Competitive environments are complex. This complexity often hinders the ability of managers to make good decisions. LSMI 571: Strategic Management is an introductory course designed for leaders and managers seeking to enhance their analytical skills for the purpsos of making good decisions for their organizations or industry, their strategy, and their business environment. This course covers fundamental concepts and principles for strategic management. It is intended to quickly provide students with key analytical tools that can help them make better decisions about the myriad of challenges and opportunities in their path.