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Purdue University Global | MS in Management - Leadership

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a Leadership concentration offers students the opportunity to study leadership approaches and methodologies. Learn more about Purdue University Global's MS in Management - Leadership here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Leadership

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership should have a passion for managerial theory and practice.

Those who wish to apply to graduate programs with Purdue University Global must first provide evidence of bachelor's degree completion with an accredited school or have 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 with a concentration in Leadership allows students to develop their own leadership style, apply management practices to effect change, and evaluate organizational decisions, both in terms of ethical implications and in terms of their effectiveness. Professional competencies are integrated throughout the academic program. In addition to learning business leadership theory, students will have the opportunity to look at case studies and participate in a capstone project, which merges theoretical learning with real-world application. Those students who wish to achieve high-level managerial positions in their fields will benefit the most from the MS in Management and Leadership program.

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 MS in Leadership and Management with a concentration in Management:

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

Leadership Concentration Electives (16 credits)

  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • Organization Diagnosis and Design
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Transformational Leadership

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership program may be interested in pursuing graduate-level or post-graduate certificate programs related to management and leadership. Examples include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (available at Purdue University Global)
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (available at Purdue University Global)
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership program may choose to go on to organizational management positions in their fields. Such careers might include:

  • Management analyst
  • Organizational manager
  • Program designer
  • Administrative service manager
  • Corporate trainer

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