Any firm must have a strategy in place. As a result, it is critical for prospective managers to comprehend not just the theoretical aspects of strategy, but also the practical complexities and subtleties. From being a specialist in finance or marketing to being an entrepreneur, the Strategist in you needs to shine through.

As a club, Strategist is the perfect platform for its members to identify and hone these critical abilities. We aim to maintain, expand, and leverage students' interest in the field of strategy, and to serve as a cornerstone of the institute's strategic activities. As Strategy fits with all the core competencies - Finance, Marketing, IT, HR; it works closely with all other academic clubs to develop synergies and provide a holistic approach to the students of MDI.

Strategist’s engagement is not just limited to developing core consulting knowledge and a strategic mindset, but the team also works on multiple team-building exercises involving event management, creativity, and marketing. Strategist is oriented to reach greater heights with the efforts put in by the students. The vision of the club is “To boost the interests and improve the acumen of students, helping them maximize their potential in the domain.

Club Activities and Initiatives:

MDI Casebook: Strategist is actively working on the fourth edition of its casebook to make it bigger and better with more variety and depth to the cases, guesstimates, and sector reports to help students have a more wholesome preparation for a career in Consulting.

Consulting Circles: A one-of-a-kind concept focused on peer-to-peer learning to help students prepare for consulting roles and develop a consulting culture on the campus. It involves a series of business case studies and guesstimates to be attempted in student groups to inculcate the culture of peer learning.

Strategist Speaks: A newsletter in the form of creative and exciting infographics, highlighting the latest trends and developments in various sectors such as automotive, technology, banking, consumer products, oil and gas, education, etc. to keep the students updated with the industry.

StratVision (Flagship Event): StratVision is the consulting conclave organized by Team Strategist which comprises three different events i.e., Strategy Sprint-Off (All India Case Competition), Enigma Excursion (Treasure Hunt), and Consulting Cadence Talk (Guest Speaker Session). StratVision has been introduced as a new initiative undertaken by Team Strategist in the year 2024 to boost the consulting culture at MDI and provide a ground where students of MDI can compete with students from different B-schools.

BizCzar: The National Level Case Study Competition, BizCzar is conducted every year during Imperium, in association with a case partner, with a participation of more than 650 students from all across India.

OTS Events: Various On The Spot events such as spot guesstimates, Strategic Relay, and spot business case solving are conducted during Imperium.

Workshops & Speaker Series (S-Cube): Strategist regularly invites industry experts to share their views on key developments and issues in the Strategy and Consulting domain.

Compendium: Strategist publishes a comprehensive collection of information, frameworks, tools, and methodologies used in the field of strategy and consulting. It serves as a reference to help students prepare for their interviews and approach complex business problems in a structured and effective way.

Faculty Coordinator: Prof. Rajesh Pillania

Secretary: Balajee Suryavanshi