Doctorate in Strategic Planning


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Program Description


Doctor of Strategic Planning at AIU

The Doctorate of Strategic Management (BA) program prepares students for careers in managing organizational resources in government, profit and non-profit organizations, and graduate study. The job of the manager is to coordinate the activities of people and resources to accomplish the company’s objectives.

The Doctorate of Strategic Management (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs.

Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Doctorate of Strategic Management (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education.

This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Strategic Management

  • Business Planning Capstone
  • Financial Analysis for Business Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management
  • Leadership Theory and Discovery
  • Strategic Management
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Diversity in Society
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Foundations of Business
  • Accounting
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Professional Ethics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Research

Orientation Courses

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Strategic Management

  • Doctorate Thesis Project
  • MBM300 Thesis Proposal
  • MBM302 Doctorate Thesis (5,000 words)
  • Publication: Each Doctorate of Strategic Management graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Doctorate of Strategic Management

Job Description Doctorate in Strategic Management

Strategic or institutional management is the conduct of drafting, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It is the process of specifying the organization's mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs, which are designed to achieve these objectives, and then allocating resources to implement the policies and plans, projects and programs.

Skills for Success

  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Technical skills
  • Management skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Professional Associations

  • The Association of Internal Management Consultants (AIMC)

Resources and Tools

  • Strategic Planning Society
  • The Journal of Business Strategies

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Last updated Aug 2020

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