Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management prepares future business leaders with strategic management principles by emphasizing the executive manager’s perspective and evaluating the strategy of various types of organizations in the global economy. Courses cover key areas associated with strategic management including corporate strategy, competitive strategy, corporate political and non-market strategy, business and government relations, strategic decision making, strategic networks, and strategic leadership. This program is valuable to individuals interested in the fields of consulting, business development, corporate strategy, corporate political strategy, sustainability, strategic compliance, and business and government relations.

Students must complete all of the required and elective credits from the course options below and are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Courses completed as a non-degree student are not eligible for application towards the certificate requirements.

Required Courses • 9 credits

Choose nine credits from the following list:

  • MBAD 6288 | Strategic Management (MBA students only)
  • SMPP 6202 | Business & Government Relations
  • SMPP 6210 | Strategic Environmental Management
  • SMPP 6290 | Special Topics: Strategic Leadership and Social Capital
  • SMPP 6290 | Special Topics: Strategic Networking

Electives • 3 credits*

  • SMPP 6211 | Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations
  • SMPP 6290 | Special Topics: Strategic Negotiations in Society
  • SMPP 6290 | Special Topics: Corporate Strategy

*The electives listed here represent a small sample of a larger list that may be viewed in the University Bulletin.