New Master Certificate From Michigan State Builds In-Demand Strategic Leadership and Management Skills - 100% Online MSU's new Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Management helps professionals meet today's unique leadership challenges

TAMPA, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As businesses develop ever closer linkages between employee performance, strategy and organizational goals, managers and leaders who can align such efforts are in high demand. Completing a Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Management, now offered 100% online from Michigan State University (MSU), helps individuals capitalize on this trend by adding standout leadership skills and credentials to their resumes.

This new program from MSU, ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, lets students study anytime, anywhere while developing the sought-after skills to make strategic decisions, create corporate value and strengthen competitive advantages. Through video-based e-learning, powered by dynamic multi-media technology from University Alliance, students take four eight-week courses from MSU's leading global research faculty, the same graduate-level professors who teach on campus. Classes feature instructor-led videos that can be watched online or downloaded to mobile devices, as well as opportunities for real-time interaction with instructors and classmates in chat rooms and discussion boards.

"In today's global economy, companies need employees who can drive organizational success and bring strategic leadership and management skills to all types of positions," said Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D., The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of MSU's Broad College of Business, ranked a top-20 U.S. business school by Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. "The specialized knowledge students gain in this program can help them positively impact the strategic direction of their organization and, ultimately, their career."

For more information or to enroll in MSU's online certificate programs, please call 800-605-5383 or visit Open enrollment begins April 2012 with classes starting in June.

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. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, the University of San Francisco, The University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, New England College, and Tulane University's Freeman School of Business.

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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