MSMEL Online

Strategic Management and Executive Leadership

12 months
1236 USD/credit 37080 USD/year
1236 USD/credit 37080 USD/year
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Prepare to lead organizations at the highest level. This Strategic Management and Executive Leadership program at Pennsylvania State University focuses on strategic thinking and leadership and is designed to help you master organizational strategies that drive effectiveness and performance.


The online Master's in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership at Pennsylvania State University is designed to help you develop your ability to think strategically and to learn to embrace the language and process of strategy: from the formulation of effective strategies, to understanding the process of strategy implementation, to building a culture and commitment across the organization.

This specialized master’s degree can help you transition from a functional manager to an organization’s executive leader. You will rise above the day-to-day operations and develop the strategic thinking skills to:

  • interpret and read macro trends (political, economic, sociocultural, technological, demographic)
  • determine how these trends will impact the organization
  • analyze the competitive landscape to carve out a strong market position and competitive advantage
  • develop a long-term plan to deal with the changing environment
  • share your ideas with multiple stakeholders and gain alignment from them
  • effectively implement strategy while making ethical decisions
  • motivate your workforce and inspire others to follow


Tailor your degree by selecting a concentration that suits your unique career goals, plays to your strengths, and/or improves your overall marketability. You may select from one of three concentrations:

  • Business Sustainability Strategy. Gain the knowledge to implement sustainability practices into core business strategy and operations.
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Explore the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship so you can support a corporate culture that fosters positive change and forward thinking.
  • Negotiation and Influence. Develop critical negotiation skills and knowledge that can help you identify and gain sources of power at work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change
  • Strategic Leading and Identity
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Power and Influence
  • Sustainability Strategy Development
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiation Theory and Skills

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (2)
  • Vita or Résumé
  • Personal Statement OR Statement of Purpose — A two- to three-page essay articulating career and educational goals that demonstrate your written communication skills.
  • Video Interview – Some candidates may be asked to participate in a video interview as part of the admissions process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1236 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1236 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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