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Quick Overview

Invest in your future, not in a campus. To guarantee affordable quality, we adjust your monthly tuition to match your local market.

Flexible pace
Complete an MBA in an average of 18 months. Work through the program at a flexible pace. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.
Courses: 12–19

With 26 courses on offer, personalizing your MBA is easy. Master five to seven competencies per course and pick a pathway based on your career goals, with support at every stage.

Specializations: 5
Want to earn your degree with a specialization? Choose a concentration, and then follow our guided sequence of courses. Become an expert in your chosen field.
“The world needs better prepared graduates.
The world needs more professionals with the right skills.”
This is a popular advanced degree, with nearly one in five students pursuing this degree. Many colleges and universities offer an online master’s degree. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the greatest number of degrees conferred in 2018-19 were in business.

Course Credits and Duration

The program is spread over 144 credits and may take 2 to 3 years to complete, depending upon the schedule selected by the student.

Skills To Drive Your Career
How will you stand out in a crowded job market? Why would an investor believe in your idea? MSU MBA is a rigorous response to the emerging needs of a highly skilled, future-focused workforce. Harness relevant skills, from leading people to building sustainability in developed and emerging economies – and advance in your career.

A MSU MBA is designed for experienced professionals ready to move forward in life – perhaps you're pivoting from one career to another or accelerating in your current trajectory. Benefit with a specialized degree if you focus your MBA on a specific field of expertise. Choose from five specializations: Sustainability, Doing Business Across the World, Enabling E-Commerce, Advanced AI & the Future of Automation, and Managing Hyperconnectivity.

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Why MBA At MSU ?

Perhaps you’re already working. Maybe you’re crafting a business plan.
Why stop? At MSU , you’ll demonstrate what you can do, not what you’ve read in a book.
Apply your work experience to academic concepts that connect with real-world business scenarios and gain knowledge relevant to your ideal career.

At MSU, our curriculum is developed by trusted experts: a combination of global industry specialists, faculty, and professional business organizations.
Workforce data tells us what employers want spend your MBA mastering precisely that.

How Much It Costs
Select from one of the following options to see how many courses you’ll need to complete to earn your degree.
Do you have an undergraduate degree in a business-related field? Do you want to earn a degree with a specialization? Your answers are factored into the time and cost of a MSU MBA.1 Pay monthly, or in six month installments. Or pay 12 months upfront to save 3% on your annual tuition.
I have an undergraduate degree in a business-related field
Time it Takes Per Course
Each course is a series of six modules, which collectively take six to eight weeks to complete. You'll progress toward mastering five to seven competencies per course through a combination of assessments. Formative assessments take place throughout the courses to help you gain skills; summative assessments enable you to reflect on and embed your learning.
Partnering with
industry leaders
We surveyed industry leaders who employ more than 3 million people worldwide. Executives from the following companies and many more participated in our global employer needs survey to help inform our curriculum design.
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Accounting and Financial Reporting engages learners in applying the principles of corporate finance and accounting to business decision making. Course topics include financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, accounting analytics, and communications and vocabulary related to financial statements. Learners reconcile financial transactions and accounting records, and examine the implications of international differences in accounting frameworks and financial reporting requirements.

Financial Decision Making prepares learners to apply financial data to make financing, investment, and business decisions that create value for the firm and align with internal financial priorities. Learners evaluate the firm’s capital needs by applying their corporate finance and decision-making skills to financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, operational and investment options, and the use of fintech and emerging financial services. Learners build advanced financial models and apply them to corporate finance situations and financial risk management. This course prepares learners to apply key technologies to inform financial decision making.

Leadership and Organizational Development examines individual and group interaction and helps learners gain a deeper understanding of how human behavior drives organizational behavior and development.  Drawing from neuroscience and cognitive science perspectives, learners transition from manager to leader through the lens of managing self, others, teams, and relationships. Learners examine the principles of motivation, communication, leadership, organizational development and change relevant to contemporary issues.

Marketing Strategy focuses on advanced marketing and leadership skills required in today’s fast-paced technology-driven global economy. Learners prepare for roles within the field of marketing, and gain a solid understanding of the role of marketing, both in traditional and digital platforms, in defining and maintaining a brand and in meeting business objectives. Learners examine how technology and transformational approaches are critical to developing future-forward marketing strategies. Topics include leadership, strategic partnerships, and negotiating skills that are key contributors to successful business growth and company culture.

Technology and Operations Management provides a comprehensive overview of technology utilization to drive a competitive advantage for company operations. Learners explore various technology solutions for business process automation, including value proposition analysis across organization functions. Learners also analyze how technology can be leveraged to improve product development during the four lifecycle phases. The course provides a detailed overview of the impact of technology on various operating models such as manufacturing, supply chain management, customer facing, product development, and support functions (e.g.HR and finance).

Global Business provides learners with an expansive understanding of international markets and how to manage cross-border transactions in order to effectively operate and compete in global, local, and emerging markets. The course focuses on the complexities, strategies, risk, and rewards that arise due to liquid borders, technology, cross-cultural and political issues, international organizations (WTO, IMF, World Bank), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), trade agreements, foreign direct investment (FDI) in emerging markets, currency risk, challenges and sustainability. Learners develop a market entry strategy analysis for a business operating in the global, glocal, or local environment.

Strategy examines how the success of any organization is based in part on how effectively strategy is incorporated into the overall mission and vision of the organization. In Organizational Strategy, learners develop an understanding of how adaptability and flexibility are two key aspects of a successful strategy. In many cases, the organization creates, adapts, and remains flexible with its strategy based on the environment in which the organization operates. Learners examine applied principles and frameworks of a successful strategy along with the tools needed to understand how to formulate the appropriate strategy. Learners apply these principles and tools across various industries and markets with the goal of creating a strategy which sustains and/or increases the competitive position of the firm. Strategy places importance on scanning the environment and keeping the strategy flexible and adaptable. This course focuses on the domestic and international strategic approaches needed to solve business challenges, integrating all of the tools related to strategy formulation. Learners perform an external scanning and risk analysis as part of strategy formulation.

Introduction to Intrapreneurship and Innovation provides a framework for how employees with an entrepreneurial mindset can navigate the complex and challenging environments within existing organizations to bring about a meaningful, practical, and effective change. This course focuses on the need for an innovative mindset and explores the concept of intrapreneurship and how it can take place from within an organization. Learners identify and navigate radical and incremental innovation. This course provides a roadmap for how individuals can plan, present, and execute innovative and entrepreneurial approaches. Learners explore how supporting this kind of entrepreneurial culture within the workplace environment can help attract and retain employees who are entrepreneurial-minded but not yet ready or able to start or join a new venture, or who desire to drive innovation within existing firms or institutions.

Business Capstone — Entrepreneurial Focus concentrates on the many dimensions of the entrepreneurial spirit in alignment with new venture creation and growth on the international stage. The principles and concepts apply to entrepreneurship in corporate for-profit and nonprofit settings. This course focuses on content and process questions as well as formulation and implementation issues related to conceptualizing, developing, and managing successful new ventures both nationally and internationally. Learners will apply and synthesize concepts and techniques from functional areas of strategic management, finance, accounting, managerial economics, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior in the context of new venture development.

Business Capstone — Intrapreneurial Focus examines ways in which innovative corporations cultivate entrepreneurial-minded individuals to become actively engaged in creating new business opportunities within the firm. Learners explore the principles and concepts applied by intrapreneurial individuals in for-profit and non-profit entities. Learners investigate content and process questions as well as formulation and implementation issues related to conceptualizing, developing, and managing successful new ventures, both nationally and internationally. Learners will apply and synthesize concepts and techniques from functional areas of strategic management, finance, accounting, managerial economics, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior in the context of creating an entrepreneurial venture within an organization.