Award-Winning Professors to Teach New Michigan State University Online Courses Professionals Worldwide Can Learn From Two Honorees Through 100% Online Certificate Programs in Strategic Leadership & Management and Supply Chain Management

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Students across the globe now have the opportunity to learn from two award-winning Michigan State University professors in two new online certificate programs. Robert Wiseman, PhD, and Tobias Schoenherr, PhD, CSCP, have been honored for their contributions and ground-breaking work.

Dr. Wiseman was named a 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network's 2012 Awards for Excellence, for his paper, "Compensation framing and the risk taking behavior of the CEO: Testing the influence of alternate reference points." Dr. Schoenherr was selected for the 2012 Withrow Emerging Scholar award, honoring faculty members making substantial contributions to research, teaching and service early in their careers.

These award-winning professors teach in MSU's online Master Certificates in Strategic Organizational Leadership and Management and Supply Chain Management programs. Dr. Wiseman, Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Management and Chair of the Department of Management, teaches Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management in the Strategic Leadership and Management program. Dr. Schoenherr, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, is the online Strategic Sourcing Professor in the Supply Chain Management certificate program.

MSU's certificate programs are designed for working professionals who wish to earn prestigious MSU credentials and advance their career potential by developing effective leadership, strategic management or procurement skills. With leading scholars like Dr. Wiseman and Dr. Schoenherr teaching the online courses, students learn the latest concepts and applications from cutting-edge research. This is a benefit of online courses only available from a major research institution like Michigan State University.

MSU's Broad College of Business offers both programs 100% online in partnership with University Alliance. Students of MSU's online programs have 24/7 access to professor-led courses that include streaming video lectures, online discussion boards, live chat rooms and email, as well as MP3 and MP4 lectures available for download to most mobile devices. Participants will now have access to MSU's renowned campus-based, master's-level faculty through the convenient online platform.

To learn more about Michigan State's Master Certificates in Supply Chain Management and Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership and Management, visit or call 855-300-1310.

For more information about the awards, visit

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

About University Alliance

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.

Contact Information:

Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328

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