In such a globally connected and competitive business landscape, how can companies create winning strategies and what are some of the organizational issues that need to be successfully addressed? The courses are designed to help business leaders create strategies that enable their companies to achieve and sustain competitive advantage and growth in their respective businesses. Participants will focus on examining well-developed concepts, analytical techniques and frameworks in strategic management that are useful in developing, evaluating, and implementing strategies to position their organizations to deliver superior value to customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Who Should Attend

The certificate is designed for participants who lead either individual companies or business units within large corporations, or alternately have other general management responsibilities in their organizations. This could include responsibilities for strategy, corporate planning and business or corporate development. Leaders in functional roles could also benefit by attending this program in terms of understanding how to create better value in their individual function within the context of their company’s overall business or competitive strategy.

Graduate Certificate In Strategic Management
Upcoming Dates: TBD
Tuition: TBD; Tuition includes class materials, and daily breakfast and lunch. It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.


Prashant Kale, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Strategic Management

  • Essentials of Strategy
  • Strategies for Growth
  • Global Strategy
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Strategy Execution
  • Creating Advantage through Acquisitions and Alliances


Cancellation Policy
Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a 6% administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.