford

It’s the end of winter term, and we’re talking insurance; you’ll be surprised by what you hear. Andrew Zarkowsky, MBA 2018, is Technology Industry Practice Leader for the insurance giant The Hartford and specializes in underwriting technology firms. In this episode,...

Recent Talks

Economics & Strategy Talk featuring Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, May 4th, 2023

On May 4th we hosted DePaul’s own Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope in the Economics and Strategy Talk series. In this eye-opening discussion, Kelly revealed details about her new book “Fool Me Once” and what she’s learned about fraud throughout her...

Economics & Strategy Talk Series featuring Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope

Our next guest in the Economics and Strategy Talk series is award-winning educator, researcher, author, and documentary filmmaker​ Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope. She is the Dr. Barry Jay Epstein Endowed Professor of Forensic Accounting at DePaul University in Chicago, IL....

Economics & Strategy Talk featuring Amy Bucher, October 20th, 2022

On October 20th the Economics and Strategy Talk series hosted Amy Bucher, Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio and author of “Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change”. Amy discussed the intersection of behavioral science and design, what she’s learned...

If you have any questions about this Program or the material on this site, please feel free to reach out the program head, Rafael Tenorio via email at rtenorio@depaul.edu.