Courses: Science of Strategy

Your success as a leader hinges on your ability to analyze strategic issues, develop deep insight, solve complex problems, find innovative solutions, make critical tradeoffs and align key stakeholders – while operating under conditions of limited time, data and resources. 

IPL-Columbia's Science of Strategy curriculum provides you with practical frameworks, insights and tools to strengthen your ability to formulate solutions that address critical strategic challenges and opportunities under both stable and highly dynamic market conditions.  You will master the skills you need to establish yourself as a trusted advisor to your superiors, colleagues, clients and partners. 

Science of Strategy draws on skills and best practices from top-tier practitioners and firms in management consulting, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and creative leadership.  Leading organizations that have tapped IPL to provide Science of Strategy training to their executives include Pfizer, Verizon, Microsoft, Hitachi, American Express, Best Buy and Ericsson. 

IPL-Columbia's Science of Strategy curriculum is organized along 3 personal leadership competencies, each of which can be mastered by taking the associated Executive Program. 


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
— Abraham Lincoln

Excellent program! It exceeded my expectations in two areas: the content delivery by Prof. Wadhwa — he is awesome — and the organization of the material online. You will develop a new friend professionally in this program. I really enjoyed the format and especially appreciate the insights and the systemic way they are broken down and delivered.
— Charles Buttler, Vice President, Tech Ops Advertising, AOL Inc.
Charles Buttler

Charles Buttler

This course offered valuable, practical and usable content with the flexibility to follow it at one’s own pace and time. Professor Hitendra has an enthusiastic and engaging approach to the lessons that kept me engaged without effort.
— Xavier Cahiz, Vice President, Supply Chain Asia - Pacific, Baxter International
Xavier Cahiz

Xavier Cahiz