Strategic Management Degree Overview
Our MBA with a specialization in Strategic Management prepares you to effectively analyze operations, address competition, survive volatile markets and evolve operations in a fast-paced business environment. Both on-campus and online strategic management courses are offered at Regis.
Businesses today operate in a highly competitive marketplace. Therefore, it is important to take into consideration not only projects but also the organization's vision, objectives and policies. The MBA with a specialization in Strategic Management program fosters the ability to factor in all the unique facets of your organization and recommend a strategy to capitalize on them.
As a student of Regis University's Strategic Management specialization, you will explore the changes that occur in your industry and develop an analytic framework for evaluating organizational and competitive business strategies, use existing corporate technology and methodologies to implement and manage strategy and change and incorporate values-centered, socially aware, ethical thinking into strategic change management. As an MBA graduate, you will understand the importance of defining a corporate strategy, the implementation of technology methodologies and change management.
Potential Careers for Graduates With an MBA in Strategic Management:
- CEO (chief executive officer)
- COO (chief operating officer)
- Vice President
- Business Owner
Total Strategic Management Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours
- Core requirements: 18 credit hours
- Specialization requirements: 9 credit hours
- Specialization electives: 9 credit hours
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
|Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
||Sustainability and the Context of Business in the 21st Century or MBAC 603 Decision Points in Marketing and Operations
||The Economics of Management
||Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
||Developing Effective Organizations
||Financial Governance, Planning and Control
|Specialization Requirements (9 credit hours)
||Strategy Implementation and Management
|Specialization Electives (9 credit hours)
9 credit hours (3 classes) selected from the following:
||Leadership: Explored and Applied
||History and Theory of Management
||Power and Politics
||Finance for Strategic Managers
||Seminar in Strategic Management
|Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
||Business Platforms: A Model for the 21st Century
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.
How to Apply
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Materials Needed for Application and Admission
Applicants seeking an MBA in Strategic Management degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Complete the online graduate application
- Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
- Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
- Admissions essay approximately 500 words or official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam.
- Current resume
- Two online recommendations from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
- Students without a business undergraduate degree will have two options to complete the accounting and finance prerequisites. Learn more about the MBA prerequisites here.
- Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
- The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
- Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Students who are otherwise accepted into the MBA program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.
Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.
Applications due two weeks prior to start date.
|Summer 8W1 2015
||May 4, 2015
||April 20, 2015
|Summer 8W2 2015
||June 29, 2015
||June 15, 2014
|Fall 8W1 2015
||August 24, 2015
||August 10, 2015
|Fall 8W2 2015
||October 19, 2015
||October 5, 2015
|Spring 8W1 2016
||January 11, 2016
||December 28, 2015
|Spring 8W2 2016
||March 7, 2016
||February 22, 2016
|Summer 8W1 2016
||May 2, 2016
||April 18, 2016
*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.
2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015
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