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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 024: Erik Lindholm, Deloitte Technology

This month we had the pleasure of speaking with Erik Lindholm, Digital Transformation Lead at Deloitte Technology and DePaul MBA Alumnus. What we loved about this conversation was that we didn’t focus on any particular technology, industry insight, or strategy...

Episode 023: Jennifer Asplund, AT&T

This month we are joined by AT&T Vice President of Mobility Customer Care and DePaul MBA Alumna, Jennifer Asplund. We really lucked out in this episode, because Jennifer not only sits in a position that has a 30,000 ft view of a highly competitive industry within...

Episode 022: John Adams II, Zekelman Industries

In this episode, we are joined by DePaul Alumnus, John Adams III. John is the Inside Sales & Customer Service Manager at Zekelman Industries, a firm that manufactures steel piping for large scale construction projects. We’ve talked about steel on this podcast...

Recent Talks

Strategy & Innovation within the Automotive Industry on Oct. 29th

The Economics & Strategy Talk: Strategy & Innovation in the Automotive Industry will be held on October 29 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm CT via Zoom. This panel discussion is a part of the quarterly Economics & Strategy Talks hosted by DePaul University’s Department...

Talk on May 7, 2021: Tanner Krause, CEO of Kum & Go

We were thrilled to host DePaul MBA Alumnus Tanner Krause, CEO of Kum & Go for the Economics & Strategy Talk on May 7, 2021. Kum & Go is a Midwest-based convenience store chain that sells gasoline and retail items. Tanner offered a candid conversation...

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

Our next Economics & Strategy Talk 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, firms can...

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.