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Master's Degrees

Master’s Degrees

MS in Management, Strategy, and Leadership

Taught entirely online, the MS in Management, Strategy, and Leadership will challenge you to develop forward-thinking solutions and enhance influential leadership styles. Courses will cover the latest thinking in the following key areas:

    • strategy
    • human resource management
    • leadership
    • decision making
    • team management

MBA Concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM)

The campus MBA program in the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management requires students to select one concentration. The Department of Management offers a 12-credit concentration in human resource management.

The human resource management (HRM) MBA concentration at Michigan State University is designed to help you better understand the critical role of human resources in an organization’s success and how an organization’s people can be effectively utilized to achieve competitive advantage. Our goal is to help you better understand, identify, and solve the range of problems that arise when managing and leading a diverse set of people. This program prepares you for functional and leadership roles in an organization’s HR department through a blend of conceptual understanding and application. Our faculty includes some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the area of human resource management.

The long and successful history of MSU’s MBA HR management concentration includes being ranked #2 by the Financial Times and an excellent history of placement including many well-known companies. The vast majority of students (90% +) receive paid internships and have accepted full-time job offers (80% +) prior to graduation.
Learn more about the HRM concentration

Other master’s-level courses

The following courses are also offered by the Management Department. Except as noted, each may be used to fulfill the requirements of any MGT concentration:


    (3 credits)
    Management challenges and roles in a multinational business. Topics include the international environment, strategic planning in global firms, managing people in international organizations, and the future of international management.

    (variable credit)
    Advanced topics in management, taught on an occasional basis. Offerings may cover such topics as Teambuilding and Group Performance, Social Responsibility and Ethical Management, or Organization Development. (Note: MBA students may enroll multiple times for a maximum of nine credits, provided that each enrollment is for a different topic.)


    (3 credits)
    Negotiation and bargaining to manage people and interpersonal relations. Developmental processes, stages, and types of conflict. Conflict management and resolution.

    (variable credit)
    Faculty-supervised independent study. Topic arranged by agreement between faculty sponsor and student. (Note: MBA students may enroll multiple times at 1-3 credits per time for a maximum of 9 credits; PhD students may enroll multiple times at 1-3 credits per time for a maximum of 12 credits.)

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