Strategic Management Certificate Program


The Strategic Management Certificate Program is an online course that uses a simulation to immerse you in the hands-on, real world experience of running a global, multi-million dollar company. Through the use of a management system process, you and your virtual team will develop your company’s strategy and decide whether to enter into emerging markets. Strategy implementation occurs through decision making in various departments: R&D, Marketing, Production, and Finance. You will understand the importance of analyzing internal operating data and external data regarding the actions of competitors and the surrounding business environment. As you move throughout the course, you will learn how every decision you make has an impact on the other departments and the company’s bottom line, as well understanding how to assess and adjust the Key Performance Indicators you establish for your company. This course demonstrates the importance of cross-functional collaboration in order for your team to achieve its goals and is truly a live case study of Strategic Management.
An enterprise level strategic management program delivered to individual organization management teams is available through DePaul Corporate Training.

For More Information, Contact:

Janie Rollinson
  • Email:
  • Phone: (312) 362-5792
  • FAX: (312) 362-8764

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals who lead, manage or have direct responsibilities tied to the development and implementation of strategy
  • Professionals building a pathway to professional certification and career development in strategic planning and management
  • Strategic management consultants
  • Owners and senior executives who see the need for more effective strategic management processes in their organizations


  • Build skills and tools to facilitate planning, implementing and evaluating a strategic plan
  • Utilize your business acumen and strategic planning skills to manage a simulated company and discover the ways functional areas cooperate to achieve strategic goals
  • Apply your strategic management toolkit to your organization to support cross-functional, global leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will I need to purchase a textbook?
No, there is no textbook required for this program. However, the program will require the use of a Business Strategy computer simulation. The cost of the simulation software is $100 and is not included in the program fee. The instructor will provide instructions for registration and a link to purchase the software prior to the class start date.
Will I get certified by taking this program?
No, this is a certificate program, not a professional certification.
Can I earn CEUs with this program?
Yes, upon successful completion of the program, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are nationally recognized units that signify post-secondary studies ineligble for traditional academic credit. Each 10 hours of class time equals one CEU credit.
Will there be quizzes or tests?
This program will include various graded assignments that may include quizzes, a final exam and a project. This is a non-credit program, so no university credit is given, but you will receive a letter grade and CEUs from DePaul CPE.


Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Add the course you are interested in to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Registration is also available via phone, fax or mail. An Adobe Acrobat PDF of the registration form is provided for your convenience.

Course Availability

No sections of this course are currently being offered.