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MS in Management

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management program is designed to prepare students to pursue leadership roles in various business areas in a variety of industries. Learn more about the online Master of Science in Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management and Leadership

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in the MS in Management and Leadership at Purdue University Global should have an enthusiasm towards management theory and practical application.

In order to apply to the program, students must provide evidence of bachelor's degree completion with an accredited school or prove that they have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours in undergraduate coursework across Common Professional Components (CPC) aligned with Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Description:

Purdue's MS in Management and Leadership offers students the opportunity to learn about management theory, apply management theory to affect change, and develop their own management style. Students will also have the chance to evaluate case studies and utilize learning in a real-world scenario by participating in a capstone project. The program's coursework may help students to acquire skills that they can use in day-to-day managerial functions.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

56 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Management and Leadership:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (40 credits)

  • Business Communications (4 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
  • Management Theories and Practices I (4 credits)
  • Management Theories and Practices II (4 credits)
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I (4 credits)
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II (4 credits)
  • Organizational Excellence and Change (4 credits)
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills (4 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Analysis (4 credits)
  • Applied Research Project (4 credits)

Open Elective Requirements Requirements (16 credits)

  • Students must complete at least 16 credits of open elective requirements.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Purdue University Global MS in Management and Leadership program may want to bolster their education by pursuing graduate certificates in specialization area. Alternately, students can choose to pursue a terminal doctorate level degree in the field of business or management.

Potential certificates and degrees incluide:

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Ph.D in Management
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership program gives students the opportunity to learn business management theory and its real world application. Students attending the program may be interested in leadership roles in various industries.

Examples of interesting careers for students of this program include:

  • General operations manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Sales Supervisor

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