Become a strategic leader with an MBA in strategic management

Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management Concentration (39 credits)

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 with Davenport's Master of Business Administration in strategic management. This MBA program focuses on strategic decision-making skills essential to corporate success in both the private and public sectors. Students will examine the analysis and implementation of strategy while integrating key leadership characteristics necessary for success as business leaders. 

By earning a master’s degree in strategic management at Davenport, you'll also develop systemic and strategic problem-solving skills. These skills will amplify your résumé and help you lead more effectively in your career in business. Our online MBA program is available through our pioneering Global Campus, one of Michigan’s first online learning communities. You can also pursue your master's in business administration in-seat — full-time or part-time — on Davenport’s Michigan campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Whether you choose Davenport’s online "MBA no GMAT" program or our on-campus option, you’ll learn from expert faculty who will give you the knowledge and skills you need to run your own company or excel as a strategic leader at leading companies and organizations around the world.

Move forward with an MBA in strategic management

If you’re looking to launch or advance your career in business, an MBA is a great choice. What is an MBA degree? MBA stands for “master of business administration.” This well-respected business administration degree helps you develop the skills you need to excel as a business executive, such as the ability to quickly analyze information, develop creative solutions to business problems and inspire and manage teams.

With an MBA in strategic management, students will explore the development and implementation of strategy using case analysis and interactive technologies via four interdisciplinary methodologies — global, ethical, quality and humanistic.

Explore courses for Davenport’s master’s degree in strategic management

Depending on your business background, your business administration degree starts with foundational MBA courses, such as fundamentals of accounting principles and concepts, management and marketing, foundations of financial management and statistics for business. Students will study everything from game theory to the techniques of strategic thinking. Develop the skills needed to strategically implement plans for leading companies and organizations around the world. 

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.

Deep dive into strategic management with our 39-credit strategic management MBA
Earn an MBA in strategic management 100% online or on campus

Why get a master’s degree in business with a strategic management concentration at Davenport?

The in-seat and online strategic management MBA program at Davenport was designed for working professionals just like you. In addition to online, on-campus or hybrid options, you can also take your MBA strategic management courses full time or part-time. Apply relevant work experience or certifications to earn credit toward your master in business administration degree, saving you time and money. And with a 96% graduate satisfaction rate, you can trust Davenport’s master's in business administration with a strategic management concentration is worth your time, energy and effort. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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No GMAT required

Get started on your master’s degree in business with a concentration in strategic management on one of our Michigan campuses and through our Michigan online MBA – with no GMAT requirement.



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Learn from leaders

Take MBA strategic management courses from industry-experienced leaders so you’re prepared for MBA jobs in any industry, anywhere in the world.   


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Hands-on MBA course

Build real business skills through hands-on MBA courses and experiences, like a real-world capstone simulation project. 


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Six start dates

Begin your in-seat or online MBA strategic management program whenever it’s best for you with Davenport’s six start dates. 


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