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The Impact of Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods on Grocer's Supply Chain

The Impact of Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods on Grocer's Supply Chain

If one company best represents the advantages of applying continuous improvement and innovation in supply chains, that company is Amazon.


7 Ways to Better Understand Your Competitors

7 Ways to Better Understand Your Competitors

Business leaders must always keep an eye on the competition. Here are some helpful tips on how you can do it with tools that are readily available and easy to use.


How to Use the Brand Journalism Model in Hospitality Marketing

How to Use the Brand Journalism Model in Hospitality Marketing

The brand journalism model can help you market your hospitality business by publishing various types of online content – articles, videos, lists and how-to guides that establish your expertise and provide guests with real value.


Understanding the Difference Between Quantitative and Qualitative Analytics

Understanding the Difference Between Quantitative and Qualitative Analytics

For those interested in pursuing a career in business analytics, it’s critical to understand the differences between two distinctive types of data.


Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Taylor

Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor, Director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program at Michigan State University, discusses how supply chain is a broad, strategic profession that can propel students forward in their careers.


The Value of a Graduate Certificate

The Value of a Graduate Certificate

Graduate certificates can provide a more focused, cost-effective alternative to acquiring additional knowledge in a specialized field for professionals unable to make the time or financial commitment to earning a master's degree.


Why Forecasting is Essential in Supply Chain Management

Why Forecasting is Essential in Supply Chain Management

Explore supply chain forecasting methods and learn how they can support organizational success.


6-Step Guide to Ethical Decision-Making

6-Step Guide to Ethical Decision-Making

A multipart model for ethical decision-making can prepare business leaders and other professionals to navigate a range of organizational challenges and personal choices.


How to Develop Personal SMART Goals for Hospitality Staff

How to Develop Personal SMART Goals for Hospitality Staff

Setting strong goals for hospitality workers can be challenging, but the SMART methodology is a proven system that offers a clear path to success.


Using Analytics to Enhance Marketing and Sales

Using Analytics to Enhance Marketing and Sales

Whether your interest is primarily in marketing, sales or e-commerce, data analytics can be used to provide highly useful insights.


Faculty Spotlight: Jack Ninemeier

Faculty Spotlight: Jack Ninemeier

Professor Ninemeier speaks about the integrated nature of MSU’s hospitality program and its focus on the business of hospitality makes it a good fit for people seeking to enter the hospitality field.


MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

U.S. News & World Report released the latest edition of its Best Online Graduate Business Program rankings. Michigan State University's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership (MSMSL) took the number 16 spot in the non-MBA category.


MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

U.S. News & World Report released the latest edition of its Best Online Graduate Business Program rankings. Michigan State University's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership (MSMSL) took the number 16 spot in the non-MBA category.


MSU Faculty to Lead SCLA Peer Groups

MSU Faculty to Lead SCLA Peer Groups

Michigan State University Professors David Closs, PhD, and Judith Whipple, PhD, will lead discussion about the impact of technology on inventory planning and management during the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Annual Executive Business Forum.


Being an Effective Leader Without Losing Respect

Being an Effective Leader Without Losing Respect

Anyone who takes on a leadership position in an organization has a tough line to walk. So should managers choose compassionate leadership or “no more Mr. Nice Guy”?


Revisiting the Basics Can Help You Solve Sophisticated Hospitality Problems

Revisiting the Basics Can Help You Solve Sophisticated Hospitality Problems

These basic resources can be very helpful in addressing many of the problems confronting today’s hospitality operators.


7 Aspects of Business Analytics All Managers Should Understand

7 Aspects of Business Analytics All Managers Should Understand

Business analytics has become an important tool for developing detailed project plans and is key for managing how to invest and allocate resources.


Faculty Spotlight: Joe Potchen

Faculty Spotlight: Joe Potchen

The Michigan State alumnus is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and a visiting professor at his alma mater, where he teaches a business ethics course as part of the 100% online MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership program.


Supply Chains in the Eye of the Storm

Supply Chains in the Eye of the Storm

Supply chain managers have an array of SCM concepts, strategies and tools at their disposal to predict and mitigate disruptions caused by natural disasters.


Online MSL Students Participate in Spring Commencement

Online MSL Students Participate in Spring Commencement

More than 45 students in Michigan State University's 100%-online MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership program walked during the spring commencement ceremony.


Supply Chain Management Video Lecture

Supply Chain Management Video Lecture

Dr. David Closs explores the importance of Supply Chain Management by defining it in terms of the physical entities involved, and identifying key requirements for improving supply chain performance.


Course Collaboration Sparks Unlikely Friendship

Course Collaboration Sparks Unlikely Friendship

While earning their Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership degrees, Pam Hove and Kevin Gonzales found collaborating on coursework led them to a long-lasting friendship.


Distribution Fulfillment Video Lecture

Distribution Fulfillment Video Lecture

Wondering how your product gets into the marketplace? Dr. Bixby Cooper explains the outcomes of channel mapping, map links, and alternatives for flows and functions.


Connecting the Supply Chain Dots

Connecting the Supply Chain Dots

Jesus Gomez, a veteran supply chain professional in Austin, Texas, said Michigan State’s MS in Supply Chain Management program helped him better understand how to “make the supply chain more efficient and effective.”


MSU Supply Chain Class Merges Online Learning with Hands-on Experience

MSU Supply Chain Class Merges Online Learning with Hands-on Experience

One of the components that makes the MS in Supply Chain Management so unique is the capstone simulation course, which blends online and hands-on, face-to-face learning.


Manufacturing Planning & Control Video Lecture

Manufacturing Planning & Control Video Lecture

Dr. Sri Talluri takes you through the Manufacturing Planning and Control System process while taking a deeper look into the specific areas of manufacturing and supply chain management.


Knowledge and Endless Possibilities

Knowledge and Endless Possibilities

Learn how an assignment in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake inspired Rasheen Chatmon, a maintenance warrant officer in the U.S. Army, to pursue a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.


Strategic Sourcing Video Lecture

Strategic Sourcing Video Lecture

Learn the basic concepts of quality management, how they are applied and how they add value to procurement. Dr. Tobias Schoenherr shares his knowledge.


A Degree of Global Renown

A Degree of Global Renown

For Ana Cifuentes Gonzalez, a senior purchasing manager with German supermarket chain Lidl, the top-ranked MS in Supply Chain Management program at Michigan State University offered prestige and flexibility.



Strategic Negotiation Video Lecture

Strategic Negotiation Video Lecture

Think like a negotiator! Dr. Don Conlon explains the key concepts from research on the thinking patterns of negotiators.


Reward System for Success

Reward System for Success

While serving in the U.S. Navy, Jennifer earned an associate's in computer technologies, bachelor’s in computer science, master’s in business administration, before earning her Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership degree from MSU.


Strategic Human Resource Management Video Lecture

Strategic Human Resource Management Video Lecture

Discover the responsibilities of human resource management. Dr. John R. Hollenbeck discusses the roles and activities conducted by a company's human resource team.


MSU Student Spotlight - Xuesi Li

MSU Student Spotlight - Xuesi Li

Xuesi Li's passion for shoes and supply chain led her to, "The King of Supply Chain Talent." "I appreciated the education I received from Michigan State, which has shaped me into a strong person and prepared me to handle different challenges in the competitive business world," Li said. 


Reasons to Choose MSU for Supply Chain

Reasons to Choose MSU for Supply Chain


Mark Thompson, MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership

Mark Thompson, MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership

The Michigan business owner and Bronze Star recipient says he's already applying leadership and management principles he learned at Michigan State's Eli Broad College of Business.


 Strategic Leadership Video Lecture

Strategic Leadership Video Lecture

Dr. Robert Wiseman explains how to recognize the difference between a good and bad strategy. Learn how to outmaneuver your partners by the value proposition you offer.


Strategic Decision Making Video Lecture

Strategic Decision Making Video Lecture

Think of decision making as problem solving. Dr. Richard Z. Gooding takes you through the stages and steps of the problem-solving process.


Hospitality Leadership Video Lecture

Hospitality Leadership Video Lecture

Learn how to attract the very best people to your organization. Dr. Ron Cichy identifies the most important keys to becoming a successful leader.


Introduction to MSU's Eli Broad College of Business from Dean Sanjay Gupta

Introduction to MSU's Eli Broad College of Business from Dean Sanjay Gupta