Online Master of Science Degree in Management and Leadership

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Program at a Glance
  • Focus your studies in one of seven concentration areas.
  • Identify real-life professional challenges and build a resume of case studies and projects.
  • Design a capstone research project that integrates the theories explored in your online coursework with practical real-world application.
  • Recognize that every employee provides an opportunity to gain market insights into the culture, quality, and standards of the organization.
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Science in Management and Leadership Overview

Purdue Global’s online Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSM) degree program is designed to help you hone the skills needed to become a successful leader in today’s fast-paced business world.

This online master's degree in management program focuses on the most effective management and organizational strategies and concepts to help you make a difference in today’s dynamic and global business environment.

MSM Degree Concentrations

Concentrations can help you develop proficiencies that can apply to a future management profession. Choose from the following:

  • Global business: Understand the business impact of differences in cultural, political, economic, and legal systems. This concentration includes an educational travel abroad option that will allow students to participate either virtually or in person.
  • Health care management: Examine the role of management in improving the quality of health care services.
  • Human resources: Study human resources development (HRD) management processes from a strategic HR perspective.
  • Information technology: Study methods for finding innovative solutions to an ever-increasing array of IT challenges.
  • Leadership: Examine how to effectively lead individuals and teams within diverse corporate environments.
  • Organizational design and development: Discover how to align an organization's strategies, structures, and processes.
  • Project management: Focus on strategic project management with an emphasis on planning, executing, and managing a project.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership, you must possess a bachelor’s degree in the field of business from an accredited college or university or 45 credit hours of undergraduate coursework across the ACBSP's Common Professional Components (CPC).

Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

SHRM Approval

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Master of Science in Management and Leadership’s human resources concentration fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Career Opportunities

Earning your Master of Science in Management and Leadership degree online at Purdue Global can help you develop valuable skills that could be applied to a broad range of managerial and executive positions in virtually any industry.* Pursue business management and corporate leadership opportunities in the areas such as health care management, project management, operations, management of information systems, and human resources.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Coordination
  3. Social Perceptiveness
  4. Speaking
  5. Judgement and Decision Making

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Build the Core Skills and Competencies That Employers Demand

You will study how to:

  • Analyze the theories and trends in leadership, organizational behavior, social responsibility, and the ethics of making strategic business decisions.
  • Develop critical skills required to be a successful change agent—as an employee or consultant—to create an organizational culture that supports business strategy.
  • Examine organizational finance practices and human resource management in today's dynamic and global marketplace.

Academic Quality

The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the field of business.

Applicants with an MBA can enroll in the program without a Peregrine assessment or an undergraduate degree in business.

Coursework in the master's degree in management program is designed to help you develop business insights and leadership knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to your professional life.

Sample Courses
  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Management Theories and Practices
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
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Our master’s in management and leadership program allows you to complete four courses in one of seven designated concentrations:

  • Global business
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Leadership
  • Organizational design and development
  • Project management
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits40
  • Elective Credits16
  • Total Credits56

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

Program Brochure

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Certain finance positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.