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, including 3 credits in a required course/courses and 9 credits in elective courses.
3 credits in strategy foundations selected from the following*:
SMPP 6204Strategy Concepts
or MBAD 6288 Strategic Management
MBAD 6286
MBAD 6287
Strategic Management I
and Strategic Management II
6 credits (two courses) in strategy-focused electives selected from the following:
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6218Topics in Business and Society
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Leadership and Social Capital)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Negotiationsand Ethics)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Networking)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Fraud, Corruption, and Scandal)
3 credits (1 course) selected from the following or from above.
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
MGT 6253Leadership and Executive Development
MKTG 6255Strategic Brand Management

*The option to take MBAD 6288, or MBAD 6266 and MBAD 6287, is restricted to MBA students. All other students take SMPP 6204 to meet this requirement.