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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. 

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 014: Bradley Lerner, Equipment International

This month we are joined by DePaul MBA Alumnus and COO of Equipment International, Bradley Lerner. In February 2020, Bradley had recently stepped into his role as the operations leader for a Chicago based firm that sells and services industrial laundry solutions. As...

Episode 013: Tom Lubinski, adidas

In this episode we are joined by DePaul Triple Demon Tom Lubinski, Product Manager at adidas. As you might expect from the competitive nature of sports, the sports apparel industry is similarly competitive. Jobs at firms are coveted by sports lovers, so high...

Episode 012: Kirsten Ahlen, Ahlen Consulting

In this last episode of 2020, we speak with DePaul Double Demon, Kirsten Ahlen. Kirsten is a musician turned consultant that specializes in strategic management for Associations. Associations are a specific kind of nonprofit that usually represents a trade or...

Recent Talks

Talk on February 19, 2021: Algorithmic Pricing and Market Competition

Our next Economics & Strategy Talk will hosted Professor Joseph Harrington from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania who presented “Algorithmic Pricing & Market Competition” on February 19, 2021. As a result of Big Data and AI,...

Talk on October 21, 2020: The Value of Nature to Our Economic Well-Being

On October 21, 2020, Ralph Chami presented a 1-hour presentation called “The Value of Nature to Our Economic Well-Being” followed by Q&A. For the longest time, humans have assumed that they are separate from the natural world and that nature provides...

Strategy Talk on June 4, 2020: Strategic Challenges Facing Small Businesses & Policy Implications

On June 4th, 2020, Patrick Delehanty presented his Strategy Talk “Strategic Challenges Facing Small Businesses & Policy Implications”. Patrick is the Director of Economic Research for the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. He will...

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.