MS in Strategic Management

Kelley Direct students and faculty at an on-campus event. Online MS in Strategic Management students learn from the same faculty who teach in Kelley’s in-residence programs.

Open new leadership paths with the online MS in Strategic Management

An online MS in Strategic Management is the perfect fit for mid- and advanced-career professionals looking to bolster their resume and enhance their capabilities for strategic leadership and planning. This program builds your problem-solving expertise and leadership abilities, delivering the expertise you need to manage organizations—for-profit and nonprofit—and guide them to success.  At Kelley, you’ll open up new paths and opportunities, finding your management knowledge and leadership ability growing with each course.

You’ll cover management topics in depth and experience an in-residence capstone to integrate the concepts, including:

  • Organizational development and change
  • Strategic thinking
  • Operations management
  • Competitive analysis
  • Entrepreneurship

July 1

Final application deadline for fall 2023

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Get ready for more success

With an online MS in Strategic Management, you’ll be prepared to lead any organization—corporate, government, nonprofit, or your own. The curriculum is designed with course sequencing and a prerequisite structure in mind to intentionally build a strong foundation of skills across management concepts. Students will complete the program in 15 months with limited opportunity to lengthen the timeline.

Now is the time to go from moment to momentum.

Required courses

Term 1BUKD-C562Developing Strategic Capabilities3
Term 1BUKD-U702Organizational Behavior & Decision-Making3
Term 2BUKD-U701Strategic Competitive Analysis3
Term 2BUKD-U728Leadership & People Management3
Term 3BUKD-J500Corporate Governance3
Term 3BUKD-J502Corporate Strategy3
Term 4Electives6
Term 5BUKD-J525Capstone Experience3
Term 5Elective3

Elective courses (9 credits)

Choose two electives in term 4 and one in term 5. You can mix and match electives across a variety of disciplines such as strategy, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and international business—or concentrate in one area for depth of knowledge.

BUKD-C512Leadership, Teams, & Inclusion3
BUKD-C524*Strategic Entrepreneurship3
BUKD-C526*Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation3
BUKD-C565Thinking Strategically: Game Theory & Business Strategy3
BUKD-J541*Consulting Process & Management3
BUKD-U700Power, Persuasion, Influence, & Negotiation3
BUKD-U714International Competitive Strategy3
BUKD-U723Strategic Management of Technology & Innovation3
BUEX-C525Self Leadership3
BUKD-X571Navigating the Global Business Environment3

Total credits for program: 30

*Limited availability

MS programs overview

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