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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.