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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.


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.


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.


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.


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”?


How Hiring the Right People Can Increase Overall Hotel Quality

How Hiring the Right People Can Increase Overall Hotel Quality

Hospitality leaders want to hire and retain great employees with a positive attitude and the appropriate knowledge and skills, or the ability to learn and acquire them.


Actionable Tips to Analyze Unstructured Data

Actionable Tips to Analyze Unstructured Data

Structured information can define or identify behaviors while unstructured data provides a more complete explanation, description or prediction of a particular behavior or change in demand. The key is to extract what you need to know to make informed decisions for your organization.


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.


Distribution Center Best Practices

Distribution Center Best Practices

Distribution centers are driven by technology and focus on relationships with suppliers and customers. Safe and efficient practices are necessary to reduce errors, labor and cycle time, and increase accuracy and service.


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.


The Keys to Resilient Customer Service

The Keys to Resilient Customer Service

Happy guests stem from a happy staff.  This discussion is especially important in the hospitality industry, where service makes all the difference. Read about three useful tactics that encourage your staff to be more caring, warm and empathetic towards guests.


Using Data-Driven Recruitment to Bolster Engagement and Productivity

Using Data-Driven Recruitment to Bolster Engagement and Productivity

A number of corporations are learning how to gather big data through behavioral analyses and other methods to reveal the things they don’t know or aren’t even thinking about when it comes to prospective employees.


How to Manage a Green Stadium Through Supply Chain Management

How to Manage a Green Stadium Through Supply Chain Management

With a focus on sustainability, the NFL has taken steps to "go green" through the use of supply chain management. Read on to discover how the NFL is already accomplishing its goal, and what strategies they are using to reduce waste and improve stadium sustainability.


Qualities of Effective Change Agents

Qualities of Effective Change Agents

Organizations are looking to change agents to execute new processes and help employees adjust to new ways of doing things in a business climate influenced by technology, globalization and shifting customer demands.


Maintaining Your Property with an Emphasis on Guest Safety

Maintaining Your Property with an Emphasis on Guest Safety

Adhering to property maintenance standards should be a consistent priority for every owner and manager of a hospitality organization. A focus on guest safety must be an important part of this effort.  Here you will find tips about how safety concerns can be integrated with maintenance activities.


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.


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.”


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.



Reasons to Choose MSU for Supply Chain

Reasons to Choose MSU for Supply Chain


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.


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 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. 


 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