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Strategic Management and Executive Leadership program details

Online Master’s Degree Program for Strategic Leaders
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Earn a Master’s in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership

This program is AACSB Accredited

Prepare to lead organizations of any size at the highest level. This completely online program, offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business in partnership with Penn State World Campus, focuses on strategic thinking and leadership and is designed to help you master organizational strategies that drive effectiveness and performance. Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • interpret political, economic, sociocultural, and technological trends 
  • develop a long-term plan to deal with the changing environment
  • effectively implement strategy while making ethical decisions
  • share their ideas with multiple stakeholders and gain alignment from them
  • motivate their workforce and inspire others to follow

Maximum Flexibility — Designed for Busy Executives

The Penn State World Campus course format allows students to take advantage of features designed for their busy lifestyles, such as:

  • an online platform that allows you to study whenever, wherever
  • the option to complete weekly assignments at your own pace
  • the ability to customize your degree to suit your career goals
  • multiple start dates each year
  • freedom to take a semester off 

Individuals with less than 10 years of relevant work experience should consider the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership.

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Whether you are changing careers or aiming to advance in your current position, Penn State World Campus likely has the credential you need to make your next move. Explore all business programs.

Victoria Cerveny

I have to work late hours sometimes, and I also travel a lot for my work. I needed a program that would be flexible and online, where I wouldn’t have to be tied down to any certain time every week.

Victoria Cerveny

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This is the real Penn State. You will take the same classes with the same curriculum developed by the same professors who teach courses at our brick and mortar campuses. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.