Master of Science in Strategic Management

Strategic Management Degree Requirements

The Strategic Management degree program has a 30-credit curriculum, wherein students will complete a 24-credit core (including a 3-credit Capstone course) and 6 credits of electives from one of three emphasis to satisfy degree requirements.

All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a “C-” has been earned will not be counted toward a degree in Strategic Management; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average.


Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses24
Applied Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management
Introduction to Strategic Management
International Supply Chain Management
Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
Organizational Development
Capstone in Strategic Management
Elective credits chosen from one of three emphasis6
Total Credits30

Strategic Human Resources Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Talent Development
Strategic Human Resources
Current Issues in Human Resources
Total Credits6

Strategic Marketing Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Consumer Behavior
eMarketing Applications
Customer Relationship Management
Total Credits6

Strategic Sourcing Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Purchasing Management
Warehousing and Distribution Management
Total Credits6

Any new elective courses will apply for all catalog years unless otherwise stated.

Certificate in Strategic Management

Strategic management is the process of identifying and capturing a valuable market position. The strategic management certificate provides a focused view into both the science and practice of building value for the firm across multiple domains.

UW-Platteville offers several graduate certificates.  These certificates are distinct from the Master's degree, but credit earned for them might be applied toward the completion of the degree.  To earn a certificate, students must complete all the required courses through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, under the direction of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty.  Transferred courses or course substitutions are not allowed.

To obtain a graduate certificate, students must:

  • Complete the certificate with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course from the certificate program
  • Request a certificate through their advisor within one year from completion of the final course of the certificate

To earn the certificate, students must complete the following requirements: 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BUSADMIN 7000Introduction to Strategic Management3
OCL 7330Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice3
BUSADMIN 6630Marketing Management3
or ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management
OCL 7500Organizational Development3
or BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
Total Credits12