• Course Delivery
    76% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Strategic Management, MS

Master of Science

Strategic managers analyze a business's external and internal environments with the objective of making the business competitive, productive, and profitable. They identify and clarify a business's development needs and objectives, and monitor the business's progress within the competitive marketplace to ensure the business meets important benchmarks.

As a student in the Master of Science in Strategic Management program, you complete 30 credits of course work, including Kelley Connect Week, an intense academic and networking week on the Bloomington campus.

You may take courses in strategic capabilities, strategic thinking, strategic marketing management, operations management, strategic competitive analysis, organizational designs for strategic advantage, strategic management and leadership, international competitive strategy, strategic management of technology and innovation, and much more.

The program also offers you the option of adding an M.B.A. for a dual degree that you can complete in less time than it would take to pursue the M.S. and M.B.A. independently.

The M.S. in Strategic Management sharpens your problem-solving capabilities and analytical expertise, and gives you a deeper understanding of the corporate landscape. When you graduate, you know the functions of a business enterprise. In addition, you have:

  • a solid background in selected disciplines and analytical tools.
  • a working knowledge of theories and concepts used for assessing competitive conditions, evaluating corporate capabilities, and identifying means for establishing a competitive advantage.


  • BUKD-C 549Decision-Making and Leadership3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 562Developing Strategic Capabilities3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 570Strategic Marketing Management3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 580Operations Management3 Credits
  • BUKD-U 701Strategic Competitive Analysis3 Credits
  • BUKD-U 702Organizational Designs for Strategic Advantage 3 Credits
  • BUKD-U 710Strategic Management and Leadership3 Credits
  • BUKD-U 714International Competitive Strategy3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1330.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3990.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1330.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3990.00

Rate is determined by program of enrollment.

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  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

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