Earning Your MBA in Strategic Management at Regis

Regis University’s MBA in Strategic Management focuses on the process of strategically positioning an organization for success.
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MBA in Strategic Management

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)
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur

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.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
MBAX 600 Sustainability and the Context of Business in the 21st Century or MBAC 603 Decision Points in Marketing and Operations
MBAC 600 The Economics of Management
MBAC 601 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
MBAC 602 Developing Effective Organizations
MBAC 604 Financial Governance, Planning and Control
Specialization Requirements (9 credit hours)
MBAM 611 Strategy Formulation
MBAM 612  Strategy Implementation and Management
MBAM 615  Managing Change 
Specialization Electives (9 credit hours)
9 credit hours (3 classes) selected from the following:
MBAM 604 Leadership: Explored and Applied
MBAM 609 Professional Communications
MBAM 616 History and Theory of Management
MBAM 617 Power and Politics
MBAM 618 Finance for Strategic Managers
MBAM 695E-W Seminar in Strategic Management
Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
MBAX 695 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.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 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.
  • Official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam OR one admission essay approximately 1,500 words long.
  • 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.
  • Faculty interview
  • 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.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014
Fall 8W1 2014 August 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Fall 8W2 2014 October 20, 2014 October 6, 2014
Spring 8W1 2015 January 5, 2015 December 22, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $28,155 36 $780 $75
Online $28,155 36 $780 $75

Directed study for the 2014-2015 academic year costs $780 per credit hour.

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $29,235 36 $810 $75
Online $29,235 36 $810 $75

Directed study for the 2013-2014 academic year costs $810 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.