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Purdue University Global | MS in Management and Leadership

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership 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

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Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership at Purdue University Global should have an enthusiasm toward management theory and practical application. Students need a bachelor's degree in the field of business from an accredited institution; however, those without a degree in this field can show their competency by passing a Peregrine entrance exam. If they do not earn a passing score, students are required to take up to 8 modules in business knowledge areas. All applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership offers students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and to learn about management theory, apply management theory to effect change, and develop their own management style. Other topics of study include business communications, HR management, organizational excellence, consulting, action research, and strategic financial analysis. 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 at the executive level in a wide variety of fields. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).* The following concentrations allow students to develop proficiencies to support professional advancement in one of the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Project Management

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.†

*For more information on Purdue Global's ACBSP accreditation, visit

†Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.

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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)

Concentration Courses (16 credits)

Students can choose a concentration from the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Organizational design and development
  • Project management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Purdue Global's Master of Science 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
  • Management analyst
  • Sales manager

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

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