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Through this specialization offered by only a select number of universities, we provide exposure to the strategic skills needed to manage and position an organization for success. You will learn how to define and establish business strategies, manage strategically and deal with change to accomplish company objectives in a global economy.

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Why Earn a Strategic Management Master's?

The M.B.A. with a concentration in Strategic Management provides you the broad exposure and skills necessary for managing an organization. Strategic Management involves establishing the major direction, strategies and broad policies that an organization will follow to accomplish its objectives. This knowledge is important for sustainable growth of business and the U.S. economy.

An M.B.A. with a concentration in Strategic Management supports growth and development from two perspectives: one, if you have an established career path, the strategic management concentration provides you with the opportunity to gain the broader, more general perspective necessary for promotion to leading managerial positions; two, if you are preparing for the business world, the combination of an undergraduate degree with an M.B.A. concentration in strategic management provides an excellent foundation for additional career opportunities.

Marketable Skills
  • Team work
  • Strategic integration of business subjects
  • Quantitative analysis of business situations
  • Apply principles of ethical conduct
  • Apply knowledge to business situations

Strategic Management Master's Highlights

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business schools, is accredited by the AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, provides the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.
UNT services exclusively for graduate students include writing and statistical support. The Toulouse Graduate School® offers a variety of professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many are available online for your convenience.
Online courses allow you to combine coursework with full-time or part-time employment.
UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business is the choice of more than 8,000 students — making it one of the largest business schools in the nation.

What Can You do With a Strategic Management Master's?

Career opportunities after you complete the M.B.A. program through the Department of Management are abundant.

Career possibilities include:

  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer
  • Compensations and Benefits Manager

Strategic Management Master's Courses You Could Take

Introduction to the Business Decision Process (3 hrs)
Emphasis on model assumptions, applying the correct statistical model and interpreting the results. Topics include simple regression, multiple regression (e.g., qualitative variable coding, model building) and experimental design (e.g., completely randomized design, randomized block design, multi-factor designs).
Financial Management (3 hrs)
Tools and techniques used and proposed in corporate financial management. Analysis of the investment and financing decisions and the environment in which such decisions are made are covered in readings, case problems and class discussion.
Marketing Management (3 hrs)
Application of concepts, tools and procedures employed by practicing marketing managers. Specific attention is given to product development and management, promotion development and management, channel selection and management, physical distribution management, and price setting and management. Students acquire skills in the essentials of case analysis and written as well as oral presentation of their analysis. Oral presentations may be made using electronic media. Groups may be required for case work.
Organizational Behavior and Analysis (3 hrs)
Research emphasis in organizational behavior stressing organization-people linkages and interrelationships, including selection, orientation and training; job design and reward systems; supervision; formal participation schemes; appraisals and development; organizational structure and design; communications; control; and conflict resolution.
Leveraging Information Technology for Business (3 hrs)
Examines the role of information technology (IT) in an organization’s operations, processes and strategy. Challenges students to develop and apply critical thinking skills to understand how to leverage IT to address organizational issues by understanding how, why and where IT is used in organizations.
Accounting for Management (3 hrs)
Designed to provide an understanding of managerial accounting data in making business decisions. Cases, readings and projects are used to examine a wide variety of managerial topics.

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