This graduate degree is designed for professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role. Ideal candidates will have earned a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA), have a high degree of advancement potential into an organizational leadership role and possess important personal and managerial attributes.
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To be considered for MSU’s online M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership, you must have:
Admissions decisions are determined by several factors, including: quantity and quality of professional and/or military experience; academic degrees (including graduate degrees) and GPAs; institution(s) where credits were earned; letters of recommendation; and the statement of intention. Applicants may be requested to submit GMAT scores based on these criteria.
Qualified applicants with 3 or more years’ full-time managerial experience in a supervisory role and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are typically not required to submit GMAT scores for admissions consideration.
Applicants who have earned below a cumulative 3.0 GPA, especially from non-regionally accredited institutions, are encouraged to provide a strong GMAT score along with their application.
Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 from non-regionally accredited institutions or for-profit institutions may be asked to take a GMAT depending upon the quality of their overall application. Submitted GMAT scores must not be more than five years old.
Applicants must submit the following items:
At the sole discretion of Michigan State University, up to 9 graduate credit hours (excluding research and thesis credits) may be transferred from other postsecondary accredited institutions of comparable academic quality. Only courses in which at least a 3.0 grade or its equivalent was received will be considered for transfer. Transfer credit can only be used towards a master’s degree of 30 credits minimum (such as the M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership).
For additional details on the Broad Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership program at MSU, complete our brief request form. We look forward to connecting.