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MBA in Strategic Management

Northcentral University's online Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management program is designed for students looking to advance their business skills and increase their knowledge of strategic management and long-term planning. Read on to learn more about this online MBA program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the MBA in Strategic Management program may be interested in strategic planning and have strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills. They may already have some business experience or knowledge. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management program offered by NCU provides students with a solid foundation in developing and implementing business strategy while also allowing them to take core courses in foundational business areas, including finance, operations management, and marketing. This combination of courses helps students gain skills in long-term planning, goal-setting, and business decision-making while also helping them to improve their leadership skills. The concentration courses include topics in identifying, assessing, and developing effective marketing strategies for the domestic and global marketplaces. Students will also be introduced to the analysis tools used to create their strategic recommendations.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)

  • MBA 5102: Welcome to Changing Times - Business in the 21st Century
  • MBA 5110: Managing People and Teams
  • MBA 5121: Managerial Decision-Making
  • MBA 5130: Managing Business Finances
  • MBA 5140: Operations Management
  • MBA 5150: Innovation and Marketing
  • MBA 6010: Strategic Planning Capstone Course

Strategic Management Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • ENT 5001: Strategic Market Assessments
  • IB 5016: Global Business Strategic Management
  • MGT 5007: Strategic Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the Strategic Management MBA program, graduates might decide to continue their education. They could pursue a related doctoral degree, which could strengthen their business management and leadership skills or allow them to add another area of specialization, such as in international business or organizational leadership. Degrees they could pursue include:

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Management
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - International Business
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Management
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

Completing the Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management program offered at NCU may help graduates prepare for advanced management positions within their current organization. Graduates may also choose to seek consulting or strategic planning roles in a variety of public or private companies, not-for-profit organizations, or government agencies. Some of the positions graduates could seek may include:

  • Strategic Management Specialist
  • Strategic Planning Consultant
  • Chief Operations Manager
  • Senior Strategy Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Operations Manager

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