Career Options After Strategic Management

What is Strategic Management?

Strategic Management is a discipline that is part of Management. This element of management focuses on setting the direction for private, public and non-profit organizations manage their resources to achieve their goals and objectives. Functions within strategic management include setting objectives, analyzing the competitive environment, analyzing the internal organization, evaluating strategies, and implementing strategies. It incorporates elements of finance, accounting, HR management, marketing, IT as well as strategy.  

What makes Strategic Management at UTSC unique? 

Our training provides a unique combination of theoretical models and real-world practical applications. Our students have the option to stream in Entrepreneurship. Our Faculty are a powerful blend of world-class researchers in business strategy and seasoned, successful business leaders. 

Skills of Strategic Management Grads

  • Advise corporations on business strategy
  • Develop/maintain business support systems 
  • Generate revenue and cost-cutting strategies 
  • Research/Implement management processes 
  • Effectively collect, analyze and integrate multiple forms of information 
  • Structured thinking and sound/logical judgments to influence change 
  • Communication skills (oral and written) that adapt to a variety of audiences 
  • Identify priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines 
  • Investigate, identify, and deliver strategic/tactical results 
  • Apply relevant information systems and technology

Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads

Common employment destinations include:

  • Financial Analyst 
  • Research Investigator 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Product Strategist 
  • Project Analyst 
  • Project Management Coordinator 
  • Process Coordinator 
  • Marketing Consultant 
  • Business Development Coordinator 
  • Compliance Officer 
  • Strategic Initiatives Associate 
  • Consumer Insight Analyst 

The Career Directory

Strategic Management Grads from UTSC have gone on to:

  • Strategic Management Grads from UTSC have gone on to: 
  • Ontario Public Service (Field Auditory) 
  • PWC Canada (Senior Associate, Technology Advisory) 
  • Rogers Communication (Process Improvement) 
  • OTPP (Project Control Officer

UTSC Strategic Management graduates are working in Human Resources, Social Services, Research and Education.

Graduate & Professional Studies

Popular further education opportunities include:

  • Strategic Management - Master 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) 
  • Project Management (PMP) - Certificate 
  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC) - Certificate 
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC) 
  • Microsoft - specialized courses Use LinkedIn! 

Examples of Fields that ‘Fit’ the Skills of Strategic Management Grads

  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Public Administration  Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction 
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Utilities

Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan

1. Do Your Research

The databases below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay and related career paths:

Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality and interests.

Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:

  • Information Interviews
  • Working On-Campus
  • Internships
  • Volunteering

2. Explore Career Options & Get Experience

Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you’re a student via campus events and programs listed on and

Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.

Find networking opportunities, internship programs and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and Charity Village.

As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC’s Get Hired conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.

As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.

3. Build Your Network

Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!

Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Management Department website.