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The Strategic Management Concentration focuses on strategic decision-making skills essential to corporate success in both the private and public sectors. Students examine the analysis and implementation of strategy while integrating key leadership characteristics necessary for success as business leaders.

This program targets individuals who desire an advanced understanding of and expertise in managing strategic processes while integrating the key leadership strategies necessary for individual and corporate growth and development. These skills are integrated through four interdisciplinary approaches -  global, ethical, quality, and humanistic - using case analysis and interactive technologies.

Students who want to take the Certified Professional Manager (CM) exams from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) should enroll in MGMT699 as part of DU's MBA Strategic Management Concentration.

In addition, students who want to sit for the Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam developed and conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) should complete GPMT699 as one of their course options in this concentration.

Davenport’s Master of Business Administration with concentrations requires a minimum of 39 credit hours leading to an MBA. The student should complete the core requirements prior to proceeding to concentration courses.

Foundations of Business Requirements
All students admitted into the Davenport University MBA are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students without an earned grade of C or better within the last eight years in undergraduate course work in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing and statistics will be required to take these foundational courses (500-level). Students who score below 4.0 on the analytical writing section of the GMAT will be required to take MGMT535 Managerial Communications.

ACCT510 Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520 Management and Marketing
FINC510 Foundations of Financial Management
MGMT535 Managerial Communications
STAT500 Statistics for Business

Core Courses 18 cr.
ACCT640 Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
BUSN650 Business Analysis 3 cr.
ECON625 Managerial Economics 3 cr.
FINC620 Financial Management 3 cr.
MGMT645 Organizational Development and Culture 3 cr.
MKTG610 Marketing Strategies 3 cr.
Concentration Courses 18 cr.
HRMG700 Managing Human Resources 3 cr.
GPMT699 or MGMT735 Certified Project Management Prep or Managing Projects 3 cr.
MGMT699 or MGMT725 Certified Manager Prep or Effective Leadership 3 cr.
MGMT745 Operations and Quality Management 3 cr.
MGMT747 Sustainable Business Strategies 3 cr.
MGMT755 or MGMT780 Strategic Management and Planning or Global Business Strategies 3 cr.
Capstone - Choose one of the following: 3 cr.
CAPS781 Business Study Abroad 3 cr.
CAPS790 MBA Capstone Internship 3 cr.
CAPS799 MBA Capstone Experience 3 cr.