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.


Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in selected courses.

MBAD 6288Strategic Management
or SMPP 6290 Special Topics
(SMPP 6290 in the topic Strategy Concepts)
Two courses selected from the following:
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Networking and Social Capital)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Negotiations & Ethics)
One additional course from the SMPP courses listed above or one course from the courses listed below:
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
MGT 6253Leadership and Executive Development
MGT 6280Entrepreneurship
MGT 6283Strategic Entrepreneurship
MGT 6290Special Topics (Strategic Human Resources)
MKTG 6255Strategic Brand Management
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6211Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
SMPP 6216Public Policy, Governance, and the Global Market
SMPP 6218Topics in Business and Society
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Public-Private Partnerships)


Please note: Course offerings are dependent on a number of factors, and course availability may change. Students will be notified of any changes by their academic advisor before the start of the semester.