GECB - Certified Strategic Management Specialist. Get Certified

As a CSMS, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and practices in strategic management, and be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and manage strategic initiatives within your organization. The CSMS certification is recognized and demonstrates to employers and peers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in strategic management roles. It is an ideal certification for individuals who want to advance their careers in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years

Learning System
499.99 CSMS Self-Study Exam Prep
  • Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CSMS Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
249.99 GECB CSMS Certification Exams
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
  • Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
  • Use your premium certification right away
  • Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
  • Study materials, not included
649.99 CSMS Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
  • CSMS Learning System and exam voucher
  • 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
  • Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center
  • CSMS Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • No additional costs for up 3 years
  • A digital badge and premium certificate
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The Certified Strategic Management Professional (CSMS) certification is designed for professionals who are involved in the development and execution of strategic initiatives within their organization. The certification provides a comprehensive understanding of strategic management processes, tools, and techniques, and validates the skills necessary to lead successful strategic initiatives. The CSMS certification program covers topics such as strategic planning, organizational analysis, competitive analysis, strategic implementation, and evaluation. It is ideal for professionals who are responsible for driving change, leading transformation initiatives, and creating value for their organization. The CSMS certification is widely recognized in the industry and demonstrates a high level of expertise in strategic management.

Why getting certified?

Getting CSMS certified, offers a number of benefits for professionals looking to advance their careers in the field. Here are some reasons why getting certified is a smart choice:

  • Industry recognition: The Certified Strategic Management Specialist designation is recognized throughout the industry as a mark of excellence and a validation of your skills and expertise.
  • Improved job prospects: Employers often seek out professionals with certifications, and earning your certification can give you a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Enhanced skills and knowledge: Our Certified Strategic Management Specialist program is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to excel in your role and take on leadership positions within your organization.
  • Networking opportunities: Through our certification program, you'll have the chance to connect with other strategy management specialist and build relationships that can help you throughout your career.
  • Personal growth: Earning your certification demonstrates a commitment to your profession and a desire to continually improve your skills and knowledge. This can lead to increased confidence, job satisfaction, and personal fulfillment.

Overall, getting certified with our Certified Strategic Management Specialist is a smart investment in your future and can help you achieve your career goals in the exciting and rapidly evolving field of supply chain management.

Eligibility requirements

  • To be eligible for our Certified Strategic Management program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of (3) years of experience in strategic management or related fields
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge and skills in strategic management, acquired through self-study or completion of an approved CSMS training program or equivalent education
  • Passing score on the CSMS certification exam.

Pre requisite

  • Being a CPMP certified in good standing or equivalent certification.
  • Three (3) or more years of practical experience in strategic management or related fields
  • Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but is highly recommended

Application and exam

  • Step 1: Determine your eligibility
  • Step 2: Choose your learning option
  • Step 3: Purchase your CSMS bundle
  • Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
  • Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
  • Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
  • Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.


Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.

  • Module 1 Introduction to Strategic Management
  • Module 2 Strategic Analysis
  • Module 3 Strategy Formulation
  • Module 4 Strategy Implementation
  • Module 5 Strategy Control and Evaluation
  • Module 6 Leadership in Strategic Management
  • Module 7 Advanced Topics in Strategic Management

2023 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options for any study style


Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.


Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.


Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.

Corporate and group

Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.

Last modified: Thursday, 27 July 2023, 11:46 AM