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Strategic Management

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$9,810

Tuition

6 months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

In today's competitive landscape, organizations value professionals who can create and execute strategies to improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity for a competitive advantage. Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management provides you with the advanced skills, tools and frameworks to make the sound business decisions and execute on the organizational strategies that help drive performance results today and maximize profitability well into the future.

The program curriculum is designed to help enhance your strategic leadership acumen through timely and relevant research findings, not the latest fad in management. Courses are designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in management, including Broad College of Business management department faculty members recognized as some of the most productive researchers in top management journals. All five of the five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MS-MSL degree).

 

Program Outcomes

MSU's Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management will equip you to:

  • Apply best practices for utilizing resources, creating a competitive advantage and improving your strategic position in the market
  • Gain techniques for strategic decision making and long-term planning
  • Analyze industry life cycles and evaluate the market landscape
  • Identify the characteristics of and differences between business unit and corporate strategy
  • Recognize the types of change and different processes to manage and measure it successfully
  • Differentiate key industry drivers, global strategy levers and organizational factors that drive success in the global marketplace
  • Create readiness and a vision for change in your organization

Career Outlook

 

Strategic leaders have the ability to influence those around them through a shared vision to achieve common objectives. The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management is designed for professionals in a variety of fields who are looking to gain the skills needed for an organizational leadership role, including positions and salaries like these:

    • Financial Manager: $127,990*
    • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
    • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
    • Sales Manager: $124,220*
    • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
    • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
    • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

    *Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.

    A Top-Ranked Education

    A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

    • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
    • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
    • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
    Glenn Hodges headshot

    Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate Programs

    Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

    Course Information

     

    Core

    MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
    MGT 850 - Competitive and Business Strategy (2 Credits)

    Elective

    MGT 804 - International Management (2 Credits)
    MGT 856 - Corporate Strategy (2 Credits)
    MGT 873 - Strategic Decision Making (2 Credits)
    MGT 842 - Leading Strategic Change (2 Credits)

     

    Admissions Requirements

     

    To be accepted to this program, you must have:

    • A bachelor's degree
      Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s).
    • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
    • Previous work experience
      Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information.
    • A written personal statement
      Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career.
    • 3 letters of recommendation
      Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
    • Official transcripts from all previous schools

    To apply to this program:

    • Complete the online application.
    • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
    • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
    • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

    Key Dates

    Fall 

    Application Deadline

    July 31st

    Spring 

    Application Deadline

    November 30th

     

     

    Tuition & Fees

     

    In-State Tuition
    Out-of-State Tuition
    $9,810
    $9,810

     

    The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

    Program Overview

    In today's competitive landscape, organizations value professionals who can create and execute strategies to improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity for a competitive advantage. Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management provides you with the advanced skills, tools and frameworks to make the sound business decisions and execute on the organizational strategies that help drive performance results today and maximize profitability well into the future.

    The program curriculum is designed to help enhance your strategic leadership acumen through timely and relevant research findings, not the latest fad in management. Courses are designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in management, including Broad College of Business management department faculty members recognized as some of the most productive researchers in top management journals. All five of the five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MS-MSL degree).

     

    Program Outcomes

    MSU's Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management will equip you to:

    • Apply best practices for utilizing resources, creating a competitive advantage and improving your strategic position in the market
    • Gain techniques for strategic decision making and long-term planning
    • Analyze industry life cycles and evaluate the market landscape
    • Identify the characteristics of and differences between business unit and corporate strategy
    • Recognize the types of change and different processes to manage and measure it successfully
    • Differentiate key industry drivers, global strategy levers and organizational factors that drive success in the global marketplace
    • Create readiness and a vision for change in your organization

    Career Outlook

     

    Strategic leaders have the ability to influence those around them through a shared vision to achieve common objectives. The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management is designed for professionals in a variety of fields who are looking to gain the skills needed for an organizational leadership role, including positions and salaries like these:

      • Financial Manager: $127,990*
      • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
      • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
      • Sales Manager: $124,220*
      • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
      • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
      • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

      *Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.

      A Top-Ranked Education

      A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

      • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
      • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
      • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
      Glenn Hodges headshot

      Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate Programs

      Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

      Course Information

       

      Core

      MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
      MGT 850 - Competitive and Business Strategy (2 Credits)

      Elective

      MGT 804 - International Management (2 Credits)
      MGT 856 - Corporate Strategy (2 Credits)
      MGT 873 - Strategic Decision Making (2 Credits)
      MGT 842 - Leading Strategic Change (2 Credits)

       

      Admissions Requirements

       

      To be accepted to this program, you must have:

      • A bachelor's degree
        Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s).
      • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
      • Previous work experience
        Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information.
      • A written personal statement
        Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career.
      • 3 letters of recommendation
        Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
      • Official transcripts from all previous schools

      To apply to this program:

      • Complete the online application.
      • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
      • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
      • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

      Key Dates

      Fall 

      Application Deadline

      July 31st

      Spring 

      Application Deadline

      November 30th

       

       

      Tuition & Fees

       

      In-State Tuition
      Out-of-State Tuition
      $9,810
      $9,810

       

      The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

      The MSU Value Promise

      You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

      As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

      MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

      MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

      MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

      MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

      MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

      Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.