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Strategy, Competitiveness and Economic Development Course

Eastern Washington University's Master of Business Administration program is proud to be just one of a dozen universities in North America authorized to teach the Strategy, Competitiveness and Economic Development, a distinct business course based on materials developed by the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard School of Business. The course is offered in collaboration with universities around the worldand is designed to have a meaningful impact on the economic competitiveness of the communities in which it is taught.

The Strategy, Competitiveness and Economic Development  course explores the determinants of regional and national competitiveness and economic development by focusing on the productivity of firms operating in the region. It examines competitiveness from the perspective of firms, economic clusters, regions, nations and groups of neighboring countries. The roles played by the practices of local firms, the vitality of clusters, the quality of the business environment and competition, governemnt, industry associations and universities will be discussed.

The course is taught by Professor Harm-Jan Steenhuis and is open to the public. Regional business and community leaders are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the EWU MBA Program Direcor at 509-828-1248 or


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