Gain the skills needed to manage strategic processes and lead

Strategic Management Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

Take your career to the next level and deepen your managerial skillset with a graduate certificate in strategic management at Davenport University. Through the strategic management graduate certificate, students will gain an advanced understanding of and expertise in managing strategic processes while integrating the key leadership strategies necessary for individual and corporate growth and development. You'll position yourself to exceed employer expectations, transform communities, and earn a higher salary.

Built for working professionals, you can complete the strategic management graduate certificate 100% online through Davenport’s Global Campus or on campuses across Michigan. This graduate certificate can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or while taking Master of Business Administration courses.

Davenport's College of Business holds specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) so you know you’re receiving high-quality, innovative instruction.

Is a strategic management certificate worth it? 

As you consider the strategic management graduate certificate at Davenport, you may be wondering, “Is a strategic management certificate worth it?” Earning a graduate certificate keeps you competitive in your current role by allowing you to build upon your skills, but it can also help transition you into new career opportunities with a higher salary potential. 

Explore classes for Davenport's strategic management graduate certificate

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.

Prerequisite: MGMT653 Leading Organizations (3 cr) and BUSN688 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management.

*Students who completed GPMT499 and/or MGMT399 at the undergraduate level are not eligible to complete GPMT699 and/or MGMT699 and may not use either undergraduate class as a substitute for GPMT699 or MGMT699.

Finish this graduate certificate in just one semester
Earn your certificate 100% online through Davenport's Global Campus
95% of Davenport University students receive financial aid
Apply 100% of your certification course credits to an MBA in strategic management

Why pursue a strategic management graduate certificate at Davenport?

In as little as one semester, you’ll develop a foundational understanding of business. You’ll be well-positioned for new job opportunities. By earning the strategic management graduate certificate, you’ll be poised for advancement within your career. After completing the graduate certificate, you'll be set to continue your education with an MBA from Davenport

While earning your business certificate, you’ll get personalized attention from professors who are experts in their fields. And with a 96% graduate satisfaction rate, you can trust Davenport’s graduate certificate in strategic management is worth your time, energy and effort. 

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Built for working professionals

Choose the option that best fits your schedule: online finance courses or in-person classes at our campus in Grand Rapids


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IACBE accreditation

Receive a finance graduate certificate online or on-campus that holds specialized accreditation by the IACBE


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Credits that apply to our MBA in strategic management degree

Reap the career benefits of our graduate certificate in finance now and enjoy the added bonus of course credits you can apply toward Davenport’s MBA degree.


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Preparation for jobs in business

Take graduate courses from industry-experienced leaders so you're prepared for a career in any industry, anywhere in the world. 


Get started on your graduate certificate in strategic management 

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your graduate certificate in strategic management at Davenport. 

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Start or advance your career in business with Davenport's strategic management graduate certificate. Request more information or begin your application now.

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
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