MS in Strategic Management

Achieve an MS in Strategic Management on your terms.

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, including:

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

Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule

Designed for professionals with five or more years of experience in manager-level decision making, this 30 credit-hour graduate degree can be completed in 15 months to three years, advancing your career at a pace that fits your life.

Application Deadline

August 1

Starting Term: Fall 2021

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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.

Now is the time to go from moment to momentum.

Typical Plan of Study—MS in Strategic Management

Year One
FallBUKD-U710Strategic Management and Leadership3
WinterBUKD-C580Operations Management3
WinterBUKD-C549Decision-Making and Leadership3
SpringBUKD-U701Strategic Competitive Analysis3
Spring Elective3
SummerBUKD-U714 International Competitive Strategy3

Year Two
FallBUKD-C570Strategic Marketing Management3
FallBUKD-U702Organization Designs for Strategic Advantage3
WinterBUKD-C562Developing Strategic Capabilities3

Total Credits for Program: 30

Note: Course schedule and term offerings subject to change.

Elective Courses - Choose Two of the Four Courses Below:

WinterBUKD-C524Strategic Entrepreneurship
SpringBUKD-C526Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
or Fall
BUKD-C565Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy
or Winter
BUKD-U723Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Course Descriptions

MS Programs Overview

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