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Management, Strategy and Leadership

Master of Science

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$32,700

Tuition

20 Months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The critical issues impacting organizations today need forward-thinking solutions and future-focused leaders who are prepared to face any challenge and effectively guide and grow their organization in today's fast-paced business landscape. Michigan State University's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership provides you with a practical education experience, impactful skills and critical knowledge base to develop your leadership excellence.

The M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership is a 100% online program with a combination of video-based lectures, an interactive online classroom environment and one-on-one instructor time. Structured in an accelerated time frame of 15 sequential five-week course modules, the program can be completed in under two years, meaning this program works for you, on your time and your schedule to help you earn your master's degree that much faster!

 

Program Outcomes

The program empowers you to develop your own influential style and gain the comprehensive skills needed to effectively lead, grow and create a future-focused vision for your organization and your career through the following key components of management, strategy and leadership:

  • Best practices for recruiting, developing and retaining top talent
  • Managing changes in industry life cycles and global business operations
  • Improving a firm's capabilities and sources of competitive advantage
  • Strategic decision making, planning and execution techniques
  • Implementing training, succession planning and leadership development for positive organizational impact
  • Applying different types of leadership behaviors (participative, transactional, ethical, transformational, directive and supportive) for effective team performance
  • Driving organizational performance through emotional intelligence, visioning, confidence expression and communication

Career Outlook

The M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership is designed for experienced business professionals looking to maximize their potential in managing people, leading organizations and enhancing their career opportunities. Earning your Master's in Management, Strategy and Leadership can enhance your career potential and empower you to pursue your professional goals, including positions and salaries like these:

  • Financial Manager: $127,990*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
  • Sales Manager: $124,220*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
  • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs

Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

Core

MGT 801 - Analyzing Your Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 804 - International Management (2 Credits)
MGT 810 - Human Resource Management for General Managers (3 Credits)
MGT 811 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Staffing (2 Credits)
MGT 814 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace (2 Credits)
MGT 817 - Managing the Learning Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 818 - Talent Management and Development (2 Credits)
MGT 822 - Developing Reward and Compensation Systems (2 Credits)
MGT 824 - Developing Managerial Skills (2 Credits)
MGT 840 - Leadership and Team Management (2 Credits)
MGT 842 - Leading Strategic Change (2 Credits)
MGT 850 - Competitive and Business Strategy (2 Credits)
MGT 856 - Corporate Strategy (2 Credits)
MGT 863 - Negotiations (2 Credits)
MGT 873 - Strategic Decision Making (2 Credits)
MGT 881 - Creating an Ethical Organization (2 Credits)

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
    Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s)
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale. Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the degree in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
  • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,429
$12,084

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The critical issues impacting organizations today need forward-thinking solutions and future-focused leaders who are prepared to face any challenge and effectively guide and grow their organization in today's fast-paced business landscape. Michigan State University's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership provides you with a practical education experience, impactful skills and critical knowledge base to develop your leadership excellence.

The M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership is a 100% online program with a combination of video-based lectures, an interactive online classroom environment and one-on-one instructor time. Structured in an accelerated time frame of 15 sequential five-week course modules, the program can be completed in under two years, meaning this program works for you, on your time and your schedule to help you earn your master's degree that much faster!

 

Program Outcomes

The program empowers you to develop your own influential style and gain the comprehensive skills needed to effectively lead, grow and create a future-focused vision for your organization and your career through the following key components of management, strategy and leadership:

  • Best practices for recruiting, developing and retaining top talent
  • Managing changes in industry life cycles and global business operations
  • Improving a firm's capabilities and sources of competitive advantage
  • Strategic decision making, planning and execution techniques
  • Implementing training, succession planning and leadership development for positive organizational impact
  • Applying different types of leadership behaviors (participative, transactional, ethical, transformational, directive and supportive) for effective team performance
  • Driving organizational performance through emotional intelligence, visioning, confidence expression and communication

Career Outlook

The M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership is designed for experienced business professionals looking to maximize their potential in managing people, leading organizations and enhancing their career opportunities. Earning your Master's in Management, Strategy and Leadership can enhance your career potential and empower you to pursue your professional goals, including positions and salaries like these:

  • Financial Manager: $127,990*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • Marketing Manager: $117,130*
  • Sales Manager: $124,220*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*
  • Business Management Consultant: $83,610*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs

Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

Core

MGT 801 - Analyzing Your Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 804 - International Management (2 Credits)
MGT 810 - Human Resource Management for General Managers (3 Credits)
MGT 811 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Staffing (2 Credits)
MGT 814 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace (2 Credits)
MGT 817 - Managing the Learning Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 818 - Talent Management and Development (2 Credits)
MGT 822 - Developing Reward and Compensation Systems (2 Credits)
MGT 824 - Developing Managerial Skills (2 Credits)
MGT 840 - Leadership and Team Management (2 Credits)
MGT 842 - Leading Strategic Change (2 Credits)
MGT 850 - Competitive and Business Strategy (2 Credits)
MGT 856 - Corporate Strategy (2 Credits)
MGT 863 - Negotiations (2 Credits)
MGT 873 - Strategic Decision Making (2 Credits)
MGT 881 - Creating an Ethical Organization (2 Credits)

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
    Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s)
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale. Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the degree in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams, as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
  • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,429
$12,084

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.