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Michigan State University’s newly designed Master of Science degree is built on the latest thinking in management, strategy and leadership. The curriculum incorporates useful and practical knowledge balanced across key components of leadership excellence: human resource management and development, team and organizational leadership, and strategic management.

This program was designed by top management researchers from the AACSB-accredited Broad College of Business who are dedicated to challenging students to develop forward-thinking solutions to some of the most important issues impacting organizations. Much of what is covered in the interactive classroom is based on timely and relevant frontline research findings, not the latest fad on the best sellers list. In fact, the Broad College Management Department faculty has been recognized for more than six years as the most productive researchers in top management journals.

Not an MBA

The MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership is designed for passionate, hardworking, team-oriented professionals looking to maximize their potential in managing people and leading organizations. Unlike an MBA, which usually provides broad-based business knowledge focusing specifically on the core business disciplines of accounting, marketing, finance and operations, this degree program hones in on the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and motivate people while developing “big-picture” strategies.

A 20-Month Degree Designed for You - Now Exclusively Online

Breaking the mold from traditional online graduate degrees, this revolutionary Master of Science program can be completed in less than two years. This graduate degree, offered exclusively online, is designed for working professionals like you looking to earn a degree and advance their careers – around their busy schedules. This program leverages the convenience of anytime, anywhere video-based lectures and an interactive online classroom environment, without sacrificing quality or content. In fact, students will complete 15 five-week courses in an accelerated time period, gaining more skills and knowledge than other 12-course, two-year programs.

Curriculum :

Course Title :


Competitive and Business Strategy

Developing Managerial Skills

Strategic Decision Making

Human Resource Management for General Managers

International Management

Managing the Learning Organization


Leadership and Team Management

Creating an Ethical Organization

Fundamentals of Human Resource Staffing

Leading the Strategic Change Process

Corporate Strategy

Talent Management and Development

Choose 1 Elective

Developing Reward and Compensation Systems

Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Choose 1 Elective

Analyzing Your Organization

Strategic Analysis

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


This graduate degree is designed for professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role. Ideal candidates will have earned a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA), have a high degree of advancement potential into an organizational leadership role and possess important personal and managerial attributes. Qualified applicants with 3 or more years’ full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role and cumulative undergraduate average 3.0 GPA are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores for admissions consideration. Applicants may compensate for deficiencies in their background by providing a strong score on the GMAT or GRE. Submitted GMAT or GRE scores must not be more than five years old. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80 Work Experience At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.

Apply for Government-Backed Assistance

Financial aid can come from a variety of sources, including federal loans and grants. Federal Direct (Stafford/Ford) Loans are available to graduate students and must be repaid, typically via installment payments, upon graduation. Providing nearly 14 million postsecondary students with over $150 billion a year in assistance, federal student aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America. Download a free Financial Aid Guide, which explains how to apply for federal loans and grants.


If you require financial assistance to finance your degree, your first step is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible after January 1 the year you plan to enroll. The FAFSA evaluates eligibility for federal student loans and other need-based aid such as scholarships, grants and loans. You will need to provide the school code for Michigan State University, which is 002290.

Federal Direct (Stafford/Ford) Loans



Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Broad College of Business has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953. AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

University Distinctions:

  • Ranked #1 and #2 in Supply Chain Management undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Rated one of the top 25 U.S. Business Schools by Forbes
  • Ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges 2014
  • Named by Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 50 “best value” public universities
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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 275 / Module
  • International students: $ 728 / Module
  • Ranking:
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